The Word E-News Archive

cutting edge fiesta fashion show

On Tuesday, April 14, UIW hosted its annual Cutting Edge™ Fiesta®Fashion Show at the Tobin Center for Performing Arts. Pictured above from left to right are Itza Casanova, administrative assistant to the provost, Robin Korzekwa, provost's work study, Dora Garner, undergraduate services academic counselor/area coordinator, Rosalinda Villarreal, secretary to the dean of the school of pharmacy, and Yolanda Martinez, provost's work study.



Our Lady's Chapel Services

All are welcome.

  • Noon Mass, Monday - Friday
  • Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. & 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 with Fr. Tom Dymowski, O.SS.T. (210) 829-3131 or




The 38th Annual Swing-In Auction Party & Golf Tournament
The 38th Annual Swing-In Auction Party "Throwback to the 80s" is set for Thursday, April 30 in the McCombs Center Sky Room. The golf tournament will take place on Friday, May 1 at The Republic Golf Course. Proceeds benefit UIW student scholarships. For details and to register visit or call (210) 829-6013. Buy your raffle tickets today for the opportunity to win luxury prizes by calling (210) 829-6013 or emailing To purchase raffle tickets online, click here.
Volunteers are needed for the event. Students (21 years of age or older), faculty, staff & alumni are encouraged to participate. The volunteer request form can be found at You can also contact Ana Bribiesca Quintero at for more information.


sock drive

2015 Corporate Cup
UIW will host the citywide San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup on Saturday, May 30 from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the UIW Athletic Complex. Companies from all over San Antonio will compete in field day type activities for points and prizes. UIW is in the large company category against groups such as H-E-B, USAA, Rackspace and more. This year there is an online registration form to be a part of TEAM UIW. Visit to select which activities you would be interested in participating or sign-up to volunteer during tailgate. You will be notified which activities you will be competing in closer to the event by the Team UIW Corporate Cup Committee, as there are limited spots for each. Each UIW employee who participates will receive a free t-shirt! Families are encouraged to attend and support but are not eligible to participate EXCEPT for a 2k Healthy Walk. For more information visit

As part of this competition, UIW can earn points for collecting items for the charity challenge. TEAM UIW has selected to focus on donations for Haven for Hope. Haven for Hope is collecting the following new items ONLY in all sizes: packages of socks, packages of underwear, cotton sports or regular bras and packages of white cotton t-shirts. Donations will be collected until Thursday, May 7 at the UIW Campus Life Office. For more information, call Campus Life at 210-829-6034.



2015 uiw fiesta medals

The 2015 Cutting EdgeTMFiesta® Fashion Show Medals
Fiesta Medals are currently available for purchase. They are $5 and can be purchased at the Fiesta Store (2611 Broadway St., San Antonio, TX 78215) or the UIW Fashion Department Office in the Joyce Building while supplies last. The medal will also be available for purchase the evening of the Cutting EdgeTM Fiesta Fashion Show. For more information, contact the UIW Fashion Department at (210) 832-3219.


big give s.a.


The Big Give S.A.
Help support UIW and our Marching Cardinal Band by participating in The Big Give S.A. on Tuesday, May 5. The goal of the Big Give S.A. is to introduce our community to all of the wonderful charitable organizations located in South Central Texas. May 5 has been designated as the city¹s Giving Holiday. For 24 hours, you are invited to log in to the and give big to UIW. Our UIW Marching Cardinals have received new band uniforms, and our goal is to continue their momentum through your generosity and support. You are also more than welcome to designate your gifts to other projects and programs at UIW and are encouraged to give big to any of the other 800+ nonprofits participating on May 5. For more information on The Big Give S.A., contact Stephen Skinner at (210) 829-2752 or

The Diviners
The UIW Department of Theatre Arts invites you to The Diviners, a marvelously theatrical and heartfelt play. The action is set during the depression era in rural Indiana, and it centers on the relationship between a sensitive, strangely gifted young man and a disenchanted ex-preacher. Their friendship proves an instrument of mutual spiritual healing. But when the townsfolk pressure the former preacher to resume his religious calling in a more defined and limited way, a catastrophic collision of emotions ensues and leads to a shocking conclusion.

Performance dates and times at Elizabeth Coates Theatre is:

  • Saturday, April 18 at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 22 at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, April 24 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 25 at 8 p.m.

