The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: April 20, 2012

Photo of the Week

Dr. Agnese presents Dr. Bob Connelly, dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, a special photo at Dr. Connelly’s retirement reception held Tuesday, April 17 in Marian Ballroom.   


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


The Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO) hosted the dedication of the new Interfaith Room on Monday, April 16. Pictured (L-R) student Elissa Bostian; Dr. Andrew Buzzelli, dean of the RSO; Stanley Rosenberg; student Roya Attarhosseini; UIW President Dr. Louis Agnese; Sr. Walter Maher, vice president of university mission and ministry; and student Salma Kiani.

Approximately 600 students attended “Graduation Finale” Monday, April 16 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Students were able to pick up tickets and graduation gowns, register with the UIW Alumni Association, and more.

Alanna Taylor, study abroad coordinator, hosted an information session for students on UIW’s new European Study Center in Heidelberg Germany Tuesday, April 17 in Mabee Library Auditorium.

The UIW Student Government Association and Campus Activities Board Annual Awards Banquet was held Tuesday, April 17 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. During the ceremony, UIW student Lyndsey Reyna was presented with the award for Campus Life Student Leader of the Year. Pictured (L-R) Paul Ayala, director of university events and student programs; Reyna; and Dr. Renee Moore, dean of campus life.

Sodexo hosted UIW’s version of “Iron Chef,” Wednesday, April 18 on Dubuis Lawn. Pictured: Alanna Greene, coordinator of international student and visitor activities, and Jose Martinez, director of international student and scholar services, the winners of the competition, explain the dish they created to judges (L-R) Alek Rios, and Ileana Chapa faculty members in the International Center; Lou Fox, special assistant to the president for community relations and campus security; Rudy Martinez, chef manager of Marian Hall and Sodexo, and (back) Josh Price, operations manager of Sodexo.

Win a pair of tickets to the Battle of Flowers Parade or the Fiesta Flambeau parade – TODAY!
UIW is a proud sponsor of the KLRN broadcasts of the 2012 Fiesta Parades. Six lucky employees will have the chance to win a pair of tickets to the Battle of Flowers Parade or the Fiesta Flambeau Parade. For a chance to win, simply reply to this email with either the word “Flowers” or Flambeau” in the subject line, depending on the parade you would like to attend. The first three employees to respond will win the tickets. You may not win tickets to both parades. The Battle of Flowers Parade is scheduled for April 27 from 12:45-4 p.m. The Fiesta Flambeau Parade is April 28 from 7:45-11 p.m. Questions? Call PR at 210-829-6001.

Alamo Heights Night 2012 “It’s Party Time in ’09!”
UIW will again be host to Alamo Heights Night 2012, Friday, April 20, 2012, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. It will take place on the parking lots surrounding the Natatorium and Convocation Center. The event will offer food and beverage booths, musical entertainment, a section of fun and games, and entertainment for all ages.Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for ages 12-17 and students with ID. Children under 12 are FREE. Please join the Alamo Heights Rotary and the UIW community for this fun filled family event.

As of 2 p.m. on Friday April 20, there will be no traffic allowed over the bridge nor from the ICC roadway down to the main campus.Both entrances off Hildebrand Ave may be used as the main thoroughfare until 3 p.m. At 3 p.m. on Friday, both Hildebrand entrances will be closed/blocked. Anyone entering campus after 3 p.m. may enter the campus from Broadway at Burr Road and/or the Davis Court gate. To access the ICC area (ICC, McCombs, Ancira, Joeris, or Hillside), please use the ICC or 281 gates. If you have any questions, please contact Campus Police at 210-829-6030.

