The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: Aug. 26, 2011

Photo of the Week

Dr. Denise Stout, Sr. Dot Ettling, CCVI, Ph.D., Dr. Sharon Herbers and Sr. Helena Monahan, CCVI, enjoyed the Spazmatics concert on Thursday evening during Welcome Week.


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


Melissa Sayre, of Campus Life, and representatives from Tickets 4 Any Event attended the Cardinal Marketplace event in Marian Ballroom on Thursday.

Students get set up for the Activities Fair on Wednesday during Welcome Week.

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. Dr. Andy Waldhelm will be presenting "Defining and Assessing Core Stability" from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 26 in JB 126. Waldhelm is the clinic director of Triton Healthcare, General Outpatient clinic in Denham Springs, LA. For more information, contact Elaine Olson at 210-283-6477 or

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

Writing Workshop for Graduate Students
The Graduate Support Center will offer a writing workshop focusing on the core elements of writing. Dr. John Perry will present this workshop, which is open to all UIW graduate students. Workshops will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29 and Wednesday, Aug. 31 in the Mabee Library auditorium. For more information, contact Dr. David Ortiz at

Young Alumni Football Kickoff
Come join the Young Alumni Chapter at Broadway 50/50 to kickoff the football season with two free drinks and complimentary chips and salsa. The Alumni Relations & Athletics offices will hold the free kickoff event from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 at Broadway 50/50. Head Football Coach Mike Santiago will be hosting his radio show at Broadway 50/50 starting at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Steve Hemphill at (210) 805-3595 or

Light the Way Workdays
Light the Way is just around the corner. Be a part of the tradition as this year is the 25th annual celebration! Replace old light bulbs for community service or simply come out and help us! Workdays will be from 9 a.m. – noon Saturday, Sept. 10 and Saturday, Sept. 24 in Marian Hall Ballroom. For more information, contact Liz Valerio at or at 210-832-2127.

Volunteer Work Days in Headwaters Sanctuary
Student, staff and faculty volunteers are needed for the Headwaters Coalition’s Volunteer Work Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 10 in the Headwaters Sanctuary. We’ll meet at the main trailhead behind the baseball fields. Come prepared for work in the woods: long pants and closed-toe shoes. Headwaters volunteers are eligible for off campus community service hours. Plus, getting involved in the Headwaters project is a great way to expand your horizons and get to know more intimately this place we call “home” here at Incarnate Word. For more information, contact Helen Ballew at 828-2224 Ext. 232 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.

Department News

ADA Statements for Event Accommodation and Publications
The ADA wording for publications has changed. Please use the new wording for your documents:

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New IT Website
Information Technology Services is pleased to announce our new and improved website. Visit us at to find out more about our services and support or to contact us with your technology needs. A short online survey is available on the main page to get your feedback on the website. Please fill it out so we can continue improving our online presence.

Help Desk Phone Services
The Information Technology Department now offers 24/7/365 help desk phone services. Contact the help desk via phone: on campus at Ext. 2721; locally at 210-829-2721; or toll-free at 866-614-5043. All calls will be answered by a live technician with an average wait time of 60 seconds. Certified technicians can assist you in resolving login issues and answer your questions about UIW email, Blackboard, Banner and other commonly used applications. Two other methods of contacting the help desk, a chat feature and a new self-service web form, will follow soon. When help desk requests are resolved, you may receive an electronic survey by email. Give your feedback by filling out the survey. Your opinion will help improve future services.

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.

Remotely Access UIW Resources

Remotely Access Banner

Remotely Access your Files

Access Library Databases

Community News

UIW in the News
Exhibit Lets Iraqi Women Tell Stories of Heartbreak and Hope

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.

UIW Dining Website
Sodexo has a new website that offers weekly menus, a nutrition calculator, the ability to talk to a dietitian, and more. Visit the new site at

Student Logo Contest
UIW students are encouraged to participate in the Alamo Heights Night® 2012 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

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

Faculty Focus

Faculty Family Potluck Supper
Faculty are invited to bring family or significant others to make new friends and meet old friends at the potluck supper from 6:30 – 9 p.m. Sept. 9 in Marian Hall Ballroom. Children are welcome. Bring some food to share. Iced tea provided and you are welcome to bring other drinks. Sponsored by the Faculty Mentoring Program led by Dr. Jessica Kimmel and Sr. Martha Ann Kirk. For more information, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at (210) 829-3854 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:

  • Sr. Germaine Corbin, CCVI & family on the recent loss of her uncle, Carl M. Corbin.
  • Lt. Col. (ret.) Earl Hardy & family on the recent loss of his wife, Margery Anne “Maggie” Hunter Hardy (UIW friend, member Extended Run Players).
  • Sr. Lupita Moreno, CCVI & family on the recent loss of her brother, Carlos Moreno.
  • Henry Vidaurri (BA ’10) & family on the recent loss of his wife, Priscilla Ann Vidaurri.
  • Peggy Tobin (UIW friend) & family on the recent loss of her husband, Don Freeman Tobin.

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