The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: oct 14, 2011

Photo of the Week

Pictured (L-R) Dr. Arcelia Johnson-Fannin, founding dean of the UIW Feik School of Pharmacy, and P4 Min Seo Cheon, prepare for the 2011 White Coat Ceremony held Friday, Oct. 7 in the McComb’s Center Rosenberg SkyRoom.


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 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation - 11:30 a.m. Fridays

There will not be a mass service at noon on Friday, Oct. 14.


‘Tis the Season to be Jolly and Volunteer!
The 25th Annual Light the Way celebration is around the corner. Faculty, staff and administrators are invited to help continue making this event a wonderful tradition for the San Antonio community. Volunteers are needed to be supervisors of the student volunteers for various areas, and will need to arrive at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 the day of the event. For more information on volunteering, contact Liz Valerio at or 210-832-2127. Believe in the Magic!

“Jack and Jill: A Romance”

The UIW Department of Theatre Arts will present “Jack and Jill: A Romance,” at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at Cheever Downstage II Theatre. Cost to attend is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, and $8 for students. UIW student’s faculty and staff are admitted for free. For more information, contact Chrissie Young at 210-829-3800 or at

Workshop on Proposals and Research Posters
The Dreeben Center for Research, and Dreeben School of Education will host a workshop for faculty and students to learn how to develop a structured proposal and research poster. Attendees are invited to bring an idea and leave with something ready for the Research Week Poster Session (proposals are due Thursday, Nov. 17). The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 5 in Mabee Library, room 230. For more information, contact Dr. Judy Beauford at or at 210-829-3171.

Rosary Rally
In collaboration with The Village of Incarnate Word, University Mission and Ministry invites you to a public rosary in honor of Our Lady of Fatima and our nation. Today, as prayer is being pushed out of the public arena, we join together to pray. In The Secret of the Rosary, St. Louis de Montfort said, “Public prayer is far more powerful than private prayer to appease the anger of God and call down His mercy, and Holy Mother Church, guided by the Holy Ghost, has always advocated public prayer in times of public tragedy and suffering.” The Rosary Rally will be held from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Grotto. For more information, contact Beth Villarreal at 210-829-2736 or at

Out of Cordoba, Averroes and Maimonides in their Time and Ours
Dr. Jessica Kimmel, professor of Education, will host Out of Cordoba, Averroes and Maimonides in their Time and Ours, a DVD and discussion from 1:30-3:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17 in Fine Arts B03. All are invited to view an intriguing new video considering the period when Catholics, Jews, and Muslims lived together peacefully in Spain and their Philosophy, science and friendship flourished. For more information, contact

Fundamentals of a Successful Business Plan Workshop
H-E-B School of Business and Administration, and the UTSA Small Business Development Center are teaming up to offer the UIW community Fundamentals of a Successful Business Plan Workshop. Students will learn the fundamentals of a business plan, which will give students the tools to write effective business plans. The workshop will be held from 3-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17 in GB 209. RSVP requested, as space is limited. Registered participants in the 2011 Business Plan Competition will receive first priority. For more information or to RSVP, contact Dr. Scott D. Roberts at 210-832-2141 or

Dissertation Defense – Chinyere U. Anyanwu
Chinyere U. Anyanwu will defend her dissertation, “A Study of Professional Nigerian Women in Diaspora,” at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17 in Mabee Library Special Collections. Dissertation Chair is Sr. Dorothy Ettling. For more information, contact Jeanette Curby at 210-829-2758 or

Moody Professor Lecture at UIW
William J. Gokelman, UIW’s Moody Professor for 2011-2012 will present his Moody Lecture, “Creativity and Music,” from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17 in Palestrina Recital Hall located on the second level of the Dougherty Fine Arts Building. For more information, contact Itza Casanova at  or at 210-829-3943.

