Wonder, Happiness, and Song Featured in University Campus Events

March 17, 2016

The following events at University Campus are open to the public, and admission is free. Parking is available in the campus garage and, during the evenings, may be available in some surface lots.

LED Series: Learning, Enlightenment, DiscoveriesBryant -LED-series

The School of Arts and Sciences will celebrate its fourth LED Series this March with two one-hour panel presentations. In the spirit of the popular TED talks (Technology, Entertainment, Design), this series of faculty-led presentations and discussions is designed for both Saint Leo University students and the wider community to showcase the richness of intellectual life in our school.  

The program aims to share the exciting and inspiring ideas explored in the university’s own diverse areas of interest with the larger Saint Leo community. The theme for this spring’s LED Series is “Mystery and Wonder,” and faculty members have prepared presentations on this fun theme, according to their respective fields and research.Weatherford -LED-series

The first LED Series program will be 5 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, in Selby Auditorium in Lewis Hall, which is visible on the immediate right just inside the main entrance to the campus.

Speakers include:

            ● Dr. Patricia Campion, associate professor of global studies and sociology, “The Power of Jesus and the Power of Rituals: The Fiesta del Gran Poder as Showcase for the Resurgence of Aymara Identity in Bolivia.” The Fiesta del Gran Poder is held in La Paz, usually in May or June, in celebration of a miraculous image of Christ known as Nuestro Señor del Gran Poder (Our Lord of Great Power);

          ● Dr. Karen Bryant, assistant professor of language studies, and Dr. Randall Woodard, associate professor of religion, “Happiness Is No Mystery: Practical Strategies for Creating a Fulfilling Life;” and,

            ● Dr. Laura Altfeld, associate professor of biology/ecology, “Robert Frost, Ants, and the Smell of Death.”

The LED Series continues 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Monday, March 28, in the Glen E. Greenfelder and Janet L. Denlinger Boardrooms in the Student Community Center (SCC).

Speakers include:

            ● Dr. Brian Camp, assistant professor of mathematics, and Dr. Monika Kiss, associate professor of mathematics,“Fibonacci: Building the Parthenon One Rabbit at a Time;”

            ● Pam DeCius, instructor of language studies and the arts,“Fordite: The Mysterious Motor City Agate;” and,

            ● Dr. Shawn Weatherford, associate professor of physics,“Nature’s Ghosts: Finding the Unseen Lurking in the Darkness.”

Music of the Decades

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The annual Spring Sing will take place when student choral groups (shown in photo from 2015) present a “Music of the Decades” concert at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, in the SCC Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms.

Saint Leo University is at 33701 State Road 52, four miles east of Interstate 75 (Exit 285) in the town of St. Leo.

For more information on any of the events above, contact Jennifer “Megan” Orendorf of the School of Arts and Sciences at (352) 588-8401 or at jennifer.orendorf@saintleo.edu.