The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: March 21, 2014

Photo of the Week

CCVI Sisters Germaine Corbin, Kathleen Coughlin, Dorothy Ettling, Martha Ann Kirk, Walter Maher, Luz Romay, and Eilish Ryan are among over 150 Incarnate Word Sisters from Mexico,  Peru, the United States, and Zambia who convened in Mexico City at their General Chapter summit, March 20-30, where they selected goals and new leadership that will represent the Incarnate Word Congregation for the next four years.


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

Stations of the Cross
Traditional Lenten Devotional Stations of the Cross will take place Wednesdays, 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


health fair
(L-R) UIW School of Nursing faculty: Dr. Cristina Wei; Delia Meyer; Yvonne Davila; Lark Ford (UT); Dr. Jennifer Cook; Student nurse leaders-Kathryn Mayhan and Kristin McKenzie; Cynthia Richardson pose for a picture at the Health Fair on Saturday, March 23 at the School of Physical Therapy.

Dodge for a Cure Semi Annual Dodgeball Tournament
On Friday, March 28, 6-9 p.m. in the UIW Wellness Center, the Cardinals for Kids Dodgeball Tournament will take place with all proceeds benefiting children treated for cancer at Children's Hospital of San Antonio. For more information, please contact Will Bailey at (210) 283-6473 or

Senior Recital
Senior Diego Fresquez will perform his senior recital on Sunday, March 30, 1:30-3 p.m. at Our Lady's Chapel. For more information please contact the UIW Music Department at (210) 829-3855.

Cheerleader Show-off & Dance Team Spring Show
The UIW Cheerleaders will be showing off their National Competition Routine as they prepare to compete Thursday, April 10, in Daytona Beach, Fla. The UIW Dance Team will be performing several routines from football, volleyball and basketball seasons with special group performances on Sunday, March 30, 4-5:30 p.m. in the Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center. The event is a fundraiser for both teams with $1 and $3 donations for admission. For more information, please contact Melissa Martinez (210) 283-6406 or

LibQUAL Launch Party
Please join the Cardinal football team as they help the UIW Library launch the LibQUAL survey on Monday, March 31, 11:30a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Dubuis Lawn. Music, food and photo opportunities with Head Football Coach Larry Kennan, Running Backs Coach Ricky Williams, Senior Fullback Matt Bass and Starting Quarterback Trent Britain will be available. Participants will be eligible to register to win one of 45 $15 iTunes gift cards or the grand prize of a $100 VISA gift card. All responses are confidential. For more information, please contact Dell David at (210) 829-6054 or

Department News

(L-R) Program Leader Yesenia Caloca, Program Counselor Alejandra De Hoyos and TRiO students enjoyed an evening program of Wicked on Wednesday, March 26 in the Majestic Theater.

Academic and Professional Saturdays Series
The Graduate Support Center invites students to attend the Academic and Professional Saturday Series on Saturday, March 29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Nursing Building. The series will allow students to attend professional enrichment workshops. Students who attend will be eligible to when prizes. Registration is required. Eligible students may receive a $250 participation stipend for attending a Saturday Series and/or up to $500 for attending two separate Saturdays. Registration is required. For more information please contact David Ortiz at (210) 832-5628 or

Redbird Research On Call
UIW Librarians will be offering assistance for those in need of help with research or who have questions concerning Library resources. Redbird Research On-Call will take place at the following locations on the listed dates.

  • April 2, 2-4 p.m., Fine Arts Building
  • April 2, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Bonilla Science Hall
  • April 8, 1-3 p.m., Gorman Building
  • April 9, 1-3 p.m., Gorman Building

For more information, please contact Christina Link at (210) 832-2171 or

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.

EAP VP speaks at 2014 Greater San Antonio Women in Leadership symposium
Vice President of the Extended Academic Programs Dr. Cyndi Porter served as a panelist at the 10th Annual Greater San Antonio Women in Leadership Symposium on Thursday, March 27 at The Club on Sonterra. Topics of discussion included gendered leadership, courageous actions to create a brighter future, living and following your dreams and more.

Community News

Associate Dean of CHASS Dr. Jeff Crane shares gardening tips with children from Carroll Early Childhood Education Center. Crane and UIW students Kaime Roe and Stephen Lucke helped the children build a community garden at their school.

UIW Highlights

  • ‘Speed faithing’ bonds interreligious understanding. Read the full story here.
  • Christus-NB now offering music therapy. Read more by visiting the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung.
  • St. Philip’s College pushes forward with vision care degree. The full story is available online.
  • Weekly campus briefs for March 26. Read about the UIW community’s highlights.
  • KABB-FOX-Watch a UIW highlight from Fox News at 9.

Employee Health & Wellness

Tostadas can be made in minutes by topping a toasted tortilla with cooked meat or chicken, beans, lettuce, and salsa. Find more Spanish-inspired meals, in both English and Spanish here.

Faculty Focus

(L-R) Assistant Professor at the School of Physical Therapy Dr. Jennifer Kish, Founding Dean of the School of Physical Therapy Dr. Caroline Goulet, PT-3 Student Jenny Chavez, Rep. Justin Rodriguez (TX-District 125), PT-3 Student Melissa Alanis, PT-3 student Jacklyn Aguilar and PT-3 student Sergio Martinez pose for a photograph at the Coffee with Congress event.

Faculty Forum
Dr. Robyn Madson, Dean of the School of Osteopathic Medicine, will speak about her vision for the new School of Osteopathic Medicine and answer faculty questions on Monday, March 31, noon-1:15 p.m. in the Marian Hall Ballroom. For more information, please contact Dr. Joseph Bonilla at (210) 829-3908 or

Duane Ramirez Dissertation Defense
Duane Ramirez will defend his dissertation on Monday, March 31, 2:30-4 p.m. in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. The title of his dissertation is "Perceptions of a Learning Management System: Acceptance, Usefulness, and Usage Among University Undergraduate Faculty." His dissertation chair is Dr. Noah Kasraie. For more information, please contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or

High Schools

“Pray, Eat & Play”
“Pray, Eat & Play,”  is a prayer fellowship-fundraiser with SACHS Mission & Ministry, which will include the following events on Friday, March 28 on the SACHS Campus:

  • 6 p.m. – Stations of the Cross, Chapel
  • 7 p.m.- Light Lenten Dinner, Gym

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Beth Villarreal at (210) 829-3128 or

IWHS Highlights

  • KABB-FOX covered the Salsa & Scholarships event. Watch the story here.

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Visit Incarnate Word High School at

Visit the UIW Prep website at


Our Sympathy & Prayers Go To:

  • Mark Blount and his family on the recent loss of his mother, Maxine Whitten Blount (BA ’42).
  • Carolyn Marshall and her family on the recent loss of her husband, William D. Marshall (IWHS former faculty).
  • The family of Lucille T. Althoff Shultz (BSN ’45) on her recent death.
  • Melissa and Robert Vaughan and their family on the recent loss of Melissa’s mother, Marion Joyce Lane Tillotson (BA ’46).
  • Dean of Enrollment Andrea Cyterski Acosta and her family on the recent loss of her father Joseph Cyterski.