The Holy Garden, a Place of Common Ground
From 10:30-11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 in front of the AT&T Math, Science and Engineering Building, Dr. Ric Peigler and Sister Martha Ann Kirk will point out plants and consider how the ecological problems of over consumption and destruction of the environment cannot be solved by science alone. UIW may be the only place in the world that has plants from the Holy Scriptures of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam together with citations. Scriptures invite people to plant and enjoy the fruits of the earth together rather than build instruments of destruction. “They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore. Everyone will sit under their own vine and under their own fig tree, and no one will make them afraid” (Micah 4:3-4). For information, contact  

The History of Drug Trafficking, and Emergence of Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations
Mauricio Fernandez, head of the San Antonio Drug Enforcement Agency, will discuss the current state of drug trafficking organizations and the violence in Mexico. The History of Drug Trafficking and Emergence of Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 at the Nursing Building Lecture Hall. For more information, contact Marcos Fragoso at 210-805-3014 or at

Department News

Banner Budget Training Class
The UIW Comptroller’s Office will be hosting a Banner Budget Training Class from 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 and Friday, Oct. 28 in Mabee Library room 230. Attendees will learn how to read and understand department budgets and how to be a successful budget manager. Those who wish to attend must have access to their department budget, and must have taken the Banner Navigational Course offered through the UIW IT Department. Email Thomas Duckworth with the dates you want to attend at

October is National Physical Therapy Month
Mobility is the key ingredient to aging successfully and remaining active and independent throughout our lives. The focus for 2011 National Physical Therapy Month is sports injury prevention across the lifespan. Whether it is little league or the Masters, participating in sports helps promote physically active lifestyles. Despite the documented health benefits of physical activity, the potential for sports-related injuries still exists. Participating in sports the right way is key to avoiding injuries that can sideline you. For more information about a physical therapist’s role in sports injury prevention, visit

Thank you, from Human Resources
The Human Resources Department would like to thank everyone that attended the Heritage Day ceremony on Oct. 5, and would also like to congratulate the honorees for their years of service.The full biographies of the honorees that have completed 15 years or more of service are available online for everyone to read. Please click on the link below to view the biographies; they will be posted for two weeks:

“The University of the Incarnate Word Pharmacy Review”
The Feik School of Pharmacy would like to inform the UIW community of its new journal, “The University of the Incarnate Word Pharmacy Review.” The journal is modeled after the law review, a journal common to most schools of law. “The UIW Pharmacy Review,” will be a product of student editors. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.5, and possess many skills in addition to a high academic ranking. Importantly, becoming a student editor conveys a prestige far higher than any single accomplishment earned at FSOP. The Feik School of Pharmacy would like to welcome the inaugural editorial board of The UIW Pharmacy Review P4 Ronda Wenzel, editor-in-chief; P4 Rachel Pittman, executive editor; P4 Lauren Hernandez, editor; P4 Lindsay Thurman, editor; P3 Sara Elizondo, editor; P3 Andrea Roldan, editor; Dr. Jason Cota, faculty advisor; Dr. Cheryl Horlen, faculty advisor; Dr. Eli Phillips, faculty advisor; and Dr. William Linn, faculty advisor. Volume 1 Issue 1 of “The UIW Pharmacy Review,” will be published Dec. 2011, and issue 2 will be published in May 2012. Interested P2 and P3 students may apply to become an editor in early spring 2012. If you have any questions regarding “The UIW Pharmacy Review,” please contact a faculty advisor.

International Education Week
The International Affairs team is hosting International Education Week (IEW) Nov. 14-18. International Education Week, celebrated worldwide, is an exciting event in which faculty, administrators, students, and outside international organizations/non-profits have an opportunity to showcase their international knowledge, research, skills, and artistic abilities. International Affairs encourages faculty to include an activity, lecture or a topic regarding an international issue in the classroom. To submit a proposal for an event and to be included in the IEW Program, provide the seminar/event title with a brief description and date/time to Jose Martinez. Deadline for entries is October 28.For more information, contact Jose Martinez at or (210) 805-5705.

Community News

Pictured: UIW’s Marshall Eidson, chief information officer, and Debbie Bussineau-King, professor of music, cycled to fundraise at the “Tour de Cabaret,” held Friday, Oct. 7. The Information and Technology Services Cycling Team raised $595 for the 2011 UIW Employee Campaign.

Rick Smith, external business manager in athletics, was honored at Florida Atlantic University on Thursday for his leadership when he was a student. The plaque is hanging on the outside of their new on campus stadium which opens Saturday.

Pictured: Students learned the tools to write effective business plans at “Fundamentals of a Successful Business Plan Workshop,” held Monday, Oct. 10. The workshop was offered by the H-E-B School of Business and Administration and the UTSA Small Business Development Center.

