The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: April 19, 2013

Photo of the Week

(Pictured L-R) Cpl. John Sanchez of Campus Police, Director of Environmental Health Safety and Risk Management Samual McDaniel, and National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist Paul Yura pose for a photo in front of the Administration Building on Tuesday, April 16. National Weather Service has recognized UIW as a StormReady® University. StormReady, a program started in 1999 in Tulsa, Okla., helps arm America's communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property—before and during the event. StormReady also helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs. To learn more, visit  


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



dr lieveld pres
As part of Earth Day events, Dr. Patricia Lieveld, professor of pharmacy practice in the Feik School of Pharmacy and volunteer with Women’s Global Connection (WGC), shares her experiences from her research on global water issues, especially as they affect women and children, on Tuesday, April 16, in the Joyce Building’s Tilton Room. She offered her stories about clean water and water access initiatives in Tanzania with WGC’s partner women’s group. Lieveld collaborated with the Global Women’s Water Initiative, as part of the Women’s Earth Alliance, to train selected women in Bukoba, Tanzania to build rainwater harvester tanks.

japanese tea ceremony
On Thursday, April 18, UIW’s Institute of World Cultures provided the UIW community an opportunity to learn about traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony, create origami art, and gain a hands-on experience in making Sushi in the ICC Conference Hall.

Italian American Reconciliation
The UIW Theatre Department presents “Italian American Reconciliation,” by John Patrick Shanley, on April 19, 20, 26, and 27 at 8 p.m.; April 21 at 2 p.m.; and April 25 at 7 p.m. in Cheever Downstage II Theatre. Cost: Adults $10; Seniors $9; Non-UIW Students $8; Groups (10 or more) $6; UIW students, faculty and staff may attend free of charge. Love in New York City’s “Little Italy” can be a romantic dream or a nightmare in this hilarious comedy by one of Broadway’s most popular playwrights. For more info, contact the Theatre Department at (210) 829-3800 or

UIW’s Annual Health Fair—Tus Medicinas y Tu Salud
Don't miss UIW's annual health fair - Tus Medicinas y Tu Salud held in partnership with Wal-Mart, Univision, St. Philip's College and UT Health Science Center. The event is set for Saturday, April 20, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Philip’s College - Center for Health Professions, 1801 Martin Luther King Drive, 78203. There will be cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose, vision and glaucoma screenings as well as diabetic foot exams, medication education and counseling, nutrition counseling, cooking demonstrations and screenings for kids. For details, call (210) 883-1000 or email Dr. Tina Lopez at

2nd Annual Kappa Sigma Golf Classic
This year the UIW (Rho-Upsilon) Chapter of Kappa Sigma will be hosting a golf tournament at the Silverhorn Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas. The event will help raise money for the Fisher House Foundation and the chapter. Kappa Sigma is asking for your help and company sponsorship, which is tax deductible. The event will be on Saturday, April 20, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch and door prizes will be available for participants. The event is open to the public. Contact Jacob Ramirez for info at (210) 473-8437.

City of San Antonio, Office of Sustainability Presentation
Bill Barker with the City of San Antonio’s Office of Sustainability will give a presentation on the concept of sustainability and how it is being applied in San Antonio on Monday, April 22, 10-11:30 a.m., in Marian Hall Ballroom. The presentation will touch on the relationships among water, solid waste, energy, transportation and land development. The event is co-sponsored by the UIW Earth Month Committee andCity of San Antonio. For info, contact Dr. Osman Özturgut For a list of Earth Day events, visit

Blue is Better
ARAMARK will be showcasing the new cleaning system that is being implemented on campus on Monday, April 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., outside of Marian Hall. Along with great information, there will be free food, free water bottles and demonstrations on the new technology.This technology, Electrically Activated Water (EAW), will allow ARAMARK to clean the entire main campus while reducing the carbon footprint of the university. The demonstration is co-sponsored by the UIW Earth Month Committee and ARAMARK. For more info, contact Julian Gonzalez at For a list of Earth Day events, visit

The Cutting Edge Fiesta® Fashion Show medals are now available for $5. They can be purchased through the fashion department office at JB214, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Julian Gold; and the Fiesta Store on Broadway. For more information, contact Leslie Kuhn at (210) 829-3141 or

Cutting Edge Fiesta® Fashion Show
UIW presents the 2013 Cutting Edge Fiesta® Fashion Show on Monday, April 22, at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, 101 Bowie Street. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. with the fashion show set for 11:30 a.m. The luncheon will be served immediately following the show. A minimal amount of individual tickets are still available for $75. Show only tickets are still available. For information and to make reservations, call (210) 829-6013. All proceeds from the event fund scholarships for students in UIW’s Fashion Management program.

