anticipation of the 2019-2020 academic year, the OLLU community will welcome
new freshmen and transfer students to campus this week during Blue Nation
students will begin moving in to the residence halls on Friday, which also
marks the start of Blue Nation Welcome Weekend (formerly Blue Nation
Orientation). The evening will end with Blue Nation Convocation in Sacred Heart
Chapel and the OLLU Fan Fest Dinner in the Mall Area.
first day of classes for the traditional session is Aug. 19.
Marketing and Communications Office is working on developing a new university
website that is set to launch in late September. To prepare for the transition,
the team is not currently accepting content updates for the website.
cases where updates are necessary (e.g. accreditation needs), contact Marquita
Eldridge directly at email@example.com
to discuss the updates needed.
This year’s University Convocation for faculty and staff will take place Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 10:30 a.m. in Thiry Auditorium. Convocation will kick off OLLU’s 2019-2020 academic year and will include President Diane E. Melby, EdD, staff, faculty and members of the Board of Trustees. Its focus will include the state of the university, an update on the progress of the OLLU strategic plan and a celebration of the OLLU community.
will be provided following Convocation in Chapel Auditorium.
2019 Provost Professional Development Days, “Our Passion, Our Purpose,” will
take place on Tuesday, Aug. 13 and Wednesday, Aug. 14. All faculty and staff
from the Provost units are expected to be in full attendance. All offices are
to remain open with a skeleton staff so that professional staff can be in
attendance for the opening session, convocation, registered workshops and the
view the full schedule of sessions and to RSVP, visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a4dadab2ca0fd0-2019.
faculty and staff are asked to respond by Friday to provide an adequate count
for food and seating.
OLLU is hosting a caregiver support group on Thursday from 12:30-1:30 p.m., at the Elliott House. It is designed for those caring for loved ones with a variety of challenges, including Alzheimer’s Disease and chronic illness.
session will help caregivers who are feeling depressed, anxious, frustrated or
stressed and will show them how to address challenging and difficult behaviors.
The event is free of charge. But those who wish to attend must RSPV by today to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call Gerri Iruegas-Peters at 210- 431-4069.
View event flier here.
A plate sale will be held at St. Leo’s Catholic Church
Hall on Aug. 10 to benefit the Esther Morales Liedecke Scholarship that is
being established at OLLU. The Liedecke family is creating the scholarship in
honor of their late mother, Esther, who is an alumna of OLLU.
A Chicken and sausage plate with trimmings will be sold
for $8. St. Leo’s Hall is located at 4423 South Flores St. in San Antonio.
For more information, contact Joseph Liedecke at
210-550-7371 or Mary Lou Liedecke at 210-289-3130.
faculty and staff are mourning the loss of OLLU faculty member, Cary Guffey,
PhD, professor of Biology, who passed away last Wednesday.
services are as follows:
Tuesday, July 23
Visitation: 4-9 p.m.
Rosary: 6 p.m.
Castle Ridge Mortuary
8008 W. Military Drive
Wednesday, July 24
Mass of the Resurrection
OLLU Sacred Heart Chapel
the Mass, there will be a procession to San Fernando III Cemetery at 1735
Cupples Road, San Antonio, Texas 78226.
Guffey was a professor of biology at OLLU for more than 20 years. He served as
a sponsor of Sigma Zeta Natural Sciences and Mathematics Honor Society for many
years, both at OLLU and on the national executive council of the organization.
He also served as the university’s faculty athletics representative making sure
OLLU athletes were academically certified before joining a team.
ITS has several announcements regarding OLLU user accounts:
- As part of ongoing effort to reduce risks to OLLU user accounts, ITS has implemented new security requirements that will impact users who attempt to log into OLLU Office 365 services from outside of the United States. For more information, see the announcement on ITS News and Information site.
- ITS has implemented a new security change and OLLU passwords are now set to never expire. For more information, see the announcement on ITS News and Information site.
The Center for Mexican American Studies and Research (CMASR) is
hosting “Honoring Women,” an art exhibit that has been installed the Moye Hall
Routunda. Created by 69 Gentileschi Aegis Gallery Association (GAGA) members,
the exhibition celebrates women through contemporary portraiture. This
particular GAGA exhibit has traveled Texas, going as far as the Fort Worth
Cultural Community Center, and was first shown in 2016 at the Guadalupe
Cultural Center in San Antonio. Portraits are found in a variety of mediums and
include Sister María Eva Flores, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Ann Richards,
Mother Teresa, Emma Tenayuca, Frida Kahlo and more. A full-color catalog is
Additionally, the exhibit “Recuerdos de mi hermana” by Carolina
Flores, sister of the late Sister Maria Eva Flores, CDP, has been installed in
Providence Hall, Blue Room. This exhibit features paintings based on family
snapshots. Her work brings memories to light in honor of her sister a member of
the Congregation of Divine Providence, who taught for more than 40 years at
OLLU community is invited to attend a reception hosted by the CMASR on July 21,
2019, from 2-5 p.m. in the Moye Hall Rotunda and Providence Hall, Blue Room.
The reception is free and open to the public.
The exhibits run through Aug. 30, 2019. For more
information, contact Dr. Ezequiel Peña at email@example.com or 210-431-4148.
Mission and Ministry will be hosting a summer mangonada social Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. in Providence Hall, West Social Room. There will also be an office supply swap happening at the same time. Employees are encouraged to bring any unused and unwanted supplies to this event and give them a new home. Office supplies can be dropped off beginning at 10 a.m. Any supplies leftover after the event will go to parishes in the San Antonio Archdiocese.