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Fall speaker series to conclude with ‘wisdom’ from Rev. Wyndee E. Holbrook

The OLLU Interfaith Council presents a community hour conversation on happiness today at 12:30 p.m. with the Rev. Wyndee E. Holbrook, Executive Director at Interfaith San Antonio Alliance.

What is happiness, especially in the days of pandemic, uncertainty and anxiety? How might people discover wisdom for life in faith and spiritual teachings? 

The community is welcome to come find out and possibly win some swag in the prize drawings during the third and final installment of this fall’s Interfaith Council Speaker Series, “Wisdom on Happiness and Gratitude.” 

Rev. Holbrook, former Executive Director of the Academy of Preachers and a longtime college chaplain, concludes the speaker series with insight from the Baptist perspective.

To register, go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Or1SKsorcQ0D0O3ZwXlZhsFfDTuIRZR-2_krynUkFrY/viewform?edit_requested=true

For questions, contact ministry@ollusa.edu or call 210-434-3973.

View the flyer for additional information: https://ollulakeweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Attachment-A-Fall-Speaker-Series.png

Holiday hours for the UWAC

The University Wellness and Activity Center (UWAC) will be open today, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The UWAC will be closed on Thursday and Friday and will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 6 p.m. After the Thanksgiving break, the UWAC will be open seven days a week from 12 – 6 p.m. through Dec. 18

Holiday dining hall hours reminder

OLLU dining services will be open on the following days and times:

Nov. 23-24: Annie B’s will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. today and Tuesday. The C-store will remain open 24/7.

Nov. 25-29: Annie B’s will be closed. The C-store will remain open 24/7.

Nov. 30 through Dec. 22 — Annie B’s will be closed on weekends and open from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on weekdays. 

Dec. 23 through Jan. 3: All operations will be closed. But the C-store will remain open 24/7.

Jan. 4 through Jan. 8 — Sister Annie B’s will be open from 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. The C-store will remain open 24/7. 

On-campus COVID testing to continue through Nov. 30

The on-campus COVID-19 testing site located in Parking Lot K (by St. Martin Hall) will remain open through Nov. 30. The testing kiosk is operated by Curative and offers free tests to anyone (OLLU affiliated or not) whether they have insurance or not. Testing is done with the use of a cheek swab and results are available in 24-48 hours.

The site is open seven days a week, and hours are now 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

To set an appointment or learn more about the testing process, visit https://curative.com/.

In the News

Here are media reports from the past week that brought attention to OLLU:

On Nov. 19, a story on KSAT-12’s “Good Morning SA” and ksat.com about OLLU alumnus Joseph Liedecke (BA Psychology ’98) and his efforts to raise money for a scholarship in the name of his late mother, Esther Morales Liedecke (BA Elementary Education ’64, MEd ’73):

https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2020/11/19/san-antonio-man-raising-25k-for-scholarship-to-honor-late-mother/

On Nov. 18, a story on news4sanantonio.com about OLLU Marketing Professor and District 7 City Councilwoman Dr. Adriana Rocha Garcia and the loss of several family members to COVID-19:

https://news4sanantonio.com/news/san-antonios-voice/councilwoman-loses-seven-family-members-to-covid-19

On Nov. 18, a podcast on San Antonio’s Voice about Dr. Rocha Garcia and her journey from first generation college graduate to college professor and District 4 City Councilwoman: 

https://news4sanantonio.com/news/san-antonios-voice/councilwoman-loses-seven-family-members-to-covid-19

On Nov. 17, a story on news4sanantonio.com about OLLU and other local schools that are providing free testing for COVID-19:

https://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/local-universities-providing-free-covid-testing-for-students-community

On Nov. 16, a “Best Charities for 2021″ story on wallethub.com that featured an interview with Dr. Mo Cuevas, Professor of Social Work, on selecting charities to support:

https://wallethub.com/edu/best-charities-to-donate-to/28658#expert=Mo_Cuevas

OLLU baseball showcase to be held Dec. 12

The baseball team has announced that it will hold the 2020 OLLU Baseball Prospect Showcase on Dec. 12.

The cost for the session is $75. The showcase is open to 2021-2022 high school graduates and junior college players.

Pre-registration is online by Dec. 9. Onsite/late registration cost is $100 (check only). Attendance is limited to 40 players due to COVID 19.

The showcase is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visit the showcase page here for details and to register.

Holiday dining hall hours announced

As the holiday season approaches, OLLU dining services will be open on the following schedule:

Nov. 21-24: Annie B’s will be closed on the weekend and open from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. The C-store will remain open 24/7.

