SEU’s Global Pentecostalism Center Hosts Spring Lecture

The Global Pentecostalism Center at Southeastern University will host the Spring 2018 Lecture on February 22. Dr. Peter Kuzmic will be the guest speaker. The topic of the lecture is “Pentecostalism in the Context of (Post) Communism.”

A native of Slovenia and a citizen of Croatia in former Yugoslavia, Kuzmic is the foremost evangelical scholar in Eastern Europe and is considered an authority on the subject of Christian response to Marxism and on Christian ministry in post-Communist contexts. An ordained minister, he co-founded and chairs the Council of the Evangelical Christians of (former) Yugoslavia and is President of the Protestant Evangelical Council of Croatia.

He co-founded and directs Evangelical Theological Seminary in Osijek, Croatia, the first evangelical theological school in Eastern Europe and the Balkans. He also founded Timisoara Theological Institute, a Romanian school affiliated with ETS. In 1991, in response to the devastating effects of the Balkan conflict, Kuzmic founded Agape, a humanitarian relief organization, which, along with New Europe Vision, which he also founded, ministers to the physical and spiritual needs of those in the Balkans. He was influential in bringing about the Dayton Peace Awards and served as an advisor on reconciliation for national leaders in the Balkans, the United Nations and the U.S. State Department.

He has received the Merrill C. Tenney Award for New Testament Scholarship and an honorary D.D. from Asbury Theological Seminary. He is an honorary member of the Croatian Helsinki Committee for Human Rights and has received the Presidential Award of Croatia. He also received the Helsinki Award for Human Rights and Religious Liberty in recognition of his work in promoting inter-religious dialogue. Kuzmic is an award-winning author and founded and serves as the editor of Izvori, a Christian monthly journal in the Croatian language.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It will take place at 7 p.m. in room A115 of the Education Building on Southeastern’s campus, 1000 Longfellow Boulevard.

For more information, visit https://www.seu.edu/ministry/global-pentecostalism-center/lecture-series/ or contact Dr. Murray Dempster, co-director of the Center for the Study of Global Pentecostalism, at mwdempster@seu.edu or 863.667.5155.


Saint Leo University to Host Lunch and Learn at Lakeland Chamber

Saint Leo University’s Lakeland Education Center is hosting a Lunch and Learn session at the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce.

The event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, February 22 at the chamber office, 35 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland FL 33802.

Members of Saint Leo’s Lakeland team will discuss the university, what it means to the community, and the exciting classes that are offered. In addition, Saint Leo University will provide lunch and drinks to those attending.

The Lakeland Education Center is at Lakeland Education Center, 315 Granada St., Lakeland, FL 33805.

To RSVP, or if you need special accommodations, email at lakeland@saintleo.edu or call (863) 337-4900.


About Saint Leo University

Saint Leo University (www.saintleo.edu) is a modern Catholic teaching university that is firmly grounded in the liberal arts tradition and the timeless Benedictine wisdom that seeks balanced growth of mind, body, and spirit. The Saint Leo University of today is a private, nonprofit institution that creates hospitable learning communities wherever students want to be or need to be, whether that is a campus classroom, a web-based environment, an employer’s worksite, a military base, or an office park. Saint Leo welcomes people of all faiths and of no religious affiliation, and encourages learners of all generations. The university is committed to providing educational opportunities to the nation’s armed forces, veterans, and their families. Saint Leo is regionally accredited to award degrees ranging from the associate to the doctorate, and the faculty and staff guide all students to develop their capacities for critical thinking, moral reflection, and lifelong learning and leadership.


The university remains the faithful steward of the beautiful lakeside University Campus in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, where its founding monks created the first Catholic college in the state in 1889. Serving more than 13,000 students, Saint Leo has expanded to downtown Tampa, to other sites in Florida and beyond, and maintains a physical presence in seven states. The university provides highly respected online learning programs to students nationally and internationally. More than 90,000 alumni reside in all 50 states, in Washington, DC, in three U.S. territories, and in 76 countries.




Tracking black-market gator poachers, trapping airboats, ferrying crates of baby sea turtles, and hunting for missing persons in remote areas are just some of the situations in which state game wardens find themselves. In the next lecture in the Florida Lecture Series at FSC, veteran Florida Wildlife officer Bob Lee describes the excitement, dangers, and disasters that game wardens face every day on the job. Lee’s lecture, “Bad Guys, Bullets, and Boat Chases: True Stories of Florida Game Wardens,” will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Hollis Room on the FSC campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. Lee spent over three decades as a water patrol officer on the St. Johns River and as a land patrol lieutenant in three Florida counties. He is the author of two books, including Bad Guys, Bullets, and Boat Chases: True Stories of Florida Game Wardens. For more information, call (863) 680-3001 or go to www.flsouthern.edu/flhistory.