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Media liasons can be reached at:
Patty Constantin: 431-5505  Marquita Eldridge: 434-6711, ext. 2735  Anne Gomez: 434-6711, ext. 2846  Ken Rodriguez: 434-6711, ext. 2571


2013 Releases

OLLU begins dual credit program with Holy Cross of San Antionio
Program allows juniors, seniors to earn college credit from OLLU
(Aug. 21, 2013)-Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) and Holy Cross of San Antionio have entered into a partnership to create a dual credit program. The partnership will allow juniors and seniors from Holy Cross of San Antionio to earn college credit from OLLU. Read more.
OLLU proudly serves veterans by participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program
Addition of program adds to veterans' education benefits available at OLLU
(Aug. 7, 2013)-Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) is proud to announce its participation in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Program. Participating in the program allows OLLU to further serve veterans and their families. Read more.
OLLU to offer more degree options in the Woodlands
New offerings extend number of programs available at reduced tuition rate
(Aug. 5, 2013)-Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) is extending the degree options available for studets at the Woodlands campus beginning fall 2013. Read more.
OLLU welcomes two new deans
New deans bring wealth of knowledge and experience to OLLU
(July 2, 2013)-Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) is pleased to welcome Marcheta P. Evens, PhD, and Dwayne A. Banks, PhD, to the Division of Academic Affairs as the University prepares for the 2013-2014 academic year. Read more.

OLLU hosting thrid annual 'Camp Jersig' for children with cleft lip/palate
OLLU graduate students lead individual and group speech sessions for campers
(June 18, 2013)-The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) Harry Jersig Speech-Language-Hearing Center is hosting the thrid annual "Camp Jersig," June 17-28, 2013. The two-week long day camp serves children with cleft lip and/or palate.
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OLLU's Social Work programs receive reaccreditation
Reaccreditation allows programs to continue through 2020
(June 14, 2013)-Over 70 years of educating social workers continues at Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) with news from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) that the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) programs have been reaffirmed through 2020.
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Fr. Garcia to serve as commencement speaker
Graduation ceremony will be held at Freeman Coliseum
(April 26, 2013)-The Rev. David Garcia, director of the Old Spanish Missions for the Archdiocese of San Antonio, will serve as commencement speaker when more than 300 OLLU gradtuate and undergraduate students take part in commencement ceremonies on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Freeman Coliseum. 
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Kyle Park and Hudson Moore to headline 'Best of the West'
Texas Country music stars will close out OLLU's Fiesta® celebration
(April 10, 2013)-Texas Country music favorite Kyle Park will be the entertainment headliner at the 2013 "Best of the West" Fiesta® event on the campus of Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU). Read more.

'Best of the West' celebrates San Antonio's Westside
Celebration will provide food, music and fun for the whole family
(April 10, 2013)-Our Lady of the Lake University's (OLLU) second annual "Best of the West" Fiesta® event will take place Sunday, April 21, from 1-9 p.m. Read more. 

'All the World's A Stage' features diverse lineup of authors
OLLU's 2013 LIterary Festival celebrates the written and spoken word
(March 28, 2013)-Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) Annual Literary Festival, titles, "All the World's A Stage," takes place April 2-9, 2013. Antonya Nelson, award-winning author, serves as this year's headline author.
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Mizuumi-Con 6 Anime Convention ready to bring fantasy to OLLU
Convention will include popular voice actors and family-friendly fun
(March 13, 2013)-Mizuumi-Con 6, Our Lady of the Lake University's (OLLU) annual Anime, Gaming and Japanese Culture Convention, will take place Saturday, March 23, 2013, from 10 a.m.-midnight.
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OLLU set to unveil 2013 Fiesta® Medal this week
Celebration will unveil medal and 'Best of the West' entertainment headliner
(Feb. 26, 2013)-Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) will unveil its 2013 Fiesta® Medal Thursday, Feb. 28, in a celebration on campus. The event will begin at 12:15 p.m. in front of Moye Hall.
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President Obama's inauguration ceremony poet is OLLU's spring 2013 visiting writer

Richard Blanco will be a featured writer during OLLU's annual Literary Festival
(Jan. 15, 2013) President Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony poet, Richard Blanco, is also OLLU’s spring 2013 visiting writer. He will teach several classes during the semester and give a public reading on April 2 at 7 p.m. in Providence Hall, Blue Room.
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2012 Releases

OLLU alumna Veronica Salazar Escobedo named as commencement speaker
Graduation ceremony will be held at Freeman Coliseum
(Dec. 13, 2012) - Veronica Salazar Escobedo, Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) alumna, civic leader and community volunteer, will address graduates and their guests at OLLU's springs commencement ceremony to be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Freeman Coliseum. Read more

OLLU student-athlete recipient of Hogg Foundation Scholarship
Student is one of 11 in Texas to receive scholarship
(Oct. 5, 2012) - Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) graduate students and women's soccer player, Rebekah Valenta, has been selected to receive the 2012 Ima Hogg Scholarship for Mental Health. Read more.

OLLU McNair Scholars program receives $1.125 million grant
Grant allows OLLU to continue McNair Scholars Program
(Sept. 6, 2012) - Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) has received $1.125 million from the Reginald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program to continue the McNair Scholars Program for the next five years. Read more

OLLU welcomes new research officer
New chief research officer has extensive higher education and military experience
(July 31, 2012)  Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey E. Kantor, PhD as Chief Strategy and Research Officer overseeing the Office of Institutional Research. Read more.   

