OLLU Founders Week begins today
Events to honor CDP heritage and tradition
Events during Founders Week, starting today through Friday, will honor the Congregation of Divine Providence, the order that founded Our Lady of the Lake in 1895. Through the sisters’ leadership, dedication to education and an unwavering belief in the providence of God, the strong values they instilled in the University still carry on today. Founders Week helps remind the present-day OLLU community of the important CDP legacy.
Each year, the University recognizes individual members of the CDP for their dedication to the University. The kick-off event at 10 a.m. today in the Renaissance Parlor will honor Sister Ann Bernadette Laubert (in the photo at right), who is better known around campus as Sister Annie B., the namesake of the cafeteria. Sister Annie B worked in the OLLU cafeteria for many years.
Sister Isabel Ball, CDP, PhD, professor of chemistry and director of mission effectiveness for OLLU, said Founders Week is important because the founding sisters overcame challenges and served in multiple roles as educators and staff members to keep the University operating in the early years.
“How did the sisters do it?” Ball said. “They were always of service. Everybody should be working that way and taking ownership so (OLLU) becomes their institution and they want it and their work to succeed.”
In addition to a caring service to others, social justice is another important CDP value, said Sister Ball, who has 53 years of service to OLLU. Sister Ball will be recognized at Thursday's Donor Luncheon for her commitment and service to the University.
As the University’s faculty and staff population now comprises only a few sisters of the CDP, Sister Ball said it is more important to continue the values of caring and sharing.
Gloria Urrabazo, vice president of mission, said that this year’s Founders celebration is a week of events with most events geared toward students and the entire community. Only the Donors Luncheon on Thursday is an invitation-only event.
“What we celebrate is who the sisters are, the charism and the commitment they made back in 1895,” Urrabazo said. “We carry on their tradition and commitment to education.”
See the Founders Week schedule below. This year’s events were organized by a committee that included Campus Activities, the Mission Office, Campus Ministry and the Office of Development. For more information on Founders Week events, contact the Mission Office at ext. 2193 or ext. 2371.
Founders Week Schedule of Events
- Monday – Kick-off Event (followed by Mass) – 10 a.m. – Renaissance Parlors
The "Celebrating Founders Week" kick-off event will honor Sister Annie B. and include a presentation on the importance of Founders Week. Refreshments will be provided. Following this event, a noon Mass will be held in the Faculty Lounge dedicated to OLLU's founders. All are invited.
- Tuesday – Tour of Heritage Room (followed by Mass) – 3:30 p.m. – Meet at the Switchboard
Visit the Congregation of Divine Providence’s Heritage room as Sister Michael Rose Stanzel gives a tour from 3:45-4:15 p.m. Mass will follow at 4:30 p.m. in the Assumption Chapel.
- Wednesday – Celebrating CDPs – 3:30 p.m. – Providence Hall West Social Room
Join the Registered Student Organizations and Lake Ambassadors as they honor the CDPs who work on campus.
- Thursday – Founders Day – 2 p.m. – Switchboard
Following a prayer service at Regan Hall, Campus Ministry will provide carnations and the RSOs and Lake Ambassadors will provide messages to be hand delivered to the CDPs. Join in this tradition.
- Friday – Lunch with Sister Margit Nagy, CDP, PhD – Noon – Providence Hall West Social Room
Learn about the history of the Congregation of Divine Providence. All Touchstone classes, commuters and Residence Assistants are invited to attend.
|Points from President Tessa Martinez Pollack, PhD
1. A Task Force of the Board of Trustees will meet next week to plan for a Board-led visioning process as a foundation to strategic planning and a major fundraising campaign.
2. We have contacted each member of our Washington legislative delegation to support a $615 total Pell Grant increase which would affect the majority of our undergraduate students.
3. Our annual Founders Day Luncheon will honor Sister Isabel Ball, Ric Kuper, Jon Lindskog, Evangelina Flores and the Baptist Health Foundation, all wonderful examples of philanthropy for our University.
Students are invited to provide feedback at President@lake.ollusa.edu on instruction, administrative services, academic support programs and any aspect of our operations that are helping or hindering their success at our University.
|Update from Executive Vice President David C. Estes, PhD
Thanks to all who worked so hard to make last week’s seasonal celebrations enjoyable for everyone. Last week was truly memorable.
