The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: October 26, 2012

Photo of the Week

Best Work Places
(Pictured L-R) Marshall Eidson, vice president of information resources, Shannon Root, human resources generalist, Annette Thompson, director of human resources, Rick Smith, external business manager athletics, Marveen Mahon, director of health services, and Lisa Schultz, director of alumni relations, represented UIW at the Top Workplaces Luncheon 2012 held Wednesday, Oct. 17at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. UIW was selected No. 6 in the large companies category of 2012 Top Workplaces in the San Antonio metro area, which is reserved for companies with a minimum of 500 employees.


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

Mass to Commemorate 100th Anniversary of the St. John's Orphanage Fire    
The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word invite the faculty and staff of UIW to attend a special liturgy on Sunday, Oct. 28, 10:30 a.m-1:30 p.m., Chapel of the Incarnate Word, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the fire that destroyed St. John's Infirmary and took the lives of five Sisters and three of the children in their care. During the Mass, the Sisters and children who died will be honored, and members of the community will be recognized for the support and help they offered as the Sisters recovered and rebuilt. For more info, contact Ana Nelson at (210) 828-2224 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, 7-8:30 p.m., Nov. 1, 8, 15, and 29. For more information or questions, please contact Fr. Tom at 210-829-3131/ or visit

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship
In thistime of National Elections, it's important for Christians to engage in the political process afforded us in our government. There is a brief summary of the United States Bishops' reflection “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship” at the link


Photos of Peace Month Events

Taize Service 2
Sr. Eilish Ryan, CCVI, professor of religious studies, speaks to the UIW community during a Taizé prayer service at Our Lady’s Chapel on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Sr. Ryan discussed the history of the Taizé movement, a group who offered hospitality and peaceful music and prayer in the small village of Taizé, France during World War II in an effort to build reconciliation. Today thousands of young people from all over the world camp out at Taizé and build bonds of unity. The Taizé movement and chants have spread around the world both helping people find inner peace which leads to building peace in the world and helping the disadvantaged.

Home Away From Home
Mbula, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, speaks to the UIW community in Mabee Library Oct. 24. He was the recipient of the Inspiring Hope Award 2012 from the Catholic Charities. Students of Assistant Professor of History Dr. Lopita Nath’s Global Refugee class delivered a presentation entitled “Home Away from Home: Refugee Resettlement in the U.S.” Rehani and two other refugees from Myanmar, Laurence Saung and Htoo Aye, talked about their journey from the refugee camps to the United States.

Dia de los Muertos
The intermediate Spanish class taught by Dr. Sally Said constructed the annual ofrenda or altar for Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, just outside Our Lady’s Chapel on Thursday, Oct. 25. They invite you to add a picture or other small remembrance in honor of someone who has died.Please write your name and contact information on any article you leave so it can be returned to you. The altar will remain in place until Tuesday, Nov. 8. After the 8 p.m. Mass on Sunday, Oct. 28 in Our Lady’s Chapel, the Modern Languages Department will serve pan de muertos, the traditional “bread of the dead.” Campus Ministry will provide Mexican hot chocolate. All are welcome. For more info, please contact Dr. Sally Said at (210) 829-3890 or

Photos of Homecoming Week Events

Farmers market
Faculty, staff and students enjoyed the first ever Farmer’s Market at UIW hosted by Campus Life and Sodexo on Wednesday, Oct. 24 on Dubuis Lawn. Six vendors sold a variety of fresh foods to the community.

Food Day
Coinciding with the Farmer’s Market, the 2nd annual world Food Day event, hosted by the nutrition department, provided snacks and free information to the UIW community about making healthy nutritional choices, world hunger, and food related issues around the world on Wednesday, Oct. 24 in Marian Circle. 

Window Wars
Campus organizations showed their Cardinal Pride by decorating windows at Marian Hall and Mabee Library for Homecoming week as part of Window Wars, sponsored by University Events and Student Programs, Oct. 23-25. 

2012 Alumni Luncheon
UIW alumni employees gathered at the Brackenridge Villa to enjoy the annual UIW Employee Alumni Luncheon, hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations, on Thursday, Oct. 25.

