The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: March 8, 2013

Photo of the Week

Pecan Valley Agnese
(Pictured L-R) Tom Shaw, president of the South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce; Leticia Ozuna, councilwoman, City of San Antonio-District 3; and Dr. Louis J. Agnese, Jr., UIW president; share a photo at the Adult Degree Completion Program’s (ADCaP) Pecan Valley Center Opening Celebration on Monday, March 4. During the celebration, Shaw presented Agnese with a plaque recognizing his membership with the South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce since 2004.      


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

Mar 8: Lent – Daily Reflection:  Many Stories in Scripture; Our Story

Mass Cancellation Notice
There will be no noon Mass Monday through Friday, March 11-15, so Fr. Tom Dymowski can participate in the Meet the Mission Spring Break Edition on San Antonio's Westside with students, faculty and administrators.

Meet the Mission: Spring Break Edition
Spring Break Meet the Mission is a neighborhood cleanup and house painting effort in the San Antonio community undertaken by teams of UIW students, faculty, and staff each weekday, March 11-15. Breakfast, lunch, and transportation to and from the sites will be provided. Each day of service will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude by 3 p.m. Volunteer for as many days as you like. To sign up or receive more information, contact Dr. Chris Edelman at

Holy Week Schedule for the Chapel of the Incarnate Word
The Holy Week schedule for the Chapel of the Incarnate Word is as follows:

  • Stations of the Cross-every Wednesday during Lent at 6:30 p.m.
  • Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord-Sunday, March 24, 10:30 a.m.

Holy Week

  • Thursday of the Lord’s Supper- Thursday, March 28, 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday of the Passion of the Lord-Friday, March 29, 5:30 p.m.
  • The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night-Saturday, March 30, 8 p.m.
  • Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord-Sunday, March 31, 10:30 a.m.

For more information, contact (210) 828-2224.


(Pictured L-R) Dr. Glenn James, associate provost; Dr. Mary Hoke, dean of nursing and health professions; and Dr. David Jurenovich, vice president of enrollment management and student services; review a program before the Pecan Valley Center Opening Celebration.

District Attorney Susan Reed speaks to the UIW community during the Descanso Installation Ceremony at Dubuis Lawn on Monday, March 4. The event honors victims of drunk driving and brings in community dignitaries to address the community about drunk driving before spring break. In addition, the student-created campus memorials to the victims of drunk driving, descansos, were blessed during the ceremony.

Johnny Garcia, Jr., assistant director for graduate admissions, poses for a photo at the Graduate Admissions booth during Senior Salute in the ICC Ballroom on Wednesday, March 6.

Cardinals Basketball
Men's basketball scored 11 points in the final two minutes of play to tie the game and beat Kingsville in overtime at the Lone Star Conference Championship. They continue their quest for a conference title Friday, March 8 at 8:30 p.m. vs. no.1 seed Midwestern in Allen, TX.

Trascendencias,” works by Liliana Wilson
The UIW Art Department proudly presents “Trascendencias,” works by Liliana Wilson in Semmes Gallery, located in Dougherty Fine Arts Center. The exhibit will be on display 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (M-F), March 8-April 3. An opening reception will be held Friday, March 8, 6-7:30 p.m. in Semmes Gallery. For more information, contact the Art Department at (210) 829-3855 or

Footlight Faux Pas
The Extended Run Players, in cooperation with the UIW Theatre Arts Department, present Footlight Faux Pas on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 10, at 2 p.m. in Elizabeth Huth Coates Theatre. Footlight Faux Pas is devoted to stories of theatre mishaps and misunderstandings, blunders, cues and miscues, wardrobe malfunctions, misstatements and sound effects that don’t sound. Join us for an evening of light-hearted fun as we share anecdotes from our Extended Run Players, our friends and some from published collections, along with music from our own Cadenza Singers. Cost: adults $10, seniors $9, non-UIW students $8, groups $6, and UIW students, faculty and staff attend free of charge. For info, contact the Theatre Arts Department at (210) 829-3800 or

