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Peek at the Week: October 31

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

In Paris is Burning, Dorian Corey said, “It’s important to go after your dreams but don’t lose sight of enjoying the journey of life.”

Happy Halloween, Wildcats! As members of the Villanova Community, chasing your academic and professional dreams is clearly important, but as the lovely and wise (late) Dorian Corey would agree, you shouldn’t lose sight of the other things that bring you joy in life. In the spirit of the holiday, enjoy yourself and have some (responsible) fun this week.

THIS WEEK AT FALVEY

Monday, October 31

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

Halloween Haunts with Distinctive Collections | 1:00 p.m. | Falvey Library First Floor | Free & Open to Villanova Community | Games & Light Refreshments Served

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

Tuesday, November 1

Fall 2022 Film & Philosophy Series: Jean-Luc Godard’s Hélas pour moi (1993) | 5:30 p.m. | Room 415 | Free & Open to Villanova Community | Light Refreshments Served

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

Wednesday, November 2

Fall 2022 Falvey Forum Workshop: Community Data Solving Social Enterprise & Business Problems | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual | Free & Open to the Villanova Community | Register Here

The Interfaith Human Library: Where Books Talk & We All Learn about Life in a Multi-faith World | 4:30-6:00 p.m. | Speakers’ Corner | Free & Open to Villanova Students, Faculty, and Staff | Light Refreshments Served | Register Here

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

Thursday November 3

Lecture on “Cervantine Blackness” Featuring Nicholas Jones, PhD | 4:00 p.m. | Speakers’ Corner | Free & Open to Villanova Community

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

Friday, November 4

Scholarship@Villanova Event Featuring Alan Drew on The Recruit | 2-3 p.m. | Room 205 | Free & Open to Villanova Community | Light Refreshments Served

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

Sunday, November 6

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

HOLIDAYS THIS WEEK

As you already know, today is Halloween (and for all my fellow former Girl Scouts, Girl Scout Founder’s Day). But here are some holidays this week that you may not know about.

Aptly coinciding with Halloween, today is also National Magic Day. For anyone who has the perfect mix of charisma and dexterity, pull a Jimmy Woo (as inspired by a very bored Scott Lang) and celebrate by learning a magic trick. As someone who has tried and failed to successfully complete a magic trick, I will probably celebrate by watching Now You See Me instead.

National Author’s Day is tomorrow, Nov. 1. Celebrate by reading a book from your go-to author or by checking out a new author. We have plenty of options here at Falvey.

Tomorrow is also National Cinnamon Day. Whether its churros, snickerdoodles, apple crisp, or a classic cinnamon roll, autumn is the perfect season to enjoy all things cinnamon. If you’re a fellow cinnamon enthusiast, celebrate by enjoying your favorite cinnamon treat. (The cinnamon crumb muffins at Java’s Brewin’ in Limerick are my absolute favorite).

Coming off the heel of Halloween, Friday is National Candy Day, the perfect excuse to enjoy your favorite sweets. (It is a holiday after all). As a huge peanut butter fan, I will be savoring the seasonal Reese’s Pumpkins.


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


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Last Modified: October 31, 2022