The following faculty and staff have agreed to serve on the search committee for the Vice President for Academic Affairs: Kathryn Anderson (chair), Francine Danis, Cora LeDoux, Lamar Odom, Sister Ann Petrus, Catherine Rainwater, Adrienne Gomez-Rodriguez, Ed Smith, John Trayhan, Steve Wise and Sandy Zuniga. I am still waiting for the graduate and undergraduate students I have asked to respond to me. They will begin work this week so that the position advertisement and position profile will be available prior to the Christmas holidays.
Finalists for the position of Vice President for Marketing and Communications have been invited to visit campus before the Thanksgiving holidays
. Visit schedules are being arranged and will include an open forum for faculty and staff to meet the candidates.
The two candidates are Robert Wright and
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letter of interest and résumé. View Yoxall's
letter of interest and résumé.
Thanks to Thom Keyes, PhD, professor of philosophy, who is continuing to convene Socrates Café, an important contribution to our common intellectual life. This discussion group is open to all students, faculty and staff. It offers an opportunity to reflect on current events in a friendly and thoughtful way. Listeners are also welcome. Meetings are Nov. 14 and Dec. 5 at 3:45 p.m. in Main 115.
With the return to standard time and darkness setting in earlier, I remind you that the campus police continue to offer an escort service for those wishing to be accompanied to their cars or other campus buildings at night. Please phone 431-4022.
Everyone is always welcome to submit e-Comments to me to help us improve.
'A Midsummer Night's Dream' opens Friday in Thiry
Drama department's production runs through Nov. 18
The Drama Department, together with the 24th Street Players, will present Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" starting on Friday. The production, which will feature performances by many of OLLU's student and faculty
members, will be staged in Thiry Auditorium and will run through Nov. 18.
The 8 p.m. performances will be on Friday, Saturday and Nov. 15-17, while the matinee performances will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday and Nov. 18.
Admission is free for students, faculty and alumni who present their OLLU ID. General admission is $8; $6 for seniors/faculty/alumni and $5 for students. For more information, contact Victor Treviño, head of the Drama Department, at ext. 2146 or Greg Hinojosa, drama instructor at ext 2730.
Campus Recreation begins new fitness programs
Classes include yoga, sunrise fitness and cardio body sculpting
Campus Recreation invites the OLLU community to begin a workout program now and get a head start on New Year’s resolutions. All classes are free to students, faculty and staff. For more information, contact Adrienne Rodriguez, director of Campus Recreation/Associate Athletic Director, at 431-4154.
Campus Recreation is offering the following fitness classes:
- Sunrise Fitness – Tuesday and Thursday – UWAC (opens at 6 a.m. for an early morning workout)
- Yoga – Tuesday and Wednesday – 8:15-9:15 p.m. – UWAC 120
- Cardio Body Sculpting – Monday and Wednesday – 12:15-1 p.m. – UWAC 120
Learning from Leaders series continues this Tuesday
Rosemary E. Kowalski, founder of the RK Group, scheduled to speak
Rosemary Kowalski, owner of The RK Group, is the featured speaker in the Fall 2007 Learning from Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series this Tuesday from 9:55-11:10 a.m. in the Renaissance Parlors. Kowalski and her late husband, Henry Kowalski, opened a small barbecue restaurant in 1946. She prided herself on delicious food and one-of-a-kind customer service. Rosemary began catering parties for her friends soon after. She eventually closed her restaurant and created Catering by Rosemary, which became the official caterer to the San Antonio Convention Center.
In 1993, Rosemary transformed her business into The RK Group. She now runs 12 divisions which include catering and delivery, rentals and designs, management, floral arrangements and restaurants. Rosemary sits on several boards and is president of the Japan America Society of San Antonio. She enjoys interacting with young people and has hired several OLLU students.
During the fall semester, 13 business and civic leaders will visit as part of the lecture series. The purpose of the series, now in its fourth year, is to acquaint OLLU students with local leaders to learn how they run organizations and respond to leadership challenges. See the Schedule of Fall 2007 speakers.
