February Brings Music, Literature, a Taste of the Brewing Business, and Black History Month

January 31, 2017

Saint Leo University welcomes those near University Campus to come and enjoy any of the following events. Parking is available in the campus garage, and in the evening is also often available in surface lots. The campus is at 33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo, four miles east of Interstate 75 (Exit 285).

Advisory: Watch for State Road 52 construction and possible nighttime closures.

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Wednesday, February 8, 7 p.m. - Classical pianist Sijing Ye  performs at the Saint Leo Abbey Church and the program will consist of works by Frederic Chopin. Ye was a student of both the Juilliard School of Music and the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto. She was the winner of the 2016 Miami International Piano Festival Concerto Competition and has earned other honors both internationally and in China, her nation of birth.

This concert is made possible through the generosity of the Monks of Saint Leo Abbey and Richard Behnke, friend of the university. Admission is free and all are welcome.

For more information, contact Jennifer “Megan” Orendorf of the School of Arts and Sciences at (352) 588-8401 or at jennifer.orendorf@saintleo.edu.

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Thursday, February 9, 6:30 p.m. – Special presentation,“Brewing Up Business: The Wonders of Small Business with Florida Breweries,” in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center. The School of Arts and Sciences is hosting this event, which will begin with a presentation by Mark DeNote ’04, editor of Florida Beer News  and author of The Great Florida Craft Beer Guide. A panel discussion will follow with representatives fromFlorida’s most well-known craft breweries, including Angry Chair, Barley Mow, Saint Somewhere, 7venth Sun, Coppertail Brewing Company, and Cigar City. A Q&A session will immediately follow.

There will be beer samples, while supplies last, and light snacks provided at 7:30 p.m. Members of the public ages 21 and older are invited to attend. Admission is granted with a valid ID and $5 ticket purchased either in advance by contacting Tammy Hunt at tamra.hunt@saintleo.edu or (352) 588-8294, or purchased at the door.

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Wednesday, February 15, 6:30 p.m. – Saint Leo City Limits: Sweethearts concert features an evening of sweets and popular love songs. The event opens at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby of Benedictine Hall with a dessert reception. The performance follows at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre, also inside Benedictine Hall. The Saint Leo Chamber Singers and Just the FACTS, the faculty-staff chorus, will perform. The event is free, although donations at the suggested level of $10 per person will be gratefully accepted in support of the university’s music program. Seating is limited and reservations can be made at http://yoursaintleo.edu/sweethearts.

For more information, contact Jennifer “Megan” Orendorf of the School of Arts and Sciences at (352) 588-8401 or at jennifer.orendorf@saintleo.edu.

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Tuesday, February 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – A Celebration of Black History  open house in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center. Join us to see exhibits featuring black superheroes, a feature film, African-American food, original caricature art, and presentations given by Saint Leo’s multicultural clubs as we explore the intersection of black empowerment, black film, and black superheroes. The open house is sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences and the Office of Student Activities. All are welcome. Admission is free.

For more information, contact Jennifer “Megan” Orendorf of the School of Arts and Sciences at (352) 588-8401 or at jennifer.orendorf@saintleo.edu.

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Wednesday, February 22, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.  – Literature for Lunch with writer Dan Albergotti  in TECO Hall, School of Business building. Join us for a session with Albergotti, author of The Boatloads, which was selected as the winner of the 2007 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, and Millennial Teeth, which was selected as the winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition in 2013. A graduate of the MFA program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and former poetry editor of The Greensboro Review, he founded the online journal Waccamaw at Coastal Carolina University, where he is professor and chair of the Department of English.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gianna Russo at gianna.russo@saintleo.edu or (352) 588-8282.

If you are unable to attend in person, use this link to watch the readings at your convenience. Links remain active for a few months.  http://itod.saintleo.edu/Mediasite/Play/c4968019ed454e768c6ddbfa7a57ad1a1d