The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: March 7, 2014

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UIW community members join Fr. Thomas H. Dymowski as he welcomes the season of Lent with Ash Wednesday Mass at Our Lady’s Chapel.


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

Lenten Journey: Witnesses to Faith for Our Times --St. Augustine
Each week on Tuesdays and Thursdays this Lenten Journey will feature an adaptation from “All Saints: Daily Reflections on Saints, Prophets, and Witnesses for Our Time” by Robert Ellsberg. The selections include individuals from different faiths around the world across the centuries. The feature today is St. Augustine.

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 Thomas Dymowski at (210) 829-3131 or


Alternative Spring Break
Alternative Spring Break is a neighborhood cleanup and house painting effort undertaken by teams of UIW students, faculty, and staff each weekday during Spring Break (March 10-14). Breakfast, lunch, and transportation to and from the sites will be provided. Each day of service will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude by 3 p.m. Volunteer for as many days as you like! Visit, click on “Find a Sign Up” and enter the email address For more info, contact Dr. Chris Edelman at

37th Annual Swing-In Auction Party & Golf Tournament - Volunteers Needed
Calling all faculty, staff and administrators who are interested in volunteering for this year's Swing-In Auction Party & Golf Tournament! This two-day event raises funds for student scholarships. To date, over $3.3 million dollars have been raised. You can volunteer for the auction party at the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room on Thursday, May 1 or the golf tournament at The Republic Golf Course on Friday, May 2. Please contact Kayla Rice, PR special events coordinator, for more information and to sign up at

Corporate Cup Charity Challenge
As part of the 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 of 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

Baseball and Softball Group Options
What a better way to spend a San Antonio spring day than at the ballpark!

The Baseball Picnic Pavilion includes a grill for your group to use and 15 tickets in the MVP green chair backs.These premiere seats on the 1st base side are exclusive for Picnic Pavilion use and group outings. This also gives you the opportunity to BYOB/food to cook on the grill. Don’t want to bring in food to cook yourself – we provide a wide variety of catering packages to choose from. The Picnic Pavilion without any catering add-on is: $150 for non-conference games, and $225 for Southland conference games.All games are $150 with a department Cardinals Club membership.

Also available at Cardinals Softball Field, reserve the left field “Porch Suite” at softball for all the same fun as the Sullivan Field Picnic Pavilion. Once you watch a game from left field, you will never sit in the stands again! Southland Conference games are $225, non-conference games are $150.

To learn more or purchase group options, contact the UIW Ticket Office at 210-805-3000.

Department News

Adobe Contribute Training
The Office of Web Development is offering an Adobe Contribute training class on Friday, March 7, 2-3 p.m. in the Joyce Building, Room 232 for UIW web content editors seeking a refresher in maintaining their unit/department websites. Those interested in attending are urged to R.S.V.P. by contacting Joe Vasquez at x5815 or

Call for Tech Fair 2014 Proposals
The Department of Instructional Technology is proud to announce the annual UIW Tech Fair on Wednesday, April 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Marian Hall. They are currently seeking proposals for interactive and engaging presentations that address the many areas related to technology in higher education. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to submit a proposal. Proposal deadline will be on Friday, March 7. Proposals can be submitted here. For more information, please contact Ana Gonzalez at (210) 829-3937 or

Managing Cultural Diversity in the 21st Century Classroom
Given the growing ethnic, racial, religious and linguistic diversity in the U.S. and in intuitions of higher education, this workshop will highlight recent theory, research and practice related to teaching in complex and diverse classrooms. Additionally, the workshop will incorporate an experiential component, in which participants will reflect on their own cultural positions and assumptions and become more aware of others’ positions as means to becoming more effective instructors. Dr. Osman Ozturgut and Dr. Cindy Crusto, Yale School of Medicine, will present on Monday, March 10, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Mabee Library Special Collections Suite. Register at the Center for Teaching and Learning’s online registration site For more information, please contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-5030 or

Extended Academic Programs

EAP employees enjoy the Taste of St. Anthony event at the Oblate Center. From L-R: Brittany Caro, Technical Services; Lydia Espinoza, Group Building Maintenance; Flo Rodriguez, UIW Online secretary; and Doris Jones, Technical Services member.

