The Word E-News Archive

veterans day

Veteran Dr. Glenn James serves as master of ceremonies during the Veterans Day celebration honoring all who bravely serve and have served the country.




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.




Twelfth Night

In Twelfth Night, Shakespeare uses gender-bending disguises, mistaken identities, and bizarre love triangles to twist the action into one of his most delightfully romantic comedy. The UIW Theatre Dept. invites the community to enjoy their latest production in the Elizabeth Huth Coates Theatre at the following times.

  • Friday, Nov. 14, 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 15, 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 16, 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 21, 8 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for Non-UIW students, $8 for groups of 10 or more and $6 for students, faculty and staff with use of their campus ID. For more information, please contact Chrissie Young at (210) 829-3800 or


Cardinal Chorale & Singers Fall Concert

The UIW Cardinal Chorale & Singers will perform their Fall 2014 Concert on Sunday, Nov. 16, 5-6:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the UIW Music Dept. at (210) 829-3855 or


International Education Week

The community is invited to attend over 15 events showcasing UIW's diversity and global community as part of International Education Week. IEW is part of a worldwide Celebration of International Education and exchange through food, culture, music, art and education. This year's celebration will be Monday, Nov. 17 to Friday, Nov. 21 all across the UIW campus. To see a full schedule of the events, please visit For more information, please contact Sheena Connell at (210) 805-5705 or


President's Spaghetti Dinner

The President's Spaghetti Dinner is an annual UIW tradition for students; join the Campus Life Staff for this year's event on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 4:30-7 p.m. in the Rosenberg Sky Room. Volunteers are also needed for meatball rolling fun on Tuesday, Nov. 18 in Marian Hall Café. To sign up, please visit For more information, please contact Janine Chavez at (210) 829-3817 or


Learning Communities Research Day

The Fifth Annual Learning Community Research Day will be on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Marian Hall Ballroom. This will be a chance for the UIW community to view the research posters and PechaKucha presentations of First Year students in Learning Communities. This event promises to be an exciting and informative experience for both the students and attendees. For more information, please contact Dr. Julie Miller at (210) 283-5062 or


International Bazaar

Stop by the International Bazaar on Thursday, Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Westgate Circle. As part of International Education Week, gifts and vendors from around the world, live music and performances, live tea and culture demonstration, study abroad options, henna and more will be available! In the case of inclement weather, the bazaar will be inside Marian Lounge. To see a full list of International Education Week events, please visit For more information, please contact Sheena Connell at (210) 805-5705 or


Jazz Ensemble Concert

The UIW Jazz Ensemble will perform their Fall 2014 Concert on Thursday, Nov. 20, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Music Building's Seddon Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the UIW Music Dept. at (210) 829-3855 or


2014 Light The Way

The community is invited to join UIW for “A Cardinals Christmas” at the 28th Annual Light the Way on Saturday, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m. in the Gayle & Tom Benson Stadium.

Sponsored by H-E-B, this year's program will feature Tejano Superstar Patsy Torres and special performances from the Brainpower Connection schools. The holiday fun will culminate in the official flipping of the switch to illuminate the campus with nearly one million, twinkling Christmas lights. Following the lighting extravaganza, a candlelit procession will be led by Mariachis Las Coronelas concluding with a reception on Dubuis Lawn thanks to beverage sponsor, Sodexo, and our friends at H-E-B. The university will be collecting for the Elf Louise Project, so remember to share some holiday cheer by donating new unwrapped toys to the drop off tents at the event. For those who can't attend the celebration on Nov. 22, they're welcome to visit the campus at a later time and enjoy the lights through Jan. 6.

Stay up to date with this year's event by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and don't forget to use the hashtag #UIWLightTheWay. For more information, please call (210) 829-6001 or visit


Department News


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

  • 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


iPad User's Group Sessions

Instructional Technology will offer iPad user's group sessions on Friday, Nov. 14, noon-1 p.m.

in Gorman Building Room 212. The event is open to the public and lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or


Information Resources Division Routine Maintenance

Information Resources Division will conduct a monthly maintenance beginning Friday, Nov. 14, 11:59 p.m. through Saturday, Nov. 15, 6 p.m.

