Cultural Events at University Campus Open to Public

February 15, 2016

The School of Arts and Sciences invites those age 21 and older to hear alumnus and author Mark Denote ’04 speak on “Florida Beer: Past, Present, and Future,” at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 16, in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center. He will explain aspects of Tampa’s early history and the importance of Tampa’s springs to the creation of the city’s breweries. This event is held in celebration of REBUS, The Arts and Sciences Magazine. Its first issue was launched in September, centered on the theme of water. This gathering continues the theme. Following the talk, the audience will be invited to a reception at 7:30 p.m., with beer from selected Florida craft breweries available for tasting, along with some light snacks.

A $5 ticket must be purchased in advance for admission. Those attending must present a valid ID at advance ticket purchase as well as at entry to the event. For more information and to purchase a ticket, contact Tamra Hunt at or (352) 588-8294.

Published poet and retired college writing teacher Patrick Bizarro will read at 5 p.m., Wednesday, February 17, in the gallery of the Fine Arts Building. He is the author of several collections of poetry and his work has also appeared in periodicals including Asheville Poetry Review and Appalachian Journal. Admission is free and all are welcome.

The accomplished Canadian pianist Robert Silverman, a Steinway artist, (pictured) will play selected works of Chopin and Beethoven at 7 p.m., Thursday, February 18, in the Saint Leo Abbey Church, adjacent to campus. Admission is free, and all are welcome. The concert is possible through the hospitality of the Saint Leo Benedictine Abbey and the generosity of Mr. Richard Behnke.

For more information, contact Megan Orendorf at (352) 588-8401 or