The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: August 30, 2013

Photo of the Week

2013 ECC
Members of the 2013 Employee Campaign Committee share a photo in Mabee Library’s Special Collections Suite on Wednesday, Aug. 28. The 2013 UIW Employee Campaign will kick off on Thursday, Sept. 5, noon-1 p.m., in Marian Hall Ballroom. Please click here to watch a fun and informative video about the campaign with special guest appearances by many of our colleagues. There are five kickoff celebrations, so watch the video to take note of the kick-off nearest you. Come join us! For more info, contact Stephanie Rodriguez at 210-829-6075 or


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 of HS 2013
On Wednesday, Aug. 28, Fr. Tom Dymowski, O.SS.T., UIW chaplain, lead the UIW community in celebrating the Mass of the Holy Spirit in Our Lady’s Chapel. In keeping with a long tradition dating from the founding of the great European universities in the Middle Ages, UIW celebrated the Mass of the Holy Spirit to commemorate the start of the academic year. During the liturgy the community asked for the inspiration, guidance, and presence of God's Spirit on all campus activities. This festive event gathers the entire university community together to rededicate ourselves to UIW's Mission, to renew friendships and to welcome new members to our community.


Veterans M&G
(Pictured clockwise) Sue Steininger, veteran service specialist; Phillip Youngblood, instructor of computer information systems; and Dr. Trevor Alexander, director of ecumenical initiatives; take a moment for a photo during the Veterans Meet and Greet on Dubuis Lawn on Tuesday, Aug. 27. The UIW Student Veterans Association (SVA) and the Center for Veterans Affairs co-hosted the meet and greet event to welcome student veterans and military family members to UIW. 

i have a dream
Dr. Roger Barnes, professor of sociology and criminal justice, addresses the UIW community on Monday, Aug. 26 in Marian Hall Ballroom. In celebration of the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963, Liturgical Outreach invited the community to watch a film of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s world-changing speech "I have a dream."

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.

kayla ltw 2013
Kayla Rice, public relations special events coordinator, speaks to students about Light the Way workdays and the Display Board Contest for this year’s Light the Way event at the Student Activities Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 27 in Marian Circle. 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. Don’t miss the chance to register your student organization in the annual Light the Way Display Board Contest. The deadline to register is 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27. The contest will be held on Saturday, Oct.12 at 9 a.m. on Dubuis Lawn. Please return registration forms to Public Relations located in the Watson Building. The top three organizations will receive a cash prize. For information, guidelines and registration forms, contact Kayla Rice at 210-829-6001 or

Women's Soccer vs. Texas Southern University
UIW Women’s Soccer will take on Texas Southern University on Friday, Sept. 6, 7-10 p.m., at Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium. For info and ticket information, contact UIW Athletics at 210-283-6448 or

Ruth Eilene Sullivan Ceramic and Sculpture Studios Dedication
UIW invites you to the Dedication Ceremony of the Ruth Eilene Sullivan Ceramic and Sculpture Studios on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. The studios are adjacent to the baseball and softball fields. Tours and refreshments will follow the ceremony. Please RSVP to the Office of Public Relations at 210-829-6001.

Patrick Greener, Phonathon coordinator, speaks during the first Student Government Association’s General Assembly Meeting of the academic year on Wednesday, Aug. 28 in Mabee Library Auditorium. 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.

UIW Volleyball hosts Texas Tech
UIW Volleyball hosts Texas Tech in their home opener on Monday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. in the Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center. A large crowd is expected, so some guidelines have been put in place to ensure the safety of everyone. These procedures ONLY apply to the Texas Tech game.

  • Only 500 complimentary student tickets will be distributed
    • Student ticket distribution will open Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. at the Convocation Center ticket window. Students must show valid ID. Only one (1) ticket per ID. No exceptions.
    • Students who are not one of the first 500 to receive a ticket, or students who wish to secure their tickets early, may purchase tickets starting Sept. 3.
  • Only 100 complimentary faculty/staff tickets will be distributed
    • Ticket distribution will start Sept. 9 at 9 a.m. at the UIW Athletics Ticket Office. Employees must show valid ID. Only one (1) ticket per ID. No exceptions.
    • Faculty/staff who are not one of the first 100 to receive a ticket, or faculty/staff who wish to secure their tickets early, may purchase tickets starting Sept. 3.
  • UIW Cardinals Club members may purchase reserved seating for the game. Each ticket is $20.
  • General admission seating will be behind the team benches (on the south side of the Convo). Tickets are $10 for everyone.
  • Single-game ticket sales start on Sept. 3, 9 a.m.

