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Recent media coverage that brought attention to OLLU:

On Oct. 11, a story on KSAT-12 and KSAT.com about OLLU’s celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day:

https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2021/10/12/san-antonians-celebrate-indigenous-peoples-day/

On Oct. 18, a story in the San Antonio Express-News on OLLU graduate student Nuria Diallo Padro honored for her volunteer service:

https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/15-year-old-San-Antonio-mathematician-OLLU-grad-16536064.php

15-year-old San Antonio mathematician, OLLU grad assistant – and Chuck Norris – to be honored Hannah Guan is a 15-year-old high school junior who has helped thousands of children gain a better understanding of math. Nuria Diallo Padro is a graduate assistant who helped hundreds of low … www.expressnews.com

Mariachi de los Santos to perform for HACU anniversary celebration

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and University (HACU has invited OLLU’s Mariachi de los Santos to be one of the featured pre-recorded musical performances at the President’s VIP Cultural Presentation Event to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the associations’ founding in San Antonio.

The presentation will take place virtually on Oct. 26 from 5-6 p.m. The event will pay tribute to HACU’s founders and integrate an educational component highlighting the Hispanic culture and the tradition of the Day of the Dead, a celebration of life.

HACU was founded in 1986 with 18 institutions seeking to advance opportunities for Hispanic Serving Institutions and the students they serve. OLLU was a HACU founding institution and the first home to the Association.

Among the invited guests will be the presidents and CEOs of our more than 500 member colleges and universities in the U.S., Latin America and Spain, along with school districts throughout the U.S, civic leaders, corporate representatives and partners dedicated to the educational success of Hispanics.

For more information about attending the virtual event, visit the HACU website: https://www.hacu.net/hacu/Annual_Conference1.asp

OLLU-RGV honors Dean’s List recipients for Spring and Summer

OLLU-RGV recognized six students who made the Dean’s Honor List for the Spring and Summer semesters with a ceremony on Sept. 29.

The ceremony, held virtually with the San Antonio campus, featured students Ivonne Carranza (BSW), Stephanie Garcia (BSW), Angelica Olivo (BSW), Pedro Farela (BSW), Irma Luna (BA Psychology) and Crystal Ibarra (BA Psychology). All of them carried a grade point average of 3.75 or higher.

Each student received a medal and certificate. A reception followed the ceremony.

‘Blue Zone Arcade’ opens today in the MARC

Today at 1- a.m., the Campus Recreation will open the “Blue Zone Arcade”, a gaming area located on the third floor of the Multicultural Activities and Recreation Center (MARC), formerly known as the International Folk Culture Center (IFCC).

Featured games in the arcade include Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros, Ultimate for Nintendo Switch, air hockey, foosball, darts and a 4300-in-1 Arcade Gaming Console.

The arcade hours are Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from Noon-6 p.m.

Mariachi de los Santos to perform for HACU event

OLLU’s Mariachi de los Santos was recently invited by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) to be one of the featured pre-recorded musical performances at the HACU President’s VIP Cultural Presentation Event to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the association’s founding in San Antonio. The presentation will take place virtually on Oct. 26 from 5-6 p.m. This event will pay tribute to HACU’s founders and integrate an educational component highlighting the Hispanic culture and the tradition of the Day of the Dead, a celebration of life. 

HACU was founded in 1986 with 18 institutions seeking to advance opportunities for Hispanic Serving Institutions and the students they serve – with Our Lady of the Lake University as a HACU founding institution and the first home to the association. For more information about attending the virtual event, visit the HACU website.

OLLU to test Alert System, door locking mechanisms

The university will be testing the Alert System and door-locking mechanisms on Friday at 4 p.m. Students, faculty and staff will receive text, email and recorded phone messages. In addition, automatic door locks will be locked for a short period during the test.

During the test, the messages will clearly state that a test is taking place. During an actual emergency, the message will state the nature of the emergency and provide sources for additional information.
 
Voice and text messages will be sent to:

  • OLLU e-mail addresses
  • Home phone numbers
  • Cell phone numbers

Additional information about the system and directions for updating contact information are available at www.ollusa.edu/Alert.

Share your OLLU story with students documenting university’s history

The OLLU History Program, Honors Program and the 125th Anniversary Steering Committee invite all community members to contribute their OLLU stories to a StoryMap project created by students in the Honors 1300 and History 3300 classes taught by Dr. Valerie Martinez.

The students researched, analyzed, and created a digital StoryMap to celebrate the 125-year legacy of the university. They will present their work on Oct. 12 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Main Building, Room 311 and virtually through WebEx. During the presentation, the students will share how community members can contribute their stories to the project.

Student education organizations preparing for World Teachers Day

OLLU student education organizations are making plans to celebrate World Teachers Day, which will be held on Oct. 5. World Teachers Day is designed to celebrate the teaching profession and consider ways to attract and keep the brightest young minds in the profession. This year’s theme is “Young Teachers: The Future of the Profession.” 

The Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) and the Bilingual Education Student Organization (BESO), together with the RYHT Charles Butt Scholars, will honor World Teachers Day by putting together goody bags throughout this week, starting today.

Students will hold a “Honk and Wave” event in front of Main Building during the community hour on Oct. 5 from 12:30-1:30 pm. They will hold up signs announcing World Teachers Day and encourage passing vehicles to honk and wave in an effort to bring about awareness of teacher appreciation. 

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