The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: July 6, 2012

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The Feik School of Pharmacy (FSOP) received word from the ACPE Board of Directors on Tuesday, June 26, regarding the outcome of the school’s February 21-22 accreditation site visit.  The Doctor of Pharmacy program has been awarded the four-year accreditation term that is customary for a college or school of pharmacy after its first two-year term of full accreditation status.  The school’s founding Dean, Dr. Arcelia Johnson-Fannin, gathered together with FSOP administrators, faculty and staff to toast the school’s success in reaching this milestone.



Summer schedule changes:
There will be no daily noon masses in Our Lady's Chapel from now through July 16 as Fr. Tom will be on vacation. Noon mass will resume Tuesday, July 17.  Sunday masses at 10:30 a.m. will continue as scheduled.

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



UIW Art Department presents Metamorphosis
The UIW Art Department presents Metamorphosis, works by recent UIW graduate Bianca Arguellez. The opening reception will be held Friday, July 13, from 6 to 7:30 the Semmes Gallery/Dougherty Fine Arts Center. The exhibit will be on display in the Semmes Gallery from July 9 – August 10. For more information contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3855 or

UIW Music Department presents Mozart Festival Texas
Don’t miss the 2nd Annual Mozart Festival Texas presented by the UIW Music Dept. Mozart Festival Texas is a series of six concerts, held on successive Saturday evenings in Our Lady’s Chapel. The concerts organized by the UIW Music Department will feature the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Programs include orchestra, operatic and chamber music repertoire performed by members of the UIW music faculty and other outstanding professional musicians from throughout South Texas. Concerts begin at 8 p.m. on July 20, 21, 27 and 28 and Aug. 3 and 4. Admission is $25 per concert for Friday performances and $30 per concert for Saturday performances. For ticket information, call UIW’s music department at (210) 829-3855 or

Please join us to support Cardinal Football at the Lone Star Conference (LSC) Football Festival in Arlington. 

UIW will play Eastern New Mexico University on Friday, September 14, in Arlington, Texas at Cowboys Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.  There are NO COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS OR PASS LIST for this event. Everyone MUST purchase a ticket to be admitted into the event. Tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m., Monday, July 9 in the Cardinals Ticket Office, and online at You may also call the office at (210) 805-3000 to purchase your tickets.

UIW Athletics is offering a travel package for fans to cheer the Cardinals to victory. Only 45 spots will be sold. The bus will depart from UIW on Friday, Sept. 14, at 9 a.m., and return to UIW immediately following the game. The package is $50 and includes:

  • Round-trip bus transportation from UIW to Cowboys Stadium
  • Game Ticket
  • One Meal

For more information, contact Rick Smith at or (210) 283-6448. You may reserve your space online ONLY at, and click on LSC FESTIVAL TRAVEL PACKAGE.

Game tickets can be purchased from UIW Athletics at or by calling the Cardinals Ticket Office at (210) 805-3000. Listed below is the game schedule and ticket price. Ticket prices are PER DAY, with the option of purchasing a Festival Pass good for all three days. All seating is general admission.

Thursday, Sept. 13: MSU vs. Texas A&M Commerce, 7 p.m., $20/adults, $10/students
Friday, Sept. 14: ENMU vs. UIW, 3:30 p.m., and Southlake Carroll vs. Temple (high school game), 7 p.m., $20/adults, $10 students
Saturday, Sept. 15: ASU vs. Valdosta, 12 p.m., ACU vs. TSU, 4 p.m., WT vs. Texas A&M Kingsville, 8 p.m., $25/adults, $10 students

Festival Pass: $35 adults, $15 students - good for every game
Students: Students are defined as anyone between the age of 1 and 18, or anyone that presents a valid college ID from any college
Children: Children 1 year and older require a ticketParking: $10 day-of. No advanced parking sales

We hope to see you at the LSC Football Festival! 

Department News

Make your UIW social media site official
In an effort to increase social engagement, the Office of Web Development has created a social media directory for the university, comprising all official UIW Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, and other social media sites. The URL is:

Does your department or program have a Facebook page, or other social media site, not listed in the directory? Please use this form to tell us about it:

Inclusion in the directory will help increase engagement by allowing more frequent cross-postings between sites, and also allow for better management of the university's social media efforts. Questions? Please contact Troy Knickerbocker at 210.805.5818, or

Don’t forget to tell PR…
As you plan your 2012/13 events and activities please remember to fill out the online form found at We will be happy to help you get the word out to our UIW community and beyond.  Have questions?  Call PR at (210) 829-6001.

