The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: June 21, 2013

Photo of the Week

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(Pictured L-R) San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro; Dr. Peter Wald, chair, San Antonio Business Group on Health; Mary Ullmann Japhet, chair, Mayor's Fitness Council, and senior vice president, San Antonio Sports; present the Healthy Workplace Recognition 2013 award to Dr. David Jurenovich (far right), vice president for enrollment management and student services, on May 21. UIW was honored with Silver Level Recognition by the Mayor’s Fitness Council for outstanding achievement in the area of employee health and wellness promotion through workplace wellness initiatives. (Photo courtesy of the City of San Antonio)  


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


NCAA Division 1 Southland Conference Day 1 Celebration
Please join us Monday, July 1 on Dubuis Lawn as we raise the flag for our first official day in the Southland Conference! A brief ceremony will be held at 2:30 p.m. followed by food and fun. Show your Cardinals Spirit by wearing your best UIW attire. For more information and to RSVP, call (210) 829-6001.

The China Press Publication & Asian Community Interaction Ceremony
The Institute of World Cultures invites the community to The China Press Publication & Asian Community Interaction Ceremony to celebrate the publishing of The China Press, San Antonio Edition. The news team will meet community leaders and professionals. On Saturday, July 6, 1:30-4:30 p.m, Marian Hall Ballroom, the ceremony will include a Chinese community photo contest titled, My Life, and horticulture exhibit, “Harvest from My Backyard.” For more info, contact Meiling Song at (210) 805-5820 or

Mozart Festival Texas
The UIW Music Department will host the 2013 Mozart Festival Texas, July 26-Aug. 3, in Our Lady’s Chapel.   The festival includes classical concerts -chamber music and orchestral- performed by professional musicians.

The schedule of performances and ticket prices are as follows:
July 26: 8 p.m. - $15 - chamber music
July 27: 8 p.m. - $25 - chamber music
Aug. 2: 8 p.m. - $20 - chamber music
Aug. 3: 8 p.m. - $25 - orchestral

For more info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3855 or

Department News

UIW’s MSE Summer Camps
The School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering's annual Science Summer Camp for top performing students, open to upcoming high school juniors and seniors, will be held July 15-July 19 for co-ed. The camp is open to the top 20 applicants. The cost of the camp is $250 with $125 being due at the time of application. Students can apply at The deadline for applications is June 21. A $500 college scholarship is available to students who are accepted and choose to attend UIW during their freshman year of college. Contact Kelly Fowler at (210) 829-3148 or

Biomedical Research Symposium
The School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering (SMSE) will host a Biomedical Research Symposium on Friday, July 12, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Feik School of Pharmacy (FSOP), Media Room. The symposium is for interested researchers in the UIW community to share their recent, ongoing research results or potential research topics for the purpose of promoting and encouraging research dialogue, collaborations, and to create synergy among UIW researchers in relevant fields. Basic scientists with an active research program in RSO, FSOP, School of Physical Therapy, and the School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering are encouraged to participate. Faculty members who are interested in participating but do not wish to present at this time are welcomed to attend and join in the discussions. If you are interested in participating and for presentation criteria, please contact Vanessa Garcia, administrative assistant to the SMSE dean, no later than July 3 at (210) 829-2718 or 

Extended Academic Programs

EAP High Impact Communication Skills workshop
Extended Academic Programs (EAP) participated in a two day workshop on Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14, for EAP staff. The event was held at the Whitley Theological Center at the Oblate School of Theology. Sharon Tick, Fred Pryor Seminars, led the workshop with the group about HighImpactCommunication Skills.

Community News

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Last week, a rainbow appeared over the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. (Photo courtesy of Margaret Kanyusik)

wellness award committee
(Pictured L-R) Members of UIW’s Wellness Committee Brance Arnold, publications coordinator for public relations; Kristi Galloway, marketing and promotions coordinator for athletic training facilities; Scott LeBlanc, assistant director of athletic training facilities; David Allwein, assistant director of student health services; Cindy Escamilla, general counsel; Annette Thompson, director of human resources; and Fr. Tom Dymowski, O.SS.T., university chaplain; display the Healthy Workplace Recognition 2013 award following a committee meeting in the Nursing Building on Thursday, June 20.

UIW in the News (click the links below to view)

How to Buy a House
Hosted by Human Resources, Debt Free Angels is offering a free class on How to Buy a Home on Wednesday, July 10 in the Mabee Library Auditorium at 2 p.m. For more info, contact Shannon Root at (210) 283-6858 or

How to Have Amazing Credit
Hosted by Human Resources, Debt Free Angels will be offering a free class on how to have amazing credit on Wednesday, July 10 at 5 p.m. in the Feik School of Pharmacy, Room 478. For more info, contact Shannon Root at (210) 283-6858 or

Summer Campus Visit Day
All prospective students interested in attending UIW can visit the UIW campus, meet current students, outstanding faculty and get their college questions answered on Saturday, June 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Mabee Library Auditorium. For more info, contact the Office of Admissions at (210) 829-6005 or

Experience UIW Athletics as a VIP
Tailgating, in-game hospitality, special events, spirit apparel, and more! The UIW Cardinals Club allows individuals and departments to enjoy our beloved sports teams like a VIP. Memberships are available for individuals starting at $250. And yes, payroll deduction is available.