Running from Saturday, April 18 through Saturday, April 25, general admission for adults is $10, Non-UIW students is $9, groups of 10 or more is $8, and UIW students, faculty and staff is free of charge when presenting their ID. For more information, contact the UIW Theatre Dept. at (210) 829-3800 or

Earth Day Events
In honor of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, UIW is hosting events to commemorate the occasion. The events include:

  • Earth Day Fair in Marian Circle
    The UIW Earth Day Committee is hosting an Earth Day Fair from 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Marian Circle. The fair will feature booths to include, meditation & yoga demonstration, Europe & sustainability booth, Sustain Student Organization, information about compost & rainwater harvesting, UIW Community Garden and Solar House and more. It will also feature a BYOB (Bring your own Bottle) Tasting Event offering different teas, elixirs and flavored beverages from around the globe. For more information on this event, contact Sheena Connell at (210) 805-5705 or
  • The Mabee Library Presents: The Environment in American History: Nature and the Formation of the United States
    The Mabee Library is pleased to host an event honoring the publication of The Environment in American History: Nature and the Formation of the United States by Dr. Jeff Crane. Join us in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room from 3 - 4 p.m. for a reading and book signing. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Melissa Torres at (210) 829-6098 or

For more information on all of the events happening for Earth Day, please visit


chinese folk art festival

Chinese Folk Art Festival
The UIW Institute of World Cultures (IWC) is hosting the Chinese Folks Art Festival on Tuesday, April 28 from 12:30 - 3 p.m. in the ICC Auditorium and Boardroom 1. Come enjoy beautiful Chinese music, martial arts, dumplings and more. Chinese Clubs from both Incarnate Word High School and St. Anthony Catholic High School will perform as well. For more information, please contact UIW student Zhifeng Han at (210) 957-9767.


Department News


Fiscal Year End Procedures
We are approaching the end of another budget year. In order to close out the 2014/2015 fiscal year, we need your cooperation in the areas displayed in this memorandum.

Department of Music Recitals

The UIW Department of Music is holding recitals through the month of April in the Seddon Recital Hall. Here is the list of recitals for this month:

  • Miguel A. Martinez - Friday, April 17, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m., Senior Recital
  • Alex Krauss - Saturday, April 18, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m., Senior Recital
  • Joseph D. Flores - Sunday, April 26, 3 - 4 p.m., Junior Recital
  • Candice R. Strycharz - Friday, May 1, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m., Senior Recital

For more information, contact the UIW Department of Music at (210) 829-3855 or

Feik School of Pharmacy Competitive Intramural Scientific Research Awards
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015-16 Feik School of Pharmacy (FSOP) Competitive Intramural Scientific Research Awards competition. The purpose of the FSOP Research Awards competition is to encourage the individual and collaborative scientific/biomedical research efforts of UIW faculty. This award is intended to assist researchers in producing pilot data, which will enable the investigator(s) to submit for external funding competitions sponsored by the National Institute of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), or private foundations. The award is made for the fall and spring semesters. All applications must be submitted electronically to Rebecca Ohnemus in the Office of Research Development (ORD) by Monday, April 20. For application forms and guidelines, visit the ORD's Internal Funding webpage.

Tapped Film Viewing
Join the Biology, International Affairs and Library departments on Monday, April 20 from 3 - 5 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium for a special film viewing. Tapped examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution and our reliance on oil. The trailer can be found here: For more information, contact Sheena Connell at (210) 805-5705 or

UIW Physician Assistant Program Information Session
The UIW Physician Assistant (PA) Program will host an information session on Monday, April 20 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the ICC Auditorium. This session is designed to provide information about the PA profession, admissions requirements, class selections, the didactic curriculum, and expectations for the clinical year. A question and answer session will be included after the planned presentation. The information session is informal and does not require you to RSVP. For further information, contact

Women and Gender Studies Speaker Series
The Women and Gender Studies Concentration presents the Spring Speakers Series, which features Sarwat Hussain, president of the SA Council on American-Islamic Relations. Her lecture will discuss "Women in Islam" on Tuesday, April 21 at 4:30 p.m. in the Nursing Building, Room 214. For more information, contact Dr. Emily Clark at

American Pharmacy Association (APhA) Flag Football Competition
Come and enjoy a friendly flag football tournament competition between the pharmacy school classes and the pharmacy school faculty on Tuesday, April 21 at 5 p.m. in Benson Stadium. For more information, contact UIW student Ritza Molina at

