The Word E-News Archive

2016 moody professor


Congratulations to Dr. John Perry, professor of speech, on winning the 2016 Moody Professor Award Tuesday, April 19 at the Faculty Appreciation Luncheon.


Our Lady's Chapel Services

All are welcome.

  • Noon Mass, Monday - Friday
  • Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. & 8:30 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

Noon Mass Canceled - Friday, April 22
Due to the half day Friday, April 22, in observance of the Battle of Flowers, noon mass in Our Lady's Chapel has been canceled. For more info, contact (210) 829-3128.


Blueberry Toast
Barb and Walt have a perfect life, a perfect family, a perfect kitchen … but resentment simmers beneath the gleaming surface. Join the UIW community for a sometimes comic, sometimes touching and always disturbing peek at Barb and Walt's "perfect" life - where the toast isn't the only thing that gets sliced. Robert Ball directs Blueberry Toast with scenic design by Christopher McCollum, costume design by Margaret Mitchell, and lighting design by Melissa Gaspar. Adults: $10, Seniors: $9, Non-UIW Students: $8, Groups (10 or more): $6 and UIW Students, faculty and staff may attend free of charge by presenting their valid UIW ID. This production runs through Saturday, April 23 and again Thursday, April 28 - Saturday, April 30 in the Cheever Theatre. All show times begin at 9 p.m. This play contains vulgar language and extreme acts of simulated violence. No one under 17 years of age may attend. For more info, contact Chrissie Young at (210) 829-3810 or

The Theophane Power Chair Presentation
The Theophane Power Chair Presentation by Dr. Stephanie Grote-Garcia will be presented at 6 p.m., Monday, April 25 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Dr. Grote-Garcia will examine literacy priorities and their impacts on struggling readers. For more info, contact (210) 832-2106 or

2016 swing in raffle photo

Swing-In Raffle Tickets For Sale - There's Still Time!
For more information or to purchase Swing-In raffle tickets, follow this link or contact the UIW Development office at (210) 829-6013.

Swing-In Auction Party and Golf Tournament
The Swing-In Auction Party is at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 28 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room and the Golf Tournament tee times are 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Friday, April 29 at the Republic Golf Course. Swing-In is an annual event hosted by the UIW Development Board that raises funds for much needed scholarships. The theme for this year's auction party is Wild West; make sure to wear your hats and boots. Last year, our donors' generosity enabled us to raise a record-breaking total of nearly $400,000. For tickets or for more info, contact Ana Bribiesca at (210) 829-6075 or The Office of Development is also looking for volunteers for the event. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Please sign up at this link to become a volunteer.

Graduation Finale
The Office of the Registrar will distribute caps and gowns and will provide the instructions about the commencement ceremonies from 2 - 6 p.m., Monday, April 25 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. You may not participate in the Commencement ceremonies if you have a hold. If you cannot attend the Graduation Finale and will send someone in your place, you must provide written authorization to release your tickets. You must list them by name in your written authorization to us. You may download the form from the Graduation Finale link on the Registrar's Office web page and fax that form to the Registrar's Office. We will not have phones or fax at the Graduation Finale and cannot receive your authorizations there. Those picking up your tickets will need to provide a picture ID. To release your tickets, we must receive your written authorization in the Registrar's Office by Friday, April 22. For more info, contact the Office of the Registrar at (210) 829-6006 or

2016 Commencement Schedule

  • Feik School of Pharmacy Commencement - 6 p.m., Friday, May 6 in the McDermott Convocation Center
  • Rosenberg School of Optometry & School of Physical Therapy - 10 a.m., Saturday, May 7 in the McDermott Convocation Center
  • Baccalaureate Mass - 5 p.m., Saturday, May 7 in the McDermott Convocation Center
  • Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctoral Commencement - 2 p.m., Sunday, May 8 at the Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum (3201 East Houston Street, 78219).

For more info, contact the Office of the Registrar at (210) 829-6006 or

Department News

2016 dr. joleen beltrami

Dr. Joleen Beltrami, associate professor of mathematics, attended the Conference of Texas Statisticians with five UIW undergraduate statistics majors.This annual conference is in its 36th year and is held in cities across Texas. This year's conference was held at Trinity University. The students attended under a grant from the USDA/NIFA. UIW will host the conference in 2018. Pictured above are Dr. Joleen Beltrami with UIW students Aaron Tipton, Zachery Viray, Sergio Melendez, Mauricio Garcia and Alan Amaya.

2016 sports medicine best of san antonio

UIW Cardinals Football Athletic Training/Sports Medicine Receives 2016 Best of San Antonio Award
The San Antonio Award Program has selected UIW Cardinals Football Athletic Training/Sports Medicine for the 2016 Best of San Antonio Award in the Sports Teams category. Each year, the San Antonio Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the San Antonio area a great place to live, work and play. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 San Antonio Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the San Antonio Award Program and data provided by third parties.

