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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (3/23)

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Here’s your daily dose of library-oriented speed-reads to start your day!

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Theology & Religious Studies: Dies Academicus. Graduate Students in the Theology & Religious Studies Program will present their thesis defenses to faculty and other graduate students. 12:30 p.m. in room 205.


SAVE THE DATE…

DON’T MISS HELENE MORIARTY, PHD, RN TOMORROW! Join us in room 204 at 2:30 p.m. for a Scholarship@Villanova/Endowed Chair Lecture featuring Helene Moriarty, PhD, RN. MoriartyDr. Moriarty is a nurse advocate for military veterans and their families who has targeted her scholarly work on the health needs of those who have served in the military. Her lecture will focus on her research with interprofessional teams at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She will present findings from an intervention study, funded by NIH, that evaluates the impact of an innovative in-home intervention for veterans with traumatic brain injury and their families.


TODAY IS ….WAIT FOR IT….NATIONAL PUPPY DAY!!

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What better way to kick off your Monday morning than with this sweet face! If you regularly follow us on social media, you may recognize Nellie, the 12 week old yellow labrador retriever currently being prepped for Seeing Eye service by our Outreach Specialist, Laura Matthews, and her family. And hey – it looks like Nellie’s reminding you to cast your vote in the Sweet 16 Round of #NomNomNomatolgy this week! Vote for your favorite study snack foods in each round to win a private study suite for you and your friends for finals week, and a free Final Four Feast of the winning foods! Visit the big bracket at the front desk or click library.villanova.edu/promotions to vote online.


AND, IT’S OK DAY – MMMKAY?

UnknownToday is the anniversary of the birth of the expression OK, 176 years ago, on the second page of the Boston Morning Post for Saturday, March 23, 1839. OK began as a joke, a deliberately misspelled abbreviation of “all correct.” And it remained a joke for the better part of a century, even as it was being put to serious use in OK-ing documents, train departures and arrivals. For more on this common expression, including the difference between OK and okay, click here.


old phila housesTHAT NEW BOOK SMELL…NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

If you have an interest in architecture and interior design, Old Philadelphia Houses on Society Hill, 1750-1840 by lifelong Chestnut Hill resident Elizabeth B. McCall, might be for you.

The back panel states that “150 photographs strike a nice balance of exteriors and interiors, displaying characteristic basics and details of structure and charming furniture pieces and accessories of old-time daily living.”

 


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QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Wisely, and slow; they stumble that run fast.” – Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare


HAVE A GREAT DAY & REMEMBER HAPPINESS IS A WARM PUPPY!

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Villanova University hosts The Hidden Room Theatre’s der Bestrafte Brudermord

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On March 23-24, Villanova will host award-winning Texas-based theatre group The Hidden Room to stage their original-practices puppet-show production of der Bestrafte Brudermord, the mysterious slapstick Hamlet found in a German manuscript in the 18th century.  The Hidden Room’s visit to Villanova will include a talk by Zachary Lesser, PhD, of the University of Pennsylvania; two evening shows, each followed by an artist talk-back; and two workshops on theatre scholarship, dramatic practice, and arts entrepreneurship.  Events will take place in the Villanova Cinema and are free with a Villanova or Penn ID.  Seating will be first-come.  ACS Approved.  Direct questions to Alice Dailey, PhD (alice.dailey@villanova.edu).

Monday, March 23

5:00 p.m.  Workshop

“Page to Stage: Turning Theatre Scholarship into Practice”

The Hidden Room’s collaborations with scholars from Shakespeare’s Globe, the American Shakespeare Center, and, most recently, Oxford University’s Tiffany Stern have yielded theatrical events that have won multiple awards, critical acclaim, and international attention.  Using Hidden Room’s der Bestrafte Brudermord as a model, this discussion hopes to illuminate ways that theatre practitioners might build successful working relationships with scholars and use their research to infuse old plays with new life.

6:30 p.m.  Scholarly Talk

Zachary Lesser, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

“Uncanny Hamlets: The Mystery of der Bestrafte Brudermord”

7:30 p.m.  Performance of der Bestrafte Brudermord followed by artist talk-back

Tuesday, March 24

5:00 p.m.  Workshop

“The Business of Playing Professionally: Making a Living in the Theatre”

The Hidden Room’s artistic director/theatrical deviser, Beth Burns, has worked as an actor, writer, director, stage manager, teacher, lighting board operator, publicist, grant consultant, tour manager, box officer, usher, house manager, dresser, personal assistant, talent wrangler and janitor.  Burns invites you to learn from her mistakes as she details her successes, stumbling blocks and ways into the future with a focus on a creating a sustainable economic model for a theatrical company.