Retirement Receptions

  • Dr. Sara F. Kerr -After 21 years, Dr. Sara F. Kerr has retired from UIW. Please join the School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering in celebrating Dr. Kerr's service to the University on Thursday, April 23 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the Bonilla Science Hall lobby outside of the dean's office. Please RSVP to Kelly Fowler at or call 210-829-2718 by Tuesday, April 21.
  • Dreeben School of Education -The dean and faculty of the Dreeben School of Education cordially invites the UIW community to attend their faculty retirement reception honoring Dr. Absael M. Antelo, associate professor; Dr. Judy E. Beauford, professor; and Dr. Michael T. Risku, professor. The celebration will occur on Thursday, April 30 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. in the Mabee Library Special Collection Room. For more information, please contact Anita Easton-Vigil at (210) 829-2761 or

Department of Music Ensemble Concerts

  • Wind Ensemble Concert, Alamo Heights High School Auditorium (6900 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209) on Wednesday, April 22 from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Jazz Ensemble Concert, UIW Concert Hall, April 29 from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

For more information on these concerts, contact the UIW Department of Music at (210) 829-3855 or

1st Annual 5K White Coat Run

The Feik School of Pharmacy APhA-ASP (American Pharmacists Association) is conducting its 1st annual White Coat 5K run on Saturday, April 25 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at UIW. This event is open to the public. Those in the healthcare field are encouraged to participate while wearing their white lab coat. Pre-registration is $25. All of the proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association. For more information, contact UIW student Lauren Flieller at (210) 542-1054.

Everything I Never Showed You
The UIW Department of Art presents the 2015 Senior Capstone Exhibition titled Everything I Never Showed You from Friday, May 1 to Tuesday, June 30 at the Rosenberg School of Optometry (9725 Datapoint Dr., San Antonio, TX 78229). There will be an opening reception on Friday, May 1 from 6 - 8 p.m. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday excluding UIW holidays. For more information, contact the UIW Art Department at (210) 829-3855 or


Extended Academic Programs


eap admissions counselors

The Extended Academic Programs admissions and marketing departments held an information session at The Republic Golf Club on Thursday, April 9. Potential students visited EAP's informational booths to learn more about the ADCaP and UIW Online programs, discuss financial aid options, speak with Office of Veteran Affairs and receive application assistance from Admissions Counselors. Pictured from left to right are: Michael Becerra and Nick Wagner, EAP admissions counselors.





Cardinal Spotlight

UIW Baseball & Softball Season
The UIW Athletics Department invites the community to enjoy men's baseball and women's softball. Games for April are listed below.

Men's Baseball for the Week:

April 17: Men's Baseball vs. Stephen F. Austin, Sullivan Field, 6:30 p.m.
April 18: Men's Baseball vs. Stephen F. Austin, Sullivan Field, 3 p.m.
April 19: Men's Baseball vs. Stephen F. Austin, Sullivan Field, 1 p.m.
April 21: Men's Baseball at TCU, 6 p.m.
April 24: Men's Baseball at Lamar, 6 p.m.

Women's Softball for the Week:

April 17: Women's Softball at Stephen F. Austin, 1 p.m.
April 18: Women's Softball at Stephen F. Austin, 12 p.m.
April 24: Women's Softball vs. Sam Houston State, Cardinals Field, 2 p.m.

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


Community News

Donate your old Glasses! Give the gift of sight to someone in need!
The Founders Lion Club will be collecting sets of glasses to recycle as part of the Earth Day event on Wednesday April 22th from 11.00 -3.00 pm at the Westgate circle. The Founders Lion Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing vision care to the underprivileged. They will use your glasses donations in their upcoming Mission trips.For more information, please contact Lourdes Fortepiani at (210) 930-8169 or


UIW Highlights

boy made of lightning

As a part of National Library Week (April 12 - 18), the Mabee Library hosted an author event for the book The Boy Made of Lightning by Barbara Renaud Gonzalez. Pictured above from left to right are: Polly McCord, librarian, Melissa Torres, library assistant, Debora Kuetzpal Vasquez, illustrator of the book, Barbara Renaud Gonzalez, author, and Dr. Joey Lopez, professor of convergent media.


viva uiw fiesta event

In celebration of Fiesta San Antonio, UIW Campus Life held a Viva UIW Fiesta event in Marian Circle on Wednesday, April 15. Pictured above from left to right enjoying the festivities are: Dr. Renee Moore, dean of campus life, Alixzandra Pena, 2015 Miss Fiesta and UIW student, Dr. Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, associate provost of civic engagement, Paul Ayala, director of student life, Diana Sanchez, director of student life, and Janine Chavez, office coordinator to the dean of student life.

