March Calendar Features Holocaust Survivor in Daytime Program

March 10, 2017

March is one of the busiest months of the year at University Campus with a number of events that are open to the public. University Campus is at 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, FL, 33574. Free parking is available in the campus garage and during the evenings is often available in surface lots.

Monday, March 27, midday  – Poet and writing teacher Michelle Boisseau will read from her works 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., in TECO Hall, the School of Business building. The public is invited, and there is no charge for admission to this event, held in conjunction Women’s History Month. Boisseau is a professor of English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is one of the authors of the widely used textbook, Writing Poems, now in its eighth edition. Her most recent collection of poetry is called Among the Gorgons and was published last year by the University of Tampa Press. The University of Arkansas Press published two prior collections, A Sunday in God-Years  and Trembling Air.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Language Studies and the Arts. For more information, please contact Jennifer “Megan” Orendorf in the School of Arts and Sciences at (352) 588-8401 or at

Tuesday, March 28, 6 to 8 p.m. – The annual Science Café sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and Science takes place on the second floor of Lewis Hall. The subject of the interactive exhibits will be cephalopods, the curious marine mollusks that have distinct heads and varying numbers of legs, such as the octopus. The café is open to people of all ages. Children should be accompanied by adults. Admission is free. Visitors to campus will see that Lewis Hall is the three-story building on the right immediately visible upon entering the main campus roadway.

For more information, or to reserve one’s own water molecule model, please contact Dr. Audrey Shor of the science faculty at (352) 588-8425 or by email at

WWII Map of Amsterdam Wednesday, March 29, morning -  Holocaust survivor Pieter Kohnstam presents “Narrow Escape – A Flight to Freedom,” the story of his family’s frightening departure from Amsterdam in 1942 and the subject of his later book, A Chance to Live: A Family’s Journey to Freedom. The young Kohnstam was a childhood friend of diarist Anne Frank, and the two families were neighbors. He will speak at 10:30 a.m. in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center. The public is invited and admission is free. The program is sponsored by the Saint Leo University Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies.

For more information or assistance, contact Megan Orendorf at the School of Arts and Sciences, at or (352) 588-8401.

Friday, March 31, evening - Opening performance of the student production of the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee  at 7 the Black Box Theatre of Benedictine Hall. Student performers are staging six weekend performances of this story of six quirky middle-school students expressing their feelings about an upcoming spelling bee in song. The show is appropriate for audiences of all ages. An interactive element ensures the performances will be original each night. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to support the theatre program. Always at 7 p.m., performances are planned for Friday, March 31; Saturday, April 1; Sunday, April 2; Friday, April 7; Saturday, April 8; and Sunday, April 9.

To reserve tickets or to get more information, email: The event sponsor is the Department of Language Studies and the Arts, part of the School of Arts and Sciences.