“Fiction,” by Steven Dietz
The UIW Department of Theatre Arts will present, “Fiction,” by Steven Dietz. The production is a scintillating mixture of comedy and drama that takes guests for an exciting ride. The show will be featured at 8 p.m. April 20-21 and April 27-28; 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22 at Cheever Downstage II Theatre. Cost to attend is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $8 for non-UIW students, and $6 for groups of 10 or more. UIW students, faculty and staff are admitted for free. For more information, contact

Delta Xi Nu 5K Run/1K Walk Benefit
The Eta Chapter of Delta Xi Nu (DXN) Multicultural Sorority, Inc. will host the second annual DXN 5K Run/1K Walk Benefit Sunday, April 22 beginning on the UIW campus behind the Natatorium. Proceeds from the event will go to the American Cancer Society. Registration will be held from 8-8:30 a.m., warm-up is at 8:45 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. Cost to participate is $5 for students and UIW staff, and $7 for non-students. Family, friends, and pets on a leash are welcome. For more information, contact Cielo Perez at 210-379-3844 or

“Me, Myself, and I”
“Me, Myself, and I: The Tripartite Mind of Robert Schumann,” a lecture-recital by Meredith Ridgway with soprano Lisa Flores will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22 at Our Lady’s Chapel. For more information, contact the Music Department at 210-829-3855 or at

Health Career Fair
The UIW Student Nurses Association is sponsoring a Health Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, April 23 on the first floor lobby of the School of Nursing. All are invited to explore opportunities for a career in the health care field including nursing, optometry, pharmacy and nuclear medicine. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk to hospital and military recruiters, look for a job, and win prizes. For more information, contact Cynthia Richardson at 210-262-9551 or

Presentation by Army South CO, Major General Trombitas
The Department of Government and International Affairs will host a presentation by Army South CO, Major General Trombitas from noon to 1:15 p.m. Monday, April 23 in Mabee Library Auditorium. The presentation will feature the role of the U.S. military in Latin America in the 21st century. For more information, contact Dr. James Creagan at 210-805-3094 or

UIW Solar House Grand Opening
The UIW Solar House will host a grand opening ceremony from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 24. The ceremony will be followed by refreshments and tours. The Solar House is located between the McDermott Convocation Center and Barshop Natatorium. Those interested in attending may RSVP at 210-829-6001.

Fiesta Open Mic Night
Showcase your hidden talents singing, dancing, reading poetry and more at Fiesta Open Mic Night from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 in the Student Center Lounge. Free snacks and drinks will be provided. For more information, contact Mehmet Kula at 829-3037 or at

Sr. Margaret Patrice Slattery Lecture
Dr. Jo LeCoeur, professor in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, will present the 2012 Sr. Margaret Patrice Slattery Lecture, “Gratitude for the Genuine Voice,” at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 in Mabee Library Special Collections. The subtitle of the lecture, “That Song Stayed Sung,” is from the play, “Fiction,” running in the Cheever Theatre April 20-22 and April 26-28. For more information, contact Dr. LeCoeur at 210-829-3888 or

Schedule for 2012 Honors Convocation
Ceremonies for the 2012 Honors Convocation include the School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26 in Bonilla Science Hall, room 129; and the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, April 29 in Marian Hall Ballroom. Additional information can be provided by each college/school hosting the ceremony.

Spring Concert
The Cardinal Chorale and Cardinal Singers, directed by William Gokelman, will present their Spring Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29 in Our Lady’s Chapel. For more information, contact the Music Department at 210-829-3855 or

35th Annual Swing-In Carnival
Get your samba on and bring your mask to the 35th Annual Swing-In 2012 Carnival. The auction party will kick-off the two day event beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. The golf tournament will feature two tee times at 7:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. on Friday, May 4 at the Republic Golf Club. Thanks to the generous support of donors, the 2011 Swing-In event raised nearly $3 million dollars for student scholarships. To register or for more information, contact the UIW Development Office at 210-829-6013 or visit

Department News

Congratulations to UIW’s public relations team (L-R) Margaret Garcia, associate director; Brance Arnold, secretary; Debra Del Toro, director; Veronica Ruiz, marketing and advertising coordinator; and Crystale Lopez, publications coordinator, who received a gold award for the current A Degree of Difference advertising campaign in the 27th Annual Educational Advertising Awards. The Higher Education Marketing Report honored UIW’s campaign in the category “Total Advertising Campaign” for schools with 5,000–9,999 students. The campaign was also included in the awards’ Best of Show listing. Read more at: Higher Ed Marketing Report 2012 Awards.

