The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: Oct. 29, 2010

Photo of the Week

UIW Spirit Coach Audrey Brooks (left) celebrates at the Homecoming Kickoff with UIW basketball player Chris Johnson and UIW Cheer member Italie Chavez.


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 value the Catholic tradition, which counts on God's presence among us, attested by Christ's resurrection, giving us the strength and the courage to meet life's difficulties.

Day of the Dead Altar
You’re invited to add a picture or other remembrance in honor of someone who has died to the ofrenda or altar for Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, outside Our Lady’s Chapel. Write your name and contact information on any article you leave so it can be returned to you. The altar will remain in place until Tuesday, Nov. 9. On Sunday, Oct. 31 after the 8 p.m. Mass, the Modern Languages Department will serve pan de muertos, the traditional “bread of the dead.”University Mission and Ministry will provide hot chocolate prepared in the Mexican style. All are welcome. For more information, contact Dr. Sally E. Said at (210) 829-3890 or

Alumni Memorial Mass
The annual Alumni Memorial Mass and cemetery visit will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 at the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. If there is someone you would like to remember at the Mass, e-mail the names to Gladys Delgado at or Steve Hemphill at At the end of the Mass, there will be a remembrance of the deceased Incarnate Word Sisters in the CCVI cemetery. The event is free and open to the public. Sign up at and follow the “Full Calendar of Events” link, click on “Registration” and register. For more information, contact Hemphill at 805-3595.

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


Spirit T-Shirt Swap is Today!
Please help us pass the word. UIW students are invited to bring a clean t-shirt from another college or university to our table in West Gate Circle and trade it for a FREE UIW t-shirt just in time to show their Cardinal Pride at Saturday’s Homecoming Game. Limit one trade per student. Students must present a valid student ID to be eligible to trade. T-shirts must be clean and in wearable condition. Five t-shirts from the trade will be selected for the Roast the Rivals event at Saturday's tailgate. The remaining t-shirts will be donated to charity. For more information, contact Public Relations at 829-6001.

Pavilion of Gwang-Ju Dedication at Denman Estate
The City of San Antonio and the University of the Incarnate Word will hold a special ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29 at the Denman Estate (7735 Mockingbird Lane) to celebrate the completion of a Korean pavilion at the new Denman Estate Park. The “Pavilion of Gwang‐Ju” was gifted to the City of San Antonio by Mayor Kang Un Tae to represent the sister‐city relationship with Gwang‐Ju, Korea. A 12‐member delegation representing the City of Gwang‐Ju is planning to attend the special event, which will further strengthen business and cultural ties between the two cities and countries. Parking is available through the entrance on Pleasure Hill Drive.

Buy Your 2010 Homecoming “Cardinal Talon” Shirt
Show your Homecoming spirit! Stop by the Brackenridge Villa and buy your 2010 Homecoming shirt before everyone else does. Shirts cost $10 each. The logo on the back of the shirt is the winning design of student Meghan Austin. Be the first in your department to have the Homecoming 2010 ‘Cardinal Talon’ shirt! For more information, contact Steve Hemphill at

Alumni and Parent’s Wine and Cheese
The Alumni and Parent’s Wine and Cheese with Dr. and Mrs. Agnese is part of Homecoming 2010. The event will be from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29 at the Agnese home. For more information, contact Steve Hemphill at (210) 829-6014 or

Headwaters Sanctuary Volunteers
Two volunteer opportunities are coming up. Come out 2-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, to be followed by cold drinks and fellowship. You can also come out from 8 a.m. – noon Saturday, Oct. 30 and join the cookout lunch afterward. Meet at the Trailhead at the entrance to the main part of the Headwaters Sanctuary (west end of UIW Sports Complex). Wear long pants, and bring gloves and a water bottle if you have them. For a parking pass and map, contact Helen Ballew at or (210) 246-2883.

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.

Student Center and Leadership Activities co-sponsored the Stop Child Trafficking Now Walk on Sunday. This year was the first time the event took place in San Antonio, and it was hosted by UIW.

Students spelled out UIW on Benson Field during the Cardinal Overnighter hosted by the Admissions Office

Marveen Mahon (center) with Health Services helped pass out information for Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Monday.

Sr. Martha Ann Kirk introduces members of the Tri-faith Dialogue Group and Sylvia Maddox, a UIW teacher of Prayer and Spirituality, at the discussion of“The Animals' Lawsuit against Humanity” on Monday.

Jean Souza, a family counselor, presented a lecture titled “Understanding & Coping with Severe Stress” to explain ways to respond to severe stress.

Author Bill Powers spoke on “Water, Justice and the Environment” and discussed the problems of water and the environment and the relationship with justice.

