anticipation of the 2019-2020 academic year, the OLLU community will welcome
new freshmen and transfer students to campus this week during Blue Nation
students will begin moving in to the residence halls on Friday, which also
marks the start of Blue Nation Welcome Weekend (formerly Blue Nation
Orientation). The evening will end with Blue Nation Convocation in Sacred Heart
Chapel and the OLLU Fan Fest Dinner in the Mall Area.
first day of classes for the traditional session is Aug. 19.
Marketing and Communications Office is working on developing a new university
website that is set to launch in late September. To prepare for the transition,
the team is not currently accepting content updates for the website.
cases where updates are necessary (e.g. accreditation needs), contact Marquita
Eldridge directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
to discuss the updates needed.
The Our Lady of the Lake University Athletic Department welcomes new and returning student-athletes from volleyball and men’s and women’s soccer and cross-country. The student-athletes arrived on campus last Friday to begin their preseason workouts. The men’s soccer team will start its season with a scrimmage on Thursday at 6 p.m. on the OLLU Soccer Field. Both the men and women’s soccer teams will welcome alumni on Saturday for games beginning at noon. The volleyball team will play an exhibition in Mabee Gymnasium at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, and the cross-country teams will run their first meet later this month.
This year’s University Convocation for faculty and staff will take place Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 10:30 a.m. in Thiry Auditorium. Convocation will kick off OLLU’s 2019-2020 academic year and will include President Diane E. Melby, EdD, staff, faculty and members of the Board of Trustees. Its focus will include the state of the university, an update on the progress of the OLLU strategic plan and a celebration of the OLLU community.
will be provided following Convocation in Chapel Auditorium.
2019 Provost Professional Development Days, “Our Passion, Our Purpose,” will
take place on Tuesday, Aug. 13 and Wednesday, Aug. 14. All faculty and staff
from the Provost units are expected to be in full attendance. All offices are
to remain open with a skeleton staff so that professional staff can be in
attendance for the opening session, convocation, registered workshops and the
OLLU is hosting a caregiver support group on Thursday from 12:30-1:30 p.m., at the Elliott House. It is designed for those caring for loved ones with a variety of challenges, including Alzheimer’s Disease and chronic illness.
session will help caregivers who are feeling depressed, anxious, frustrated or
stressed and will show them how to address challenging and difficult behaviors.
The event is free of charge. But those who wish to attend must RSPV by today to email@example.com. For more information, call Gerri Iruegas-Peters at 210- 431-4069.
A plate sale will be held at St. Leo’s Catholic Church
Hall on Aug. 10 to benefit the Esther Morales Liedecke Scholarship that is
being established at OLLU. The Liedecke family is creating the scholarship in
honor of their late mother, Esther, who is an alumna of OLLU.
A Chicken and sausage plate with trimmings will be sold
for $8. St. Leo’s Hall is located at 4423 South Flores St. in San Antonio.
For more information, contact Joseph Liedecke at
210-550-7371 or Mary Lou Liedecke at 210-289-3130.
Twelve pioneers are paving the way as the first PhD cohort
in the Worden School of Social Service at Our Lady of the Lake University. The
new online PhD program was launched on June 3, 2019, with a mission to prepare
scholars for service within minority serving institutions. The doctoral students
are engaged in a two-week, summer residency on campus with their peers and PhD