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Recharge with Reading - Welcome!: Events

March 30: Women in Sports Discussion

Join the Daniel A. Cannon Memorial Library, Saint Leo Athletics, and Academic Affairs for a panel discussion on Women in Sports March 30, 2021 @ 7PM on Zoom:

Barbara Wilson MA ATC/L, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine will be moderating a panel discussion on Women in Sports. Join panelists Caitlin Hansen, Head Coach of the Women's lacrosse teamEmma Crafton student athlete and lacrosse player, and Dene Williamson, faculty member in Sport Business for an interesting and engaging discussion on the 1999 Women's World Cup team, and Women and Inequity in sports media, plus other topics. Please join us! 




American Dorothy  Kamenshek was an American All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player.[2] She batted and threw left-handed.

American Danica Patrick made many think twice when she participated in the America-open-wheel-racing.

American Florence Delorez Griffith Joyner, also known as Flo-Jo, was an American track and field athlete. She is the fastest woman of all time; the world records she set in 1988 for both the 100 m and 200 m still stand. 

American Billie Jean King is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. King won 39 Grand Slam titles: 12 in singles, 16 in women's doubles, and 11 in mixed doubles. 

Saudi-American Sarah Attar, is a track and field athlete who competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics as one of the first two female Olympians representing Saudi Arabia. She also competed in the marathon at the 2016 Olympics.

Russian Nadia Comaneci was the first person to ever score a perfect 10 from the judges for her performance on the uneven bars, making her the first to ever score a perfect 10 in gymnastics history.

Canadian Clara Hughes is an accomplished athlete, competing in winter and summer sports alike as a cyclist and speed skater. She has won six Olympic medals and stands alone as the only athlete of either gender to have won several medals in both summer and winter Olympic games.

There are many other women who have made sports history; check them out at the library!

March: Women's History Month

March 24, 2021: Movie Night

Hidden Figures tells the true story of three young women working at NASA during the Civil Rights movement, and Space Race with the Soviet Union (Russia). Join Recharge with Reading online or in person to learn more about this important time period, and the contribution women made to the space race. To obtain the link to stream the movie, contact Doris Van Kampen in the library. Discussion questions and more information about that time period can be found here.

February, 2021 Black History & Social Justice






James Baldwin:
Stranger in the Village



 Black History Panel Discussion

 Academic Affairs and the Daniel A. Cannon Memorial Library are proud to sponsor a panel discussion  led by Dr. Heather Parker, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, with Dr. Pamela Lee, and Dr. Ebony Perez on what it means to be a "Stranger in the Village"  (essay by author James Baldwin), connecting it to the themes in Hidden Figures, one of this month's Recharge with Reading book selections. Join us for food for thought, and an   evening of reflection on this most important topic for Black History month.

  DATE: Thursday, February 25

Missed it?  Recording Available here

 Panelist information: Dr. Heather Parker, College of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Pamela Lee, Tapia College of Business,   Dr. Ebony Perez, Chair, College of Education and Social Services.

Recharge with Reading Events


September 27-October 3, 2020: Banned Books Week

  • Listen to faculty and Staff reading excerpts from some of their favorite banned books!
    • Dr. Mary Spoto, Vice President of Academic Affairs reads from Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Dr. Heather Parker reads from Malcolm X by Malcolm X.
    • Dr. Doris Van Kampen-Breit reads from J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series
    • Dr. Kathryn Duncan reads from one of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books
    • Professor Carol Ann Moon, faculty librarian, reads from The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
    • Dr. Daniel Dubois reads 1984 by George Orwell
    • Greg Kunzweiler reads a passage from the Bible
    • Alicia Corts reads the Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Alan Poe
    • Holly Atkins reads Are you There, God? It's me, Margaret by Judy Blume



November, 2020: NaNoWriMo 2020


Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 7 PM: Author Reading:
The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea by Jack E. Davis


February, 2021 Black history & Social justice






James Baldwin:
Stranger in the Village