7:30 p.m.  Performance of der Bestrafte Brudermord followed by artist talk-back

 


This event made possible by generous support from: Villanova University College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English, 
Department of Theatre, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Honors Program
University of Pennsylvania Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, Theatre Arts Program,
English Department Undergraduate Program, and English Department Graduate Program

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Foto Friday: Who’s in charge here?

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Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer.

~Geoffrey B. Charlesworth

Laura Hutelmyer is the photography coordinator for the Communication and Service Promotion Team and Special Acquisitions Coordinator in Resource Management


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‘Cat in the Stacks: #LetsMarchNova

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 I’m Michelle Callaghan, a first-year graduate student at Villanova University. This is our column, “‘Cat in the Stacks.” I’m the ‘cat. Falvey Memorial Library is the stacks. I’ll be posting about living that scholarly life, from research to study habits to embracing your inner-geek, and how the library community might aid you in all of it.


Feeling the March Madness fever yet? I don’t know how you can avoid it—and I don’t know why you’d avoid it! The Wildcats are a hype machine!

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At the risk of being terribly generalizing (but a risk I’m willing to take for the chuckles), there may or may not be a few readers of the library blog whose social circles pride themselves on not caring about sportsball. Perhaps, daresay, this apathy is not actually apathy but a lack of exposure!

Sports knowledge, like any knowledge, doesn’t come naturally. We’re not born knowing you can’t pick up the ball in soccer, or that running home is a point. If we aren’t immersed into sports as kids, it can be hard to understand the excitement and passion surrounding what seems like, well, games. But it’s never too late to expand your appreciation for an activity so many humans on this planet love!

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This March, how can you dip your toe into a little bit of basketball?

You could check out our catalog for all sorts of basketball related resources.

You can peep this nifty cheat sheet at Basketball for Dummies.

This ELI5 (Explain Like I’m Five) Reddit thread has your back.

You can watch this holy grail of a YouTube Video:

So what’s all the hype about? It’s March Madness! What’s March Madness? The moniker for the annual NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) college basketball tournament. What was all that seeding hype about? Nova nabbed a number one seed! What’s seeding? Well, it certainly doesn’t have anything to do with gardening.

What a crash course, eh? Now you’re ready to catch the game tonight at 6:50 on TBS! The ‘Cats (32-2) are playing the Lafayette Leopards (20-12) in Pittsburgh.

#LetsMarchNova


Article by Michelle Callaghan, graduate assistant on the Communication and Service Promotion team. She is currently pursuing her MA in English at Villanova University.


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (3/19)

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Here’s your daily dose of library-oriented speed-reads to start your day!

TODAY IS THE FEAST OF SAINT JOSEPH

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“Joseph the Worker.” Sculpture located in the atrium of main entrance of Bartley Hall. Digital Library @ Villanova University. Date Accessed: 18 March 15, 1:41 PM.

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Search, Capture, Done!  Bibliographies Made Easy with Refworks! 4:00-4:45 p.m. in room 207. Questions? Contact: barbara.quintiliano@villanova.edu

Nova Feis: Lecture featuring Eoin Mc Evoy, visiting Fulbright Scholar. 5:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. A lecture in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Eoin Mc Evoy, visiting Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant from the University College, Dublin, will be giving a lecture: “Gaelic Yesterday and Today: Tracing the Irish Language through History.” Eoin is currently teaching Introductory Irish II and Intermediate Irish to Villanova students this semester.

VSB Peer Tutor Office Hours. 6:00-7:30 p.m. in room 205. Open to all VSB students. Walk-in study sessions. (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the semester.) Questions? Contact: patricia.burdo@villanova.edu

Irish Studies Conversation Circle. 6:30-8:30 p.m. in room 204. Questions? Contact Jerry Sweeney: tighdon@gmail.com


BASKETBALL….

 

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#SXSW’s BURNING QUESTION: WHAT IS MEERKAT?

MeerkatThe other four letters making an impact this week besides NCAA would be #SXSW, the annual buzz-a-thon in Austin, TX, that brings together the latest fads, music, movies and technology. The buzz around Meerkat seems to be the biggest news to leave Texas borders this year. What is Meerkat you ask? It’s an app that allows you to instantly push live video to your friends and follow their lives in real-time. The implications astound on this one! Have to miss a class? Instead of borrowing a friend’s notes, you can just prop you phone up on your pillow and watch as your friend broadcasts the class live through their phone! Not that we condone that! Their tussle with Twitter brought them to the forefront, and has now introduced this remarkable idea to the general public.


