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Peek at the Week: October 24

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

In 10 Things I Hate about You, Patrick Verona said, “Don’t let anyone, ever, make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want. Go for it.”

Confidence is not always effortless. Confidence is a skill that, for most, is acquired through hard work and self-love. It’s not always easy to feel like you deserve the things you want, and sometimes it seems less difficult to lower your standards or settle on your dreams.

Attainable goals are important, but having big dreams is not something to dampen as you get older. I say: dream big, be confident (or fake it ’til you make it), and go for it.

THIS WEEK AT FALVEY

Monday, October 24

Mindfulness Monday | 1-1:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free & Open to Villanova Students, Faculty, and Staff

The Learners’ Studio/Center for Speaking and Presentation | 4-9 p.m. | Room 301 | Free

Company & Industry Competitive Intelligence | 5-6 p.m. | Room 206 | Free & Open to Villanova Students | Pizza Served | Register Here

Tuesday, October 25

Book Discussion on Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, a One Book Villanova Event | 1-2:15 p.m. | Speakers’ Corner | Free & Open to the Villanova Community | Light Lunch Served | RSVP Here

Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas is available here.

The Learners’ Studio/Center for Speaking and Presentation | 4-9 p.m. | Room 301 | Free

Wednesday, October 26

Fall 2022 Falvey Forum Workshop: Visualizing Data with Social Explorer and Policy Map | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual | Free & Open to the Villanova Community | Register Here

The Learners’ Studio/Center for Speaking and Presentation | 4-9 p.m. | Room 301 | Free

Thursday, October 27

Ethics & Algorithms Panel | 4 p.m. | Speakers’ Corner | Free & Open to the Public | View Livestream Here

The Learners’ Studio/Center for Speaking and Presentation | 4-9 p.m. | Room 301 | Free

Friday, October 28

Villanova Gaming Society Meeting | 2:30-4:30 p.m. | Speakers’ Corner | Free & Open to the Public

Sunday October 30

The Learners’ Studio/Center for Speaking and Presentation | 3-9 p.m. | Room 301 | Free

HOLIDAYS THIS WEEK

As some of you might know, Diwali, a Hindu holiday also known as the Festival of Lights, is being celebrated this week. The 5-day celebration ends on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Here are some other (less significant) holidays coming up this week.

Tomorrow, Oct. 25, is Punk for a Day Day. Dust off your Doc Martens and, if you’re really feeling bold, grab yourself some Manic Panic. If you’re not into the punk aesthetic, check out some punk music. Spotify has some pretty decent punk playlists with punk from the 60s all the way to the 2020s. My personal favorites are “I Wanna Be Sedated” by Ramones, “St. Jimmy” by Green Day, “I Wish I Was a Riot Grrrl” by Destructo Disk, and “Mr. Moustache” by Nirvana (if we’re adopting a fairly loose definition of punk rock).

For all our pumpkin spice enthusiasts, Wednesday, Oct. 26, is National Pumpkin Day. Whether it’s eating pumpkin pie, drinking a pumpkin spice latte, going to a pumpkin patch, or even lighting a sweet pumpkin candle, celebrate by enjoying your favorite pumpkin festivity. I know I’ll be getting a pumpkin iced coffee from Dunkin’.

Friday, Oct. 28 is International Animation Day. Take some time out of your day to watch a new animated movie or series you’ve been meaning to check out, check out some animation content creators, or watch your animated comfort movie. (At this point in the semester, I will probably be watching one of my ultimate comfort shows, Avatar: The Last Airbender).

National Cat Day is this Saturday, Oct. 29. If you can’t get home to see your furry friend, watch some cute cat videos online or visit a cat cafe in the area. In celebration, here is a picture of my rescue cat, Yelena (affectionately named after Florence Pugh’s character in Black Widow) who lays on me for hours, meows at my door at 6 a.m., and enjoys booping my face with her paw.

 


Annie Stockmal is a graduate student in the Communication Department and graduate assistant in Falvey Memorial Library.

 

 


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Last Modified: October 24, 2022