The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: August 16, 2013

Photo of the Week

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UIW Head Football Coach Larry Kennan announced that long-time NFL star and former Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams has been hired as an assistant coach at a press conference on Thursday, Aug. 15. Williams joins UIW as the program transitions from NCAA Division II and the Lone Star Conference to NCAA Division I and the Southland Conference starting this season. The Cardinals begin their fifth season on the field on Aug. 29 at No. 7 Central Arkansas.


Our Lady’s Chapel

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, Aug. 16.

Welcome Mass
All are invited to join University Mission and Ministry in welcoming new and returning students. Join us in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word on Sunday, Aug. 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m., as we celebrate and give thanks for the new school year. For more info, contact Mission and Ministry at 210-829-3128 or

University Mission and Ministry hosts Welcome BBQ on the Lawn
All are invited to join University Mission and Ministry immediately following the Welcome Mass for food and fellowship Sunday, Aug. 18 on Dubuis Lawn from noon-2 p.m.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks and all the fixings will be served.  Join us as we get to know our new students and families as well as reacquaint ourselves after a wonderful summer. For more info, contact Mission and Ministry at 210-829-3128 or

Meet the Mission
The eighth annual Meet the Mission day of service will take place on Friday, Sept. 20 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to lead teams of students out into the city to learn about and serve at organizations that serve the San Antonio community. For more information or to sign up, please contact Chris Edelman at


Photos of New Student Move-in Day

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UIW staff volunteers assist a student and his family at Agnese-Sosa during new student move-in day. On Thursday, Aug. 15, first-year and transfer students moved into Agnese-Sosa, Colbert Hall, Clement Hall, Dubuis, Joeris and Hillside.

Paul Ayala, director of campus life, prepares the grill for the New Student BBQ on Thursday, Aug. 15 on Dubuis Lawn. Hosted by Campus Life and Residence Life, the BBQ was a special welcome to students as they moved into the residence halls. 

A cameraman with KSAT 12 interviews Diana Sanchez, director of residence life, in front of Marian Hall during new student move-in day.

Veterans Meet & Greet
UIW Student Veterans Association (SVA) and the Center for Veterans Affairs are co-hosting a Veterans Meet & Greet to welcome our student veterans and military family members on Tuesday, Aug. 27, noon-2 p.m. on Dubuis Lawn. Stop by for food and fun with free Frito-Pies. Tips for success will be shared by returning student veterans. For questions, please contact Karen Wyatt at or Phil Youngblood at

UIW Art Department presents “Flourish”
The UIW Art Department presents “Flourish: Blooms, Blossoms & Beauty,” works by Elizabeth Elequin. An opening reception will take place on Friday, Aug. 30, 6-8 p.m. in Semmes Gallery. The exhibit will be on display Aug. 30-Oct. 4. To view Elequin’s work online, visit For more info, contact the UIW Art Department at 210-829-3855

On Aug. 3, the Mozart Festival Orchestra, composed of some of South Texas’ most outstanding professional musicians including members of the UIW faculty and student music community, performed in Our Lady’s Chapel as a part of the third annual Mozart Festival Texas. Conducted by Terence Frazor, a member of the UIW music faculty who also serves as the event’s artistic director, the soloist for the concert was Japanese-Canadian pianist Ryo Yanagatani.   

Light the Way Workdays
Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in early holiday cheer at this year’s Light the Way workdays on Wednesday, Sept. 4 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m.–noon in Marian Hall Ballroom. Enjoy free food and help prepare for the university’s annual lighting. For more information, contact Kayla Rice, PR special event coordinator, at 210-829-6001 or

Phonathon 2013
This year’s Phonathon will be Sept. 28-Oct. 6. Student volunteers will be placing calls during these dates to alumni across the country updating them on the exciting new developments on campus as well as seeking financial contributions for student scholarships, technology upgrades, faculty recruitment and more. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact annual fund coordinator Patrick Greener at or (210) 805-5832.

Department News

WLC Weekly Schedule and Workshops
The Writing and Learning Center (WLC) is open for the fall semester. Our weekly schedule and list of workshops are posted on our webpage: If you would like to have a tutor visit your classes to introduce students to our services, please fill out our request form: You may also request WLC bookmarks and/or labels to distribute to your students. Please contact the director, Dr. Amanda Johnston, with any questions at or 210-805-5856. We look forward to working with you and your students this semester.

Blackboard Drop-In
Staff from Instructional Technology (IT) will be available in the Center for Teaching and Learning (AD 212) to provide personalized assistance in using Blackboard, the university’s learning management system, on Tuesday, Aug. 20-Thursday, Aug.22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The IT professionals will help beginners get started with Blackboard or help experienced users solve a problem or master a new functionality. No appointments are needed. For more info, contact Dr. Susan Hall at 210-832-5030 or

Extended Academic Programs

Extended Academic Programs (EAP) would like to wish all faculty and staff well as they begin a new and successful academic year at UIW. 

Community News

UPC 2013
Members of the University Planning Commission met last weekend in Bandera for their annual retreat.

Dr. Tanja Stampfl (top left), assistant professor of English; Fr. Justin Udomah (bottom left), doctoral student; Sr. Dorothy Ettling, CCVI (top right), director of the Center for Civic Leadership; Monica Cruz (middle right), associate director of the Center for Civic Leadership; and Wanita Mercer (bottom right), doctoral student; share a photo with Cardinal Community Leaders in the Gorman Building on Aug. 2. The Center for Civic Leadership hosted theinaugural group of Cardinal Community Leaders from July 29-Aug. 2. The group of 16 return sophomores engaged inleadership development and community service activities.

