The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: April 4, 2014

Photo of the Week

Administrative Assistant to the Provost and CCVI Award Recipient Itza Casanova (left) showcases her CCVI Award during the Parade of Values with Greek Life Coordinator Mercedes Moreno (right)  at the wheel.


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 Wednesday, April 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

The Catholic Intellectual Tradition in Stone, Wood, and Glass
Sr. Eilish Ryan will present “The Catholic Intellectual Tradition in Stone, Wood and Glass” on Thursday, April 10, noon-1 p.m. in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word (Motherhouse). The presentation will discuss details of the Chapel’s art and Romanesque architecture. The tour will begin at the glass doors below the Chapel’s steeple. For more information, please contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or


Cardinals for Kids hosted the First Annual Dodge for A Cure Dodgeball Tournament in the UIW Wellness Center where all proceeds went to benefit children with medical needs.

Senior Recital
Senior Susan Smith will perform her senior recital on Friday, April 4, 7:30-9 p.m. at Our Lady's Chapel. For more information please contact the UIW Music Department at (210) 829-3855.

Molière: Corps and Encore
The Extended Run Players, in cooperation with the Theatre Arts Department at the University of the Incarnate Word, present Molière: Corps and Encore, two one-act French comedies (Two Precious Maidens and The Seductive Countess). Show times are Saturday, April 5, 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 6, 2 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Prices are $10 for adults; $9 for seniors; $8 for non-UIW students; $6 for groups; free admission for UIW students, faculty and staff. For more information, please contact Chrissie Young at (210) 829-3800 or

UIW Tech Fair 2014
The UIW Tech Fair 2014 will be on Wednesday, April 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Marian Hall Ballroom. There will be prizes, free food and presenters including a special keynote speaker who will kick-off the event at 9 a.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium. The community is invited to attend and learn about all the new gadgetry and ideas in educational technology. For more information, please contact Ana Gonzalez at (210) 829-3937 or or visit

Greeks Kick-Off for Fiesta!
411 Magazine, TxDot and RUI (Riders under the influence) will co-sponsor the “Greeks Kick Off for Fiesta!” on Wednesday, April 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at West Gate Circle. Raffle prizes include tickets to Oyster Bake, NIOSA, the Battle of Flowers and the Fiesta Flambeau parades. The event benefits students, faculty and friends of the UIW community. For more information, please contact Mercedes Moreno at (210) 805-5862 or

Department News

UIW celebrates its social media with #UIWSELFIE
Red invites the UIW community to submit photographs of themselves “selfies,” around campus, in UIW pride gear or with Red the Cardinal to any of the university social media channels. Everyone is invited to visit the official Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts of UIW. Be sure to use the hashtag #UIWselfie when submitting a photograph and remember to check the Facebook account to see which selfies make it to Red’s Collection. For more information, please contact Jonathan Salas at (210) 832-2162 or Make history along with Red on Wednesday, April 9, 11:45-noon and be part of the first UIW campus-wide selfie.

Samba to Brazil
Join the Institute of World Cultures to hear Brazilian international students share the history and culture of Brazil on Tuesday, April 8, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the ICC Conference Hall. Traditional food will be available as well as samba dance lessons. For more information, please contact Kelsee McVey at (210) 805-5820 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.

  • Tuesday, April 8, 1-3 p.m., Gorman Building
  • Wednesday, April 9, 1-3 p.m., Gorman Building

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.

  • Animals, Science & Ethics, Wednesday, April 9, 7 p.m. in the Library Auditorium
    • An interactive discussion with speakers Jessica Kurz and Dr. Marcel Perret-Gentil from the UTSA Laboratory Animal Resources Center, who are both committed to the humane care and use of animals in research.
  • Reversing Animal Cruelty: From Abandonment to Adoption, Wednesday, April 16, 7 p.m. 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, Wednesday, April 30 at 7 p.m. 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

Extended Academic Programs

UIW ranked among Top 30
EAP is proud to announce that the UIW Military programs ranked at number 30 in’s most viewed schools. Since its launch in September, over 1,000,000 school profiles have been viewed.

Extended Academic Programs Information Session
The community is invited to attend the UIW Extended Academic Programs Information Session on Tuesday, April 8, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Republic Golf Club on 4226 Southeast Military Dr. The session will discuss UIW’s Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCaP) and online programs, which are tailored to the adult learner as well as highlight opportunities to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree completely online or at one of ADCaP’s six locations in San Antonio. Admissions, Academic Advisors, Financial Aid, Veterans Affairs and faculty will be available to meet face-to-face with attendees. To R.S.V.P. or for more information, please contact EAP admissions at (210) 757-0202 or or visit

Community News

L-R: Rosie Garcia, director of development; Dr. Lisa McNary, director of alumni and parent relations; Dr. Keith Tucker, director of counseling; and Sylvia Segura, ARAMARK employee attend the ARAMARK Employee Appreciation Luncheon in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room.

