The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: July 03, 2013

Photo of the Week

D1 day
(Pictured L-R) UIW Athletics Director Mark Papich, UIW President Dr. Louis J. Agnese and Southland Conference (SLC) Commissioner Tom Burnett were joined by Red the Cardinal and members of the UIW cheer squad and dance team to celebrate day one in the NCAA Division I Southland Conference on Dubuis Lawn. On Monday, July 1, UIW raised the conference flag to commemorate the university’s first official day in the SLC.


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


d 1 day 2
(Pictured L-R) David Allwein, assistant director of student health services; Dr. Renee Moore, dean of campus life; Janine Chavez, secretary/office coordinator to the dean of student life; Louis Agnese; UIW president; Christina Leeth, assistant director of campus life; and Liz Valerio, IWHS/SACHS boarding coordinator; pose for a photo at the NCAA Division 1 Southland Conference day one celebration.

Orientation 2013
(Pictured L-R) Damontre Pamilton, admissions counselor; Heather Rodriguez, director of undergraduate admissions; and Fabian Villalobos, transfer counselor; display a UIW t-shirt during student orientation at the McCombs Rosenberg Sky Room on June 26. 

Peru Missionary and Immersion Team Presentation
Welcome the Incarnate Word Missionaries and Women’s Global Connection (WGC) Immersion Team back from Chimbote, Peru. Please join us for a special presentation about their work and experiences in Peru on Wednesday, July 3 at 4 p.m. in the Village of the Incarnate Word’s Assembly Room. For more info, contact Alison Buck at (210) 832-3208 or

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

Honorable Kang Un-tae to receive Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree
You are invited to the Conferral of the Honorary Doctor of Human Letters Degree upon The Honorable Kang Un-tae, the Mayor of Gwangju, South Korea. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, July 10 at 3 p.m. in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Reception will follow. Please R.S.V.P. to (210) 805-5838 or email at

UIW Art Department presents “PARASITO
The UIW Art Department presents “PARASITO,” works by Erik Romero, July 12 – August 12, in the Semmes Gallery. An opening reception will be held Friday, July 12, 6-8:30p.m. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except UIW holidays).

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

Biomedical Research Symposium
The School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering (SMSE) will host a Biomedical Research Symposium on Friday, July 12, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., in the Feik School of Pharmacy (FSOP), Media Room. The objective of this symposium is to allow researchers to share recent, ongoing, or potential research for the purpose of encouraging dialogue, collaboration, and synergy among colleagues. Basic scientists with an active research program are encouraged to participate. Faculty members who are interested in participating but do not wish to present at this time are welcome to attend and join in the discussions. If you are interested in participating, visit for presentation criteria. To RSVP or for more information, contact Rebecca Ohnemus ( in the Office of Research Development by July 8.

Extended Academic Programs

Happy 4th of July!

Community News

Itza Garden
Itza Casanova, administrative assistant to the provost, tends the UIW Community Vegetable Garden on Thursday, June 27.

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

Cardinal Rising Senior Day
Current High School Juniors can jump start their senior year by visiting campus and checking out the many opportunities available to them at UIW on Tuesday, July 9, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Mabee Library Auditorium. For more info, contact the Office of Admissions at (210) 829-6005 or

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
Please encourage all prospective students interested in attending UIW to visit the UIW campus, meet current students, outstanding faculty and get their college questions answered on Saturday, July 13, 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

Faculty Focus

Advanced Nutrition Services Administration class present business plan
On Thursday, June 27, Dr. Joseph Bonilla, dietetic internship director, invited members of the UIW Wellness Committee to provide input and feedback as the Advanced Nutrition Services Administration class presented a preliminary draft of the business plan they have developed for UIW’s Employee Wellness Program in Bonilla Science Hall. The students will include committee member’s comments in their final proposal formalization that will be completed this July.

High Schools

IWHS Summer Camps
Incarnate Word High School is 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 and $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 a $200 gift card and other great prizes. 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) is 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


Headwaters Coalition Volunteer Work Day
The Headwaters Coalition is hosting a Volunteer Work Day outdoors in the Headwaters Sanctuary on Saturday, July 13, 7:30-10:30 a.m., which is adjacent to the UIW baseball field. 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:

  • Kathy (IWHS ’86) & Michael Gomez & family on the recent loss of her father, Albert Thomas Aleman, Sr.
  • Sr. Bernadette Anderwald, CCVI (BA ’42, Former UIW Faculty) & Mary Anderwald Campion (UIW Friend) & family on the recent loss of their brother, Gerald (Jerry) William Anderwald.
  • The family of Dolores Lee Dyer (BS ’58, Former IWHS Faculty) on her recent death.
  • Sr. Rosita Hyland, CCVI (BA ’64, Emeriti Bd. of Trustees) on the recent loss of her brother-in-law, Richard Hayde.
  • Tom Kaufman & family on the recent loss of his wife, Elaine Honigblum Kaufman (UIW Friend).
  • Margie Kilpatrick on the recent loss of her husband, and Kye Kilpatrick & Lou (Asst. to the President) Fox on the recent loss of her father, Charles O. Kilpatrick (Emeriti Bd. of Trustees & UIW Friend).
  • The family of Jerry Allen Moore (BA ’71, MS ’73) on his recent death.
  • Sr. Rebecca (Becky) Perez, CCVI (BA ’96) & family on the recent loss of her mother, Theresa Townsend Perez.
  • Emil Leroy Rogers & family on the recent loss of his wife, Barbara R. Rogers (BSN ’81).
  • The family of Edith Wright (SR School, BSN ’59) on her recent death.

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