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A Memorial Service and Exhibition Opening Attracts Many Visitors

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon celebrating the Memorial for the Revolution's victims

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon celebrating the Memorial for the Revolution’s victims

On Feb. 8, over 150 people attended the memorial service for the victims of the Russian Revolutions of 1917 in Corr Chapel and then came to Falvey Memorial Library for the opening of the exhibit, “Blood and Soul:  The Russian Revolutions of 1917.” His Beatitude Tikhon, Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada, celebrated the memorial service in the presence of the rare Feodorovskaya Icon of the Mother of God which was then brought to Falvey for that evening only.

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon gave the opening blessing for the exhibit, “Blood and Soul:  The Russian Revolutions of 1917.” Speakers were Michael Foight, coordinator of Falvey’s Special Collections and Digital Library; Michael T. Westrate, PhD, Director of the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships and committee member of the Russian Area Studies Concentration; Adele Lindenmeyr, PhD, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and co-founder of the Russian Area Studies Concentration Program. Dean Lindenmeyr welcomed guests and gave a brief presentation about Russian history.

Guests visiting the exhibition had the opportunity to view the Feodorovskaya Icon of the Mother of God which had resided with the imperial family and to which it is said they prayed before being taken into custody and the Romanov Gospel which also belonged to the imperial family. These rare treasures were only on exhibit for that evening. The exhibit was curated by the Very Rev. John J. Perich, curator of the Metropolitan Museum of the Orthodox Church in America and St. Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary Icon Repository, South Canaan, Pa., and the Rev. Richard G. Cannuli, OSA, director of the University Art Gallery and curator of the University’s art collections.

The Romanov Gospel on exhibit Feb. 8

The Romanov Gospel on exhibit Feb. 8

A bountiful buffet of homemade Russian foods such as a whole salmon, pate, salad, spreads and deserts was set up in the Speaker’s Corner and in the Holy Grounds Café.

A buffet of homemade Russian foods

A buffet of homemade Russian foods

 

Christel Krugovoy and Anastasia Plisko preparing the buffet

Christel Krugovoy and Anastasia Plisko preparing the buffet

 

Kallie Stahl, Communications & Marketing, preparing flower arrangements

Kallie Stahl, Communications & Marketing, preparing flower arrangements

 

One of the cases filled with Imperial Russian objects

One of the cases filled with Imperial Russian objects

 

The Very Rev. John J. Perich and the Rev. Richard G. Cannuli, OSA, co-curators of the exhibit in front of the Feodorovskaya Icon of the Mother of God

The Very Rev. John J. Perich and the Rev. Richard G. Cannuli, OSA, co-curators of the exhibit in front of the Feodorovskaya Icon of the Mother of God

 

Audience with His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and the Very Rev. John J. Perich

Audience with His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and the Very Rev. John J. Perich

 

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and Very Rev. John J. Perich present a Siberian rock crystal to Dr. Westrate

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and Very Rev. John J. Perich present a Siberian rock crystal to
Dr. Westrate

 

The exhibit will remain on view through Sept. 1. As part of the centennial commemoration of the Russian revolutions and the Enthronement of St. Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow there will be occasional lectures and programs while “Blood and Soul” is open.

 

Photographs by Alice Bampton, Communication and Marketing Dept.


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The Curious ‘Cat: “Words of wisdom for future Wildkittens!”

Curious 'Cat - imageIn honor of Early Action Candidates’ Weekend, the Curious ‘Cat asks Villanova students, “What advice would you give to an early action candidate?”

Amy Vera – “I would say talk to the students. We all have different experiences, but we all have one thing in common: that we really love Villanova or else we wouldn’t be here.”


Michael Medina – “I would attend outside-of-class things, like seminars or presentations offered. It would give you a feel of what the values of the university are and you’d know whether those line up with your personal values.”


Natalie Garinther – “I would say to talk to the students because that’s the best way to figure out what the students are like. There were a lot of students sitting in on classes this morning, and that’s a good way to figure out what class sizes would be and how teachers interact with us.”


Rebecca Walters – “I sat in on an acapella rehearsal before I came, so maybe sit in on extracurricular activities. That would be my advice: ask people about their extracurriculars.”