THAT NEW BOOK SMELL…NEW HOLDINGS AT FALVEY

En GuerreAccording to the publishers at The University of Chicago, the recently published book En Guerre: French illustrators and World War I “explores the conflict through French graphic illustration of the period. The exhibition presents themes essential to a deeper understanding of the war in France: patriotism, propaganda, the soldier’s experience, as well as the mobilization of the home front as seen through fashion, humor, and children’s literature.”

Vive la France!


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A QUOTE FROM POPE FRANCIS

“St. Joseph’s mission is certainly unique and unrepeatable, as Jesus is absolutely unique. However, in protecting Jesus, in teaching him how to grow in age, wisdom and grace, he is a model for every educator, and in particular for every father. … I ask for you the grace to be every closer to your children, allow them to grow, but be close, close! They need you, your presence, your closeness, your love. Be, for them, like St. Joseph: protectors of their growth in age, wisdom and grace. Guardians of their path, and educators: walk alongside them. And with this closeness, you will be true educators.”

– General audience on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, March 19, 2014


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The Curious ‘Cat: Which search engine(s) do you prefer?

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This week, the Curious ‘Cat asks six library professionals, “Which search engine(s) (Google, Baidu, Yahoo, Bing, Ask, DuckDuckGo, etc.) do you prefer?”

JuttaJutta Seibert, team leader – Academic Integration

“I prefer Google mostly out of habit because I am familiar with it. I started using Google in 2000 and back then it performed superior when compared to other search engines. It was refreshingly uncluttered. I have tried other search engines on occasion, but none of them has performed as well as Google for me.”

 

2014-01-16 12.16.23-3Sarah Wingo, team leader – Humanities II, subject librarian for English, literature and theatre

“Google, only Google. Partly familiarity, I understand how Google works better than any of the others, which means that I can use that knowledge to produce better results through my searches. I also think Google has the best search metrics.”

 

 

 

2014-01-15 11.08.18-4Robin Bowles, nursing/life science librarian

“I personally use Google as my general-purpose search. It is fully featured with lots of search options (now hidden under the link “Search tools”) and will recommend results from other Google search products like Google Scholar when appropriate.

A few thoughts about the others: Baidu, sometimes called the “Chinese Google”, is Chinese language only so we don’t see much use of it here. Yahoo and Bing are the same search now. Although they are different websites, Yahoo Search has been “powered by” Bing since 2009 so their results will be the same. Bings results are very comparable to Google (so much so they have been accused of digitally “watching” users’ behavior on Google and using that data to adjust Bing rankings) and Bing is wildly with PC users popular due to its integration with Internet Explorer and Windows 8.

DuckDuckGo is a perennial favorite for people who are concerned about Google and Bing’s data retention policies as it promises to retain no data about you and show the same search results for any and all users. The results are generally as good as Google or Bing’s although it only searches webpages and has no image or map search functionality.”

2014-01-17 14.27.13-2Kristyna Carroll, research-support librarian for business and social sciences

“I prefer Google as my search engine. I like the way many tools that I use are integrated together through Google Chrome, and I only have to log in once (Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive). I use all of these Google tools every day, and sometimes additional ones.”

 

 

 

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Dave Uspal, senior web specialist for library services and scholarly applications

“Mostly Google.  Its fast and thorough, and it has features (word spellings if searching for a single word, Wikipedia definitions, built-in maps) I actually use. I know other browsers have their strengths (Bing for media browsing, Ask for whole question searching) but for what I need, Google is usually the best answer.”

 

 

2014-01-15 11.11.37-2-2Rob LeBlanc—first-year experience/humanities librarian

“I’m a hardcore Google search fan. It is still the most comprehensive, fastest, and most accurate engine. I also prefer its clear and elegant layout and advanced features (like Google maps). Bing is good for hardcore Microsoft users due to its MS Office Online interface options, and DuckDuckGo is the best for privacy (it does not track you at all) but Google works best for both PC and Mac in my opinion.”


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (3/18)

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Here’s your daily dose of library-oriented speed-reads to start your day!