Clothesline Project
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the UIW community expressed their emotions about domestic violence by decorating tee-shirts for Delta Xi Nu Multicultural Sorority’s Clothesline Project. Tee-shirts were hung on a clothesline to be viewed by the community as testimony to the problem of violence against women on Dubuis Lawn on Wednesday, Oct. 24.  

UIW Alumni Homecoming
Register for Homecoming 2012 (Oct. 21-28) and bring your friends and family. There are fun events for everyone. Make sure to register for UIW Homecoming at For more info, contact Steve Hemphill at (210) 805-3595 or

Life Portraits: Works by Vikki Fields
Vikki Fields, 1971 art alumna, sees paintings as floral portraits. Flowers have presence and personality; they demand the same attention and time that a fine portrait requires. Flowers gestate, grow, bloom, move and wilt as humans do. The exhibit will be on display from now until Nov. 9 in the Semmes Gallery/Dougherty Fine Arts Center/1st Floor (Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday). For more info, contact the UIW Art Department at (210) 829-3855 or

Pack the House – Soccer Double-Header Friday, Oct. 26 – National Ranking on the Line
On Friday, Oct. 26, UIW Athletics is hosting a double-header soccer match and our goal is to pack the house. We need your help! Both our men and women’s soccer teams are battling to stay atop the Lone Star Conference, and they play very important matches on Friday: the women vs. Angelo State at 5 p.m., and the men vs. Midwestern at 7:30 p.m. The men are ranked #10 in the nation and could host the first round of the NCAA Soccer Championships. Tickets are $5 for non-UIW fans; free for UIW faculty, staff, and students. For more information, contact UIW Athletics at or (210) 283-6448.

Water and Culture Symposium
Everyone is invited to attend the Water and Culture Symposium in Marian Hall, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, and 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Oct. 27. Dr. Scott Slovic will give the keynote address, "The Scale of Water: Art, Literature, and the Evolution of Environmental Consciousness," at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 in the Library Auditorium. Please find the complete program for the Symposium on the website for the Season of Peace and Social Justice at For more info, contact Dr. Tanja Stampfl at (210) 829-3885 or

Cardinal Round-UP
Join Residence Life & UESP for a homecoming tailgate on Saturday, Oct. 27, 4-7 p.m., in front of Benson Stadium. The UIW community, family and friends are welcome. There will be free food, t-shirts, prizes and much more. For info, contact Campus Life at (210) 829-6034 or

UIW Football vs. Tarleton State - Homecoming
Come cheer the UIW football team to victory at Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. when they take on Tarleton State for the Homecoming game. Go to to purchase tickets online, or call the Cardinals Ticket Office at (210) 805-3000. The pre-game concert series will feature Whiskey Myers, 4-6:30 p.m., in the Fan Engagement Area in front of the McDermott Convocation Center.

Discussion Forum - How to Deal: Americans’ love affair with drugs
“Discussion Forum - How to Deal: Americans’ love affair with drugs” shared by Suzan Roy’s Social Ethics Class will take place on Monday, Oct. 29, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Mabee Library Auditorium. How is drug trafficking, drug abuse and the violence and corruption associated with it affecting you? How can we help the next generation effectively address these issues? For more info, contact Suzan Roy, Dept. of Religious Studies, at (210) 829-6022 or

Fourth Annual Peace Season Research Symposium
Fourth Annual Peace Season Research Symposium will be led by Dr. Noah Kasraie. Students, faculty and UIW community members will present research and discuss topics related to peace, social justice and civic engagement on Monday, Oct. 29, 6-7:30 p.m., Library Special Collections Room. This event is sponsored by the Dreeben School of Education. For more information, please contact Dr. Noah Kasraie at

Light the Way - Elf Louise toy drive
Join the UIW community in collecting unwrapped toys for the Elf Louise project! From Monday, Oct. 29-Friday, Nov. 16, drop off your new, unwrapped toys at any of the following locations:

St. Peter’s Elementary
(Cafeteria, Annex, Primary)
UIW AD-Basement Level
UIW Student Center
UIW Library Foyer
Feik School of Pharmacy—2nd Floor
Rosenberg School of Optometry
Wellness Center
School of Physical Therapy (Saidoff Center)

For more information contact the UIW PR Office at 210-829-6001.

