The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: April 11, 2014

Photo of the Week

Director of Instructional Technology Ana Gonzalez, Director of Institutional Research Robin Logan, Founding Dean of the Feik School of Pharmacy Dr. Arcelia Johnson-Fannin and TRIO SSS Grant Project Director Wynette Keller come together at the 2014 UIW Tech Fair.


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

"Walking with Jesus to Calavery, Walking with Christ to Emmaus”
Shared by Sr. Martha Ann Kirk’s “Arts for Christian Worship” class, Religious Studies will host part of the drama and prayer, "Walking with Jesus to Calavery, Walking with Christ to Emmaus" on Monday, April 14, 4:35- 6 p.m. in the Village of Incarnate Word’s St. Joseph’s Chapel. Guests are asked to enter the Village at Incarnate Word on the north side main entrance where they will then be directed to the chapel’s second floor. For information, please contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at (210) 829-3854 or

Commissioning of Immersion Trip Volunteers
Women's Global Connection will host a commissioning service for 10 immersion trip volunteers composed of UIW students, faculty and local community members who will serve with projects in Peru this summer. The commissioning service will be held on Thursday, April 17, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Grotto. For more information, please contact Alison Buck at (210) 832-3208 or


Payroll Manager Isabel Rivas and Payroll Secretary Grace DeJesus share a photo while running the Payroll Lane booth at the 2014 UIW Tech Fair.

Honors Symposium
The annual Honors Symposium will take place on Saturday, April 12, 8:30 a.m.-noon, in the ICC Conference Room and ICC Auditorium. The symposium provides a forum for honors students to present the results of their creative and research projects, which they have been working on for the last year and a half. Topics range over a variety of disciplines and include sleep rhythms, memory recall, biodiversity, ethics and more. Guest speakers will include Honors Alumni Sarah Stevens and Arianna Fresquez. For more information, please contact Jean Loden at (210) 832-3211 or

4th Annual UIW Easter Egg Hunt
The UIW Alumni Association invites all alumni and their familiesto the 4th Annual UIW Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m.-noon, on the UIW Back Soccer Practice Fields. Photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny are available; guests can register here. For more information, please contact Steve Hemphill at (210) 805-3595 or

UIW Music Dept. presents UIW Wind Ensemble
The UIW Wind Ensemble will perform on Saturday, April 12, 7-9 p.m. at Our Lady's Chapel. For more information please contact the UIW Music Department at (210) 829-3855 or

The Cutting Edge Fiesta® Fashion Show
The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) presents the 2014 Cutting Edge Fiesta® Fashion Show. The show is set for Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, 101 Bowie Street. Doors open at 11 a.m. with the fashion show set for 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served immediately following the show. “The Cutting Edge” Fiesta® Fashion Show displays UIW’s new talent set to the professional standard of a New York-style runway show. The annual event is entirely produced by students with all proceeds funding scholarships for UIW’s fashion management program. Tables and individual tickets are available. For information and to make reservations, please call (210) 829-6013 or visit

Department News

Spring 2014 Senior Capstone Exhibit
Art works by Christian Castillo, Michelle Claire, Rebecca Gonzalez, Eduardo Perez, Arlin Navarro, Tiffany Miller, Kristina Williams, J.F. Neri, Victoria Sanchez and Kmilo Marin are being showcased as part of the Spring 2014 Senior Capstone Exhibit. An opening reception on Friday, April 11, 6-10:30 p.m. in the High Wire Arts San Antonio Contemporary Art Gallery on 326 W. Josephine will launch the exhibit that will run through Saturday, May 3. Admission is open to the public. For more information, please contact High Wire at (210) 827-7652 or

Sage Research Methods
Heather Dray, Manager of Library Relations for Sage Publications, will visit our campus to demonstrate Sage Research Methods and answer your questions about using the database. Heather Dray will give a demonstration of using the database, followed by a question and answer session on Saturday, April 12, 10-11 a.m. in the Mabee Library, Room 230. For more information, please contact Polly McCord at (210) 805-5809 or

RefWorkks Workshop
RefWorks is your personal reference database. Join Anthony Micchelli, the Physical Therapy School Librarian Anthony Miccheli invites the UIW community for a workshop on how to use RefWorks for best advantage on Tuesday, April 15, 11:30 a,m,-6 p.m. in the the Physical Therapy Library. RefWorks is a personal reference database.For those interested but cannot attend, the workshop will be available online on Thursday April 17, For more information, please contact Anthony Micchelli at (210) 283-6920 or

