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  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: February 9, 2016
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Phi Sigma Pi Table Fundraiser: Win a Bae Basket for Valentine’s Day! First floor entrance area from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Questions? Contact: Lauren Kloss

Agape Latte. 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the first-floor lounge. Questions? Contact: Alicia Dunphy-Culp


2016 Literary Festival featuring Daniel Torday. Thursday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. Daniel Torday is the author of the novel The Last Flight of Poxl West, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice, and an Best Debuts of 2015. His novella,The Sensualist, won the 2012 National Jewish Book Award for debut fiction. Torday’s stories and essays have appeared in Esquire Magazine, n+1, The New York Times, The Paris Review Daily and Tin House. A former editor at Esquire, Torday serves as an editor at The Kenyon Review. He is Director of Creative Writing at Bryn Mawr College. At the event, Torday will read from his most recent novel The Last Flight of Poxl West. Questions? Contact: Alan Drew


Happening @ ‘Nova
Be sure to check out these noteworthy events that are taking place on Villanova’s campus soon!

CFAP Society Philadelphia Suburban Special Event: 2/10
Wednesday, Feb. 10 5 p.m. VSB’s Finance Department is partnering with CFA Society Philadelphia for a suburban special event – “The Evolving Role of Large Institutional Investors in Reshaping Modem Markets”. Come to hear our panel of experts debate the impact that large institutional investors have on the debt and equity marketplaces. Questions? Contact: Angela Layne

Residence Life Blood Drive: 2/11
There is currently a critical shortage of blood products and you can help out by donating on Thursday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in the West Lounge of Dougherty Hall. Make your appointment today at Sponsor Code: villanovareslife
Questions? Contact: Jennifer Liberato

Adela Dwyer-St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award: 2/15
The Center for Peace and Justice Education is pleased to announce General Roméo Dallaire as the 2015 Adela Dwyer/St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award recipient. His lecture “Are All Humans Human?” will be held Monday, Feb. 15, 5 p.m., Villanova room. General Dallaire commanded the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Rwanda prior to and during the 1994 genocide. His courage and leadership during this ill-fated mission have earned him recognition, affection, and admiration from around the globe. In recent years he has turned his attention to the use of child soldiers. General Dallaire will receive the 2015 Adela Dwyer-St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award for his work to raise awareness about and eradicate the use of children as weapons of war. Questions? Contact: Sharon Discher


Have you heard of the new e-book experiments in designing unprintable fiction? A fascinating challenge to reading in the new millennium, unprintable fiction is quite literally stories that cannot be printed, for they use choice-making and physical location and other such technology-dependent methods of storytelling and narrative progression. Since new stats suggest that 92% of students prefer print books to e-books, the unprintable fiction initiative is surely a way to maximize the creative potential, and not the redundancy, of digitalized literature.



The first black author to win a Pulitzer Prize, Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) was a Chicagoan poet with a prolific bibliography. A child poet turned university poetry professor, Brooks was not only the first black Pulitzer winner, but also the first black woman to serve as poetry consultant for the Library of Congress. You can find a dozen and a half holdings by Brooks (and even more about Brooks!) in our collection today.


“A writer should get as much education as possible, but just going to school is not enough; if it were, all owners of doctorates would be inspired writers.” – Gwendolyn Brooks

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