The OLLU community is invited to attend. RSVP to Amanda Flores at 431-3955 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Rosemary Kowalski
Cheerleaders seek ‘Most Spirited’ at Wednesday’s game
Join the ‘Blue and White Out’ spirit contest at first home basketball game
Help the OLLU Club men's basketball team start the season with a bang. At the first home game at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, compete in the “Blue and White Out” spirit competition by wearing your best blue Lake attire.
The OLLU Cheerleaders want to fill the stands with a crowd clad in blue and white for the first home game and they will award the most spirited crowd members with prizes throughout the game. Show your school pride by dressing for the “Blue and White Out.” For more information, contact email@example.com.
Top row: The Dillo, Nadirah Elliot, Cher Munoz, Maddy Amashta, Kane Holstead, Kimberely Morin, and Mari Cervantes;
Bottom Row: Jesse Miller, Vanessa Acevedo, Marycarmen Lopez, Jennifer Rainey, Tedi Butolph and Ashley Vallejo.
'Gates of the Alamo' author to read, sign book on Thursday
Stephen Harrigan's novel is current '1 Book 1 San Antonio' selection
The University will welcome The Gates of the Alamo author Stephen Harrigan at 4 p.m. on Thursday in the Providence Hall West Social Room. Harrigan's novel is the 2007 1 Book 1 San Antonio selection. He will read and sign copies of his book during the event and will also answer questions from the audience.
OLLU students in English 1313 courses are reading Harrigan's book this semester and it was adopted for the University’s common read. The historical novel about the Battle of the Alamo was released in 2000 to coincide with the 164th anniversary of the fall of the Alamo.
The entire University community is welcome to attend.
Saturday's Culture Fair features food, music and fun
La Feria Cultural offers dance, exhibitions, music performances
OLLU will host “La Feria Cultural,” or Culture Fair, from 1-8 p.m. in the Mall Area that will offer various cultural dance, arts, crafts and musical performances along with food and drink booths hosted by various OLLU and community organizations. This event is free and open to the public.
Activities run throughout the day with a different performer on the half hour. Performers include Mariachi OLLU, Bluebonnet Scottish Dancers, the San Antonio Swing Society, Peruvian and Contra dancers and Mestizo: Escuela de Baile Folklorico. Food and drink booths will include nachos, aguas frescas and hot chocolate sponsored by OLLU's La Sociedad Hispana Cultural and Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society and flautas sponsored by the ladies of Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. Rho Chapter. Arts activities include origami by the OLLU International Club and kids instruments by the OLLU Student Moms group.
This event promotes the cultural traditions of San Antonio’s diverse ethnic groups. Event organizers include the International Folk Culture Center, Center for Women in Church and Society, Center for Mexican American Studies and Research and the Art Department. For more information, call the IFCC at 431-3922.
Support the CDP Christmas sale this weekend
Proceeds go toward the CDP ministries
The Sisters of Divine Providence based at Our Lady of the Lake Convent, will be selling hand-made crafts and homemade baked goods to those looking to get a head start on their holiday shopping from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the convent.
Call 434-1866 for more information. The CDP is a registered non-profit charitable 501c(3) organization.
'Zero Day' Anime Convention on Saturday
Event promotes the Japanese animation form and culture
OLLU will host the “Zero Day Anime” convention on Saturday to celebrate the Japanese culture and specifically, the art of anime, the distinctive style of Japanese animation that has grown in popularity worldwide.
Sponsored by San Japan, a non-profit group devoted to bringing Japanese cultural awareness to San Antonio, event proceeds will support the OLLU Anime Club and Congregation of Divine Providence. The convention runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in various locations on the OLLU campus, including the University Wellness and Activities Center gym and in Providence Hall West Social Room.
Highlights include a Cosplay Contest where contestants dress as their favorite anime character and appearances by actor Josh Grelle, who has voiced characters in anime series like Comic Party Revolution, Gatchaman and Air Gear; Samantha Inoue-Harte, a voice actor known for her roles in over 30 anime series and movies including Final Fantasy: Unlimited; Larissa Wolcott, a voice actor who is most famous for her role as Excel from Excel Saga; and anime artist Amelie Belcher, known as "the angriest chick on the net" and creator of the popular Web comic, "The Real Life Adventures of Amelie."
