SAVE THE DATE…
Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club (VEEC). First meeting of the semester. Friday, February 5 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the first-floor lounge. The VEEC is always accepting new members. Open to all. Come join in for games and fun. Questions? Contact: Matthew Pasquale Matthew Pasquale
Happening @ ‘Nova
Be sure to check out these noteworthy events that are taking place on Villanova’s campus during the next few weeks!
Women’s Basketball vs. Georgetown 1/24
Women’s Basketball takes on the Georgetown Hoyas this Sunday, Jan. 23rd, at the Pavilion. Tipoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. Admission is free for faculty/staff so come out and support your Wildcats. Go Nova! Questions? Contact: Haleigh Simon
Microfinance in Madagascar, Africa & the Middle East: 1/25
On Monday, Jan. 25, 4:30–5:30 p.m., in Bartley 2011, Tom Shaw, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) senior technical advisor for Microfinance, will share his experience developing and delivering several unique models of microfinance–including an Islamic savings group model–in Madagascar and other parts of Africa and in the Middle East. He’s happy to discuss job opportunities in international development and with CRS.
Questions? Contact: Suzanne Toton
VLS Celebrates the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: 1/26 and 1/28
Villanova University School of Law will mark its annual commemoration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with two events as part of a University-wide celebration. On Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 4:30-6 p.m., the Law School presents its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture, sponsored by Pepper Hamilton LLP. This year’s featured speaker Yasser Payne, associate professor of Black American Studies at the University of Delaware, will talk on “School-to-Prison Pipeline in the 21st Century: Understanding the Educational Experiences of The Streets of Black America.” On Thursday, Jan. 28, 4-6 p.m., the Law School will host a screening of “Pull of Gravity,” a documentary that follows three North Philadelphia men in different stages of reentry from prison to society.
Questions? Contact: Chelsea Gerrard
Jummah (Muslim) Prayer: Fridays on Campus
Jummah is a congregational prayer that Muslims hold on Friday afternoons; beginning this semester, prayers will take place weekly on campus. Muslims and non-Muslims are welcome to attend. Co-sponsored by the Muslim Student Association and Campus Ministry. Questions? Contact: Julia Sheetz
We can’t be the only ones who are excited about the new edition of The Norton Shakespeare, with its crisp new pages and enhanced apparatus that would thrill any Shakespeare scholar. Students will especially appreciate Stephen Greenblatt’s “widely praised General Introduction [that] draws students into life in Early Modern England, [and] introduces them to Shakespeare’s family background and professional life.” There’s also a new essay by Holger Schott Syme (University of Toronto), that “paints a colorful picture of the city ‘where theater was everywhere.'” The Norton website contains more detailed information about this volume. If you’re a professor or student in Theatre or English, you need to see this book.
NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
The National Book Critics Circle, which “honors outstanding writing and fosters a national conversation about reading, criticism and literature,” has announced their finalists for the outstanding books of 2015. The group was founded in 1974 and annually awards what is considered one of the publishing industry’s most prestigious prizes. Not surprisingly, the denizens of many of 2015’s best lists: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Paul Beatty and Lauren Groff all make an appearance. For the full list, click here. And as always, if anything piques your interest, check our catalog first. Our swift ILL and EZBorrow services can provide quick delivery for anything that’s not yet on our shelves.
Since there is a snowpocalypse predicted for this weekend, we figured we would share a winter throwback pic from the 1988 yearbook for your general enjoyment.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Today is Squirrel Appreciation Day. If you have to ask why this is a national holiday, then you don’t truly understand the majesty of squirrels. Observe…
“Human language is lit with animal life: we play cats-cradle or have hare-brained ideas; we speak of badgering, or outfoxing someone; to squirrel something away and to ferret it out.” – Jay Griffiths
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