The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: June 8, 2012

Photo of the Week

UIW Provost Dr. Kathi Light hosted an informal reception in the Semmes Gallery, on Friday, June 1, to welcome UIW’s new Deans.   Pictured: L-R Dr. Kathi Light, provost, Dr. Caroline Goulet, founding dean, UIW School of Physical Therapy, Dr. John Healy, dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Dr. Glenn James,  associate provost and director of assessment, Dr. Jeannie J. Scott, interim dean, H-E-B School of Business Administration, Dr. Mary M. Hoke, dean of the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions, Dr. Carlos A. Garcia, dean of the School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering.


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

Please note that on Tuesday, June 5, the opening Liturgy for the 2012 Pastoral Institute will be held at 11:30 a.m. Fr. Robert Burns, OP, will preside.  There will be no noon mass.


UIW Military Education Fair
Join us at the Military Education Fair on Friday, July 6 from 3-6 p.m. at the Grossman International Conference Center (ICC). Find out more about Admissions, GI Bill benefits, Academic advising, Services for veterans with disabilities, Local veteran service organizations, Student veteran panel, Campus resources that will help make for an easy transition. RSVP at or call 210 829 2705 for more information.

Family Night at the Missions
Join the UIW Alumni Association for family night at Wolff Stadium from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19. Bring family and friends out to enjoy the opportunity to meet with other UIW alumni. Tickets are $7 each and include a food voucher. Popcorn, hotdogs, beer, and soda will all be $2 that night as well. RSVP at

Department News

Dissertation Defense - Derek J. Riedel
Derek J. Riedel will present his dissertation on Wednesday, June 27, from 1 -3 p.m. in GB 212.  For more information, contact Jeanette Curby in the Graduate Studies & Research office at (210) 829-2758 or by email at

UIW opens new writing and learning center
Student Success is pleased to announce the arrival of UIW’s new Writing and Learning Center. We are recruiting new writing tutors for the 2012-13 academic year. If you would like to recommend someone to be a tutor, please contact the director, Dr. Amanda Johnston, at or (210) 805-5856.

Football Season Tickets Now On Sale
Don’t forget to purchase season tickets for UIW football. View the football promo video at 2012 UIW Cardinal Football. For more information, contact Kevin Rubel at 210-805-3000.

Extended Academic Programs

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, 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

Congratulations EAP Faculty
Dr. Matthew D. Gonzalez, Extended Academic Programs Assistant Professor of Business and adjunct instructor Marolyn Stubblefield had their paper accepted for publication in the Leadership and Organizational Management Journal.  The paper entitled Leadership Forensics:  Beyond Managing by the Numbers will be published in the peer reviewed journal.  Dr. Gonzalez had a second paper, The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Project Management over the Next Five Years accepted for publication in the peer reviewed Global Education Journal.

Community News

UIW places third in inaugural Corporate Cup

Congratulations to Team UIW for placing third at the inaugural Corporate Cup event on Saturday, June 2, in Division I (companies with over 1,000 employees.) USAA and H-E-B finished first and second respectively. A BIG THANK YOU to all of our employees who were members of Team UIW. We all played an important role in this historic event. The event was organized by San Antonio Sports and hosted at UIW. About 3,500 people from 49 companies in San Antonio were on campus Saturday for the event.

Team UIW competes in the Tug of War at the S.A. Sports Foundation’s Corporate Cup.

Dan Ochoa, dean of university preparatory programs competing at the S.A. Sports Foundation’s Corporate Cup.

Team UIW’s Golf team gathers for a photo at the S.A. Sports Foundation’s Corporate Cup. Pictured L-R:  Kevin Ruble, athletics operations manager, Veronica Castillo and Emilio Gonzales Comptroller’s Office and Larry Peabody, adjunct professor, MSE.

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

Faculty Focus

Faculty Research Assessments
As the School of Graduate Studies and Research and the Office of Research Development look to make strategic improvements in the services we offer to you, 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 both our “Research Interests Questionnaire” and “Research Barriers Assessment”.   These surveys should take 10 to 12 minutes each.  Your input is incredibly valuable and we encourage responses regardless of experience with research or external funding.  For additional information on the surveys, our usage of the data, or the surveys’ 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

High Schools

IWHS Alumnae Dance
Don't Miss the Annual IWHS Alumnae Dance, Saturday, June 16, from 8 p.m. to midnight in the IWHS McGowen Gym. Admission is $20 presale thru Friday, June 15 or $25 admission at the door. Proceeds benefit: The IWHS Alumnae Association. Call 210-829-3103 or e-mail for more information. 

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at
Visit Incarnate Word High School at
Visit the UIW Prep website at


Our sympathy and prayers go to:

  • Martha Bock & family on the recent loss of her husband, Dr. Frederick M. Bock (UIW Former Faculty).
  • The family of Gloria Boerger Boudreau (UNDCL ’59) on her recent death.
  • The family of Christine Elizabeth Craig (BA ‘77) on her recent death.
  • Laura Perry-Samaniego (IWHS ’81, BA ’92) & family on the recent loss of her father, Guadalupe Jones Samaniego.
  • Laquita Wynn & family on the recent loss of her husband, Larry Ray Wynn (MA ’91).

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