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The 8:30 | Things to Know Before You Go (4/15)

  • Posted by: Michelle Callaghan
  • Posted Date: April 15, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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Villanova Electronic Enthusiasts Club Meeting. 2:30 p.m. – 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 Open Mic Event. 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in 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. Questions? Contact:

Happening @ ‘Nova

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

Safety Day hosted by the Department of Chemistry: Today!
The Department of Chemistry will be hosting a Safety Day event April 15, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Mendel Hall 213, including a keynote speaker and a number of breakout sessions on various aspects of laboratory safety. Questions? Contact:

Pennsylvania Pipelines: Assessing the Infrastructure Task Force Report: Today!
In May 2015 Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf established the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Task Force to address the Commonwealth’s pipeline system, which produced its first official report in February. The 2016 Villanova Environmental Law Journal Blank Rome LLP Symposium—Pennsylvania Pipelines: Assessing the Infrastructure Task Force Report—will discuss the future of Pennsylvania’s pipeline infrastructure and the broader issues relating to the Task Force report. The event takes place on Friday, April 15, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m., in room 101 at the Law School.  Questions? Contact:

2016 Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honor Society) Induction: Today!
The Department of Romance Languages’ 2016 Sigma Delta Pi Induction Ceremony will take place on Friday, April 15, 5—7 p.m., in St. Augustine Center 300. Our guest speaker is Dr. Cristina Soriano of Villanova University, who will give a talk on the “Libros y Colonización en la América Española.” We hope you will join us for the lecture and to celebrate the new Sigma Delta Pi members! Questions? Contact:


emerging adultThis book might not be what a parent of teen-aged children is looking for as a guide to raising responsible adults. It’s geared more toward those interested in the field of developmental psychology. The Oxford Handbook of Emerging Adulthood explores how “in recent decades, the lives of people in their late teens and twenties have changed so dramatically that a new stage of life has developed…Jeffrey Jensen Arnett identified this period, coining it “emerging adulthood,” and he distinguished it from both the adolescence that precedes it and the young adulthood that comes in its wake.”


This week in Villanova history. In the April 12, 1991, Villanovan, one of the front page stories had the headline, “Arts building construction relocates athletic facilities.” The arts building is what is now called SAC, the St. Augustine Center. The story notes that construction began in January and eight tennis courts and sixteen basketball courts were removed: “with this sudden loss of recreational space, the question of whether or not the University has sufficient athletic facilities for student use has been raised.” However, there are now a number of tennis courts located near the new parking facility.

Bound volumes of The Villanovan are housed in the University Archives.


Happy birthday to Emma Watson, who turns 26 today. Watson rose to stardom playing Hermione Granger in the films based on J.K. Rowling’s hit series Harry Potter. But she’s also shined in The Perks of Being a Wallflower and stars as Belle in the upcoming 2017 film Beauty and the Beast. You can read Harry Potter and The Perks of Being a Wallflower by borrowing them from our stacks today!


“But it’s a journey and the sad thing is you only learn from experience, so as much as someone can tell you things, you have to go out there and make your own mistakes in order to learn.” – Emma Watson

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