The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: Oct. 1, 2010

Photo of the Week

The Rev. Trevor Alexander passed out samples of his wife’s delicious Sheppard’s pie at the International Food Festival on Wednesday.


Brown Bag Lunch & Reflection
University Mission and Ministry is hosting a weekly brown bag lunch and reflection from 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Mondays in the Heritage Room (AD 155). Bring your lunch and UMM will provide drinks and reflection. For more information, contact Beth Villarreal at Ext. 2736.

Our Lady’s Chapel Services
All are welcome.

  • Noon Mass, Monday – Thursday. Less than 30 minutes
  • 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


Chaye Pena (second from left) joined CAB and Chi Phi fraternity at last week’s Cardinal football tailgate, offering free food, prizes and entertainment for students and guests.

White Coat Ceremony
The Feik School of Pharmacy will hold its annual White Coat Ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. For more information, contact T.J. Williams at

Music Panel and Recital
Two musical groups will discuss musical instruments in a panel discussion and then perform a recital from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1 in the ICC auditorium. Taller Campesino, directed by Edwin Colon Zayas, and Sabor a Cultura, a group of young musicians from Cayey, Puerto Rico, will discuss and play el cuatro and el tiple, two musical instruments that look like guitars. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Dr. Amalia Mondriguez at 829-3894 or

National Association of Teachers of Singing Meeting
The South Texas Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing will meet at UIW on Saturday, Oct. 2.The morning session will begin at 9 a.m. in Palestrina Hall. Guest speakers will be Dottie Randall, an opera coach, and Dr. George Gates, an ear, nose and throat specialist. There will be a recital starting after lunch, at about 1:30 Our Lady's Chapel. Everyone is welcome and the events are free. For more information, contact Debbie Bussineau-King at

McNair Scholars Research Conference
The annual South Texas Regional McNair Scholars Research Conference will be from 9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Oct. 2. McNair scholars from seven universities will attend.McNair students will present research from 9-11:25 a.m. in Bonilla Science Hall. UIW alumnae Dr. Ann Marie Hernandez will speak at noon in Marian Ballroom, and Donald Asher will speak at 1 p.m. in the library auditorium. McNair students will present research from 2:40 - 4:15 p.m. in Marian Hall.  For more information, contact Linda A. Malcom at (210) 829-3824 or

Dedicatory Concert
Dr. David Heller, professor of music and university organist at Trinity University, will perform the dedicatory concert of the new Schoenstein pipe organ at the Chapel of the Incarnate Word at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sr. Eilish Ryan at

Dr. Arcelia Johnson-Fannin accepts H-E-B Pharmacy’s first Distinguished Service Award on behalf of the Feik School of Pharmacy at a ceremony last week.

Blessing of the Animals
Bring your animals, live and stuffed, to UIW’s Blessing of the Animals at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4 at the Grotto. The blessing is hosted by the Arts for Christian Worship Class and Campus Ministry. For more information, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at

St. Francis Day Gardening Event
Experienced native plant enthusiasts as well as students and staff volunteers are invited to an afternoon of gardening to improve the native plant “wildscape” in the Generalate grounds and courtyard. Tools, gloves and plants will be provided. Students can receive off-campus volunteer service hours. The event will be from 2-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4 at the Incarnate Word Generalate. For more information, contact Helen Ballew at 246-2883 or

“The Courage to Talk Rather than to Fight”
Watch a video and join in a Muslim-Christian dialogue at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4 in the library auditorium. For more information, contact Rolla Alaydi at 829-5700.

Rebranding San Antonio Lecture
Steve Atkins, principal at The Atkins Group, will present “Rebranding San Antonio: Marketing our City in the 21st Century” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 in the ICC auditorium. Atkins has more than 30 years’ experience at a full-service advertising agency. For more information, contact Raul Rodriguez at

Information Technology (IT) & Cyber Security Job Fair
UIW and the Greater Chamber are co-hosting a free Information Technology (IT) & Cyber Security Job Fair. This forum will connect IT professionals and local businesses with college students who are seeking employment. It also provides professional networking opportunities. Students will get to meet local businesses who are hiring in software development, program management and cyber security areas. IT professionals can offer advice to students about certifications and other experiences that will best prepare them to achieve their career objectives after college. The fair will be from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 at the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. For more information, contact Will Garrett at or (210)229-2163.

Sodexo held its first Ice Cream Sandwich Bar last week in Marian Hall.

Kung Fu Movie
The Institute of the World Cultures invites you to watch Ip Man, a martial arts film based on the life of Ip Man, grandfather of Wing Chun martial arts. Beyond the wonderful and amazement of the culture divide, it specializes what is the real martial art spirit to respect others. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 in ICC Auditorium Room. There will be discussion after the film. For more information, contact Vivian Tseng at or (210) 805-5820.

Heritage Day
The 17th annual Incarnate Word Heritage Day will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. The university will recognize full-time employees with 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years of service. Immediately following the ceremony, the university will hold a reception at the Brackenridge Villa. Campus offices may close at 2:30 p.m. so employees can attend the ceremony. The offices of Admissions, Business, Financial Aid and the Registrar should remain open with minimal staffing.

Job Opportunities
Northrop Grumman Technical Services has several job openings for access control specialists in the San Antonio area. Representatives from the company will be on campus at 1 p.m. Oct. 7 in the library auditorium for a briefing on job opportunities. For more information, call 829-3931 or visit

Upcoming Athletics Events
Click here for the UIW athletics schedule.

