October Events at University Campus

October 22, 2014

Saint Leo University invites the public to join university audiences for lectures and special outreach programs for children in October at University Campus. All the events listed here are free.

They are presented here in chronological order.

The campus is at 33701 State Road 52, four miles east of Interstate 75 (Exit 285) in the town of Saint Leo. Parking is readily available in the campus garage and in the evening in surface lots.

  • Observation - Partial Solar Eclipse on Thursday, October 23 – Brief talk by science faculty member Dr. Shawn Weatherford on myths and legends in advance of the eclipse, from 6 to 6:15 p.m., in Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms B &C. Viewing with protective eyewear supplied – sunglasses will not suffice – follows in the Bowl with Dr. Weatherford from 6:20 to 6:50 p.m. Sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and Science.
  • Sociologist Katharine Donato speaks on “Understanding Immigration and Its Effects,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, October 27, in Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardroom A. Dr. Donato, professor at Vanderbilt University, has extensively researched migration between Mexico and the United States. Her presentation is part of the Currents Event and Speaker Series sponsored by the Department of Social Sciences.

  • Annual Bridge-Breaking Contest – Physics vs. Engineering Students, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 29, Selby Auditorium/Lewis Hall. Teams of students who have built small model bridges using light wood and glue will watch along with the audience to see which bridge is the strongest. All the bridges break during the judging (previous contest pictured). Children attending from the community are treated to front-row seating. Organized by the Department of Mathematics and Science.
  • Haunted Marmion Children’s Activities - at the Marmion-Snyder Residence Halls from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Thursday, October 30. The student residence is the the long complex formed by two conjoined buildings at the east end of University Campus. The halls are visible from State Road 52, and accessible to vehicles via the entrance just beyond Benedictine Hall. All floors of Marmion Hall will be a “The Conjuring of Haunted Marmion” themed haunted house. Two floors of Snyder Hall will host trick-or-treating. There will be games and other activities in the Lion’s Den lounge (a common area for both halls) for those not who visiting the haunted house. Click here to see the campus map.

For further information on any of the events above, call (352) 588-8237 or email jo-ann.johnston@saintleo.edu.