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Recharge with Reading - Welcome!: EVENTS 2021-2022

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Events 2021

Escape from Cuba

Escape from Cuba Author Visit

November 10, 2021 we will be hosting two authors of the book Escape from Cuba. Eloy Nunez and Earnest Vendrell will be relating their experiences from the Cuban Boat Lift. Join us for lunch at University Campus, or at the Tampa Education Center. For more information, please email doris.vankampen@saintleo.edu 

Join the Office of Greek Life and Campus Advocacy, Resources, and Education (CARE) invite you to join the pledge against violence. While you are at it, check out a book! The library will have books available for you to review and checkout on the spot! 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday October 19, at the Student Community Center Loggia

The great American ghost story and Horror hours will be October 28 & 29. Stop by the library in costume October 31, or meet us by the Fuz to grab a chill or two. 

Banned Books Week

The library will be hosting a check-out fest in front of the FUZ September 30 and October 1, 2021.
 

Escape from Cuba

November 10 we will be hosting two authors of the book Escape from Cuba. Eloy Nunez and Earnest Vendrell will be relating their experiences from the Cuban Boat Lift. Join us for lunch at University Campus, or at the Tampa Education Center. For more information, please email doris.vankampen@saintleo.edu 

November 10 Event Bios

Escape From Cube: November 10, 2021, 2:30PM University Campus, and 5:30PM Tampa Center

Discussion with the Authors

Escape from Cuba documents the experiences of a dozen people who escaped Castro’s regime. Come listen to two of the authors, and find out about several others who were able to escape Cuba at this important time in history.

          

Dr. Eloy Nuñez teaches graduate-level leadership in criminal justice, and critical incident management, as well as Command Schools for various police and sheriffs’ agencies.  Dr. Nuñez has over 26 years of law enforcement leadership experience.  Most notably, as the lieutenant of the Emergency Operations Unit of the Miami-Dade Police Department, Dr. Nuñez was one of the principal planners of two Super Bowls (1999 and 2007), the Free Area Trade of the Americas (FTAA) Conference in 2003, and the Presidential Debates of 2004.  In addition, Dr. Nuñez has extensive experience in tactical leadership situations including bombings, hostage incidents, active shooting incidents, and counter-terrorism.  His long career also included stints in organized crime investigations, robbery and burglary suppression, and ten years of uniformed road patrol and field training.  His research interests focus on the unintended consequences of corporate social responsibility and how it pertains to anti-globalization protest groups that target specific corporations. He is the co-author of Managing Critical Incidents and Large-Scale Event Security.  This text was selected as the 2017 ASIS International Security Book of the Year.
  Dr. Ernest Vendrell has been teaching at the college level since 1995, primarily in the areas of emergency and disaster management, public administration, and criminal justice.  He earned a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy, an M.S. in Management, as well as an M.S. and a B.S. in Criminal Justice.  Dr. Vendrell was  awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in Police Studies with the United Kingdom and was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Leicester, Scarman Centre for the Study of Public Order. Throughout the years, Dr. Vendrell has authored various articles and made contributions to books on the topics of law enforcement, security management, as well as emergency and disaster management.   He is the co-author of Managing Critical Incidents and Large-Scale Event Security.  This text was selected as the 2017 ASIS International Security Book of the Year.  Dr. Vendrell retired from the Miami-Dade Police Department after serving 27 years in a sworn law enforcement capacity.  Throughout his law enforcement career, he worked in a variety of patrol, investigative, administrative, and supervisory assignments. He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), as well as a Certified Law Enforcement Planner (CLEP).

These Hands Don't Hurt

Join the Office of Greek Life and Campus Advocacy, Resources, and Education (CARE) invite you to join the pledge against violence. While you are at it, check out a book! The library will have books available for you to review and checkout on the spot! 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday October 19, at the Student Community Center Loggia

Halloween Ghost Stories

The great American ghost story and horror hours will be October 28 & 29. Stop by the library in costume October 31, or meet us by the Fuz to grab a chill or two.