Dissertation Defense-Jacqueline Gutierrez
Jacqueline Gutierrez will defend her dissertation on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. in Mabee Library’s Special Collections Room. The title of her dissertation is “Self-Perceptions of Leadership by Mexican American Women Entrepreneurs.” Her dissertation chair is Dr. Dorothy Ettling. For more info, contact at (210) 829-2758 or

Dissertation Defense-Tava Renee Herring
Tava Renee Herring is defending her dissertation, “African American Women in Informal Leadership in the African Methodist Episcopal Church” on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. in Mabee Library’s Special Collections Room. The dissertation chair is Dr. Dorothy Ettling. For more info, contact Jeanette Curby at (210) 829-2758 or

Peace Day and the October Season of Peace and Justice at UIW
Each October, the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) celebrates Peace Day & the Season of Peace and Justice. In 1986, UIW began hosting annual Peace Fairs with educational content and planted a “peace pole” monument on campus. This annual celebration honors the efforts of society to work together to find a more peaceful, just and sustainable world for all.The UIW community carries on the tradition of Peace Day by bringing agencies, speakers, and exhibitions to raise the social consciousness of peace to the entire UIW community. Peace Day,the annual observance on the last Wednesday of Oct., is in memory of a former faculty member; for more info, please visit For a schedule of related events on Peace Day and throughout the rest of the month, visit

Democracy, the Common Good, and Elections
“Democracy, the Common Good, and Elections”: Dr. Gary Keith, professor of political science and advisor of the pre-law program, will invite consideration of critical questions on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 9-10:15 a.m. in the Library Auditorium.  The Platform for the Common Good which is based on principles from Catholic social tradition is part of the background for this session For more information, contact Dr. Gary Keith at (210) 832-2183 or  

How to Think about Complex Moral Problems
“How to Think about Complex Moral Problems" will be presented by Dr. Paul Lewis, professor of philosophy, and a panel of students on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 10:30-11:45 a.m. in Mabee Library Auditorium. For more info, contact Dr. Paul Lewis at (210) 829-6062 or

Spooktacular Buffet
Sodexo invites the UIW community to come out and enjoy a Spooktacular Buffet on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Marian Hall. Sodexo will be serving haunted cranberry walnut salad, whitchy watermelon fruit salad, sliced maple glazed ham, sliced roasted beast, roasted sweet potato with melted eyeball, ghoul drool covered corn cobb, sweet peas and fingerelings, harvest rice pilaf, swamp water punch, caldron drink, and assorted desserts. There will also be a costume contest for the most creative costume at noon. For more info, contact Rudy Martinez at (210) 832-2149 or

Compassionate Eating
Join an interfaith discussion with free lunch on Wednesday, Oct. 31, noon-1:15 p.m. in Marian Hall Ballroom with Barbie Gorelick Callaghan of the Jewish tradition; Bob Jaffer of the Muslim tradition; Dr. Neeta Singh of the Sikh tradition and the UIW Nutrition Department; Stephen Lucke, a UIW student leading the initiative to have a UIW Community Garden; and Rolla Alaydi, UIW Arabic teacher who planted an olive tree in the Holy Land Garden and recently led a successful olive harvest. For more info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at (210) 829-3854 or

The Death Penalty: Why it's a Bad Deal
“The Death Penalty: Why it's a Bad Deal” will be presented by Dr. Roger Barnes, professor of sociology and criminal justice, on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 1:30-2:45 p.m., Mabee Library Auditorium. For more info, contact Dr. Roger Barnes at (210) 829-3976 or 

Building Comilia
With stories from experiences in Honduras, Venezuela, Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Haiti, presenters will share the deep joy that comes from humanitarian work across borders on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 3-4:15 p.m., Mabee Library Auditorium. To learn more, visit For more info, contact Dr. Susan Klappa at (210) 283-6477 or

Body of War
An intimate and transformational feature film co-directed by Phil Donahue about the face of war today will be shown on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Marian Hall Ballroom. The film follows Tomas Young, 25 years old, paralyzed from a bullet to his spine - wounded after serving in Iraq for less than a week. Body of War is in part Tomas' coming home story as he evolves into a new person, coming to terms with his disability and finding his own unique and passionate voice ( Popcorn will be provided. For more info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at (210) 829-3854 or