Pictured: Officer John Sanchez and Officer Frank Gomez, of the UIW Police Department, put students to the test and made them walk the line with goggles that simulated being intoxicated. The simulation was part of “Sober Roads,” an event held on Oct. 12, in recognition of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week.

UIW Recalls its Heritage and Mission
The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and the University of the Incarnate Word regard all creation as sacred, because God’s presence dwells in all of nature and we are entrusted to safeguard it.

Free tickets for UIW Faculty, Staff and their Families for Oct. 15 football game
UIW Athletics is happy to announce a special offer for UIW faculty, staff and their families for the Saturday, October 15 football game vs. Texas A&M Kingsville. By showing your UIW ID at the ticket window on game day, you and your family will receive complimentary admission, and a voucher for a free concession item and beverage. No reservations are necessary. For more information, contact Kevin Rubel at (210) 829-6048 or

Living with Autism
The Walk, Roll, and Read student organization will feature “Living with Autism,” in recognition of Disabilities Awareness Month. Dr. Bernice De La Cruz, director of Autism Community Network Training will make a presentation from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 in the Mabee Library Conference Room 211. For more information, contact Rachel Cywinski at

Haunted House
Take a spooky walk through a haunted house from 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Marian Ballroom. Admission is free. For more information, contact Melissa Sayre at 210-832-2189 or at

Play Day for Peace
The Dreeben School of Education’s Creative Play and Play Environments Class will host its annual play day in conjunction with Peace Month. Children from our partner schools will participate in some 25 outdoor learning play spaces provided by the education students. Play is seen as the opposite of violence as well as providing essential benefits to the child. The United Nations Rights of the child calls for all children to have the right to play. The Play Day for Peace will take place on Wednesday, Oct 19 from 9 – 10:45 a.m. on Dubuis Lawn. Contact Mary Ruth Moore at (210) 283-5038 or

Concert at the Cove
The UIW Jazz Ensemble will perform from 8-10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at The Cove Restaurant located at 606 W. Cypress in San Antonio. The performance will be directed by Jim Waller, and will feature the vocal stylings of John Panzarella and Kathia Ocasio. For more information, contact Waller at 210-445-0412 or at  

51st Annual Texas Jazz Festival
The UIW Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jim Waller, will perform at the 51st Annual Texas Jazz Festival from 1:15-2:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the AT&T Stage in Heritage Park in Corpus Christi, Texas. This will be the ensemble’s fifth year to perform at the longest running jazz festival in Texas. For more information, contact Waller at 210-445-0412 or at

Orchestra Performance
The Orchestra of the Incarnate Word will perform from 8-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 in Our Lady’s Chapel. For more information, contact the UIW Music Department at 210-829-3855 or at

Faculty Focus

Invitation to Submit a Paper for Verbum Incarnatum:
You are invited to submit a paper for Verbum Incarnatum: An Academic Journal of Social Justice published by the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. Verbum Incarnatum is a peer-reviewed journal. The theme for this year’s volume is “Economics and Social Justice.” Papers should include an abstract and are expected to be 15-25 pages, double spaced. Please submit a hardcopy as well as an electronic version, in Word format, of your article. Please submit all papers via email to Deadline for submission is Sunday, January 1, 2012. For more information contact Sabrina Koll, managing editor, at or one of the faculty editors, Dr. Roger Barnes, Dr. Phil Lampe or Dr. Julie Miller.

Call for papers – Center for Medical Tourism Research
Faculty are invited to submit a paper for the Center for Medical Tourism Research Third Annual Conference. The theme for this year’s conference is “The Power of Consumerism – Patient Choice & Medical Travel.” Abstracts are requested by Nov. 15. Selectees will be notified by Dec. 15. To submit abstracts go to All abstracts need to be original pieces of work owned and created by the author(s) and approximately 1,500 words. For details contact Dr. David Vequist at 210-805-5825 or at

High Schools

Visit Incarnate Word High School at

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at

Visit the UIW Prep website at


St. Peter Prince Family 5K Fun Run/Walk
St. Peter Prince of Apostles Catholic School will host the 2nd Annual St. Peter Prince 5K Family Run/Walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, beginning on the UIW campus behind the Natatorium. The registration fee to participate is $10 per person, and registration forms can be found at For more information, contact Maria Littlefield at 201-824-3171.


Our prayers and sympathy go to:

  • The family of Col. Ruth Alice Kegler, USANC (BSN ’59) on her recent death.