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.

Extended Academic Programs

EAP Information Session - Huge Success
EAP held its first open house specifically for the Saidoff Center ADCaP location on Thursday, June 28 at the Courtyard by Marriott SeaWorld/Westover Hills. It was standing room only with over 150 people in attendance. Interest was very high with nearly 60 completed applications submitted.


Community News

UIW in the News

Villa Parking Lots Closed for Repairs
The parking lots adjacent to the Brackenridge Villa will be closed the week of July 9 for repairs.  The time will be adjusted accordingly in the event it rains.  For more information, please contact Facilities Management at (210) 829-6023.

CCVI Heritage Profiles
Each Friday Dick McCracken, advancement researcher, will highlight an outstanding CCVI in celebration of the university’s heritage. We begin the series with Sister Charles Marie Frank, CCVI, Professor Emerita of Nursing, whose name is well known in nursing history and is included in Mission Plaza on campus. If you have any feedback or ideas, please contact Dick at

Sister Charles Marie Frank, CCVI, Professor Emerita of Nursing - This St. Louis-born Sister of Charity of the Incarnate Word was indeedahead of her time. Having earned one of the first BSN degrees in the late 1930’s she demonstrated her talent in nursing education and had a vision;a vision not immediately recognized or appreciated at the time. She foresaw a day when the Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, withthe RN, would become the standard for professional nursing. It was a hard sell.

Her Congregation had founded the first civilian hospital in San Antonio, the Santa Rosa, in 1869 and by the turn of the Century had established the Santa Rosa School of Nursing leading to RN certification. As Incarnate Word College Nursing Division Director, Sister Charles Marie believed the two programs could coexist, at least temporarily, but the BSN needed a collegiate setting. Some disagreed thinking that the RN was enough, but she continued to pursue her vision. In time, her vision proved correct despite polite resistance. When asked once how she managed to prevail she responded with a smile, “patience and persistence.”

Her leadership and concepts eventually led to her being named, in 1957, asDean of the School of Nursing at the Catholic University of America, and after two years as a special consultant in nursing in Columbia, South America, she returned to serve in that deanship until 1964. Other international recognitions followed for her work with Project Hope, resulting in the prestigious FlorenceNightingale Award, Who’s Who listings and respected advisor and leader.

In the late 1960’s her career took another path as she led a small group of CCVIs to found a nursing mission in Chimbote, Peru. More honors were to follow. An annual nursing lecture series in nursing on UIW’s campus was named in her honor, a building, inclusion in Mission Plaza, and a recognized consultant to many programs.

In this century the University of the Incarnate Word introduced a doctoral degree program in nursing. Her vision and persistence continues.

This is our heritage. Making a Difference.

UIW Admissions Counselor Damontre Pamilton was recently nominated for United Way’s Volunteer of the Year for his work with Communities in Schools.  He was honored at “A Night of a Thousand Stars” an annual volunteer reception held Thursday, June 28, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Dean of Admissions, Andrea Cyterski-Acosta and Director of Admissions, Heather Rodriguez attended the event in support of his efforts.

The UIW Office of Alumni Relations enjoyed a night out at Missions Baseball on Tuesday, June 19.  UIW staff and administrators joined the group for an evening of baseball and fellowship.  This shot was taken when a pop fly was headed towards the UIW seating area and everyone was looking to see where it would hit.

New Student Orientation
The Office of Student Success will host new student orientation sessions in Marian Ballroom and Student Center from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on the following days:
•Orientation #6: Monday, July 9 - Freshman •Orientation #7: Thursday, July 12 - Freshman •Orientation #8: Thursday, August 2 - Transfer •Orientation #9: Thursday, August 9 - Freshman •Orientation #10: Wednesday, August 15 - Freshman.  For more information contact Rochelle Ramirez at (210) 805-3069 or

Staff Appreciation Ice Cream Social
Because YOU make a difference, join the HR Team for a cool thank you on a hot summer day. All employees are invited! The ice cream social will be held at Finnegan’s Coffee Shop, Thursday, July 12, from 2:30 to 3:30 pm.

