Events at University Campus Include Mystery Play, Concerts, Author Appearances

April 06, 2016

The following events at University Campus are open to the public. Parking is available in the campus garage and, during the evenings, may be available in some surface lots. For those traveling from outside our neighboring communities, the campus is at 33701 State Road 52, four miles east of Interstate 75 (Exit 285) in the town of Saint Leo, 33574.

Register for writing retreat: Early registration closes April 30 for the fourth annual Sandhill Writers Retreat, scheduled for Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at University Campus. The retreat will feature 13 hands-on writing classes in fiction, nonfiction, journalism, poetry, comics, and writing for veterans. Teachers, students, active and retired military, and the general public are all invited to attend. Early registration prices are as follows: $85 for the general public; $65 for teachers, students, and seniors; $25 for Saint Leo University students, faculty, staff, as well as for veterans and active-duty servicemembers. Optional one-on-one manuscript consultations and box lunches cost more. Email Director Gianna Russo for more information at gianna.russo@saintleo.edu and see this page: /academics/schools/school-of-arts-sciences/the-sandhill-writers-retreat.aspx

April 7 arts exhibition:Spring Art Gala: Passport to Creativity, 1 to 5 p.m., Thursday, April 7, Fine Arts Building and courtyard. Interactive art stations featured each hour; come and go as your schedule permits. Judging and prizes awarded from 4 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, contact Jennifer “Megan” Orendorf of the School of Arts and Sciences at (352) 588-8401 or at jennifer.orendorf@saintleo.edu.
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Concluding performances:Student production of A Murder Is Announcedby Agatha Christie. Three final performances are all at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 8; Saturday, April 9; and Sunday, April 10. All performances will take place in Saint Leo’s new Black Box Theatre, Benedictine Hall (formerly Holy Name Monastery building), at west end of campus, with its own parking entrance. Admission is free, but seating reservations required. Please email the night you wish to attend and the number of seats you require: StLeoTheatre@saintleo.edu.

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April 12 authors presentation:4 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, author Marcia Rudin on “Cults: Are They Still Around?” in TECO Hall, School of Business Building, followed by a reception at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m., author and Rabbi A. James Rudin presents “FDR and the Rabbi: How Stephen Wise, the Most Prominent Rabbi of the 20th Century, Permanently Changes American Religion and Politics” also in TECO Hall, School of Business building. A book signing will follow for Rabbi Rudin’s new biography Pillar of Fire: A Biography of Stephen S. Wise.Admission is free. For more information, contact Jennifer “Megan” Orendorf of the School of Arts and Sciences at (352) 588-8401 or at jennifer.orendorf@saintleo.edu.

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April 12 concert:The faculty-staff choir Just the FACTS presents its annual Saint Leo City Limits concert, this year with a jazz program at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, in the Black Box Theatre, Benedictine Hall at the west end of campus with its own parking entrance.The location is corrected from a previous listing indicating the Student Community Center. Admission is free. For more information, contact Jennifer “Megan” Orendorf of the School of Arts and Sciences at (352) 588-8401 or at jennifer.orendorf@saintleo.edu.

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April 13 reading: Poet, prose author, and biographer Terese Svoboda will read from her work at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, in TECO Hall of the School of Business building. Some of her titles include Weapons Gradeand Anything That Burns You.Admission is free. The presentation is sponsored by the Department of Language Studies and the Arts with support from the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture, and the State of Florida. For more information, contact Dr. Patrick Crerand at patrick.crerand@saintleo.edu or (352) 588-8282.

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April 20 concert and spoken word performances: The student female a capella group S.A.S.S. (soprano, alto, second soprano) and Slam Poetry club will perform at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, in Selby Auditorium of Lewis Hall. The evening event is sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences and Department of Language Studies and the Arts. Admission is free. For more information, contact Jennifer “Megan” Orendorf of the School of Arts and Sciences at (352) 588-8401 or at jennifer.orendorf@saintleo.edu.

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