Category Archives: Top Stories

Administration Division hosting town hall for OLLU community tomorrow

The OLLU community is invited to attend an Administration Division Town Hall meeting tomorrow from 3-4 p.m. in Providence Hall, Blue Room. Representatives from IT and Human Resources will be available to answer community member’s questions and share updates on services and projects.

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

‘Lessons and Carols at OLLU: A Special Service for Advent’ to take place Sunday

The OLLU Music program is hosting “Lessons and Carols at OLLU: A Special Service for Advent,” Sunday at 3 p.m. in Sacred Heart Chapel.

This afternoon service will include Advent readings, complemented by carols, hymns and anthems of the season featuring:

  • Our Lady of the Lake University Choir
  • Chapel Boychoir of San Antonio
  • Musica Sacra San Antonio Concert Choir
  • Northwood Presbyterian Church Choir

A free-will offering will be taken up to benefit the OLLU Music program scholarship fund.

The event is free and open to the public.

OLLU to open 2018 Christmas season with tree decorating, Las Posadas and Candlelight

The OLLU community is invited to begin the Christmas season tomorrow with the decorating of the OLLU Christmas tree in the Mall Area starting at noon. The official tree-lighting ceremony will take place tomorrow at 5 p.m. in the Mall Area and will include a special blessing and caroling led by the University Choir, OLLU Band and Carol Choir.

Two longstanding OLLU traditions, Las Posadas and Candlelight, will also take place this week.

Las Posadas
Friday – 6 p.m.
The community is invited to participate in this Christmas procession that recreates the Holy Pilgrimage of Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem. The procession will begin in front of Annunciation Chapel and will conclude with a reception in Chapel Auditorium.

Candlelight: Once Upon a Time
Saturday
5:30 p.m. – Dinner in Chapel Auditorium (ticket required)
7 p.m. – Candlelight Vespers Service – Sacred Heart Chapel
8:15 p.m. – Candlelight Caroling – Moye Hall, Rotunda
8:45 p.m. – Candlelight Reception – Providence Hall, Blue Room

For more information, contact the Saints Productions Board to spb@ollusa.edu.

Other events taking place to celebrate the Christmas season include:

The Sounds of Christmas concert
Thursday – 7 p.m. – Sacred Heart Chapel
Heart-warming Christmas songs will be performed by choirs from OLLU and area Catholic schools. The concert will be filmed by Catholic Television of San Antonio (CTSA) and will air throughout the Christmas season on CTSA.

Lessons and Carols at OLLU: A Special Service for Advent
Dec. 9 – 3 p.m. – Sacred Heart Chapel
This afternoon service will include Advent readings, complemented by carols, hymns and anthems of the season featuring:

  • Our Lady of the Lake University Choir
  • Chapel Boychoir of San Antonio
  • Musica Sacra San Antonio Concert Choir
  • Northwood Presbyterian Church Choir

Administration Division hosting town hall for OLLU community

The OLLU community is invited to attend an Administration Division Town Hall meeting on Dec. 4, from 3-4 p.m. in Providence Hall, Blue Room. Representatives from IT and Human Resources will be available to answer community member’s questions and share updates on services and projects.

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

Tomorrow is the last day to give to United Way’s fall 2018 campaign

As of Nov. 15, 69 percent of OLLU employees have submitted donations to support the United Way. OLLU is striving to be No. 1 in employee participation among San Antonio Higher Education Workplace Campaigns, so all employees are encouraged to contribute.

Donations can be made through payroll deduction, credit card, cash or check made payable to United Way. For those who choose the payroll deduction option, deductions will begin on Jan. 1, 2019. Those using the paper forms can submit forms in Providence Hall, Room 2A. To donate online, visit http://giveuw.org/OLLU.

Cafeteria hours for Thanksgiving break

During the Thanksgiving break, Sister Annie B’s Cafeteria and Saints Café will be open the following hours:

Saints Café:

  • Closed through Nov. 25; normal hours will resume on Nov. 26.