Alison Mabery – “Look at a club you wouldn’t normally be interested in!”


Vivek Mohan -“I would say to try to sit in on classes to just get a good feel of how it is. I know class size is a big factor for a lot of people, and Villanova has a good class size.”


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Foto Friday: Villanova’s Demisemiseptcentennial

Banner on Kennedy Hall

Banner on Kennedy Hall

There are banners all around campus to celebrate this landmark demisemiseptcentennial (175th) anniversary.

 

Photo by Alice Bampton, Communications and Marketing.


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“Blood and Soul: The Russian Revolutions of 1917” Exhibit Opens Today

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The exhibit, “Blood and Soul:  The Russian Revolutions of 1917,” opens today with a 5 pm reception in Falvey Memorial Library. Archpriest John J. Perich, curator of the Metropolitan Museum of the Orthodox Church in America, and the Rev. Richard G. Cannuli, OSA, curator of the University Art Gallery, co-curated and mounted the exhibit which remains open through Sept. 1. The exhibit commemorates the one hundredth anniversaries of the Russian Revolutions and the enthronement of St. Patriarch Tikon of Moscow.

Preceding the opening of the exhibit, at 4 pm in Corr Hall Chapel there will be a memorial service for the victims of the Russian Revolutions.

Both events are open to the public.


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Career Exploration, Test Prep, Resumes and Interviewing-Falvey Has Help

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The Villanova Career Center is holding its Spring Career Fairs in the Connelly Center on February 7 and 8. The Communication, Marketing and Media Fair is Feb. 7, 10 am – 1 pm; Finance, Accounting and Consulting Fair is 3 pm – 6 pm. Engineering, Science, Technology and Big Data Fair is Feb. 8, 10 am – 1 pm.

Linda Hauck, business librarian, prepared a group of “Dig Deepers” which can provide Villanovans with useful information about careers, test preparation, resumes and interviewing.

 

Dig Deeper:  Career Exploration

Career Information Subject Guide

Career Outlook

Occupational Outlook Handbook

O*NET

CareerOneStop

 

Dig Deeper:  Test Preparation

McGraw-Hill’s MCAT:  Medical College Admission Test

MCAT Physics Review

Master the LSAT (Law School Admission Test)

LSAT Logic Games for Dummies

Cracking the GRE (a graduate-level admissions test)

Cracking the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse)

The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review (Graduate Management Admission Test)

 

Dig Deeper:  Resumes and Interviewing

CVs, Resumes, and LinkedIn:  A Guide to Professional English

Purdue Online Writing Lab:  Resumes and Vitas

Answering Tough Interview Questions for Dummies

Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?

The Essentials of Job Negotiations:  Proven Strategies for Getting What You Want

 

Linda resizedLinda Hauck can be reached at 610-519-8744. Her office is room 222 in Falvey’s second floor Learning Commons.

 

 

 

Hauck’s photo courtesy of Falvey Memorial Library. Mortarboards courtesy of Pixabay.com.


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Villanova Theatre Presents the U. S. Premiere of Stacey Gregg’s Lagan

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The critically-acclaimed play, Lagan by Stacey Gregg, makes its American debut on Feb. 7 in the Villanova Theatre. The play, directed by Kathryn MacMillan, MA, ’01 CLAS, will be presented from Feb. 7 – 19. Lagan tells the stories of four families in Belfast, Ireland; their voices explore the history, legacy and impact of war.

Villanova Theatre will host Speaker’s Night following the Feb. 16 performance. Owen McCafferty, Kathryn MacMillan and Rachel O’Hanlon Rodriguez, the production’s dramaturg, will share their insights.

 

Dig Deeper: 

Gregg’s works

Last year Gregg spoke as part of a panel for The Theatre of War Symposium at the Abbey Theatre (with whom Villanova has a close relationship)

An article from 2015 where she speaks of gender, identity, and the lack of women in the arts

The Abbey Theatre’s page about her   https://www.abbeytheatre.ie/people/view/stacey_gregg

Link to Villanova Theatre’s production page for Lagan

 

Sarah Wingo copyThe Dig Deeper links were provided by Sarah Wingo, English literature and theatre librarian. Her office is room 223. Telephone: 610-519-5183.


