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THE WEEK THAT WAS: January 11, 2013

Photo of the Week

2012 Faculty Awards
Award winners share a photo with Assistant Director of Assessment Dr. Bob Connelly, Provost Dr. Kathi Light and CCVI Congregational Coordinator Sr. Yolanda Tarango, CCVI, at the 2012 Faculty Award Reception on Thursday, Jan. 10 in the Rosenberg Sky Room.

2012-2013 Robert J. Connelly Faculty Leadership Award
Dr. Pat Lonchar, professor of English and assistant dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (pictured top row third from right)
Dr. William Carleton, professor and chair of the Human Performance Program, Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing (pictured top row second from left)

2012-2013 UIW Nominee for the Piper Professor Award
Dr. Annette Craven, professor of business and DBA program director (pictured top row far right)

2012 Mission Continues Awards
Award for Innovation: Dr. Pat LeMay Burr, professor and distinguished chair of business (pictured top row third from left)
Award for Truth: Dr. Julie Miller, associate professor and chair of religious studies (pictured top row fourth from right)
Award for Education: Dr. Alakananda Chaudhuri, professor of analytical chemistry (pictured top row fourth from left)
Award for Service: Dr. Michael Frye, assistant professor of engineering management (pictured top row second from right)
Award for Faith: Dr. Lopita Nath, assistant professor of history (not pictured)


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 Cancellation Notice
There will be no noon Mass on Friday, Jan.11 in Our Lady's Chapel. Fr. Tom is participating in the Catholic Campus Ministry Association National Conference in Clearwater, Florida. Noon Mass on Monday, Jan. 14 will also be canceled due to travel and Tuesday, Jan. 15 as Fr. Tom will be holding Mass at the Rosenberg School of Optometry. Masses resume in Our Lady's Chapel Wednesday, Jan. 16. Please contact Campus Ministry at (210) 829-3128 with any questions.

We are Called by Baptism, Prayer for National Vocation Awareness Week
During National Vocation Awareness Week, we remember Jesus’ baptism where he was called “Beloved Son of God” and we listen to hear God’s call to us. Please join The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and Liturgical Outreach for a service of prayer, drama, and music in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word on Wednesday, Jan. 16. The service will be 1:30-2:30 p.m. and repeated 3-4 p.m. Refreshments will follow both service times. For more information, please contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, at (210) 829-3854 or


Create a Personalized License Plate
Campus Life presents an opportunity for the UIW community to create a personalized license plate in Marian Hall on Wednesday, Jan.14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more info, contact Daniel Ryan at (210) 805-3060 or

Comedian Ben Kronberg to perform at UIW
Comedian Ben Kronberg will perform in Marian Hall Ballroom on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 7-9 p.m. Kronberg has been featured on several late night talk shows, including Carson Daily and Jimmy Kimmel and is an LA comedy club staple. Kronberg’s awkward brand of humor is sure to have every single audience member laughing from the very beginning. For more info, contact Daniel Ryan at (210) 805-3060 or

Vendor Fair
Campus Life’s spring vendor fair will provide opportunities to shop and learn about local businesses and the opportunities they provide to our students in Marian Hall on Thursday, Jan. 17, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. For more info, contact Daniel Ryan at (210) 805-3060 or

Calligraphy Workshop
UIW’s Institute of World Culture will present a Calligraphy Workshop on Thursday, Jan. 17, 5-6:30 p.m., ICC Business Center. A Japanese instructor will teach attendees how to write with a traditional writing brush. The cost is $3 and the workshop is open to the public. For more info, contact Ivan Chin at (210) 805-5820 or

Spring 2013 New VA Student Orientation
Join the Center for Veterans Affairs and the Office of Admissions for Spring 2013 New VA Student Orientation Lunch & Learn on Thursday, Jan. 24, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., in Mabee Library Auditorium. Representatives from UIW offices will be on hand to answer questions about using VA educational benefits at UIW. Pizza and cookies will be served in the library foyer before and after the meeting, starting at 11:30 a.m. For more info, contact the Center for Veterans Affairs at (210) 829-2705 or

Department News

Blackboard Drop-In Sessions: Spring 2013
Stop by the Center for Teaching and Learning (AD212) for a tour of the newly enhanced Blackboard LMS Jan. 15-17 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Bring your syllabus, PowerPoint presentations or other documentation, and we will show you how to get your course ready for the spring semester. We can also help you to set up your Grade Center, copy course materials from last semester’s course and create a collaborative online session. For more info, contact Terry Peak, training coordinator, at (210) 829-3920 or

2013 Spring Training Calendar
The Center for Teaching and Learning’s spring training schedule is now available. Click here: to view the schedule.  Contact Terry Peak, training coordinator, at to register for classes. In some cases, space is limited, so register early.