BEGINNING AT 3PM TODAY
ALL ARE INVITED:
UNIVERSITY ARCHIVIST REV. DENNIS J. GALLAGHER, OSA, PHD GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
IN THE PRESIDENT’S LOUNGE IN CONNELLY CENTER

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Falvey Memorial Library would like to cordially invite the Villanova Campus Community to a reception being held for Rev. Dennis J. Gallagher, OSA, PhD, in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination. Father Gallagher, the University’s Archivist since 1985, was ordained as an Augustinian priest in St. Thomas of Villanova Church on Jan. 30, 1965. Please join us for a light cocktail reception to give him your best wishes and to help us celebrate this landmark occasion. The reception will be held Wednesday, March 18, in the President’s Lounge, Connelly Center, 3-5 p.m. Please note that RSVPs are not required in order to attend the reception


TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

VSB Peer Tutor Office Hours. 6:00-7:30 p.m. in room 205. Open to all VSB students. Walk-in study sessions. (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the semester.) Questions? Contact: patricia.burdo@villanova.edu


THANKS #NOVANATION FOR HELPING US REACH 1700 INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS!

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Author: Tulley, John, 1638-1701.
Title: Tulley 1700 Date: 1700 Reel position: Wing / 856:15
Copy from: Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery


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QUOTE OF THE DAY
“It was joyful to hear the merry whistle of blackbirds as they darted from one clump of greenery to the other. Now and again a peaty amber colored stream rippled across their way, with ferny over-grown banks, where the blue kingfisher flitted busily from side to side, or the gray and pensive heron, swollen with trout and dignity, stood ankle-deep among the sedges. Chattering jays and loud wood-pigeons flapped thickly overhead, while ever and anon the measured tapping of Nature’s carpenter, the great green woodpecker, sounded from each wayside grove.” – The White Company by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


CONTINUE YOUR DAY WITH A MERRY WHISTLE!

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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (3/17)

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Here’s your daily dose of library-oriented speed-reads to start your day!

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A LITTLE YEATS TO START YOUR DAY…

My favorite Yeats poem, only I like to substitute the words “the library” for “Innisfree.” Try it — it works! -JQ

“I will arise and go now,
And go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there,
Of clay and wattles made;
Nine bean rows will I have there,
A hive for the honey bee,
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

And I shall have some peace there,
For peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning
To where the cricket sings;
There midnight’s all a glimmer,
And noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet’s wings

I will arise and go now,
For always night and day
I hear lake water lapping
With low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway
Or on the pavements gray,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.”
― W.B. Yeats


TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

English Department Coffee Break. 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the second floor lounge. Questions? Contact: heather.hicks@villanova.edu

APA Demystified. 4:00-4:45 p.m. in room 207. Come learn the basics of citing all types of documents: books, journal articles, and websites. Questions? Contact: barbara.quintiliano@villanova.edu

Multicultural Affairs’ Professional Development Series: Talking Tuesday. 5:00-7:00 p.m. in room 204. Questions? Contact: nicole.davis@villanova.edu

VSB Peer Tutor Office Hours. 6:00-7:30 p.m. in room 205. Open to all VSB students. Walk-in study sessions. (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the semester.) Questions? Contact: patricia.burdo@villanova.edu


SAVE THE DATE…

The Ward: Race and Class in Du Bois’ 7th Ward.  Lecture featuring Amy Hillier, PhD, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania. This Friday, March 20 at 2:00 p.m. in room 204. Dr. Hillier’s talk is titled “The Ward: Race and Class in Du Bois’ 7th Ward.” The Ward is a 10-year-old teaching, public history, and outreach project based on Du Bois’ 1899 book,The Philadelphia Negro.


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WHAT DOES 700 MILLION OF SOMETHING LOOK LIKE?

In dollars, it’s what’s in Madonna or P. Diddy’s wallet. In real life, it’s the ubiquitous scene of everyone looking at their phone instead of watching where they’re walking. That’s because 700 million is now the number of iPhones that Apple has sold since the device’s debut in 2007. With last year’s introduction of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the company posted a year-over-year growth of 49% for smartphones, totaling that inconceivable figure, according to CEO Tim Cook at the Apple Watch live event last week. That’s a lot of screens! How does your iPhone help you with your academic work? Could you survive college without your smartphone? Have you ever almost walked into the Oreo while texting? Let us know in the comments section!


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IRISH QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.”
― James Joyce, Ulysses


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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (3/16)

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Here’s your daily dose of library-oriented speed-reads to start your day!

