The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: March 14, 2014

Photo of the Week

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Dr. Michael Forrest of the H-E-B School of Business & Administration joins students during the Alternative Spring Break project offering painting and carpentry services to homes in need. (L-R) Students Brayan Quintella, Denisse Ibarra, Kassandra Cibriano Dr. Michael Forrest.


Our Lady’s Chapel Services
All are welcome.

  • Noon Mass, Monday – Thursday. Less than 30 minutes
  • Spanish Mass at noon on Fridays (Note: there will be no Mass at noon during Spring Break)
  • 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

Band of Sisters Screening
In observance of the first annual American Catholic Sisters Week (March 8 – 15), Dr. Gil Hinojosa will host a screening on Monday, March 17, 4 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium.A screening and discussion of the award-winning documentary features interviews with Sister of Charity of the Incarnate Word Sr. Yolanda Tarango and other forward-thinkingAmerican sisters. The film chronicles the transformation in the lives of Women Religious following the Second Vatican Council. For more information, please contact Dr. Adrienne Nock Ambrose at

Stations of the Cross
Traditional Lenten Devotional Stations of the Cross will take place Wednesdays, March 19, 26, April 2, and 9, 5 p.m. at Our Lady’s Chapel. Everyone is invited to participate. For more information please contact Fr. Tom Dymowski at (210) 829-3131 or


Licensing Update and Vendor Fair
All UIW employees are invited to the UIW Licensing Vendor Fair on Tuesday, March 18 from 1 – 3 p.m. in the Marian Student Center Ballroom. Vendors who are licensed with UIW to use our trademarks (logos, wordmarks, etc.) will be on-site to display their products. This is a great opportunity to talk with vendors about promotional items for next year. After the vendor fair, you are welcome to attend a meeting from 3:30– 5 p.m. in AD 424 co-hosted by UIW’s licensing coordinator Rick Smith and Strategic Marketing Affiliates, UIW’s licensing agent, to learn more about licensing and the internal approval process, as well as ask questions. Please contact Rick Smith at or (210) 283-6448 if you have any questions.

Swim Team Conference Championship Celebration
Celebrate the Swim Team’s first conference championship as a Division I institution on Wednesday, March 19, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Westgate Circle. The UIW community is invited to meet the team, the coaches and take a picture with the trophy in celebration of the University of the Incarnate Word men’s Swim Team winning the 2014 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) Swimming and Diving Championships. Food will be provided. For more information, please contact Rick Smith at (210) 283-6448 or

Festival of Colors
On Thursday, March 20, 12-5 p.m. on Dubuis Lawn, UIW will take part in a celebration of Holi; showcasing the many cultures represented at UIW. The event will include color, gifts, food, cultural activities, performances and more. For more information, please contact Sheena Connell at (210) 805-5705 or

Ara Koh & Yu-Yin Piano Duo Concert
The UIW Music Department presents Ara Koh & Yu-Yin Wang, who will perform works from Mozart, Arensky, Piazzolla, and Brahms. The concert will take place Friday, March 21, 7-8:30 p.m. in Palestrina Hall (second floor of the Fine Arts Building). For more information, please contact the UIW Music Department at (210) 829-3855 or

Corporate Cup Charity Challenge
As part of UIW's participation in the San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup, TEAM UIW is looking for help to acquire points towards the Charity Challenge. TEAM UIW will receive points towards the Corporate Cup with donations to the San Antonio Food Bank, Haven for Hope, and South Texas Blood & Tissue Center.

  • SA Food Bank Donations:
  • Haven For Hope Donations:
    • ONLY donations being accepted: New and packaged socks, underwear, bras, and white t-shirts
    • Donations can be dropped off in the Campus Life office
  • South Texas Blood and Tissue Center:
    • Blood Drive scheduled for April 24, 2014 from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm in the Marian Hall Student Center Lounge.
      • When donating blood, please mention TEAM UIW (Corporate Cup) so the university’s team can get credit for the donation.

In order for donations to count towards TEAM UIW, they must be received before Friday, May. 9. To sign up to donate or for more information, please contact Paulina Mazurek at (210) 841-7365 or

Department News

Admin Assist Dean
Deans’ Administrative Assistants with Dr. Caroline Goulet, Dean of the School of Physical Therapy pose for a photo at the Deans’ Administrtative Assistant Meeting. (L-R) Itza Casanova (Provost’s Office); Dr. Caroline Goulet (Dean); Elia Catalani (SoPT); TJ Williams (FSOP); Mary Teal (SOM); Esperanza Barron (IFM SNHP); Kelly Fowler (SMSE); Gracie Zuniga (SGSR); Melinda Poulter (SMD); Lorraine Ewers (CHASS); Elaine Cornejo (HEB SBA)