Photo: (left) The OLLU Mizuumi Anime Club president Jose Luis De La Cruz, an OLLU senior, poses with a cosplay contestant portraying the character, Starscream.
Support the Mexico Immersion Experience
Donations needed for Nov. 17 yard sale
Donations are needed for a yard sale on Nov. 17 to support the Mexico Immersion Experience. All donated items will benefit the people of Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Clothing, toys, household items, furniture and other useful items will be accepted. If you have items to donate or for questions, e-mail: Scott Saavedra (firstname.lastname@example.org), Kristen Salazar (email@example.com) or Jerry Morales (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Project Student Excellence seeks tutors
Apply for the spring semester
Project Student Excellece (PSE) is currently taking
applications for tutors for the spring 2008 semester in the following
subjects: math, statistics, English, Spanish, science, accounting, and
social sciences. For more information or to get an application,
Mar-y-Sol Salinas, project specialist
in the TRIO Office, 235 Main, at ext. 2590
or e-mail: email@example.com.
Library Services Satisfaction Survey
Your opinion counts, win a gift card
During the month of November, the Sueltenfuss Library will be conducting an online survey, LibQual+, to learn more about how faculty and staff view the library and what services they expect to find there. If you choose to participate, you will be eligible to win one of five $50 gift cards. For more information about the survey, visit our FAAQ or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. To take the survey, click here.
Political Science Student Association to host voter registrar meeting
Volunteers will be deputized to register voters in Bexar County
The Political Science Student Association will be hosting a meeting with a staff person from the office of Cindy Duarte, Voter Registration Coordinator of Bexar County, to deputize volunteers to serve as volunteer voter registrars. The meeting will be held on Nov. 13 at 3:30 p.m. in Main 301. Anyone certified at the meeting will then be legally qualified to register voters in Bexar county. The student association is planning for a large-scale voter registration drive during the spring semester.
Our Lady of the Lake University returned to intercollegiate athletics this fall with a men’s soccer team and a women’s volleyball team through the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Visit the Athletics Web site for more information.
Highlights of the teams’ games and matches are as follows:
Saints volleyball team wins last match of inaugural season
Squad closes seasons with 5 wins, 15 losses
The OLLU Saints’ women’s volleyball team won one match and lost two during the Huston-Tillotson University tournament in Austin this past weekend, ending its season at 5 wins, 15 losses. The team played a five-game match against Loyola University (LU) from New Orleans on Friday. The Saints showed LU, one of the leaders in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference in Division 1 – NAIA with a record of 20 wins and 10 losses that they were not going to make it easy for them to win. OLLU lost game one by only two points, 30-32. The Saints came back in game two, winning 30-23. Game three was lost to LU, 29-31. The Saints tied the match at two a piece by winning game four, 30-25. The Wolfpack from LU won the tiebreaker 15-12 and the match 3-2. Game stats are as follows: Aces: Madison Madrid, 4; Maricela Madrigal, 5; Miranda Montes, 3; Assists: Madrigal, 15; Danielle Otero, 20; Blocks: Kelsey Johnson, 8; Jovana Nadaski, 5; Digs: Madrid, 29; Otero, 16; Sarah Lindsay, 8; Madrigal, 8; Kills: Jessica Ramirez, 12; Ashley McCormick 10; Alexandria Mendoza, 10; Johnson, 7; Nadaski, 7.
OLLU’s second match played Saturday afternoon against Wayland Baptist University from Plainview, Texas, went five games, as well. The Saints started out slow losing game one 18-30, but the squad prevailed, winning game three and four by the identical scores of 31-29. WBU, whose record in the Sooner Athletic Conference in Division 1 – NAIA, is 23-15, won the fourth game, 32-30, tying the match at two games each. The tiebreaker went to the Plainview squad, 15-13, which gave them the match 3-2. Game stats are as follows: Aces: Madrid, 3; McCormick, 3; Assists: Madrigal, 24; Otero, 31; Blocks: Mendoza, 4; Digs: Madrid, 35; Otero, 21; Lindsay, 16; Kills: Ramirez, 20; McCormick, 12; Johnson, 13; Mendoza, 13.