EAP to be recognized as military friendly by “Military Times”  
Extended Academic Programs (EAP) has been informed by “Military Times” that they are on the top of the list for military friendly recognition.As such, they will include pictures of students and an interview with Dr. Cyndi Porter, EAP vice president. “Military Times” is read actively by all of the military branches, having the largest distribution of all providers.

Community News

rosie castro
As part of Women’s History Month, the department of Women and Gender studies sponsored an event in the Mabee Library Auditorium, which saw San Antonio native, professor, activist and mother to Mayor Julian Castro and U.S. Congressman Joaquin Castro, Rosie Castro, delight an eager crowd gathered to hear her speak.

Donde Esta en UIW?
The Information Resources Division continues to sponsor the “Donde Esta en UIW?” photo contest. This week’s photo is up online. Submissions are due Friday, March 7, 5 p.m. at Correct answers will be entered into a random drawing for a $25 iTunes gift card. Good luck!

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. at 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

Employee Health & Wellness

Wellness Tip of the Week
Walnuts are great in salads, and slivered almonds in veggie dishes. When you add nuts, cut back on meat or poultry portions in the meal. Learn more here.

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

Josephine Elaine Talarski and Beth Rairigh-Coronado Dissertation Defense
Josephine Elaine Talarski will defend her dissertation on Friday, March 7, 10-11 a.m. in the Nursing Building, Room 105. The title of her dissertation is "Volunteers' Cross-Cultural Immersion Experience in Tanzania and Zambia." Her dissertation committee chair is Dr. Osman Özturgut. Beth Rairigh-Coronado will defend her dissertation on Wednesday, March 11, noon in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Her dissertation committee chair is Dr. Mark Teachout. The title of her dissertation is Measuring Training Effectiveness: A Study of Training Transfer within the Department of Defense Contracting Workforce. For more information, please contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or

Institute of Texan Cultures exhibit by UIW’s own
Dr. Lopita Nath, chair of the UIW Asian Studies program will be hosting a group offering a glimpse of life as a Bhutanese refugee in her exhibit “Is this my Shangrila?” at the Institute of Texan Cultures on Tuesday, March 11, 10:30-11:30 a.m. admission is free for guests who RSVP. For more information, please contact Dr. Lopita Nath at (210) 832-2187 or; a preview of the exhibit is available online.

High Schools

Sr. Dorothy Ettling participates in the 2nd annual Girls Global Summit Saturday, March 1, sponsored by the Women’s Global Connection (WGC) at UIW’s Rosenberg School of Optometry. Over 150 young women participated in the summit lead by a team of local high school students from IWHS and Keystone.

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at

Visit Incarnate Word High School at

Visit the UIW Prep website at


South Texas Alamo Irish Festival
Harp & Shamrock Society of Texas presents South Texas Alamo Irish Festival on Saturday, March 8:

  • 11:30 a.m.: St. Patrick’s Day Parade on the track of the Gayle & Tom Benson Stadium
  • 12:30 p.m.: San Antonio Gaelic Athletic Club Football Tournament

This Irish music festival features Irish ‘Colmhaltas’ musicians, San Antonio Pipe & Drums, and Joe Walmsley. Evening Headliner: Celtic rock band – Blaggards. The festival will also include authentic Irish cuisine, craft vendors, and a kids’ area. Free parking will be available on the campus of UIW. For more info, email or call 210-896-1598. All ages are welcome at this authentic Irish St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

Chapel of the Incarnate Word Concert Series 2014
Copperleaf Quintet will perform “Miserere Mei,” an hour of contemplative music for the Season of Lent on Sunday, March 9, 3 p.m. in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. The event is free and open to the public. For more info, contact 210-829-2736.

Our Sympathy & Prayers Go To:

  • Lauren Aldridge (IWHS ’11) & family on the recent loss of her father, Randy Aldridge.
  • Anna T. Miniel Morlet (IWHS ’61) and Sally Miniel Arroyo (IWHS ’64) & families on the recent loss of their mother, Nori Rodriguez Miniel (UIW Friend).
  • The family of Louise Lande Oppenheimer (BA ’84) on her recent death.
  • Adele Primomo Barnett (BSN ’74) on the recent loss of her mother, Dr. Marion Pohlen Primomo (UIW Friend).

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