New Year Brings Special Lectures and Performances to University Campus

January 18, 2018

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Classes and activities have resumed at University Campus, including many activities that are open to the general public as well as to students, faculty, and staff.

Visitors can always park in the campus garage, and in the evenings, surface parking lots. University Campus is located at 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, FL, 33574.

Events in January and early February are as follows:

Tuesday, January 16 – Spoken word and musical artist Oveous appears from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Read the related story to learn more about his themes and previous work, as well as the candelight vigil that follows, here.

Saturday, January 20 – Phantasmagoria, a traveling theatrical arts group from Orlando, comes to Saint Leo University’s Black Box Theatre to stage two performances of Wickedest Tales of All, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The show draws on the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, and various folktales and legends to entertain audiences with tales of horror from the Victorian era. The material is suitable for families with older children (older than 9), adults, and senior citizens. The School of Arts and Sciences and its theatre program is making its Black Box Theatre available as a performing venue this professional show.

Admission prices are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens, and $5 for students with student ID. Seating is limited. To reserve a ticket or for more information, email StLeoTheatre@saintleo.edu. Tickets can be purchased at the door only with cash.

The views expressed during this event are those of the speaker/presenter and do not necessarily represent the views of the university.

Please note the Black Box Theatre is inside Benedictine Hall, at the west end of campus and before the main entrance on State Road 52. Benedictine Hall also has its own parking lot and shares the entrance to that lot with the Marmion-Snyder Residence Halls. Upon entering the lot, bear left around the back of the hall and proceed to end of the building to park in the dedicated lot.

Wednesday, January 31 –   The first session of the 2018 LED (Learning, Enlightenment, Discoveries) Series with faculty from the School of Arts and Sciences takes from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center. Two presentations are scheduled for this session.

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  • “The 1960s and the Destruction of Liberal Politics” by Dr. Michael Novak, assistant professor of theology
  • “ ‘You Don’t Own Me’: 1960s Women’s Music and the Feminist Revolution”  presented jointly by Ms. Gianna Russo, assistant professor of English and creative writing, and Ms. Pam Decius, humanities instructor

A separate story on special programming about the 1960s that is being produced this year by the School of Arts and Sciences is available here.

For more information or for special accommodations for this program, please contact Megan Orendorf, administrator of events and special programs for School of Arts and Sciences, at (352) 588-8401 or jennifer.orendorf@saintleo.edu.

Tuesday, February 6 – The second and final installment of the LED Series from the School of Arts and Sciences will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center. Two presentations are planned.

  • “White Allies: From 1960s to Black Lives Matter” presented by Dr. Eileen O’Brien, associate professor of sociology in Virginia
  • "Imagination (Almost) Takes Power: The Aborted French Revolution of May ’68”  presented by Dr. Patricia Campion, associate professor of global studies and sociology

For more information or for special accommodations for this program, please contact Megan Orendorf, administrator of events and special programs for School of Arts and Sciences, at (352) 588-8401 or jennifer.orendorf@saintleo.edu.

Friday, February 9 – The Saint Leo University Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies will host visiting speaker Dr. Joseph K. Gordon for his talk “A Catholic Reading of Resistance and Henri de Lubac’s Use of Scripture Against the Nazis.” This will take place from1:30 to 3p.m. in TECO Hall, located on the first floor of the Donald R. Tapia School of Business building. The subject of Dr. Gordon’s talk is a French Jesuit priest (and eventually cardinal) who was part of the French Resistance who also became an influential thinker within the highest ranks of the Roman Catholic Church during the 20th  century. The talk is free and open to the public.   

For more information or for special accommodations for this program, please contact Megan Orendorf, administrator of events and special programs for School of Arts and Sciences, at (352) 588-8401 or jennifer.orendorf@saintleo.edu.