Religious Dance and Drama Incarnating Compassion
Retreat groups, youth groups, prayer groups, and individuals are invited to share and to learn drama and dance at the Religious Dance and Drama Incarnating Compassion event on Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in Marian Hall Ballroom. The event is organized by Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, professor of religious studies; with Dr. Terri E. Boggess, chair of exercise and sports science at St. Mary’s University, sharing “Yoga as Prayer”; Catherine L. Cuasay, LPC expressive arts therapist; and other leaders of dance and drama. The event is free and open to the public. Register by sending your name and contact information to or leave a message at (210) 829-3854. For more info, visit

Women & Water Issues: Local and Global
Dr. Patricia Lieveld, professor in the Feik School of Pharmacy and primary speaker for the event, has collaborated extensively with Women’s Global Connection’s (WGC) partner women’s group in Tanzania to address water transport and health in the villages. She will share the stories, research, photos, and local/global involvement in this exciting initiative on Thursday, March 21, 4:30-6 p.m., in Joyce Building Room 126. The collaborative water initiative is one of the many projects that supports WGC’s mission of “promoting the learning and leadership of women in the least advantaged regions and countries of the world.” WGC is a non-profit organization sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and UIW. For more info, contact Dr. Alison Buck at (210) 832-3208 or

3rd Annual UIW Easter Egg Hunt
Join us for the 3rd Annual UIW Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 23 at 10 a.m., back soccer fields. The UIW Alumni Association hosts this great free, fun family event for all UIW Alumni and schools in the Brainpower connection! RSVP at Sign up now to bring your kids and grandkids to take a picture with the Easter Bunny and visit the beautiful UIW campus. For more info, contact Steve Hemphill at (210) 805-3595 or

San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup Signup
UIW is proud to announce that we will again host the San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup on June 1, 2013 on our campus. Last year, over 3,000 people and over 50 companies competed in events such as a 5K run, 5K walk, tug of war, dodge ball tournament, soccer kicks competition, and more. UIW took third place overall in their division and are looking to take first this year but need your help. Please visit for information on how to volunteer for the event, participate as one of the competitors or just come out and support. You can also contact Co-Captains Rick Smith at (210) 283-6448/ or Annette Thompson at (210) 283-5091/ for more information.

Department News

iPad Palooza
The Spring Break UIW iPad Palooza is scheduled for March 13 and 14. Sessions will take place 9 a.m.-noon in Room 142 of the Nursing building. There will be two sessions; Level One on March 13, and Level Two on March 14. Lunch will be served.

Level One sessions are designed for users who have just purchased an iPad, and don’t know where to start, as well as users who want to learn how to use their iPads more effectively. Level Two sessions will showcase popular productivity Apps that will enhance your experience with your iPad. New iPad users are encouraged to attend both sessions. Sessions will be moderated by Ana Gonzalez, Jessica Martinez-Palacios, Terry Peak, Tony Ramos and Kenneth Rogers

The Level One session will include the following topics:

  • iPad set up
  • Navigation and multi-touch gestures
  • Using the camera
  • The Dropbox App
  • iPad Q & A/networking session with lunch.

The Level Two session will include the following topics.

  • Notability App
  • ShowMe App
  • Evernote App
  • iPad Q & A/networking session with lunch.

Please join us if you would like to learn more about your iPad. Please contact Terry Peak at for reservation or more information. Seating is limited, so reserve your space soon.

UIW Tech Fair - Booths / Presentations
Instructional Technology is currently planning the third annual UIW Tech Fair which will be held Wednesday, April 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in Marian Hall Ballroom. We would like to encourage your participation in this year’s fair. We have booths where you can showcase technology-based projects and will be having 30 minute presentations throughout the day in our App Corner and Interactive Corner. The App Corner will be dedicated to showcasing Apps that can be used for teaching and learning and the Interactive Corner will have a few iPads that can be used during a presentation to allow for interactivity and learning. If you are interested in a booth or presentation please contact Ana Gonzalez at or Terry Peak at and let us know how you would like to participate. 

