The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: Sept. 3, 2010

Photo of the Week

George Hamilton (center), from the San Antonio Vet Center, spoke at the Student Veteran Orientation hosted by VA Coordinator Karen Wyatt (right) on Tuesday.


Our Lady’s Chapel Mass Services
All are welcome.

  • Noon, Monday – Thursday. Less than 30 minutes in consideration of those on their lunch hour
  • Spanish Mass at noon on Fridays
  • Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m.
  • Sunday Mass at 8 p.m.
  • Liturgy of the Hours evening prayer at 5 p.m. every Wednesday


The Student Center & Leadership Activities booth at the season’s first tailgate party celebrated with a spirit station with hairspray, cheek tattoos, and body paint. They sold the official UIW tailgate t-shirt for $5, which are still available at the Campus Life Office in Marian Hall.

Phonathon Seeks Volunteers
Faculty, staff and administrator volunteers are needed to help make calls to UIW alumni. Phonathon begins Saturday, Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the ICC business center.On Sunday, there will be two three-hour shifts between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. and on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, volunteers will make calls from 6-9 p.m. Food will be provided, so come enjoy the camaraderie helping to raise gifts for the UIW Annual Fund. For more information or to schedule your volunteer shift time and date, contact Patrick Greener at (210) 805-5832 or

Extended Run Players Performance
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the death of one of our country’s most prolific writers, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known throughout history as Mark Twain. In a one-of-a-kind tribute to the wit and satire of this beloved author, the Extended Run Players will present a unique adaptation by Bettye Jo Shyrock called “Tales from Terrific Twain.” The performance will be presented in a sketch comedy format. Performances will be at 7 p.m.Sept.10 and 11and at 2 p.m. Sept. 12 in the Coates Theatre. All proceeds benefit endowed theatre scholarships.

Upcoming Athletics Events
Click here for the UIW athletics schedule.

8th Annual Chips & Salsa
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Chips & Salsa with live music provided by Orchestra Tropicante. Learn some of the famous Latin dances such as bachata, merengue and salsa. Chips & Salsa is free for the entire community and starts at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 in Marian Hall Ballroom. Suggested attire is dress to impress, and there will be a Best Dressed Contest and Best Couples Dance Competition. Sponsored by Residence Life and CAB. For more information, contact Liz Valerio at (210) 283-5024 or

Department News

Banner Budget Training Class
Learn how to be a successful budget manager for your department in the new fiscal year. Three sessions are available to teach you how to read and understand your budgets. Sessions will be from 9-10:30 a.m. Sept. 8-10 in G-16 training room in the basement of the library. You must have access to your departmental budget before signing up for the class, and you must have taken the Banner Navigational Course offered through the IT Department. The class is limited to eight participants per session, so e-mail Tom Duckworth at to schedule your session. He will confirm your class date.

Community News

Bereavement Notice
Julie Weber, online director of marketing, is mourning the loss of her grandmother Rose Helen Huston Linnartz. Rose was 95 years old. She also attended Incarnate Word College.

Holiday Food Service Hours
Food service for Monday, Sept. 6

Marian Hall

  • 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.


  • 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Business Plan Competition
The H-E-B School of Business and Administration and the Mexican American Business Institute (MABI) are launching the second Business Plan Competition that encourages students to transform a business idea from the concept phase to a full business plan ready to be implemented. Students will be developing new and successful business enterprise ideas that can help the economic growth in our community. This event is open to all UIW students. The competition will include cash prizes for the best developed business plan and other categories. A series of workshops will help participants develop a successful business plan. Registration for the competition is open until Sept. 20. For more information, contact Dr. Jose F. Moreno at or (210) 930-8011.

Medical Tourism Research Conference Abstracts
The Center for Medical Tourism invites submissions of original research for presentation at thesecond annualMedical Tourism Research Conference. Research can focus on business, clinical, economic, ethical, legal, marketing, operational, policy, social justice, and societal impacts of the international healthcare industry. Abstract submissions are peer reviewed, and must be submitted online by Oct.15 to The conference will be from Feb. 23-25 in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit or contact Dr. David G. Vequist IV at (210) 805-5825 or

Nursing Building Webcam
Watch the progress of the nursing building renovation via the webcam link at

Jingle Bell Raffle
Could you use an extra $5,000? Enter the Jingle Bell Raffle for a chance to win a $5,000 credit toward the credit card of your choice. Tickets cost $10 each.The winner will be drawn at Light the Way on Nov. 20. You don’t have to be present to win. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit UIW scholarships. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Andrea Hofstetter at or 829-6075.