Department News

Employee Campaign Update
To watch the Employee Campaign videos, visit Keep UIW green and donate online today at For more information, contact Andrea Hofstetter at

Medical Tourism Research Conference Abstracts
The Center for Medical Tourism invites submissions of original research for presentation at the second annual Medical 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 IVat (210) 805-5825 or

Community News

UIW in the News
Dialogue needed on Mexico violence

Homecoming Logo Contest
You’re invited to design a Homecoming logo to be printed on red t-shirts. You must provide a design for the front and back of the shirt and must include “UIW,” “Homecoming” and “2010.” Use no more than four colors. The UIW circle logo cannot be used in the design. Submissions should be vector graphics produced in Adobe Illustrator (a program available in the Media Center). The prize is a $100 Visa gift card and bragging rights. E-mail your submission to Steve Hemphill at by noon Thursday, Oct. 7.

Bereavement Notices
Lily Salinas, secretary to the dean in the School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering, is mourning the loss of her mother-in-law, who passed away Sept. 29. Please keep her and her family in your prayers.
Vince and Cyndi Porter are grieving the loss of Vince's father, Raymond Ward Porter. Calling hours are Sunday at McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home in Wooster, Ohio, with a funeral service on Monday at St. Mary's of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church also in Wooster.

Golden Harvest
The Student Government Association is holding the 24th annual Golden Harvest food drive. Employees are invited to join the tradition. From Oct. 1-22, SGA is holding a canned food/monetary donation contest until Oct. 22. Golden Harvest will be Oct. 23. For more information, contact SGA President Stephen Lucke at

Are You a Cardinal Fan?
UIW has a Facebook presence and we want everyone to become a fan! Visit the official UIW fan page at and click “Like” to show your school spirit. You can also comment on status posts, view UIW event photos and join discussions. Don’t forget to RSVP to upcoming events on Facebook too! The next one is Homecoming, so “Like” us and let us know you’re coming. See you there!

Donations Requested for Arts & Music Festival
The UIW Honors Program is teaming with the Alumni Association to start a new Homecoming event: the Arts and Music Festival. This event will celebrate the arts and showcase the variety of work created around the campus. Sales of donated work will raise funds for a new art/music program for residents at Haven for Hope. We need performing artists of all types to volunteer to fill two stages and we need donations of art or music/art lessons to sell. If you have artwork or lessons to donate, theatrical scenes, dance or music to perform or videos to screen, contact Jean Loden at

Nominations for Homecoming Court
Nominations for Homecoming Court can be made by faculty, staff and students. Students may nominate themselves for consideration. Download a nomination form at and turn it in to the Campus Life office before 5 p.m. Oct. 5. For more information, contact Assistant Director of Leadership Activities Chaye Pena at (210) 829-6034 or

Flu Shots Available
Flu shots are available in Health Services for $25.Pay by cash, check or charge. To make an appointment, call 829-6017.

Two Short Plays from the Theatre of the Absurd
The UIW Theater Arts Department will present two plays, The Bald Soprano and Play, in a special double-feature. Writing in the years following World War II, several European playwrights were labeled as “absurdists,” because they urged their audiences to embrace the freedom of chaos rather than enslave themselves to nonexistent order and rationality. The Bald Soprano, by Eugene Ionesco, is a wacky comic spoof that lampoons the craziness of language. Play, written by Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett, is the autopsy of a love triangle told from three points of view. Free ticket with UIW ID. For more information or reservations, call (210) 829-3810.

Performance schedule:
Oct. 1 – 3 & 7 – 9 in the Cheever Downstage II Theatre
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sunday at 2 p.m.

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

Jingle Bell Raffle
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 benefit UIW scholarships. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Andrea Hofstetter at or 829-6075.

Faculty Focus

Dr. Renea Fike, of the Dreeben School of Education, andDr. David Fike, senior research statistician, co-authored “A multilevel analysis of the association of class schedule with student outcomes in developmental math,” which was accepted for publication in the Community College Journal of Research and Practice.

Media Guide Forms Needed
We’re still waiting on some faculty members’ 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

Middle School Tours
IWHS is hosting middle school tours from Oct. 4-8 and Oct. 11 and 12. These tours serve as a preview for prospective incoming 9th graders to tour IWHS and learn about the academics and extracurricular activities the school offers. Open House will be 2-4:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at IWHS.

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

IWHS Green Out
Show your Shamrock Spirit at the IWHS Green Out and cheer on our Shamrock volleyball team as they take on our cross town rivals the Antonian Apaches. Wear your favorite green spirit shirt or purchase your official GREEN OUT t-shirt from the Shamrock Spirit Shop or the alumnae office. Let’s blanket the stands in green as we cheer another Shamrock Victory! The games will be at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19 in the UIW Convocation Center. The first 500 shamrock fans wearing green on game day can enjoy a free sausage wrap and soft drinks at the IWHS tent (in front of the UIW Convocation Center). For more information, call the IWHS Alumnae Office at (210) 829-3103.

SACHS Open House
St. Anthony Catholic High School will host an open house for prospective students Sunday, Oct. 24 on the SACHS campus located at 3200 McCullough Ave.  The day will begin with liturgy in the SACHS Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Find out more about our small classes, rigorous academics, community service opportunities, and competitive athletics programs. For more information, contact Paul Alexander at (210) 832-5632 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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Visit the UIW Prep website at


Our prayers and sympathy go to:

  • The family of Leonard Leos III (SACHS ’77, BSN ’01, MSN ’03) on his recent death.
  • Col. Bernard J. Wichlep & family on the recent loss of his wife, Dorothy Mae Regini Wichlep (BS ’43).

Cross Country Invitational
The 5th annual UIW Cross Country Invitational will be Saturday, Oct. 2 at Live Oak City Park in Live Oak, Texas. The men’s team will run at 8 a.m. followed by the women at 8:45 a.m. The men are the defending champions and the women were second last year only to University of Texas. Thirteen universities are expected to attend. Come support the Cardinals! The event and parking are free. For more information, contact Derek Riedel at (210) 805-3566 or

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.