The Word E-News Archive

2015 emeritus winners

On Tuesday, April 21, UIW hosted its annual Faculty Appreciation Luncheon. Part of this celebration included awarding the prestigious Emeritus Awards to faculty. Pictured above are the current 2015 winners as well as previous winners. The 2015 winners are Dr. Judith Beauford, professor emerita of education, Dr. Robert Connelly, professor emeritus of philosophy, Dr. Jennifer Cook, professor emerita of nursing, Dr. Denise Doyle, provost emerita, Dr. Sara Kerr, professor emerita of biology, Dr. Patricia Lonchar, professor emerita of English, Dr. Eula Pines, professor emerita of nursing, Dr. Michael Risku, professor emeritus of education, and Dr. William Thomann, professor emeritus of geology.


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


Commencement Schedule
As the semester nears to a close, let's take a look at the commencement schedule for Spring 2015. Please keep in mind that the schedule for the upcoming commencement exercises is slightly different than what has been done in the past.

  • Baccalaureate Mass - Saturday, May 2 at 5 p.m.; Convocation Center
  • Pharmacy Commencement - Friday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m.; Convocation Center
  • Optometry Commencement - Saturday, May 9 at 10 a.m.; Convocation Center
  • Physical Therapy Commencement - Saturday, May 9 at 2 p.m.; Convocation Center
  • Undergraduate, Graduate and Ph.D. Commencement - Saturday, May 9 at 6 p.m.; Freeman Coliseum (3201 E. Houston St., San Antonio, TX 78219)

Admission to all commencement ceremonies is by ticket only. For more information about this semester's commencement exercises, please contact the Office of the Registrar at (210) 829-6006.



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 still 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. 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 Cardinals 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 city's 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.

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


chinese folk art festivalChinese 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


2015 mha graduates

Pictured above are the Spring 2015 Master of Health Administration program graduates with their respective faculty. Faculty pictured with their students are Dr. Daniel Dominguez, director and professor of the health administration program, Kevin LaFrance, professor, and Chris Garcia, associate professor.

women and gender studies lecture

The Women and Gender Studies Concentration presented the Spring Speakers Series, which featured Sarwat Hussain, president of the SA Council on American-Islamic Relations, on Tuesday, April 21. Pictured above from left to right are Dr. Lopita Nath, chair of the history department and coordinator of Asian studies, Sarwat Hussain, and Dr. Emily J. Clark, associate professor of English and director of the Women and Gender Studies program.

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:

  • 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

Retirement Receptions

  • Dr. Eula Pines
    On Tuesday, April 28, the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions will be celebrating the retirement of Dr. Eula Pines from 3:30 - 5 p.m. in the foyer of the Nursing Building. For more information, contact Yvonne Burns at (210) 832-5694 or
  • 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

  • UIW Cardinal Jazz Band, UIW Music Building Band Hall, Wednesday, April 29 from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Orchestra of the Incarnate Word, Trinity Baptist Church (319 E Mulberry Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212), Saturday, May 2 at 8 p.m.
  • Cardinal Chorale & Cardinal Singers Spring Concert, Our Lady's Chapel, Sunday, May 3 at 3 p.m.
  • San Antonio Piano Competition, Seddon Recital Hall, Saturday, May 9 at 8 p.m.

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

5K White Coat Run
The Feik School of Pharmacy APhA-ASP (American Pharmacists Association) is conducting its first annual White Coat 5K run on Saturday, April 25 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at UIW starting behind the Barshop Natatorium. 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 Selected for Multi-Year Contract
EAP is proud to announce that they we have been selected by the USAF Contracting Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) for a five-year contract to deliver educational services to the METC Respiratory Therapy program at JBSA. This award joins an earlier contract for Occupational Therapy educational services also at JBSA.




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 and the beginning of May are listed below.

Men's Baseball for the Week:

April 24: Men's Baseball at Lamar, 6 p.m.
April 25: Men's Baseball at Lamar, 2 p.m.
April 26: Men's Baseball at Lamar, 1 p.m.
May 1: Men's Baseball vs. Central Arkansas, Sullivan Field, 6:30 p.m.

