The Word E-News Archive

2016 fr. james mark adame sr. walter maher ccvi international food festival


Fr. James Mark Adame, O.SS.T., associate chaplain, and Sr. Walter Maher, CCVI, vice president for mission and ministry, are pictured above enjoying food representing different countries and cultures at the International Food Festival Wednesday, Nov. 16. It was one of several events celebrating International Education Week.


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. at (210) 829-3131 or

Thanksgiving Prayer Service
Please join the University Mission & Ministry and the Community in Missions at 12 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21, in Our Lady's Chapel for the Joy of Thanksgiving Service. For info, contact, Rev. Dr. Trevor D. Alexander at (210) 829-3130 or


Informal Conversation Series with Catholic University Presidents
Acting UIW President, Dr. Denise Doyle invites you to the first in a series of informal conversations with presidents of Catholic universities. They will share their insights and take questions from our community on the role of a president of a Catholic university. The first speaker is Dr. Donna M. Carroll, president of Dominican University, located in the Chicago suburb of River Forest. The presentation will be from 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., today, Friday, Nov. 18, in Seddon Recital Hall located in the Bennack Music Center. Refreshments, including finger foods, will be served after her talk. Due to limited space, please RSVP to

UIW Theatre presents Rosmersholm
The UIW Theatre Department invites you to Rosmersholm 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18, in the Coates Theatre, a struggle between past and future, tradition and progress, responsibility and freedom. Ticket are $12 for adults, $9 for seniors, $8 for non-UIW students, $7 for groups of 10 or more, and free for students, faculty and staff with a valid UIW ID. For info and tickets, contact (210) 829-3800 or

Light the Way
The 30th Annual Light the Way holiday celebration is at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, in Benson Stadium. Guests will enjoy an evening filled with performances from fan favorite entertainers, including students from our Brainpower Connection schools, Tejano singer Patsy Torres and a visit from our friend from the North Pole. Visit for more info or contact (210) 829-6001 or

First Annual Golden Harvest 5K
The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership in collaboration with Student Government Association, Student Engagement and the Human Performance & Sports Management Organization are hosting the First Annual Golden Harvest 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 20, at UIW. Registration is $25 per person (children under 10 are free; strollers are welcome). For info, contact (210) 283-6423 or

Don't forget to RSVP for Dr. Arcelia Johnson-Fannin's Retirement Celebration
It's not too late to RSVP for Dr. Arcelia Johnson-Fannin's retirement party. The party will be held in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room from 7 – 11 p.m., Dec. 30. RSVP by Nov. 25 to to attend.

Cardinal Holiday Feast
The Cardinal Holiday Feast, hosted by the president, faculty and staff, is an annual UIW tradition for our students, and you are invited to join the event. The dinner is from 4 – 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Please volunteer to assist us by signing up online at this link. For info, contact Janine Chavez at (210) 829-3817 or

Employee Christmas Reception
The Office of Human Resources is hosting the annual Employee Christmas Reception from 3 – 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. There will be music, photos, cash prizes, hors d'oeuvres, and desserts. For info and to RSVP, contact (210) 829-6019 or

Orchestra of the Incarnate Word Concert
The Orchestra of the Incarnate Word will perform from 8 – 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, in the Concert Hall. Tickets are $15 and available at the door. Terence Frazor is the conductor and Artina McCain is the pianist. For info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or

Camerata San Antonio
Camerata San Antonio will perform in concert from 3 – 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, in the Concert Hall. For info and ticket prices, visit

Vegas Night
The community is invited to UIW Athletics' Las Vegas Night from 7 – 11 p.m., Friday, Dec. 16, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. You must be 21+ to attend.  The $50 entry provides dinner, drinks and $1,000 in gaming tokens. Door prizes and casino prizes will be distributed at the end of the event. For info, email Mark Papich at

 Department News

2016 justin udomah dissertation defense

Pictured above (left to right) are Dr. Arthur Hernandez, visiting professor in the Dreeben School of Education, Justin Udomah, doctoral candidate, Dr. Osman Ozturgut, dean of the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, and Fr. Tom Dymowski, O.SS.T, chaplain, at Udomah's dissertation defense Monday, Nov. 14. The title of Udomah's dissertation is "Pastoral Leadership Experiences and Organizational Outcomes in Contemporary Catholic Communities: The Clerical Perspective." The chair of his dissertation committee is Dr. Arthur Hernandez.

2016 rosenberg school of optometry thanksgiving

The Rosenberg School of Optometry held a Thanksgiving luncheon for their faculty, staff and eye clinics Monday, Nov. 14.