The following areas will have network switch maintenance causing intermittent network outages on Friday, 11:59 p.m. through Saturday, 6:30 a.m.:

  • Admin Building, Financial Aid Offices
  • Admin Building, Third Floor, South Wing
  • Admin Building, Basement Level, Purchasing Offices
  • IWHS Science Building
  • IWHS LAB Building
  • Wellness Center
  • Dubuis Hall
  • HIT Building
  • Agnese/Sosa, Sixth Floor
  • Watson Apartments

The following buildings will have network switch upgrades causing extended network outages:

  • ICC

The following systems and/or services will be unavailable:

  • Banner - 11:59 p.m.-1 a.m.
    • Accessibility to finance will be limited.
  • Email - 11:59 p.m.-1 a.m.
    • No email from outside of UIW to UIW recipients or from UIW senders to outside recipients will be delivered during the outage window. Messages will be queued and delivered upon service restoration.
  • Argos 1:30-2:30 a.m.
    • Access to Argos will be intermittent during the window.
  • SPSS 3-3:30 a.m.
    • SPSS software will be unavailable.
  • Blackboard – 3:30-6:30 a.m.
    • Access to Blackboard will be limited during the maintenance period to apply patches, update application servers, and update database servers.

The following maintenance work will be performed Saturday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • UIW Email Environment Relocation
  • Nutmeg File Server Relocation
  • DASH, Tableau service restart

Access to the UIW email environment should not be interrupted during the maintenance window. If access problems occur, please contact the help desk or visit the IRD Maintenance and Outages area on the Information Resources web page at for updates.

  • Nutmeg File Server – 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    • Nutmeg File Server will be moved from the Administration Building Data Center to the Library Data Center. Network file shares will be unavailable during the migration.
  • DASH - 4-4:15 p.m.
    • Tableau server services will be restarted. The DASH server will be unavailable during this period.

Please contact the UIW Help desk at 829-2721 or with any questions or concerns.


Embroidery Class from the Holy Land

Join the Institute of World Cultures on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 6-7 p.m. in ICC United Nations room for a special embroidery class and enjoy the beautiful Palestinian arts, great music and tea. Dr. Rolla Alaydi from the holy land will host a session in the Art of Palestinian Embroidery. No previous experience is required. Participation fee is $10, which covers all materials needed for the class. For a better experience, the number of attendees will be limited. Please RSVP before attending. For more information or to confirm attendance, please contact Chahee Park at (210) 805-5820 or


Tea & Coffee Culture III

Join the Institute of World Cultures in exploring the history and culture of tea and coffee around the world on Thursday, Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in ICC Boardroom #1. This event will introduce participants to teas and coffee from India, Japan, Columbia and Saudi Arabia. The event is open to the public and admission is free. For more information, please contact Mingzhi Chen at (210) 805-5820 or


Resume Essentials Workshop

Career Services & Professional Development will host a Resume Essentials workshop on Thursday, Nov. 20, noon 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


Extended Academic Programs 


military wknd

Seen from left to right, EAP Director of Marketing and Recruitment Julie Weber, her daughter Clare Weber, Sonar Technician 2nd Class Judd Latimer, and EAP Admissions Service Specialist Joyce Sanchez enjoy Military Appreciation Weekend, which took place on Nov. 7 and 8.




Cardinals Spotlight


UIW Basketball Season

UIW Men's Basketball invites the community to enjoy their upcoming season, beginning with their season opener and first home game vs. UT-Tyler on Friday, Nov. 14, 8 p.m. in Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center. Come early from 6-8 p.m. and catch UIW Women's Basketball take on Texas Wesleyan University. Upcoming games for the month of Nov. are listed below.

