Rich Programming at University Campus

November 10, 2015

Saint Leo University is pleased to invite the public to several events at University Campus that are also open to the university community. In most cases, admission is free, though the Opus Fides musical production Nine to Five has a general admission ticket price for non-students. Parking is available in surface lots or in the campus garage. The university is at 33701 State Road 52, four miles east of Interstate 75 (Exit 285). Contact information is provided with each entry.

  • Nine to Five - Opus Fides of Saint Leo University will present several student performances of the musical Nine to Five over from November 11 to November 15 at Selby Auditorium in Lewis Hall. Evening performances begin at 7 p.m. and are scheduled from Wednesday, November 11, through Sunday, November 15. Additional performances are scheduled at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 14, and Sunday, November 15. The musical is based on a hit 1980s movie in which three female co-workers get even with a horrible boss and take control of the company. The event is sponsored by A Cup of Organic. General admission tickets are $10, though students get in free with a Saint Leo University ID. To reserve tickets, visit For more information, contact director Kara Marino at

  • Mock Presidential Debate and Election - Students from academic classes in a broad variety of disciplines have created a fictitious (but realistic) two-party American presidential campaign and have assumed the roles of candidates, staff, press, security consultants, and other key players. The finale comes with a debate between the fictitious GOP and Democratic presidential nominees at 7 p.m., Friday, November 13, in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center, and all are invited to come and watch. The vice presidential candidates in this simulation have already debated issues including education reform and immigration. The audience will be asked to cast their votes following the presidential debate experience. For information, contact Greg Kunzweiler at or (352) 588-6578.
  • Two-part program on Catholic-Jewish relations, November 16 - Saint Leo University welcomes Dr. John Borelli, Georgetown University’s special assistant to the president for Interreligious Initiatives and the U.S. Jesuit Conference’s coordinator for Interreligious Dialogue and Relations, to address “Nostra Aetate: Questions Answered and Not Answered.” Nostra Aetate was released in 1965 by the Second Vatican Council and called for dialogue and collaboration with the followers of other religions. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to a free lunch at 11:30 a.m. in the School of Business building followed by the lecture at 12:30 p.m. in TECO Hall. A response by Rabbi Eugene Korn, academic director of the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation in Israel, will follow. Rabbi Korn delivers a more extended address at 2 p.m., called “Some Unfinished Business of Nostra Aetate: The Next Challenges for Christians and Jews,” also in TECO Hall. Dr. Borelli will then comment. For more information, contact Megan Orendorf, administrator of events and special programs at (352) 588-8401 or

  • “Policy, National Security, and the Road Ahead,” November 19 – U.S. Army General (Retired) Barry McCaffrey kicks off the University Speaker Series for this academic year with his presentation at 7 p.m., Thursday, November 19, in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center. General Barry McCaffrey. General McCaffrey is a distinguished leader who served in the U.S. Army for 32 years, and was America’s drug czar for five years. General McCaffrey has also served on the U.S. Military Academy at West Point faculty as professor of international affairs and is currently president of his own consulting firm, and also provides analysis on national security and terrorism for NBC News. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, or special accommodations, contact Colleen Tiesler at or (352) 588-8291.