The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: Aug. 19, 2011

Photo of the Week

Dr. Agnese addresses the audience after being honored with the Gov. Dolph Biscoe, Jr. Salute to Excellence Award at the Ninth Annual Salute to Excellence event sponsored by Lead SA on Tuesday, August 16 at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel.



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.
  • Liturgy of the Hours evening prayer at 5 p.m. every Wednesday


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Dr. Denise Doyle, UIW Provost welcomes Trinity University President Dr. Dennis A. Ahlburg to the UIW Faculty Opening Ceremony held in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word on Tuesday.

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Executive Assistants from the UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry made a visit to main campus.  The Chapel of the Incarnate Word was the first stop of their tour. L-R: Diana Balderas, Minnie Cieslak, Sr. Dorothy Batto, Alice Worthington, Libby Macias and Mary Ann Barragan

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UIW’s Alumni Office prepares to help incoming freshmen and their parents Thursday on “Move-In Day.”

Spazmatics Welcome Week Concert
Join your friends for this great Welcome Week event featuring The Spazmatics. The Spazmatics are one of the hottest 80’s bands in Texas. The concert starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 in the Natatorium parking lot. UIW students, staff and faculty members receive one complimentary ticket (with a valid UIW ID) and may purchase additional tickets at For more information, contact

Fall 2011 New Student Veterans Orientation
The Center for Veterans Affairs invites you to the Fall 2011 UIW New Student Veterans Orientation Lunch & Learn, which will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30 in the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Library Auditorium. New GI Bill legislative changes are now in effect and our focus this year will be how this will impact students attending UIW. Representatives from UIW Offices will be on hand to answer questions. Pizza and cookies will be served in the UIW library foyer, before and after the meeting. In addition, representatives from the San Antonio Vet Center and the Warrior Navigation & Assistance Program will each host a presentation. For more information, contact Karen Wyatt at 210-829-2705 or

Meet the Mission
The 6th annual Meet the Mission is gearing up for our day of university-wide community service on Friday, Sept. 16. This year, in addition to the agencies we served last year, we are working with the Family Services Association ( on their list of up to 22 additional sites. Last year, we served more than 20 agencies and will be looking for more students and faculty to help with this year’s event. We are very excited about this new connection and the potential for more community service activity for our students and faculty. For more information, contact Harold Rodinsky at or Brenda Dimas at in the Office of Mission and Ministry.

United Way/Days of Caring
UIW will once again be participating in the United Way’s “Days of Caring.”  Our day will be Friday, October 7.  This is always a fun and rewarding time for all those who volunteer.  Email Roslyn Grimes at if you would like to take part in this year’s event.   Please help show United Way that UIW is here to help our community! (Participation in this project does not count as community service hours.  Please check with your supervisors before volunteering).

Department News

Cloud File Storage Availability
Information Technology introduces Stoneware, a web-based tool that allows you to access UIW’s private cloud. It’s like taking a UIW desktop environment wherever you go. Services include file storage space (so you don’t have to keep up with that flash drive), and single sign-on to various resources such as Cardinal Mail, library databases, Banner INB and Blackboard. You can access Microsoft Office 2010 applications even if the computer you are working on does not have Office installed. Take Stoneware for a test drive by visiting: and logging in with your UIW username/password (same information you use to log into your work computer or access Cardinal Mail). Several support documents linked below have been created to assist you. If you have additional questions, call the Help Desk at Ext. 2721.

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Community News

UIW in the News
Freshman move in day at Incarnate Word San Antonio ExpressNews

Move In Day Comes To University Of The Incarnate Word Video KSAT ...

Recycling Report
Congratulations UIW! During July we collected 7 tons of paper. As a result, we saved 122 trees, 29,438 kilowatt hours of energy, 50,260 gallons of water, and 24 cubic yards of landfill. We also eliminated 431 pounds of air pollutants created when making paper from virgin wood pulp.

2011 Football Season Ticket and Quarterback Club Payroll Deduction Option
Each employee will receive one general admission to the Cardinals’ home games, but you may choose to buy a package seating instead. This year, if you purchase a Black/Red Club level package and become a member of the 2011 Quarterback Club (at time of purchase) you will receive an additional discount on your total purchase. If you would like payroll deduction for a ticket package, stop by the Grants Accounting office in AD 186 to fill out the payroll deduction form. For more information, contact Michael R. Castilleja at 805-3571 or

Ticket Package Options

  • Black Club Level: $649 – Seating section C&D – Package includes: two seats under the press box awning with personal chair backs, one Black Club parking space, and a catered buffet. There will be a cash bar at these events.
  • Red Level: $250 – Seating section C&D – Package includes: two seats with personal chair backs and 1 Red Level parking space.
  • Red Individual: $125 – Seating section C&D – Package includes: one seat with personal chair back.

