The Word E-News Archive


UIW students, faculty, staff and community members come together for the ninth annual Meet the Mission day of service on Friday, Sept. 19.




Our Lady's Chapel Services

All are welcome.

  • Noon Mass, Monday – Friday
  • 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.


A Blessing of the Animals and Prayer for Creation on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
St. Francis taught love for all, care of creation, and peacemaking. UIW is part of the Catholic Climate Change national movement "Care for creation. Care for the poor." The UIW community is invited to bring their pets, both live and stuffed, for a blessing of the animals and prayer for creation on Saturday, Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m. at the Grotto. The event is hosted by the "Arts for Christian Worship Class." To learn more visit and for more information, please contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at or (210) 829-3854.




As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Author Lionel Sosa visited the UIW campus to discuss his book, "Children of the Revolution-How the Mexican Revolution Changed America."


SGA General Assembly

The Student Government will host a General Assembly on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 6 p.m. in Mabee Library Auditorium. The meeting will consist of budgeting, bills/referendums, student organization updates and anything else that concerns UIW. A social hour will follow the assembly. For more information, please contact Desmond Ndikum at (210) 829-3833 or


Department News


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


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 Friday, Sept. 26, 5-9 p.m. 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 October. Proceeds from art sales will go to the new Fine Arts Building. For more information, please contact Joshua Marroquin at (210) 336-9575 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 from Monday, Sep. 22 through Friday, Sep. 26. 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.


Strategies for Academic Success

The Office of Graduate Studies will hold the following workshops on Saturday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in Nursing Building Room 214.

Writing in Graduate School (presented by Dr. John Perry), 9-10:15 a.m.

  • This workshop is designed to focus on the core elements of writing which serve as the foundation for building strong writing skills.

Effective and Engaging Presentations (presented by Dr. John Perry), 10:30-11:45 a.m.

  • Come learn tips and strategies for keeping your audience interested and alert during class presentations. Engaging presentations properly stimulate the mind and promote effective learning. Participants will learn how to integrate advanced PowerPoint features, public speaking strategies and building rapport using non-verbal cues.

Human Subjects Research: IRB Process (presented by Rebecca Ohnemus), 12:30-1:45 p.m.

  • This presentation will help demystify the federal regulations and UIW policies for human subjects research for successful submission and speedy approval.

Critical Thinking and Analysis (presented by Dr. Hector Perez), 2-3:15 p.m.

  • This workshop will engage participants in the concepts of reasoning, logic and critical thinking. Participants will develop and organize arguments in order to identify and develop critical thinking skill sets.

For more information, please contact Carlos de Leon at (210) 832-5682 or


Working Effectively with First Generation Students
A significant portion of UIW undergraduates are the first in their families to attend college, bringing their particular strengths and weaknesses to the classroom. Participants to this workshop on Monday, Sept. 29 or Friday, Oct. 3, noon-1 p.m. in Admin Building Room 212 will learn characteristics common to many first generation students as well as classroom strategies for uncovering "the hidden curriculum" of higher education. Attendees can register for the workshop at For more information, please contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or


Alpha First Generation Student Success Workshops

Alpha First Generation Student Success will host a workshop titled "Reading for Comprehension" on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 10:30-11:30 a.m. in AD 245. Dr. Maureen Rauschhuber will lead the discussion. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Tanja Stampfl at (210) 829-3885 or


Sage Research Methods

Polly McCord will present a workshop regarding the Sage Research Methods database on Thursday, Oct. 2, 7-8 p.m. in Library Room 230. For more information, please contact Farhad Moshiri at (210) 829-3842 or


UIW Theatre Dept presents "Gruesome Playground Injuries"

The UIW Theatre Dept. presents "Gruesome Playground Injuries." The play chronicles Kayleen and Doug's thirty-year relationship from elementary school through adulthood. It's a relationship marked by personal injuries, sometimes horrific, as the action jumps back and forth in five-year increments. The production will beginning Friday, Oct. 3 to Thursday, Oct. 11 with 8 p.m. showtimes in Cheever Theatre. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $8 for non-UIW students, $6 for groups of 10 or more and FREE for UIW students, staff and faculty with use of campus ID. For more information, please contact Chrisie Young at (@10) 829-3800 or


Extended Academic Programs


"Learning never exhausts the mind." –Leonardo da Vinci


Community News


Dr. Lou Agnese joined officials from the City of San Antonio, AT&T and Cheesy Jane's, Wednesday for a ribbon cutting marking the completion of the Broadway-Hildebrand project. Pictured (LtoR) City Council District 2 Representative Keith Toney, AT&T Regional Vice President, External Affairs Renee Flores, Dr. Agnese, Capital Improvements Management Services Director Mike Frisbie and owner of Cheesy Jane's Jon Lindskog.


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


Limited influenza vaccines available at Health Services

A limited supply of influenza vaccine is available at Health Services. Cost is $25. Please call ext. 6017 to make an appointment for your immunization. With your employee health insurance, the immunization is available at HEB, Walmart, Walgreen's or CVS at no additional charge to you. Check with local pharmacies for availability.