Sister Annie B’s:

  • Today – 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday – 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – closed
  • Saturday – 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Sunday – 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

The C-Store will remain open 24 hours throughout the break.

Last day to submit fall semester project requests to Marketing and Communications is Dec. 7

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 Friday, Dec. 7. This includes ecards, evites, event registration forms, programs, flyers and any other print or digital items.

To submit a digital request, visit www.ollusa.edu/webrequest

To submit a print request, visit www.ollusa.edu/printrequest.

The project request forms will reopen at the beginning of the spring semester.

Reading with Visiting Writer Adrianne Harun set for Wednesday

OLLU’s fall 2018 Visiting Writer, Adrianne Harun, will hold a reading on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in 24th Street Theater.

Harun will read from her most recent collection of short stories, “Catch, Release.” Stories from the collection have been noted as “Distinguished Stories” in both “Best American Mystery Stories” and “Best American Short Stories.”

A longtime resident of Port Townsend on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, Harun’s short fiction, essays, and book reviews have been published in numerous magazines and journals, including “Story,” “the Chicago Tribune,” “Narrative Magazine,” “Cincinnati Review,” “Ontario Review,” “The Sun,” “Willow Springs,” and “Colorado Review.”

Her first short story collection, “The King of Limbo” (Houghton Mifflin) was a Sewanee Writing Series selection and a Washington State Book Award finalist.

Her first novel, “A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain,” published by Viking Penguin, won the 2015 Pinckley Prize for Crime Fiction, was shortlisted for the Pacific Northwest Bookseller’s Association Award, and has been named a finalist for the Washington State Book Award.

Harun has worked as an editor for many years and is also a core faculty member of both the Rainier Writing Workshop, an MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University, and the Sewanee School of Letters at the University of the South.

OLLU’s Visiting Writer Program is sponsored by the Edouard Foundation.

This event is free and open to the public.

‘Holding up the Mirror’ conference to take place this week

OLLU will host the national conference, “Holding up the Mirror: 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Hearing on Mexican Americans in the Southwest,” on campus Friday and Saturday.

The conference will examine the past as well as the progress of civil rights for Latinos since the landmark hearing, held at OLLU in 1968, and explore the path forward for all Latino populations in the United States.

This conference will include more than 24 sessions and roundtable discussions featuring the country’s top scholars and activists. Session and discussion topics include:

  • Housing
  • Education
  • Immigration
  • Political participation
  • Administration of justice
  • Employment
  • Economics
  • Voting rights

Additional events include:

  • 50 Years Later: A Conversation with former San Antonio Mayors and HUD Secretaries, Julián Castro and Henry Cisneros
    Friday, Nov. 16 – 9:30 a.m. – Thiry Auditorium
    The event will be moderated by Congressman Joaquín Castro
  • A Celebration of Progress
    Friday, Nov. 16 – 5:30 p.m. – Main Building, Front Walk
    A cultural reception featuring food, music, performances and readings from some of San Antonio’s renowned authors and poets.

Performances by:

  • El Pachuco Boogie Dance Company
  • URBAN-15

Readings by:

  • Octavio Quintanilla, PhD, OLLU associate professor of English and San Antonio Poet Laureate
  • Carmen Tafolla, PhD, inaugural San Antonio Poet Laureate and former Texas Poet Laureate
  • Gregg Barrios, playwright, poet and journalist
  • Anel Flores, MFA, author, activist and artist
  • John Phillip Santos, author, producer, journalist and filmmaker

The entire conference is free and open to the public. Registration is strongly encouraged. For more information and to register, visit www.50yearslater.org.

Parking lot closure during conference
To accommodate parking for this event, Parking Lot A (in front of Main Building) will be closed beginning Thursday at 5 p.m. The lot will reopen Saturday afternoon.

« Older Entries