Nov. 25-29: Annie B’s will be closed. The C-store will remain open 24/7.

Nov. 30 through Dec. 22 — Annie B’s will be closed on weekends and open from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on weekdays. 

Dec. 23 through Jan. 3: All operations will be closed, but the C-store will remain open 24/7.

Jan. 4 through Jan. 8 — Sister Annie B’s will be open from 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. The C-store will remain open 24/7.

Surge needed as United Way Campaign ends on Nov. 20

With only a few days left, the OLLU Employee United Way Campaign needs a strong surge to match last year’s participation and giving. In 2019, OLLU recorded a 70-percent participation rate and gave $27,591.76. The average gift was $65.

The current campaign status is at 33 percent participation with $22,124.08 in donations.

The donations that are made go right back into Bexar County/San Antonio neighborhoods, and more specifically, into the agencies chosen by donors.  

Contributions support more than 80 community agencies and focus areas.

The OLLU United Way campaign runs through Friday. For questions about the campaign or pledging instructions, contact the 2020 OLLU United Way Campaign Chairs Mary Scotka (mscotka@ollusa.edu, Prov. 2C, ext. 5590) or Cyndi Trevino (ctrevino1@ollusa.edu, Moye 110, ext. 6504).

To give, go to the OLLU Employee Donation link: www.giveuw.org/OLLU  

The user id is the employee’s Ollusa email (for example, janedoe@ollusa.edu) and the password is the employee’s OLLU id# 45678 without the preceding zeroes.

The Nov. 13 prize winners: 

1 Lisa’s Mexican Restaurant gift certificate — Marina Molina

2 $25 Chartwell gift cards — Ronald Crowe, Carmen Sauceda

5 OLLU Wings Tumblers — Rosa Rivera-Hainaj, Teresa Findley, Rocio Portales, Joe Olivares and Grace Sinyard

There are still more than 24 prizes to win, including two lunch dates with President Melby, a Thanksgiving Dinner prize pack, and gift certificates from Chartwells and restaurants such as Deco, Whataburger and McDonald’s.

OLLU announces training to prevent sexual misconduct, promote safety

OLLU faculty and staff will be required to participate in a campus-wide training initiative to reduce or prevent incidents of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment and other types of inappropriate behavior on our campus. This training also includes information about campus safety, protecting privacy rights, and communicating this information to the appropriate university officials. OLLU believes that all human beings are inherently sacred and deserve dignity and respect and every community member is expected to be respectful in all interactions as part of the learning experience.

As a reminder, all OLLU employees are expected to know and understand the university’s policies on unlawful harassment and discrimination and to abide by them. Employees of OLLU who, in the course and scope of their employment, witness or receive information regarding the occurrence of an incident that the employee reasonably believes constitutes sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence or stalking against an OLLU student or OLLU employee, are required by law to promptly report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator within 72 hours of obtaining the information. 

To support employees with their obligations, OLLU has provided the following online training modules to help employees learn how to recognize and prevent unlawful harassment. This training is mandatory for all full-time and part-time OLLU employees. 

Additionally, these training programs support OLLU’s compliance with regulatory agencies governing the practices of higher education institutions.

Complete the following three assigned courses, which are available in English and Spanish: 

  • Title IX Mosaic: Prevent Sexual Violence Together  (45 minutes)
  • Understanding the Clery Act  (15 minutes)
  • FERPA: Protecting Student Privacy  (10 minutes)

The deadline to complete all required training is Dec. 4, 2020. 

To begin training, follow these steps: 

  1. Go to https://learn.ue.org/MV77M994349/ollusaEmployeeAnnual 
  2. Complete the Registration form with OLLU email 
    1. Enter first name, last name and OLLU email address and click Register. 
    1. A welcome email will be sent with username and a temporary password. 
    1. Follow the link in the email to sign on. 
    1. The following will be prompted: 
      1. Enter temporary password: Saints2020! 
      1. Create a new password 
        1. Hint: Change it to be the same as the OLLU portal and email log in password 
      1. Create and answer a security question 
  3. Once logged in, ensure the completion of all courses assigned.   
  4. A history of employee’s completed courses is available in “My Completion.” The employee will also receive an email containing a link to his/her completion certificate, upon successful completion of the course.  

Tips for Completing Courses 

  • Pop-up blocker must be disabled for ue.blackboard.com 

For questions related to training or logging in, contact Nicole Monsibais, Compliance Officer and Title Coordinator at nlmonsibais@ollusa.edu. 

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