The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: September 14, 2012

Photo of the Week

9-11 Service
Campus Police (pictured L-R) Frank Gomez, Chief Jacob Colunga (behind), Perla Guzman and Chris Carter pose with Rev. Dr. Trevor Alexander, director of ecumenical initiatives, after the officers were commissioned at the 9-11 Interfaith Prayer Service in Our Lady’s Chapel on Tuesday, Sept. 11. 


Our Lady’s Chapel Services

Friday Mass Canceled
Noon Mass in Our Lady’s Chapel will be canceled on Friday, Sept. 14. On Tuesday, Sept. 18, there will be a Communion Service in place of mass. For questions or info, please contact Fr. Tom Dymowski at 210-829-3131 or

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

Launching Hispanic Heritage Month Events: Mass at the Grotto
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, there will be a Mass in Spanish at the Grotto on the UIW campus, Monday, Sept. 17 at noon.  Everyone is invited to join the celebration! For more info, please contact Fr. Tom Dymowski at 210-829-3131 or

Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith  
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. 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


Light the Way WD
Alberto Rubio-Sanchez and Alicia Rodriguez de Rubio, assistant professors in the H.E.B. School of Business, volunteer with the their children at the Annual Light the Way™ workday held in Marian Hall Ballroom on Saturday, Sept. 8. The next volunteer day will be Sept. 22 from 9a.m. – noon in Marian Ballroom. We hope to see you there.  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.

HR Employee Campaign
Sandra Reyes, human resources generalist, Angelica Le, human resources generalist, Heather Hamilton, human resources generalist, Annette Thompson, director of human resources, and Caryn Geller, assistant director of human resources, pose with UIW’s mascot, Red, at the 2012 Employee Campaign Kick-Off Party in Marian Hall Ballroom on Wednesday, Sept. 12. 

UIW vs. ENMU - LSC Football Festival (Arlington, TX)
Come cheer the UIW football team to victory at Cowboys Stadium on Friday, Sept. 14, when they take on Eastern New Mexico as part of the Lone Star Conference Football Festival. Game tickets are $20/adults, $10/students. Festival passes are $35/adults, $15/students, and are good for all three days.

UIW Volleyball vs. Texas A&M-Commerce
The Cardinals will play Texas A&M-Commerce on Friday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m. in the UIW Convocation Center. The cost is free for students, faculty and staff with a valid UIW ID, $5 for non-students. All information not listed can be obtained by calling the Cardinals Ticket Office at (210) 805-3000 or e-mailing

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

Civility Week
UIW student, faculty and staff are choosing to show others what it means to be civil, choosing to be civil, and taking a stand on making a difference by showing their civility. Residence Life proudly hosts the first annual Civility Week with a number of events, Sept. 17-23:

  • Monday, Sept. 17: “Talk with a Cause,” a roundtable discussion, will be held in Marian Hall, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m, 3 course lunch provided, seating limited, contact Christina Leeth at x1996 or to RSVP.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 18: “Walk for Civility,” Marian Circle, 11:30 a.m.-1p.m. A free shirt will be given to the first 200 participants.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 19: “From a Bridge to a Classroom,” a lecture with Author Jose L. Zeleya, 12-1 p.m., and “In Her Eyes: Choosing Civility,” keynote speaker former Chief Justice Alma Lopez, 6 p.m., in Mabee Library Auditorium.
  • Thursday, Sept. 20: “Unidad Por Civilidad” will take place 4-7 p.m. on Dubuis Lawn.
  • Sunday, Sept 23: UIW Mass, Our Lady’s Chapel, 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Join Residence Life for this week of free food, free shirts, keynote speakers, and fun! For more info, contact Christina Leeth at (210) 883-1996 or

Hispanic Heritage Celebration: Salsa Night
The event is open to all students, the public, faculty and staff. Come learn how to salsa dance with trained professionals on Monday, Sept. 17, Dubuis Lawn, 4-7 p.m. For more info, contact Daniel Ryan at (210) 805-3060 or

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 ( / 832-2184).

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, staff and family and friends of alumni and staff.

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.

Study Abroad
Dr. Javier Lozano, director of sister schools partnerships, and Alanna Taylor, study abroad coordinator, at the Study Abroad Fair held in Marian Hall Ballroom on Thursday, Sept. 13. 

