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Attend Strategic Planning In-Depth Dialogue Sessions

Faculty and staff are invited to in-depth dialogue sessions to provide input and learn more about proposed Strategic Planning initiatives.

Initiatives have been grouped under three vision statements:

  • OLLU Academic Programs Will Transform the University and the Lives of Students
  • OLLU Will Be a Model HSI/MSI by Implementing Student Centered Practices that Ensure Every Student Persists to Graduation
  • OLLU Will Be a Vibrant Community that Fosters Personal Connections, Spirit and Pride

There will be three meeting options related to each of the areas. Faculty and staff can attend a dialogue for each area or only the areas that are of interest to them.

To view dialogue session options and RSVP, please visit www.ollusa.edu/StrategicPlan.

‘Mujeres en Acción /Women in Action’ to celebrate the role of women in higher education

As part of the San Antonio Tricentennial celebration, the OLLU Center for Women in  Church and Society is hosting the event “Mujeres en Acción/Women in Action,” Wednesday, March 7, at 6 p.m. in Thiry Auditorium.

The event will explore the pivotal role of women in the history of education in San Antonio. The discussion will begin with the arrival of the Sisters of Congregation of Divine Providence and the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in the late 1800s and continue through the years to the present struggles and successes in higher education. The discussion will include women religious, women activist-scholars and women of color.

Featured speakers include:

Diane Langford, CDP
Sister Diane Langford, CDP, a vowed member of the Congregation of Divine Providence of San Antonio since 1979, has a background in education, counseling and in Catholic parish work and has served on the General Council of the Congregation of Divine Providence. She is the author of, “The Tattered Heart: A Historical Fiction Biography of Mother St. Andrew Feltin,” “God has been God for Us: The History of the Missionary Servants of St. Anthony,” and “Shepherds in the Image of Christ: The Centennial History of St. John’s Assumption Seminary Archdiocese of San Antonio, Texas.” She serves as the Director of Faith Formation at St. Peter’s Parish in Joplin, Mo., where she currently resides.

Norma E. Cantú
Publishing in the areas of folklore, literary studies, women’s studies and border studies, Cantú is the author and editor/coeditor of numerous works including the award-winning “Canícula: Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera.” Her novel, “Cabañuelas, A Love Story,” will be out in spring 2019. She is co-founder of CantoMundo, a space for Latin@ poets and a member of the Macondo Writers Workshop. Recently she received the Lifetime Scholarly Achievement Award from the American Folklore Society and the Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature.

Ariana Brown
Ariana Brown is a Black Mexican American poet from San Antonio. She is the recipient of two Academy of American Poets Prizes and a 2014 collegiate national poetry slam champion. Brown, who has been dubbed a “part-time curandera,” is primarily interested in using poetry to validate black girl rage in all its miraculous forms. She is currently earning an MFA in Poetry at the University of Pittsburgh.

This event is hosted by the OLLU Center for Women in Church and Society in collaboration with the Office of the President, Office of the Provost and Center for Mexican American Studies and Research. It is generously supported by the Impetus Foundation through the OLLU Higher Education for a New America (HENA) Initiative.

The event is free and open to the public.

Town Hall with the Administration Division scheduled for today

The OLLU community is invited to attend an Administration Division Town Hall meeting on today at 12:15 p.m. in Main Building, Room 311. Leadership from all Administration units will be available to answer community member’s questions and share updates on services and projects.

Administration Division Units
Compliance
Facilities Management
Human Resources
Institutional Research & Effectiveness
Information Technology Services
University Police

Information to join the town hall via Jabber will be communicated at a later time.

To submit anonymous questions, feedback or requests, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OLLUAdmin.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch. Dessert will be provided.

Strategic Planning Update and Showcase tomorrow

Faculty and staff are invited to a Strategic Planning Update and Showcase tomorrow from noon-1:30 p.m. in Providence Hall, Blue Room followed by a poster session in Providence Hall, West Social Room. Members of the Strategic Planning Committee will present an overview of the progress that has been made and present information on the various initiatives that have been proposed.

Initiatives have been categorized into three broad areas:

  • New and Improved Academic Programs
  • Recruitment, Advisement, Retention and College Affordability
  • Improved Campus Life/Community Building

Following the showcase, participants will have the opportunity to sign up for in-depth dialogue sessions on each of the category areas above to provide feedback on areas of interest. Dialogue sessions will be held the following dates and times:

  • Monday, Feb. 19: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 20: 1:30-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 27: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 1: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Strategic Planning Update and Showcase set for Feb. 13

Faculty and staff are invited to a Strategic Planning Update and Showcase on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from noon-1:30 p.m. in Providence Hall, Blue Room followed by a poster session in Providence Hall, West Social Room. Members of the Strategic Planning Committee will present an overview of the progress that has been made and present information on the various initiatives that have been proposed.

Initiatives have been categorized into three broad areas:

  • New and Improved Academic Programs
  • Recruitment, Advisement, Retention and College Affordability
  • Improved Campus Life/Community Building

Following the showcase, participants will have the opportunity to sign up for in-depth dialogue sessions on each of the category areas above to provide feedback on areas of interest. Dialogue sessions will be held the following dates and times:

  • Monday, Feb. 19: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 20: 1:30-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 27: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 1: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Refreshed version of ollusa.edu site now live; may need to clear browsing history to view

The Marketing and Communications Office has been working on a refresh of the university website, which is now live at www.ollusa.edu.

Some members of the OLLU community will need to clear their recent browsing history to view the new version of the website. To do so, access the menu bar in your preferred browser. If you need assistance in clearing your history, contact the ITS Helpdesk at 210-431-3908 or helpdesk@ollusa.edu.

The refresh includes some design changes that reflect the elements of the new branding campaign that launched during the fall semester.

Additionally, some navigational changes were made to the site based on website traffic analytics. As a result, the “Current Students” and “Faculty and Staff” access points to the myOLLU Portal have moved to a new location. To access these links, click on the yellow “Info For” button located on the right hand side of the main navigation bar (see screenshot below).

Please send any questions, concerns or feedback regarding the website to websitefeedback@ollusa.edu.

Change to breakfast service in cafeteria

Breakfast service will be offered on the Sister Annie B (north) side of the cafeteria beginning this week. All the same items will be available and the breakfast hours will remain the same. Everything that was served on the Saints Café side (south) of the cafeteria will be available in the Sister Annie B area. This change is only during breakfast hours. The Saints Café schedule will not change for other meal times.

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