The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: Nov. 5, 2010

Photo of the Week

Coach Santiago gets the Cardinals pumped up before the Homecoming game against West Texas A&M on Saturday.


RSVP for Sometime Singers-Players
Join UIW’s Sometime Singers & Players, a group made up of faculty, staff, administrators and students (vocalists and instrumentalists) who cannot participate in weekly rehearsals and services, but who serve when possible at liturgical prayer throughout the school year. Your commitment to participate at the event and at rehearsals is made only when you RSVP to an event invitation by the RSVP date. To RSVP for one of the events below, or to have your name placed on the SS/P e-mail list for future events, contact Lena Gokelman at or at Ext. 3207, or contact Dr. Glenn James at or Ext. 2717.

  • Fall Baccalaureate Mass: Friday, Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. (warm-up at the Convocation Center at 3:45 p.m.). Please attend two of the three rehearsals: Tuesday, Dec. 7 (vocalists), Wednesday, Dec. 8 (instrumentalists only), Thursday, Dec. 9 (vocalists and instrumentalists). All rehearsals are from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Our Lady’s Chapel. RSVP by Wednesday, Dec. 1.
  • Christmas Eve Mass:  Thursday, Dec. 24 at 5:30 p.m. (warm-up for the Mass will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Our Lady's Chapel). Attend at least 2 rehearsals on Tuesday, Dec. 14, Thursday, Dec. 16 or Tuesday, Dec. 21. Everyone should attend the final rehearsal Thursday, Dec. 23. All rehearsals are from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Our Lady’s Chapel. RSVP by Wednesday, Dec. 8.

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


Volunteers Needed for Light the Way
Interested in helping collect toys or escorting children who will dress as angels? Assistance is needed in the following areas: passing out candles and programs; collecting toys and monitoring walkways.Those interested contact Crystal Campos at 829-6001 or Join us Saturday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium for an evening of musical entertainment and fun. The event is free and all are welcome.

Dr. Agnese speaks at the dedication of the Pavilion of Gwang-Ju at Denman Estate Park on Friday before the unveiling of the name of the pavilion.

Veronica Ruiz, of the Public Relations Office, swaps t-shirts with students who traded in shirts from rival schools.

HEBSBA faculty members Dr. Shawn Daly (from left), Dr. Jose F. Moreno, Dr. Michael Guiry and Paul Fayfich dressed up for Halloween last week.

Alumna Tracy Avery and Diane Echavarria, director of planned giving, attended the Alumni and Parent’s Wine and Cheese with Dr. and Mrs. Agnese during Homecoming Week.

Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity hosted the Roast the Rivals event and burned t-shirts from rival schools at the tailgate before the Homecoming football game. The remaining t-shirts collected will be donated to charity.

The Homecoming Court included Homecoming Duchess Demi Cruz (from left), Lyndsey Reyna, Shawna Corley, Homecoming Queen Christine Clark, Homecoming King Walter Wong, Robert Rodriguez, Joe Urby and Homecoming Duke Alec Rios.

Learning Community Research Day
Ten learning communities from the Fall 2010 semester are coming together to present their research at the Poster Symposium from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Nov. 8 in Marian Hall Ballroom. Join us and encourage students to attend. For more information, contact Dr. Julie Miller at

President’s Spaghetti Dinner
It’s time for our annual tradition, the President’s Spaghetti Dinner, and this is your special invitation to assist us. Dr. Agnese is the head chef and we are the restaurant staff extraordinaire. Our students will be treated to a free spaghetti dinner with all the ambiance of a five star fine dining experience. The only catch is that the success of the event is dependent on your participation. This year the event is on from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Also, sign up to help with meatball rolling at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12 in Marian Hall Café, serve at one or more of the shifts, or preparing or purchasing a dessert.  We would love to have your support. Please reply and reserve your time slot for the evening at

Upcoming Athletics Events
Click here for the UIW athletics schedule.

Veterans Day Ceremony
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. For more information, contact Dr. Glenn James at

Oxfam America Hunger Banquet®
Join University Mission & Ministry from 5–6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11 in Marian Hall Ballroom for the Oxfam America Hunger Banquet event. Experience firsthand how our decisions affect every human in a simulation of unequal distribution of resources in our world. Few experiences bring to life the inequalities in our world more powerfully than the Hunger Banquet. For more information, contact Beth Villarreal at or 829-2736.