Pepper Contest Sodexo
Sodexo chef Rudy Martinez speaks to students at the Beat the Heat Cook-Off and Annual Chili Pepper Eating Contest held on Dubuis Lawn on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

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/

The Last Five Years
The UIW Department of Theatre Arts invites you to “The Last Five Years,” an emotionally powerful and intimate musical about a man and a woman who fall in and out of love with each other over the course of five years, on Sept. 28, 29, Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13 at 8 p.m. (Fridays & Saturdays) and Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. (Sunday). All performances will take place at Cheever Downstage II Theatre on the UIW campus. Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $8 for Non-UIW students, $6 for groups (10 or more) and UIW students, faculty and staff may attend free of charge by presenting their valid ID. For more info, contact Chrissie Young at (210) 829-3800 or For more details and upcoming productions, visit

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. Short videos are also accepted. Organizers 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

Mabee Library staff Michael Peters, serials & electronic resources coordinator, and Mary Jinks, director of technical services, distribute information for Librarians on Location in the lobby of the Gorman Building on Thursday, Sept. 13.

IT Fall Training Calendar
The Department of Instructional Technology has created a series of hour-long learning opportunities for the fall semester. There will be opportunities for faculty and staff to learn new iPad Applications, broaden their Blackboard skills, learn a few new tricks in Microsoft Office 2012, and experiment with several Web 2.0 tools. In addition, IT will be offering a few online learning opportunities through Blackboard Collaborate. These classes provide an opportunity to learn new applications and technologies and present tools to integrate for teaching and learning. Courses will be offered on Wednesdays at noon and Fridays at 2 p.m. Enrollment is limited, so register today by emailing Terry Peak at See website for details: Upcoming training opportunities include: iPad Applications: Dropbox & CloudOn on Friday, September 14, 2-3 p.m., Library G16 and iPad Applications: Live Binder on Friday, September 21, 2:00 - 3:00pm, Library G16.

Constitution Day Moot Court Demonstration
Don’t miss the 2012 Constitution Day Moot Court Demonstration on Monday, Sept. 17, 4:30- 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

Librarians on Location
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. Locations they will be visiting next week include:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-noon, Joyce Building (lobby)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 19, 1-3 p.m., Joyce Building (lobby)
  • Thursday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-noon, Joyce Building (lobby)

For more information, please contact Leticia Martinez at (210) 832-2119 or Please check the UIW calendar for more dates, times and locations at

iPad User Group Meeting
The first meeting of the iPad users group will be help on Wednesday, Sept. 19, noon -1 p.m. in Mabee Library’s Special Collections Room.  This meeting will feature Dr. Pat Burr, Tony Ramos, and Ana Gonzalez demonstrating various apps and a few tips and tricks. Lunch will be provided; however, you must RSVP to Ana Gonzalez at  For more info, contact Ana Gonzalez at (210) 829-3937.   

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

Red FB Lib
Red the Cardinal has been making his rounds on campus. This week, amongst his visits, he took time to meet the Library staff.

UIW in the News

UIW Construction Update
Friday, Sept. 14 - No scheduled closures or detours at this time.

Managing School, Work, and Personal Time
The intersection of school, work and personal life can become overwhelming at times. Juggling all these activities takes time and thoughtful consideration. Learn the “insider’s” secrets to successfully managing your schedule at this highly interactive and informative workshop led by current graduate students and presented by Dr. Nursen Zanca on Saturday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Mabee Library, Room 230. For more information, contact Dr. David Ortiz at (210) 283-6454 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

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 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.

Sodexo Employee and Student Discount
Take advantage of your discounts when you pay with your ID! Full time employees, administrators and faculty receive 25 percent off purchases and students receive 10 percent off. For more information, contact John Estrada at (210) 559-8384 or To learn more, please visit

Faculty Focus

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

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

Center for Teaching and Learning Open House
Drop in for snacks, meet Sonia Jasso, new director of the Directions and Connections Center, and learn how to submit the “Early Alert” grades that will soon be due in all 1000 and 2000 level courses on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Administration Building, Room 212. All faculty members attending Open House who also advise undergraduates will receive a thank-you gift and be entered in a drawing for a larger prize. For more info, contact Dr. Susan Hall at (210) 283-5030 or

High Schools

SACHS/South Texas Blood & Tissue Blood
SACHS student council will facilitate the SACHS/South Texas Blood & Tissue Blood drive on Friday, September 14, 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m.

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


Sacred Harmonies: Music for the Soul
The Copperleaf Quintet presents Sacred Harmonies: Music for the Soul - an hour of peace and tranquility with the a cappella music of Palestrina, Byrd, Allegri and Schubert. The free concert, a gift to the community from the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, will take place on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. The event is free & open to the public. For more information, contact Jose De Leon at (210) 219-4639 or

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:

  • The family of Sr. Stephen Marie Glennon, CCVI (BS ’53, MA ’63), the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, and the entire UIW community, on her recent death.
  • Catalina Mireles & family on the recent loss of her daughter, Ida R. Mendoza (BBA ’06, MS ’09).
  • Patricia Poth Flieller (BS ’79) and family on the recent loss of her mother, Alfreda Blanche Carnes Poth (IWHS ’28, BA ’35).
  • The family of Sudie Mae Evans Speer (BS ’64) on her recent death.

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