If you have questions, please contact Kevin Lepore, UIW athletics ticket manager, at (210) 805-3000 or

Football parking, tailgating, and tickets
All students, faculty, and staff with a valid UIW ID receive complimentary admission to every home football game. Gates open one hour prior to kickoff. Admission into all UIW Athletics events using a UIW ID is good for general admission seating only. If you have any questions and for reserved seating options, please contact UIW Athletics at 210-805-3000 or For a schedule of football games, visit  


  • Tailgating is located in the parking lot behind the Ann Barshop Natatorium. This area will be referred to as RALLY ALLEY. Live music will start about three hours prior to kickoff.
  • Tailgating is only allowed in RALLY ALLEY and reservations must be made in advance through the UIW Athletics Ticket Office.
  • Tailgating may begin five (5) hours prior to kickoff. All tailgating must cease 30 minutes prior to kickoff. No tailgating is permitted during the game.


  • Vehicles displaying a current and valid UIW parking decal may park on campus in the Ancira Parking garage, or anywhere east of the bridge on football game days for no cost.
  • Season ticket holders, VIPs, and other special guests will have designated parking areas near/around Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium, the Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center, and the baseball and softball fields.
  • Parking opens at 1 p.m. on game days with a 6 p.m. start time and 9 a.m. on game days with a 2 p.m. start time.
  • All cars must be removed from all parking lots between the bridge and the hill (“athletics complex”) by 9 p.m. on Friday evenings. Any cars left in the athletics complex area will be towed.

Department News

E3 Statistical Consulting Laboratory
The Department of Mathematics' E3 (e cube) Statistical Consulting Laboratory starts its operation on Sept. 3, 2013. The laboratory will provide tutoring and consulting services to the UIW community and to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Jesús Cuéllar Fuentes at 210-829-3170 or

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.

Extended Academic Programs

EAP Orientation
Extended Academic Programs (EAP) had an orientation for new students on Tuesday, Aug. 27 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. There were over 100 new students in attendance to meet with advisors, student services, Veterans Affairs and financial aid representatives.

EAP to receive 2013 CAEL Institutional Service Award
EAP will receive the 2013 CAEL Institutional Service Award for leadership in adult and online education, as well as for their work with military students, on Thursday, November 7 at the 2013 CAEL International Conference, “Destination Education – Charting a Course to Degree Completion,” in San Diego, Calif. CAEL, the Council of Adult and Experiential Learning, is one of the premier adult educational organizations in the world. CAEL’s Principles for Serving Adult Learners Effectively are the standard by which successful adult programs are measured.

Community News

coyote 2013
Paulina Mazurek, assistant director of university events and student programs; Janine Chavez, secretary/office coordinator to the dean of student life; and Mercedes Moreno, Greek Life coordinator; pose for a photo with the Spurs Coyote in front of Marian Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 28. The Coyote and Spurs Silver Dancers visited UIW as part of a Spurs college tour.   

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

McNay Benefits for UIW Employees

  • Family Day invitation for all employees and their families
  • $10 off new Dual/Family level membership
  • 10% discount on Museum Store purchases for all employees
  • Free or discounted rates on lectures, workshops, and education programs
    Employee benefits valid with proof of employment

For more info, contact 210-824-5368 or

SAMA Benefits for UIW Employees
Students, faculty and staff of the university will receive free admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) with university ID. For more info, contact 210-978-8100 or

Parking Notice for H-E-B Central Market
The University has been contacted by H-E-B Central Market’s administration. Any vehicles parked in their facility whose drivers are not actively shopping or dining will be removed from their property at the owner’s expense. To avoid the inconvenience and cost of your vehicle being towed and impounded, please avoid using H-E-B Central Market’s parking lot.

