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Kallie Stahl–A Familiar Face Is Now a Full Time Member of Falvey

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This month Kallie Stahl joined the Communication and Marketing Department as a Communication and Marketing specialist, reporting to Director Joanne Quinn and working with Regina (Gina) Duffy, events program manager, and Hunter Vay Houtzer, graduate assistant. She became a temporary employee in May 2016 after  working for the department as a graduate assistant.

Stahl originally joined the Library in August 2014 as a graduate assistant in the Scholarly Outreach team led by Darren Poley. As a member of the team and working with Regina (Gina) Duffy and Rebecca (Becky) Whidden, she facilitated and assured the successful execution of the Library’s outreach activities.

Stahl, a native of Williston, Ohio, came to Villanova University to pursue a M.A. in Communication; she is currently completing her thesis, “Crisis on Castle:  Examining the Power of Collective Affect within Convergence Culture.” She also earned a certificate in Critical/Cultural Studies in May 2016. Stahl selected Villanova because its communication faculty members have very diverse academic interests. She graduated in 2013 from Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, with a bachelor’s degree in communication and public relations.

She says, “I’m a popular culture fanatic—television, music, literature, graphic novels—I enjoy exploring old and new texts. I enjoy being active, playing and watching sports (silently cheering all of Cleveland’s professional sports teams on to victory.) In my free time, I’m typically making travel arrangements for a new trip abroad.”

She spent six weeks in China, June – July 2015, in Shanghai and Beijing as a participant in the Shanghai Business and Communication Internship Program. Through CRCC Asia she worked as an intern for Monkies Shoes, an international fashion company. Stahl has also visited Mexico, Canada, and Europe; her most recent European trip was 2012 when she enrolled in a summer course in London.

Stahl creates the “Curious ‘Cat” which appears on the Library blog each Thursday; she interviews and photographs students and others, asking a new question each week. She is currently filling in for Regina Duffy (who is on maternity leave) working with events held in Falvey.  She contributes to events, to editorial and marketing efforts to communicate and promote the Library and its key messages, strategic priorities and values; these responsibilities will continue after Duffy returns.

Look for the Curious ‘Cat later today.

 

Photo by Alice Bampton, Communications and Marketing Dept.


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James Richardson, Poet, Kicks Off the Literary Festival

“The days are in order, the months, the seasons, the years. But the weeks are work. They have no names; they repeat.”
– James Richardson

Today, Jan. 31, James Richardson will visit Villanova University as part of the Literary Festival, co-sponsored by a host of organizations across campus including the English Department and the Falvey Memorial Library. A professor of creative writing at Princeton University, Richardson will talk about his newest collection, During, among other literary topics, during his visit to the Radnor/St. David’s Room in the Connelly Center at 7 pm.

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Richardson’s career in the field of English literature began with his undergraduate education at Princeton University, where he graduated in 1971. From there he traveled to the University of Virginia to earn his MA and Ph.D., programs which he completed by 1975. For the next five years, Richardson taught at Harvard University as an assistant professor.

The majority of his academic career, however, has been spent at Princeton University, where he has served as a professor, a director of their creative writing program and as a seminar presenter. Richardson’s own creative work in poetry has brought him critical acclaim, and his unique voice and style have propelled him to the heights of literary accomplishment.

In addition to appearing in the New Yorker, Richardson’s work has appeared in various anthologies and collections published throughout the early 21st century. He’s also published a number of book-length works that contain both poetry and aphorisms. His books include As IfA Suite for Lucretians, and How Things Are; they are available through Interlibrary Loan.

By his own admission, Richardson’s aphorism writing started “more as a questionable habit” than the foundation for a career, but his work, of obvious cultural importance, has landed him in the lineup of this year’s Literary Festival. His presentation promises to be of as many philosophical, aesthetic and academic turns as his poetry, and we hope to see you there!

Dig Deeper:

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Dig deeper with his additional works available through Falvey’s catalogue: By the Numbers, Interglacial and Reservations or by viewing his biography via the Gale Literature Resource Center.


william thumbnailArticle by William Repetto, a graduate assistant on the Communications and Marketing Team at the Falvey Memorial Library. He is currently pursuing an MA in English at Villanova University.


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“Jean Heck, PhD: Collector of the Sacred”

Poster designed by Joanne Quinn

Poster designed by Joanne Quinn

The exhibit, “Jean Heck, PhD:  Collector of the Sacred,” was installed just before the Christmas break and will remain on view until February 1. Michael Foight, Special Collections and Digital Library coordinator, and Laura Bang, Digital and Special Collections curatorial assistant, installed the exhibit on the first floor of Falvey. Foight curated the exhibit and researched and wrote the texts for the informative placards. Joanne Quinn designed the poster featuring a black and white portrait of Heck.

