University Campus Hosts Concerts, Speakers, Children's Haunted House Event

September 19, 2016

Saint Leo University welcomes those near University Campus to come and enjoy any of the following events scheduled through September. Admission to all these events is free. Parking is available in the campus garage, and in the evening is also often available in surface lots. The campus is at 33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo, four miles east of Interstate 75 (Exit 285). State Road 52 is undergoing construction during daytime hours.

Cynthia -Selph

Tuesday, September 20 - The New Moon Concert Series  kicks off with the Fall Faculty Recital at 7 p.m., Selby Auditorium, Lewis Hall. The New Moon Concert Series, sponsored by the Department of Language Studies and the Arts, presents faculty and student musicians in performances throughout the year. The Fall Faculty Recital features Cynthia Selph (pictured), director of Saint Leo Singers; Kasia Dolinska, director of Saint Leo Strings;  Mauricio Rodriguez, director of the Saint Leo Rhythm Machine; Inna Korotkevitch, staff accompanist and applied piano instructor; and Glenn Ireland, director of guitar ensemble and applied guitar instructor. Selections include works from a wide variety of musical styles.

For more information, contact the administrator of events and special programs for SLU’s School of Arts and Sciences, Megan Orendorf at (352) 588-8401 or email at jennifer.orendorf@saintleo.edu.

Maile -Chapman  

Wednesday, September 28 - Novelist Maile Chapman  (pictured) delivers a midday reading from her work, from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., TECO Hall, the School of Business building. She is the author of Your Presence is Required at Suvanto  (Graywolf Press), which was favorably reviewed in The New York Times Book Review, and she teaches at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. Her reading is sponsored by the Department of Language Studies and the Arts.

For more information, contact the administrator of events and special programs for SLU’s School of Arts and Sciences, Megan Orendorf at (352) 588-8401 or email at jennifer.orendorf@saintleo.edu.

 

Friday, October 7 – Nationally recognized teacher and education consultant Dave Burgess speaks from 5 to 7 p.m., in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center. Admission is free. Burgess gained notice as an award-winning high school history teacher from San Diego. He began sharing techniques for boosting creativity in lesson creation, increasing student engagement, and overcoming obstacles in the classroom, with other teachers through his books and presentations. He uses the catch phrase “Teach Like a PIRATE,” a memory prompt for: passion, immersion, rapport, ask and analyze, transformation, and enthusiasm. The October 7 talk is intended for teachers, pre-service teachers, and those interested in education. The talk is also the keynote event for the Florida Association of Teacher Educators conference, which is hosted by Saint Leo this year. The presentation is sponsored by the university.

For more information, contact Dr. Valerie Wright of the education faculty at valerie.wright@saintleo.edu.

Boys -singing 

Tuesday, October 11 – Student Concert, Fall into Song: The Music of Mystery, at 4 and 7 p.m., Black Box Theatre, Benedictine Hall. This event features the Saint Leo Singers, Saint Leo Strings, and Saint Leo Rhythm Machine, which are all student groups that perform under the direction of Saint Leo music faculty. Benedictine Hall is the free-stranding three story building on the east end of campus, with its own parking entrance. It was formerly the Holy Name Monastery, which is now located on the other side of State Road 52, facing Wichers Road.

For more information, contact the administrator of events and special programs for SLU’s School of Arts and Sciences, Megan Orendorf at (352) 588-8401 or email at jennifer.orendorf@saintleo.edu.


Tuesday, October 18  ­­– Screening of the film True Grit at 7 p.m. in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center. Admission is free. A discussion will follow. The film is the recent remake of the Western classic and was directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and Josh Brolin. This event is sponsored by the Daniel A. Cannon Memorial Library.  

 

Bridge -buckles 

Wednesday, October 26 -Annual Bridge-Breaking Contest  at 7 p.m., Selby Auditorium, Lewis Hall. Admission is free. This academic competition for students in physics and engineering classes is fun for young children and for middle and high school students to watch. Saint Leo students have worked in teams to construct model bridges made with standard-issue kits of lightweight wood sticks and glue. The students bring their bridge entries to the competition, where faculty judges test how much stress and weight the bridges can bear. All the bridges break apart in the dramatic and entertaining testing process.

For more information, contact Dr. Shawn Weatherford at shawn.weatherford@saintleo.edu or (352) 588-8373.

Marmion -student 

Thursday, October 27 – Haunted Marmion  from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Marmion-Snyder Residence Hall on State Road 52.  Area children are invited to this haunted house and trick-or-treating event, with games and alternative activities also offered. The event is free, but those attending are asked to bring a canned good or nonperishable item to the check-in--Saint Leo will donate these to a local food bank. The Office of Residence Life sponsors this pre-Halloween event annually.

For more information, please contact graduate assistant Sabrina Schroeder at sabrina.schroeder@saintleo.edu or (352) 588-8651.

 

Thursday, October 27 – Film Panel Discussion “The Coen Brothers, Modern Masters” will take place at 7 p.m. in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center. Authors and film critics Mark Conrad, Jeffrey Overstreet, and Erica Rowell, who have all written about the Coen brothers, will discuss works of Joel and Ethan Coen. The Coen brothers recently remade the Western film True Grit (see the October 18 event), and have created other popular and award-winning films including No Country for Old Men; Raising Arizona; O Brother, Where Art Thou; and The Man Who Wasn’t There. University Campus resident students will be able to view several of the films on campus television leading up to the event. The event is sponsored by Daniel A. Cannon Memorial Library.