Tailgating Options

  • General Reserved Tailgate Package: $750 – Package includes: four Red Level seats with personal chair backs in section C&D, one tailgate space in front of the Natatorium.

Quarterback Club

  • Alumni/Employee Membership - $150
  • Add a spouse - $75

Notification of Events – New Policy
To remain compliant with federal law, a new ADA webpage has been created ( The new policy regarding event promotion has been created as a result of an effort to remain consistent with the request to provide 5 days notice for accommodations. In order to improve coordination and accessibility for university public events, the Office of Public Relations will no longer accept events for promotion submitted fewer than five (5) university working days prior to the date of the event. Events must be submitted to the PR office through the online form found at There will be no exceptions. PR lists events in the Word Today, on the calendar of events on UIW main page, on the plasma screens across campus, on community calendars and to the external public through media advisories. Events not submitted at least five days in advance using the online PR event form will not be accepted for promotion.

Scholarships Sweepstakes
University of the Incarnate Word will hold its annual sweepstakes for scholarships until November. You have the chance to win a $5,000 merchandise credit balance on a credit card. Suggested donations are $20 per ticket or $100 for six tickets. The drawing will be held Nov. 5. For more information please contact the Development Office at (210) 829-6013.

Student Logo Contest
UIW students are encouraged to participate in the Alamo Heights Night® 2112 logo contest. The logo should include some reference to the event and year of the event. All finished computer separated artwork should be provided on a disk no later than Dec. 2. For more information and the contest guidelines, visit

Rock N Roll Marathon Team
We need your participation to help us win the 2011 Get Fit Challenge! The UIW Rockin’ Red Birds marathon team is only 30 participants behind UTSA, and Trinity University’s team is closing in behind us. With your participation, we can take over UTSA’s first place position! If you know of someone who is participating in the marathon and are looking for a team to be on, they can join the UIW team at For more information, contact Steve Hemphill at 210-805-3595 or


Faculty Focus

Physical Therapy Faculty Candidate Presentation

Physical Therapy is hosting faculty candidate interviews during the month of August. In conjunction with their interview, the candidate has been asked to give a one-hour presentation.Enrique E. Pineda, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, will be presenting: "Gait Ability in Persons Who Have Suffered a Stroke: Determining Recovery Through Electrophysiology" from 1-2 p.m. Aug. 19 in the School of Nursing Lecture Hall 214. Pineda is Coordinator of Comprehensive Therapy Services at Gulf Coast Medical Center, Wharton, Texas, overseeing both inpatient and outpatient services. For more information, contact Elaine Olson at 210-283-6477 or

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

High Schools

5th Annual IWHS Shamrock Golf Classic
Incarnate Word High School will host its 5th annual Shamrock Golf Classic starting at 8 a.m. Nov. 12 at Canyon Springs Golf Club. The golf tournament benefits the activities and athletics programs at IWHS.  Registration forms are available online at Early bird (by Oct. 7) entry costs $135. After Oct. 7, entry costs $150. For more information, contact Nicki Gonzalez at 210-829-3122 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:

  • Pat & Miguel Cortinas (HAAS Faculty) & family on the recent loss of his mother, Juanita R. Cortinas.
  • Rachel Cywinski (MA ’09 & current PhD student) & family on the recent loss of her mother, Elizabeth Cywinski.
  • The family of Patricia Burns Clark Dailey (BA ’40) on her recent death.
  • Denise (BA ’76) & Dennis Stout & family on the recent loss of her father, George DeJarnette, Jr.
  • The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, her family, and the entire UIW community on the recent loss of Sr. Wenceslaus Dworaczyk, CCVI (BA ’56).
  • The family of Michele Adrian Graves (BA ’68) on her recent death.
  • Joan E. Moody (IWHS ’72, BA ’76, BBA ’90) & family on the recent loss of Robert Kramer.
  • Jaynne & James Seeburger & family on the recent loss of his mother, Marie Louise “Rusty” Seeburger-Kuehm (IWHS ’36, BA ’40).
  • Dr. Elda E. Martinez (Dreeben Sch. of Ed. Faculty) & family on the recent loss of her father, Rafael Martinez.
  • Laura Mullen & family on the recent loss of her mother, Carol Evelyn Cerwin Mullen (IWHS ’63, BS ’72).
  • The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and the family of Maria Teresa “Terry” Rodriguez on her recent death.

Tai Chi Easy Classes
UIW adjunct instructor Mary Martha McNeel offers ongoing Qigong and Tai Chi Easy classes. Learn to destress and improve your health through the meditative practice of Qigong and Tai Chi Easy. Classes are free from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday nights in the Angelique Garden Room at the Village at Incarnate Word. For more information, contact Mary Martha McNeel at (210) 826-4591 or

The University of the Incarnate Word provides reasonable accommodation with adequate notice. To request disability accommodation for events listed in this newsletter, visit