2014 LTW Display Board Contest

All approved student organizations are invited to participate in the 2014 Light the Way Display Board Contest. This year's contest will take place on Saturday, October 11, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Dubuis Lawn. Boards must reflect the organization's interpretation of Light the Way; there will be cash prizes for the top three winners!

Deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 3, 5 p.m. Forms must be turned into the Office of Public Relations: CPO 316 or McCracken House, 102 Mt Erin Pass, 78212 (next to IWHS & Feik School of Pharmacy) or online registration is available at To see images from previous Display Board Contests visit

For more information, please contact PR special events coordinator Kayla Rice at (210) 829-6001 or




Tip of the week

Over the last few decades, Americans have been eating out more and cooking at home less often. When you cook at home, you can often make better choices about what and how much you eat and drink than you do when eating out. Cooking can also be a fun activity and a way for you to spend time with family and friends. Get started cooking more often at home; learn more here.


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


President and CEO of National Black Nurses Association, Inc. Deidre Woods-Walton, JD, MSN, RN-PHN (left) and Professor and Dean at the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing & Health Professions Dr. Mary Hoke share a photo before the Sister Charles Marie Frank Lecture titled "Influencing Diversity in Nursing Education, Practice, Research and Leadership."


Professionalism Ceremony Class of 2017

The School of Physical Therapy will host a Professionalism Ceremony to welcome the Doctor of Physical Therapy students into the profession. The keynote speaker for the event will be Dr. Laura Lee Swisher, Professor and Coordinator of Professional Education for the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences and Assistant Dean for Interprofessional Education in the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida . The ceremony will be held Friday, Sept. 26, 7-9 p.m. in St. Brigid Catholic Church (6907 Kitchener St, 78240). For more information, please contact Dr. Goulet at (210) 283-6477 or


Hispanic Literature in San Antonio in the 1920s

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, UIW Professor of English Dr. Héctor Pérez will speak on "La Prensa newspaper and the flowing of Hispanic Literature in San Antonio in the 1920s" on Wednesday, Oct. 1, noon-1 p.m. in Mabee Library Auditorium. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. For more information, please contact Gilbert Hinojosa at (210) 829-2757 or


Bereavement Notice

Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing & Health Professions Instructor Letty Canchola and her family mourn the loss of her father-in-law, Oscar S. Canchola, who at the age of 83 passed on Tuesday, Sept. 23 in his home surrounded by his wife and eight children. A visitation will be held Monday, Sept. 29, at 4 p.m. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., at Mission Alamo Funeral Home (624 N. Alamo St., 78215). Rev. Msgr. Patrick Cronin will officiate the Funeral Mass on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 8:45 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church (7893 N. Grissom Rd., 78251); burial will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Oscar will be greatly missed; he was the father of Andrea Canchola (IWHS'15), Teresa Canchola (IWC '80), Albert Canchola (IWC'95) and Emily Canchola-Hernandez (UIW '13). Please keep Letty and her family in your prayers.


High Schools


The IWHS varsity volleyball team presented a check for $8,000 to Sr. Michelle O'Brien, CCVI, development officer with the Friends of CHRISTUS Hospital Foundation, at the annual "Dig Pink" game held Tuesday, Sept. 23. The money was raised by the IWHS Athletics Department through "I believe" t-shirt sales and the Sister's Trail Ride. The donation will benefit the CHRISTUS mobile mammography unit.


Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at

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Visit the UIW Prep website at




Elaine Turner UIW Private Party

The UIW community is invited to attend a UIW Private Party hosted by Elaine Turner Alamo Heights Boutique on Thursday, Oct. 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at their store located at 5922 Broadway Street (78209). Everyone is invited to support UIW in style and enjoy a private shopping experience of Elaine's Fall 2014 Collection. Twenty percent of all proceeds during the event will benefit UIW scholarships. One lucky guest will win a Fall 2014 Elaine Turner leather wrap bracelet and exclusive private party certificate. Guests are asked to RSVP; to confirm attendance or for more information, please contact (210) 829-0052 or


Health Fair/Flu Clinic

The Student National Pharmaceutical Association at the Feik School of Pharmacy will participate in the Carvajal Pharmacy Health Fair/Flu Clinic, Saturday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The event will be held in the pharmacy parking lot at 3410 Roosevelt Ave. (78214). The event will provide free health screenings for blood pressure and glucose as well as brown bag counseling services. The fair will also provide flu shots as follows: trivalent vaccine $20, quadrivalent vaccine $30. Direct billing will be available for patients with insurance. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Favianni Cortes at (210) 279-1738 or


Our sympathy and prayers go to:

  • The family of Christine Marie Deep-Carnahan (BA '90, BSN '93) on her recent death.
  • Olga Carr (UIW friend) on the recent loss of her husband; Cristina Carr-Henney (BA '90, MA '96) and Cynthia Carr (BBA '92) & their families on the recent loss of their father, Nick D. Carr (UIW friend).
  • Dr. Sara Kolb (Ila Faye Miller Sch. of Nursing & Health Professions former faculty) on the recent loss of her mother, Bernice Sutton Kolb.

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