Are you a department that wants a membership to host your VIPs? Or maybe you want to offer it as an incentive to employees who go above and beyond? Department memberships are available for $150 for football-only, and $250 for an all-sports membership. Contact Rick Smith in UIW Athletics for more information at (210) 283-6448 or already have 15 employees signed up, so we look forward to you joining the UIW Cardinals Club.

Word Today Summer Schedule
During the summer, the Word Today will be published Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The online Friday e-newsletter will be published every other week. Please keep this schedule in mind when sending announcements and event notices to be included. Events must be submitted to the PR office at least five university working days prior to the date of the event through the online form found at

UIW Visual Identity Guidelines Presentation
All UIW employees are encouraged to attend a presentation on the new UIW visual identity (logo) guidelines that went into effect June 1, 2013. Several sessions will be held this summer to communicate the changes and updates to our existing policy. All personnel should plan to attend one of the sessions. All presentations will be held in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Please direct questions to the Visual Corporate Identity Committee at

The presentation schedule is as follows:
August 26, 2013: 8 a.m.

St. Anthony Catholic School Summer Camps
St. Anthony Catholic School will be offering Pre-Kinder Summer Camp, Blue and Gold Summer Camp, and Enrichment Camps this summer. To learn more, please visit

UIW Summer Cross Country Camp
UIW’s cross country program will offer a summer cross country (running) camp for high school students ages 14-18, June 22-June 26, noon-8 p.m.  We cover all areas of competitive distance running to prepare runners for a successful fall cross country season. Cost: $250. For more info, contact Derek Riedel at (210) 355-8535 or

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. Bernard Cooke’s family and friends; Fr. James Empereur,S.J., Pastoral Institute faculty; and Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, professor of religious studies, pray at the Wake Service for Cooke, internationally acclaimed theologian and former UIW faculty, on June 10. The Mabee Library provided a display of many of the books that he has written. Cooke donated his extensive collection of theology books to UIW. For more information on his life and the memorial fund, see

World Refugee Day Festival
Dr. Lopita Nath, assistant professor of history and leader of the UIW Interfaith Service initiative with refugees; Sr. Dorothy Ettling and Monica Cruz, director and assistant director of the Center for Civic Engagement; members of Women of Word graduate organization; and various UIW students assisted with the World Refugee Day Festival on June 15 at St. Francis Episcopal Church. Kirk, as the 2013 San Antonio Peace Laureate, shared an opening prayer and a closing Spiral Dance celebrating our diversity:

High Schools

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Dr. Patrick Dua, professor at UIW’s European Study Center (ESC), and IWHS, SACHS and UIW Prep students share a photo at the ESC in Heidelberg, Germany on June 10.

IWHS Summer Camps
Incarnate Word High School will be offering summer strength and conditioning programs along with sport specific camps for middle school and high school students. For more information, please visit and click the Summer Athletic Camps link on the left side panel. Contact IWHS Athletic Director at or (210) 829-3122.

5th Annual Casino Night and Texas Hold'em Tournament
St. Anthony Alumni Association will be holding its 5th Annual Casino Night and Texas Hold'em Tournament on Friday, July 12 on the SACHS campus. Cost: $35 per person for Casino Night with food and beverages included. $50 buy-in for Hold’em Tournament (seating is limited). Doors open at 6 p.m. Gaming will take place from 7-10 p.m. including black jack, poker, roulette and other table games. Casino Night Grand Prize is a $250 gift card. Texas Hold’Em Grand Prize is $200 gift card and other great prizes and gifts cards. For ticket information or for sponsorship information, call (210) 832-5698 or email Must be 21 or older to attend.

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

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at

Visit Incarnate Word High School at

Visit the UIW Prep website at


Our sympathy and prayers go to:

  • The family of Rhea Sue Anderson (BSN ’72) on her recent death.
  • Ann Cowan (BA ’01) and Osman Ozturgut (MBA ’11) & family on the recent loss of her father, Harry Leland Cowan.
  • Lety (BSN ’97, MSN ’06) and Albert (BA ’95) Canchola & family on the recent loss of her sister, Maria Victoria Garza.
  • The family of Lt. Col. Evelyn Violet Guthridge (ret.) (BSN ’72) on her recent death.
  • The family and the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament on the recent loss of Sr. Barbara Helpert, C.V.I.
  • Bebe Canales Inkley (UIW Friend) & family on the recent loss of her brother-in-law, L.M. “Buddy” Inkley.
  • Esther (BA ’75) & Ronald Johanningsmeier & family on the recent loss of his mother, Ruth Johanningsmeier.
  • Dr. Wade H. Lewis (UIW Friend) & family on the recent loss of his wife, Barbara Calamia Lewis.
  • Sr. Mary Anne Ryan, CCVI (BSN ’55, MA ’80) & family on the recent loss of her cousin, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, and the entire UIW community on the recent loss of Sr. Bridget Maher, CCVI (UNDCLRD ’46).
  • Sr. Helen Ann Collier, CCVI (UNDCLRD ’68, UIW Bd. of Trustees Emeriti) & family on the recent loss of her sister, Martha Jane Collier Omohundro.
  • Carol Lee Osborn & family on the recent loss of her husband, Lt. Col. Thomas Edward Osborn, USA (ret.) (BA ’71).
  • The family of Browning McKinney Samples (BS ’65) on her recent death.
  • The family of Ann Elizabeth Fitzgerald Wetegrove (BA ’72) on her recent death.

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