The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: August 24, 2012

Photo of the Week

Dr. Agnese at UIW Pinning Ceremony
Dr. Louis J. Agnese, Jr., UIW president, addresses new students and their families at the 2012 Pinning Ceremony.


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


Meet the Mission
Faculty and staff are invited to participate in the 7th Annual Meet the Mission, a campus-wide day of service during which faculty and staff lead students out into the San Antonio community to perform service activities.  This year MTM takes place on September 21.  If interested, please contact Chris Edelman by August 24 ( / 832-2184). 

Grand Opening Celebration for the Debbie and Naty Saidoff Center
You are cordially invited to attend the Grand Opening Celebration for the University of the Incarnate Word’s Debbie and Naty Saidoff Center, Thursday, Aug. 30, 10:30 a.m., 9160 Guilbeau Road, (corner of Tezel and Guilbeau).  The Saidoff Center will be home to UIW’s School of Physical Therapy and our newest Extended Academic Program location. Please R.S.V.P. to (210) 829-6001.

2012 Cardinal Mkt Pl.
Marveen Mahon, director of Health Services, enjoys visiting the vendors at the 2012 Cardinal Market Place, held Tuesday, Aug. 21 in Marian Hall Ballroom.

Campus Ministry Dinner
Rev. Dr. Trevor Alexander, assistant director, Campus Ministry and Dr. Lopita Nath, assistant professor of history show off the new Mission & Ministry t-shirt at the 2012 Campus Ministry dinner, held Wednesday, Aug. 22 on Dubuis Lawn.

People en Español and the U.S. Hispanic Consumer
UIW’s Hispanic Marketing Institute and the H-E-B School of Business and Administration present Rachel Strauss, People en Español magazine's Integrated Marketing Manager.  Strauss will speak about the recent company research identifying Hispanic consumer behavior related to magazine consumption. Insights will include information on language preferences, media usage, and family behavior among People en Español target readership. There will be drawings for events associated with the People en Español Festival to be held in downtown San Antonio over the Labor Day weekend.   The event will be held in the Mabee Library Auditorium, Aug. 30 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.  For more information, contact Scott Roberts at (210) 823-2141 or

Join Alumni Relations for the UIW Coach’s Radio Show
Join UIW’s Alumni Relations Office to kick off the Cardinal football season with Head Football Coach Larry Kennan.  The Larry Kennan UIW Coach’s Radio Show will be broadcast live at Boston's (281 & 1604) starting at 5:30 p.m., Thursday Aug. 30. Join us after work for some fun, friends and football talk!  RSVP to Steve Hemphill at (210) 805-3595 or 

Quarterback Club News
UIW vs. Sam Houston State: The Quarterback Club (QB Club) will be taking a bus to Huntsville on Sept. 8 for the Sam Houston State Football Game.  The bus will leave UIW at 10 a.m. and return at midnight.  Cost is $40 p/person and includes the bus ride, refreshments and a ticket to the game.  Call Donna Normandin at (210) 289-6105 to reserve your seat. 

The QB Club will host a “Tailgate” event at the Tailgate Tavern in Dallas on Sept. 14 to rally for the UIW Cardinal Football game. The Tailgate Tavern is located directly across the street from Cowboy Stadium.  Along with a full complement of food and drinks (alcoholic beverages not included), networking and getting fired up for the game are on the agenda as well as some sports challenges with fun prizes.  So brush up on your sports trivia and join us for this fun event.  QB Club members cost is $20 per person, non-QB Club members are welcome at $40 per person (children 10 and under $5 each, 11-21 = $15 each).  You can register via credit card online at, hit the “Join Now”/Online” secure site and select the option “QB Club Trip to Dallas” or you can call or text Donna at (210) 289-6105.  Please RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 8.

Department News

Nursing Pep Rally
The UIW Student Nurses Association sponsored a pep rally on Monday, Aug. 20, at the Illa Faye Miller School of Nursing to kick off the Fall semester. Dr. Mary M. Hoke, new Dean of the SONHP welcomed Red the Cardinal and gave the opening comments and words of encouragement for a successful semester.

The UIW Student Nurses' Association helped local high school students who have an interest in the sciences learn about nursing as a career choice. The UIW SNA nursing students provided information about nursing as a career choice and gave the high school students a glimpse of how science is utilized in the profession by letting students perform various nursing skills on the high fidelity manikins in the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing Simulation Hospital.