UIW Department of Music Presents Bold Russians
Camerata of San Antonio will perform Tchaikovsky: Valse-Scherzo Borodin: String Quartet No. 2 Taneyev: piano Quintet in G minor, Op.30 from 3 - 4:30 p.m., Sunday, April 24 in the Concert Hall. For ticket information:

Orchestra of the Incarnate Word Concert
The Orchestra of the Incarnate Word will perform their spring 2016 concert at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 30 in the Concert Hall. For more info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or

2016 cardinal chorale concert

Cardinal Chorale & Cardinal Singers Spring Concert
The UIW Cardinal Chorale and Cardinal Singers will perform their Spring 2016 Concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 1 in the Concert Hall. For more info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or

Athletics News

Cardinal Spotlight

Baseball for the Week:
April 29: Baseball vs. Lamar, Sullivan Field, 6:30 p.m.

Softball for the Week:
April 22: Softball vs. Stephen F. Austin, UIW Softball Field, 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.
April 23: Softball vs. Stephen F. Austin, UIW Softball Field, 12 p.m.
April 26: Softball vs. Prairie View A&M, UIW Softball Field, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.

For info, please contact Athletics at (210) 805-3000.

Community News


2016 alamo heights night cardinal happy hour

Pictured above: Janine Chavez, campus life office coordinator, and Grace DeJesus, payroll specialist, show off their Fiesta medals at the Cardinal Happy Hour kicking off Fiesta's Alamo Heights Night at UIW on Friday, April 15.


2016 first annual ring ceremony

Pictured above (left to right) are UIW alumnus Edward Leos, president of the UIW AlumniAssociation Board, UIW alumna, Margaux Huckabay, UIW Alumni Association Board Secretary, and UIW President Dr. Louis J. Agnese at the First Annual Ring Ceremony Saturday, April 16.


2016 religious studies photo

UIW Religious Studies FacultyJose Ruben De Leon,Sr. Eilish Ryan and Sr. Martha Ann Kirk were among 185 Sisters and staff from Mexico, Peru, the U.S. and Zambia participating in the IncarnateWord Congregational Bi-Annual International Assembly in Mexico City April 16-18.


2016 emeritus faculty

Nine faculty members were awarded with the prestigious Emeritus Award Tuesday, April 19 at the annual Faculty Appreciation Luncheon. Pictured above (left to right) are Judy Broughton, professor emerita of interior design, Dr. Sally Said, professor emerita of English, Dr. Matthias Schubnell, professor emeritus of English, Dr. Gary Norgan, professor emeritus of nursing, Dr. Mary Ruth Moore, professor emerita of education, Dr. Keith Tucker, professor emeritus of psychology, Sr. Eilish Ryan, CCVI, professor emerita of religious studies, and Dr. Henry Elrod, professor emeritus of accounting. Not pictured is John Lodek, professor emeritus of interior design. To read their biographies, follow this link.


2016 presidential teaching award

Dr. Laura Munoz, director of the DNP Program/MSN-DNP track coordinator, won the 2016 Presidential Teaching Award. Dr. Munoz is pictured above with Dr. Louis J. Agnese, president, and Dr. Kathi Light, provost, at the Faculty Appreciation Luncheon Tuesday, April 19. To read her biography, click here.

2016 provost teaching awards

Dr. Bethany Kalich (left), assistant professor of pharmacy practice, and Cynthia Morin (right), nursing instructor/clinical coordinator, are pictured with Dr. Kathi Light, provost, as they accept their 2016 Provost Legacy Teaching Awards at the Faculty Appreciation Luncheon Tuesday, April 19.

2016 international alumni mixer

Mercedes Moreno, assistant director of alumni relations, Dr. Lisa McNary, dean of alumni & parent relations, Jose Martinez, Jr., director of international student & scholar services, Teri Lopez, senior instructor of fashion management, Amy Destefano, international admissions counselor, Priyangana Risal, immigration advisor, and Sheena Connell, assistant director of student and scholar services, are pictured above with UIW graduates at the International Graduation Mixer Wednesday, April 20 at The Lion & Rose Restaurant & Pub.

2016 nsls induction ceremony

David Espinoza, student engagement coordinator, and Paulina Mazurek, assistant director of University Events and Student Programs, are pictured above with student board members of the The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) at the NSLS induction ceremony Wednesday, April 20.

2016 william mulcahy stewardship award

Congratulations to Dr. Matthias Schubnell, professor emeritus of English, for winning this year's William Mulcahy Stewardship Award Thursday, April 21. Dr. Schubnell is pictured above with Dr. Kathi Light, provost.

UIW Dining Hours - Battle of Flowers
UIW Dining has special hours for its dining halls on Friday, April 22. To see the special hours, follow this link. For questions, call (210) 832-2149.

The Cutting Edge™ Fiesta® Medals For Sale
Our 2016 Cutting EdgeTM Fiesta® Medals are currently available for purchase. They are $5 and can be purchased at the UIW Fashion Department Office in second floor of the Joyce Building or the Fiesta Commission Store (2611 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78215). For more info, contact the UIW Fashion Department at (210) 832-3219.

New Services for the UIW Community
The University Police Department has not provided roadside assistant services to our community for several years. Seeing the need for these services, the university has contracted with a third party vendor to unlock car doors, provide a jump-start if needed, put air in a flat tire or change the tire if necessary.

