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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (11/3)

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

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

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

OUS: Presentation by Duquesne University School of Law. 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in room 205. Questions? Contact: Michael J Pennington

Tolle Lege Literary Society. 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons Lounge. Questions? Contact: Adam Vincent


SAVE THE DATE…

Tomorrow! Scholardship@Villanova Lecture featuring Rodger Van Allen, PhD. Wednesday, November 4 at 3:00 p.m. in room 205. Dr. Van Allen will discuss “The Call to Holy Worldliness,” a fundamental theme in his teaching and research.

This event is more than a Scholarship@Villanova lecture. It is a farewell to Dr. Van Allen and a celebration of his many decades of service here at Villanova. You will not want to miss this unique presentation. ACS approved.

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Did you know—

Save an item to your personal Favorites list right from within the catalog. Here’s how:


IT’S ELECTION DAY!

Screenshot 2015-11-02 10.20.33While next year is the ‘big one’ judging from Delco’s suburban lawns and Blue Route ramps, there’s lots of local political activity today as well. So we’ll mention two fun apps that will allow you to conduct your own elections in the classroom or amongst your IRL or online friends. First of all, have you hit the little pizza at the bottom of the Twitter compose box yet? That allows you to design & send two-option polls to your followers or to the wider Twitterverse, depending on hashtag. And, Show of Hands is an iOS app that could be an interesting time suck, as it allows you to peruse polls and standings written by people you choose to follow. Examples from today are alarm clock alert preferences (buzzer is beating music at the moment,) and whether folks will remember Senator Fred Thompson more as an actor or politician (actor’s up by 19 points.) Both are free, but SOH has an $24.99 in-app purchase option – yikes and not sure why – so watch how you brush those fingers!


IN 2017, CBS WILL BOLDLY GO…

…where they’ve gone before, actually, but that’s good news for Trekkies! A brand new Star Trek television series will be hitting streams in 2017. Now there’s a fictional universe that continues to live long and prosper!

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today, entrepreneur Gabe Newell turns 53. A Microsoft alum, Newell left the software giant in 1996 to create Valve, the game development company responsible for cult classics like Half-Life, Team Fortress, Portal, and Left4Dead. Perhaps the most lasting contribution the Valve Corporation has made in video games and digital distribution is Steam, a download client and community beloved by PC gamers everywhere.

via EA.com

“Look how majestically you fly through the air. Like an eagle. Piloting a blimp.” – GLaDOS, from Portal

Screenshot from Portal 2, via EA.com


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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