2016 dr. sarah williams retirement celebration

The community came together to celebrate the retirement of Dr. Sarah Williams, Tuesday, Nov. 15. Pictured above (left to right) are Dr. Caroline Spana, assistant professor emerita of nursing, Dr. Sarah Williams, director of RN-BSN and RN-MSN (ADCaP), and Sr. Theresa Stanley, CCVI, member of the UIW board of trustees.

2016 bandhwari village

The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Dr. Lopita Nath hosted Bandhwari Village, Tuesday, Nov. 15 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Students shared their personal service learning experiences from a study abroad trip to India.

2016 suzanne magargee dissertation defense

Pictured above (left to right) are Dr. Judith Beauford, professor emerita of education, Suzanne Magargee, doctoral candidate, Dr. Mary Ruth Moore, professor emerita of education, and Dr. Elda Martinez, director of teacher education, at Magargee's dissertation defense Wednesday, Nov. 16. The title of her dissertation is "An Exploration of Math Names for Numbers: An Early Childhood Mathematics Intervention." Dr. Judith Beauford is the chair of Suzanne's dissertation committee.

2016 international food festival sheena connell

Sheena Connell, assistant director of international student & scholar services, serves a student food at the International Food Festival Wednesday, Nov. 16 held in the Cardinal Courtyard.

2016 thanksgiving tailgate

The School of Media & Design and the Office of Research & Graduate Studies hosted a tailgate party before the Nov. 17 Cardinals Football game in UIW's Rally Alley.

Kenneth O. Miles Guest Lecture: Controversy & Creativity in Teams & Groups
The Dreeben School of Education invites the community to a guest lecture from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, in the Gorman Building, Room 119. Kenneth O. Miles is the assistant vice chancellor and executive director for Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes at Louisiana State University (LSU). For info, contact Dr. Danielle J. Alsandor at (210) 832-3218 or

Office of Clinical Health Services and Behavioral Health Services Closure
The Office of Clinical Health Services and Behavioral Health Services will both be closed from 10:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6. For more info, contact (210) 832-5656.

Quality Matters Online Course Design Workshop
Join the UIW Instructional Technology team for this workshop 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., daily from Dec. 12  though 16, in Mabee Library, Room 230. This seminar includes an overview of the QM Rubric and a framework for participants to design an online course plan. Register here. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 218-8795 or

Athletics News

UIW Basketball Schedule for November in the McDermott Convocation Center:
Nov. 21: Men's Basketball vs. Howard Payne, 7 p.m.
Nov. 26: Men's Basketball vs. Rice, 3 p.m.
Nov. 29: Women's Basketball vs. Eastern Michigan, 5:30 p.m.

For ticket info, contact (210) 829-3000.

Community News


uiw dining thanksgiving pies

This is your last chance to order your Thanksgiving pie from UIW Dining. Place your order in the Marian Hall dining hall in the ICC by Tuesday, Nov. 22. For info, contact (210) 832-2149.

2016 diwali festival of lights

Pictured above (left to right) are Yitzel Gondola, visiting World Learning Scholar from Panama, Dr. Lopita Nath, associate professor of history and chair, Michelle Manzanero, international affairs student assistant, Vanessa Valle, coordinator of international student & visitor activities, Priyangana Risal, international student advisor, and Sheena Connell, assistant director of international student & scholar services, at the Diwali Celebration held Thursday, Nov. 10, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room.

2016 veterans day ecumenical service

On Veteran's Day Friday, Nov. 11, the UIW community gathered to honor our nation's veterans with an ecumenical service held in Our Lady's Chapel.

Parking & Athletic Facilities Notice – Light the Way
In preparation for Light the Way there will be no parking in the following locations throughout campus through 12 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20:

  • lot in front of the Barshop Natatorium
  • lots surrounding the tennis courts
  • first floor of the Agnese Sosa garage
  • lots around the McDermott Convocation Center and Benson Stadium
  • McDermott Convocation Center and Benson Stadium will be closed for use during this time
  • Barshop Natatorium will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 19

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we prepare for these UIW events. If you have questions, contact (210) 829-6038.

IRD November 2016 Maintenance
Information Resources Division will be conducting the scheduled November 2016 maintenance from 7 – 11 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18. During the maintenance window, Banner and third party systems will be unavailable. More information is available at this link. Contact (210) 283-6489 or if you have questions.