  • Nov. 22: Men's Basketball at Princeton, 11 a.m.
  • Nov. 24: Men's Basketball vs. Texas A&M-International, Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center, 7 p.m.

Admission to games is $10. For more information, please contact Kevin Lepore at (210) 805-3000 or


Community News



Seen from left to right, Sr. Joan Holden, CCVI, Emmy award-winning Writer and Director Terry Spencer Hesser and Sr. Alice Holden, CCVI, share a moment after the showing of “Love Is A Verb” in a full Rosenberg Skyroom on Wednesday, Nov. 12.  The documentary will be shown again on Saturday, Nov. 22, 10:30 a.m., at Viva Bookstore with a book signing for Sr. Martha Ann Kirk's new book  “Iraqi Women of Three Generations: Challenges, Education, and Hopes for Peace,” of which parts of the book are in the documentary. 



In preparation for Light the Way, there will be no parking on Thursday, Nov. 20 from 7 a.m. through Sunday, Nov. 23, noon. The parking areas affected are shaded in blue on the map above.  Vehicles found parked in these areas will be relocated at the owners expense ($85.00). There will be signs posted as a reminder starting Monday, Nov. 17. The McDermott Convocation Center and the Benson Stadium will be closed Friday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 23 as well. The Barshop Natatorium will only be closed on Saturday, Nov. 22. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we prepare for UIW's holiday tradition!


Construction Update

Next week, Nov. 17-20, Guido Brothers will pour concrete at the Fine Arts renovation site. They will set up equipment and not take it down until they are entirely done. As a result, there will not be any access from the Hildebrand side of campus around the construction site to the east side of campus each evening until the concrete job is complete.  Usually, that one-lane access is opened in the evenings; that will not happen during this pour. Thank you for your cooperation.


Visitors Temporary Parking Permit

In order to obtain a temporary parking permit: visitors, vendors or students must contact the UIWPD Parking Enforcement office 48 hours in advance (to exclude holidays and weekends) of requiring a temporary parking permit. Visitors, vendors or students must send an email to during the office hours of 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and provide the following information:

  • Visitor, Vendor, or Student name
  • Driver's license number and state
  • Vehicle license plate and state
  • Make and model of vehicle
  • Date of visit 

If advance notice is not provided visitors, vendors or students must stop by the UIWPD Parking Enforcement office at Mission Plaza to obtain a permit in person. For more information, please contact Mel Aguilar at (210) 283-5066 or


UIW's pride needs your support! Help give the UIW Cardinal Band their first ever band uniform.

Founded in 2009, the Cardinal Band has already established itself as one of the most visible, energetic spirit organizations on the UIW campus. Comprised of students studying over twenty different majors, the Cardinal Band performs at every home football game, select off-campus performances and annually at Light the Way.

Currently the ensemble rehearses in the Band and Orchestra Hall and in Benson Stadium on Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6-8:45 p.m. The band also rehearses on Game Day Saturdays, 9-11:30 a.m. in Benson Stadium. The band typically plays three shows a year as entertainment for the UIW Football Game Day experience. UIW Band needs YOUR help to raise enough funds to have an official Cardinal Band Uniform! 

BE PART OF THE LEGACY! Go to and make your donation today!


Light the Way Toy Donation Drive benefiting Elf Louise Christmas Project

The UIW community is invited to participate in this year's Light the Way Toy Donation Drive benefiting Elf Louise. From Monday, Nov. 10 through Friday, Nov. 21, please bring any new, unwrapped toy(s) to any of the donation stations listed below to benefit the Elf Louise Project. There will also be two donation tents at this year's Light the Way on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium. Donation stations are at the listed locations.