Women's Softball for the Week:

April 24: Women's Softball vs. Sam Houston State, Cardinals Field, 2 p.m.
April 25: Women's Softball vs. Sam Houston State, Cardinals Field, 2 p.m.
April 29: Women's Softball vs. Prairie View A&M, Cardinals Field, 12 p.m.
May 1: Women's Softball at Texas A&M - Corpus Christi, 3 p.m.

For more information, please contact Kevin Lepore at (210) 805-3000 or


Community News

baptist health scholarships

Members of the Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio's Scholarship Committee and student recipients of the foundation's scholarships pose for a photo at last Friday's annual scholarship luncheon held at the Feik School of Pharmacy.The reception gave members of the foundation an opportunity to meet the current recipients of the scholarship as well as an opportunity for the student recipients to learn about the story behind their scholarships and personally thank their benefactors.

ciw visits san antonio

On Tuesday, April 21, visitors from CIW, our Mexico City campus, were in San Antonio. Pictured above from left to right are Dr. Glenn James, UIW associate provost for institutional effectiveness, Monica Vargas, CIW Mexico City assessment director, Matthew Whitehouse, CIW Mexico City rector, and Fabiola Iturbide, CIW Mexico City academic director.

Alumni Class Notes Updates
Attention UIW employees. Do you keep in touch with alumni that should be highlighted in the Word magazine? Let us know if they have a new job, started a new career, recently married, retired, etc. We would love to reach out to them through you to share their accomplishments and good deeds in the Word magazine. Email us updates by May 2 at with any updates or questions.

UIW Marching Cardinals to participate in the 2015 Flambeau Parade
Viva Fiesta! We are proud to announce that our UIW Marching Cardinals will be participating in the Flambeau Parade on Saturday, April 25 starting at 7:15 p.m. Make sure you come out and support your fellow Cardinals as they march with pride in their new uniforms! If you're not able to make it out to the parade in person, you can watch it live on KSAT-12.

Benefits Open Enrollment
Benefits open enrollment runs until Friday, May 8. Aetna is now administrating the health and dental plans and Metlife is providing our vision insurance. Everyone must enroll or waive benefits this year through Banner Self-Service via the myWord portal. Human Resources will be available in the Library's Computer Lab, Room 230 from 9 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 3 p.m. on Monday, April 27, Monday, May 4, Wednesday, May 6 and Friday, May 8 to assist with the online open enrollment. For more information, contact Shannon Root at (210) 829-6019 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. The Sometimes Singers & Players will be performing at the Spring Baccalaureate Mass on Saturday, May 2 at 5 p.m. 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
Give it another go. Be patient when introducing new foods to your family. It may take more than a few tries for a child to accept a new food.

Faculty Focus


2015 moody professor

On Tuesday, April 21, Dr. Renee Bellanger (right), associate professor of pharmacy instruction, presented Dr. Elda Martinez, director of teacher education, with the 2015 Moody Professor Award.

2015 presidential award

Dr. Lou Agnese, president of UIW, and Dr. Kathi Light, UIW provost, presented Dr. Scott Dittloff, associate professor of government and international affairs, with the 2015 Presidential Teaching Award on Tuesday, April 21.

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.

High Schools


Jackets and Jewels Brunch
Come joins the St. Anthony Catholic High School Alumni Relations Association Sunday, May 3 from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. for the annual Jackets and Jewels Brunch. This year's brunch will be held at Casa Rio located at 430 E. Commerce St. on the Riverwalk. This is the yearly celebration of all the wonderful women who make St. Anthony Catholic High School so special. Alumni, current Lady Jackets and their female family members are all welcome to join us for this memorable event.


The cost is $35 a person and all funds raised go towards scholarships and initiatives that keep the St. Anthony Alumni Association active and growing. To register click the following link and fill out your information. For more information, contact Christopher de Hoyos at (210) 832-5622 or

sachs fiesta medal

St. Anthony Catholic High School is still 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 still 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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