Extended Academic Programs

Dr. Cyndi Porter, vice president for Extended Academic Programs (EAP), addresses the audience during the Pecan Valley Center Opening Celebration. The center, UIW’s seventh ADCaP site, is the first to be located in the southern part of San Antonio.

Community News

UIW in the News (click on the link below to view)

Construction Update
City Public Service (CPS) has notified UIW that they must cut electricity service for about 7 hours as part of the Hildebrand drainage and road widening project.All alternatives presented were during working hours.UIW has elected to have the outage occur next Monday, March 11, 6 a.m.-1 p.m., the first day of spring break.

The buildings without electricity will be Administration/Colbert Hall, Auditorium, Chapel, Coates Theater, Fine Arts, Halligan-Ibbs, Joyce, Gorman and the Library.

UIW will be cutting power shortly before CPS does to protect infrastructure.You may wish to shut down your computers and electronics before leaving work Friday.The Network Operations Center in the Administration Building will continue to function from generator power.Email, network connectivity and administrative systems (such as Banner, meal cards, card access, etc.) should continue to function, if your location is otherwise not impacted by the outage.Phones should continue to work in all locations.

CPS has advised us if there is heavy rain the work and outage will be rescheduled.In the event of postponement, we will endeavor to reschedule during the spring break.

We have separately notified Residence Life that Joeris Hall will be without power for 48 hours, beginning 8 a.m., Monday, March 11.This 48-hour outage also includes the nearby Ancira Parking Garage.

If you have any further questions about this scheduled outage, please contact Facilities at (210) 829-6023.

Banner Student, General, and Self-Service
Thank you for your participation in testing the Banner Student, General, and Self-Service modules this past week.We are prepared to move forward with the upgrade this weekend.Several employees from Enterprise Applications will be logging in on Sunday to ensure the production system is operational on Monday.If you would like to VPN in from your home and verify your critical reports and processes are functioning, please contact your programmer for assistance.Should you encounter any issues during your verification of the production environment please notify your programmer immediately via email.

The following systems will not be available during the 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. timeframe on Saturday, March 9:

  • Self Service Banner
  • INB Banner
  • Argos Reporting
  • Banner links in Portal
  • Xtender (BDMS)

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

SafeConnect Network Access Control
Technical Services will be implementing SafeConnect Network Access Control at UIW’s Pecan Valley Location. SafeConnect allows Technical Services to 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 Pecan Valley Location.
When: Thursday, March 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 829-2721 or with any questions or concerns.

theFund Campaign for the Arts
UIW/IWHS/SACHS will participate again this year in theFund employee giving campaign.Sponsored by the San Antonio United Arts Fund, this program provides financial assistance to qualified arts and cultural organizations right here in San Antonio.Information packets have been distributed to all full-time employee mailboxes, and the campaign will run from March 4-29. To find out more, or if you need an information packet, please contact Dr. David Maize or Linda Etter at 883-1020 or

Writing a Literature Review Workshop
Once you have collected the appropriate research articles and books, the next step is writing the literature review. The Graduate Support Center will present a Writing a Literature Review workshop on Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m.-noon, Mabee Library Auditorium. For more info, contact Dr. David Ortiz at (210) 283-6454 or

$500 Rally Alley Package Now Available
Reserve your tailgate space for the 2013 football season now. University departments and student groups are encouraged to take advantage of this limited time offer: a tailgate space in Rally Alley and 20 vouchers for a general admission ticket for each home game for $500. This is advantageous for groups who host families, non-employees, alumni, etc., because you can tailgate and give your attendees a ticket to the game. This deal is only available until April 1. For more information and to order, contact Kevin Rubel at or (210) 805-3000. Don’t miss the opportunity to make an impact.

