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OLLU will conduct a safety drill this week

OLLU will be conducting a safety drill this week. Drills are designed to help the community know how to respond in the event of an emergency.

Communications will indicate that a drill is occurring. However, everyone is asked to follow the directions provided in order to practice proper procedures for an actual emergency. In addition, everyone should refer to the safety fliers posted in each classroom. These provide information on a variety of emergency situations.

Reading with fall 2017 Visiting Writer Robert Rivard next Wednesday

Robert Rivard, OLLU’s fall 2017 Visiting Writer, will hold a reading on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m., in Main Building, Room 311.

Rivard is the founder and director of the Rivard Report, a nonprofit, nonpartisan local news and information site that connects engaged citizens in San Antonio.

He got his start as a sports reporter at the Brownsville Herald in 1977, and went on to work as a news reporter at the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and Dallas Times-Herald. Rivard spent five years covering civil wars in El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala, and events throughout Latin America, including the Falkland Islands War as the Central American correspondent for Newsweek magazine. He later served as Newsweek’s chief correspondent, overseeing the magazine’s 35 domestic and foreign bureaus. That gave him the opportunity to meet world leaders, witness the fall of the Berlin Wall and many other historic events as the Soviet Union dissolved in the late 1980s.

In 1989, he moved back to Texas and served as the deputy editor of the San Antonio Light until its closure in 1993, and as managing editor and then editor of the Express-News from 1993-2011.

Annual Boo Bash set for Oct. 26

Area children will be on campus next Thursday for OLLU’s annual Boo Bash celebration. Residence Life hosts the event to create a safe Halloween event for neighborhood children who are invited to trick-or-treat in the residence halls. There will also be free snacks, a photo booth, and a cupcake walk.

In preparation for the event, the Office of Residence Life is asking for candy donations. Donations can be made directly to the office, located in the Pacelli Hall lobby, or in one of the donation boxes located throughout campus.

Event details:

Boo Bash
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
6-9 p.m.
Centennial Courtyard (trick-or-treating will take place in the residence halls)

For additional information, contact Grace Sinyard at 210-528-7046 or

OLLU to hold Woolfolk Conference on Oct. 28 with focus on dyslexia

The Elizabeth Carrow Woolfolk Professional Development Conference, “Dyslexia Through the Lens of Language: Intervention and Strategies,” will take place Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Chapel Auditorium. The conference will examine the acquisition of reading and writing in children and how dyslexia can affect their overall literacy skills.

The OLLU Woolfolk School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Harry Jersig Speech-Language-Hearing Center and Continuing Education Office present the Woolfolk Conference every two years. The conference is dedicated to promoting research in child language disorders and advancing the treatment of children with language and learning disabilities. The conference is named for benefactor Elizabeth Carrow Woolfolk, PhD, a nationally recognized expert in communication disorders who has developed a comprehensive set of tests to evaluate oral and written language comprehension and expression. She established OLLU’s communication disorders program more than 50 years ago and continues to be an active supporter of the program.

For more information on attendance fees and registration, click here to view flyer.

Registrar’s Office holding adviser’s information session Wednesday

The Registrar’s Office is holding an Adviser’s Information Session Wednesday (note date change) from 12:30-1:45 p.m., in Main Building, Room 220.

Discussion topics include:

  • Early Registration Information
  • Financial Aid and Student Business Office representatives
  • Course Schedule
  • Letter of Transferability, Course Substitutions, etc.
  • Deadlines to submit early and final grades
  • Colleague Screens will be demonstrated

Anyone who would like to include a flyer advertising a course, program, etc., is asked to provide 100 copies to the Registrar’s Office by 5 p.m. today or bring 100 copies to the session.

All documents will be posted on the Registrar’s Office Portal site after the information session for those who are unable to attend.

OLLU conducted cardiovascular testing of its athletes

The facts are alarming. Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the No. 1 medical cause of death in young athletes. Every three days in the United States, a young athlete dies from Sudden Cardiac Arrest, and 60-80 percent of athletes who experience Sudden Cardiac Death do not have recognized warning signs or symptoms prior to their events. Last week, OLLU, in partnership with Wimbledon Health Partners/Wimbledon Athletics, conducted cardiovascular testing of its student-athletes. Medical personnel from Wimbledon, based out of Boca Raton, Fla., travel throughout the country to provide on-site cardiovascular testing at colleges and universities. Representatives perform EKG and Echocardiography testing on student-athletes to help screen for 14 different cardiac conditions, such as sudden cardiac death.

OLLU’s Director of Health Services Nurse Practitioner Dr. Julie C. Stuckey, DNP, ANP, APNP-C, said arranging for Wimbledon to come to OLLU was out of a desire to give student-athletes another tool to keep them healthy for success both in the classroom and on the playing field. “Our goal is to keep our athletes healthy. They must be 100 percent when they are practicing and playing, so this test is critical in ensuring there is nothing preventing them from being 100 percent.”

Wimbledon worked with Dr. Stuckey and her staff to set up their triage center in the University Wellness and Activities Center (UWAC). Wimbledon manages all aspects of the testing including working with the student-athletes’ health insurance companies, which will be billed for the cost of the test. Tests are non-invasive, involve no radiation exposure, and the privacy of the student-athletes is maintained.

Volleyball team celebrates senior Raven Swain and secures two wins

In a match dedicated to lone senior Raven Swain, the volleyball team took just a little more than an hour to defeat the Wiley College Wildcats 3-0. The Saints improve to 13-7 overall and 8-0 in the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC), while Wiley drops to 7-6 overall and 5-3 in conference. On Saturday, the Saints continued their dominance with a win against the University of St. Thomas. The Celts threatened to sweep the Saints after securing two spirited set wins, but the Saints came back with a vengeance to destroy the Celts in the last two sets and the tiebreaker. The 3-2 win accounts for the Saints’ 21st consecutive Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) win at home. The last time the Saints lost a RRAC match at Mabee Gym was Oct. 14, 2014, against the former University of Texas at Brownsville. The Saints improve to 14-7 overall and 9-0 in conference, while UST drops to 7-11 overall and 4-5 in conference.

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