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Alpha Chi Honor Society holds fall 2017 induction

The Texas Nu chapter of Alpha Chi National Honor Society held its fall induction in early November. The organization inducted students from the San Antonio, Houston and Rio Grande Valley campuses as well as online students.

During the ceremony, Cullen Grinnan, PhD, associate professor of Education, served as the keynote speaker. Elizabeth Dyer, PhD, assistant professor of music, and OLLU’s women’s quartet, the Sweet Adelines, provided live entertainment.

The Texas Nu Chapter of Alpha Chi was founded at OLLU in 1922. It was the 13th chapter to be established. Although the national society has invited graduate students to join since 2007, this was the first year that graduate students were invited to join at OLLU. Consequently, the chapter accepted 95 students – the largest group of initiates at OLLU.

For those students interested in joining the Alpha Chi Honor Society, the OLLU Texas Nu chapter automatically emails invitations to eligible candidates each fall. Students must be a junior, senior or graduate student and in the top 10 percent of their class to be invited to join.

The Texas Nu chapter would like to express its gratitude to the following groups that helped make this year successful:

  • Student Leadership and Development
  • Student Government Association
  • Events Services
  • Accounts Payable
  • Houston campus staff
  • Rio Grande Valley staff
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Alpha Chi national office staff

For more information about Alpha Chi, contact faculty sponsor Kristina Terkun-Castro, PhD, assistant professor of economics, at 210-431-5595 or

Honors Program senior capstone presentations this week

The OLLU community is invited to attend the Honors Program senior capstone presentations Tuesday from 12:30-1:45 p.m. in Providence Hall, Blue Room. The following presentations will be given:

  • Joshua Gutierrez – “An In-depth Look Into Those Living with a Chronic Illness and Their Views on Voting”
  • Perla Marroquin – “ADHD Misdiagnosis in Children with Trauma Histories and Dual Diagnosis”

Mass Communication students take first place in College Challenge competition

Three Mass Communication students took first place in the Cox Media Group College Challenge, “A Day in the Life,” that took place last week. Chan’Cellore Makanjuola, Alexa Saavedra and Maria Elena Cruz teamed up to create and deliver a presentation based on the sessions and panel discussions they engaged in during the day to a panel of judges. Each student received a $500 prize.

Three students selected to receive cyber security scholarship

Three OLLU students have been selected to receive scholarships from the Alamo Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA). The scholarships promote education in technical fields to alleviate the shortage of people with technical degrees. Scholarship amounts range from $2,500-$5,000.

The students receiving scholarships are:

  • David R. Garcia – Freshman – Computer Information Systems and Security major
  • Zachary Muha – Junior – Computer Information Systems and Security major
  • Denae A. Brooks – Graduate student in the Master of Science in Information Systems and Security program

The students will be recognized at the Alamo AFCEA Conference Scholarship Recognition Lunch on Nov. 15.

Early registration for spring 2018 begins next week

Beginning Nov. 6, OLLU students will be able to register for spring 2018 classes.

Undergraduate students are required to visit with their adviser for course selection and to receive permission to register online.

Master’s and doctoral students are not required to meet with their adviser prior to registration, but it is strongly encouraged.

The schedule for early registration is as follows:

  • Monday, Nov. 6: Seniors, Athletes, Master’s and Doctoral students
  • Tuesday, Nov. 7: Juniors, Seniors, Athletes, Master’s and Doctoral students
  • Wednesday, Nov. 8: all students

Note: the summer and fall 2018 schedules are available for viewing and planning purposes only.

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