The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: May 11, 2012

Photo of the Week

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Pictured (L-R) Itza Casanova, administrative assistant to the provost; Margaret Preston, retired employee of UIW Academic and Student Affairs; and Dr. Denise Doyle, provost, at Dr. Doyle’s “Cheers to moving on to a new job” party held Thursday, May 10 in the Provosts Office. Dr. Doyle will soon begin her new role as UIW’s chancellor.


Our Lady’s Chapel Services

Mass Cancellation Notification
There will be no Mass on Friday, May 11.  

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



35th Annual Swing-In Carnival 2012 Auction Party and Golf Tournament

The Swing-In Carnival Auction Party kicked-off the two day event. Swing-In is held annually and raises funds for student scholarships.

Pictured (L-R) Rob Lee, assistant golf coach at St. Mary’s University; Todd Ivicic, assistant coach of the Cardinal football program; and Larry Kennan, head coach of the Cardinal football program, participated in the Swing-In 2012  Golf Tournament held Friday, May 4 at Republic Golf Club.

Alex Castaneda, director of major gifts and planned giving, and Sylvia Kutschenreuter, office manager for development, volunteered at the Swing-In Golf Tournament. 

Friendship Garden Dedication Today
UIW President Dr. Louis Agnese invites the university community to the dedication of the Friendship Garden at 11:15 a.m. Friday, May 11 at the oak tree adjacent to the Agnese/Sosa Building. The dedication is sponsored by Barbara and Alan Dreeben in honor of their lifetime friends Tena Gorman, Peggy Lewis, and Ruth Eilene Sullivan.

Transfer “Get In” Friday – T.G.I.F.
UIW Admissions and Extended Academic Programs will host Transfer “Get In” Friday (T.G.I.F.) at 3 p.m. Friday, May 11 at the UIW Dual Enrollment Center, and at 3 p.m. Friday, June 8 at the Northwest Center. The event is a one-stop-shop for transfer students to apply, complete files, submit documentation, pay confirmation fees, sign up for orientation, meet with financial aid, and meet with the Veteran’s Affairs Office. For more information, contact Javier Lara at 210-829-6005 or  

“Vegas Night”
Vegas-style gaming comes to UIW from 7-11 p.m. Friday, May 11 at the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room, as UIW Athletics hosts their annual Vegas Night fundraiser. Come enjoy food, beverages, gaming, and fun with other UIW alumni, friends, families, and supporters. Tickets are $50 and include all food, beverages, and gaming. Each ticket is entered into a drawing for great prizes. For more information, or to purchase your tickets, contact Rick Smith, external business manager, at or 210-283-6448.

Ground Breaking Ceremony for Fencing and International Sports Center
The UIW community is invited to join UIW President Dr. Louis Agnese, along with Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, and Bexar County Commissioner Paul Elizondo to commemorate the start of construction on the Fencing and International Sports Center at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 23 at St. Anthony Catholic High School located at 3200 McCullough Ave. For more information or to RSVP contact 210-829-6001 or

“Taller de Lecturas sobre el México Contemporáneo”
The Asociación Empresarios Mexicanos (AEM) and UIW International Affairs will host a workshop featuring Raúl Rodríguez Barocio as he presents, “Taller de Lecturas sobre el México Contemporáneo,” from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 24 in the ICC Auditorium. Barocio will discuss the following books: “Mañana o pasado,” by Jorge Castañeda; “Transición,” by Carmen Aristegui; “El país de uno,” by Denise Dresser; and “Por eso estamos como estamos,” by Carlos Elizondo Mayer-Serra. Please note: due to the co-sponsorship with the AEM and their membership, the workshop will take place in Spanish. For more information, contact Patricia Alanis at or 210-546-2144.

Department News

Summer Camps at UIW
UIW Athletics 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 too! For information and registration details, visit: 2012 UIW Summer Camps Information.

Register for 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

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

San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup
The UIW Athletics Department has partnered with San Antonio Sports to host their inaugural Sports Corporate Cup, a city-wide event open to businesses of all sizes and aimed at helping company’s team-build and network, while providing an atmosphere of friendly competition. The event will take place Saturday, June 2 on the UIW campus. Faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to participate and will have the opportunity to compete in 13 different events, and mix-and-mingle throughout the day at the tailgate. To be part of the team, either as a team member or to help manage the tailgate/tent area, email Rick Smith at

Extended Academic Programs

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Virtual University's Sgt. Maj. Kent Dolasky was recognized as the 2012 Alumni of Distinction for Service in Mission at the spring 2012 undergraduate commencement ceremony. He was UIW's first eArmyU graduate in 2002, and earned an MBA in 2006 during his deployment in the Middle East, where he also received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Dolasky iscurrently an Army Special Forces Sergeant Major and the Commandant of the Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy in Tampa, Fla.Dolaskyalso founded the volunteer organization "Buckets of Hope" afterobserving a homeless man with little protection from the cold. In2010, he delivered his first bucket of hope filled with winter survival items to the needy in the Tampa area. Dolasky is a member of UIW's extended academics program curriculum committee andan instructor. Hedesigned and launched abachelor of science in business administration capstone course titled, “Business Policy and Strategy.”

