Concerts and Science Event for K-12 Students Ahead

March 27, 2015

Saint Leo University welcomes the public to join the University Campus community at any of the cultural, arts, and intellectual events scheduled in March and April. Admission is free. Parking is always available at University Campus in the garage or in the evening in surface lots. University Campus is located in the east Pasco County community of Saint Leo, four miles east of Interstate 75 (Exit 285) at 33701 State Road 52.

March

  • The Spring Sing Choral Concert, featuring Saint Leo University choral groups, will place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center. The theme is “All You Need is Love.” Admission is free. The concert is sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Language Studies and the Arts.

    For more information, contact Dr. Allyson Marino, fine arts events director, at (352) 588-8662 or allyson.marino@saintleo.edu.

April

  • Arts events, beginning with the 2015 Spring Art Show and Competition will occupy the recently opened Fine Arts Building Gallery on Tuesday, April 7. A reception and showing of the drawings, photography, sculptures, and paintings by Saint Leo University students will take place in the building’s lobby 4 to 5:30 p.m. Musicians will perform, and refreshments will be served. The reception is sponsored by the Department of Language Studies and the Arts. Dr. Allyson Marino, director of fine arts events, can be contacted for more information about that at (352) 588-8662 or allyson.marino@saintleo.edu.

    A “Crack the Spine” reception for the new issue of Sandhill Review, the literary and graphic arts magazine, will follow at 6 p.m., also in the lobby. Authors featured in the review will begin reading from their works at 6:30 p.m. The event is also an opportunity to meet people involved in organizing the May 16 Sandhill Writer’s Retreat. For more information on the reception, contact Gianna Russo, instructor of English, at (352) 588-8282 or gianna.russo@saintleo.edu. For more information on the writer’s retreat, visit this page.

  • The Department of Mathematics and Science is sponsoring an open house for K-12 students from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 9, on the second floor of Lewis Hall, in celebration of the International Year of Light. The United Nations has designated 2015 as the International Year of Light to raise awareness of the importance of light and its applications. Guests will discover the wonders of light and light-based technologies throughout the STEM disciplines. Attendees will observe optical illusions, investigate the mathematics of light refraction, transmit sound using lasers, explore what makes jellyfish luminesce, participate in an immersive and interactive display on color, and explore the unseen using ultra-violet beads. Light refreshments will be provided. The department asks guests to RSVP to reserve their own molecular model of the protein that makes jellyfish glow. Lewis Hall is the three-story building immediately visible on the right upon entering University Campus. Take the stairs or the elevator to the second floor.

    Contact Dr. Audrey Shor, assistant professor of biology, by email at audrey.shor@saintleo.edu or call (352) 588-8425.

  • Just the FACTS, the faculty-staff choir of Saint Leo University, will present its annual featured concert at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center. Please note that this is a change from the time previously posted. The group is presenting a program of progressive country and contemporary music it is calling “Saint Leo City Limits” (after the PBS television program Austin City Limits).  Admission is free. The concert is sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences and Department of Language Studies and the Arts.

    For more information, contact Dr. Cynthia Selph, music director, at (352) 588-7294 or cynthia.selph@saintleo.edu.