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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.”

 


SHAMELESS SOCIAL MEDIA PLUG ☺
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What are you reading? If you use Goodreads (by the way, they have an app…and a page of literary puppy quotes!), join our Falvey Memorial Library group!


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!

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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