UIW Sustainability Committee Panel Discussion
Join members of the UIW Sustainability Committee for a discussion of green initiatives currently underway on campus with a focus on what UIW will look like in 2025 on Monday, April 22, 1:30-3 p.m., in Marian Hall. The event is co-sponsored by the UIW Earth Month Committee, UIW Sustainability Committee and ARAMARK. For more info, contact Troy Knickerbocker For a list of Earth Day events, visit

Dreeben School of Education 2013 Honors Convocation
The annual Student Awards Ceremony for the Dreeben School of Education will be held on Monday, April 22, 5:30-7 p.m., Rosenberg Sky Room at the McCombs Center. For more info, contact Anita Easton-Vigil at (210) 829-2761 or

"The Illustrated Children’s Book: From the Idea to its Publication"
Lupe Ruiz-Flores is the author of four bilingual picture storybooks, and two more, which are coming out soon, published by Arte Público Press, are on the Accelerated Reader List. She is the 2005 recipient of SCBWI Martha Weston Award and the 2011 recipient of SCBWI Work-in-Progress Grant.  Her presentation, "The Illustrated Children’s Book: From the Idea to its Publication," will take place on Tuesday, April 23, noon-1:15 p.m., in Mabee Library’s Special Collections Room. For more info, contact Dr. Amalia Mondriguez at (210) 829-3894 or

Slattery Chair in English Lecture
Dr. Hector Perez, associate professor of English and currently Sr. Margaret Patrice Slattery chair in English, will give a lecture titled, "Faces and Voices in Sonia Sotomayor's MY BELOVED WORLD." The event is open to the UIW community. Light refreshments will be provided. The lecture will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 in Mabee Library’s Special Collections Room. For more info, contact Dr. Hector Perez at (210) 829-3166 or 

H-E-B School of Business Honors Convocation
The award ceremony for H-E-B School of Business students will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 9-10 a.m., in the Mabee Library Auditorium. For more info, contact Margaret T. Villarreal at (210) 805-5884 or

UIW Earth Month Research Symposium
During the Fourth Annual Earth Day Research Symposium on Wednesday, April 24, 6-7:30 p.m., GB 212, students, faculty and UIW community members will present research and discuss topics related to environmental issues. The event is co-sponsored by the UIW Earth Month Committee and Dreeben School of Education. For info, contact Dr. Judith Beauford atbeauford@uiwtx.eduor Dr. Noah Kasraie For a list of Earth Day events, visit

Department News

MS in Applied Statistics
UIW Mathematics Department is seeking applicants for its Master of Science in Applied Statistics. Please submit applications before April 30. A grant from the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide some stipends to select students. For more details go to

Extended Academic Programs

EAP Honors Convocation
The Extended Academic Programs (EAP) Honors Convocation was held Thursday, April 11 at the Rosenberg Sky Room at the McCombs Center. Over 120 people attended including students and families.Dr. Bob Kiser, EAP professor of health sciences, gave an interactive presentation well received by all. In addition to individual honors, the inductions for Delta Mu Delta and Alpha Sigma Lambda also took place at the event.

Community News

SafeConnect Network Access Control
Technical Services will be implementing SafeConnect Network Access Control across IWHS via wireless connections. 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 on wireless connections at IWHS.
When: Monday, April 22, 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

Innovative Cardinal Suggestion Program
The Human Resources Department is pleased to announce the new Innovative Cardinal Suggestion Program which provides employees with an opportunity to share their cost savings ideas and receive monetary rewards. Full-time faculty, staff and administrators are eligible to participate. You harness the power to make a difference at UIW. Please see the UIW Human Resources website at for the program guidelines and suggestion form.