March 2014 Upgrades
The Enterprise Applications Department is conducting the March 2014 Banner System Upgrades/Argos Folder Restructure. Please note that Self Service Banner, INB Banner, Banner Links in Portal, and Intellecheck will be unavailable from Saturday, March 15, 6 p.m. to Sunday, March 16, 2 a.m. Argos will be unavailable from Saturday, March 15, 8 a.m. to Monday, March 17, 8 a.m. The EA Dept. thanks the UIW community for their cooperation. For more information, please contact Joanna Arredondo at (210) 283-6489 or j

IRB Workshops: Constructing and Utilizing Consent Documents
The University of the Incarnate Word’s Human Subjects Institutional Review Board (IRB) would like to invite current and future researchers to attend an informational, interactive learning session on constructing and utilizing consent documents for human subjects research. The workshop will be given twice on Monday, March 17:

  • Noon—1 p.m. in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room
  • 5—6 p.m. in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room

Please contact the Office of Research Development for additional information at (210) 805-3036 or

SNHP Honors convocation
The Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing & Health Professions invites the UIW community to the SNHP Annual Honors Convocation on Tuesday, March 18, 4-6 p.m. in the Nursing Building Foyer to celebrate student academic achievement. For more information, please contact Esperanza Barron at (210) 283-5093 or

Mabee Library Presents: Farhad's Film Series
Due to Spring Break, Audio Visual Librarian, Farhad Moshiri has rescheduled his presentation of Tough Guise from March 12, to Wednesday, March 19, 2-4 p.m. in the Mabee Library, Room 221. Tough Guise systematically examines the relationship between pop-cultural imagery and the social construction of masculine identities in the U.S. at the dawn of the 21st century. For more information, please contact Farhad Moshiri at (210) 829-3842 or

Intercultural Communication with Middle Eastern Students Workshop
The International Affairs department invites the UIW community to attend an Intercultural Communications with Middle Eastern Students workshop on Wednesday, March 19. There will be two workshops hosted by Ms. Angie Kapely and Dr. Sameer Tabbakh in the Special Collections Room. Session I will be 9-11 a.m. and Session II will be 3-5 p.m. All UIW employees are invited to attend to gain valuable cultural insights on Middle Eastern students and common issues universities experience while hosting this unique population. For more information, please contact Amy DeStefano at (210) 805-5707 ot

ABM-MBA Lunch and Learn Information Session
The Graduate Admissions Office will host an ABM-MBA Lunch and Learn information session for current undergraduate business majors to explore the possibility of completing an MBA degree at an accelerated pace on Thursday, March 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Library Special Collections Room. For more information, please contact Johnny Garcia at (210) 805-3554 or

UIW Tech Fair Proposals
Proposals for interactive and engaging presentations that address the many areas related to technology in higher education for the annual Tech Fair (Wednesday, April 9) are being accepted. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to submit a proposal. The proposal deadline has been extended to Thursday, March 20. Submit your proposal online.

Extended Academic Programs

EAP ranked among top “Best for Vets” institutions by “Military Times”  
EAP is proud to announce that UIW’s business programs have been ranked by Military Times as number three in the nation for Best for Vets distinction. Nearly 70 schools that are actively involved in military education were rated in this ranking. It is a huge honor and reflective of what everyone at UIW does for both active duty and veterans populations. View the full list here.

Community News

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UIW community members attend Dr. Nath’s “Is this my shangrila?” exhibit presentation at the Institute of Texan Cultures. (L-R) Leader of the SA Muslim Women’s Association Narjis Pierre, President of the UIW Faculty Senate Dr. Ramona Parker, Associate Imam at Masjid Bilal Mosque Imam 'Abdur-Rahim Muhammad, History Professor Dr. Lopita Nath, Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, Fr. Christopher Reynolds and Theatre Arts Professor Margaret Mitchell.

UIW in the news-Week in Review

  • KABB-FOX - Alternative Spring Break
    • Watch the full report here.
  • KSAT-TV - Incarnate Word Students give back during Spring Break
    • See one group in action here.
  • KSAT-BLOG - Social Etiquette of Social Media
    • Read what the UIW Director of Communication Arts had to say.

