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Worden School celebrating National Recovery Month

The OLLU Worden School of Social Service is celebrating National Recovery Month with an event on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 6-8 p.m. in Providence Hall, West Social Room. A personal recovery journey will be shared by a featured speaker to honor individuals and families who are in long-term recovery.

National Recovery Month is an initiative sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to increase awareness of behavioral health and substance use conditions.

The Worden School’s participation in National Recovery Month supports individuals facing mental and/or substance use disorders. It also seeks to provide family members with the tools needed to start conversations about prevention, treatment and recovery.

Eclipse viewing on campus today

The OLLU community is invited to an eclipse viewing hosted by the faculty from the OLLU mathematics and sciences department, today, in St. Anthony’s Courtyard.

This afternoon, a solar eclipse will be seen throughout North America. Although Texas is not in the path of totality (where the moon will completely eclipse the sun), there will be approximately 61 percent sun coverage. Faculty will provide several modes to safely view the eclipse safely including solar eclipse goggles and a telescope with a solar filter.

The eclipse will begin at 11:40 a.m. with maximum coverage occurring at approximately 1:09 p.m. The eclipse will end around 2:38 p.m.

To learn more about the eclipse, click here.

Reminder to RSVP for University Convocation and Provost Development Days

Faculty and staff are reminded to RSVP for the 2017 Provost Professional Development Days sessions that will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday. To view the full schedule, select breakout sessions and RSVP, visit www.ollusa.edu/ProvostProfDev.

Professional Development sessions will take a break at 10 a.m. to transition to the 2017-2018 University Convocation, which will take place in Thiry Auditorium. Prior to the start of Convocation, faculty and staff are invited to take a Spirit Break at 10:15 a.m. in the Mall Area. Mariachis will lead the crowd from the Mall to Thiry Auditorium. Convocation will be followed by lunch at 12:15 p.m. in Chapel Auditorium.

OLLU science and math faculty hosting eclipse viewing on Aug. 21

The OLLU community is invited to an eclipse viewing hosted by the faculty from the OLLU mathematics and sciences department, on Monday, Aug. 21, in St. Anthony’s Courtyard.

On Monday afternoon, a solar eclipse will be seen throughout North America. Although Texas is not in the path of totality (where the moon will completely eclipse the sun), there will be approximately 61 percent sun coverage. Faculty will provide several modes to safely view the eclipse safely including solar eclipse goggles and a telescope with a solar filter.

The eclipse will begin at 11:40 a.m. with maximum coverage occurring at approximately 1:09 p.m. The eclipse will end around 2:38 p.m.

To learn more about the eclipse, click here.

Policy governing acceptable use of OLLU technology has been updated

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The President’s Council has approved an updated policy governing the acceptable use of OLLU’s technology. The updated policy can be viewed on the myOLLU portal.

Along with the updated policy, the Information Technology Services Division has created a set of guidelines to assist the OLLU community with maintaining compliance with the policy. The Compliance Guidelines can be viewed on the myOLLU portal, as well.

OLLU alumna to debut play at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

Alumna Marisela Barrera, MA/MFA ’17, is debuting her play “Ruby Reds, Big Birds y Burras” at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center on Aug. 4-6.

The play, written and performed by Barrera, will introduce the audience to the Donkey Lady and other characters inspired by local legend in this localized play based on Barrera’s short stories. The stories were written by Barrera as part of her coursework in the Literature, Creative Writing and Social Justice master’s program at OLLU.

Showings on Friday and Saturday will take place at 8 p.m. There will be a special afternoon performance on Sunday at 3 p.m.

Tickets range from $10-$15 and can be purchased at http://www.guadalupeculturalarts.org/ruby-reds-big-birds-y-burras/ or 210-271-3151. The discount code DONKEYLADY is available for the OLLU community.

The play runs approximately one hour and fifteen minutes and is appropriate for ages 12 and older.

OLLU teaming up with Broadway Bank for annual ‘Stuff the Bus’

OLLU is teaming up with corporate partner Broadway Bank to participate in its annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive. The program supports Communities in Schools’ efforts and collects school supplies for local students to help them succeed in school.

The OLLU community is invited to donate school supplies that will help students in grades K-12 from area schools.

Supplies can be dropped off in the yellow school bus box that will be located in the following areas:

  • Main Building Welcome Center
  • Walter Center
  • Casa Caritas

Those who wish to donate can also shop online for school supplies while supporting OLLU students at the same time. By using AmazonSmile, a percentage of each purchase will be donated back to OLLU. Consider having items shipped to:

Our Lady of the Lake University
Attn: Anissa Mahone
411 S.W. 24th Street
San Antonio, TX 78207

For more information, contact Anissa Mahone, corporate relations officer, at 210-431-5543 or akmahone@ollusa.edu.

The deadline to drop off supplies is Wednesday, Aug. 2 at noon.

To learn more about Stuff the Bus and requested items, visit https://broadway.bank/About-Us/Giving-Back/Stuff-The-Bus.

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