Concert at the Cove - Fundraiser for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)
The UIW Jazz Ensemble will perform a fundraising Concert at the Cove (606 W Cypress, SA, TX 78212 on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 8-10 p.m., which they do on the last Wednesday of every month during the school year. This will be the ensemble's second fundraiser for the ALS Association. The concert is free, but a donation of $10 is suggested at the door (optional). For more info, contact Jim Waller at (210) 445-0412 or

Hesburgh Lecture Series
The H-E-B School of Business and Administration is honored to welcome Allert Brown-Gort, associate director, Institute of Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, Thursday, Nov. 1, 7-9 p.m, Mabee Library Auditorium. He will be presenting his lecture titled, “Latinos in U.S. Societies.” Latinos are at once the oldest and the newest immigrant groups in our country, and are poised to become over 25 percent of the population by 2050. What is the significance of the growth of this population? What does the future hold for the nation as a whole? For more info, contact Rodrigo Velez at (210) 283-5007 or

Department News

Dreeben Dean
Dr. Denise Staudt, dean of the Dreeben School of Education, displays the School’s certificate for achieving 100 percent participation in the 2012 Employee Campaign during the Employee Finale Party held at the Dreeben Friendship Garden on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Employees celebrated the successful campaign with a light breakfast catered by Corner Bakery. UIW departments reached the overall participation goal of 85 percent for the 2012 campaign.      

Robert H. Gardner Photography Exhibit
The University of the Incarnate Word’s Rosenberg School of Optometry (UIW-RSO) is proud to announce that photographs by local photographer Bob Gardner are on display now through April 2013 at the UIW-RSO located at 9725 Datapoint Dr. Additional information is available at or or contact Basil Aivaliotis at (210) 930-8688 or  

Child and Adolescent Research Lab Recruitment
The Child and Adolescent Research Laboratory (CARL), a component of the Dept. of Psychology at UIW, conducts research on the development of infants, children and adolescents. Currently, CARL is investigating how infants perceive, become familiar with, and come to prefer the characteristics of human faces and certain social behavior. The results of this research will have important implications for understanding how infants process social information. The testing procedures are safe and uncomplicated. The session lasts between 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the particular study and infant comfort. You are always with your baby and you may ask to stop the session at any time. If you have a child of any age, you are invited to join the recruitment list by contacting us at (210) 832-3201 or

Extended Academic Programs

EAP Fall Faculty Assembly
The annual Fall Faculty Assembly is being held at the Norris Conference Center on Saturday, October 27, 8 a.m.-noon. The EAP full-time faculty will be leading a panel discussion on a variety of topics associated with teaching and instruction. Approximately 100 faculty members will be in attendance.

10th Annual Veterans Day Celebration – Honoring All Who Serve
UIW will celebrate the 10th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8 on Dubuis Lawn. The celebration will feature UIW student guest speakers and a formal presentation of the flag-folding ceremony. A display of “living wall” slides will honor UIW community members who have served in the military. We invite you to submit new names by emailing their name, service, and years of service (e.g., “Frank James, USMC, Korean War vet) to Jeff Oliver (in UIW’s Center for Veterans Affairs), Photos are certainly welcome. NEW THIS YEAR – UIW students will also host Toys for Tots during the event – please bring new unwrapped toys that will be distributed to local disadvantaged children as Christmas gifts. Toys for Tots is a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve sponsored program. For any questions about our Veterans Day Ceremony, please contact Karen Wyatt, director of veteran affairs, at or 829-2705.

Community News

Rio Grande Service
“¡Sí, Se Puede!” UIW Honors students re-echo the words of Caesar Chavez: “Yes, we can!...move beyond prejudice and injustice. Yes, we can unite to make a better future.” The students are pictured on their social justice and service trip to the Rio Grande Valley over fall break. Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, professor of religious studies, and Jean Loden (pictured far left), director of the honors program, accompanied the students on their visits to several agencies in the area.

Technical Services Announcement: SafeConnect Network Access Control
Technical Services will be implementing SafeConnect Network Access Control at UIW. SafeConnect allows Technical Servicesto identify and remedy compromised computers, ensuring a safe computing environment for the entire UIW Network.

