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Baseball and Men’s Basketball to host Alumni Events this weekend

The OLLU baseball team will host its Inaugural Baseball Alumni Day on Oct. 16 beginning at 11 a.m. The event will include a game against current Saints team members and alumni, a commemorative t-shirt and a postgame social with food and beverages. It will take place at Missions Baseball Academy, 5707 State Highway 151. Alumni from the team’s first season in 2015 through last year are invited to participate and families are welcome to attend. Contact Assistant Coach Ryan Chapa at for additional information.

The men’s basketball team will hold its annual alumni day on Oct. 16 at 5 p.m. with a social to follow. Alumni from 2009 through 2021 and families are invited to attend. A social with food and beverages will follow afterward in UWAC 104. Contact Head Coach Chris Dial at for additional information.

OLLU ranks No. 35 in U.S. for Best Online MBA in Health care Management

OLLU’s online MBA program in Health Care Management has been ranked No. 35 in the U.S. for 2021, according to Schools with the best combinations of online learning opportunities, affordability and student support earned top honors. No other Texas school made the Top 40. See the full list on EduMed here:

“We set out to find schools that are making online education a priority,” said Wes Ricketts, founder of “Each school in our rankings has a winning combination of flexibility, affordability, academic rigor and student support. This is a tall task in a field that leans on face-to-face interaction and hands-on training.” Edumed provides college information and rankings to students. For the Best online MBA Healthcare Management rankings, Edumed researched more than 7,700 accredited schools using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and from schools themselves.

OLLU to celebrate ‘Indigenous People’s Day’ on Mall today

OLLU will celebrate “Indigenous People’s Day” with food, dancing, poetry and other activities today at 12:15 p.m. on the Mall.

The celebration, which ends at 2 p.m., will include the San Antonio Pow Wow Dancers, indigenous flute and poetry and food and story booths. Mole and tamal plates are free.

The event is sponsored by The Center for Mexican American Studies and Research, the Center for Women in Church and Society and the Multicultural Activities Center.

For more information, contact Professor Aimee Villarreal at or call her at ext. 7060.

OLLU to celebrate 125 years of history with StoryMap digital presentations

The OLLU History Program, Honors Program and 125-Steering Committee will present a digital StoryMap to celebrate 125 years of university history on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in Main 311 or via WebEx.

The presentation will showcase the work of two classes, HNRS 1300 Exploring the University and HIST 3300 Digital History. Students in these classes researched, analyzed and created a digital StoryMap to celebrate the 125-year history of OLLU.

Those who attend will have the opportunity to contribute to the StoryMap and share their own history and stories from OLLU.

The WebEx address for those who wish to watch virtually is

For more information, contact Professor Valerie Martinez at

Alumna, playwright and abuse survivor to present ‘If My Tears Could Talk’

Karen Chattum-Dozier (BA 2007, MA 2013) is a poet, playwright, novelist, motivational speaker and founder of a nonprofit, “WE SPEAK UP FOR THE VOICELESS, Inc.” She is also a survivor of child sex abuse.

Chattum-Dozier will bring her story and skills together with a performance of “If My Tears Could Talk” on Saturday at 6 p.m. in Thiry Auditorium. Face masks are required.

The event is available on WebEx at: The password is OLLU.

The performance is free. But donations will be accepted for “WE SPEAK UP,” which uses theatrical performance to empower family violence survivors to break cycles of abuse.

At OLLU, Chattum-Dozier earned a bachelor’s in Psychology and a master’s in Human Sciences.

See flyer below:

Distinguished alumni authors to speak about their books in three-day series

Three alumni authors will discuss their books in a three-day virtual series that begins Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. via WebEx.

Launched by the Office of Alumni and Family Relations and the Sister Elizabeth Anne Sueltenfuss Library, the series will feature authors D. Anthony Miles (MBA 2003), Mary Jo Shaw (OLL High School 1956, BA 1966) and Jodie Sinclair (OLL High School 1956).

On Tuesday is Miles, a serial entrepreneur, will talk about “How To Get Away With Murder in Marketing: Forensic Marketing.” He is the CEO and Founder of Miles Development Industries Corp., a consulting practice and venture capital firm.

To watch, click on the following link:

Password: OLLUalumni

On Wednesday, Shaw will discuss “Convent to Catwalk,” which chronicles her journey of entering a convent, then leaving to become a fashion model. To watch, click the link:

Password: OLLUalumni  

On Thursday, Sinclair, a former television reporter, will discuss “Love Behind Bars: The True Story of an American Prisoner’s Wife.” Sinclair will explain how she went to a Louisiana State Penitentiary in 1981, expecting to write about the death penalty. Instead, she fell in love and married a man accused of murder.

For more information, go to “Upcoming Events” at:

Parking Lot A in front of Main Building is designated for visitors

The University Police Department (UPD) reminds all staff, faculty and students that Parking Lot A is reserved for university visitors. Police are monitoring the lot and issuing citations.

UPD also reminds all that parking in a handicapped designated parking spot without the proper permit is a violation. Both University Police and San Antonio Police issue citations for this violation on campus.

Mariachi de los Santos to perform for HACU anniversary celebration

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and University (HACU has invited OLLU’s Mariachi de los Santos to be one of the featured pre-recorded musical performances at the President’s VIP Cultural Presentation Event to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the associations’ founding in San Antonio.

The presentation will take place virtually on Oct. 26 from 5-6 p.m. The event will pay tribute to HACU’s founders and integrate an educational component highlighting the Hispanic culture and the tradition of the Day of the Dead, a celebration of life.

HACU was founded in 1986 with 18 institutions seeking to advance opportunities for Hispanic Serving Institutions and the students they serve. OLLU was a HACU founding institution and the first home to the Association.

Among the invited guests will be the presidents and CEOs of our more than 500 member colleges and universities in the U.S., Latin America and Spain, along with school districts throughout the U.S, civic leaders, corporate representatives and partners dedicated to the educational success of Hispanics.

For more information about attending the virtual event, visit the HACU website:

OLLU-RGV honors Dean’s List recipients for Spring and Summer

OLLU-RGV recognized six students who made the Dean’s Honor List for the Spring and Summer semesters with a ceremony on Sept. 29.

The ceremony, held virtually with the San Antonio campus, featured students Ivonne Carranza (BSW), Stephanie Garcia (BSW), Angelica Olivo (BSW), Pedro Farela (BSW), Irma Luna (BA Psychology) and Crystal Ibarra (BA Psychology). All of them carried a grade point average of 3.75 or higher.

Each student received a medal and certificate. A reception followed the ceremony.

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