Responding to Student Writers Effectively
The Writing Center Presents: Responding to Student Writers Effectively on Wednesday, March 19, 8-9 a.m. in the Administration Building, Room 212. Amanda Johnson, director of the UIW Writing Center will lead the presentation. Participants will discuss ways to give students helpful feedback on common issues with writing without spending a lot of time grading. Stipends are available for the first 15 teaching faculty participants. For more information, please contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or

Scuba Club Meeting
The first meeting of the newly formed Scuba Club at UIW will be held Wednesday, March 19 at 4 p.m. in Mabee Library Auditorium. President Anna-Marie Moore will preside. For more info, contact JT Norris at 210-930-8013 or

Gender Representation in Children’s Literature and in the Media presentation
As part of Women’s History Month, presenters will discuss “Gender Representation in Children’s Literature and in the Media: Has Anything Changed? The discussion will explore the gender representations of characters in Caldecott Awarded and Honor books as well as gender and faith portrayals in the media. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, March 19, 6-7 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium. For more information, please contact Stephanie Grote-Garcia at (210) 832-2106 or

Employee Appreciation Cowboy Breakfast
All employees are invited to attend an employee appreciation breakfast on Thursday, March 20, 8:30–9:30 a.m. in the Marian Hall Ballroom hosted by the Human Resources Department. There will be breakfast tacos, juice and coffee as well as cash prizes and a costume contest for best Western/Cowboy wear. For more information, please contact Shannon Root at (210) 829-6019 or

Employee Health & Wellness

Cardinal Employee Boot Camp Training
Join the UIW Wellness Committee and be a part of the Cardinal Employee Boot Camp Training. Offered to all UIW, IWHS and SACHS employees, training consists of running, body weight exercises and light weight lifting. Classes run through May 9 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6-7 a.m. in the UIW Wellness Center. The first two weeks are free for new members! Monthly payment plans are available: 1) $50 per month for two training sessions a week or 2) $75 per month for three training sessions a week. Payment can be made by cash or check to TejasFit or Dr. Alexander Hutchison. An email receipt will be provided. Only 30 spots are available. For details, contact Dr. Alexander Hutchison at 210-829-3182 or Please register at

Faculty Focus

Dominique “Nikki” De Leon (left), intern at Alliant University in La Jolla, Calif. working with the World Congress on Curriculum and Instruction, an NGO certified by the Commission on the Status of Women, with Dr. Jessica Kimmel (right), Professor of Adult Education in the Dreeben School of Education, are delegates and participants at the UN in New York City from March 9-21.

Informational Presentation on School of Osteopathic Medicine
Join Dr. Robyn Madson, dean of the UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine, as she welcomes Dr. Norman Gevitz, professor of history and sociology of medicine, for his presentation on the history and relevance of osteopathic medicine on Tuesday, March 18, 11 a.m.-noon, Mabee Library Special Collections Room. For more information, please contact Mary Teal at (210) 283-6399 or

High Schools

IWHS in the news-Week in Review

  • Robotics teams arise at area high schools
    • Incarnate Word took part in the Alamo FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge last month at Rackspace Hosting. Read the full story here.

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at

Visit Incarnate Word High School at

Visit the UIW Prep website at


Compassion Symposium
Four inspiring catalysts, Diego Bernal, Patti Radle, Omar Shakir and Cappy Lawton, will invite discussion and concrete planning to make San Antonio an officially recognized world class Compassionate City on Wednesday, March 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Whitley Conference Center at the Oblate School of Theology. The Incarnate Word Sisters were the 2013 San Antonio Peace Laureate in light of their works of compassion. Registration and coffee begin at 8 a.m. and cost of admission will be a $10 donation, which covers lunch. For more information, please visit or contact Karen Ball at (210) 764-1267 or

The Evolution of a Women's Community Leadership Group: The Story of Pushaq Warmi (Guiding Women) in Peru
Presenters will help participants visualize the capacity, building in the WGC collaborative partnership with Pushaq Warmi, which is leading to personal, social, and global development. Volunteers with WGC, Ada Gonzalez, UIW Ph.D. candidate and Anne Catherine Mora, San Antonio community participant will facilitate the program on Thursday, March 20, 5-6:30 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium. For more information, please contact Alison Buck at (210) 832-3208 or

FLOW film showing
In honor of World Water Day, the Headwaters at Incarnate Word is hosting a film screening of the documentary FLOW on Thursday, March 20, 7 p.m. in the UIW Mabee Library Auditorium. FLOW is an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel.  For more information, please contact Helen Ballew at (210) 246-2883 or

Our Sympathy & Prayers Go To:

  • The family of Genevieve Beryl Belson (BSN ’66) on her recent death.
  • The family of Maj. Erma Flitsch, USAF (ret.) (UIW friend) on her recent death.
  • Suzanne & Jim Goudge (UIW friends) on the recent loss of his mother, Patricia A. Goudge.
  • Dr. Peggy Starkey (UIW lecturer of religious studies) on the recent loss of her husband, Dr. Archie Nation.
  • Brenda Speert & family on the recent loss of her mother, Edith Sokol Speert (UIW friend).

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