  • St. Peter's Elementary
  • St. Anthony's Catholic HS Library
  • UIW Administration Building-basement level
  • Marian Hall Student Center
  • Mabee Library foyer
  • Feik School of Pharmacy-2nd floor
  • School of Physical Therapy (Saidoff Center)
  • Rosenberg School of Optometry
  • UIW Wellness Center.
  • Ann Barshop Natatorium

For more information, please contact the UIW Office of Public Relations at 210-829-6001.


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 17, 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


Cardinals for Kids Winter's Eve Gala

Under University Mission and Ministry, student ministry organization Cardinals for Kids (CFK) will host its inaugural Winter's Eve Gala on Thursday, Nov. 20, 6:30-11 p.m. in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Individual tickets are $150 and table start at $2,500. Proceeds benefit children receiving treatment at the Children's Hospital of San Antonio. The evening will honor the work of Sr. Walter Maher CCVI with the first ever Cardinals for Kids Humanitarian Award. For more information, please contact Alex Ramos at (210) 283-6473 or


Canned Green Bean Drive for Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner

Help the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International Delta Alpha at Large Chapter and the UIW Nursing SNA collect GREEN BEANS for the annual Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner. More than 25,000 people attend this event! The last three years we collected over 3800lbs of green beans and we would like to achieve and surpass that this year. Small or large cans are welcome. Please drop off your donation anytime between now and Thursday, Nov. 21 at the UIW School of Nursing. For more information contact Yvonne Davila at (210) 832-3289 or


The Comptroller's Office took time out of their busy day to enjoy Sodexo's Thanksgiving Feast, Thursday, November 13, in Marian Café. 




Tip of the Week

Love fries? Try making your own baked fries or potato wedges with just a drizzle of oil for fewer calories.  Click here for more useful tips on vegetables.


Faculty Focus


Assistant Dean for Academic Success and Student Affairs for the UIW School of Physical Therapy Dr. Lisa McDougle was named the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators (TACUSPA) President at this year's annual conference in Arlington, Texas.  TACUSPA, a premier state association, is dedicated to the development, support and promotion of the student affairs profession in the State of Texas.  Congratulations Dr. McDougle!


Fostering a Positive Classroom Climate

A positive classroom climate not only fosters learning, but it also helps avoid conflict with students. The Center for Teaching & Learning will present on fostering a positive classroom climate on Monday, Nov. 17, 4:45-5:45 p.m. and on Tuesday, Nov. 18, noon-1 p.m. in Administration Building room 212. Participants will learn strategies for making expectations clear and avoiding conflict, as well as aspects of school law that are relevant to college teaching. Please register at For more information, please contact Susan Hall at (210) 283-5030 ( or Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 (


Dr. Jennifer Cook's Retirement Reception

Join the Dean, Faculty and Staff of the School of Nursing and Health Professions in celebrating Associate Professor Dr. Jennifer Cook's 25 year legacy at UIW as she retires after proudly teaching and serving the university's community. Wish her a happy retirement at a special reception on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 3-5 p.m. in the Nursing Building's lobby. For more information, please contact Esperanza Barron at (210) 283-5093 or


Inviting International Visiting Faculty 101

As part of International Education Week, the UIW Dept. of International Affairs will host a workshop on the protocol of inviting international visiting faculty on Friday, Nov. 21, noon-12:30 p.m. in Administration Building room 115. For a complete list of IEW events, please see RSVP is required, please confirm attendance to For more information, please contact Sheena Connell at (210) 805-5705.


High Schools


Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at

Visit Incarnate Word High School at

Visit the UIW Prep website 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.  Share your condolences with the Ariza family, 8:30-9:45 a.m. in Heritage room 155 of the Administration Building's first floor.


Our sympathy and prayers go to:

  • The family of Bessie Jean Comstock King (BA '70) on her recent death.
  • Mary Teal (Admin. Assist to the Dean, School of Osteopathic Medicine) & family on the recent loss of her brother, Tim Murphy.
  • Sandra and Stanley Rosenberg (UIW Friends) & family on the recent loss of their niece, Benita Ann Soble (BA '71).

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