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Senior Class Poets Post Their Work


Poems by senior poets can be seen throughout Falvey’s first floor to promote their work and to celebrate April as National Poetry Month.

The posted poems  include “Intellectual Touch,” by Laura Freeman; “Drops of Red,” by Jimi Honochick; “Affirmations of a Big Footed Woman,” by Jennifer Nelson; “Nostalgia. Imagination. Dreams,” by Ivanley Noisette; “On Andrew Wyeth’s ‘Public Sale,'” by Elizabeth Milarcik; “Persephone, Across the Styx,” by Danielle Robert; “Pieces of Sound,” by Charlotte Thurston; “Sisterly Love,” by Allison Friedman; “Man’s Best Friend,” by Kimberly Jackson; “Morning in Manhattan,” by Brigid Black; and “Ode to Academia.” “Captured,” is one of several poems submitted by anonymous writers. (more…)


Feedback Friday: Are you a night owl?


Did you know the library lounge is open 24 hours a day? Your Wildcard gives you access to the lounge after the main library closes. Security cameras are linked directly to Public Safety, which makes it a safe place to study late. What is your favorite time to study?

Tell us in the Comments!


Extended: Falvey Scholars Deadline is April 17

  • Posted by: Luisa Cywinski
  • Posted Date: April 1, 2009
  • Filed Under: General News

scholars_bw.jpgFalvey Memorial Library together with the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, and the Honors Program would like to invite applications from senior students and their advisors for the Falvey Scholars Award 2009.

Five senior projects will be selected to be honored from each of the following disciplines: Arts, Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Nursing. Group projects will be considered as a single applicant.

Online applications for the Falvey Scholars Award will be accepted from March 1, 2009 through April 14, 2009 April 17, 2009.

More information…


Mirror Images: Challenges for Arab and Islamic Studies


Falvey Memorial Library has created a display in support of the Mirror Images Conference commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies. The Center offers a minor or concentration to undergraduates who wish to expand their understanding of international issues and world cultures. It was founded by Villanova University in 1983 to recognize “the critical importance of the Middle East” and the impact that Arab and Islamic cultures have had on the arts and sciences.

This display, consisting of numerous books, book covers, images, text panels and Egyptian artifacts, is the work of Merrill Stein, coordinator of the political science/ geography/cultural studies liaison team, and Joanne Quinn, a member of the Programming and Outreach team, who is responsible for creating displays in Falvey. Taras Ortynsky, a member of the liaison team, assisted with the display.

Books, including one by Reverend Kail C. Ellis, O.S.A., Ph.D., Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and assorted book covers provide some indication of the wealth of material available in the Library. Not only are there non-fiction books, but also novels and poetry books. On top of one case is an eye-catching portrait of Rachel Corrie next to the cover of her journal.  Rachel was an American peace activist killed in Gaza by an Israeli bulldozer.

The Center for Arabic and Islamic Studies is hosting an international Conference April 1-4. At that time a Koran from Falvey Special Collections will be added to the exhibit.


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Last Modified: April 1, 2009