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OLLU secures additional CARES Act funds for students

OLLU has secured additional CARES Act funds that can be used to pay up to $2,000 towards account balances with the university and/or $200 for other emergency related expenses.

The U.S. Department of Education granted the funds to OLLU to be used toward operational and other expenses. The university is opting to use the funds to directly assist students.

The application for funds is open to all current students. Apply for funds online at https://ollu.formstack.com/forms/caresact_emergency_grant_application_fall_2022

The application will close on Tuesday, Sept 6 at 5 p.m. (CST).

For additional information, please visit: https://www.ollusa.edu/saints-strong/cares-act-funds.html

If you have questions or need assistance, please email studentaffairs@ollusa.edu.

OLLU to host San Antonio Spurs Youth Basketball Tournament

OLLU will be the host site for the San Antonio Spurs Youth Basketball Tournament on Friday through Sunday at the UWAC.

The event, which is not a camp, will bring parents and their children to OLLU for three days of exciting basketball, run by the Spurs. Visitors will have access only to the gym and restrooms.

OLLU men’s basketball Assistant Coach Marcus Thompson will be the primary point of contact if there are any issues. He can be reached at: mdthompson@ollusa.edu or on his office phone at: 210-431-3975.

Cheer on softball team in RRAC championship today at 12:30 p.m.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to cheer on the softball team today at 12:30 p.m. on the OLLU Softball Field as the Saints play in the Red River Athletic Conference championship game against Texas A&M University-Texarkana (TAMUT).

OLLU is hosting the championship tournament for the first time this year. Saints fans are encouraged to head out to the field to cheer the Saints on for the win.

StudyCon Spring 2022 set for Wednesday

StudyCon Spring 2022 will be held on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Library Community Room and the first floor of the Sueltenfuss Library. 

A special yoga session for faculty and staff only starts at 5 p.m.

StudyCon will feature a variety of events, such as art, a painting booth and writing consultations, along with pizza, games, tea, coffee and snacks until 9:30 p.m.

For more information, email: writing@ollusa.edu.

COVID vaccine clinic for children, adults open on April 2

UT Health will be on campus Saturday with a mobile COVID Vaccine Clinic for children (5- to 11-years-old) and adults (12-and-older) from 1-3 p.m. in the Library Circle.

UT Health and OLLU will host a Q&A session at 12:30 p.m. in Worden No. 2. A WebEx link will be provided to view the session virtually. 

There is no out-of-pocket cost for the vaccine. No insurance is required. Those who are receiving a second vaccine or booster should bring their vaccine card or image on their phone. 

Children 5- to 11-years-old will need a guardian or parental signature. Those who are in close contact with an immunocompromised individual should get vaccinated to provide increased protection to loved ones.

To register for the clinic, click here: https://bit.ly/3JL7a61

OLLU serving as voting site

OLLU is serving as a polling site for the March primary. Early voting begins today and continues through Feb. 25. On the ballot are primary races for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, State and U.S. Representatives and county offices.

Interested voters can verify their voter registration status and learn what’s on the ballot at vote411.org.

Registered Bexar County voters can vote in the Library Community Room during the days and times below:

Early voting

Monday, Feb. 14 – Friday, Feb. 18

8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 19 – Friday, Feb. 25

(closed Monday, Feb. 21)

8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Election Day

Tuesday, March 1

8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

In the News

Recent media coverage that brought attention to OLLU:

On Feb. 11, a story on KSAT-12 about alumnus Roberto Cardona going to the Super Bowl as an assistant trainer with the Cincinnati Bengals:

https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2022/02/12/from-eagle-pass-to-super-bowl-lvi-san-antonio-area-man-lives-pro-football-dream/

On Feb. 7, a story on KSAT News Now about OLLU president-elect Abel Chavez:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=search&v=313427054166713

On Feb. 7, a story on KSAT-12 about OLLU selecting the first Latino for president:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=search&v=313427054166713

On Feb. 7, a podcast interview on “Texas Business Minds” with OLLU president-elect Abel Chavez:  

https://tunein.com/podcasts/Business–Economics-Podcasts/Texas-Business-Minds-p1299673/?topicId=169688148

Campanas de America Valentine’s Day concert set for Feb. 12

The annual Campanas de America Valentine’s Day concert will be held at Thiry Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.

The concert offers an evening of romantic music performed by Campanas de America, a renowned, 12-piece mariachi ensemble. The band (Bells of America) was founded in 1978 and named after alumna Belle Ortiz (BA 1971).   

Tickets range from $15 to $30. Students, faculty and staff receive $5 off each ticket. All purchases must be made at the University Events Office located at the Durango House,  Monday through Friday, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Doors to the concert open at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Elizabeth Longoria at 210-528-7152 or email at elongoria@ollusa.edu.

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