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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….

 

That is all!


#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!


NOMNOMNOMATOLOGY, WEEK 2
Week 2 of our favorite snack battle is on! Vote at the front desk or on our online ballot to have your hungry voice heard.
NOMNOMNOMATOLOGY


I DON’T KNOW IF YOU KNEW THIS, BUT WE TWEET!
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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


HAVE A GREAT DAY!

If you have ideas for inclusion in The 8:30 or to Library News in general, you’re invited to send them to joanne.quinn@villanova.edu.


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Last Modified: March 19, 2015