2015 fiesta queen downtown library

Dr. Raul Zendejas, director of first year engagement & professional development, and Alixzandra Pena presented the importance of obtaining a higher education to high school students at the downtown branch of the San Antonio Public Library on Wednesday, April 15.


Memorial for Brad Robinson
A tribute for Brad Robinson will be held on Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m. by the river on the east side of the Barshop Natatorium. Food will be provided and a balloon release will take place. All university employees are welcome to attend as well as current and former students/alumni. For more information, contact Shandra Esparza at (210) 832-2132 or

April Maintenance
Information Resources Division will be conducting the scheduled April monthly maintenance beginning Friday, April 17 at 6 p.m. through Saturday, April 18 at 12 a.m.

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

  • Banner Financial Aid 8.22.1 Upgrade
  • Blackboard Learn Feed Update: Summer POT (M1)
  • ECHO 360 Upgrade
  • Replace RAM in Mail24 Server
  • Update the CommVault Console
  • Install security patches on Domain Controllers

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

  • Banner INB/ISB
  • Banner Document Management
  • BOSSCars
  • myWord (Banner Links with the portal will not be available)
  • Intellecheck
  • Argos
  • FormFusion
  • Automic
  • Focus

Bookstore 2-Day Sale
The UIW Bookstore will be having a 2-day sale on Tuesday, April 21 and Wednesday April 22. The sale will consist of 25% off all t-shirts, tanks, shorts, clearance items and pad holders. For more information on this sale, contact Anne Richards at (210) 829-6056 or

Cakelustrations: The Art of Illustrating Books with Cakes
Join award-winning author Akiko White on Thursday, April 23 from 1:30 - 2:45 p.m. in the Joyce Building, Room 232 to learn how to illustrate books using cakes as the medium. White is the 2014 Tommie de Paola Award Winner through the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. For more information on this event, contact Amalia Mondriguez at (210) 829-3894 or

Patsy Newborn Dissertation Defense
Patsy Newborn is scheduled to defend her dissertation on Monday, April 27 from 2:30 - 4 p.m. in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. The title of Patsy's dissertation is "Success and Persistence of At-Risk Students in Summer Bridge and Semester Developmental Courses." Dr. Judith Beauford chairs her dissertation committee. For more information, contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or

Sometimes Singers & Players
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. Your commitment to participate at the event and at rehearsals is made only when you RSVP to an event invitation by the RSVP date. To RSVP for one of the events below, or to have your name placed on the e-mail list for future events, contact Lena Gokelman at or at Ext. 3207, or contact Dr. Glenn James at or Ext. 3940.

RSVP by Thursday, April 23 for:
Spring Baccalaureate Mass: Saturday, May 2 at 5:00 p.m. at the Convocation Center (warm-up begins at 3:45 p.m.). Please attend two of the three rehearsals: Tuesday, April 28 (vocalists only), Wednesday, April 29 (instrumentalists only) and Thursday, April 30 (vocalists and instrumentalists). All rehearsals are from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in Our Lady's Chapel. For questions about the rehearsal schedule, contact 832-3207.

International Graduation Reception
International Student and Scholar Services and Alumni Relations is holding an International Graduation Reception on Wednesday, April 29 from 2 - 5 p.m. at The Lion & Rose Restaurant & Pub (5148 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209). The International Graduation Reception is open to international alumni, graduating international students, their academic advisers, faculty and special guests. The reception features guest speaker, Peter French, co-founder of FreeFlow Research. RSVP to by April 24th. For more information, contact Sheena Connell at (210) 805-5705.




Health Tip

Know your seafood portions. To get 8 ounces of seafood a week, use these guides: a drained can of tuna is about 3 to 4 ounces, a salmon steak ranges from 4 to 6 ounces, and 1 small trout is about 3 ounces.

Faculty Focus


iPad User's Group Meeting - App Sharing Session (CANCELLED)
The iPad User's Group Meeting for this month has been cancelled. If you have any questions regarding this event, contact Terry Peak by at or call (210) 829-3920.