Summer Camps at UIW
The UIW Athletics Department is proud to host several summer camps for children of all ages. Summer camp programs include football, soccer, softball, tennis, cross country, track, basketball, and baseball. Several of the camps offer discounts for employees. For more information or registration details, visit: 2012 UIW Summer Camps Information.

Extended Academic Programs

Extended Academic Programs sponsored the inaugural “Our Community Salutes” recognition event on Thursday, April 12 in the Sky Room.“Our Community Salutes” is a non-profit that was established nationally to honor high school seniors that go directly into the military. The students and their parents were very excited to gather in the Sky Room and receive certificates honoring their service.Dr. Cyndi Porter is the president of the local chapter of “Our Community Salutes of San Antonio.”Nearly 500 people attended the event. Military VIP’s included eight generals, an admiral, and the reserve ambassador from Texas.All were on-hand to congratulate parents and students. Pictured (L-R) Major General David Rubenstein presents the certificate of honor to an enlistee, along with Brigadier General Peter Lennon, and Major General Simeon Trombitas.

Community News

The Cutting Edge Fashion Show Fiesta Medals are now available for $7.They can be purchased in the fashion office at JB214, Julian Gold, and the Fiesta Store on Broadway. For more information contact Leslie Kuhn at 210-829-3141 or at

The UIW Student Nurses Association (SNA) Officers attended the National SNA Annual Convention in Pittsburgh, April 10-15. The three SNA student leaders argued for or against several of the 40 National SNA resolutions in the House of Delegates. Pictured (L-R) Emily Burnett, Mary Scaggs, faculty advisor Cynthia Richardson, and Casey Escamilla.

UIW in the News

UIW Supports the Arts in SA
The Fund Arts Campaign has come to a close.Fewer individuals participated than last year but $700 more was raised for a total of $8,688.Thanks to all the captains and others who participated!If you ordered a t-shirt, Lorraine Ewers will let you know when they arrive.

Memo from UIW Comptroller for Year-End Procedures
In order to close out the 2011/2012 fiscal year, cooperation is needed in areas related to the unrestricted operating budget. Please click the following link for year-end procedures: Year.End.Procedures.Memo.

Volunteers Needed to Create Commencement Decorations
The Office of the Registrar is seeking volunteers to help create 100-150 tissue paper flowers to decorate Freeman Coliseum for spring commencement. Volunteers will gather at 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 27 in JB 126 and will finish by noon. No experience necessary. Refreshments will be served and guests are invited to bring their own favorite treat as well. For more information, contact Dr. Bobbye Fry at 210-829-6006 or

Eucharistic Ministers for Baccalaureate May 6, 2012
University Mission and Ministry (UMM) invites those who are Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) or those interested in being EMHCs to join us in serving our graduating class and their families at the spring Baccalaureate Mass.This year, UMM will need 25-30 EMHCs. The Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 6 at the Joe Freeman Coliseum.Arrangements will be made for transportation.Training will be provided for those who have not served at EMHCs. For more information or to volunteer, contact Beth Villarreal at 210-829-2736 or by Friday, April 27.

2012 Cutting Edge Fiesta® Fashion Show
UIW will present the 2012 Cutting Edge Fiesta® Fashion Show Monday, April 23 at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel located at 101 Bowie Street. Registration and silent auction begin at 10 a.m. followed by the fashion show at 11:30 a.m. Four tables are still available at $750, and individual tickets are available for $75 for the lunch and show, and $25 for show-only tickets. Raffle tickets are also available for $100 each. Only 250 tickets will be sold and the ticket holder need not be present to win. The winners will win one of three prizes: a $5,000 pendant and earring set donated by Dennis Jewelry Co., a trip for two with first-class airfare, to New York City donated by Corporate Travel Planners with a retail value of $7,000 or cocktail ring donated by Neiman Marcus valued over $11,000. For information or to make reservations, call 210-829-6013. All proceeds fund scholarships for students in UIW’s fashion management program.