The Saints played their final match of the tournament and of the 2007 inaugural season on Saturday evening against Huston-Tillotston University. The Saints took all three games against the team from Austin, whose record is 0-33. The scores were 30-19, 30-23 and 30-23. Game stats are as follows: Aces: Montes, 3; Johnson, 2; Assists: Madrigal, 19; Otero, 18; Blocks: Johnson, 6; Digs: Madrid, 11; Otero, 8; Kills: Ramirez, 10; Johnson, 10; Mendoza, 8; Nadaski, 6.
Congratulations to the entire Saints’ women’s volleyball team for an exciting first season.
Photo: OLLU Saints volleyball team, from left: Miranda Montes, Jovana Nadaski, Lauren Eveler, Melissa Hurtado, Kelsey Johnson, Maricela Madrigal, Madison Madrid, Jessica Ramirez, Danielle Otero, Alexandria Mendoza, Jennifer Martinez, Ashley McCormick and Sarah Lindsay.
Online form available for prospective students interested in soccer
Men’s soccer returns, women’s soccer to be added in 2008-2009 season
June 2006, Our Lady of the Lake University began a men's soccer team and a women's volleyball team through the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). In 2008-2009, OLLU will add a women's soccer team, as well as a men's and women's golf program and a men's and women's tennis squad.
Shane Hurley, head coach of the OLLU men’s soccer team, is recruiting players for the men’s and women’s soccer teams. If the OLLU community knows of students who might be interested in joining the men’s or women’s intercollegiate soccer teams at OLLU, ask them to fill out the Prospective Student-Athlete Form.
The intercollegiate athletic program fulfills the mission and purpose of the University by increasing the diversity of the student population, establishing a co-curricular learning community and promoting a holistic approach in the six dimensions of wellness -- social, intellectual, spiritual, emotional, occupational and physical.
For additional information, contact Coach Shane Hurley at 210-434-6711, ext. 2787 or email@example.com or visit the OLLU Soccer Web site.
Photo: Coach Shane Hurley and members of the men’s soccer team.
Drama department paints faces for Halloween
The OLLU Drama Department and Alpha Psi Omega, the drama honor society, set up a face paintingbooth in the Mall Area on Halloween last week.
Faculty from the Drama Department and students, many in the Stage Makeup course, volunteered their artistic skills for students, faculty and staff.
Photo: Students line up as Victor Treviño, Drama Department chair, (in the foreground), paints a realistic looking scar on the face of Jack Hank, vice president for student life, while Greg Hinojosa, drama instructor, works on a student's face.
Halloween event brings out OLLU spirits
Staff social fills the Chapel Auditorium
Last Wednesday's Staff Organization Halloween Social filled the Chapel Auditorium with costumed characters of all types, food, music and a cheering crowd of staff and faculty members. The costume contest included scary, funny, creative and outrageous individual and group costumes.
The winners of the Office Decorating and costume contest were announced and are the following:
Office Decorating Contest:
- 1st: Communications & Marketing – “Egyptian Tomb” (pictured at right)
- 2nd: Post Office – "Alice in Wonderland”
- 3rd: TRIO – “Nightmare before Christmas” and Technical Services – “SpongeBob Squarepants Land”
Honorable Mentions: Administrative Technology – “Chicago” (pictured at left) and Student Employment – “Nightmare before Christmas”
Costume Contest Winners:
Best Group Costume:
- 1st: Admissions Office – “Shrek Family” (pictured at right)
- 2nd: Communications & Marketing – “Egyptians” (pictured above at right)
- 3rd: TRIO – “Shaft & Cleo”
Best Individual Costumes
Most Original “Scariest” Costume:
- 1st: Darrell Hoberer, network administrator – “Witchy Woman” (pictured at left)
- 2nd: Terry Andrade, La Llamada program coordinator – “Grim Reaper”
- 3rd: Manuel Ancira, groundskeeper – “Bloody Face”
- 1st: Matthew Rocha, TRIO administrative secretary – “El Cucui” (pictured at right)
- 2nd: Emmie Garcia, accounts payable, and Paul Frisch, vice president of Library, Instructional and Technology Services – “Danny & Sandy”
- 3rd: Cesar Hernandez, digital media technician –“Dancing Ghost”
Office Decorating Contest judges were: D.J. Rodriguez, Campus Recreation; Mary Jane Torres, Bookstore; Cyndi Cavazos, Development & Alumni Relations; and OLLU student Derek Ezell.
