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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (11/5)

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

TODAY IN THE LIBRARY…

VITAL Mindfulness Session. 12:30 – 2:15 p.m. in room 204. Questions? Contact: Ramona Kuzewski 

Graduate Theology Colloquium. 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. in room 205. Questions? Contact: Karen Cunningham


SAVE THE DATE…

Tomorrow! Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club (VEEC) Club Meeting. Friday, November 6 at 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.

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Did you know—

Tag it! If you want to easily add a search term or category to an item, Falvey’s catalog will accept your tag. Here’s how:


Throwback Thursday

Talk about an action shot! Check out this throwback pic from the 1958 Villanova yearbook!

1958 yearbook photo

John Bauer, Villanova ground gainer who averaged better than 5 yards per carry last season, tucks his head and goes through Richmond’s line for a touchdown.


IF YOU COULD UNINVENT THE WHEEL…

The Atlantic ran an “unscientific” poll to see what 101 Silicon Valley techsperts would uninvent in an alternate universe. Top two responses were nuclear weapons and, well, selfie sticks. The juxtaposition of the two is a bit jarring, no? What would you uninvent?

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image via Amazon


QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today is National Doughnut Day, and while it is a great excuse to sugar up on some doughy rings of goodness, the “holiday” actually has an interesting historical background. Created by the Salvation Army during World War I, Doughnut Day celebrated Salvation Army workers who offered morale boosts to front line soliders–often in the form of doughnuts and coffee. Fun fact: some of the doughnuts were fried in soldiers’ helmets!

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“Donuts. Is there anything they can’t do?” – Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons


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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