The Word E-News Archive

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Red joined the fun during the Alumni & Parent Wine and Cheese event where he was not shy about indulging in the cheese buffet.



Our Lady's Chapel Services

All are welcome. 

  • Noon Mass, Monday – Friday
  • Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.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.


All Soul's Day Mass

The community is invited to a special All Souls' Day Mass on Sunday Nov. 2, at 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. in Our Lady's Chapel. The "ofrenda" (a traditional table of remembrance), provided by Dr. Sally Said's class, will be blessed in front of the chapel at both Masses. The "ofrenda" will remain outside Our Lady's Chapel for most of November. Hot chocolate and pan de muerto (traditional Day of the Dead bread) will be served after the evening Mass. For more information, please contact Beth Villarreal at (210) 829-2736 or


"Remembering All Saints and All Souls," A Prayer Service

Bring a picture, a symbol, or simply a memory of someone who has died and join the Arts for Christian Worship Class for prayer and “Pan de Muerto” on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 5-5:30 p.m. in Our Lady's Chapel. Like Christians through the ages, there will be art, drama, scripture and song exploring the “Dance of Death” and the promise of resurrection. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at (210) 829-3854 or



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During the Alumni & Parent wine and cheese event, from left to right, UIW Bookstore Manager Anne Richards, Director of Alumni Relations Dr. Lisa McNary and EAP Director of Operations Shirley Caldera share a photo with a cut-out Dr. Agnese.


The Hesburgh Lecture Series Visits UIW

The UIW community is invited to attend the sixth annual Hesburgh Lecture Series on Thursday, Nov. 6, 7-9 p.m. in Mabee Library Auditorium. This year's speaker is University of Notre Dame Professor of Economics Dr. Richard Jensen, who will present "A History of Financial Crises." Examining such crises in the U.S. in the 1800s, in Europe in the Renaissance, and in ancient Rome provides perspectives that help understand their common causes and consequences.For more information, please contact the H-E-B School of Business & Administration at (210) 283-6387 or


UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine Renovation Kick-Off Event

Please join us on Friday, Nov 7, 10 a.m. for the renovation kick-off event for the new home of the UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine located at 2510 Kennedy Circle, Brooks City-Base, TX 78235. Refreshments will be provided. Please R.S.V.P to (210) 829-6001.


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Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Steve Hemphill, Sr. Martha Ann Kirk and Alumni Association's Laurie Aguillon share a photo after welcoming guests to the Alumni & Parent Wine and Cheese event.

Department News



Records and Gifts

Coordinator Marcos Contreras enjoys Alumni Tailgate at Homecoming in company of his family.


Blackboard User's Group Session

Instructional Technology will offer Blackboard user's group sessions on Friday, Oct. 31, noon- 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


HR presents Cardinal Talent!

HR is excited to announce the new online application system, Cardinal Talent!  Cardinal Talent went live Wednesday, Oct. 22. Access to PeopleAdmin will still be available to view applicants that have applied to current vacant positions. Below are training dates and working sessions for the new system.    

Working Session Dates

  • Thursday, Nov. 6, Mabee Library room 236, 2-4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 13, Mabee Library room 221, noon-2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 19, Mabee Library room 221, 2-4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 26, Mabee Library room 221, 2-4 p.m.

HR will conduct in-person and webinar training sessions for all user groups on how to use the system. If attending the webinar training, please RSVP so login information can be prepared. If unable to attend the training sessions or having trouble with Cardinal Talent, please stop by at any time during one of the working sessions and HR will help with posting a position or creating a job description. For more information, please contact Shannon Root at (210) 832-2161 or


Job Search Tools Workshop

Career Services & Professional Development will host a workshop on how to effectively use job search tools in quest of a looking for an employment opportunity. The workshop will be on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 6 p.m. in Mabee Library Auditorium. For more information, please contact Darlene Moczygemba at (210) 829-3931 or


The UIW Music Dept. presents Soprano Ann Moss Coloratura

Soprano Ann Moss Coloratura will perform on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in Our Lady's Chapel. The event is open and free to the public. For more information, please contact the UIW Music Dept. at (210) 829-3855 or

Extended Academic Programs 



On Sunday, Oct. 26, EAP staff, faculty and students enjoyed the Rotary San Antonio South Bowl-a-thon Fundraiser and Scholarship Drive at the Ponderosa Bowl near EAP's Pecan Valley Center.  Adjunct Professor and EAP Director of Accreditation and Assessment David Stein went home a winner winning the Strike Award! (L-R) EAP Director of Marketing and Recruitment Julie Weber, student Jakob Stein,Director of Accreditation and Assessment David Stein and Admissions Counselor April Carmona.