Treat yourself to a well-deserved get away
Treat yourself to a well-deserved get away on Friday, July 13, with the Spa Escape at work program. Stress-relief for your workplace is just minutes away. We will divide our "Spa Day" into 30-minute sessions. Each session will allow up to five (5) staff members to be pampered simultaneously. Sessions will begin at 9 a.m. and continue every half hour until 1:30 p.m. Please email Director of University Events and Student Programs, Paul Ayala at for your desired time. Sessions will be filled on a first come basis. 

UIW Alumni Night at the Talons
Join us for UIW alumni night at the Talons game, Friday, July 13, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Alamodome. Get ready for the UIW football season by joining the UIW Alumni Association and Coach Larry Kennan! Our $15 package includes a ticket, a drink, a hotdog, chips and the opportunity to meet and talk to UIW's new head coach Larry Kennan! For information contact Steve Hemphill at (210) 805-3595 or RSVP at

Take the Get Fit Challenge with UIW and help us take back 1st place from UTSA!
The kick-off for our FREE training for the UIW Get Fit Challenge is open to all alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of UIW! The kick-off is set for Saturday, July 21 from 8 to 10 a.m. on the Benson Stadium Track. The FREE kick-off will include a 1 mile jog/run around the Benson stadium track to measure a baseline for future improvement. FREE TRAINING will be provided three times weekly. There will be a morning group, an evening group and a Saturday group. RSVP at For more information contact Steve Hemphill, assistant director of alumni relations at (210) 805-3595 or

Cardinal Branch of United SA Federal Credit to close for the summer
The Cardinal Branch of United SA Federal Credit Union is closed for the summer. It will re-open Monday, August 13 for regular business hours. Signs are posted inside/outside the branch to notify members and is also noted on their website. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Faculty Focus

Study abroad experience builds interdisciplinary collaboration and cultural sensitivity
A group of 30 students and five faculty members from the Feik School of Pharmacy and the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions recently returned from a 14-day (May 15 - May 29) study abroad trip to China.

The trip was the culmination of a spring elective where students used blended learning techniques to engage in a variety of activities that promoted interdisciplinary education and cultural competency. The time in China was a rare opportunity to experience the country first-hand and observe the similarities and differences between our cultures, our healthcare practices and our daily lives. Scheduled trips to healthcare facilities provided opportunities to view the roles of our professions in a different society. 

Faculty members on the trip included Drs. Irene Gilliland and Jeanette McNeill from the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions and Drs. Rebecca Attridge, Russell Attridge and David Maize from the Feik School of Pharmacy.

To learn about other study abroad opportunities and how to get involved, visit the University of the Incarnate Word Study Abroad website at

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Tiananmen Square in Beijing

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The Great Wall


High Schools

SACHS Alumni Association presents 4th Annual Casino Night
Don’t miss the 4th annual St. Anthony Alumni Association Casino Night featuring a Texas Hold’Em Tournament, Friday July 13 on the St. Anthony campus.  Tickets are $35 and proceeds benefit the St. Anthony Alumni Scholarship Fund. For ticket 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 sympathy and prayers go to:

  • Gene Culpepper & family on the recent loss of his wife, Josephine Tamez Culpepper (IWHS ’72).
  • Marsha (BA ’72) and David Caudell & family on the recent loss of her father, Louis A. “Charlie” Millican.
  • Sr. Agnes Moloney, CCVI (IWHS ’52, BA ’65, MA ’72) & family on the recent loss of her sister; the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word; and the entire UIW community on the passing of Sr. Frances Moloney, CCVI (UNDCLD ’54).
  • The family of Sr. Mary Ronalda Peltier, IWBS (BSN ’63) and the Sisters of the Incarnate Word & Blessed Sacrament on her recent death.
  • Dr. Lydia Sada de Gonzalez (Honorary ’01) & family on the recent loss of her son, Pablo Gonzalez Sada.
  • Catherine and Felipe Salinas & family on the recent loss of his mother, Margarita G. Salinas (BA ’50).

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