The OLLU student body is invited to join in on the festivities as the campus prepares for the Christmas season by decorating the university campus with trees, wreaths, luminarias and blue poinsettias. The shape of the poinsettia flower and its leaves symbolize the Star of Bethlehem, which led the Wise Men to Jesus.
The decorating event will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 3-6:30 p.m., followed by a community thanksgiving prayer at 6:45 p.m. in the Mall Area by the lamp post by Sr. Jane Ann Slater. The event will conclude with a free thanksgiving meal in Sr. Annie B’s Cafeteria. All those who will be participating in helping to decorate are asked to sign up using the following link: https://forms.office.com/r/3KC7AdKcvB
The OLLU community is invited to take part in the combined Spirit Day/Convocation event set for Wednesday, Sept. 1, which will be the kick-off to a series of campus events designed to increase connection and communication. The second event, a University Update, will take place on Sept. 8. It will be followed by a series of Campus Conversations throughout September and October.
Spirit Day/Convocation will be held at 11 a.m. in the Mall area. A live stream for Houston and RGV campuses and online students will be available on the University Ministry Facebookpage.
Spirit Day/Convocation will include some traditional elements of both events, including the Spirit Day Mass, the recognition of service award recipients and addresses from the presidents of Faculty Assembly, Staff Senate (formerly Staff Advisory) and Student Government Association. It will be followed by a free hamburger lunch.
Spirit Day T-shirts are available for $15 from University Ministry. Staff members will be in the cafeteria during lunchtime each weekday until Spirit Day selling shirts, answering questions and raffling prizes. Shirts also can be purchased in the Elliott House each weekday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or online through this link: https://bit.ly/get2021spiritdayshirts.
Mission and Ministry is looking for 15 OLLU students to serve as mentors for the Encuentro High School Theology Institute this summer, June 17-24.
Twenty-five high-school students from throughout San Antonio will be participating in workshops, activities, service, and discussions designed to help them deepen their own faith and apply toward challenges within their community. College mentors will help facilitate planned activities and provide logistical support.
Mentors will receive a $1,600 stipend that will be given upon completion of the program, along with free food and housing during the event.
Mentors must be full-time OLLU students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Mentors must also be enrolled at OLLU for fall 2021 and have demonstrated a commitment to the Christian faith.
The application deadline is Wednesday at 5 p.m. Applications may be submitted to Roxanna Chavez in Elliott House, Room 103. For more information about requirements and benefits, contact email@example.com or call 210-528-7171.