Speaker Series for 2012-2013

September 25, 2012

Speaker Series for 2012-2013Each year, our University Speaker Series brings incisive, thought-provoking leaders to University Campus. The events are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, the presentations are held in the Greenfelder-Denliger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center. Events continuing in the series this year include the following presentations: 


  • 7 p.m., Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Addiction and Sobriety with Sherry Gaba, LCSW 

Sherry Gaba is a licensed, professional counselor specializing in addictions of all types. Her experience in helping people create sober, healthier lifestyles has made her a sought-after guest on national network television programs. Gaba is the author ofThe Law of Sobriety: Attracting Positive Energy for a Powerful Recovery,and holds the Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California. (This presentation is rescheduled from last year.)


  • 7 p.m., Wednesday, November 14, 2012, TECO Hall

A Post-Election Conversation with Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert

 J. Dennis Hastert first began representing Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1987. He rose to national prominence when he became Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1999, an office he held through 2006, making him the longest-serving Republican speaker. He retired from Congress in 2007. The former speaker will share his views on the presidential election and looks forward to questions from the audience. 


  • 7 p.m., Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Bully Project with filmmaker Lee Hirsch 

Documentary filmmaker Lee Hirsch discusses his work,Bully,a project started in response to two cases of suicide involving 11-year-olds who had been repeatedly harassed at their schools. Hirsch discusses the ways bullying affects children, families, schools, and our broader society. He shares clips from his film and the solutions he proposes to this widespread problem.

  • For More Information:

    Contact Allyson Marino, director of fine arts events, at allyson.marino@saintleo.edu, or (352) 588-8662, or the Office of University Communications at (352) 588-8572.