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

Faculty and Staff Parking Permits
Faculty and staff members may now order their parking permit through the Cardinal Cars system, which is accessible through the myWord portal. Once the vehicle is registered and a permit is ordered, a temporary permit will be issued. It is the responsibility of the student/employee to 1) place the temporary permit in their vehicle and 2) pick-up the official decal and display it on their vehiclepriorto the expiration of their temporary permit. Full-time employees may opt to use payroll deductions on either a pre-tax or post-tax basis. For payroll deductions, the annual cost of the permit will be divided into a series of payroll deductions. Employees who have an active parking payroll deduction authorization will not need to submit a new authorization for parking deductions. Part-time employeeswill be required to pay the yearly cost of the permit at the time of ordering.Details for ordering permits, placement of permits, appeal processes, and traffic regulations are available at Additional questions or concerns may be directed to the Business Office at 210-829-6043 or

Maintenance on San Antonio JAR 2
AT&T Network Engineers will be performing a planned maintenance on San Antonio JAR 2. The work will be performed on Sunday, Aug. 18, during the maintenance window of midnight-6 a.m., local time. AT&T's goal is to successfully complete the task and restore service within the stated time frame.
What: Internet connectivity will be affected across campus as well as all satellite facilities.
Where: UIW Main campus and all external satellite facilities
When: Sunday, August 18, 2013
• Users will not be able to access the Internet
Please contact the UIW Help Desk at 210-829-2721 or with any questions or concerns.

UIW Scuba Club Organizational Meeting
Learn to scuba dive! Become involved with the very first collegiate scuba diving club in the City of San Antonio, Texas. An organizational meeting will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 4:30 p.m., in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Classes starting Fall 2013, held in the Natatorium, Tuesday nights at 8:30 p.m. Fall 2013 check-out dives will be conducted in Cozumel, Mexico – December 9-13, 2013. For more info, contact JT Norris at 210-930-8013 or

UIW Visual Identity Guidelines Presentation
All UIW employees are encouraged to attend the final presentation on the new UIW visual identity (logo) guidelines that went into effect June 1, 2013. The session is set for Monday, Aug. 26 at 8 a.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium. At this session we will communicate the changes and updates to our existing policy. All presentations will be held in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Please direct questions to the Visual Corporate Identity Committee at

Faculty Focus

faculty luncheon keynote
Keynote speaker Fr. Don Nesti addresses approximately 300 new and returning faculty members at the Full-time Faculty Opening Ceremony and Luncheon on Tuesday, Aug. 13 in the McCombs Rosenberg Sky Room.

faculty luncheon nursing
Faculty members of the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions attend the faculty luncheon.  

Adjunct Faculty Workshop
The Adjunct Faculty Workshop will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24, 9-11 a.m., in Marian Hall Ballroom. Contact Dr. Susan Hall at 210-283-5030 or to RSVP and for additional information.

High Schools

sachs senior connection
Students of St. Anthony Catholic High School (SACHS) gather for a photo in front of the Administration Building on Thursday, Aug.15. The students were at UIW as part of Senior Connection classes to help familiarize them with the campus.

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at

Visit Incarnate Word High School at

Visit the UIW Prep website at


2013 September Soiree Fundraiser
The Village at Incarnate Word invites all to attend the 2013 September Soiree Fundraiser, an evening of fine arts and elegant jazz, on Thursday, Sept. 5, 7-10 p.m., at CHRISTUS Heritage Hall located at The Village of the Incarnate Word (4707 Broadway St.). The 25th anniversary fundraiser will include an art exhibit and sale by several local artists, a jazz performance and concert by the Prados and vocalist Joan Carroll, a silent auction, and fabulous food along with free beer and wine. Advance tickets are available until Sept. 4, $45 each or two for $80. Tickets will be $50 at the door. For more info or to purchase tickets, contact Roland Mazuca at roland.mazuca@iwretire.ore/210-829-7561, Ext. 150, or Alma Cosme at, Ext. 114.

“In the Footprints of Francis and the Sultan”
Enjoy a delightful evening of film, meeting new friends, sharing food and conversation, interfaith dialogue, and opportunities to visit both a mosque and a church on Friday, Sept. 13, 6-9 p.m., starting at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, continuing at the Muslim Children Education and Civic Center. The film, In the Footprints of Francis and the Sultan,” shares a little-known story of the Fifth Crusade in 1219. St. Francis of Assisi and Sultan Malek Al-Kamil engaged in dialogue which eventually led to peace. Their example is an invitation to us to join in respectful dialogues with people of different faiths and cultures. Registration required, see for information.

Our sympathy and prayers go to:

  • Annette Burkhalter (BSN ’83), and an extended UIW legacy of family members, on the recent loss of her mother, Mayme Monestier Burkhalter (IWHS ’45, UNDCLRD ’49).
  • The family of, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, and the entire UIW community, on the recent loss of Sr. Ann Murphy, CCVI (BA ’57).
  • The family of, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, and the entire UIW community, on the recent loss of Sr. Kathleen O’Driscoll, CCVI (BA ’62).
  • The family of, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, and the entire UIW community, on the recent loss of Sr. Mary Ann Seeker, CCVI (BA ’65).

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