The Word E-News Archive

Photo of the Week

The UIW family's newest members share a photo during a new employee mixer hosted by the Office of Human Resources.


Fr. Tom Dymowski, shown with Sr. Eilish Ryan, leads a special bilingual Proclamation Mass as part of the events celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

Our Lady's Chapel Services
All are welcome.

  • Noon Mass, Monday – Friday with the exception of Friday, Sept. 19.
  • 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.

Meet the Mission 2014
Faculty and staff are invited to participate in the ninth annual Meet the Mission day of service on Friday, Sept. 19, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 pm.Meet-up for the day of service will be in the Marian Hall Ballroom; during the event, faculty and staff will lead groups of UIW students out into the city to volunteer with local organizations that serve the greater SA community. For more information, or to sign up, please contact Dr. Edelman at (210) 832-2184 or

Sr. Dot Ettling Remembered


The Honorable County Court 11 Judge Carlo Key, Director of University Events and Student Programs Paul Ayala and HEBSBA Professor Dr. Teresa Johnson share a photo during the Salsa (Hot Sauce) Competition.

Spaghetti Feed
Organized by the UIW American Pharmacist Association - Student organization, the UIW community is invited to attend Spaghetti Feed on Friday, Sept. 19, 6-9 p.m. in the ICC conference room. Admission to the dinner is $10 and raffle tickets will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the event will benefit the student organization's costs associated with activities including student conferences, free health fairs, local counseling competitions and patient care projects for the community. For more information, please contact Priya Sureja at (832) 331-5623 or

The Children of the Revolución
As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Author Lionel Sosa will discuss his book, “Children of the Revolución-How the Mexican Revolution Changed America” on Wednesday, Sept. 24, noon-1 p.m. in Mabee Library Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Scott Roberts at (210) 832-2141 or

Concert at The Cove
The UIW Cardinal Jazz Band will perform their first Fall concert at The Cove restaurant on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 8-10 p.m. The performance will include original compositions and arrangements by first tenor saxophonist, former member of the Gerald Wilson Big Band and USAF's “Airman of Note” Roger Hogan. The event is open to the general public and admission is free. For more information, please contact Jim Waller at (210) 445-0412 or

Elevator interruption of service
The Administration Building's elevator will be shut down for maintenance on Friday, Sept. 26, 2-4 p.m. For more information, please contact Michelle Rodriguez at (210) 829-6038 or

Department News

Creating Effective Group Writing Assignments
Designing effective group writing assignments may be demanding but rewarding when executed successfully; the Center for Teaching & Learning will host a session describing ways to encourage meaningful interactions within groups and holding students accountable for their own contributions on Friday, Sept. 19, noon-1 p.m. in Administration Building Room 212. Stipends will be available for fulltime faculty as well as complimentary light refreshments. To attend, please register at For more information, please contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-5030 or

Art & Musical Festival Auditions
The Arts & Music Festival is an annual celebration of the artistic side of the UIW community, sponsored by the Honors Program and the UIW Chorale. Auditions are being held for performers who would like to be considered for the Arts & Music Festival on Thursday, Oct. 23. Auditions will be on Monday, Sept. 22, 5-9 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 26, 5-9 p.m in Mabee Library Auditorium. Participants interested are asked to contact Joshua Marroquin ( to be placed on the schedule. Poets for the poetry slam are asked to submit their work to Harriet Stares at by Wednesday, Oct. 1. Donations in the form of 2-D, 3-D and wearable art for the gallery are being accepted throughout Oct. Proceeds from art sales will go to the new Fine Arts Building. For more information, please contact Joshua Marroquin at (210) 336-9575 or

Redbird Research On Call
Redbird Research On Call will be available on the listed dates with the listed subject librarians for those interested on learning more about how to conduct research and finding library resources.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 24, Nursing Building, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Dawn Field)
  • Thursday, Sept. 25, Gorman Building , 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Mary Jinks)
  • Thursday, Sept. 25, Fine arts Building , 2-4 p.m. (Farhad Moshiri)

For more information, please contact Farhad Moshiri at (@10) 829-3842 or

Discover Foreign Names
Did you ever feel confused when calling your international students' names? Join the Institute of World Cultures as they host a discussion on discovering foreign names on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 6-8 p.m. in ICC conference hall. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the meaning behind culturally unique names as well as their pronunciation. The event is free and open to the public. You can follow IWC on Facebook. For more information, please contact Mingzhi Chen at (210) 805-5820 or

Blackboard User's Group Session
Instructional Technology will offer a Blackboard user's group sessions on Friday, Sept. 26, noon-1 p.m. in Gorman Building Room 212. The event is open to the public. For more information, please contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or

Printing Services Closures
Printing Services will be undergoing equipment changes the week of Sep. 22 which will result in some temporary closures.  Walk-up color printing services will not be available Monday, Sep. 22 through Wednesday, Sep. 24. Also, the Copy Center will be unavailable for a short duration on Tuesday, Sep. 23. Always keep in mind that the remote department copiers are available for use 24 hours a day for your copying needs. If you have any questions, please contact Michael Hood, Director of Printing Services and Graphic Design, at Ext. 5826.

Extended Academic Programs

EAP present at 10th Annual CTC Transfer Event
Dean Vince Porter and Dr. Cyndi Porter joined Ft. Hood/Killeen Director of Operations Fernando Rodriguez Ramos at the 10th Annual CTC Transfer Event at Ft. Hood. Five hundred students were seeking representatives from a Bachelor's granting institution to evaluate their credit in order to move from CTC to the new school. The event was invitation-only, restricted to programs that hold a valid transfer articulation agreement with CTC.