UIW Highlights
DAVID FLORES: Kennan molding UIW football program methodically, Read the full story here.

Employee Health & Wellness

Choose dark green vegetables like Swiss chard, spinach, and broccoli. They are high in nutrients and low in calories.

Faculty Focus

DSE Candidate Meet and Greet
The UIW community is invited to attend a meet and greet session with Dr. Abiee Farinde, a candidate to join the Dreeben School of Education’s Secondary Education program. The session will be on Wednesday, April 9, 2-3 p.m. in the Dreeben School of Education, GB Room 120. For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Risku at (210) 805-3560 or

Sr. Margaret Patrice Slattery Chair in English Lecture
Associate Professor of English and holder of the Sr. Margaret Patrice Slattery Chair in English Dr. Hector Perez will present a talk titled, "Literary Specificity in the Era of Globalized Literary Theory." The event is open to the public on Thursday, April 10, 3-5 p.m. in the Special Collections Room. For more information, please contact Dr. Perez at (210) 829-3166 or

High Schools

IWHS Open House
Prospective students and their families are encouraged to visit the campus and find out more about Incarnate Word High School’s outstanding academic programs, athletics and extracurricular activities. IWHS will host an Open House on Sunday, April 6, 2-4 p.m. on the IWHS Campus, where visitors can meet with faculty and staff as well as learn about educational opportunities including AP classes, study abroad programs and Senior Connection at the University of the Incarnate Word. For more information, please contact IWHS Director of Enrollment Annette Zahirniak at (210) 829-3123 or or visit

16th Annual IWHS Alumnae Association $5,000 Name Your Prize Raffle
The IWHS Alumnae Association is selling $5,000 Name Your Prize Raffle tickets. Ticket prices are $50 per ticket and winners do not need to be present for the drawing on Sunday, May 4. The price of tickets can be divided by multiple individuals. Winners have the option of selecting any establishment of their choice to receive their full prize or they can use part or all of their prize towards IWHS tuition. For more information, please contact Director of IWHS Alumnae Relations Cybele Bolado at (210) 829-3114 or

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Theatre for Change produces live reading of TV pilot “Region 8”
Alumnae of UIW’s theatre program and co-founders of Theatre for Change, Shelly Chance and Shannon Ivey, are producing a live reading of “Region 8,” a television pilot based on true stories from Texas’ Region 8 foster system. Windell Middlebrooks, star of NBC’s upcoming series “Mason Twins” and ABC’s former series “Body of Proof,” co-wrote the pilot with Ivey and will perform. The project also features local actors and UIW alumni Jose Ruben De Leon and Mikala Gibson as well Assistant District Attorney Catherine Babbit. The production aims to increase awareness and prompt community involvement regarding Texas’ foster care system. “Region 8” is sponsored by Texas Lutheran University (TLU) and has partnered with Child Advocates of San Antonio (CASA), Senator Carlos Uresti’s Blue Ribbon Task Force, Legacy Ranch Foster Home, and St. PJ’s. Dates and times of the performances are as scheduled:

· Thursday, April 3, 6-7 p.m. at The International Center, 203 S. St. Mary's St.,

· Friday, April 4, 7 p.m. at TLU’s Jackson Auditorium. Free Admission.

· Sunday, April 6, 7 p.m. at The Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, Tickets Available.

Theatre for Change is a non-profit made up of media artists who link the stories inherent in theatre, film and new media to the needs and messages of non-profit organizations. For more info, please visit

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Our Sympathy & Prayers Go To:

  • Roel Robert Ramirez and family on the recent loss of his wife, and Thalia Hinojosa Cantu (BA ’77) on the recent loss of her cousin, Frances Gabelich Ramirez (BSN ’64).
  • The family of Dorothy Elizabeth Campion Reed (SR School of Nursing) on her recent death.
  • The family of Margaret J. Garcia Saenz ((BSN ’43) on her recent death.
  • Her family, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, and the entire UIW community on the recent loss of Sr. Anne Catherine Shaw, CCVI (ALND ’41).
  • Mollie Gates and family on the recent loss of her mother, Chita Sue Thompson Gates Wilson (BA ’39).

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