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Look for the OLLU float during Saturday’s Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade

LAs part of the Fiesta tradition, OLLU will have a float in the Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade this week.

The Fiesta Flambeau Night Parade will take place Saturday evening. This year’s parade theme is “Reflections from Music Past,” and OLLU’s float will feature the sights and sounds of a popular artist from the past.

OLLU’s float for the Flambeau parade has been designed and built by Liz Longoria, university events manager, and Alphonso Moya, university events assistant, with the assistance of Physical Plant staff, several students and staff from the Marketing and Communications and Institutional Advancement Divisions.

The parade will be broadcast live on KSAT 12 News.

Last day to submit spring semester project requests to Marketing and Communications is May 1

To ensure all projects for the end of the semester are completed in a timely manner, the last day to submit project requests to the Marketing and Communications Office is Wednesday, May 1. This includes ecards, evites, event registration forms, programs, flyers and any other print or digital items.

To submit a digital request, visit

To submit a print request, visit

An announcement will be sent when the forms reopen.

View report on OLLU’s drug free campus program

The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) and its 1989 amendments require colleges and universities to adopt and implement a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees.

A report describing OLLU’s program can be found at

New Technology Project Status Info and Request Form

ITS has published a new page for sharing information regarding ongoing technology projects and initiatives that are of the most interest to the OLLU community. The department has also released a new form for use by OLLU departments and student organizations to submit requests to ITS to leverage their support of new initiatives that include a technology component.

To find out the details on both the ongoing projects information and the new technology request form, visit this page on the ITS News and Information site.

Strategic Plan spotlight event set for Tuesday

OLLU students, faculty and staff are invited at attend the Our Vision for 2025 Strategic Plan spotlight event, Tuesday from 12:15-1:45 p.m., in Providence Hall, West Social Room.

During the event, attendees will hear about Strategic Plan successes, learn about the latest outcomes, find out what’s happening next and learn more about the OLLUvation Challenge, while enjoying Fiesta flare, aguas frescas, nachos and churros.

For more information, contact Mary Scotka, assistant vice president for administration and Our Vision for 2025 Strategic Plan coordinator, at 210-431-5590.

OLLU community invited to health and wellness fair

OLLU staff, faculty and students are invited to attend the annual Health and Wellness Fair, Wednesday, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., in Chapel Auditorium.

During the fair, participants will be able to receive screening for blood pressure, vision, glucose, body mass index (BMI), and strength testing. Attendees can also get information on fitness, wellness, nutrition, financial health and work/life balance.

For more information, contact Diana Ramos, employee benefits manager at or 210-434-6711, ext. 3920.

OLLU students nominated for Education Service Award by SAMMinistries

Dr. Jane Grovijahn, OLLU freshman Catalina Sanchez and Sciences and David Espinoza, CSLV Service-Learning Coordinator

One of OLLU’s Service-Learning class groups was nominated for the Education Service Award by SAMMinistries during the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County’s 30th annual Volunteer of the Year Awards. The nomination was submitted for the OLLU Homework Helpers and was one of three groups to receive a nomination in the category.

OLLU students have been providing services to students since 2008 giving more than 900 hours as Homework Helpers for children living with their families at SAMMinistries Transitional Living and Learning Center (TLLC). The current semester’s Homework Helpers are from Dr. Jane Grovijahn’s Service-Learning course, THSA 1300, The Catholic Imagination, which focuses on corporal and spiritual works of mercy.

Meet the candidates for Vice President for Student Affairs

Three candidates for the Vice President for Student Affairs position will be conducting open forums this week. During the forums, members of the OLLU community will have the opportunity to meet the candidates and ask questions. The forums will take place on the following days:

  • Tuesday, 12:30-1:15 p.m. – Candidate 1 – Providence Hall, West Social Room
  • Thursday, 12:30-1:15 p.m. – Candidate 2 – Providence Hall, Blue Room
  • Friday, 12:30-1:15 p.m. – Candidate 3 – Main Building, Room 311

An email will be sent prior to each open forum with the candidate’s CV.

Parking lot and road closure information for 2019 Confetti 5K

To accommodate the route for the Confetti 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, the following road and parking lot closures will be in effect beginning Thursday evening:

  • Lot A (in front of Main Building) will be closed beginning at 5 p.m. and will remain closed through Saturday evening.


  • The disabled parking spaces along Providence Road and Elm Road will be unavailable after 5 p.m. and will remain unavailable until noon Saturday.
  • Other disabled parking spaces are available in parking lots B, E, J and I. If spaces are unavailable, or if assistance is needed, contact Campus Police at 210-431-4022


  • Providence Road and Elm Road will be closed to through traffic beginning at 6 a.m. and will remain closed until 1:15 p.m.
  • Sister Isabel’s Way (at the west entrance to campus) will be open but will be coned off to allow for two-way traffic.


  • Lots B and Lot C (near the soccer field) will be closed to thru traffic during the race (9-10:45 a.m.).
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