Veterans Day Observance, Along with Several Cultural Events Planned in November

October 27, 2017

November is a busy time at University Campus, with Homecoming activities planned for visiting alumni between November 2 and November 5. A full schedule and information is available here.

In addition, the public is invited to take part in the many illuminating programs and gatherings planned at University Campus in November. Admission to the following events is free, but in many cases, visitors should make reservations for seating. Specific contact information is provided.

The campus address is 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, FL, 33574. Key locations to know are:

  • The Black Box Theatre is in Benedictine Hall, at the west end of the campus. Benedictine Hall has its own parking lot and entrance before the main campus roadway. The theatre is on the first floor of Benedictine Hall.
  • TECO Hall is on the first floor of the School of Business building, which is visible from the main campus entrance.
  • Dempsey Plaza is between the Student Activities Building and the Student Community Center, in the middle of campus. A good landmark is the clock tower, which overlooks the plaza and the buildings.
  • The Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms are inside the Student Community Center.  

Friday, November 3; Saturday, November 4; and Sunday, November 5 – Student production of The Secret in the Wings by Mary Zimmerman. Performance time is at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre. The play is an adaptation of some fairy tales that are not well known, but are told with mystery, suspense, and humor. For seats, email StLeoTheatre@saintleo.edu.

Photo of E Meitner

Wednesday, November 8 – Reading by visiting poet Erika Meitner from 12:30 p.m. to1:20 p.m. in TECO Hall, in the School of Business building. Her four books are: Inventory at the All-Night Drugstore, Makeshift Instructions for Vigilant Girls, Ideal Cities, and Copia. The author also directs the Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing at Virginia Tech. For more information, contact jennifer.orendorf@saintleo.edu or leave a message at (352) 588-8401.

Thursday, November 9 – The Saint Leo University Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies presents Holocaust scholar Victoria J. Barnett at 2 p.m. in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms. Her topic is “Theologian against the Nazis: New Questions, NewFindings about Dietrich Bonhoeffer.” If interested, please see the detailed story on this lecture, a related event, and suggestions for guests here.

Photo of American flag and Saint Leo flag Friday, November 10 – University Campus commemorates Veterans Day at 11 a.m., a day ahead of the official holiday on Saturday. Area U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis will be the guest speaker for the ceremony, which will take place outdoors in Dempsey Plaza. The location is the home of the permanent sculpture For Those Who Serve. For more information and accommodations, contact elizabeth.vestal@saintleo.eduor (352) 588-8482.

Friday, November 10; Saturday, November 11, and Sunday, November 12  – the second weekend of the student production of The Secret in the Wings by Mary Zimmerman. Performance time is at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre. The play is an adaptation of some fairy tales that are not well known, but are told with mystery, suspense, and humor. For seats, email StLeoTheatre@saintleo.edu.

Singers at Christmas ConcertThursday, November 30 and Friday, December 1 – “A Saint Leo Christmas,” the annual program of songs and spoken word returns with four shows, all in the Black Box Theatre. Shows will be at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day. Guests should reserve seats by emailing jennifer.orendorf@saintleo.edu or contacting her at (352) 588-8401. Please advise Ms. Orendorf of any special accommodations required.