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Día de los Muertos events begin Tuesday

Día de Los Muertos is a celebration of life, death and remembrance. To mark this occasion, University Ministry, the Center for Mexican American Studies and Research (CMASR) and the International Folk Culture Center (IFCC) have come together to hold a series of events throughout the week.

Events include an outing—with free tickets for students—to the San Antonio Botanical Gardens for the Frida Kahlo Oasis exhibit, a paper flower-making workshop, facemask decoration with free hot chocolate and tamales and a Day of the Dead luncheon at the CDP Cemetery on campus.

For information on all events, visit the Día de los Muertos page at https://bit.ly/DayoftheDead-at-OLLU.

OLLU family members wishing to honor loved ones with a candle on the altar at the annual Grotto Ceremony on Nov. 2 may either attend in person or submit names of their loved ones online at the link found on the above website. The names will also be a part of the Grotto Ceremony’s live-stream, broadcast on the University Ministry’s Facebook page (@ollu.ministry).

Sponsor Office or Organization: University Ministry, CMASR, IFCC

Contact Person: Creighton Chandler, Director of University Ministry

Sr. Christina Chávez, CDP, Assistant Director of University Ministry

Contact Number: 210-431-3973

Contact Email: ministry@ollusa.edu

Mariachi de los Santos to perform for HACU anniversary celebration

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and University (HACU has invited OLLU’s Mariachi de los Santos to be one of the featured pre-recorded musical performances at the President’s VIP Cultural Presentation Event to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the associations’ founding in San Antonio.

The presentation will take place virtually on Oct. 26 from 5-6 p.m. The event will pay tribute to HACU’s founders and integrate an educational component highlighting the Hispanic culture and the tradition of the Day of the Dead, a celebration of life.

HACU was founded in 1986 with 18 institutions seeking to advance opportunities for Hispanic Serving Institutions and the students they serve. OLLU was a HACU founding institution and the first home to the Association.

Among the invited guests will be the presidents and CEOs of our more than 500 member colleges and universities in the U.S., Latin America and Spain, along with school districts throughout the U.S, civic leaders, corporate representatives and partners dedicated to the educational success of Hispanics.

For more information about attending the virtual event, visit the HACU website: https://www.hacu.net/hacu/Annual_Conference1.asp