Logos wins awards
UIW’s student newspaper The Logos won two first-place awards in the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association in annual competition recognizing excellence in collegiate journalism. The newspaper, which competed in Division 5 (the largest category for newspapers not published on a daily or weekly basis), came in first for overall excellence. The staff received a second-place award for its back-to-school section. Student winners included Heather Moss; Gayle Bustamante; Willie Sanchez; and Tyller Collins. Honorable mentions included Aisha Baskette; Ashlynn Morales; Charlie Young; and Bustamante.

Dr. Dick McCracken’s article published in Palo Alto Review Summer 2012 
Dr. Dick McCracken, development research analyst, has published an article, “The lilt of Irish laughter in Texas or Irish Cleopatra: Queen of Denial,” about actress Mareen Halligan in the Palo Alto Review Summer 2012. To read the article, visit 

Getting to the Point!
This workshop, sponsored by the Graduate Support Center, on Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m.-noon, in the Nursing Building room 214 will help participants to take mediocre writing to the next level with strategies for writing concisely, by eliminating wordiness and redundancy, and deal with problems that drag academic and professional writing down and lose readers' interests. For more info, contact Cris Bazaldua at (210) 832-5628 or

Critical Thinking and Analysis
This workshop presented by Dr. Hector Perez on Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m.-noon, in Mabee Library’s Special Collections Suite will engage participants in the concepts of reasoning, logic and critical thinking. Participants will develop and organize arguments in order to identify and develop critical thinking skill sets. For more info, contact Dr. David Ortiz at (210) 283-6454 or

Garden Workday
Learn about living a sustainable lifestyle, while beautifying the campus. During this garden workday in the UIW Community Garden on Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., volunteers will help maintain spring crops, beautify the UIW gardens and gain up to four hours of off-campus community service. A portion of the proceeds benefits the San Antonio Food Bank. For more info, contact Stephen Lucke at (210) 478-7292 or

Bill Mulcahy Ecological Stewardship Award Presentation
The Bill Mulcahy Award for Ecological Stewardship was first conceived and given to the award’s namesake in 2007 in recognition of Bill Mulcahy, grounds superintendent, for his leadership in ecological conservation and care of the land that is home to UIW. Last year's recipient was Sr. Helena Monahan, CCVI, who accepted the award on behalf of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. The Bill Mulcahy Ecological Stewardship Award Presentation will be held on Monday, April 22, noon-12:30 p.m., at Westgate Circle.

Cross-Cultural Communication
This workshop presented by Dr. David Ortiz on Monday, April 22, 6-8 p.m., and Tuesday, April 23, 6-8 p.m., in Mabee Library’s Special Collections Room is designed to help participants draw upon existing as well as build new knowledge and skills to strengthen their capacity to work across cultures and in diverse communities. For more info, contact Dr. David Ortiz at (210) 283-6454 or

Advanced Resumes
Build on the concepts presented in Resume Basics. Experts in the HR/Recruiting field show you how to get noticed on Wednesday, April 24, 3-4:30 p.m., Mabee Library Auditorium.  Recommended for juniors, seniors and students who are looking to update an existing resume. Faculty members are encouraged to bring classes. For more info, contact Career Services at (210) 829-3931 or

36th Annual Swing-In seeking volunteers
Enjoy food and beverages as a volunteer for UIW’s biggest fundraiser. The Development Office is still looking for fun and dedicated faculty, staff and/or administration to volunteer at the Golf Tournament on Friday, May 3, 6 a.m.-noon or noon-6 p.m. To date, Swing-In has raised over $3.1 million dollars for the UIW Scholarship Fund and our dedicated volunteers help to make this two-day event go as seamlessly as possible. The event benefits the UIW Scholarship Fund. The Auction party will be Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room and individual tickets are $100 per person. The Golf Tournament will be held Friday, May 3 at The Republic Golf Course. For more information or to volunteer, please email Kayla Rice, special events coordinator for public relations, at or Stephanie Rodriguez, development officer, at

