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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (9/28)

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

SAVE THE DATE…

Game club will meet this Friday! 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: laura.matthews@villanova.edu xbox

 


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TWITCH TAKES ON YOUTUBE

Do you or somebody you know stream or watch streams of video games on Twitch? Then you’d be interested to know that Twitch, perhaps in response to YouTube’s new game streaming features, has recently announced that they’ll be incorporating uploaded videos into Twitch’s viewing format. Twitch has until now only featured live or archived videos. With parallel services, who knows which brand will win out?

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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

On today’s date in 1968, The Beatles’ “Hey Jude” hit #1 on the charts – and stayed there for nine weeks!

“And anytime you feel the pain, hey Jude, refrain
Don’t carry the world upon your shoulders
For well you know that it’s a fool who plays it cool
By making his world a little colder.”
– The Beatles


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: September 28, 2015