Make Your Mark on the Cardinal Walk of Pride
The UIW community is welcome to “make their mark” on the new Cardinal Walk of Pride that will be in front of the Student Engagement Center. You can purchase a personalized engraved brick (4”x8”) or paver (12”x12”) for placement in the sidewalk. Demonstrate your support of our students and your commitment to educational excellence at UIW. Prices for the pavers and bricks are located on this form. For info, contact Alex Castaneda at (210) 829-6071 or

Elf Louise Toy Collection
Join the UIW community in donating new, unwrapped toys benefitting the Elf Louise Christmas Project. Donation boxes will be available through Monday, Nov. 21, at the following locations:

  • Mabee Library
  • Administration Building
  • Dubuis Hall
  • Office of Alumni & Parent Relations
  • Feik School of Pharmacy
  • Rosenberg School of Optometry
  • UIW School of Physical Therapy
  • St. Anthony Catholic High School
  • Incarnate Word High School
  • St. Peter Prince of Apostles Catholic School
  • St. Anthony Elementary School

For info, contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at or (210) 829-6001.

TRiO Student Support Services – Cup Runneth Over
TRiO Student Support Services is hosting its annual collection drive through Thursday, Nov. 30. They are collecting travel-size personal care items for those experiencing homelessness in San Antonio. Items are made into care packages and delivered to SAMMinistries. Donate the following items to designated boxes around campus or to the Administration Building, Room 225, or schedule a pick-up at your location:

  • Coffee cups in good condition
  • Travel/hotel toiletries
  • Oral care products (toothbrushes, floss, travel toothpaste, etc.)
  • Individually wrapped tea bags or packets of hot chocolate
  • Any other small item that would be appropriate and helpful

For info, contact TRiO Student Support Services at (210) 805-5812 or

Native American Heritage Month Exhibit
November is Native American Heritage Month.  Please take time to visit the display case on the first floor of the AT&T Science Building to see an exhibit of Native American artifacts and books placed there by members of the Native American Heritage Month Committee.  The exhibit will be up through the first week of December.  For info, contact Dr. Richard Peigler at (210)829-3832 or  

Division of Extended Academic Programs

2016 eap veterans dinner

UIW was a proud sponsor of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Spirit of America dinner Thursday, Nov. 10, for a salute to our veterans. Col. Dick Cole of Doolittle's Raiders and Maj. Gen. (ret) Patrick Brady, medal of honor recipient were honored.  At the UIW table were Lt. Col. Rich Stinson, Lori Stinson of the SA Chamber Military Affairs committee, Jessica Wilson, assistant to the vice president of EAP, Julie Weber, EAP director of marketing and recruitment, Jonathan Lovejoy, director of military affairs, Helen Lutz, administrative assistant to the dean of EAP, and Maj. Chad Humphrey.

Brainpower Connection

Black Friday Football Camp
The St. Anthony Catholic High School Yellow Jackets Football is hosting a Black Friday Football Camp at Lang Field on SACHS campus from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 25, for students in second to eighth grade. The camp price is $80. For info, contact Kevin Smisek at (210) 832-5620 or

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at

Visit Incarnate Word High School at  

Visit UIW Prep at

Visit St. Anthony Catholic School at

Visit St. Peter Prince of Apostles Catholic School at


Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil Cancelled
This year's Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil originally scheduled for at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6, has been cancelled. The expansion and construction of the area around the Lourdes Grotto, lack of electricity and no handicap accessibility made it difficult to host this year's event. For more info on the San Antonio Angel of Hope, visit

America's Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie Film Screening
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word hosts a screening of America's Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie from 3:30 – 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5, in the CHRISTUS Heritage Hall at the Village at Incarnate Word. The film highlights prairie preservation efforts and explores how this ecosystem may serve as a future model for a sustainable agriculture. For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or

Alternative Giving Program
Women's Global Connection continues to offer its Alternative Giving Program this holiday season through Dec. 25. Honor a loved one by sponsoring an animal grant for a woman in Tanzania to receive a pig or goats for her small agricultural business, sponsor preschool children and programs in Tanzania, Zambia and Peru and so much more. Review all options here. Call (210) 828-2224 or email


Our thoughts and prayers go to:

  • Flor de Maria Garcia-Wukovits (UIW Faculty, Mathematics & Statistics; BA '66, Ph.D ‘04) & family on the recent loss of her father, Ingeniero Carlos Gomez Lagunas.
  • Rita and John Feik (UIW Bd. of Trustees) & family on the recent loss of her mother, Albinita “Nita” Lucero.
  • Walter Muslin & family on the recent loss of his wife, Donna Muslin (UIW Emeriti Development Board).

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