The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: September 07, 2012

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Mass of the Holy Spirit
The Most Reverend Oscar Cantú, S.T.D., Auxiliary Bishop of San Antonio, celebrated the Mass of the Holy Spirit with Fr. Tom Dymowski, UIW Chaplain, on Wednesday, Sept. 5 in Our Lady’s Chapel.


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


Alumni Red Zone Tailgate
Join the UIW Alumni Red Zone for a tailgate before the Saturday, Sept. 22 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. All military and teachers get into the game for free. For more information, contact Steve Hemphill at (210) 805-3595 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.

New Red
The “New” Red poses after being unveiled publicly for the first time at UIW’s opening football game of the season on Saturday, Sept. 1.

Quarterback Club Tailgate Tavern Event
The Quarterback Club (QB Club) will host a “Tailgate”event at the Tailgate Tavern in Dallas on September 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 compliment 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, 2012.

UIW Volleyball vs. Texas Women's University
The Cardinals will play Texas Women’s University at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 in the UIW Convocation Center. The cost is free for students, $5 for non-students. All information not listed can be obtained by calling the Cardinals Ticket Office at (210) 805-3000 or e-mailing

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. In order to not conflict with Fall break, the contest has been moved from its original date and will now be held on Saturday, October 13 at 9 a.m. on Dubuis Lawn. The deadline to register is 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 24th. Please return registration forms toPublic Relationslocated in the Watson Building. The top three organizations will receive a cash prize! For information, guidelines and registration forms contact Kayla Rice,PR special events coordinator, at krice@uiwtx.eduor (210) 829-6001.

Sixth Annual Cross Cultural Forum: “Locally and Globally Towards the Future”
Women’s Global Connection hosts the Sixth Annual Cross Cultural Forum: “Locally and Globally Towards the Future” at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27 in the Rosenberg Sky Room.  The forum will feature an Educational Panel with guest speakers Shannon McNamara, founder of SHARE in Africa; Lorenzo Gomez III, Executive Director of 80/20 Foundation; women of Fuerza Unida; and Dr. Annette Craven, Associate Professor of H.E.B. School of Business. Faculty and students are invited to join in an interactive dialogue with the guest panelists to become aware of the need for future partnerships as a way of accomplishing social entrepreneurial efforts.  For more information, visit or contact Lisa Uribe at (210) 832-3208/

9th Annual Synchronized Swimming Silent Auction and Watershow
UIW’s Synchronized Swimming team is pleased to host the 9th Annual Silent Auction and Watershow at the Ann Barshop Natatorium. On Sept. 29, 2012, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. the team will perform to music centered on their theme for this year, "A Tribute to American Sports." The silent auction will be open for bidding throughout the show. Proceeds are 100 percent tax deductible! The watershow is open to the public. Tickets are $4 for students, faculty and children and $8 for adults. For more info, contact Kim Wurzel-LoPorto at (210) 841-7230 or

Arts and Music Festival
Calling all artists and performers! The third annual Arts and Music Festival is looking for contributors for two stages of visual and performing art to celebrate UIW’s creative community. Musicians, actors, dancers are needed to perform in 15 minute sets. We can also use short videos. We are also looking for artistic contributions to sell; visual art, jewelry, and music lessons are all welcome. Proceeds from the sales will go to the building fund for the new Fine Arts Building. Contact Jean Loden at with questions and contributions.

Department News

2012 Employee Campaign Kick-Off Party
Don’t miss the 2012 UIW Employee Campaign kick-off party, Tuesday, Sept. 11 from noon to 1 p.m. in Marian Hall Ballroom. Lunch will be provided.Make sure and bring your completed form with you to be entered into door prize drawings! We look forward to seeing you! For more information contact Stephanie Rodriguez, (210) 829-6075 or

Testing Center Services Reorganized
Testing Services is now under the direction of the University Advising Center.Matthew Gonzalez is the new coordinator of testing. Testing Services’ new address is Administration Building Room 216, (CPO# 96) office hours: Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cristina Ariza, former director of the Learning Assistance Center: Tutoring & Testing is now director of Tutoring Services. Dr. Amanda Johnston, former assistant director of the LAC is the new director of the recently established Writing and Learning Center. Faculty members may refer their questions and/or requests for testing to Matthew Gonzalez (; ph. 829-3876) or Moisés Torrescano (; ph. 829-3928).

Kemper Scholars
Ryan Zapalac, 2011 Kemper Scholar; Dr. Kathi Light, provost; Garrett Anderson, 2010 Kemper Scholar; Victoria Peréz, 2012 Kemper Scholar; Dr. Emily Clark, Kemper Scholar coordinator; and Dr. Denise Doyle, chancellor, enjoy an informal breakfast on Tuesday, Sept. 4 in UIW’s Provost Office. 

UIW Chief of Police Jacob Colunga poses for a photo with UIW Deputy Chief Chris Tingwald at Tingwald’s farewell party in Mabee Library’s Special Collections Room on Wednesday, August 28.

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 Dr. 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 Dr. Gary Keith at (210) 832-2183 or

Extended Academic Programs

EAP Information Session
Join the UIW 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 location, 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 Construction Update
Friday, Sept. 7 - No scheduled closures or detours at this time.

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.

Register to Vote
UIW encourages all students, faculty and staff to become registered voters, and is hosting several events on campus this fall to facilitate voter registration on behalf of Bexar County and the State of Texas. The League of Women Voters will have a representative on campus from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 25 in Marian Hall Student Center to hand out voter registration cards. Students interested in becoming trained to facilitate others in becoming registered voters can attend training sessions at the Bexar County Elections Department offices at 1381 N. Brazos. Sessions are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Sept. 8 and 11. If you are interested, call (210) 335-6625. University community service hours are available for these sessions. For more information, please visit

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.

