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

Photo of the Week

UIW opens Saidoff Center
Dr. Louis J. Agnese, Jr., UIW president is joined by benefactors Naty and Debbie Saidoff at the opening of UIW’s Saidoff Center held Thursday, Aug. 30.


Our Lady’s Chapel Services

Mass of the Holy Spirit
On Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 12 noon in Our Lady’s Chapel, UIW will prayerfully begin the 2012-2013 academic year with the Mass of the Holy Spirit. The Most Rev. Oscar Cantu, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, will preside with university chaplain Fr. Thomas Dymowski concelebrating. Please make every effort to be present.

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


beware the cardinals
What are YOU wearing to the Cardinals football game Saturday? Come out and get a free Beware the Cardinals t-shirt, Saturday, Sept. 1, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Fan Engagement Area (in front of the Convo). The first 1,000 fans get a free t-shirt to wear to the game!

New ticket policy for Cardinal Athletics
UIW students, faculty, and staff:  Don't forget about the new policy for entrance to athletics events. You have to show your valid UIW ID at the ticket window, receive a ticket, and then proceed to the entrance gate. For Saturday's football game, UIW ID holders can claim their complimentary ticket starting at 4 p.m. at the east box office (ticket kiosk located between the Convo and Benson Stadium) Questions? E-mail

Alumni Red Zone Tailgate
Join the UIW Alumni Red Zone for a tailgate before the Sept. 1 football game from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Kids under 10 are free! For $10, you get unlimited food and drink. A $20 deluxe package also offers a football ticket and a special UIW Alumni shirt! RSVP at and Make 'em see Red! The event is open to UIW Alumni. For more information, contact Steve Hemphill at (210) 805-3595 or

fall activities fair
Paul Ayala, Campus Life and Steve Hemphill, Alumni Relations joined in the festivities at UIW’s Fall Activities Fair held Tuesday, Aug. 28.

saidoff center opening 1
Marcos Fragoso, VP International Programs, Dr. Glen James, associate provost and Dan Ochoa, dean, university preparatory programs at the opening of the Debbie and Naty Saidoff Center, Thursday, Aug. 30.

saidoff center opening 2
On Thursday, Aug. 30 the UIW community joined Dr. Louis Agnese, Jr. at the grand opening of the Debbie and Naty Saidoff Center, home to UIW’s School of Physical Therapy and ADCaP’s newest location.

Constitution Day Speaker
Each year, UIW observes national Constitution Day. This year, Dr. Joe Stewart (Clemson University, Professor of Political Science) will speak on "Presidents, Justices, and the Constitution” Thursday, Sept.  13 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. in Mabee Library Auditorium The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gary Keith at (210) 832-2183 or

Constitution Day Moot Court Demonstration
Don’t miss the 2012 Constitution Day Moot Court Demonstration on Monday, Sept. 17, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Mabee Library Auditorium.  In observance of national Constitution Day UIW includes a demonstration of UIW students' moot court competition. Moot court involves two constitutional issues, with four students making arguments before judges. This year's topic involves affirmative action and freedom of association. The university's moot court teams will debate, in preparation for this fall's inter-collegiate competitions.  The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gary Keith at (210) 832-2183 or

Department News

Public Relations has a new Publications Coordinator
Brance Arnold is PR’s new publications coordinator. You can contact Brance at or (210) 805-3593. Please continue to submit your events via the “Request for Event Promotion” form found at:  All announcements and other communication can be forwarded to him directly.

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 tonight, 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

The Media Center is Back in Business
After suffering flood damage during the heavy rains in July the Media Center student lab is back in business.  The center is complete with new floors and repainted walls just in time to greet returning students.  Please come visit our updated facilities. If you have any questions, please contact Ana Gonzalez at (210) 829-3937 or

Light the Way™ Workdays
Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in early holiday cheer at this year’s Light the Way™ workdays Saturday, Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept 22 from 9 a.m. – noon in Marian Hall Ballroom. Enjoy free breakfast and help prepare for the university’s annual lighting. For more information, contact Kayla Rice, PR special event coordinator at (210) 829-6001.

Light the Way™ Display Board Contest
Don’t miss the chance to register your student organization in the annual Light the Way™ Display Board Contest. The deadline to register is 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 24. The contest will be held on Saturday, October 20 at 9 a.m. on Dubuis Lawn. Please return registration forms to Public Relations located on the first floor of the Watson Enrollment Building.  The top three organizations will receive a cash prize! For information, guidelines and registration forms contact Kayla Rice, Special Events Coordinator, at or (210) 829-6001.

Extended Academic Programs

EAP Information Session
Join UIW's Extended Academic Programs at an information session for working adults wanting to earn a degree on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott SeaWorld/Westover Hills, 11605 State Hwy 151 across from the SeaWorld entrance. The University of the Incarnate Word will be highlighting opportunities for adult students to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the classroom or online.  We will feature the newest of locations, the Debbie & Naty Saidoff Center, located at Tezel & Guilbeau Road.  During the session you can have your transcripts evaluated, hear about payment and scholarship options, meet with professors, visit with our career services staff and receive application assistance from admission counselors.  To RSVP call (210) 757-0202 or email 

Community News

UIW in the News

Services for Officer Kenneth D. Dunkley
A viewing will be held for Officer Ken Dunkley on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Porter Loring Mortuary located at 1101 McCullough Avenue, 78212.  Officer Dunkley’s burial will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6.  The times of the services are currently unavailable. However, information will be available at when confirmed.  Office Dunkley’s obituary will be published in the San Antonio Express-News on Sunday, Sept. 2.

UIW Construction Update
Friday, Aug. 31 - 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.

Free parking for Full-time Employees and Part-time Faculty
Due to ongoing construction on campus, parking is more congested than usual this fall. To help address this situation, UIW is leasing 80 parking spaces across from the AT&T building on Broadway (behind the Subway restaurant next to Cheesy Jane’s). These spaces will be FREE and will be provided on a first come first serve basis.

UIW will operate shuttle service to and from that location from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Pick up and drop off will be at the fountain in front of the administration building.

Your vehicle will still need to be registered in the parking system, and you will be issued a decal that is designated for that parking lot. This permit will not allow you to park on the main campus on Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

If you have already been issued a parking permit, you will need to exchange it for the free permit. You will be refunded any amount paid for the original decal, or we will cancel your payroll deductions. Please contact the Business Office at 829-6043 for more information or to request a free parking permit.

Mark's Gospel: A Drama of Hope
Please join the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and University Mission & Ministry for this special presentation.  In a one-hour drama, Jose De Leon brings to life the power and beauty of the first written account of Christ's ministry in a performance that offers the excitement of theatre, the serenity of a religious experience and a prayer for hope. The event will take place, Thursday, Sept 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word.  For details contact Jose Ruben De Leon at (210) 828-2224 x262 or by email at

Dissertation defense - Collette Jandura
Collette Jandura is defending her dissertation, Cherokee Children with Disabilities: Parental Stories of Special Education, on Friday, Sept. 7 at 3 p.m. in the Library's Special Collections Room. Her chair is Dr. Norman St. Clair. For more information please contact - Jeanette Curby at or call (201) 829-2758.

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 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 today, 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.

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:

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:

  • Luise Anthony & family on the recent loss of her husband, Arthur Anthony (BA ’84). 
  • The family of Officer Kenneth Dunkley (UIW Campus Police) on his recent death.
  • Lori Jasper & family on the recent loss of her husband, William Raymond Jasper (MA ’72).
  • The family of Sr. Christine Murphy, CCVI (IWHS ’38, BS ’61), the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, and the entire UIW community on her recent death.

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