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  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: February 16, 2016
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OUS: Pre-Law Advising Workshop. 12:00 p.m. in Room 204. Questions? Contact: Michael J Pennington


Friday! Join the Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club (VEEC) from 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. Questions? Contact: Matthew Pasquale

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

Annual Faith and Reason Lecture: TODAY!
The Department of Humanities Presents, THE 2016 FAITH & REASON LECTURE title: By the Renewal Of Your Mind…How to Practice Your Education in Everyday Life. Speaker: Dr. Kevin Hughes, Chair, Department of Humanities; Associate Professor, Department of Theology. Date: Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m. Location: Bartley Hall 1011 Refreshments will be provided after the lecture in the Bartley Atrium. Questions? Contact: Luisa Ruggieri

2016 Startup Opportunity Fair: 2/17
Please join the Career Center and the ICE Institute for our Startup Opportunity Fair! Startups less than 10 years old with under 50 employees will be there looking to hire for internships, externships, full and part time projects. Please sign up, wear business casual and bring a few copies of your resume, as we anticipate that many of these startups will be looking for potential hires! Wednesday, Feb. 17, 4 p.m. in Driscoll Auditorium. For additional information click here. Questions? Contact:

The First BRIDGE Society Mentoring and Networking Event: 2/18
Feb. 18, 6-8 p.m., The Villanova room.  College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students interested in business and financial careers should register for this professional development event, designed with their career needs and interests in mind. They may RSVP with this link: Questions? Contact: Kathryn Szumanski


Harriet Tubman went by many names: Conductor, Moses, General, Civil War Scout, Suffragette, to name a few. Each of them represent the critical roles she had freeing slaves, leading troops in the Civil War, as a civil rights activist and as a devout Christian. Harriet Tubman : slavery, the Civil War, and civil rights in the nineteenth century by Kristen T. Oertel is a “vivid, concise narrative supplemented by primary documents” that shows Tubman as an “icon of heroism” who continues to inspire.


John Chavis (1763-1838) was the first African American to graduate from a college or university in the United States. A free African American, Chavis fought in the Revolutionary War, worked as a tutor, and enrolled in the college later to be known as Princeton University. He then transferred to what was then called Liberty Hall Academy in Virginia (now known as Washington and Lee University), the institution from which he graduated. You can read an article about John Chavis here.

“John Chavis’ influence on both whites and African Americans as a preacher as well as a teacher was far reaching. Few free African Americans in the South equaled John Chavis in literacy or financial status. He was a dedicated opponent of slavery as well as an influential civil rights leader in the South.” – excerpt via North Carolina Freedom Monument Project



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