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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (9/22)


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


OUS: Pre-Law Advising Workshop. 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. in room 204. Questions? Contact:

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Administrative Staff Meeting. 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in room 205. Questions? Contact:

Talking Tuesday — Financial Aid: “Understanding your Financial Aid Package, Year-to-Year”. 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in room 204. Questions? Contact:

Pope Francis Family

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.


Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club (VEEC). Friday, October 2, 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:



EURYDICEDid you know—Villanova hosts professional theater productions right on campus. The Villanova Theatre stages smart, memorable, sometimes funny stories performed superbly by experienced actors.

The 2015 – 2016 season opens tonight with Eurydice.

The Villanova Theatre’s productions attract audience members from the greater Philadelphia region, so productions frequently sell out. If you wait till the weekend to get tickets, you may miss out. Plan something special; order your tickets now.

Pope Francis booksNEW MEDIA NEWS

Don’t miss the new titles about Pope Francis and related topics that were added to the collection this month. Many are on display on the first floor of the Library.


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.


Today, September 22, is Elephant Appreciation Day. You probably know (but maybe don’t recall – not a problem for elephants!) that elephants are super intelligent. They’re also super cute. Appreciate your elephants today – and if you’re studying, summon that inner-elephant for a memory boost!

“Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing.” – John Donne


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