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Peek at the Week: Feb. 6-10

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Quote of the Week: 

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer,” -Albert Camus.
(For those who are feeling the brunt of winter blues.)

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Like this little guy (photo from pixabay.com)


This Week at the Library: 
Monday, February 6, 

– Philosophy Lecture – Whitney Howell, Room 205, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
– “We the People:  Corrective Art and Hip-Hop Culture in the  Era of Trump” – Prof. James Peterson, Lehigh University, Speakers’ Corner, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 8,
-Blood and Soul:  The Russian Revolutions of 1917 Exhibition, First Floor Lounge, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Friday, February 10,
-VESL Group Meeting, Room 205, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
-Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club: Regular Group Meeting, First Floor Lounge, 2:30-4:30 p.m.


#MindfulnessMonday
The winter seems to have taken its hold on the general mood of my friends and me (and maybe for you and your friends, too). We’re all a little quieter (myself only a very little, according to my brother) and a little less proactive than we were when it was warmer.  To combat any such winter woes/seasonal blues, the internet suggests the typical (simple, wonderful) cures: taking a walk, talking to friends, eating healthy, being outside, etc. Along with this, I personally suggest reading a book (what else would you expect from a graduate assistant at the library?) and buying a space heater (something unheard of back home in North Carolina). The library can provide you with easy access to one of my personal suggestions.

P.s. – and for the other, we could probably point you in the right direction.

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But while you’re here asking for either, you get to enjoy this beautiful, lightly-snowed view


Save the Date:
Tuesday, February, 7th, 

National Send a Card to a Friend Day
(because everyone loves getting cards!)

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Plus you can practice your crafting skills (photo from pixabay.com)


#FalveyPeek at the Week provided by Hunter Vay Houtzer, a graduate assistant on the Communications and Marketing Team at the Falvey Memorial Library. She is working toward an MA in Communication at Villanova University, and on finding the right cactus to fit her apartment’s style. Send your thoughts/suggestions to Hunter at #falveypeek. See you next Monday for more!


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Foto Friday: Happy Birthday, Will D. Cat!

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Today is Will D. Cat’s birthday.  Happy birthday, Will, and may you enjoy many more. Does he look like he is 91?

Will frequently visits Falvey and its librarians.

 

Collage by Joanne Quinn, Communications and Marketing Dept. Director. Individual photos by Alice Bampton, Communications and Marketing Dept.


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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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Today Is Groundhog Day

 

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Today, February 2, is Groundhog Day, the day when we learn whether we shall have six more weeks of winter or an early spring, a prediction based upon whether a groundhog sees his shadow or not. What is a groundhog and how did he become a weather predictor?

Groundhogs, also called woodchucks or whistlepigs, are rodents, members of the marmot family. They are primarily plant-eaters although the one who lived in my yard was quite fond of birdseed, often raiding my bird feeder. They are burrowing animals and efficient diggers (just look at those feet), weighing from 4 to 9 pounds and ranging in length from 16 to 26 inches.

The roots of Groundhog Day go back to an early Christian celebration, Candlemas, the Purification of the Blessed Virgin or the Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, held on Feb.2.

Germans began to associate a sunny holiday, a day when a hedgehog could see his shadow, with six more weeks of winter. When German immigrants came to Pennsylvania, they found no hedgehogs, but there were numerous groundhogs and they decided that the groundhog would become the weather predictor.

In 1887 a group of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, hunters formed the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club; one of the members was editor of the local newspaper and he claimed that their groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, was the only accurate predictor. Punxsutawney Phil eventually became famous. But are his predictions accurate? Statistically no, he has been correct only about 39% of the time. So will he see his shadow today, bringing six more weeks of winter, or will it be a cloudy day, predicting an early spring?

Groundhog Day videoGroundhog Day,” a romantic comedy starring Bill Murray, Andie McDowell and Chris Elliot, tells the story of a TV weatherman (Murray) sent to Punxsutawney to cover the annual Groundhog Day events. This is just one DVD in Falvey’s collection available for your entertainment. The Digital Library has available a recording, “Groundhog Day” by Mark Simos, for your listening pleasure.

 

 

 

Groundhog photograph from Wikimedia Commons.


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