Basic Business Research Workshop
Mabee Library and IT present a workshop designed to help faculty, students and staff learn how to search for basic business information on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Mabee Library, Room 230. Additional 2012 Library Workshops can be found through the GET TRAINING link found on the library's webpage at or by clicking on the Library Workshops Link at

Mabee Library Services
The Graduate Support Center will host a workshop for graduate students to learn about the many services designed specifically for graduate students. This workshop is set for Saturday, Sept. 8., 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the UIW Northwest Center on Datapoint. It will include a comprehensive tour of the Graduate Support Center (GSC). Presenter: . Dell Davis. The workshop is free and open to UIW graduate students. For more info, contact Dr. David Ortiz at (210) 283-6454 or

9-11 Announcement and Interfaith Prayer Service
University Mission and Ministry will ring the chapel bell four times at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, in commemoration of the events on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, followed by a moment of silence between each tone. To end the day, University Mission and Ministry invites you to a special Interfaith Prayer Service at 4:30 p.m. in Our Lady’s Chapel for prayerful reflection on the tragedy of 9-11 and to honor those who have fallen, those who are still fighting to protect our freedom, and to commission our own UIW Police Force. For more information, contact Rev. Dr. Trevor Alexander at (210)829-3130 or

Guide to Music Resources
The library and IT staff will present an open class designed to help faculty, students and staff receive tips for finding information on music in Mabee Library, Room 221, on Monday, Sept. 10, 12-1 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 11, 12-1p.m. For more information, please contact Farhad Moshiri at (210) 829-3842 or Additional 2012 Library Workshops can be found through the GET TRAINING link on the library's webpage at or by clicking on the Library Workshops Link at

Librarians on Location
Library and IT staff will be in the lobby of the Gorman Building to market the many resources and services available to faculty, students and staff on Monday, Sept. 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Leticia Martinez at (210) 832-2119 or Librarians, library staff and IT staff will be visiting designated UIW locations throughout the months of September and October as part of Librarians on Location. Please check the UIW calendar for more dates, times and locations at

“Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith”
University Mission and Ministry presents Fr. Robert Barron’s “Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith.” Please join Fr. Tom Dymowski, O.SS.T., University Chaplain, for this video series in nine sessions, followed by discussion, in the Mabee Library’s Special Collections Room from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 13, 20, and 27; Oct. 11 and 25; and Nov. 1, 8, 15, and 29. For more information or questions, please contact Fr. Tom at 210-829-3131/ or visit

How to Use Every Library in America for Free
Mabee Library and IT staff present an open class designed to help UIW faculty, students and staff obtain materials that the library does not have for research through interlibrary loan using the ILLiad system. The class will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Mabee Library, Room 230. Additional 2012 Library Workshops can be found through the GET TRAINING link on the library's webpage at or by clicking on the Library Workshops Link: 

Special Collections & Archives
Mabee Library and IT staff will present a class designed to help UIW faculty, students and staff to find and use unique library materials on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 7-8 p.m. in Mabee Library’s Special Collections Room. Additional 2012 Library Workshops can be found through the GET TRAINING link on the library's webpage at or by clicking on the Library Workshops Link:

Informal Writing
Amanda Johnston, director of the learning and writing center, will lead a session on short, informal writing tasks that focus on helping students think more deeply about the material they are learning on Friday, Sept. 14, 1-2 p.m. in the Gorman Building, Room 119. Informal writing prompts suit a wide variety of disciplines, including quantitative ones, and are not time-consuming to grade. For information or to reserve a space, contact Dr. Susan Hall at 283-5030 or

Introduction to APA Writing
The American Psychological Association (APA) is the editorial writing style adopted by many graduate programs at UIW. This writing style is designed to ensure clear and consistent communication of written material. This workshop will cover APA elements such as punctuation and abbreviation; construction of tables; selection of headings, citations and references; presentation of statistics; and bias-free language. Dr. Alberto Rubio-Sanchez will present the workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in Mabee Library, Room 230. For more information, contact Dr. David Ortiz at (210) 283-6454 or

RefWorks Online Research Management Tool
Jason Fetty will present a workshop to provide an in-depth overview of in-text citations, footnotes and reference pages on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Mabee Library, Room 230. Additionally, participants will be trained on how to use RefWorks, an online reference management software.  For more information, contact Dr. David Ortiz at (210) 283-6454 or

Faculty Focus

Doyle, Denise 2
Dr. Denise Doyle, chancellor of UIW, was recently recognized by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) for her superlative efforts in creating and advancing UIW’s new optometric education program—the Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO). In a statement by the Board of Directors of ASCO it formally lauds the work of Dr. Doyle in the establishment of RSO, “which has brought great credit to the School, the University and the optometric profession.” 

Faculty Family Potluck Supper
The annual faculty family potluck summer is set for Saturday September 15 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the ICC. Your whole family is invited to have fun and make new friends. The faculty family potluck is sponsored by Faculty Mentoring. For information, contact Sister Martha Ann Kirk or Dr. Jessica Kimmel

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

Our sympathy and prayers go to:

  • Robert de la Rosa (BA ’72) & family on the recent loss of his wife, Margaret Cuellar de la Rosa (BA ’64).
  • The family of Sr. Mary Louise de la Vega, FMA (BA ’68) and her family of the Salesian Sisters (Daughters of Mary Help of Christians) on her recent death.
  • Barbie & Toby O’Connor (UIW friends) & family on the recent loss of his mother, Maconda Brown O’Connor.
  • Lewin Plunkett & family on the recent loss of his wife, Pamela Vanette Calk Plunkett (BA ’66).
  • Mary Helen Tibbett Sibley & family on the recent loss of Mary Ann Ledlow Tibbett (BS ’61).

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