November Events Calendar Features Mock Presidential Election Debate, Veterans Day, and Christmas Concert

November 07, 2016

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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Monday, November 7 – Saint Leo mock presidential debate at 6 p.m. with voting to follow immediately in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center. Admission is free and open to all. Saint Leo student Leandrous Chieves is playing the part of fictional Democratic candidate Marcus Howard and fellow student Mark Saunders is acting as the Republican opponent, Paul Raymond Friedman. While the parts are invented, the debate topics and issues are real. Students enrolled in classes from multiple disciplines have participated in this semester-long campaign. The depth of the previous, mock vice presidential debate was covered in the Laker-Lutz News:

For more information, contact Dr. Jeff Borden at

Friday, November 11 – Veterans Day  is commemorated at University Campus with a formal ceremony at 11 a.m. on the loggia outside the School of Business building. State Rep. Daniel Burgess, R- Zephyrhills, will be the guest speaker. In case of inclement weather, the program will move into the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center. Light refreshments will be available.

For more information or special accommodations for the Veterans Day celebration, please contact Lora Lavery-Broda, associate registrar, at (352) 588-8482 or lora.lavery-

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Tuesday, November 29, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. – A Saint Leo Christmas  is our annual holiday concert program with student and faculty performers. The lighting of the University Campus tree and blessing of the outdoor manger display follow the evening performance. Although admission is free, tickets are required to ensure seating.

The event is sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences and Department of Language Studies and the Arts. For tickets, special accommodations, or more information, please contact Jennifer (Megan) Orendorf of the School of Arts and Sciences at (352) 588-8401. Or email her at with the words “Saint Leo Christmas” in the subject line.