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Dante in our World. 750 Years Later. Speakers’ Corner at 4 p.m. Questions? Contact: luca.cottini@villanova.edu

Nova Feis: film screening War of the Buttons. Room 204 at 4 p.m. Questions? Contact: eoin.mcevoy@villanova.edu or joseph.lennon@villanova.edu


SAVE THE DATE…
EoinNova Feis: Lecture featuring Eoin Mc Evoy, visiting Fulbright Scholar. This Thursday, March 19 at 5:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. A lecture in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Eoin Mc Evoy, visiting Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant from the University College, Dublin, will be giving a lecture: “Gaelic Yesterday and Today: Tracing the Irish Language through History.” Eoin is currently teaching Introductory Irish II and Intermediate Irish to Villanova students this semester.


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NEED A DOSE OF PHILOSOPHY?
Check out 8-Bit Philosophy! This clever series uses retro video games to entertainingly illustrate some hard-hitting theory. Nietzsche and Mega Man, a match made in heaven.


Did you notice? It happens only once per century.

Saturday, March 14 was Pi day. The mathematical expression 3.1415926 … is commemorated annually on 3/14/(current year). This year, however, the date—3/14/15—shows the first five digits of Pi, making Saturday Perfect Pi day. True devotees ate their pie at 9:26.


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QUOTE OF THE DAY
“The great secret, Eliza, is not having bad manners or good manners or any other particular sort of manners, but having the same manner for all human souls: in short, behaving as if you were in Heaven, where there are no third-class carriages, and one soul is as good as another.” – Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw


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Irish Studies Program & Nova Feis ’15: Celebrating Irish Culture at Villanova

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The Villanova campus community is cordially invited to a series of lively events held in honor of St. Patrick’s Day: Nova Feis 2015!  The festivities, presented by the Irish Studies Program in conjunction with Falvey Memorial Library, celebrate Irish history and culture. Events will include an Irish dance showcase, film viewing, several talks and a reception.

Joseph Lennon, PhD, associate professor and director of Irish Studies; Joyce Harden, administrative assistant/events assistant, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; and Eoin McEvoy, visiting Fulbright foreign language teaching assistant, Irish Studies, are the main organizers of the Nova Feis 2015 series of events. This feis (aka festival) has been held at Villanova since March of 2012. The Irish Studies Program hopes to continue this timely celebration for years to come to highlight Irish culture and tradition.

Please see a detailed line-up of the Nova Feis ‘15 events here.

In addition to the feis every March, the Irish Studies Program honors Irish history, culture and language in other ways throughout the year, including a wide array of classes and activities. Eoin McEvoy, who currently teaches the Irish language at Villanova this school year and has become heavily involved in Irish Studies programming, remarks: “I am very impressed by the Irish Studies Program at Villanova and hope that it will continue to grow. Dr. Joseph Lennon and the other Irish Studies lecturers, with the support of the indefatigable Joyce Harden, are doing great work in the field and the Fulbright program continues to provide its valuable assistance in growing the Irish language offerings on campus.

“At the moment, we are offering two beginners classes and one intermediate class to registered students, but we also offer events that anybody, on or off campus, can attend:

……- a group of Irish-language learners meets to eat lunch
………together and chat at 12:30 p.m. on Mondays in Café Nova;
……- I host an Irish language club in the Library on Thursdays at
………6:30 p.m. where we play games in Irish, learn songs and
………have general conversation;
……- The War of the Buttons, a fun Irish adventure film with
………phenomenal child actors, will be screened on March 16 at
………4:00 p.m. in the Library. This film, the third in a series of
………four, is in English, and everybody is welcome to drop in –
………for even part of it, if their schedule is tight at the time.
……- the full schedule of Irish Studies events is available on the
………Program’s webpage.

“The community at Villanova has been extremely welcoming, and I have learned a lot from both my lecturers (I’ve been taking a number of classes while here) and my students since August. I’ve learned many things about East Coast America and about the Irish-American community and it is really striking that, although their experience is vastly different from the experience of the Irish in Ireland, they remain still so closely connected to their heritage. The students I have the pleasure to teach here are a credit to Villanova and to Irish-America and they are an inspiration for speakers of Irish at home.”

McEvoy invites anyone, with or without Irish heritage, who is interested in finding out more about the program, Irish language classes or events, to contact him with questions. He will continue this semester to teach Introductory Irish II and Intermediate Irish to Villanova students.

Be sure not to miss out on all of the Nova Feis ’15 fun; it’s just one of the many endeavors in which the Irish Studies Program is involved!


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