What: TSS will begin isolated deployments of SafeConnect Network Access Control
Where: SafeConnect will be enabled at the Rolling Oaks Campus
When: Monday, October 29, 2012
How: The first time you browse the internet you will see the login screen (To view the login page, please click here). You will need your UIW Network username and your password to continue the SafeConnect process.

You will not be able to access the internet until you have authenticated with SafeConnect and completed the SafeConnect process. Internet access will be enabled once you have successfully completed the SafeConnect process, which ensures your computer meets minimum security requirements.

Please contact the UIW Help Desk at (210) 829-2721 or with any questions or concerns.

Professional Writing Tutors Needed
The Writing and Learning Center is accepting applications for part-time professional writing tutors. For more information or to apply, visit the UIW Human Resources website at

Fall IT Training
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, we will be offering a few online learning opportunities through Blackboard Collaborate. As with our summer training offerings, these classes provide attendees an opportunity to learn new applications and technologies and provide them with the tools to integrate them with opportunities for teaching and learning. Courses will be offered on Wednesdays at noon, and Fridays at 2:00 pm. Enrollment is limited, so register today by emailing Terry Peak at Click here to review the different course opportunities available in October. Note: Today’s Microsoft Word training session at 2 p.m. has been cancelled.

2013 Book of Free
This year's book has over $2,000 worth of coupons for the San Antonio Area for only $50 and they do not expire until the end of 2013. They make a great Christmas present for loved ones who are always busy out and about in the area. For more info and to purchase this year’s book, please visit

Fundamentals of a Successful Business Plan Workshop
This workshop is the second workshop that the H-E-B School of Business and Administration and the UTSA Small Business Development Center are offering for UIW and the community. In this workshop, participants will learn how to prepare financial sections of the business plan, which will give students the tools to write effective business plans. It will be from 3-5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 in GB 209. For more information or to RSVP, contact Dr. Scott D. Roberts at (210) 832-2141 or

Library Workshop - ARTstor
This open class is for faculty, students, and staff on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Mabee Library, Room 230. It is designed to help you get basic searching and retrieval tips for images. Additional 2012 Library Workshops can be found through the GET TRAINING link on the library's webpage ( or by clicking on the Library Workshops Link ( The UIW community is invited to attend, but seating is limited. For more info, contact Leslie Todd, Mabee Library, at (210) 829-3841 or

Advanced Resumes
Build on the concepts presented in “Resume Basics” at this workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 1:30 p.m. in Mabee Library Auditorium. Experts in the HR/Recruiting field will show you how to get noticed. This workshop is recommended for juniors, seniors and students who are looking to update an existing resume. Faculty is encouraged to bring classes. For more info, contact Career Services at (210) 829-3931 or

Preparing for a Job Fair
Learn strategies to make job fairs work for you and what you'll need to know before you arrive on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 3-4 p.m., Mabee Library Auditorium. Use this opportunity to prepare for SACUCCA Job Fair on Nov. 2. Faculty is encouraged to bring classes. For info, please contact Career Services at (210) 829-3931 or

Stress and Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle
Stress is a body's physiological response to the daily demands placed on oneself. Although stress may not be avoidable, it is manageable. This program presented by Dr. Keith Tucker, director of counseling, on Wed., Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-noon in Mabee Library’s Special Collections Room discusses the different types of stress and provides positive coping strategies for leading a healthy lifestyle. For more info, contact Dr. David Ortiz at (210) 283-6454 or

Shoe Drive
During the month of October, the UIW Eye Institute will be hosting a Shoe Drive benefiting A Walk in My Shoes. Your donation of a pair of new or gently used shoes will go to help those in need and be good for a discount in the UIW Eye Institute Optical (Discount: One pair of shoes = 10 percent off total purchase (up to 40 percent or 4 pairs of shoes), excludes “Modern” frame line, maximum contact lens discount of 20 percent). If you can’t donate, then LIKE our Facebook pages.  At the end of October, the total number of “Likes” for each page ( & will be added together and UIW Eye Institute will make a monetary donation in that amount to A Walk in My Shoes, so that brand new shoes may be purchased for upcoming holiday donations. For more information, contact Nathan McCarthy at (210) 283-6836 or

Faculty Focus

HEB Pres
James Aulds, H-E-B vice president for petroleum marketing, speaks to students of Dr. Esmeralda de los Santos’ Marketing class on Thursday, Oct. 25 about current marketing strategies for gasoline at H-E-B. Aulds reviewed the structure of the gasoline industry in Texas and explained pricing, promotional and distribution strategies for gas, the growing importance of convenience stores within H-E-B and the popularity of the current marketing campaign for gas.

