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Daytime and Evening Lectures at University Campus Open to the Public

Posted by University Communications on Jan 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The university community invites the public to share in a broad and deep range of presentations coming up at University Campus. Admission to all the programs listed below is free.

Visitors can always use the campus parking garage and, in the evenings, surface parking lots. University Campus is located at 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, FL, 33574.

Wednesday, January 31 – The first session of the 2018 LED (Learning, Enlightenment, Discoveries) Series with faculty from the lesley-gore-je-ne-sais-plus-you-dont-own-me-1964School of Arts and Sciences takes place from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center. Two presentations are scheduled for this session. Both reflect the School of Arts and Sciences’ special programming that looks back at the 1960s through art events, lectures, and more.

  • “The 1960s and the Destruction of Liberal Politics” by Dr. Michael Novak, assistant professor of theology
  • “ ‘You Don’t Own Me’: 1960s Women’s Music and the Feminist Revolution”  presented jointly by Ms. Gianna Russo, assistant professor of English and writing, and Ms. Pam Decius, humanities instructor

For more information or for special accommodations for this program, please contact Megan Orendorf, administrator of events and special programs for School of Arts and Sciences, at (352) 588-8401 or jennifer.orendorf@saintleo.edu.

Tuesday, February 6 – The second and final installment of the LED Series from the School of Arts and Sciences will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center. Two presentations are planned. Both reflect the School of Arts and Sciences’ special programming that looks back at the 1960s.

  • “White Allies: From 1960s to Black Lives Matter” presented by Dr. Eileen O’Brien, associate professor of sociology in Virginia
  • "Imagination (Almost) Takes Power: The Aborted French Revolution of May ’68” presented by Dr. Patricia Campion, associate professor of global studies and sociology

For more information or for special accommodations for this program, please contact Megan Orendorf, administrator of events and special programs for School of Arts and Sciences, at (352) 588-8401 or jennifer.orendorf@saintleo.edu.

Photo of Author Cary HolladayWednesday, February – Author Cary Holladay will present a reading and question-and-answer session from 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. in TECO Hall at the Donald R. Tapia School of Business. Holladay, originally from Virginia, is a fiction writer who focuses on her native state and the broader South. She has published both novels and short story collections and some of her stories have been individually published in leading journals. Her two most titles were published in 2013 and are short story collections: Horse People: Stories and The Deer in the Mirror. Her most recent novel is A Fight in the Doctor’s Office. Holladay also teaches at the University of Memphis. For those interested, but unable to attend the presentation in person, it can be viewed later at this link.

For more information or for special accommodations for this program, please contact Megan Orendorf, administrator of events and special programs for School of Arts and Sciences, at (352) 588-8401 or jennifer.orendorf@saintleo.edu.

Friday, February 9 –  The Saint Leo University Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies will host visiting speaker Dr. Joseph K. Gordon for his talk “A Catholic Reading of Resistance and Henri de Lubac’s Use of Scripture Against the Nazis.”  This event will take place from 1:30to 3 p.m. in TECO Hall, located on the first floor of the Donald R. Tapia School of Business building. The subject of Dr. Gordon’s talk is a French Jesuit priest (and eventually cardinal) who was part of the French Resistance and became an influential thinker within the highest ranks of the Roman Catholic Church during the 20th century. The talk is free and open to the public.   

For more information or for special accommodations for this program, please contact Megan Orendorf, administrator of events and special programs for School of Arts and Sciences, at (352) 588-8401 or jennifer.orendorf@saintleo.edu.

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Thursday, February 15, afternoon –The meetup group Data + Women - Tampa Bay Chapter  is hosting a panel discussion at 3:30 p.m. in Selby Auditorium, Lewis Hall, on the career paths of four data analysts who work at Saint Leo University. Students, the campus community, and general public are invited to attend. Maridelys Detresis a senior course analyst for the university and is able to translate data for the benefit of decision-makers. Amanda J. Forrester is a special projects manager and analyst for the School of Arts and Sciences. Heather Johnson assists faculty from all schools at the university in using data to create more inclusive and engaging learning environments. Nirmal Makani works for the university by analyzing marketing data.

The School of Arts and Sciences is also a sponsor of this event.

For more information, contact Megan Orendorf at (352) 588-8401 or by email at jennifer.orendorf@saintleo.edu.

Photo of Travis HarrisThursday, February 15, evening – The university will host remote viewing access to a Black History Month presentation from speaker Travis Harris, “All We Wanna Do Is Be Free,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Student Community Center, Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms B and C. Harris will be speaking live at Saint Leo University’s Newport News (VA) Education Office. Harris is a doctoral candidate from Virginia in the College of William and Mary’s American Studies Program. His dissertation examines black displacement in Williamsburg, VA, during the 20th century. His talk is hosted by the School of Arts and Sciences. 

For more information about the University Campus viewing, contact Megan Orendorf at (352) 588-8401 or by email at jennifer.orendorf@saintleo.edu.

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