Simone A. Brown led a discussion of world religions called “Dialogue + Listening = Understanding” on Peace Day. Dr. Lopita Nath and several guests used examples from personal experience to show how good listening can produce religious dialogue necessary for contemporary society.

UIW student Michael Hernandez presented “Oxfam: Economic Justice” during the free lunch on Peace Day.

UIW student Blanca Morales and Dr. Noah Kasraie, of the Dreeben School of Education, hosted the Peace Day poster contest on Wednesday.

Dr. Michael Guiry, associate professor of marketing, and Tere Dresner-Salinas, executive director of Women's Global Connection, explained immersion trips offered by the WGC and discussed their volunteer work during their trip to Bukoba, Tanzania.

Professors and students took part in a Peace Walk to share ideas and wisdom on Wednesday.

Dr. Kathy Martin, Adela Gott and Marveen Mahon celebrate at the 25th anniversary reception for Adela. Watch the video at

The Alumni Employee Luncheon had a good turnout Thursday in the Brackenridge Villa.

Upcoming Athletics Events
Click here for the UIW athletics schedule.

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.

Light the Way
Light the Way is on the move! Join us at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 at Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium. There will be room for everyone to enjoy the fun this year. We’ll have great music and entertainment for the whole family, and once again we’ll be collecting new unwrapped toys for Elf Louise. Following the ceremony, join the candlelight procession through campus to Central Market for a complimentary reception. It’s free and everyone is welcome. For more information call 829-6001 or

Department News

University Mission & Ministry Welcomes new Administrative Assistant
Please join us in welcoming Brenda M. Dimas to the Mission and Ministry Team. On Wednesday, Nov. 3 Brenda will begin serving as the administrative assistant to the vice president for Mission and Ministry. You may find her in AD 147 or at 829-3128 or

RefWorks Demonstration
Students and faculty are invited to see a demonstration of RefWorks, a bibliographic management tool, from 4:15 – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 in the Mabee Library auditorium. RefWorks allows users to store their bibliographies and helps them put references in the correct citation format. Learn more about RefWorks at  For more information, contact Dr. Cheryl Anderson at (210) 829-3837 or

Fundraisers for Mabee Library
Kappa Delta Epsilon, the honorary professional education fraternity is holding two fundraisers for the J.E. & L.E. Mabee Library. The group is selling Partylite candles through Nov. 15. To place an order, contact Dr. Stephanie Grote-Garcia at or 832-2106. EZ’s Brick Oven & Grill will donate to KDE 20 percent of sales between 5-8 p.m. Nov. 22 at the 255 E. Basse location. Just place your receipt in the KDE donation box that evening.

Learn about Graduate School in Psychology
Psi Chi and the Psychology Society are sponsoring a seminar by Dr. Maria Felix-Ortiz titled “Getting Ready for Graduate School in Psychology.” It will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29 in AD 265 and is open to the UIW community. Alumni are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Felix-Ortiz at (210) 805-3046.

Community News

Call for Papers on Social Justice
Verbum Incarnatum is an annual publication devoted to the exploration of issues relating to social justice. For the 2010 publication, the editors welcome papers from any discipline that address issues concerning race, class or gender and social justice. Previous issues have explored ethics and social justice, U.S. politics and social justice and health care and social justice. Manuscripts must follow APA style and are due no later than Nov. 1. Submit both electronic and hard copies to Sabrina Koll at 4301 Broadway, CPO #1219, San Antonio, TX 78209. For more information, contact Koll at

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
We’ve surpassed 3,000 Facebook fans! Thanks for helping us reach our goal. If you aren’t a fan of the Cardinals on Facebook, join the party by clicking “Like” at

Get Your Flu Shot
Get your flu shot by making an appointment with Health Services. Shots cost $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

Musical Program
Debbie Bussineau-King, professor of music, and Ruth Friedberg, professor emerita of music, presented a program titled “Songs of Sefarad: From Folk to Classical” at the annual conference of the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies in San Antonio in August. Bussineau-King and Owen Duggan, minister of music at Christ Episcopal Church, gave a joint recital of songs by British composers at St. John’s Lutheran Church’s First Friday Concert Series on Oct. 1.  On Oct. 2, Bussineau-King hosted the National Association of Teachers of Singing, South Texas Chapter fall meeting. She is president of the South Texas Chapter.

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

High Schools

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:

  • Jennifer Reamer (’05 BS, Biology Lab Director, MS&E) & family on the recent loss of her grandmother, Ellen Mauldin Johnson ’58 (BSN).
  • Dick McCracken ’05 (Hon. Ph.D., UIW prospect researcher) on the recent loss of his sister-in-law, June McCracken.

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.