National Library Month Special Guest: Arlene Garza
In honor of National Library Week, UIW presents Arleen Garza, author of Invisible People. Garza’s novel portrays immigrant life in 1970s West Texas. It follows the story of Mexican immigrant Virginia Lopez and her family, as they struggle to adjust to life in a foreign home and deal with a wrongful accusation of murder. Arleen Garza's presentation will take place on Tuesday, April 15, 1:30-3 p.m. in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. For more information, please contact Christina Link at (210) 832-2171 or

Mabee Library Presents: Dialogue on Human-Animal Interactions
In honor of National Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, library staff member, Taylor Fox, is hosting a series of presentations throughout the month of April.

  • Reversing Animal Cruelty: From Abandonment to Adoption, April 16, 7pm in the Mabee Library Auditorium
    • Presentation by guest speaker Joely Cifre, the Volunteer & Community Relations Manager of the Animal Defense League of Texas. Cifre will be accompanied in this presentation by a dog trainer from ADL.
  • Animal Assisted Therapy, April 30th at 7pm in the Library Auditorium
    • Presentation by guest speakers Paul Wenzlaff and Malinda Red Cloud of Therapy Animals of San Antonio. The speakers will be accompanied by a therapy dog, Bonnie.

For more information, please contact Taylor Fox at (210) 283-6316 or

Departmental Web Content Coordinators’ Info Session
UIW web content contributors and editors are invited to attend a Departmental Web Content Coordinators’’ Information Sessions on Thursday, April 24, 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and Monday, April 28, 10 a.m., 2 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium. The sessions will discuss migration to the OU Campus Content Management System. For more information, please contact or call extension 5818.

Year End Procedures
We are approaching the end of another budget year. In order to close out the 2013-2014 fiscal year, the Comptroller’s office needs your cooperation. Please review the year end procedure memo at the following link: In addition, please distribute this memo to anyone in your department involved in these areas. Thank you.

Extended Academic Programs

Managing Adjunct Faculty presentation
Associate Professor of Business in EAP Dr. Ryan Lunsford presented “Managing Adjunct Faculty” at The Council of Independent College’s 13th Annual Workshop for Department Chairs in Charlotte, North Carolina. The event took place April 3-5, including over 80 participants from around the country discussing a variety of issues including budgeting, assessment, difficult conversations, and a number of legal concerns.

Community News

(L-R) UIW Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Graduate Monica Marquez (2012), CNS Graduate Rosanna Estrada (2010), CNS Graduate Lafitte Holmes (2010), CNS Assistant Professor Dr. Irene Gilliland and CNS Graduate Christina Moore (2014) meet up to share a photo at the Ila Faye School of Nursing and Health Professions while making rounds taking care of patients at nursing homes.

First Annual Parent and Family Weekend
The Department of Alumni and Parent Relations is hosting the First Annual Parent and Family Weekend beginning Friday, April 11, 5:30 p.m. to Sunday, April 13, noon on the UIW Campus. A list of events and registration can be found at For more information, please contact Noelle Butler at (210) 805-5899 or

On-Site Resume Reviews
Description of theevent: Students are invited to bring a paper copy of their resume for a one-on-one review by a career counselor. Resumes will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis on Tuesday, April 15, 1:30-3 p.m. in the Marian Hall Ballroom. The event is open to all students and alumni. For more information please contact Career Services at (210) 829-3931 or

2014 Reach 100 Student Membership Challenge Photo Contest- Through the American Physical Therapy Association
The 2014 Reach 100 Student Membership Challenge Photo Contest  is an online social media event hosted by American Physical Therapy Association Student Assembly that provides national recognition for UIW, plus a monetary donation to the school by APTA to help benefit student activities. The UIW community is invited to help the APTA Student Assembly by finding their page on Facebook and clicking the photo album 2014 Reach 100 student Membership and like UIW’s photo beginning Wednesday, April 16, 8 a.m. until Wednesday, April 30, 11:19 p.m. For more information, please contact Amber Ferrand at (210) 283-6477 or

The Cutting Edge Fiesta® Fashion Show raffle tickets-(Alternate Week from April 16)
The Cutting Edge Fiesta Fashion Show is selling raffle tickets to one of three getaway prizes. Raffle winners will have their choice of a Santa Fe, New Mexico Luxury Getaway, Discover Chicago Dinning Experience or a Napa Valley Epicurean Adventure. Hotel and Flights for two are included. For more information or to purchase your raffle ticket, please visit or call 210) 829-6013.

