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McNair Scholars Program now accepting applications for Spring 2021

The McNair Scholars program is currently recruiting and accepting new students for the Spring 2021 semester. The program is seeking undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing doctoral degrees and are low-income, first-generation and/or traditionally underrepresented in graduate education.

All McNair Scholars work on an independent research project with a faculty mentor, receive free GRE prep and are eligible for up to $2,800 for participating in the Summer Research Internship. The application deadline is Saturday, Nov.  28.

For more information, students can sign up to attend an information session on the dates below.

If submitting an event, please include:

·         Event Name: Interested in getting a PhD?: Become a McNair Scholar!

·         Event Date: Wednesday, Oct. 28; Wednesday, Nov. 4; Wednesday, Nov. 18

·         Event Time: 12:15-1 p.m.

·         Event Location: Blackboard – Sign up here  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/become-a-mcnair-scholar-info-session-tickets-126601433295

·         Sponsor Office or Organization: McNair Scholars Program

·         Contact Person: Carmen Serrata  

·         Contact Number: x5546

·         Contact Email: Mcnair@ollusa.edu

A reminder for students and employees to follow COVID-19 protocols

All students, faculty and staff are required to report when either of the following apply: 

  • They have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • They have had close contact with someone who is diagnosed with COVID-019. The Center for Disease Control defines a close contact as “someone who was within six feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes, starting from two days before the onset of illness (or, for asymptomatic patients, two days prior to specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.” 

Those who meet one of the criteria must report as soon as possible by using this form. Reporting allows OLLU to activate safety protocols, which include special disinfecting and notifying anyone who might have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Students, faculty and staff are also reminded to self-report symptoms or illness by calling the OLLU Reporting Line at 210-431-3949 or by using this online form: Health Self-Reporting.

Academic Affairs, OLLUCares to present on the impact of trauma on students

The Division of Academic Affairs and OLLUCares on Wednesday will deliver a 45-minute presentation titled, “Understanding the Impacts of Trauma in the University: Trauma-Informed Practice for Students.”

Brittany Chozinsky, PhD, assistant professor of Sociology and Title IX Deputy coordinator, will lead the presentation and answers questions afterwards. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and can be seen on Webex: 

https://ollusa.webex.com/ollusa/j.php?MTID=mde6ea32cc0c93c657d0c053c8a2c3025

 “I’ll be going over the impacts of trauma on students and what other students can do to help,” Dr. Chozinsky said. “The goal is to promote a trauma-informed approach to our interactions on campus.”

A reminder to students and employees to follow COVID-19 protocols

All students, faculty and staff are required to report when either of the following apply: 

  • They have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • They have had close contact with someone who is diagnosed with COVID-019. The Center for Disease Control defines a close contact as “someone who was within six feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes, starting from two days before the onset of illness (or, for asymptomatic patients, two days prior to specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.” 

Those who meet one of the criteria must report as soon as possible by using this form. Reporting allows OLLU to activate safety protocols, which include special disinfecting and notifying anyone who might have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Students, faculty and staff are also reminded to self-report symptoms or illness by calling the OLLU Reporting Line at 210-431-3949 or by using this online form: Health Self-Reporting.

Update on Student Accomplishments

Gina Filoteo (BA Psychology ’20) began graduate work in Psychology at Trinity University this past summer.

Dania Garza (BA Communication Sciences and Disorders ’20) began graduate work at the University of North Texas this past summer.

Africa Marti­nez-Nunez (BA Spanish and Theology and Spiritual Action ’20) began professional service as a bilingual educator with IDEA Public Schools in July.

Monzerrath Rodri­guez, a Psychology major, participated in OLLU’s McNair Scholars Summer Research Institute to complete “Estimulacion de la memoria por medio de la musica e impacto en el aprendizaje de un segundo idioma.” She presented this research at the UCLA National McNair Conference in July.

OLLU joins Fall 2020 Recreation Movement

Following a successful Spring and Summer Session, the 2020 National Recreation Movement is back for the 2020 Fall semester, and OLLU will be participating again.

The 2020 Recreation Movement combines fitness resources from hundreds of universities across the country to offer free online fitness classes to all participating schools.

All OLLU staff, faculty, and students are eligible to participate. Anyone interested can go here https://2020recreationmovement.com/ and sign up using their OLLU email address

[If using university facilities, please ensure you practice social distancing and wear a mask; photo taken in 2018.]

A reminder to students and employees to follow COVID-19 protocols

All students, faculty and staff are required to report when either of the following apply: 

  • They have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • They have had close contact with someone who is diagnosed with COVID-019. The Center for Disease Control defines a close contact as “someone who was within six feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes, starting from two days before the onset of illness (or, for asymptomatic patients, two days prior to specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.” 

Those who meet one of the criteria must report as soon as possible by using this form. Reporting allows OLLU to activate safety protocols, which include special disinfecting and notifying anyone who might have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Students, faculty and staff are also reminded to self-report symptoms or illness by calling the OLLU Reporting Line at 210-431-3949 or by using this online form: Health Self-Reporting

Academic Center for Excellence launches new series: Playing the ACE

The Academic Center for Excellence has launched a new web series, Playing the ACE, which presents and discusses strategies for studying, learning and balancing academic demands holistically.

Each weekly episode will offer and discuss a learning/studying strategy, highlight campus services and ask for input. Web episodes will be released Tuesdays at noon. 

As the series evolves, a Q&A segment will be included. By keeping the episodes focused and practical, students will discover a variety of new ideas for learning and increasing their success. Sponsored by the Academic Center for Excellence, Playing the ACE reminds students that the ACE’s tutoring services are available to them online. Click here to listen to Playing the ACE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t4n8ZUljbk&feature=youtu.be


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