Costume Contest judges were: Dr. Tessa Martinez Pollack, President; Raju Patel, bookstore manager; and Masha Holl of the College of Arts & Sciences.
Clothesline project calls attention to abuse
T-shirts displays colorful messages of hope
The Clothesline Project sponsored last week by Counseling Services allowed participants to create colorful messages of hope and healing regarding the pain of domestic violence. The project, part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, was a visual display of T-shirts with graphic messages and illustrations designed by victims of violence and/or their loved ones with the goal of increasing awareness of domestic violence.
Photo: The finished T-shirts of the Clothesline Project hang across the University Mall Area.
More than 140 students serve during vOLLUnteer IMPACT
Event part of 'National Make a Difference Day'
On Oct. 27, more than 140 student volunteers participated in vOLLUnteer IMPACT as part of National Make a Difference Day. The group met for breakfast and prayer and then completed four hours of service. Students served five non-profit agencies: Madonna Neighborhood Center, Medina Natural Area, United Way’s Paint Your Heart Out, Time Dollar and Lake Elmendorf Clean-up. After lunch, they participated in theological reflection with the Congregation of Divine Providence. The vOLLUnteer Unity Council and the Center for Service-Learning and Volunteerism hosted the event.
OLLU SIFE Week 2007 is Nov. 13-16
Learn more about Students in Free Enterprise
Schedule of events:
- Nov. 13 – SIFE Business Etiquette Dinner – 6:15 p.m. – Providence Hall West Social Room
Guest speaker Mae Escobar of Amaezing Marketing. Fee: $5/student; $10/adult (community). Escobar discusses dinner etiquette and interviewing skills. Catering by Macaroni Grille, Olive Garden, RK Group and Chartwells.
- Nov. 14 – SIFE Mixer – 7 p.m. – Providence Hall Blue Room
Learn how to join SIFE and enjoy free ice cream, board games, music and sodas.
- Nov. 15 – “Who Wants to be Ethical?” – 6 p.m. – Library Community Room
Play an ethics game with prizes for winners and refreshments for all participants.
- Nov. 16 –Résumé Writing Workshop – 6 p.m. – Providence Hall Blue Room
Guest presenter: Professor Michael Mercer from University of the Incarnate Word
McNair application materials due Wednesday
The McNair Scholars Program can help you get into graduate school with paid research opportunities, GRE preparation, funding search assistance and financial support for the application process. To apply, you must be a sophomore or junior at OLLU with a 3.0 GPA or higher and a first-generation student who meets income criteria or be a member of a group traditionally underrepresented in graduate programs, as defined by the U.S. Dept. of Education. Download an application, call ext. 2590 or visit the TRIO office in Main 235. The application deadline is Wednesday.
Nominate a Staff Employee of the Month
Any full, part or half-time OLLU staff member is eligible for Employee of the Month, which recognizes staff members who have made a distinct contribution to OLLU and the University mission. Nomination forms and guidelines are online or in hard copy in the Staff Lounge. Submit nomination forms to firstname.lastname@example.org or in the drop box in the Staff Lounge. Forms are due by the 25th of every month to be considered for the following month.
Ongoing – Dia de los Muertos Altar exhibit – Library (second floor)
Visit the Dia de los Muertos altar that honors deceased faculty members. It is located on the library's second floor.
Monday – Financial Aid office closed – 2-4 p.m. (every Monday during fall semester)
The Office of Financial Aid will be closed from 2-4 p.m. today for staff training. This training will continue every Monday from 2-4 p.m. until the end of the fall 2007 semester.
Monday – Candlelight Ticket Sales Begin – 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. – Cafeteria Hallway
Wednesday – OLLU Music Day – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. – Mall Area
For more information on any of OLLU’s music events, call ext. 2219 or e-mail email@example.com.
