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Look for the OLLU float during Saturday’s Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade

LAs part of the Fiesta tradition, OLLU will have a float in the Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade this week.

The Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade will take place Saturday evening. This year’s parade theme is “Reflections from Music Past,” and OLLU’s float will feature the sights and sounds of a popular artist from the past.

OLLU’s float for the Flambeau parade has been designed and built by Liz Longoria, university events manager, and Alphonso Moya, university events assistant, with the assistance of Physical Plant staff, several students and staff from the Marketing and Communications and Institutional Advancement Divisions.

The parade will be broadcast live on KSAT 12 News.

Last day to submit spring semester project requests to Marketing and Communications is May 1

To ensure all projects for the end of the semester are completed in a timely manner, the last day to submit project requests to the Marketing and Communications Office is Wednesday, May 1. This includes ecards, evites, event registration forms, programs, flyers and any other print or digital items.

To submit a digital request, visit

To submit a print request, visit

An announcement will be sent when the forms reopen.

View report on OLLU’s drug free campus program

The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) and its 1989 amendments require colleges and universities to adopt and implement a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees.

A report describing OLLU’s program can be found at

Dr. Grovijahn receives service-learning award

Dr. Jane Grovijahn, associate professor of Theology and Spiritual Action, received the Outstanding Faculty Contributions to Service-Learning in Higher Education Instruction award. This was presented at the Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education on April 4. The Gulf-South makes up 12 states in the southeast region of the United States.

The Center for Service-Learning and Volunteerism (CSLV) nominated Dr. Grovijahn for this award because she continuously demonstrates engaged teaching methodologies and strong service-learning course integration, potent benefits to students, collaboration with community partners, and a sustained commitment to the service-learning pedagogy and community.

New Technology Project Status Info and Request Form

ITS has published a new page for sharing information regarding ongoing technology projects and initiatives that are of the most interest to the OLLU community. The department has also released a new form for use by OLLU departments and student organizations to submit requests to ITS to leverage their support of new initiatives that include a technology component.

To find out the details on both the ongoing projects information and the new technology request form, visit this page on the ITS News and Information site.

Saints celebrate seniors’ day with a sweep over Southwest

The baseball team celebrated seniors’ day with a sweep over the University of the Southwest (USW). The Saints won the first game on Friday 8-3, then won the doubleheader on Saturday 3-1 and 3-2. In between the two games today, the university honored seniors Daniel Anciso, TJ Kassner, Nick Ludwig, Colton Vien and Ryan Ramsey.

The Saints improve to 27-21 overall and 16-8 in the Red River Athletic Conference. USW drops to 27-22 overall and 8-15 in conference. Read full story online.

Saints win one of three against Jarvis

The softball team hosted a Red River Athletic Conference three-game series against Jarvis Christian College (JCC) that was originally set to take place in Hawkins, Texas. The Saints hosted the Lady Bulldogs and were the visitors in this series, even though they were on their home field. OLLU fell to JCC in game one 3-6 and in game two 2-4. The Saints bounced back to defeat the Lady Bulldogs 9-0 in five innings in the final game. The Saints move to 13-16 overall and 8-10 in conference play. JCC is now 11-11 overall and 7-6 in conference play. Read full story online.

Strategic Plan spotlight event set for Tuesday

OLLU students, faculty and staff are invited at attend the Our Vision for 2025 Strategic Plan spotlight event, Tuesday from 12:15-1:45 p.m., in Providence Hall, West Social Room.

During the event, attendees will hear about Strategic Plan successes, learn about the latest outcomes, find out what’s happening next and learn more about the OLLUvation Challenge, while enjoying Fiesta flare, aguas frescas, nachos and churros.

For more information, contact Mary Scotka, assistant vice president for administration and Our Vision for 2025 Strategic Plan coordinator, at 210-431-5590.

OLLU community invited to health and wellness fair

OLLU staff, faculty and students are invited to attend the annual Health and Wellness Fair, Wednesday, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., in Chapel Auditorium.

During the fair, participants will be able to receive screening for blood pressure, vision, glucose, body mass index (BMI), and strength testing. Attendees can also get information on fitness, wellness, nutrition, financial health and work/life balance.

For more information, contact Diana Ramos, employee benefits manager at or 210-434-6711, ext. 3920.

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