Five cases of materials show objects from the recent donation of rare sacred texts collected by Dr. Heck (1944-1916) who taught finance at Villanova University from 1983 until 2006. He and his wife, Nancy, a faculty member in the School of Business, donated the collection to Falvey’s Special Collections. Among his varied interests, Dr. Heck was a bibliophile who collected religious literature from a variety of cultures as reflected in this display.

The exhibit is arranged thematically:  “New World,” “Christian Bibles,” “Sacred Texts of Judaism and Islam” and “Reform and Renewal.” Primarily European, there is one object from Peru, a small carved stone with an incised cross, dated c.1500. The earliest text in the display is dated 1450; the latest is a Holy Bible printed in 1884.

stone resizedThe “New World” section contains an exhibition introduction written by Foight; Dr. Heck’s obituary; a catalog of an exhibit held at St. Joseph’s University in 2013; the small stone mentioned previously; The Holy Scriptures published by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints [Mormons], 1867; and a pamphlet by Lorenzo Snow,“The Voice of Joseph:  A Brief Account of the Rise, Progress, & Persecutions of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints …,” published in 1852.

“Christian Bibles” contains in one case St. Jerome’s Opera [Works], published in Venice; a single leaf from a Book of Hours, c.1450; and The Holy Bible published in London in 1639. The second case of Bibles exhibits 1770 Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae Iuxta Formam Missalis, Et Breviarii Romani … from 1707; a volume from 1884 opened to a colored illustration of “The Furniture of the Tabernacle;” an undated advertisement for Kilner’s Catholic Book Store, Philadelphia; and a Biblia Ad Vetustissima Exemplaria … published in Venice, 1579.

In “Sacred Texts of Judaism and Islam” are a large unrolled “Torah Scroll;” The Koran, London, 1734, opened to show its title page; and The Alcoran of Mahomet translated from Arabic to French and published in London in 1649.

Foight explains “Reform and Renewal”, “Demands articulated by the German Augustinian friar and professor at the University of Wittenberg, Martin Luther … helped to institute a complex reformation and counter-reformation …” Here one sees Sacro Sancti Et Oecumenici Concilii Tridentini …” published in 1577; a large book by Martin Luther published in Wittenberg, 1561, Der Siebëd Teil Der Buecher Des Ehrmwirdigen Herr Doctoris Mart. Lutheri …” opened to its title page; Carmina Tomus II by Jean Commire, published in Paris, 1715; and Corpus Iuris Canonici Emendatum Et Notis Illustratum published in Lugduni [Lyon], 1606, with an interesting illustration on its title page.

Detail of Iuris Canonici

Detail of Iuris Canonici

A small exhibit, but the variety of objects reflects the wide-ranging interests of Dr. Heck and provides a fitting memorial to this former Villanova professor. Foight says that the Heck collection is “already enriching the education of students and helping to foster a culture of inquiry and respect for different faith traditions.”

For information about Special Collections, contact Michael Foight at 610-519-5185 or Laura Bang at 610-519-6390.

 

 


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We Have Winners!

 

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Christian Miller, a first year student from Washington, D. C., won this man’s ugly Christmas sweater in the raffle held as part of Falvey’s Finals Stress Bustin’ Open House  on December 16, 2016.

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McKenzee Chiam, a comprehensive science major, won the woman’s sweater.

 

Photos by Alice Bampton and Hunter Houtzer, Communications and Marketing Dept.

 

 


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A New Face at the Circulation Desk: Michael Sgier

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Michael (Mike) Sgier, a native of Denver, Col., joined Falvey’s Access Services team at the beginning of January 2017. He previously worked at the University of the Arts Libraries.

As an Access Services Specialist, he reports to Luisa Cywinski, Director of Access Services. He is the service desk coordinator and will assist with library processing. Cywinski says, “He has several years of experience in library services and with various types of access services processing including resource sharing, stacks maintenance and course reserves.”

Sgier has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in printmaking from Creighton University, Omaha, Neb. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minn. Sgier is a printmaker and cartoonist based in West Philadelphia. He is an “avid reader and coffee drinker, bicyclist (when the weather agrees), and [is] always looking to discover a new art form, whether it’s a movie, book, or another graphic form.”