2013 UIW Cardinal Elite Basketball Camp
Kids ages 13 to 17 are invited to attend the 2013 UIW Elite Basketball Camp Monday, June 3-Tuesday, June 4, 6-8 p.m. Registration cost is $40. The camp will help participants to get mentally and physically ready for high school, AAU, college and pro basketball. For more information, contact Brian Curtis, assistant men’s basketball coach, at (210) 283-5052 or or visit 

Register for 2013 UIW Cardinal Basketball Camp
Kids ages six to 16 are invited to attend the 2013 UIW Cardinal Basketball Camp to improve skills through individual instruction, drills, lectures and games. The two-week camp will take place 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday, June 24-Thursday, June 27, and 9 a.m.-noon on Friday, June 28. The second week of camp will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday, July 1-Friday, July 6 (please note: there will be no camp scheduled for Wednesday, July 4). Cost to attend is $175 the first week all-day or $150 half-day; and $165 the second week all-day or $140 half-day. UIW faculty and staff receive 20 percent off cost. For more information, contact Brian Curtis, assistant men’s basketball coach, at (210) 283-5052 or or visit

Faculty Focus

dr johnston
Dr. Amanda Johnston, director of the Writing and Learning Center, speaks to faculty members during the Grading Efficiently workshop on Wednesday, April 17 in AD 215. During the workshop, participants considered selecting the issues to mark, crafting a note to guide improvement, using tools like rubrics and checklists and using conferences and peer response groups.

Sr. Martha Ann Kirk presents at UT and A&M
Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, professor of religious studies, presented “Growing Seeds of Peace: Book Signing and Photo Exhibit Stories and Images of Service of the Gülen Movement in Southeastern Turkey,” at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin on Thursday, April 18, hosted by the Islamic Dialogue Student Association and the Institute of Interfaith Dialog. TIME Magazine recently named M.Fethullah Gülen one of the “World’s 100 Most Influential People” for 2013. Kirk will be presenting “Hopes and Healing: Stories from Iraqi Women of Three Generations” on Friday, April 19 at Texas A&M University, College Station, sponsored by the Texas A&M University Religious Studies Department, Interdisciplinary Studies Department and the Institute of Interfaith Dialog.

UIW Graduation Exit Survey
Starting Monday, April 1 and through mid-May, the UIW Graduation Exit Survey will be available to all graduating students via Cardinal Mail. This crucial student feedback provides valuable insights to the effectiveness of UIW programs and services. Please make every effort to encourage all graduating students to take 20 minutes to provide their insights through this survey. Please direct any questions to Dr. Glenn James at

Vote on QEP Themes (Last day to vote is April 19)
Among the 150 QEP Topic Ideas submitted from the entire UIW community, three themes emerged.The QEP Topic Selection Committee seeks everyone’s help to identify the best prospects.The results of this survey will be a key aspect considered by the committee when proposing the final topics for UIW’s next Quality Enhancement Plan.Please vote. Learn about the QEP topic themes at can vote directly at Please direct any questions to Dr. Glenn James at

High Schools

IWHS Spring Concert "Songs of the Silvery Screen"
IWHS Chorale and Madrigals will perform their Spring Choral Concert entitled, "Songs of the Silvery Screen," on Thursday, May 9 and Friday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Mt. Erin Hall on the IWHS campus. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. For more info, contact Mary Ann De La Garza at (210) 829-3100 or

SACHS Summer Athletic Camps
St. Anthony Catholic High School (SACHS) will be offering several athletic camps this summer. To learn more, please visit

SACHS Scholarships
Currently, 95 SACHS seniors have received $9.5 million in scholarships

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, April 19, and Saturday, April 27, 8:30-11:30 a.m., which is adjacent to the UIW baseball field. Volunteers will 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:

  • Sr. Josetta Eveler, CCVI (MA ’72, MA ’82) on the recent loss of her sister, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, and the entire UIW community on the recent loss of Sr. Geraldine Eveler, CCVI (IWHS ’48, MA ’84).
  • The Family of Patricia Barnett Parkinson (IWHS ’51) on her recent death.
  • Cynthia Smith Clark on the recent loss of her mother, Frances Judson Smith (IWHS ’48).

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