Faculty Focus

Commitment and Dedication Award
The Council on American Islamic Relations-San Antonio (CAIR-SA) presented Sr. Martha Ann Kirk a "Commitment and Dedication Award in recognition of your dedicated efforts, leadership and inspiration in the development and promotion of Interfaith Harmony," at the seventh annual Interfaith Ramadan Iftar on Aug. 29. At the ceremony, she gave a presentation on "Peace Building in Iraq" from her recent research trip there focused on education and health care done by Muslims inspired by Fethullah Gulen, which are contributing to stabilizing and improving the area.

Biology Activites
Dr. Christy MacKinnon and Dr. Russell Raymond, department of biology,were accepted as participating faculty members representing UIW in the Genomics Education Partnership at Washington University, St. Louis. They attended a workshop June 20-25 on gene annotation using Drosophilia genomes. MacKinnon also attended the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences Seminar for Department Chairs in July and a workshop on new teaching activities in gene annotation and bioinformatics in May.

Physical Education In-Service
Dr. Bill Carleton, human performance, provided a two day in-service for Physical Education teachers in Del Rio on Aug. 17 and 18. He enjoyed reuniting with two UIW graduates who are teaching in Del Rio.

Media Guide Forms Needed
Thanks to all who have already responded. We’re still waiting on most of the forms. Please return the form to Ashley Festa at indicating whether you are willing to participate. Even a “no” response is helpful for our records. If you did not receive a form, e-mail Ashley and she’ll send you one.

To share your news with the UIW community, send your announcements and accomplishments to Ashley Festa at  

High Schools

SACHS Retreat Night
Chili’s proudly supports St Anthony Catholic High School Retreat Program! Pick up the Chili’s flier at SACHS, present it when you order, and Chili’s will donate 10 percent of sales to the school. SACHS Retreat Night will be from 4-10 p.m. Sept. 6,13 and 20 at the Chili’s in The Quarry Market. For more information, contact Alejandro Calderon at

SAIW Theatre Company Productions
The 2010-11 St. Anthony/Incarnate Word theatre season will offer Greek Stories: From Artemis to Zeus – Sept. 9-11 at 7 p.m. in the Incarnate Word High School gymnasium. A truly epic cast takes the audience on a journey through a world filled with gods, nymphs, and many well known myths. Tickets cost $6 for adults, $5 for students and $3 for children. Shows will be. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Lara Willars at or call the main office at (210) 829–3100.

College Connection
The College Connection for Incarnate Word High School students will begin with a welcome at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 in the IWHS McGowen Gymnasium. There will be programs throughout the day. For more information, contact Mónica L. Solís-Hoefl, IWHS Director of Guidance, (210) 829-3110 or

Great Day SA Performance
SACHS freshman Sarah Centeno will perform on Great Day SA on KENS 5 on Sept. 13 to promote Jazz Alive. She will perform at Jazz Alive at noon, Sept. 19 in Travis Park. Admission is free to Jazz Alive.

Fourth Annual Shamrock Classic
Incarnate Word High School will kick off its fourth annual Shamrock Classic with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Hyatt Hill Country Golf Club, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr. Proceeds will benefit IWHS activities and athletic programs. Registration forms are available at For more information, contact Nicki Gonzalez at (210) 829.3122 or

SACHS Comedy Night
St Anthony Catholic High School presents Comedy Night themed “A Night of Masquerade” from 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 in Marian Hall. Tickets are available for those 21 and older, and cost $25 per person. There will be a dinner, dancing, comedy acts and door prizes. Costumes are welcome. For more information, contact Eydie Villalpando at 854-7750 or; Grace DeJesus at 744-8226 or; or Sylvia Leon at 241-1029 or

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Our prayers and sympathy go to:

  • Rose Lee ’59 (BS) and Donald Hoelscher & family on the recent loss of her mother, Rose Helen Huston Linnartz (IWC former student).
  • The family of Margaret Arnold Ballard ’43 (BSN) on her recent death.

DVD Rentals
Use the promotion code 12345 to get a DVD rental at 50 percent off the first night at the kiosk in Marian Hall. The code will be valid for the rest of the year.

5K Run/Walk
St. Peter Prince of Apostles Catholic School will hold its first 5K run/walk beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 behind the UIW Natatorium. The run/walk will go through the beautiful campus of UIW, rain or shine. There will be medals awarded to the winners. The entry fee is $10 per person, and early registration is encouraged but not required. For more information or to register, call Jacob Saucedo or Maria Littlefield at 824-3171, or visit