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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (11/17)

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

SAVE THE DATE…

Stress Relief at Falvey! Thursday, December 10 and Friday, December 11. Falvey Memorial Library will be co-sponsoring a series of events in order to help students relieve stress during finals time. Events will include an open house featuring games and free snacks and refreshments, therapy dogs, stress-relieving workshops organized by POWER (Peers Offering Wellness Education and Resources) as well as free massages courtesy of the Campus Activities Team.


HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS WEEK

This week is the 40th annual Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week at Villanova, a week which promotes advocacy for our hungry and homeless community members via “discussions around the root causes of poverty, particularly food insecurity and homelessness.”  HHAW began at Villanova in 1975 but 750+ educational institutions around the country have since taken Nova’s lead, and similar advocacy weeks happen in conjunction every November. Visit Campus Ministry’s info page to keep up to date on this week’s events.

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THE POPE’S POSITION RE: THE #FOODGRAM

Don’t do it. Okay, okay, so Pope Francis is not averse to pictures of food, but he certainly doesn’t think your phone should be anywhere near your dining room table: “When children at the table are attached to the computer or the phone and don’t listen to each other, this is not a family, this is a pensioner” [source]. Well, he has a point. We’re all about information and technology, but at what cost? Put down the phone, make eye contact, and enjoy the virtue of family (or friends!) today.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

Happy birthday, Martin Scorsese! The famed director is 73 today. Scorsese is known for the films The Wolf of Wall Street, Goodfellas, The Departed, Gangs of New York, Raging Bull, and Taxi Driver (among many others).

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“There’s no such thing as simple. Simple is hard.” – Martin Scorsese

image via Wikipedia


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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