OLLU named in “Top 100 Degree Producers” for Hispanics earning master’s degrees
University ranked 16 among Texas master’s universities
(July 20, 2012) – Diverse Magazine has ranked Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) among the “Top 100 Degree Producers” for Hispanics earning master’s degrees. OLLU is ranked 63 inthe nation and 16 among Texas master’s universities. Read more. 

OLLU welcomes two new members to the administration 
Appointments come in time to prepare for the new academic year 
(July 10, 2012) – Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) is pleased to announce the appointments of two new members to the Division of Academic Affairs. Kenneth P. Gonzalez, PhD, and Michael J. Laney, PhD, join the University in time to prepare for the 2012-2013 academic year.  Read more.

Gordon Hartman Family Foundation makes donation for OLLU’s Camp Jersig 
Donation provides an all-expenses paid camp for children with cleft lip and/or palate 
(June 7, 2012) – The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation donated $16,490 to Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) to help fund the University’s second annual Camp Jersig—a two-week long day camp for children with cleft lip and/or palate.Read more.

OLLU’s Sister Ball to retire after 58 years of service 
Farewell celebration planned for Thursday, May 10, 12:15 p.m
(May 9, 2012) – Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) announced that Sister Isabel Ball, CDP, will retire after 58 years of service to the University. Read more.
Sheryl Sculley will serve as commencement speaker
Graduation ceremony will be held at Freeman Coliseum 
(May 2, 2012)Sheryl Sculley, San Antonio's city manager, will address graduates and their guests at OLLU's spring commencement ceremony to be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Freeman Coliseum. Read moreList of graduates.

Six OLLU McNair Scholar graduates have El Paso roots 
Three graduates are alumni of Horizon High School 
(May 2, 2012) – As 314 graduates participate in commencement exercises on Saturday, May 5, seven represent the McNair Scholars program at Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU). Of those seven scholars, six call El Paso, Texas home. Sonia Bernal, Ana Flores, Veronica Garay, Elizabeth Holguin, Jesse Rojas and Flor Salas graduated from El Paso high schools and chose OLLU as the place to continue their educational endeavors. Read more.

OLLU to host leadership institute for future bilingual education teachers and scholars 
OLLU alumnus and former senator Joe Bernal to deliver keynote speech 
(April 26, 2012) – Joe Bernal, Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) alumnus and former state senator, is one of the keynote speakers scheduled for the inaugural Statewide Bilingual Student Organization (BESO) Leadership Institute. Read more.

OLLU re-designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence 
Designation allows university to continue building Information Assurance program 
(April 24, 2012) – The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have re-designated Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Systems Security Education for its undergraduate and graduate programs in Computer Information Systems and Security (CISS). Read more.

OLLU ranked among top 25 schools granting graduate degrees to Hispanics 
University ranked second of San Antonio institutions on the list 
(April 18, 2012) – Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) ranks No. 15 on The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine’s list of the top 25 schools that grant graduate degrees to Hispanics in business, management or marketing. OLLU is fourth among the Texas universities that made the list, and second in San Antonio. Read more.

OLLU Honored for Community Service 
642 Schools Named to Honor Roll 
(April 4, 2012)Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the third consecutive year for its work in Latina empowerment, education initiatives, and promoting economic opportunities. Read more. 

‘United: Past/Present’ features diverse lineup of authors 
OLLU’s 2012 Literary Festival explores various effects of the past 
(April 2, 2012)Our Lady of the Lake University’s (OLLU) Annual Literary Festival, titled “United: Past/Present,” takes place April 10-16, 2012. Judith Ortiz Cofer, award-winning poet, novelist, essayist, children's book author and educator, is the featured author. Read more.

OLLU Center for Mexican American Studies and Research announces ninth annual conference 
Scholarly research and panel discussions focus on the Mexican American experience 
(March 2, 2012)Our Lady of the Lake University’s Center for Mexican American Studies and Research (CMASR) will host its ninth annual Studies and Research Conference on March 22-24, 2012 on the campus of Our Lady of the Lake University. Read more.

OLLU and theFund to host Arts Alive! 
Event offers the community an opportunity to celebrate fine arts 
(March 2, 2012)Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) and theFund will host its first ever Arts Alive! event on the campus of Our Lady of the Lake University on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 in Thiry Auditorium from 7-9 p.m. Read more.

Our Lady of the Lake University student awarded Hogg Foundation Scholarship 
(Feb. 23, 2012)Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) graduate student Yesenia Almeda has been awarded a scholarship by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health to support bilingual mental health services in Texas. Almeda is a student in OLLU's Worden School of Social Service. Read more.

OLLU-Houston Celebrates Grand Opening of New 
Location in The Woodlands 
(Feb. 4, 2012) After taking its groundbreaking Weekend College model to Houston 25 years ago, Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) celbrated the grand opening of its new campus Saturday at Lone Star College's University Center in The Woodlands. Read more.

Author/poet Benjamin Alire Sáenz to present reading at OLLU 
Award-winning author also will visit with high school students 
(Jan. 20, 2012) -- Author and poet Dr. Benjamin Alire Sáenz will present a public reading at Our Lady of the Lake University and session for high school students on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Read more.

OLLU names Dr. Mary Ann Acevedo to Moody Professorship 
Public lecture will be presented on Monday, Jan. 9 
(Jan. 12, 2012)Dr. Mary Ann Acevedo, professor of communication disorders, has been honored with the Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) Moody Professorship for 2011-2012. The award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the academic programs of OLLU through teaching and outstanding faculty leadership. Read more

 


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