Skip Navigation
Falvey Library
You are exploring: Home > Blogs

The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (3/8)

flat 830 format


OUS: Seton Hall Presentation. 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. in Room 205. Questions? Contact: Michael J. Pennington


To Strike for Freedom. Monday, March 21 at 4:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner. Easter Rising commemoration ceremony. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, an important event in Ireland’s fight for independence. To commemorate this historic event, we will be hosting a celebration of Irish culture featuring readings and music performed by members of the Villanova community.

Perils and Promise of Scholarly Social Networks…

Intrigued by the growing popularity of emerging scholarly communication channels such as,, Social Science Research Network and Mendeley, Falvey Library is planning a brown bag panel discussion on the Perils and Promise of Scholarly Social Networks. Interested faculty will be invited to attend on Wednesday, March 16th, 12 – 1:30, room 204. We are hoping to exchange ideas about why researchers use these scholarly social networks, which ones are preferable, what features and attributes are beneficial or unfavorable, and perhaps even broach some of their more controversial aspects. A librarian will preface the discussion with a very a brief presentation on the origins of academic social networking sites and the collaborative tools they offer. Brown bag lunch, beverages and cookies provided.

Happening @ ‘Nova

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

Learning to Pray Series: 3/9
Please join us for our Learning to Pray Series. March 9 we will concentrate on Visio Divina. March 30 we will pray by walking the Labyrinth. April 6 we will practice Lectio Divina. Each prayer practice will be a mixture of instruction and actual practice. They will be held on Wednesdays, 12:45-1:30 p.m., in St. Rita Hall Community Room. Our next offering, Visio Divina, is a new spiritual discipline ( a tool to encourage deeper intimacy and relationship with Christ) that is offered in hopes of helping you to see and perceive, learn and listen to what God would say to you through images, including paintings, icons, sculpture or any other visual expression. We will be using Rembrandt’s painting of the Prodigal Son as a focus of our meditation.
Questions? Contact: Linda Jaczynski

Lockdown Drill Announcement: 3/10
Thursday, March 10, at approximately 1:30 p.m., the University will be conducting a live, campus-wide lockdown drill. The drill is being conducted as part of our continuing effort to enhance the safety and security of the Villanova campus. The drill is expected to take approximately 30 minutes and will involve a minimal disruption to the University community. Please go to the link below for further information and instructions.
For additional information:
Questions? Contact: John Shuter

Fashion Forward: Lessons in Law and Business for Fashion Entrepreneurs: 3/11
The Law School hosts the Second Annual Fashion Law Symposium, Fashion Forward: Lessons in Law and Business for Fashion Entrepreneurs, Friday, March 11, 12-3:45 p.m. in room 102. This year’s event explores fashion entrepreneurship, trademark and licensing issues and the importance of business relationships when building and monetizing a brand. Open to the Villanova Community and the public, this symposium brings together fashion experts and trendsetters in the industry, including Lori Kinkade, VP Corporate Counsel and Compliance at David’s Bridal. Questions? Contact: Chelsea Gerrard

Fun, nearby and inexpensive!

Looking for something fun, nearby and inexpensive to do this weekend? Try Open Mic Night at the New Leaf Club in nearby Bryn Mawr. Local musician Adam Monaco hosts Open Mic every Thursday at 8 p.m.

Ashley Leone - a junior at Germantown Academy, seen here with Butch Serianni, a junior at GA, Mitch Beer, a GA graduate - will perform at New Leaf Club on Sept. 6. Photo by Derek Brad.

The next Open Mic occurs this Thursday, March 10. Sign-up starts at 7 p.m.; music goes until about 10 p.m.

This event is FREE and open to the public at the New Leaf Club, 1225 Montrose Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.

It’s close to the Rosemont train station (just one stop away from the Villanova train station) or a 1-mile walk along Lancaster Ave.


Today is National Proofreading Day. While they have fallen out of today’s educational curriculum (who proofreads print anymore? Screen = Green!), standard proofreading symbols are always good to know! In fact, we have a Handbook for Proofreading available in the stacks, and you can check out a list of common symbols care of The Chicago Manual of Style below. Happy editing!


“I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.”
― Oscar Wilde





No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a comment


Last Modified: March 8, 2016

Ask Us: Live Chat
Back to Top