Extended Academic Programs Information Session
UIW Extended Academic Programs will present an information session for adults who would like to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 at the Dr. Burton E. Grossman International Center. The session will showcase opportunities for adult students including the new daytime blended learning program, and the UIW accelerated eight-week terms. The information session will also discuss the option of the UIW Virtual University for convenient online classes. For more information or to RSVP, call 210-757-0202 or email

Community News

Spring 2012 Commencement Photos

View photos from the spring 2012 commencement ceremonies at

“Standing Your Ground in San Antonio” Forum

The San Antonio Association of Black Journalists (SAABJ) and the San Antonio Association for Hispanic (SAAHJ) Journalists will host the forum “Standing Your Ground in San Antonio: The Intersection of Crime and Race,” from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17 in Mabee Library Auditorium. The panel will discuss topics including Texas’ Castle Doctrine, Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law, and racial profiling. The SAABJ will also be awarding four $1,000 scholarships, to include UIW communication arts major Sara Ghannam. For more information, contact Michael Mercer at 210-829-6069 or

Coffee Drive for Haven for Hope
Haven for Hope, a non-profit organization in San Antonio that helps transform the lives of homeless men, women and children, is experiencing a shortage in coffee. University Mission and Ministry (UMM) in collaboration with the UIW Chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society are sponsoring a coffee drive for the organization through Thursday, May 31. The UIW community is invited to bring by regular/automatic drip coffee to the UMM offices at AD 147 anytime throughout the spring semester. For more information, contact UMM at or 210-829-3128.

Instructional Technology Training Opportunities
This summer, the department of Instructional Technology is offering more training opportunities than ever before. This is your chance to earn a gold medal as you learn to integrate new applications and technologies with opportunities for teaching and learning. Opportunities will include online courses in Blackboard, MS Office, and Epsilen. Web 2.0 Toolbox sessions and the iPad App-palooza will also be offered – iPad App-palooza attendees will receive a free video adapter and $25 iTunes gift card. To review the summer’s offerings and to register, visit

Utilize San Antonio Museum of Art Membership
The University of the Incarnate Word is currently a Corporate Member of the San Antonio Museum of Art. UIW has added complementary admission to SAMA to benefit offerings for employees and students, and the Brainpower schools.

  • University of Incarnate Word
  • St. Anthony Catholic High School
  • Incarnate Word High School
  • St. Peter Prince of Apostles Elementary School
  • St. Anthony Elementary School

Through June 1, 2012, students, faculty, and staff of these campuses will gain free admittance during regular operating hours when they present a valid school ID. Any other family members or guests attending with the student or employee will need to pay regular admission to visit the museum.

Faculty Focus

Faculty Research Barriers Assessment
As the School of Graduate Studies and Research and the Office of Research Development look to make strategic improvements in the services we offer faculty, we must carefully examine the current state and culture of our scholars on campus. We ask that all full-time faculty check their email and assist our efforts by responding to our research barriers assessment. This survey should take 10 to 12 minutes.The included questions and elements have been developed to examine departmental, institutional, and individual barriers to seeking funding for your research.

Your input is incredibly valuable and we encourage responses regardless of experience with external funding.For additional information on the survey, its purpose, or its content, please contact Rebecca Ohnemus in the Office of Research Development at 210-805-3036 or

Tools for Academic Advising
UIW faculty who advise undergraduates are invited to attend the “Tools for Academic Advising,” a workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Wednesday, June 20 in Mabee Library Special Collections. The workshop will describe new and existing tools for academic advising, as well as, creative ways to make the most of them. Participants will also receive lunch and a stipend. For more information, contact Dr. Susan Hall at 210-283-5030 or

China Faculty Needed
China Incarnate Word, an affiliate of UIW, is recruiting 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

Darold Williamson (back center), member of the U.S. Olympic Track Team in 2004, visited the St. Anthony Catholic High School campus on Friday, May 4. Williamson anchored a 4x400 meter relay team who won a gold medal with a running time of 2:55:91 which, at that time, was the fastest time in the world since 1998.

Summer Fest
Join the St. Anthony Alumni Association for “Summer Fest,” from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 2 at St. Anthony Catholic High School. Guests will enjoy music, food, and fun for the whole family. Proceeds from the event will benefit the alumni scholarship fund. For more information, contact Alejandro Calderon at 210-832-5632 or

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at

Visit Incarnate Word High School at

Visit the UIW Prep website at




Our prayers and sympathy go to:

  • Lisa (BA ’09) & Paul DuBois & family on the recent loss of his father; Kathy Boenisch (IWHS ’67), Mary McKay (IWHS ’69), Barbara Riovo (IWHS ’70), Joan Vorauer (IWHS ’74), Christine McComas (IWHS ’76) and Patricia Emerson (IWHS ’79) and all their families on the recent loss of their father, Keith F. DuBois. \
  • Bebe Canales Inkley (IWHS ’53, NDS ’57) & family on the recent loss of her husband, Sherwood William Inkley.
  • The family of Esther Merle Martin (BS ’60) on her recent death.
  • Kye & Lou (Special Assist. to the President) Fox & family on the recent loss of her aunt, Doris Elizabeth Kilpatrick Watts.

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