Researching Student Learning
Wednesday, Oct. 31, noon-1:15 p.m., Mabee Library’s Special Collections Room. This session Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) will be presented and is designed for faculty members interested in conducting a piece of research based on their teaching. The presenters will emphasize framing a researchable question, and discussing that issue from both quantitative and qualitative perspectives. A panel of UIW faculty engaged in SOTL projects in diverse disciplines will also describe their research. Dr. David Fike, UIW’s senior research statistician, will coordinate the event.  Please bring a brown bag lunch; iced tea and dessert will be provided. For more information, contact Dr. Susan Hall at (210) 283-5030 or

Call for papers - Verbum Incarnatum
Faculty is invited to submit a paper for Verbum Incarnatum: An Academic Journal of Social Justice published UIW.The theme for this year’s volume is “Social Justice and Peace.”Papers must be submitted by March 1, 2013 and should include an abstract and be approximately 15-25 pages, double spaced. Deadline for final revisions is April 1, 2013. Please submit a hardcopy as well as an electronic version (Word Document) of your article.Submit all papers via email to For more information, contact Rachel Cywinski, managing editor, at or one of the faculty editors, Dr. Roger Barnes at, Dr. Phil Lampe at or Dr. Julie Miller at

Research Week – Call for Abstract Submissions
The School of Graduate Studies and Research’s Office of Research Development invites all UIW researchers and scholars to submit poster abstracts describing their projects as part of the 6th Annual UIW Research Week, Feb. 25-March 1, 2013. Faculty and students are encouraged to submit abstracts describing 1) research projects in progress that describe preliminary results, 2) completed projects, and/or 3) projects presented elsewhere over the last academic year. Undergraduate and graduate student research projects are welcome.Student abstracts should be accompanied by faculty mentor endorsement.The deadline for submissions is Nov. 16, 2012 at noon. For information regarding submission, deadlines, or Research Week activities, please contact the Office of Research Development at (210) 805-3036 or

High Schools

IWHS Open House
IWHS will host its Open House on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2-4:30 p.m. All future Shamrocks and their families are welcome to attend. Please join us as we showcase our outstanding academic programs, education opportunities, athletics and extracurricular activities. Tour our school and meet IWHS faculty and staff.   For more information, contact Annette Zahirniak, IWHS director of enrollment at (210) 829-3123 or

SACHS Open House
St. Anthony Catholic High School will host its fall Open House on Sunday, Nov. 11, noon-3 p.m. on the St. Anthony Campus. The event will begin with a community liturgy at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Alejandro Calderon at (210) 832-5632 or

High School Placement Test Workshop
All students wishing to be admitted at St. Anthony must take the High School Placement Test (HSPT).  This course, presented on Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-noon, at SACHS, will prepare the students for that test. For more information, please contact Alejandro Calderon at (210) 832-5698 or

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at

Visit Incarnate Word High School at

Visit the UIW Prep website at


Headwaters Volunteer Work Day
The Headwaters Coalition is hosting a Volunteer Work Day in the Headwaters Sanctuary on Sat., Nov. 3, 8-11a.m. Come prepared to learn about the Sanctuary and for work in the woods: long pants, long sleeves, and closed-toe shoes. Headwaters volunteers are eligible for off campus community service hours. Plus, getting involved in the Headwaters project is a great way to expand your horizons and get to know more intimately this place we call “home” here at Incarnate Word.  We’ll meet at the main trailhead behind the baseball fields. For more info, contact Helen Ballew at (210) 825-2224 or

Our sympathy and prayers go to:

  • Her family and the Sisters of the Incarnate Word & Blessed Sacrament on the recent loss of Sr. Mary Isabel Estrada, IWBS (BA ’66).
  • Bruce Gill & family on the recent loss of his wife, Carmen Celia Gomez Gill (BA ’59).
  • The family of Florence White Kernan (BSN ’52) on her recent death.

The University of the Incarnate Word provides reasonable accommodation with adequate notice. To request disability accommodation for events listed in this newsletter, visit