FAFSA Workshop for Parents
This is a workshop for all employees who have questions about filing for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for their college-bound children. Heather Miller will lead the workshop on Thursday, April 23 from 12 - 1 p.m. in the Mabee Library, Room 230. She will explain the guidelines, show resources and answer any particular questions you might have as you fill out documents. You are welcome to bring your W-2 and complete the application during this workshop, or just come and find out what is involved in the process to secure scholarships for college. For more information, contact Dr. Tanja Stampfl at (210) 829-3885 or

Summer Training Call for Proposals
Faculty and staff are encouraged to submit a proposal for either of our two summer institutes at the UIW Campus. Proposals will be accepted now through Monday, May 25.

  • Blackboard Guru: Monday, June 1 - Friday, June 12; 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Joyce Building, Room 236
    This is your opportunity to take your course from a repository for your syllabus and PowerPoint presentations to an integrated, interactive, and engaging course. This two-week seminar will include instruction in: pedagogy, course organization and design, assessment, assignments, the grade center and other beneficial topics. Upon successful completion of the course, UIW faculty will receive a $500.00 technology stipend. Stipends are only available for full time UIW faculty. Adjunct faculty, IWHS/SACHS faculty, and UIW staff may participate but will not receive a stipend. Seating is limited. Click to submit your proposal. Email Terry Peak: for more details.
  • Flipped Classroom: Monday, Aug. 3 - Wednesday, Aug. 12; 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Joyce Building, Room 236
    This is your opportunity to learn and apply Flipped Classroom concepts using Blackboard and a variety of video creation tools. This week and a half seminar by the Department of Instructional Technology will show you how to apply collaborative tools and video editing applications to create instructional content that is interactive and engaging. Upon successful completion of the course, UIW faculty will receive a $500.00 technology stipend. Stipends are only available for full time UIW faculty. Adjunct faculty, IWHS/SACHS faculty, and UIW staff may participate but will not receive a stipend.

Seating is limited. Participants will be selected by proposal. Email Terry Peak: for details, or click to submit your proposal.


Show off your Cardinals Pride!
Would YOU like to be included in a UIW ad? We are looking for students to show off their school spirit for our next advertising campaign. You could appear in a TV commercial, in print or even in a movie theater. Walk on roles only (no speaking parts).

If you are interested and are available to give two hours of your time on either Tuesday, April 21 and Thursday, April 23, please contact Summer Chandler, UIW Advertising & Marketing Coordinator at: (210) 805-3592 or OR visit Marian Ballroom from 8:30-10:30, Monday, April 20 and sign up!


Careers in the Foreign Service of the United States Presentation
The Department of Government and International Affairs is hosting a presentation by Floyd Cable, diplomat in residence at the University of Texas at Austin. Guests will learn about opportunities for internships at the Department of State and Embassies abroad as well as "virtual" foreign service internships for those who cannot travel. The presentation is set for Tuesday, April 21 from 12 - 1 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Attendees will find out what it takes to be a foreign service officer, how to apply, and how to embark on a career. For more information, contact Dr. James Creagan at (210) 829-3877 or

High Schools

sachs fiesta medal

St. Anthony Catholic High School is selling 2015 Fiesta Medals on campus for $7. For more information, contact St. Anthony Catholic High School at (210) 832-5600.

iwhs fiesta medal
Incarnate Word High School is selling 2015 Fiesta Medals. Medals are available for $10 each in the front office, Spirit Shoppe and advancement office. Proceeds benefit Alumnae Scholarships. Veronica Jarazabek (class of 2015) designed this medal. For more information about purchasing this medal, contact IWHS at (210) 829-3102.


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Our sympathies and prayers go to:

  • The Family of Donna A. Coleman (BSN '75) on her recent death.
  • Linda Dasher & family on the recent loss of her husband, Charles E. Dasher, Sr. (MA '71)
  • The Family of Kathy Ladd (BA '73, MA '79) on her death in November of 2014.
  • Franci (BSN '73) and Louis Lecocke on the recent loss of his mother, Lily Lecocke.
  • Paul McCloskey & family on the loss of his mother, Margaret Wagner McCloskey (Santa Rosa School of Nursing ‘46, BSN '50).
  • Ann Jaeckle Sefcik & family on the recent loss of her husband, Robert Eugene Sefcik (UIW Business Advisory Council).
  • William Stewart & family on the recent loss of his wife, Joyce Maintz Stewart (BA '47).
  • The Family of Gertrude Eloise Triggs (IWHS '36, Santa Rosa School of Nursing ‘40) on her death in December of 2014.
  • Richard Villarreal & family on the death of his wife, Patricia Rose Villarreal (IWHS '65, BSN '69).




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