Extended Academic Programs

EAP hosts Student Appreciation Bash
Extended Academic Programs (EAP) is holding its yearly Student Appreciation Bash at the Rosenberg Sky Room on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Event starts at 5:30 p.m. with prizes, live band, and a buffet served by administrators and faculty from EAP.Come have your picture taken with the UIW Mascot.

Community News

UIW in the News (click link below to view)

SafeConnect Network Access Control Announcement
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 Football Stadium
When: Monday, Jan. 14, 2013
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.

Recipients of UIW scholarship testimonials needed
Do you know an outstanding scholarship recipient? The Development office is currently seeking students to tell their stories of how receiving a scholarship has affected them in marketing materials for the 2013 Swing In. Swing In is a two-day event which includes an auction party and all day golf tournament. Proceeds from the events benefit the UIW Scholarship Fund. Please submit candidates’ contact information to Kayla Rice, public relations special events coordinator, at

Join the Women’s Month Planning Committee
Would you like to share or organize a program for March, National Women’s History Month? Would you like to support others who are doing this? See good things that have happened the last three years: Join the Women’s Month Planning Committee. Please send your name, e-mail, and phone number to Sr. Martha Ann Kirkat

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Do you know any full-time administrators, CCVI, staff, faculty, or adjunct employees who are not receiving The Word Today? If so, please forward their name and email address to the PR Department at so we can add them to our distribution list. Thank you. 

Submission of Spring 2013 Events to PR
As you are planning your Spring 2013 events for the upcoming semester, please be sure to notify the Office of Public Relations so we can help promote your events. Please submit events via the “Request for Event Promotion” form found at: If you simply want to post a non-event announcement, email the information to Brance Arnold, publications coordinator, at Thank you.

Sodexo offers “welcome back” special
Sodexo will be offering a “welcome back” special on breakfast tacos at Circa 1881 (café at Grossman  ICC). Tacos will be $0.99 and they will be offering potato & egg, bean & cheese, cheese & egg, and cheese & potato. Finnegan’s will now be selling Texas-size muffins for $2.99. At Circa 1881 and Finnegan’s, they will now be offering kolaches for $1.39. Breakfast tacos will also be sold at Finnegan’s and Hortencia’s for $1.39. For more info, contact John Estrada at (210) 559-8343 or  

Faculty Focus

RSO professor co-authors article published in Experimental Eye Research
Dr. Srihari Narayanan, associate professor and director of cornea and dry eye service at the Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO), has co-authored a scientific research article titled "Effect of TGF-β on ocular surface epithelial cells.” This article will be published in the journal Experimental Eye Research, Volume 107, February 2013, Pages 88–100.The research was done in collaboration with the IOBA-University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain and the Networking Research Center on Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN), Spain.

High Schools

Incarnate Word High School in the News (click link below to view)

SACHS High School Placement Test
All students wishing to be admitted at St. Anthony must take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). The test will be offered on Saturday, Jan. 12, 9 a.m.-noon, at SACHS. Cost: $15. 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 outdoors in the Headwaters Sanctuary.  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 at 8:30 a.m. behind the baseball fields on Saturday, Jan. 12. For more info, please contact Helen Ballew at (210) 828-2224 or

Our sympathy and prayers go to:

  • The family of Margaret Catherine Weber Bastian (MA ’77) on her recent death.
  • John Bezdek & family on the recent loss of his wife, Teresa Gallegos Bezdek (IWHS ’68).
  • Wanda Bruner & family on the recent loss of her husband, Paul Harold Bruner (Former School of Business Adj. Faculty).
  • The family of Vivian Caroline Musser (BSN ’55) on her recent death.
  • The friends & family, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, and the entire UIW community on the recent loss of Sr. Mary Helene Probst, CCVI (BA ’39, Former Faculty, IWHS/IWA/IWC).

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