Wednesday – Jazz Ensemble Concert – 7:30 p.m. – Thiry Auditorium
Thursday – Diabetes Awareness – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Mall Area
Check your risk factors for diabetes. For more information, contact Health Services at ext. 2341.
Thursday and Nov. 14 – Centro Med medical coverage presentation – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – GDR II
The Center for Women in Church and Society announces that Centro Med, a non-profit organization, will be at OLLU to provide current information about medical coverage for the uninsured. For more Information contact the
Center for Women in Church and Society at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday – Cultural Fair – 1-8 p.m. – Mall Area
Sunday – Honors Reception (university-wide) – 5 p.m. – Providence Hall West Social Room
Nov. 12 – Student Voice Recital – 7:30 p.m. – Thiry Auditorium
Nov. 13 – “The Media’s Coverage of the Iraq War: Then and Now” – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – UWAC 109
Nov. 13 – Recycled Percussion – 7 p.m. – Thiry Auditorium
Recycled Percussion has emerged from an underground live show sensation to one of the most powerful touring shows in the U.S. The band has brought the terms “Power Percussion” and “Junk Rock” into mainstream music circles with their acclaimed live show. For more information, visit www.recycledpercussion.com.
Featured speakers during this panel discussion are Sig Christenson, military reporter for the San Antonio Express-News, and Gary Newsom, national editor for the Express-News. Christenson has traveled to both Iraq and Afghanistan and will speak about his experiences. The panel is sponsored by the Communication Arts program and Lakeside Production Crew.
Nov. 13 – Jaime Martinez, speech on immigration issues and Cesar Chavez legacy – 5:15 p.m. – Library Community Room
Jaime Martinez, national LULAC treasurer and founder of the Cesar E. Chavez March for Justice, will speak on current immigration issues and the legacy of Cesar Chavez.
Nov. 14 – Jesse James Leija: Spirit of Character – 4 p.m. – UWAC Gym
La Llamada and Campus Recreation will sponsor a presentation by two-time boxing World Champion and San Antonio native Jesse James Leija. He will talk about the importance of maintaining a “Spirit of Character” in academics, sports and interpersonal relationships.
Nov. 14 – Socrates Café – 3:45 p.m. – Main 115
The third meeting of the discussion group is open to all students, faculty and staff. The topic is chosen at the start of the meeting. Socrates Cafe provides an opportunity to discuss interesting issues in a friendly, comfortable environment. Listeners are welcome.
Nov. 16 – Reading by author Keith Bowden – 7 p.m. – Providence Hall West Social Room
OLLU’s Center for Mexican American Studies and Research will host a book reading and presentation by Keith Bowden, author of The Tecate Journals: Seventy Days on the Rio Grande. His book will be available for sale and a book-signing will follow the presentation. For additional information, contact Yvette Benavides, associate professor of English, at email@example.com or ext. 2277.
Nov. 19 – Student Instrumental and Piano Recital – 7:30 p.m. – Thiry Auditorium
Nov. 27 – OLLU Ensembles Recital – 7:30 p.m. – Thiry Auditorium
Nov. 29 – University Choir Concert – 7:30 p.m. – Thiry Auditorium
Dec. 5 – Socrates Café – 3:45 p.m. – Main 115
The fourth meeting of the discussion group is open to all students, faculty and staff. The topic is chosen at the start of the meeting. Socrates Cafe provides an opportunity to discuss interesting issues in a friendly, comfortable environment. Listeners are welcome.
Sister Nagy featured on local radio show
Sister Margit Nagy, CDP, PhD, was interviewed on "The Arab World/Islamic Society" for the Sunday Senior Spotlight program that aired Oct. 21 on KKYX - 680 AM.
Professor Bender to conduct controllership workshop
Blaise C. Bender, MS, MPA, CPA, JD will conduct the 10th Annual Controllership Workshop for the Houston Chapter of CPA on Thursday. On Nov. 14, he will speak to the attorneys and CPAs in Rio Grande Valley on the new Texas margin tax and the impact on education in Texas.
