The Word E-News Archive

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Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing faculty and students stop for a photo as they prepare over 300 gingerbread houses for the families at Haven for Hope.





Our Lady's Chapel Services

  • Please note that there will be no noon Mass, Liturgy of the Hours or Sacrament of Reconciliation while the university is closed for Christmas break.
  • Services will resume Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.
  • Sunday Mass will still be held at 10:30 a.m., in Our Lady's Chapel.

Christmas Eve Mass
University Mission & Ministry invites the community to the annual Christmas Eve Mass, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 in Our Lady's Chapel. Prelude music will begin at 5 p.m. with Mass beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Midnight Mass at the Chapel of the Incarnate Word
All are invited to join the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word at Midnight Mass, Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24, in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. Doors open at 11:30 p.m. For more information please contact Jose DeLeon at (210) 828-2224 ext. 262.



Christmas Cheer around Campus

IA Division


Merry Christmas from Sr. Kathleen Coughlin and the division of Institutional Advancement.



Sending Christmas cheer from the Comptroller's Office

DSE Staudt


Members of the Dreeben School of Education were excited to participate in the 2014 Mission and Ministry Angel Tree Program. Dean Dr. Denise Staudt prepares to make the final delivery of DSE gifts for the Angel Tree recipients.


Christmas wishes from Grants Accounting


Happy Holidays from Human Resources

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Merry Christmas from the Registrar's Office.


Department News

Retirement Celebration for Paula Proud

Please join in the celebration of Paula Proud's retirement after serving over 8 years as Student Resource Specialist in the Registrar's Office, at 1:30 p.m., Monday, Jan 5 in the McCreless Heritage Room, AD 155. For more information contact Brandy Garcia at (210) 832-5636 or


UIW wins 2014 National Night Out Competition: 2nd Place City Wide / Top Overall Award

The results are in from the 2014 National Night Out Competition. UIW took first place in the college/university category and placed second in the city behind Ft. Sam Houston for the Top Overall Award. The competition was organized by the City of San Antonio Police Department. This was the first year UIW participated in this event. Campus Life thanks everyone for their creative ideas, collaborative spirit and good old fashioned help with the event. Go Cards!


Extended Academic Programs

Military Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded the University of the Incarnate Word the designation of a Top School in its 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The Guide was released in the December issue of MAE, and is available online at


Cardinal Spotlight

UIW Basketball Season

The UIW Athletic Department invites the community to enjoy men's and women's basketball. Games for December and January are listed below.


Men's Schedule:

Dec. 20: Men's Basketball at Missouri-Kansas City, 6:05 p.m.

Dec. 22: Men's Basketball at Tulsa, 8 p.m.

Jan. 3: Men's Basketball at Sam Houston State, 4:30 p.m.

Jan. 10: Men's Basketball at Northwestern State, 3 p.m.

Jan. 12: Men's Basketball vs. New Orleans, Convocation Center, 7 p.m.

Jan. 17: Men's Basketball vs. Southeastern Louisiana, Convocation Center, 4 p.m.

Jan. 24: Men's Basketball at Abilene Christian, 4 p.m.

Jan. 26: Men's Basketball vs. McNeese State, Convocation Center, 7 p.m.

Jan. 31: Men's Basketball at Nicholls, 3:30 p.m.


Women's Schedule:

Dec. 30: Women's Basketball vs Grand Canyon, 6 p.m.

Jan. 3: Women's Basketball at Sam Houston State, 2 p.m.

Jan. 8: Women's Basketball vs New Orleans, 6 p.m.

Jan. 10: Women's Basketball at Northwestern State, 1 p.m.

Jan. 17: Women's Basketball vs Southeastern Louisiana, 2 p.m.

Jan. 22: Women's Basketball vs McNeese State, 6 p.m.

Jan. 24: Women's Basketball at Abilene Christian, 2 p.m.

Jan. 29: Women's Basketball at Texas A&M - Corpus Christi, 7 p.m.

Jan. 31: Women's Basketball at Nicholls, 1 p.m.


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


Community News


Construction Notice

  • The gate located at the Hildebrand entrance is scheduled to be closed for asphalt repair from Monday, Dec. 22 through Wednesday, Dec. 24.
  • The newly constructed pedestrian bridge located near Joeris and the grounds building is scheduled to be closed for concrete repair from Monday, Dec. 29 through Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

We are sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.


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.


Information Resources Division / December monthly maintenance

Information Resources Division will be conducting December monthly maintenance beginning today, Friday, Dec. 19 from 5:30 p.m. through Sunday, Dec. 21 at noon. Please note update to ESTUDIAS & DASH.

The following production change items will be included in the maintenance window:

• Banner Finance Budget Checking

• Banner Finance Rebuild

• Banner Hardware moves to new data center

• StarRez memory upgrade

• Regulatory Tax Patch for Payroll

• Echo 360 server upgrade


During the maintenance window the following systems will not be available:

• Banner INB/SSB

• Banner Document Management

• BOSSCars

• myWORD (Banner Links within the portal will not be available)

• Intellecheck

• Argos

• FormFusion

• Automic

• Focus


Balance Checking for the following systems:

• Follett

• Blackboard Transact



ESTUDIAS update:
The regularly scheduled Saturday update will not occur this week. The next regularly scheduled update will occur on Monday night, December 22nd. Estudias is expected to remain operational during the IRD Maintenance period.