UIW Art Dept. presents Arequipenos
Arequipa is located in southern Peru and is known as the “white city” as its beautiful colonial buildings are built of sillar, a white volcanic stone.  The eleven young artists of this exhibition represent a new vision, art that is fully aware of the present as it explores national and self-identity and a social consciousness linked to the complex cultural and historical situation in Peru. The opening reception is set for Friday, Aug. 31, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Semmes Gallery. The exhibit will be on display from Aug. 31 – Oct. 5.  Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except UIW holidays).  For more information contact Roland Sul at

Mabee Library presents "Synchro in Motion": Photography Exhibit by Rafael Domeyko
Mabee Library presents "Synchro in Motion": Photography Exhibit by Rafael Domeyko.  For information contact Leticia Martinez at (210) 832-2119 or by email at  In 2012, the UIW’s Synchronized Swim Team made history by capturing its first national title.  In Florida, the team claimed the competition team and duet titles at the US Collegiate National Championships.  Immediately following this victory, they went to Arizona and took Gold in every event at the US National Championships; solo, duet, team and combo.  As the spectator we see their fluid motion and ability to effortlessly rise above water.  It is only when we join them under this medium that we see what is best described as the infinite amount of time they spend underwater.  These images capture the beauty, discipline, and effort rarely seen.  Additional images and information available at: or

2nd Annual UIW International Education Week
The Department of International Affairs is hosting the second annual UIW International Education Week Nov. 12 – 16, as part of the larger joint initiative of the US Department of State and the US Department of Education.   International Education Week is an opportunity to showcase the international efforts taking place within UIW Departments and Offices as well as create campus wide awareness of international students and faculty at UIW.  For more information visit Departments or individuals interested in planning an event during IEW – November 12-16, 2012 can submit their proposals via email to Deadline for event submissions Oct. 1. For information, contact Sheena Connell at (210) 805.3021 or

Extended Academic Programs

Congratulations Dr. Kinnaird
Dr. Brian Kinnaird, EAP associate professor of criminal justice was recently voted by the chiefs, sheriffs and administrators of the Guadalupe Valley Peace Officers Association as an Associate Member.  In addition, Kinnaird recently became a member of the Alamo Area Crime Prevention Association (a regional group of the larger Texas Crime Prevention Association). AACPA covers 28 counties in and around San Antonio.

Fall 2012 UIW New Student Veteran Orientation Lunch & Learn
Join us for the Fall 2012 UIW New Student Veteran Orientation Lunch & Learn, Monday, Aug. 27 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Representatives from UIW Offices will be on hand to answer your questions about using your VA educational benefits. Pizza and cookies will be served in the UIW Library Foyer, before and after the meeting. For more information contact the Veterans Affairs Office at (210) 832-2154 or

EAP presents “Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K”
EAP is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the “Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K” on Sunday Sept. 9.  Pre-race registration starts at 7 a.m. with pre-race ceremonies at 8 a.m.  The race starts at 8:30 a.m.  All UIW staff, faculty, administrators and students are encouraged to take part in the race.  There will be no charge for UIW racers!  To register for the race please contact EAP for a race brochure.  Fill out the appropriate information and return to Cyndi Porter, CPO #312.  Make sure to sign and date the form.  Remember this is free for UIW so no need to send a check or money order! 

Community News

UIW Construction Update
Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 - No scheduled closures or detours at this time, however there will be gravel trucks entering through the 281 entrance and exiting through the gate on Hildebrand at the ICC. Some minor delays are expected as the trucks enter and exit the new dorm construction area.

Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 - City Public Service/Pike will be on campus across from the Bonilla Science Hall. The roadway between the two lower Hildebrand gates may close sporadically while the trucks move in and out of position. Expect delays, but there will not be any permanent closures.

Branding and procedures for ordering logo merchandise
Procedures have been established for the proper usage of official university logos on ordered merchandise. These logos include the horizontal and circular steeple logos and the cardinal logo. We encourage you to visit the website ( to learn more about the new policy to ensure a smooth ordering process. Questions regarding implementation of these guidelines should be directed to the branding committee, at Thank you.

Writing in Graduate School
Highly developed writing skills are expected of the graduate student. This workshop focuses on the core elements of writing which form the foundation for strong writing skills. This workshop, presented by Dr. John Perry, will be offered on both Thursday, Aug. 30 and Saturday, Sept. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium.  For more information contact Dr. David Ortiz at (210) 832-5628 or

Banner Budget Training Class
It is a new fiscal year. Come learn how to be a successful budget manager for your department. The class will teach you how to read, to understand, and to learn processes of downloading data directly from Banner into Excel for analysis. The sessions will be held in Mabee Library Rm. 230. Sessions will be held  Aug. 31, 9-11 a.m., Sept. 21, 9-11 a.m., and Sept. 28, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Classes are 1 ½ hour in length.  Before signing up it is required that you have access to your particular budget for your department and you have taken the Banner Navigational Course offered thru the IT Department. Email Tom Duckworth at with the date you wish to attend. Come and learn the new and exciting features that Banner has to offer to help you manage your funds.

