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  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: February 24, 2016
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SAVE THE DATE…open_mic

2016 Open Mic Event. The Department of English and Falvey Memorial Library’s annual Open Mic event will take place on Wednesday, April 20, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. in the library’s Speakers’ Corner. Class of 2016 Creative Writing Contestants, other students and members of the University community will share original work and favorite poems, ranging from the humorous to the thought-provoking to the sublime.  Whether you have a poem or a creative-writing excerpt you’d like to share or you just want to listen, the Department of English and Falvey Memorial Library invite you to enjoy this entertaining and memorable celebration of poetry and creative writing.


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

Introduction to Centering Prayer: Today!
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

Microfinance Targeting the World’s Poorest: Today!
On Wednesday, Feb. 24, 4:30-5:30 p.m., in Bartley 1011, Tom Shaw, CRS’ Senior Advisor for Microfinance, will share his experience and insights on how Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) are creating economic opportunities for more than 1.5 million people living in the world’s most impoverished areas. SILC is helping community members (especially women) form groups, pool their savings, and make loans to each other. Shaw will share his experience with current microfinance projects in Madagascar and discuss with students job opportunities in international development in general and with CRS. Questions? Contact: Suzanne Toton

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:
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The book is always better, but it’s no secret that movies can stir renewed interest in the books that the films are based on. According to Publishers Weekly, six out of eight of this year’s Best Picture nominations are based on books, as are all of the films that feature the Best Actor nominees. You’ll find a handful of hot items on our shelves, such as Room, Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs and The Big Short. For anything else that may strike your fancy, check out our speedy ILL/E-ZBorrow services!

Michelle Bennett, track star

This Week in Villanova History. “Runners capture the Big East.” “The Wildcats traveled to Syracuse University to compete against their conference rivals … and returned triumphant. ‘Nova outran everyone en route to its eighth championship in the meet’s nine-year history.” Pictured is Michelle Bennett, one of the track stars.  The Villanovan, Vol. 66, No. 15 (Feb. 22, 1991), p. 36. Bound volumes of The Villanovan are housed in the University Archives.



Daniel Hale Williams (1856-1931) was one of the first physicians ever to perform open heart surgery in the U.S. He is also responsible for founding the first interracial hospital staffed with interracial workers in 1891. The hospital, Provident Hospital and Training School for Nurses, was also – as its name implies – the first interracial school for nurses in the country.


“A people who don’t make provision for their own sick and suffering are not worthy of civilization.” – Dr. Daniel Hale Williams



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