UIW Visual Identity Guidelines Presentations
All UIW employees are encouraged to attend a presentation on the new UIW visual identity (logo) guidelines that went into effect June 1, 2013. The next session is set for Friday, Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium. At this session we will communicate the changes and updates to our existing policy. Please direct questions to the Visual Corporate Identity Committee at

Introduction to APA Writing Style
American Psychological Association (APA) is the editorial writing style adopted by many graduate programs at UIW. This writing style is designed to ensure clear and consistent communication of written material. This workshop Saturday, Aug. 31, 9-10:15 a.m., in the Nursing Building, Room 214, will cover APA elements such as: punctuation and abbreviation, construction of tables, selection of headings, citations and references, presentation of statistics, and bias-free language. For more info, contact the Graduate Support Center at 210-823-5628 or

Literature Review Searches
Working on a literature review? This process can be overwhelming. Learn to manage resources with this workshop on Saturday, Aug. 31, 12:30-1:45 p.m., in the Nursing Building, Room 214. Discover how to search for the appropriate literature in your subject area. For more info, contact the Graduate Support Center at 210-823-5628 or

Writing a Literature Review
Once you have collected the appropriate research articles and books, the next step is writing the literature review. This workshop on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2-3:15 p.m., in the Nursing Building, Room 214, is designed to help students understand the purpose, structure and process of composing a literature review. For more info, contact the Graduate Support Center at 210-823-5628 or

RefWorks Online Management Tool
One of the most important elements of academic writing is properly identifying where information comes from and where the sources can be located. Appropriate citations and references reduce the chance of committing academic fraud or plagiarism while at the same time strengthening a paper. This workshop on Saturday, Aug. 31, 10:30-11:45 a.m., in the Nursing Building, Room 214, and Tuesday, Sept. 3, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Mabee Library, Room 230, will provide an in-depth overview of in-text citations, footnotes and reference pages. Additionally, participants will be trained on how to use RefWorks, an online reference management software. For more info, contact the Graduate Support Center at 210-823-5628 or

Benson Field Closure
Due to the painting of the Southland Conference logos on the Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium football field, the field will be CLOSED on Sunday, Sept. 1 at 3 p.m. and remain closed until Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 7 a.m. NO ONE is allowed to be on the field at this time. If you have any questions, please contact Mark Papich ( or Rick Smith (

Women Of the Word General Meeting
Join the Women Of the Word (WOW) for the first meeting of the fall semester on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 3:30 p.m. in the Nursing Building, Room 214. For more info, contact Trinidad Macias at 210-832-5628 or

Faculty Focus

Adjunct Workshop 2013
Adjunct faculty members attended the Adjunct Faculty Workshop which took place on Saturday, Aug. 24 in Marian Hall Ballroom. The workshop served as an opportunity to meet with colleagues and hear about the latest developments at the university as well as available services.

Blackboard Faculty Listening Session
Blackboard representatives will be coming to campus on Wednesday, Sept. 4 for a faculty listening session. Please join Blackboard and the Instructional Technology staff in the Mabee Library Auditorium at either 10 a.m. or noon to discuss any issues you may have with Blackboard and hear about the features that are coming to Blackboard. These sessions will last approximately one hour and one lucky person will win an iPad Mini in each session. For more information please contact Kenneth Rogers at 210-832-2197 or

New Faculty Library Reception
The Mabee Library is hosting a reception for all new UIW faculty on Sept. 5 at 4 p.m. in the library's Reference Room. The event is by invitation only. If you are new faculty and have not received an invitation, please contact Polly McCord at The event is to introduce new faculty to their library liaisons, as well as to show them the resources and services offered to them and their students by the library.

Library Faculty Reception at the Saidoff Center
The library at the UIW School of Physical Therapy is hosting a faculty reception to meet the librarian and learn about resources and services offered by the library. The reception will be held from 11 a.m.-noon on Sept. 10 in the library at the Saidoff Center. This event is by invitation only. PT faculty who do not receive an invitation should contact Polly McCord at

High Schools

Shamrock Classic
Join Incarnate Word High School (IWHS) Advancement for a day filled with friends, golf, food and great prizes at Canyon Springs Golf Club (24405 Wilderness Oak ) on Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Your support will directly benefit athletics and activities at IWHS. The school’s activities and athletic programs include: basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, dance, diving, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. All entries include a goodie-bag, driving range access, green fees and cart, on-course refreshments, and a post-tournament luncheon. Register online at to play or sponsor this event. The Early Bird price of $135 is available until Sept. 27. The cost after Sept. 27 is $150. For more info, contact Stephanie Denning at 210-832-2143 or

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:

  • Sr. Walter Maher, CCVI (BA ’67) & family on the recent loss of her brother, John Maher.
  • Amy (BS ’89) and Peter Seebeck & family on the recent loss of their daughter, Josephine Ann Seebeck.
  • Lillian Van De Walle (BSN ’66) & family on the recent loss of her husband, and Marilyn Van De Walle Murray (BSN ’71) & family on the recent loss of her brother, Thomas Daniel Van De Walle.

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