When asked why he made the transition to the east coast, Sgier said after finishing graduate school, “finding full-time work was proving difficult. A friend of mine from New Jersey suggested I look at Philadelphia, and it just so happened that a job was available at the University of the Arts Library. Plus, I was interested in east coast cities, having spent most of my time in mid-west locales.”

And, just to help you, he pronounces his surname “SKEER.”

 

Photograph by Alice Bampton, Communications and Marketing Dept.

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Foto Friday: Will D Cat Visits Falvey

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Will D Cat is a fan of Falvey; here he is in the stacks, but we’ve spotted him in the Dugan Polk Family Reading Room, in the small second floor lounge, visiting librarians and even behind the circulation counter.

Today Will is competing in the UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship, Jan. 13-15, in Orlando, Florida. Last year Will placed third in the Mascot Open Championship and he was the Fan Favorite! Go Will D Cat!

 

Photograph by Alice Bampton, Communications and Marketing.


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More Photos from the Holiday Lunch

 

Academic Integration Team Leader, Jutta Seibert, and Margaret Duffy, Director's Office

Director of Academic Integration, Jutta Seibert, and Margaret Duffy, Director’s Office

 

Librarians Rob LeBlanc and Laura Bang talking with Kallie Stahl and Sarah Wingo

Librarians Rob LeBlanc and Laura Bang talking with Kallie Stahl and librarian, Sarah Wingo

 

Joanne Quinn with librarians Linda Hauck and Sue Ottignan. (Sue is camera shy!)

Joanne Quinn, Director of Communications and Marketing, with librarians Linda Hauck and Sue Ottignan. (Sue is camera shy!)

 

Margaret Duffy and Jee Davis who will join Falvey this month

Margaret Duffy and Jee Davis who will join Falvey this month

 

A tower of cupcakes, especially the chocolate ones, made us all very happy.

A tower of cupcakes, especially the chocolate ones, made us all very happy.

 

Photographs by Alice Bampton

 

 

 

 


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Falvey’s Holiday Lunch – More Photos

Roberta (Robbie) Rosci and Laura Hutelmyer, Collections Directorate

Roberta (Robbie) Rosci and Laura Hutelmyer, Collections Directorate

 

Stephen Spatz, Collections Directorate; Christopher (Chris) Hallberg and Demian Katz, Library Technology Development

Stephen Spatz, Collections Directorate; Christopher (Chris) Hallberg and Demian Katz, Library Technology Development

 

Jacqueline (Jackie) Smith and Lorraine Holt, Director's Office

Jacqueline (Jackie) Smith and Lorraine Holt, Director’s Office

 

Falvey staff enjoying the party

Falvey staff enjoying the party

 

Photographs by Alice Bampton, Communications and Marketing Dept.

 


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Course Reserves – A Falvey Service for Faculty

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As one of its services, the Library processes and houses Course Reserves for faculty. “In addition to library materials, faculty may place their own books, DVDs, VHS, exams, desk copies, manuals, etc. on reserve.” (website)  Processing is done Monday through Friday, 9 am through 5 pm when staff is available.

Reserve materials are kept on the first floor behind the circulation desk and are usually available only to registered students. Each faculty member sets the loan period for the materials s/he has placed on reserve unless it is a library item that has a permanent non-circulating status.

Trisha Kemp

Trisha Kemp

Patricia (Trisha) Kemp oversees the processing of Course Reserves, aided by Cordesia (Dee-Dee) Pope. Contact Kemp at Patricia.Kemp@villanova.edu , 610-519-3899 or visit her in the Library.

For more information about Course Reserves see  https://library.villanova.edu/about/services/coursereserves/

 

 

Photos by Laura Hutelmyer and Alice Bampton.

 

 


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Library Holiday Lunch Photos

More photos from the holday lunch on Jan. 4.

Luisa Cywinski, Access Services Team Leader, and Michael Sgier, Access Services Specialist

Luisa Cywinski and Michael Sgier, Access Services

 

Librarian Sarah Wingo; Kallie Stahl, Librarians Robin Bowles, Rob LeBlanc and Laura Bang

Librarian Sarah Wingo; Kallie Stahl, Librarians Robin Bowles, Rob LeBlanc and Laura Bang

 

Librarians Darren Poley, Nik Fogle, David Burke and Janice Bially Mattern enjoying a conversation.

Librarians Darren Poley, Nik Fogle, David Burke and Janice Bially Mattern enjoying a conversation.

 

Library staff members, Melanie Wood and Jesse Flavin

Library staff members, Melanie Wood and Jesse Flavin

 

Photographs by Alice Bampton, Communications and Marketing Dept.

 

 

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Last Modified: January 10, 2017