Employee Health & Wellness

Ordering in doesn’t have to mean a meal without vegetables. Order vegetable pizza or vegetable lo mein next time you have dinner delivered. Going out? We have that covered too! Find tips on eating out here.

Faculty Focus

(L-R)Dr. Dan Dominguez, Dr. Kevin LaFrance, Roslyn Alonzo, Vanessa Wilson, Anh Ho, Stephanie Gove, Lara Burke, Jasmine Powell, Kimberly Smit, Dr. Chris Garcia and HEBSBA Dean Forrest Aven are all smiles after graduate students were inducted into the Upsilon Phi Delta National Academic Honor Society for students in healthcare administration.

2014 Spring Research Symposium
The Doctoral Student Association in collaboration with the Dreeben School of Education will host the 2014 Spring Research Symposium on Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Special Collections Room. Keynote speaker Dr. Jessica Kimmel will discuss “The Joys of Research,” followed by student led research. For more information, please contact Joan Labay-Marquez at (210) 283-6429 or

2014 Faculty Research Award Deadline Updates
The deadline for the following Faculty Research Awards will be Monday, April 14 at noon:
• Faculty Endowment Research Award
• Faculty Graduate Research Assistantship Award
• Faculty Workload Reassignment Award
The deadline for the Feik School of Pharmacy Competitive Intramural Scientific Research Awards has been extended to Monday, April 21, noon
For more information, please contact Rebecca Ohnemus at (210) 805-3036 or or visit

Mabee Library Presents: Farhad's Film Series
Audio Visual Librarian, Farhad Moshiri, presents Tough Guise 2 on Wednesday, April 16, 2-4 p.m. at the Mabee Library, Room 221. Tough Guise 2 In this highly anticipated update of the influential and widely acclaimed Tough Guise, pioneering anti-violence educator and cultural theorist Jackson Katzargues that the ongoing epidemic of men's violence in America is rooted in our inability as a society to move beyond outmoded ideals of manhood. For more information, please contact Farhad Moshiri at (210) 829-3842 or

Constance and Miriam Jachler Jones Chair Lecture
UIW Chemistry Professor Dr. Brian McBurnett will deliver the Constance and Miriam Jachler Jones Chair Lecture regarding synthesis of anticancer mixed-metal complexes on Thursday, April 17, 4-5 p.m. in the Special Collections Room. Attendees are urged to R.S.V.P. For more information or to confirm attendance, please contact Kelly Fowler at (210) 829-2718 or

High Schools

IWHS (left), St. Anthony Catholic High School (center) and UIW Cutting Edge Fiesta Fashion Show 2014 Fiesta Medals are for sale. Read below for more information on how to collect yours.

IWHS Fiesta Medals 2014Designed by student Veronica Jarzabek ’15 this year’s design is ShamRockin’. Available for $10 each in the Front Office, Spirit Shoppe and Advancement Office. Proceeds benefit Alumnae Scholarships.

St. Anthony Catholic High School Fiesta Medal 2014
The 2014 Fiesta Medal was designed by SACHS Technology teacher Marcus Martinez. They are available for $8 in the front office or from 11th/12th grade counselor Ms. Alaniz. Proceeds benefit the PTC scholarship fund.

UIW Cutting Edge Fiesta Fashion Show Medal
UIW Cutting Edge Fashion Show Fiesta Medals are now available for $5.They can be purchased through the Fashion Management department and the Fiesta Store on Broadway.

Name Your Prize Raffle
The IWHS Alumnae Association invites you to participate by purchasing a ticket or tickets in support of alumnae scholarships. Our limited entry raffle accepts only 300 ticket entries. The winner names their prize valued at $5,000. Each ticket is $50. As of 4/3/14 only 50 tickets are left. For more information follow these links;event flyer,ticket order form,raffle

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at

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Our Sympathy & Prayers Go To:

  • Robert Darden & family on the loss of his wife, Elaine Johnson Darden (BA ’70).
  • Anita Kegley Deaton (Chair, UIW Development Board) & family on the recent loss of her sister, Kimberly Fay “Kim” Wilkins.
  • Ron Perry & family on the recent loss of his wife, Linda Jo Work Perry (BSN ’72).

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