The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: Oct. 22, 2010

Photo of the Week

Dr. Renea Fike, of the Dreeben School of Education, played grocery stocker as schoolchildren went shopping at the grocery store on Dubuis Lawn during the Play Day for Peace on Wednesday.


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 follow the Catholic tradition of innovation and creativity in the worlds of art, music and performance that bring new life to the human spirit and to the soul.

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.

Mass Cancelation
There will be no noon Mass on Friday, Oct. 29. All priests are required to attend the two-day workshop on the changes to the Third Edition of the Roman Missal. The changes will go into effect on the First Sunday of Advent 2011. UIW Mission and Ministry will be implementing a formation program for worshippers within the Catholic community.

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


Marveen Mahon (far right) and Melissa Sayre (center in red) helped at the Fat Talk Free Week event on Monday.

Barbara Breier, vice president for development and marketing for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, presented “Marketing Nonprofits to Hispanics” on Thursday.

Officers Lorenzo Wilhite, John Paul Sanchez and Chris Tingwald helped students walk straight lines with alcohol-simulating goggles at the Sober Roads event on Thursday.

Steve Hemphill, assistant director of Alumni Relations, and Andrea Hofstetter, development officer, help collect Senior Gift donations to the university.

Screening of America The Beautiful
Is America obsessed with beauty? This controversial question is thoroughly explored, exposed and dissected in the compelling documentary America The Beautiful. Remuda Ranch, the nation’s leading eating and anxiety disorders treatment center, is offering a special screening of the film at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22 in the ICC auditorium. There will be a reception before the film at 6:30 p.m. Special guest, Miss America 2008 Kirsten Haglund will participate in a panel discussion after the screening.  The film’s director, Darryl Roberts will be on hand to introduce the film. To reserve your seat, visit For more information, contact Marveen Mahon at (210) 805-3549 or

Annual Water Show and Silent Auction
The synchronized swimming team will hold its annual water show and silent auction at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Barshop Natatorium. The theme this year is “Disney on Melted Ice.” Admission costs $4 for students, faculty and children and $8 for adults. Come support UIW’s nationally ranked synchronized swimming team. For more information, contact Emily Van Vleck at (210) 829-2796 or

Window Painting Contest
Show your Cardinal Pride at the 3nd annual Homecoming Window Painting Contest. Departments interested in participating in the window painting contest should contact the Campus Life office at 829-6034 to sign up. Pick up paint supplies at the Westgate Circle at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22 Judging for the window contest will begin Monday, Oct. 25. Paint must be removed from windows on Monday, Nov. 1. For a list of Homecoming events, visit or for Alumni events, visit

Homecoming 5-Mile Run/Walk
Get fit! Sign up for the Homecoming 5 mile Run/Walk coming up at 7 a.m. this Saturday, Oct. 23 starting behind the Barshop Natatorium. The run is just $15 for employees and students. Sign up for the race and other Homecoming events at and get a sports towel! Click “Full Calendar of Alumni Events” and then click the ‘Registration’ button. For more information, contact Steve Hemphill at

Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Health Services will hold a Breast Cancer Awareness Month celebration from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Oct. 25 in Marian Circle. For more information, contact Marveen Mahon at (210) 805-3549 or

The Animals' Lawsuit Against Humanity
Members of the Tri-faith Dialogue Group Barbara Caroline Slavin, an attorney, Narjis Pierre, leader of the San Antonio Muslim Women’s Association, and Sylvia Maddox, a UIW teacher of Prayer and Spirituality, will lead a discussion of“The Animals' Lawsuit Against Humanity” at noon Oct. 25 in Marian Hall Ballroom. This is a Sufi work of 10th century Iraq. Bring your lunch; drinks will be provided. For more information, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at

Coping with Severe Stress
UIW employees, students, and especially our student veterans and families, are invited to attend this special presentation during UIW’s Season of Peace. Jean Souza brings a down-to-earth, practical approach to responding to the severe stress that can result from anywhere in our lives and experiences. She will present “Understanding & Coping with Severe Stress” at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26 in the library auditorium. Souza works extensively with first-responders, police, fire fighters and military who have gone through traumatic experiences. Sponsored by UIW’s Student Veteran's Association. For more information, contact Dr. Glenn James 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

Alumni and Family Pre-Game Barbecue and Concert
The Alumni and Family pre-game barbecue and concert is part of Homecoming 2010. The event will be from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 near the entrance to the Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium. For $10, alumni get access to barbecue and beverages (beer and water). Ellen and the Degenerates will play live music. Purchase wristbands online at For more information, contact Steve Hemphill at (210) 829-6014 or The Homecoming football game vs. West Texas A&M will kick off at 2 p.m. at Benson Stadium.

Department News

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

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

Community News

UIW in the News
Area College Report - Oct. 21, 2010

IWHS in the News
The luck of the Shamrocks

Veterans Day Ceremony Living Wall Names
Please join us as UIW honors its more than 2,000 veteran students and employees in a brief Veterans Day Ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11 on Dubuis Lawn. The ceremony will include reflections from current student veterans, followed by light refreshments for everyone. A sign-in sheet will be available to confirm attendance for students who are excused from their classes to participate. The ceremony includes the display of Living Wall posters, honoring students and loved ones who have served in the military. If you would like to include your name or recognize someone on the posters, e-mail Lorraine Ewers at by Friday, Oct 29, with the name, branch of service, and years of service (or era if unsure, e.g. WW II., Cold War, etc.). They will be honored during the ceremony. For more information, contact Dr. Glenn James 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!

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.

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

Educator of the Year Award
Dr. Tracie Edmond, of the H-E-B School of Business and Administration, has been selected for the prestigious Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants Educator of the Year Award. She will be attending the TSCPA Educator’s Conference in Austin on Nov. 6 to receive her award.

Award Presented
Dr. Denise Staudt, dean of the Dreeben School of Education, was awarded the Ted Booker Memorial Award by the Texas Association of Teacher Educators at the 2010 Fall Teacher Education Conference in Houston. This award recognizes an individual who has made professional contributions to teacher education, scholarship and policy.

Understanding Learning Styles
Understanding the four basic learning styles can help professors design class sessions that engage a wide range of students. Participants in this workshop will investigate their own learning style by taking the Kolb Learning Styles Inventory and consider ways to use the learning cycle in planning activities for class sessions. The workshop will be from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22 in Gorman Room 109. Bring a lunch; drinks and dessert will be provided. To register for this workshop, contact Susan Hall at or go to

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

Cybele Bolado (far right), director of IWHS Alumnae Relations, and members of the alumni board get ready for the Incarnate Word Green Out volleyball game on Tuesday.

SACHS Athletics Director and Head Football Coach Roy Salas is interviewed by Sports Anchor Joe Reinagel at the KENS 5 Tailgate on Friday at Benson Stadium.

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

Visit Incarnate Word High School at

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at

Visit the UIW Prep website at


Our prayers and sympathy go to:

  • JoAnn Boone (UIW friend) & family on the recent loss of her mother, Tomasa Catalina Ayala de Ezquerra.
  • Robert “Bob” Cruise & family on the recent loss of his wife, Connie Jauchler Jones-Cruise ’43 (BA, Alumna of Distinction ’82).

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.