MBA students tour bottling and mill plants
Tours were part of graduate management course
On Oct. 20, the BADM 8319: Supply Chain and Operations Management (section 2) class toured the Oak Farms Dairy processing and bottling plant. The tour included the processing of incoming raw milk into pasteurized and homogenized bottled milk and was organized by MBA student Amber Muenchow. On Oct. 22, the section 1 class toured the CMC Steel Texas mini-mill plant in Seguin. Students witnessed the conversion of scrap steel into structural steel for construction use. MBA student Crystal Carnes organized the Seguin trip.
The tours, part of Daniel Glaser-Segura’s classes, provide MBA students an opportunity to experience how the principles taught in class are implemented in real-life situations. Glaser-Segura, PhD, associate professor of business administration, thanks the two OLLU students for organizing the tours.
Dr. Glaser-Segura presents in Argentina
Research centers on world class manufacturing
Daniel Glaser-Segura, PhD, associate professor of business administration, gave an eight-hour presentation on World Class Manufacturing in late October to more than 60 business owners and managers at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba in Argentina, as part of that university’s outreach to the city’s small and medium sized businesses. Dr. Glaser-Segura then presented for four hours to about 35 students and faculty at the Universidad Católica de Córdoba, a Jesuit institution, on Oct 29 on the same topic. The city of Córdoba, of more than a million inhabitants, is home to two automobile assembly plants for Fiat and Renault and a transmission production facility for Volkswagen as well as other auto manufacturers. Dr. Glaser-Segura gathered data for a study on the use of Just-In-Time, Total Quality Management and Supply Chain Management in Argentina as part of his Hearst Research Grant. The data will be added to data from Romania and a third country to be chosen to determine the use of these practices in emerging economies.
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Nov. 3: San Antonio Express-News – Volleyball Results – OLLU vs. Loyola
Nov. 2: San Antonio Express-News – “Weekender — Stage calendar for Nov. 2-8,” announces A Midsummer Night's Dream at OLLU, which opens on Friday.
Nov. 1: Bizjournals.com – “Effort launched to fund Japanese language studies in San Antonio,” mentions OLLU will match tuition funds from a scholarship from the Japan-America Society of San Antonio.
Oct. 30: KENS-TV – Great Day S.A. featured OLLU Anime Club’s Darrell Hoberer and upcoming Anime Convention.
Oct. 29 : Nevada News – “Eric Albers named 2007 Social Worker of the Year,” mentions that Eric Albers earned his master’s of social work degree in 1976 from Our Lady of the Lake University.
Oct. 28: San Antonio Express-News – “Comment: To boost city's trust in police, hit the streets,” is written by George A. Holmes, a student at Our Lady of the Lake University majoring in information systems and security, who is retired from the Air Force.
Oct. 26: Community College Times – “Calif. college honored for Latino efforts,” mentions OLLU being selected as one of three “Examples of Excelencia” by Excelencia in Education.
Oct. 23: Southside Reporter – “OLLU students offer free computer classes,” promotes the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) computer classes.
Oct. 22: San Antonio Express-News – “Group celebrates purple Jesus,” mentions Maria Montoya, a professor at Our Lady of the Lake University, who organized an event to celebrate El Señor de los Milagros, or Lord of Miracles.
Oct. 9: Hoy (Los Angeles) – “San Antonio, verdaderamente mexicana,” mentions OLLU.
Sept. 27: Medina Valley Times – “Medina Valley negotiates with architectural firm,” mentions that a San Antonio-based architectural firm has completed projects at area colleges, including Our Lady of the Lake University.
Sept. 27: Castroville News Bulletin and Medina Valley Times – “Moye Center celebrates Heritage Day,” features a photo of OLLU’s Mariachi Band who played at last year’s festival.
The following are essential points from the Oct. 25 meeting of the Institutional Advancement and Board Development committee of the Board of Trustees:
- Resource development goals for 2007-2008 will be highlighted by a multi-year budget-relieving scholarship drive.
- The committee reaffirmed the Board’s commitment to lead by example and take responsibility for raising 20 percent of the Annual Fund goal or $100,000 by May 31, 2008.
- A search committee is interviewing candidates for the newly created position of Vice President for Marketing and Communications.