Students in Dr. Leda Barnett’s POLS 4316 course competed in the Mock Organization of American States Summit of the Americas, held Nov. 14-16 at St. Mary’s University. The students served on two delegations representing Nicaragua and Honduras. The summit included student participants from numerous universities in the Southwest and México.
OLLU student and Political Science major Nicole Infantes
won an award for distinguished resolution for her Nicaraguan resolution on
youth participation in government and civics. The competition for this award
was among hundreds of resolutions from many universities.
OLLU delegates Brandy Rodriguez, Letzy Nunez, Alexus Gutierrez and
Rogelio Pacheco, serving on the Secretariat for Multidimensional Security, also
won an award for distinguished debate. Even when their topic was not in session
in the committee, they worked with other delegates to propose and edit
amendments and work out differences.
OLLU participants in the competition included Christyn Cavazos (Head Delegate for Nicaragua), CJ Gaitan (Head Delegate for Honduras), Nicole Infantes, Letzy Nunez, Rogelio Pacheco, Kayla Bolden, Brandy Rodriguez, Madaline Marquez, and Alexus Gutierrez.
OLLU’s Texas Nu Chapter of Alpha Chi Honor Society recently held its fall 2019 induction ceremony. Alpha Chi is a coeducational, academic honor society and has been present at OLLU since the organization’s inception in 1922. Alpha Chi accepts juniors and seniors in the top 10 percent of their class, according to GPA.
Catherine Fragoso, director of Student Leadership and
Development, was the guest speaker and student and CISS major Laura Mullin-Mendoza
provided musical entertainment. Newly appointed chapter president, Humberto F.
Becerra (Criminal Justice) and faculty adviser, Dr. Kristina Terkun Castro,
presided over the ceremony.
The Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-2021 academic year is now open. Students and families will be able to complete the FAFSA using information from their 2018 tax returns.
Now that students can apply for financial aid packages earlier, OLLU can
provide financial aid notifications earlier, ensuring that students and their families
have more time to prepare for education costs and provide additional time for
OLLU to offer beneficial financial aid counseling.
To complete the FAFSA, visit www.fafsa.ed.gov. Use OLLU’s school code
003598 to have it sent directly to the OLLU financial aid office.
For more information, students are encouraged to visit the Financial Aid Office and speak with a counselor.
Students who have maintained a grade point average of at least 3.75 during the 2019 spring and summer semesters have been named to the Dean’s List. Those students are eligible to attend the Dean’s List reception, which will take place on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in Chapel Auditorium.
Recipients who wish to attend the reception should
RSVP with the Student Affairs Office. There is a limit of two guests per honoree.
The dress code for the event is business casual.
will be a TEACH information session tomorrow from 12:30-1:30 p.m., in Main Building,
Room 311A. The information session is open to students interested in becoming certified
Texas teachers. The session is mandatory for students who apply for the education
program in fall 2019 and for students who are entering block courses.
Those who are interested in attending the session should RSVP to email@example.com or on the sign-up sheet located outside of Moye Hall, Room 312.
Our Lady of the Lake University’s Student Handbook contains established standards for conduct, policies and procedures designed to build a strong transparent, collaborative, ethical and just community of learners. Students are responsible for knowing and abiding by the information contained in this Handbook. Students can view and download the current student handbook here.
more information, contact the Student Affairs Division at 210-431-3954 or visit
the office located in Providence Hall, Room 104.
Twelve pioneers are paving the way as the first PhD cohort
in the Worden School of Social Service at Our Lady of the Lake University. The
new online PhD program was launched on June 3, 2019, with a mission to prepare
scholars for service within minority serving institutions. The doctoral students
are engaged in a two-week, summer residency on campus with their peers and PhD
The OLLU Bookstore is seeking students to fill two temporary
positions. The positions will begin the week before school starts and will run
for six weeks. Those who are interested should stop by the Bookstore and speak
with Karen Caudell.