Headwaters Sanctuary Volunteer Work Day
Come out from 2-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12 for the Headwaters Sanctuary volunteer work day. Meet at the main trail at the entrance to the soccer fields.Volunteer service hours available. Come dressed for work in the woods (long pants, closed shoes).We will have work gloves and tools. To volunteer, please contact Helen Ballew at or call 828-2224 Ext. 232.

Jack and the Beanstalk
The UIW Theatre Arts Department presents Jack and the Beanstalk.  Come enjoy this retelling of the magical childhood classic, full of new twists and turns. Get free admission with a UIW ID. For more information or reservations, call 829-3800 or 829-3810 during regular business hours.

Performance schedule:
Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. (Friday)
Nov. 13 and 20 at 11 a.m. (Saturday)
In the Elizabeth Huth Coates Theatre

Native American Heritage Month Lecture
Richard Garay will lecture at noon Thursday, Nov. 18 in the Mabee Library auditorium. This lecture is part of the Native American Heritage Month program and is entitled "Los Coahuitecos: Su Cultura, El Rio, Sus Alimentos, Sus Mitotes, Y Su Lengua. The Coahuiltecos: Their Culture, the River, Their Food, Their Spiritual Quests and Their Language." The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Matthias Schubnell at

Blue Santa Jolly Jog/Walk
The Blue Santa Jolly Jog/Walk is a family friendly event, and at the end of the jog/walk there will be games, prizes for the kids, food, drinks and music. The event will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 30 beginning at Benson Stadium. The entry fee is one unwrapped toy to benefit the Blue Santa’s project. For more information, contact Heather Barton-Weston at (210) 832-5643 or

Department News

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.

Community News

UIW in the News
UIW ensemble will perform at Carnegie Hall

Time Change
Don’t forget to change your clocks back one hour on Sunday morning. We’ll be returning to standard time.

Mission & Ministry Welcome Reception for new Administrative Assistant
Please join Mission & Ministry any time between 9-10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5 in AD 147 for coffee, donuts and tacos. Stop by and meet or get reacquainted with Brenda Dimas, a new addition to the Mission & Ministry Team.

New Logos Available
The print edition of the Logos is available on campus. The new interactive website is 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

A Philosophy of Teaching—What’s That?
Nationally known expert Barbara Millis will lead this workshop, helping faculty participants to start writing their own statements of teaching philosophy.The workshop will be from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9 in the library Special Collections Suite. Drinks and dessert will be provided. Reservations are required. For more information, contact Susan Hall at 283-5030 or

Presentations and Article
Dr. Mary Ruth Moore recently made two presentations at the National Association for the Education of Young Children in Anaheim, Calif. She presented “Robert Owen of Scotland and New Harmony, Indiana: New Ideas for Education” and “Nature and Science Play for Every Day.”She and Dr. David Campos authored an article for the journal Young Children titled "Inspiration to Teach:Reflectionson Friedrich Froebel"with four former students,Virena Sampayo, Ashley Fresher Maytum, Jacob Callazo and Monica Sanchez. The article documents the students and faculty trip to Eastern Germany to visit Friedrich Froebel sites in 2006. In the article, the students reflect on the benefits of learning about Friedrich Froebel's work in education on their careers.

Dr. Annette Craven presented “Managing Business Schools in Higher Education” at the Agency for Science and Higher Education conference last week at the University of Dubrovnik in Croatia.

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

High Schools

The St. Anthony varsity team played a scrimmage against the St. Anthony alumni team in the first Garnet and Grey basketball game.No. 10 was Athletics Director and Head Football Coach Roy Salas. Alumni lost 81 to 36.

SAIW Theatre Company Presents “God’s Favorite”
The 2010-11 St. Anthony/Incarnate Word theatre season will offer a production of “God’s Favorite.” The story of Job comes to life in a modern comedy about the highs and lows of a God-fearing man and his family. All shows will be in the Incarnate Word High School gymnasium. There will be a preview show at 7 p.m. Nov. 11. Shows will also be at 7 p.m. Nov. 12-13 and at 3 p.m. Nov. 14. Tickets cost $6 for adults, $5 for students and $3 for children. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Lara Willars at or call the main office at (210) 829–3100.

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:

  • The family of Theresa Bohl (BA ’51) on her recent death.
  • Letitia (UIW Faculty – English) & Richard Harding on the recent loss of her mother, Letitia Brewster.

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.