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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (9/17)

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

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

Food for Thought Discussion- VITAL. 11:00 a.m. in room 204. VITAL invites faculty to join the Fall Lunch Discussions. The discussions provide a forum for networking and exchanging ideas with colleagues from across the campus. Faculty are invited to bring their lunch. VITAL will provide dessert and beverages. Questions? Contact: gabriele.bauer@villanova.edu 


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PAPAL VISIT IS JUST A WEEK AWAY!

In celebration of World Meeting of Families 2015 and Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia Falvey Memorial Library invites you to celebrate your family by sharing a family photo. There are two ways to participate. 1.) Bring in a copy of your favorite family photo and hang it on the library display window. 2.) Post your family photo on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with the hashtag #falveyfamily and we’ll hang it for you. Please note, submission of a photo implies your permission to use images on library social media accounts, displays, and publications. Provide copies and not originals as photos displayed will not be returned.

If you would like the opportunity to take home the large sign of our Pope Francis display as a commemorative souvenir of the 2015 World Meeting of Families, please fill out a ticket with your name and contact email (available near the display). For a second entry, enter a family photo to be included in our display. (For remote participants, hashtag your photo #falveyfamily.) The random drawing will be held in November, when the display is dismantled.


SAVE THE DATE…

Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club (VEEC). Friday, September 18, 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the first-floor lounge. The VEEC is a social club, focused on recreation and relaxation. Participants gather to play video games in a safe and fun environment. The VEEC is always accepting new members. Open to all. Come join in for games and fun! Questions? Contact: laura.matthews@villanova.edu

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DID YOU KNOW —

The Library offers study spaces both for groups and for quiet, individual study. Falvey also provides 24-hour study spaces for both types. This short video shows your options:


CHECK OUT THE DIGITAL LIBRARY’S LATEST CONTENT

This week finds more articles from the Catholic Standard and Times, more materials from the Robert M. O’Reilly personal paper collection, and a few new Dime Novels including the intriguing “How to do it”. What is “it”? Well, you will have to read this short book to find out! – See “it” out here!


Death couldn’t part Orpheus & Eurydice–neither will the Pope.

Student Life is offering a limited number of FREE student tickets to Eurydice performances during the Papal Visit Sept. 25-27 with the code VUPOPE. Descend into a mythical underworld replete with talking stones, Hades on a bicycle and a glowing river of the dead. In Sarah Ruhl’s fantastical reimagining of the classic Greek myth, we join unsung heroine Eurydice as she parts with the love of her life, journeys into death, reunites with her departed father and struggles to relearn the language of the living. On stage Sept. 22-Oct. 4 in Vasey Hall. As always, Tuesdays are free for VU faculty, staff and students. All other performances are $11 (faculty/staff) and $8(students). Call ext. 7474, stop by the box office at Vasey Hall, or visit villanovatheatre.org to buy your tickets online with the code NOVA.

For additional information: http://villanovatheatre.org/eurydice/


IT’S HALF WAY TO SAINT PATRICK’S DAY!

In case you’re counting down.



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ABRE LA PUERTA A HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH!
It is Hispanic Heritage Month – a celebration that recognizes the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States. Technically a month that straddles two, HHM is celebrated each year between September 15 and October 15,and includes the anniversaries of the independence of five Latin American countries.

The term Hispanic or Latino refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish cultures or origins regardless of race. According to the 2010 Census, 50.5 million Americans identify themselves as Latino or Hispanic, representing a 3% increase since 2000.

Each day this month we will reproduce one of twenty countries represented on a joint poster project sponsored by the library and the Office of Mission and Ministry. Each poster features QR codes linking to premier resources that the library has for researching Hispanic history, culture or language and more importantly, the names of the specialized subject librarians devoted to aspects of these studies. Contact Susan Ottignon (Romance Languages and Literature,) Jutta Seibert (History and Art History) or Merrill Stein (Geography and Political Science) for further research needs or assistance. Posters designed by library Communication team leader, Joanne Quinn, with the assistance of Ottignon and Stein. The library wishes to thank Christopher Janosik, PhD and the Office of Mission & Ministry for their support of this project.


QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today is the 53rd birthday of Baz Luhrman, writer, director, and producer. Luhrman, an Australian creative, is well-known for the films Romeo+Juliet, Moulin Rouge!, and most recently, The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Luhrman’s films tend toward the colorful and out-of-the-box. That sounds like a fun way to be on this Thursday morning!

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“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” –  lyrics from “Nature Boy” (1948), used as a recurring line in Moulin Rouge!


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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