DASH update:
The daily and weekly report updates scheduled between Friday close of business and Sunday noon will be rescheduled for Sunday evening. To avoid additional outages, the regularly scheduled maintenance of DASH services will be completed Saturday morning at 6 a.m. This restart should take approximately 15 minutes to complete, during which time the DASH portal will not be available. Other than these modifications, DASH is expected to remain operational during the IRD Maintenance period.

Please check your operational calendars and make necessary adjustments to ensure your business operations are not interrupted by the outage.

Questions may be directed to Joanna Arredondo at


Christmas Eve Mass / Sometimes Singers & Players Choir

Join UIW's Sometime Singers & Players, a group made up of faculty, staff, administrators and students (vocalists and instrumentalists) who cannot participate in weekly rehearsals and services, but who serve when possible at liturgical prayer throughout the school year. The last rehearsal time is Tuesday, Dec. 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Our Lady's Chapel.

Christmas Eve Mass is at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 24, in Our Lady's Chapel with warm-up beginning at 4 p.m. for participants in the choir. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Lena Gokelman at or at ext. 3207, or Dr. Glenn James at or ext. 3943.


The Word Online

The newest issue of the The Word Magazine, Fall 2014 Annual Report and Honor Roll List of Donors, is now available online! Please visit to view and also check with your department head to view a print copy.


Winter Hours for UIW Dining
Please note that all Sodexo dining locations are closed now through January 5, 2015. For more information visit: or call (210) 832-2149.


Free admission to San Antonio Museum of Art and McNay Art Museum for UIW employees & students

As UIW is a corporate sponsor of the San Antonio Museum of Art and the McNay Art Museum, all UIW employees and students have free access to the museums with use of their campus ID. The UIW community is encouraged to take advantage of this membership.


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." If you have any health and wellness related events, we want to hear from you. Please email us at with information about your event. Like us on Facebook.


Faculty Focus

Holiday Hours for UIW Bookstore

The UIW Bookstore will be closing at noon, Tuesday, Dec. 23. It will reopen to the public at 8 a.m., Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. (A special note to UIW faculty and staff, we will be working during that time if you have not yet turned in your book information for the upcoming spring term.) We wish everyone a Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year. For details contact Anne Richards at or (210) 829-6056.

High Schools

Christmas Eve Mass at St. Anthony
St. Anthony Catholic High School invites the community to their annual Christmas Eve Mass, Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 9:30 p.m., in the St. Anthony Chapel located on the school campus. Mass will be celebrated by Father Banks. For more information, please contact Christopher de Hoyos at (210) 832-5622 or


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Merry Christmas from the St. Anthony Catholic High School Faculty & Staff.


(Pictured L-R) St. Anthony Catholic High School Director of Development Henry Garcia, Director of Admissions & Alumni Relations Alejandro Calderon and Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Christopher de Hoyos enjoy the Institutional Advancement Christmas Party on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at the McCracken House.


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Merry Christmas from the Incarnate Word High School Faculty & Staff



Merry Christmas from the IWHS library staff & student volunteers.


Beneath a Star - IWHS Madrigal Alumnae Concert

Enjoy the sounds of the season as the Incarnate Word High School Madrigal Alumnae present a holiday concert, Monday, Dec 22, at 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. Tickets are $8 per person and all proceeds benefit the IWHS Madrigal Alumnae Scholarship Program. For more information contact IWHS Development Director Stephanie Denning at (210) 832-2143 or


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Women's Global Connection's Holiday Alternative Giving Program:

WGC's holiday alternative giving program provides several options to honor girls and women worldwide. We are SO very grateful for UIW faculty and staff support of this program over the years.

The 2014 options are:

  • $25 to train a preschool teacher in Peru
  • $30 to support a preschool child for 4 months in Africa
  • $35 to purchase a dozen hens for a woman's family business in Africa
  • $50 to purchase a pig or goat for a woman's family business in Africa
  • $200 to fund a woman's business for a year in Peru or Africa with you as her Global Business Partner
  • $1,500 for women in Tanzania to build 1 rainwater harvester (or designate a lesser amount toward a rainwater harvester)
  • $ ____ to provide scholarships through the Dorothy Ettling-Neomi Hayes Immersion Trip Fund for those in need of travel expense support for WGC immersion trips in developing countries.

Please send payment and where you want it designated to WGC, CPO #1228 or to WGC, 4503 Broadway, San Antonio, TX, 78209. OR, you can donate online at under Home/Programs/Alternative Giving. If you have questions, need a paper giving form, or want a special recognition card to give someone, please contact Alison Buck, Associate Director - or call WGC:(210)828-2224, Ext. 269

Our sympathy and prayers go to:

  • Kimberly Brinster (BA '79) & family on the recent loss of her mother, Suzanne Brinster.
  • Jeannette Eisenmenger (MA '90) on the recent loss of her father, and Sarah Eisenmenger (UIW current student) on the recent loss of her grandfather, Richard Flores.
  • Sr. Mary Brian Sherry, CCVI (BSN '50) & family on the recent loss of her sister, Ann Sherry.
  • Les Tschoepe, Jr. (SACHS Friend) & family on the recent loss of his father, L. W. Tschoepe, Sr. (UIW Friend and Former Development Board).


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