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  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: February 19, 2016
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Green Gigawatt Workshop. 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Room 204. Questions? Contact: Liesel Schwarz 

Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club (VEEC) 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 


2016 US Presidential Election Panel. Tuesday, March 29 at 10:00 a.m. in Speakers’ Corner. Several elite Villanova scholars will present on various aspects of the 2016 United States Presidential election. Billie Murray, PhD, Department of Communication, will respond to “Does Social Movement Rhetoric Matter in Elections?” Heidi Rose, PhD, Department of Communication, will speak on “Style, Substance and the Performance of Presidential Candidates.” Camille Burge, PhD, Department of Political Science, will answer the question “How Might Emotions Shape the 2016 Election?”34632

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

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

Introduction to Centering Prayer: 2/24
Centering prayer is a popular method of contemplative prayer or Christian meditation, placing a strong emphasis on interior silence. Come to a 45-minute introduction to this prayer style in which there will be time for an explanation of the prayer practice as well as time to practice it. Introduction to Centering Prayer will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 12:45-1:30 p.m., in St. Rita Hall Community Room. All are welcome. Questions? Contact: Linda Jaczynski

Men’s Basketball vs. DePaul: 3/1
Tickets have become available to purchase for the low price of $20 to the Men’s Basketball game vs. DePaul at the Pavilion on Tuesday, March 1. Faculty and staff will have two ways to purchase these tickets, at the Athletics Ticket Office in the Jake Nevin Field House or via the link below (enter promo code “CAMPUS” to purchase tickets online). Go Nova! For additional information: Questions? Contact:

This Week in Villanova History. “VU Singers to Tour Europe” is a headline. The story says that this will be the first time the singers, directed by Father Denis Wilde, will make a three weeks tour through Poland and West Germany. They will be accompanied by the Lady Cliff College Chorale of Highland Falls, N.Y. The Villanovan, Vol. 55, No. 17 (Feb 15, 1980), p. 9. Bound volumes of The Villanovan are housed in the University Archives. The Rev. Denis G. Wilde, OSA, PhD, graduated from Villanova’s A & S in 1965.


Toni Morrison, author, Nobel Laureate, and all-around amazing person was born in 1931 in Ohio. Known for her novels Beloved, Sula, The Bluest Eye, and more, few writers can capture and express character and dialogue like Morrison. Her work offers emotional depth that is impossible to forget long after the book is closed. In addition to contributing her own work to the genre of African American literature, Morrison also served as an editor for Random House, where she worked to bring black literature “into the mainstream, editing books by authors such as Henry Dumas, Toni Cade Bambara, Angela Davis, and Gayl Jones” [source]. As both a novelist and an editor, Morrison is immensely influential to the history and future of black literature. You can find her works in our collection.


No one ever talks about the moment you found that you were white. Or the moment you found out you were black. That’s a profound revelation. The minute you find that out, something happens. You have to renegotiate everything.” – Toni Morrison



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