Community News


trunk or treat

Seen right, Director of University Events and Student Programs Paul Ayala poses with Disney characters during Trunk or Treat.



UIW Highlights


Construction Area Danger

The UIW community is asked to observe posted warning signs surrounding the Fine Arts construction site. There have been instances of people walking through the gated barricades.  Please note, there are dangerous working conditions and heavy equipment being used, therefore only authorized personnel should be present within the fenced area. Thank you for your cooperation.


UIW Day at Fiesta Texas

Join UIW Athletics at Six Flags Fiesta Texas for UIW Day on Saturday, Nov. 1, noon- 6p.m. Meet the men's and women's basketball teams, cheerleaders, dance team and Red the Cardinal during a day of fun. Purchase your tickets online for $29.99 using promo code: UIW. For more information, please contact UIW Athletics at (210) 283-6448 or


2014 Light the Way- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

UIW/IWHS/SACHS Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni are encouraged to volunteer for the 28th Annual Light the Way "A Cardinals Christmas." Volunteers will receive free food, a limited edition Light the Way volunteer shirt and community service hours if needed! Please visit: to sign up for your desired shift. For more information, please visit or contact Kayla Rice at


Memorial Service for Dr. Jaime Ariza

The UIW community is invited to attend a special memorial Mass for Dr. Jaime Ariza, husband of Learning Assistance Center Director Cristina Ariza, on Saturday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m. in Our Lady's Chapel.  Come early and greet the Ariza family, 8-9:15 a.m. in Heritage room 155 of the Administration Building's first floor.


Supporting our Partners              

Our friends at H-E-B have been longtime title sponsors of UIW's beloved Light the Way celebration. This year is no different and we are very grateful. After all, without their support, this great UIW tradition wouldn't be possible. As you gear up for this season of holidays, we encourage you to stop by your local H-E-B to stock up on supplies and thank them for their continued support of UIW.



Tip of the Week

Balance and stretching activities improve physical stability and flexibility, which can lower your risk of injuries. Examples include gentle stretching, dancing, yoga, martial arts, and t'ai chi.


Wellness Center Orientation

The UIW Wellness Center will host an orientation session on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 6:45 a.m. where it will introduce faculty and staff to the basics of the facility including weight machines, free weights, treadmills, elliptical trainers and other cardio equipment. Use of the center is free to UIW, IWHS and SACHS faculty and staff with valid UIW, IWHS or SACHS ID. To RSVP or for more information, please e-mail or follow the Wellness Committee on Facebook.

Faculty Focus


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Sr. Martha Ann Kirk presents “Iraqi Women of Three Generations: Challenges, Education, and Hopes for Peace” to a group of students as part of the activities of UIW's Annual Peace Day.


Kimberly Lee-Layton Dissertation Defense

Kimberly Lee-Layton will hold a public defense of her dissertation on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1 p.m. in Mabee Library Special Collections Room. The title of her dissertation is "Correlating Employee Involvement, Coworker Relations, and Leadership With Associate Commitment in Select Health Care Companies Using a Mixed Sequential Explanatory Design." Her dissertation chair is Dr. Osman Özturgut. For more information, please contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or


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Associate Professors of Government and International Affairs Dr. Scott Dittloff (left) and Dr. Gary Keith (right) share a photo with Associate Professor of History and Chair Dr. Lopita Nath (center) after her Moody Lecture presentation on "Seeking Shangri-la: Pathways to Assimilation."

High Schools


SACHS to Host Fall Open House
St. Anthony Catholic High School (SACHS) will hold a Fall Open House on Sunday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The open house will serve as an opportunity for prospective students and their families to tour the campus, meet the faculty and coaching staff, and learn about the academic and athletic opportunities awaiting future SACHS students. For more information or to register for the open house, please contact SACHS at (210) 832-5698 or

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at

Visit Incarnate Word High School at

Visit the UIW Prep website at



Our sympathy and prayers go to:

  • Mary Helen Pinner (BA '46) on the recent loss of her friend, Gary Eddens.
  • The family of Georgia Ann Masters Glasgow (BSN '60) on her recent death.

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