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Worden School celebrating National Recovery Month

The OLLU Worden School of Social Service is celebrating National Recovery Month with an event on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 6-8 p.m. in Providence Hall, West Social Room. A personal recovery journey will be shared by a featured speaker to honor individuals and families who are in long-term recovery.

National Recovery Month is an initiative sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to increase awareness of behavioral health and substance use conditions.

The Worden School’s participation in National Recovery Month supports individuals facing mental and/or substance use disorders. It also seeks to provide family members with the tools needed to start conversations about prevention, treatment and recovery.

Eclipse viewing on campus today

The OLLU community is invited to an eclipse viewing hosted by the faculty from the OLLU mathematics and sciences department, today, in St. Anthony’s Courtyard.

This afternoon, a solar eclipse will be seen throughout North America. Although Texas is not in the path of totality (where the moon will completely eclipse the sun), there will be approximately 61 percent sun coverage. Faculty will provide several modes to safely view the eclipse safely including solar eclipse goggles and a telescope with a solar filter.

The eclipse will begin at 11:40 a.m. with maximum coverage occurring at approximately 1:09 p.m. The eclipse will end around 2:38 p.m.

To learn more about the eclipse, click here.

Deadline to submit 2017 student health insurance waiver is Aug. 25


The deadline for students to submit a health insurance waiver for fall 2017 is Aug. 25. All students who are 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 Our Lady of the Lake University policy, International students are not allowed to waive coverage.

To submit a waiver:

  • Visit
  • Select “Our Lady of the Lake-Texas campuses”
  • Click on the “waiver” tab and complete the appropriate information

Note: It takes up to five business days from notification of the waiver approval for the health insurance fee to be removed from the bill.

Students who are enrolled in less than seven semester hours or who are taking 100 percent online classes do not need to complete a waiver.

For more information, contact Health Services at 210-431-3919. For questions related to the insurance plan, contact OLLU representative Paul Fisher at 210-861-8696.

Eligible Service Award recipients for 2017


The attached listing includes the names and years of service of all the employees whom Human Resources records show as being eligible to receive the Service Award during Spirit Day. Awards will be given at the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sept. 22, 2017.

Employees must have completed full-time service in increments of five years beginning with 10 years and continuing in 2017 to be eligible to receive the Service Award.

Click here to view the 2017 Service Award recipient list.

Staff or faculty members who think they are eligible to receive the Service Award, but do not find their name on the list, should contact Human Resources as soon as possible via email at

Download and complete the 2017 Service Award information form. This will let Human Resources know who will, or will not, be participating during Spirit Day. Forms need to be returned to Human Resources by the end of the day on Aug. 31.

Women’s soccer season preview

Very little will be the same this year as the women’s soccer team prepares to begin its 10th season as part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Nevertheless, Head Coach Arthur Salazar‘s expectations will be the same as in years past…”to be competitive and to do our best to be successful. We have a young team this year. For all intents and purposes, half of our players are new so there is a lot to work through. There is a lot to do to establish our identity.” The team will play a home scrimmage this Thursday at 1 p.m. against Jacksonville College.

Men’s soccer season preview

In October 2006, Athletic Director Jack Hank hired the first head coach – Shane Hurley – for the first team that would kick off intercollegiate athletics the following year. That fall, Hurley began to put his inaugural men’s soccer team together and in August 2007, his team began competing in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. From that maiden year through 2017, the Saints have continued to be the leaders among all 13 teams at OLLU. Hurley is proud of this legacy and he says, “Each and every year, we’ve taken steps forward to [make an impact] socially, in the community, academically, on being able to retain students and of course our competitiveness on the field.” Hurley concedes that this year’s team will have many changes. The team will play a home scrimmage this Thursday at 3 p.m. against Jacksonville College.


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