Community News

UIW Highlight

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Summer 2014 Immersion Trips Presentation
Women's Global Connection will host its annual presentation of its volunteers' experiences from the latest summer immersion trips on Monday, Sept. 22, 4-5:30 p.m. in the Incarnate Word Village Assembly Room. Dr. Neeta Singh from the Nutrition Department will present an update on Tanzania; Dr. Alison Whittemore from the Engineering Department and Ada Garza Cordova, Incarnate Word Missionary in Peru will present on Peru. The event is open to the public. For more information, please contact Alison Buck at (210) 832-3208 or

Searching for Peace in the Middle East
Religious Studies is hosting a film and discussion, “Searching for Peace in the Holy Land” on Monday, Sept. 22 and Tuesday, Sept. 23, noon-1 p.m. in Marian Hall Ballroom. Admission is free to the public and attendees are invited to bring their own lunch. The event is part of the national campaign Non Violence; learn more at For more information, please contact Moureen Kaki at (210) 410-9007 or

2014 Sr. Charles Marie Frank Lecture: Influencing Diversity in Nursing Education, Practice, Research & Leadership
Speaker Deidre Woods-Walton, JD, MSN, RN-PHN, President and CEO, National Black Nurses Association, Inc. will present a lecture designed to promote discussion and dialogue about the driving forces for and barriers to creating diversity in the profession of nursing. The lecture will be in the Rosenberg Sky Room on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Admission is free to the general public, $10 at the door for nurses pursuing continuing education credit and RSVP to the event is requested. For more information, please contact Dr. Cook at (210) 829-3978 or

Light the Way 2014 Workday
Light the Way 2014 is around the corner and UIW will host a workday session on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Marian Hall Ballroom  in preparation of the dazzling event. UIW students are eligible to receive on-campus community service hours by updating and replacing Christmas light bulbs. Friends and family over the age of 10 are encouraged to attend; we also encourage faculty, staff and administrators to join in the fun. Free food and refreshments will be provided for volunteers!

To volunteer, visit and click on the sign-up link on the right. For more information, please contact Kayla Rice at (210) 829-6001 or

Resume Essentials Workshop
Career Services & Professional Development will host a Resume Essentials workshop on Thursday, Sept. 25, 6 p.m. in Mabee Library Auditorium. Experts in the HR/Recruiting field will discuss better practices on how to get noticed when applying for employment as well as the essentials for creating a knockout resume. For more information, please contact Darlene Moczygemba at (210) 829-3931 or

8th Annual Research Week – Call for Submissions
Faculty, staff, and students of all levels and disciplines are encouraged to submit applications for Performing Arts Presentations,Podium Presentations,Poster Presentations, orVisual Arts Displays for the 8th Annual UIW Research Week, February 23 – 27, 2015. Submissions may describe either a completed project or a project in progress (must include preliminary results and analysis). Projects presented elsewhere over the last academic year are welcome. Submissions are due by November 15, 2014 at midnight. Last year's addition of podium and visual arts submissions was an overwhelming success and we hope to continue that momentum into this next year! For more details, visit or contact Rebecca Ohnemus at (210) 805-3036 or

Employee Health & Wellness

Tip of the week
Get in touch with nature & be more active at the same time by getting out to canoe, row, or kayak.

Employee Wellness on Facebook
The mission of the UIW Employee Wellness Committee is “To promote health of spirit, mind and body across the UIW community, and nurture new models of and leaders in health and wellness.” Check us out on Facebook and like our page at

Faculty Focus

Associate Professor of History and Chair Dr. Lopita Nath and Professor of Government and International Affairs Dr. Scott Dittloff share a photo during the Study Abroad Fair.

The Death Penalty in Texas, An Eye for an Eye Makes the Whole World Blind
UIW Professor of Sociology Dr. Roger Barnes will present developments in ideas about the death penalty in Texas. His presentation will be on Monday, Sept. 22, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Marian Hall Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at (210) 829-3854 or

Rhonda Martin Dissertation Defense
Rhonda Martin will hold a public defense of her Ph.D. dissertation "Consequences of Destructive Leadership Through the Experiences of Millennial Followers," at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Her dissertation chair is Dr. Absael Antelo. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or

High Schools

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Our sympathy and prayers go to:

  • Nancy Reininger Biggs (IWHS '61, ALND '84) & family on the recent loss of her husband; Nancy (BS ‘74, MEd '92, UIW Faculty) and Peter (UIW HVAC Superintendent) Reininger; Charmaine R. (IWHS '59, BA '80) and Allen Williams; Brigid R. (BA '82) and Patrick (BBA '82) Gillock & their families on the recent loss of their brother-in-law, Gordon Duff Biggs.
  • The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and the entire UIW community on the recent loss of Sr. Dorothy Ettling, CCVI, Ph.D. (BA '64, DHL '94, UIW Faculty & Former Board of Trustees).
  • Ann Nemeck Henry (IWHS '59) & family on the recent loss of her brother, Rev. Francis Kelly Nemeck, OMI (St. A '53, Former IWC Faculty).

The University of the Incarnate Word provides reasonable accommodation with adequate notice. To request disability accommodation for events listed in this newsletter, visit