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OLLU keeping up Fiesta tradition with Texas Cavaliers and Flambeau parades this week

As part of the Fiesta tradition, OLLU will have floats in the Texas Cavaliers River Parade and the Fiesta Flambeau Parade this week.

The Texas Cavaliers River Parade takes place tonight at 7 p.m., and will feature communication disorders students as they represent the Harry Jersig Speech and Hearing Center and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Marcheta Evans.

The Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade will take place Saturday evening. This year’s parade theme is “Three Centuries…One City,” and OLLU’s float will serve as an ode to OLLU’s place in San Antonio’s history.

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

Both parades will be broadcast live on KSAT 12 News.

OLLU students recognized at Intercollegiate Campus Ministers Awards Banquet

The San Antonio Archdiocese Intercollegiate Campus Ministers Team honored three Our Lady of the Lake students at its annual awards ceremony held on April 11.

Receiving the Outstanding Newmanite Award were Victoria M. Robledo, a computer information systems and security major, and Marissa Gutierrez, a biology major. The awards are given to students who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to the work of their campus’s ministry office.

Music major Israel Salgado received the De Corazon A Corazon Award (Heart Speaks to Heart Award). This accolade honors those students whose work of forming consciences goes “above and beyond the call of duty” and extends into local parishes, the San Antonio community and beyond.

OLLU’s Director of University Ministry, Creighton Chandler, presented the awards for the three OLLU recipients along with Sr. Patti Lohre, IWBS, OLLU’s University Minister.

“It is truly a privilege to have Victoria, Marissa, and Israel as part of our team of Student Ministers. Each is a wonderful ambassador of what our work at University Ministry is all about—the cultivation of people’s talents in the sacred service of living toward a greater good,” said Creighton. “I couldn’t be prouder of them.”

OLLU women’s track and field wins first-ever RRAC Championship

For the first time in OLLU history, the Saints women’s track and field team captured the Red River Athletic Conference title with a total of 215 points.

Head Coach Stephen Sherman commented, “The women put together one of the better team efforts I have ever been a part of. It’s clear to me that we were truly aligned with the goal of winning this championship. To be sure, it’s the most well-rounded effort we have ever put together. We won with distance runners, we won with sprinters, we won with hurdlers, and we won with jumpers. I really could not be much more proud of what we’ve been able to build at OLLU. That being said, Coach Terry Smith deserves a lot of credit for his part in all of this, and of course it begins and ends with the athletes themselves. I’ll always remember this one.” See full results on

OLLU men’s track and field takes third place at RRAC Championship

The OLLU men’s track and field team finished in third place at the Red River Athletic Conference Championship with a total of 112 points. Winning the title was Wiley College with 236 points, followed by Texas College with 146 points.

OLLU was followed by the University of the Southwest with 91, Langston University with 70, Jarvis Christian College with 58 and Huston-Tillotson University with seven points.

Head Coach Stephen Sherman commented, “I thought our guys performed outside of my expectations for them. Each and every one of them got after it and left it all out there. There were several examples and displays of fortitude that were really fun and gratifying to see. It wasn’t a win, but I am really proud of our guys. Their time is coming too.” See full results on

OLLU baseball drops one of three games to RRAC opponent Texas College

The OLLU baseball team secured two of three wins against Texas College (TC) behind stellar pitching performances from Jordan Hackett and JB Martinez. The Saints won the first game 7-5 and the second game 4-0. They dropped the third game 4-6 to move to 21-26 overall and 13-10 in the Red River Athletic Conference. TC is now 25-24 overall and 10-14 in conference. Read full story here.


OLLU Cares Fair set for April 25

The OLLU community is invited to learn more about the support services offered on campus and in the community by attending the OLLU Cares Fair, April 25 from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Mall Area.

Representatives from the following departments and organizations will be in attendance to answer questions and provide more information:

  • Health Services
  • Counseling Services
  • University Ministry
  • Criminal Justice Society
  • Student Leadership and Development
  • OLLU Police Department
  • Community Counseling Service
  • Title IX
  • Student Behavior Intervention Team (SBIT)
  • Rape Crisis Center
  • Texas Advocacy Project

OLLU adopts new campus technology accessibility policy

OLLU has adopted a new Technology Accessibility Policy. This policy is intended to ensure that people with all abilities have access to services and content made available through the user of information and communication technologies.

The policy document is located in the OLLU Policy Portal: Technology Accessibility Policy.docx&action=default

NOTE: If prompted, use OLLU username and password to log in to Office 365.

For more information or to provide comments, contact Curtis Spears, chief technology officer, at

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