To take advantage of this free service, UIW community members and visitors are asked to call (210) 829-6030. The dispatcher will need the following information:

  • Name
  • UIW ID# (with the exception of university visitors)
  • Make/Model of your vehicle
  • License Plate Number
  • Location of your car (Which UIW Campus and where on the campus)

The third party vendor has provided the following estimated response times for service:

  • 30 minutes
    • UIW Main Campus (4301 Broadway)
    • AT Lot (4100 Broadway)
    • A Lot (106 Groveland)
    • IWHS/McCracken (727 E. Hildebrand)
    • School of Pharmacy (703 E. Hildebrand)
    • SACHS (3200 McCullough)
    • Bowden Health & Eye Care Center (2547 E. Commerce St.)
  • 45 minutes
    • School of Optometry (9725 Datapoint Dr.)
    • School of Physical Therapy (9160 Guilbeau Rd.)
    • Professional Golf Management Facility (4234 S. E. Military Dr.)
  • 60 minutes
    • E. ADCaP Center @ Rolling Oaks Mall (6909 N. Loop 1604 E)

Dreeben School of Education Retirement Celebrations
The Dreeben School of Education requests your presence at the Retirement Celebration for Dr. Mary Ruth Moore, Dr. Renea Fike and Dr. David Fike at 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 25 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Come and help us celebrate their years of service at UIW. For more info, contact Dr. Denise Staudt at (210) 283-5028 or

Sometimes Singers/Players for Baccalaureate
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 (210) 832-3207. You may also contact Dr. Glenn James at or extension 3940

  • Baccalaureate Mass: 5 p.m., Saturday, May 7 in the McDermott Convocation Center. Warm-up begins at 3 p.m. Please attend two of the three rehearsals:
    • Tuesday, May 3 (vocalists only)
    • Wednesday, May 4 (instrumentalists only)
    • Thursday, May 5 (vocalists and instrumentalists)
  • All rehearsals are from 6 - 8 p.m. in Our Lady's Chapel. RSVP by Friday, April 29. For questions about the rehearsal schedule, contact (210) 832-3207.


New Blackboard Course Shell - Coming Summer 2016
The UIW Instructional Technology team is developing a new Blackboard course shell for the main campus courses. The shell will include pre-formatted content for hybrid, online, and face-to-face courses. Continuing through the end of April, Instructional Technology will be previewing the new course shell to faculty and staff providing an opportunity for both faculty input and training on how to integrate the shell with your Blackboard courses. Please join us for one of our one-hour sessions in the Administration Building, Room 212. Below are dates and times for March and April. Visit this link if you wish to attend one of the sessions. Also visit this link to watch a brief video preview of our new summer shell. For more info, contact

  • April 25 at 3 p.m.
  • April 27 at 12 p.m.

For Your Students

Road to Success
Where are you on the road to success? Come and learn smart strategies and solutions for successful career planning, student loan repayment and savvy money skills from the offices of Student Success, Career Services and Financial Aid from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 27 in the circle outside the AT&T Science Center. There is a world of financial and career planning resources waiting for you. For more info, contact Heather Miller at (210) 805-1234 or

Employee Health & Wellness

Employee Wellness Lunch & Learn
The Employee Wellness Committee will host a Lunch & Learn at 12 p.m., Thursday, May 19 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. The speaker will present for Mental Health Month. RSVP by email:

High Schools


2016 iwhs induction

Incarnate Word High School celebrated Student Appreciation Day Tuesday, April 19. Faculty members celebrated the day with a twist opting to change it up and dress as students for the day. Pictured (left to right) are IWHS faculty Diane Brown, Mary Ann De la Garza, Lydia Doubleday and Margaret Mortis.

2016 incarnate word high school fiesta medal

Incarnate Word High School Fiesta Medal 2016
The Incarnate Word High School 2016 Fiesta Medal designed by student Julianne Salame '17 is now on sale. This year's design features our 135th anniversary in a traditional Shamrock flavor. Medals are $10 each and can be purchased in the Front Office, Spirit Shoppe, Advancement Office (room 005) and online. Proceeds benefit IWHS scholarships. Call (210) 829-3103 or email for more information.


2016 sachs fiesta medal

St. Anthony Catholic High School Fiesta Medal 2016
The St. Anthony Catholic High School 2016 Fiesta Medal is now on sale. Medals are $10 each and can be purchased in the Office of Enrollment. Call (210) 832-5632 or email for more information.

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at

Visit Incarnate Word High School at

Visit the UIW Prep website at


Call for Proposals - Latina Researchers Conference
The Latina Researchers Conference, July 14-16, 2016, is a multidisciplinary science meeting that brings together diverse scholars, evaluatorsand researchers to examine andaddress the under-representation of historically disadvantaged populations with advanced degrees. The need for diversity is greatest in the social and behavioral sciences,STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)and professional credentialing programs. For information on the conference, visit:

General submission guidelines

Notification of acceptance will be made to the corresponding author.

For more information contact Dr. Cynthia E. Guzmán at


2016 misc flyer

The University of the Incarnate Word provides reasonable accommodation with adequate notice. To request disability accommodation for events listed in this newsletter, visit