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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (10/20)


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


Brown Bag Conversation about Islamaphobia: Do Muslim Lives Matter? Oct. 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Falvey 204. Join the Center for Multicultural Affairs and Campus Ministry to continue the conversation about Islamophobia at Villanova and to discuss how this fits in with the conversations we have been having about the Black Lives Matter Movement. Bring your lunch and conversation; snacks will be provided.


Cultural Studies Food Week–The Taste of Justice: Rhetoric and Reality. Monday-Friday, Oct. 26-30. In our annual speaker series, students will learn about the politics of food production and consumption as they relate to nutrition and other issues. Each evening’s event will include Q and A for students as well as tasty culinary treats.

Back by popular demand, the Food Network’s Chef Joseph Poon will share his inspiring immigrant success story, demonstrate sushi making, and carve intricate watermelon sculptures on Monday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m. in room 204 of Falvey Memorial Library. Join us as we kickoff this interactive week of ACS-approved events! Delicious food samples will be provided.

This event, co-sponsored by the Cultural Studies Program and Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to the public.

Image: Penn State Berkey Creamery

Image: Penn State Berkey Creamery



…but Penn State’s Berkey Creamery has commemorated Sir Paul McCartney’s October 15th’ s concert on its campus with its own limited edition ice cream flavor: Sir Paul McAdamia. It’s a chocolate base with macadamia nuts within. If we invented an ice cream flavor to commemorate this post, we’d have to say it’d be Green with Envy Mint Chip. By the way, if you happen to ever find yourself on Penn State’s Main Campus, we’d highly recommend a trip to the Creamery for a cone. And they sell freezer bags and half gallons to go, so bring us back some, too! 🙂



great escapeCheck out The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality, which was lately reviewed on the Business Reference blog and comes highly recommended by Linda Hauck, business & economics librarian. As noted by Hauck, “The Great Escape is written for Villanovans interested in veritas and caritas, but who are not necessarily academic economists. The book explores the relationship between economic growth and health or wellbeing.”


Did you know—

Several databases the library subscribes to are provided through ProQuest. This video shows how to access, save, e-mail and cite articles in ProQuest-provided databases:


Did you catch the new Star Wars trailer on ESPN’s Monday Night Football during halftime last night? What did you think? If you didn’t know, yesterday was also the first day to purchase tickets for opening night of The Force Awakens at a movie theater near you.


And if you’re a Star Wars fan, keep your eyes on the blog closer to opening night for some Star Wars goodness.


Today, the third Tuesday of October, is National Face Your Fears Day. Fears can hold us back from all sorts of happiness, success, and contentment. The hardest part of facing your fears is, of course, identifying the fears. Spend today being mindful of your own brain chatter, and you might stumble across some clues as to what hesitations are holding you back. Once you’ve identified them, that’s half the battle! One you know your fears, you can plan how to conquer them. If by the end of today you can do one little thing toward facing a fear head on, give it your best shot.


“What is a fear of living? It’s being preeminently afraid of dying. It is not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness. The antidote is to take full responsibility for yourself – for the time you take up and the space you occupy. If you don’t know what you’re here to do, then just do some good.” – Maya Angelou


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