The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: Oct. 15, 2010

Photo of the Week

Dr. Daniel Dominguez (from left), Patrick Greener and Marcos Contreras cooked sausages for the Employee Campaign finale lunch on Tuesday.


Thought for the Day: Heritage Week
UIW Recalls Its Heritage and Mission: The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and the University of the Incarnate Word regard all creation as sacred, because God's presence dwells in all of nature and we are entrusted to safeguard it.

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


Manuel Scott, one of the Freedom Writers, spoke to a large crowd in Marian Hall Ballroom on Wednesday.

Dr. Tim Milinovich presented “The Poor in Matthew's Gospel” on Monday.

Employees from departments all over the university volunteered at the United Way Days of Caring. UIW’s project was at Seton Home, a residential facility that provides housing and support services for pregnant and parenting teens and their children. Volunteers set up breakfast provided by Seton Home, sorted donated children’s clothing, landscaped the grounds, cleaned the chapel, provided day-care and moved furniture. A guided tour given at the end of the day showed the valuable services Seton Home provides for the San Antonio area. Everyone left with a sense of much accomplished and counting our blessings at having this opportunity to help others. The Institutional Advancement Division organized UIW’s participation for the event.                                            

Headwaters Volunteers Needed
Enjoy beautiful October weather while helping our environment. Join the Headwaters Coalition from 2-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 at the red footbridge over the San Antonio River behind the Natatorium for an afternoon of volunteer work along the San Antonio River and Olmos Creek. Come prepared to get wet as we will be clearing trash out of the creek and river. Work with the Headwaters Coalition qualifies for off-campus volunteer service hours. To volunteer and for more information, contact Helen Ballew at (210) 246-2883 or

Golden Harvest Game
The Athletics Department is partnering with the SGA on Saturday, Oct. 16 to collect donations for the Golden Harvest annual food drive during the football game against Abilene Christian University. A donation of three food items presented at the ticket booth will equal one general admission ticket. The game will kick off at 7 p.m. at Benson Stadium. All donated items will be given to the SGA’s Golden Harvest to be distributed throughout the San Antonio area. For more information, contact Kevin Rubel at or (210) 829-6048.

Fat Talk Free
Health Services will hold the “Fat Talk Free” event from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Oct. 18 in Marian Circle. Enjoy healthy snacks and nutrition information. For more information, contact Marveen Mahon at (210) 805-3549 or

I Support Breathing
Health Services will hold the ““I Support Breathing” event from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Oct. 19 in Marian Circle. For more information, contact Marveen Mahon at (210) 805-3549 or

Peace Research and Education
Dr. Noah Kasraie, Dr. Osman Ozturgut, Dr. Mary Ruth Moore, Dr. Shishu Zhang will present their research on peace and education at 6 p.m. Oct. 19 in the library auditorium. For more information, contact Ozturgut at (210) 805-5885 or or Kasraie at

Upcoming Athletics Events
Click here for the UIW athletics schedule.

Volunteers Needed for Walk
UIW will host the Stop Child Trafficking Now Walk on Sunday, Oct. 24 on campus. Registration starts at 8 a.m. behind the Natatorium and the three-mile walk starts at 9 a.m. Student Center and Leadership Activities is seeking volunteers to help with the walk. Groups are needed to work at first aid stations and registration stations, to pass out water and to stand at various points throughout the walk. The walk should take about an hour. To volunteer, e-mail Dr. Mac at with the number in your group able to participate. For more information, visit the Stop Child Trafficking Now website at

Department News

Medical Tourism Research Conference Abstracts
The UIW 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 IV at (210) 805-5825 or

Community News

UIW in the News
50 years of Jazzing it up

Fall Break Food Service Hours
Chick-fil-A will be open from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. through Saturday, Oct. 16.
All other food service will be closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Marian Hall will reopen Sunday at 4:30 p.m.

Golden Harvest
The Student Government Association is holding the 24th annual Golden Harvest food drive. Employees are invited to join the tradition. 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

Join the Cardinal Conversation on Facebook
Help us reach 3,000 Facebook fans by clicking “Like” at Show your Cardinal Pride, and also get access to comment on our wall, view event photos and RSVP to upcoming events. Your friends are waiting for you!

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

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.

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

Please Send Media Guide Forms
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

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 Berniece Anne Gogelis (‘72 BA) on her recent death.
  • Porter Loring Jr. (UIW friend) on the recent loss of his wife, Jacqueline “Jackie” Tritt Loring.

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.