United Way “Days of Caring 2012”
UIW will once again put together a team of faculty and staff members to participate in the 2012 United Way - “Days of Caring.”  Our day to volunteer will be Friday, October 12, and our project will be at the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center.  If you would like to take part in this year’s event or have questions, please e-mail Roslyn Grimes at The deadline to sign-up is August 31.  Please help us build a great team and make a difference for our community! Participation in this project does not count as community service hours.  Please check with your supervisors before volunteering.

The road to success is always under construction
Be patient. Stay informed. Give yourself extra time to arrive at your destination.

Various city and university construction projects are planned both on and around main campus for the next 18 months. Several of those projects have already begun. This work will affect roadways and entrances to UIW’s main campus.

Our goal is to keep everyone informed so you may plan your route accordingly. We encourage you to refer to the Construction Updates tab on the bottom of the UIW main page (Scroll to the bottom of the page. In the bottom black box you will notice the top line reads: Campus Status: Normal • Campus Emergency Information • Construction Updates.) This information will be updated regularly and will include a map indicating detours as necessary. We also encourage you to follow the UIW Facebook page for updates on closures and detours.

Updates will also be provided to faculty, staff and administrators via The Word Today and special message emails. If you have employees in your area that do not receive the daily employee newsletter, please email the Office of Public Relations at  with their full name, job title and email address. We are happy to add you to the distribution list.  We apologize for the inconvenience and ask for your patience.

Faculty Focus

Classroom Technology
Attention faculty! Many of our classrooms have been upgraded over the summer with new audiovisual equipment.  Please visit our Audiovisual Support website to learn more about our services and to look at our Classroom Technology Matrix which shows you the technology in each classroom and links to a tutorial and a video that will show you how it works:

Faculty needed to plan educational events
Faculty members are invited to serve on a committee planning educational events and seasons at UIW. Activities include Hispanic Heritage month, Season of Peace and Justice, Native American Heritage Month, Afro-American Heritage Month, Asian New Year Celebration, Women's History Month and Earth Month. To sign up please contact: Dr. Sally Said or Sr. Martha Ann Kirk

Proposals needed for Season of Peace and Justice/Peace Day
Faculty members are invited to send proposals to present or organize a presentation for the October - Season of Peace and Justice/Peace Day.  Please contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk Examples from the last five years are available at:

Dr. Annette Craven
Dr. Annette Craven, professor, H-E-B School of Business, attended the Future Business Leaders' Phi Beta Lambda Awards (business sorority) ceremony, held June 27, where she presented ACBSP awards to two students for first place in the Business Presentation. The organization is a nonprofit education association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields.

High Schools

6th Annual Shamrock Classic Just Around the Corner
Don’t miss the 6th Annual IWHS Shamrock Classic golf tournament, Saturday, Oct. 20 at Canyon Springs Golf Club, (24405 Wilderness Oak).  Cost is $150 per person or $600 per team. For more information contact IWHS Athletic Director April Fricke at (210) 829-3122 or 

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at

Visit Incarnate Word High School at

Visit the UIW Prep website at



Public Health Advisory – West Nile Virus
Cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) have been confirmed in Bexar County. WNV is a potentially serious illness. Severe symptoms can include high fever, headache, neck stiffness, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis. It is best to protect yourself all year.

  • DUSK and DAWN are the times of day to limit outdoor activities.
  • DRESS in long sleeves and pants when outside.
  • DEET is an ingredient to look for in an insect repellent. Follow instructions and always wear repellent when outdoors.
  • DRAIN standing water which can become mosquito-breeding sites.

For more information and What You Should Do go to: West Nile Virus: What You Need To Know

2012 September Soiree an Evening of Music, Art and Moonlight
Please join the Village at Incarnate Word for an evening of song and art. Tickets are $45 and include open bar and hors d’oeuvres.  Music for the evening provided by Ken Slavin, art exhibit by Franco Mondini-Ruiz.  Proceeds from the event benefit the Connections community outreach ministry. Connections, provides supportive education, family caregiver support and information, exercise, nutrition, illness prevention and self-care at little or no cost to the greater San Antonio community.  For more information or to purchase tickets please contact Debbie Gonzales at 210.829.7561 ext. 187 or, or Alma Cosme, 829-7561, ext. 114. or

Our sympathy and prayers go to:

  • Alex Castaneda (Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving) (BA ’82) & family on the recent loss of her mother, Ana Maria Arriazola.
  • Gerald Gantt & family on the recent loss of his wife, Pauline Thomas Gantt (BS ‘68).
  • The family of Sr. Lauren Moynahan, CCVI (MA ’76), the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, and the entire UIW community on her recent death.
  • The family of Bertye Dodic Wolfson (BA ’31) on her recent death.

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