RSVP for Sometime Singers-Players
The Sometime Singers & Players (SS/P) are an ensemble of the UIW Music Ministry comprised 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.  The commitment to participate at an event and its corresponding rehearsals is made only when you RSVP to an event invitation by the RSVP date. Currently, we are seeking musicians to minister at the Spring Baccalaureate Mass scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 6 at Freeman Coliseum. Please attend two of the three rehearsals: 

  • Tuesday, May 1 (vocalists)
  • Wednesday, May 2 (instrumentalists)
  • Thursday, May 3 (vocalists and instrumentalists)

All rehearsals are from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Our Lady’s Chapel. RSVP by Friday, April 27. For questions about the rehearsal schedule, contact 210-832-3207.To RSVP for this event, 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.

Faculty Focus

China Faculty Needed
China Incarnate Word, an affiliate of UIW, is recruiting for a limited number of instructors to teach in Guangzhou, located approximately two hours from Hong Kong.Instructors are sought to teach courses in English, business, journalism, communications, history and accounting.A minimum of a master’s degree and 18 graduate hours in the field to which you are applying is required.These positions are with China Incarnate Word and not the University of the Incarnate Word. Apply online at Req. 00910452.

High Schools

Incarnate Word High School held a press conference for senior Rebecca Cortez who signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Alabama A&M in Huntsville. Pictured: IWHS senior Rebecca Cortez with her parents Dr. Ray and Roxanna Cortez and her family. 

Visit Incarnate Word High School at

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at

Visit the UIW Prep website at


2012 UIW Cardinal Basketball Camp
Kids ages six to 16 are invited to attend the 2012 UIW Cardinal Basketball Camp to improve skills through individual instruction, drills, lectures, and games. The two-week camp will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 25 through Thursday, June 28, and from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, June 29. The second week of camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, July 2 through Friday, July 6 (please note: there will be no camp scheduled for Wednesday, July 4).Cost to attend is $175 the first week all-day or $150 half-day; and $165 the second week all-day or $140 half-day. UIW faculty and staff receive 20 percent off cost. For more information, contact Brian Curtis, assistant men’s basketball coach, at 210-283-5052 or the camp brochure for registration information at 2012.UIW.Cardinal.Basketball.Camp.

Football Summer Camp
UIW Football will be hosting “Rising Star Camp” and “Youth Camp” this summer. The Rising Star Camp is for juniors and seniors in high school where speed, agility, and position-specific drills will be taught by UIW coaches. The one-day Rising Star Camps will be held from noon to 4 p.m. June 20 and July 11, and cost $40. Youth Camp is for children in grades 4–8 and will teach fundamentals and 7-on-7 drills. The cost is $125 before May 31, and a 20% discount is given to UIW employees. The camp is from 9 a.m. to noon June 4–7. For more information, contact Coach Tony Marciano at 210-805-3096 or

Our prayers and sympathy go to:

  • Jane Watson (UNDCLD ’55) & family on the recent loss of her sister, Mary Belle Watson Blagg (UNDCLD ’47).

  • Sr. Marilyn Burke, CCVI (BA ’69, MA ’77) & family on the loss of her sister, the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity, and the entire UIW community on the recent loss of Sr. Mary Bernadette Burke, CCVI (IWHS ’55, BA ’73).

  • The family of Margaret Jean Butler (SR School ’41) on her recent death.

  • Mrs. Linda Faye Corbo on the recent loss of her husband, Mel Corbo (UIW friend).

  • Vicki & Dennis DuBose & family on the recent loss of their daughter, Melissa Kay DuBose (BBA ’01).

  • Richard Halter & family on the recent loss of his wife, Beverly Marie Halter (BSN ’83).

  • Bernice Rose Joyal on the recent loss of Barbara Ruth Mallernee (BSN ’52).

  • Keiko McManus (BSN ’76) & family on the recent loss of her mother, Yukiko Nakano McManus.

  • Jane & James O’Neill & family on the recent loss of his brother, Francis Edward O’Neill (UIW friend).

  • The family of Michael Von Zellers (Former UIW Faculty) on his recent death.

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