2013 William E. Mulcahy Award Nominations
The Earth Month Committee is accepting nominations for the 2013 William E. Mulcahy Award. Nominations will be accepted until Monday, April 15. Submissions should include a short summary of the nominee’s contribution to the preservation of the planet and may be submitted to the Earth Month Committee, c/o Dr. Sally Said, AD 258,

2013 CMTR European Medical Tourism Research Symposium-Call for Posters
Center for Medical Tourism Research (CMTR) will be holding the CMTR European Medical Tourism Research Symposium April 26-27, 2013, at the European Study Center in Heidelberg, Germany. This symposium is open to all interested stakeholders in this emerging global industry. For information on submitting a poster abstract, visit All UIW faculty & students receive free registration to this event. For questions or further details, contact Dr. David Vequist at (210) 805-5825 or

Faculty Focus

(Pictured L-R) Dr. Ezequiel Pena, assistant professor of psychology and Moody professor at Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU); Dr. Sally Said, professor of modern languages and Moody professor at UIW; and Dr. Kathi Light, provost; pose for a photo during the OLLU Moody Professor Lecture on Monday, March 4 in Mabee Library’s Special Collections Room. A faculty member is named Moody Professor from each institution annually, and in turn, delivers two public lectures on topics in their chosen field of specialization, one at OLLU and one at UIW.

(Pictured L-R) Trish Venable, UIW Students Nurses Association (SNA) vice president; Minh Lucas, UIW SNA president; Kathyrn Mendez; Auriel Vokolek; and Cynthia Richardson, senior instructor and SNA faculty advisor; share a photo at the Texas Nurses State Association (TNSA) Convention. UIW Students Nurses Association (SNA) won the Texas SNA Chapter of the Year and the Breakthrough to Nursing awards for the second year in a row. Two nursing students were elected to TNSA's Board of Directors at the TNSA Convention in Houston last weekend. Kathryn Mendez is the new state vice president and Auriel Vokolek is our new southern regional director.

Mobile Learning Program for School Year 2014
UIW is committed to supporting the continued use of mobile devices in the classroom to enhance teaching and learning. Information Resources has received funding to support Phase II of UIW's Mobile Learning Program. This is an opportunity to provide interested faculty with mobile devices that can be integrated into their classroom teaching. Proposals are being sought from full-time faculty members interested in participating in the program in the Fall 2013 and/or Spring 2014 semesters. Please see the following Call for Proposals and click on the link to submit your proposal: Faculty can go to the link provided and submit a proposal between now and March 22.

High Schools

Salsa & Scholarship
IWHS is inviting one and all to our “Salsa & Scholarships” Fundraiser, Sunday, April 7th, noon- 4 p.m. at Incarnate Word High School. You will experience a wonderful afternoon filled with festivities, including a fajita meal with all the trimmings, silent auction, children’s carnival games, entertainment, Mercado, an art walk, and more. All proceeds from this event provide scholarships to IWHS students in financial need. The Pre-Sale tickets are $15 per adult and $5 per child (6 and under). For more info, contact Stephanie Denning at (210) 832-2143 or

IWHS Spring Open House
IWHS will host their Spring Open House on Sunday, April 14, 2-4 p.m., on the IWHS campus to provide a preview for sixth and seventh grade students and families to introduce them to what IWHS has to offer. For more info, contact Annette Zahirniak at (210) 829-3123 or

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at

Visit Incarnate Word High School at

Visit the UIW Prep website at


Headwaters Coalition Volunteer Work Day
The Headwaters Coalition is hosting a Volunteer Work Day outdoors in the Headwaters Sanctuary on Friday, March 8, 8:30-11:30 a.m., which is adjacent to the UIW baseball field. We meet at the picnic tables north of the baseball fields. For more info, contact Helen Ballew at (210) 828-2224, x232, or


Our sympathy and prayers go to:

  • Melinda Andrew (UIW Development Board, BS ’83) & family on the recent loss of her father, Antonio Barrientos, Sr.
  • The family of Diane Elaine Otto Meader (IWHS ’46) on her recent death.
  • The family, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, and the entire UIW community upon the recent loss of Sr. Maria Guadalupe Ponce, CCVI.

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