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Administration Division hosting town hall for OLLU community tomorrow

The OLLU community is invited to attend an Administration Division Town Hall meeting tomorrow from 3-4 p.m. in Providence Hall, Blue Room. Representatives from IT and Human Resources will be available to answer community member’s questions and share updates on services and projects.

To submit anonymous questions, feedback or requests, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OLLUAdmin.

‘Lessons and Carols at OLLU: A Special Service for Advent’ to take place Sunday

The OLLU Music program is hosting “Lessons and Carols at OLLU: A Special Service for Advent,” Sunday at 3 p.m. in Sacred Heart Chapel.

This afternoon service will include Advent readings, complemented by carols, hymns and anthems of the season featuring:

  • Our Lady of the Lake University Choir
  • Chapel Boychoir of San Antonio
  • Musica Sacra San Antonio Concert Choir
  • Northwood Presbyterian Church Choir

A free-will offering will be taken up to benefit the OLLU Music program scholarship fund.

The event is free and open to the public.

Student health insurance waiver for spring and summer 2019 now available

The student health insurance waiver for spring and summer 2019 is now available. The waiver will open until Jan. 28, 2019. Students must be registered for at least seven hours to begin the process.

All students enrolled in seven or more semester hours are automatically billed for health insurance. Students who currently have health insurance, or are on their parent’s health insurance, have the opportunity to submit a waiver to have the fee removed from their bill. Per OLLU policy, international students are not allowed to waive coverage. The health insurance requirement does not apply to students enrolled in 100 percent online classes.

Note: Students who completed a waiver in fall 2018 do not need to complete another waiver.

To begin the process:

  • Visit www.studentinsurance.com
  • Search for Our Lady of the Lake University
    • Once selected, the OLLU specific page will appear with available options
  • Students will be asked to provide current insurance information to ensure it meets the minimum requirements for health insurance

Once the waiver is approved, the Student Business Office will remove the fee from the student’s bill. This may take up to five business days.

For more information, contact Julie Kneupper in Health Services at 210-431-3919. For more detailed information about the policy, contact Paul Fisher 210-861-8696.

Students must provide consent to receive 1098-T electronically by Jan. 1, 2019

OLLU works with the vendor Heartland ECSI to provide students with the Tuition Statement Form 1098-T for their taxes. Heartland ECSI will distribute the 1098-T forms in January. To receive the form electronically, students must give consent before Jan. 1, 2019.

If electronic consent is not received by Jan. 1, 2019, the 1098-T will be mailed to the address students have on file. To avoid delays in delivery of the form, students are encouraged to check their address in WebAdvisor, which can be accessed through the myOLLU portal. If the address needs to be updated, click on “Update Address” to submit the most current mailing address.

To provide consent, visit https://heartland.ecsi.net/index.main.html#/access/eConsent.

Additional information
Students will receive future notification when the 1098-T forms are available and published in January 2019. For general information about form 1098-T tax documents, Frequently Asked Questions about the 1098-T, or to obtain contact information for Heartland ECSI, visit www.ollusa.edu/1098T.

For more information, contact Jasmine Brown, OLLU accountant, at 210-431-4079 or email ollu1098T@ollusa.edu.

CISS students compete during regional conference

Twelve students from the CyberSaints student organization competed in the United States Information Technology Collegiate Conference (USITCC) South Central Region meeting in Amarillo, Texas, in October. The results are as follows:

  • OLLU team that included Angel Tafolla and Zachary Muha earned third place in the Cybersecurity Competition
  • Ryan Mize earned Honorable Mention in the Cybersecurity Competition

The students were accompanied by Dr. Vanessa Clark, assistant professor of Computer Information Systems and Security.

Sister Nagy presents during conference held at OLLU

Sr. Margit Nagy, CDP, PhD, OLLU professor of History, presented “S.A.’s Model City Experience (1968-1971): The Sociological Analysis by OLLU’s Sister Frances Jerome, CDP, PhD, for U.S. Representative Henry B. Gonzalez” on Nov. 16, 2018, at the 50 Years Later: Holding Up the Mirror Conference that was held at OLLU. Sister Woods was the founder of OLLU’s Sociology program.

Men’s basketball splits with Northern New Mexico

The men’s basketball team split a nonconference series against Northern New Mexico College this weekend. On Saturday, the Saints lost 103-69 and on Sunday, they defeated the Eagles 95-89. The Saints will play their next two games on the road and will begin their Red River Athletic Conference schedule. On Thursday, they will face Paul Quinn College in Dallas, and on Saturday, they will play Texas College in Tyler. The Saints are 2-6 on the season.

Women’s basketball loses exhibition

The women’s basketball team traveled to Lubbock, Texas, for an exhibition game against NCAA DII Lubbock Christian University (LCU). The Saints lost to the Lady Chaps 77-65 and remain 5-1 on the season. The Saints will play their next two games on the road and will begin their Red River Athletic Conference schedule. On Thursday, they will face Paul Quinn College in Dallas, and on Saturday, they will play Texas College in Tyler.

Fall student-athletes earn scholar-athlete recognition

Several Saints from fall teams have earned Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete recognition. Student-athletes must be at least a junior or have been at OLLU for one full year as a junior transfer and maintain at least a 3.5 GPA.

Student-athletes earning this honor include men’s soccer’s Jorge Cavazos, Adrian Delgado and James Halpin; women’s soccer’s Brooke Cousins and Mako Tembo; and volleyball’s Mariza Cardenas.

OLLU to open 2018 Christmas season with tree decorating, Las Posadas and Candlelight

The OLLU community is invited to begin the Christmas season tomorrow with the decorating of the OLLU Christmas tree in the Mall Area starting at noon. The official tree-lighting ceremony will take place tomorrow at 5 p.m. in the Mall Area and will include a special blessing and caroling led by the University Choir, OLLU Band and Carol Choir.

Two longstanding OLLU traditions, Las Posadas and Candlelight, will also take place this week.

Las Posadas
Friday – 6 p.m.
The community is invited to participate in this Christmas procession that recreates the Holy Pilgrimage of Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem. The procession will begin in front of Annunciation Chapel and will conclude with a reception in Chapel Auditorium.

Candlelight: Once Upon a Time
Saturday
5:30 p.m. – Dinner in Chapel Auditorium (ticket required)
7 p.m. – Candlelight Vespers Service – Sacred Heart Chapel
8:15 p.m. – Candlelight Caroling – Moye Hall, Rotunda
8:45 p.m. – Candlelight Reception – Providence Hall, Blue Room

For more information, contact the Saints Productions Board to spb@ollusa.edu.

Other events taking place to celebrate the Christmas season include:

The Sounds of Christmas concert
Thursday – 7 p.m. – Sacred Heart Chapel
Heart-warming Christmas songs will be performed by choirs from OLLU and area Catholic schools. The concert will be filmed by Catholic Television of San Antonio (CTSA) and will air throughout the Christmas season on CTSA.

Lessons and Carols at OLLU: A Special Service for Advent
Dec. 9 – 3 p.m. – Sacred Heart Chapel
This afternoon service will include Advent readings, complemented by carols, hymns and anthems of the season featuring:

  • Our Lady of the Lake University Choir
  • Chapel Boychoir of San Antonio
  • Musica Sacra San Antonio Concert Choir
  • Northwood Presbyterian Church Choir
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