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Advent Poetry Calendar – “Arriving Again and Again Without Noticing”

  • Posted by: Laura Hutelmyer
  • Posted Date: December 1, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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“Arriving Again and Again Without Noticing” by Linda Gregg

Submitted by Laura Hutelmyer

Laura Hutelmyer is the Electronic Resources and Special Acquisitions coordinator for Falvey Memorial Library.

“Arriving Again and Again Without Noticing” is a poem from Gregg’s poetry collection In the Middle Distance, her 6th book.

If you’re interested in reading more by Gregg, you can check out two of her poem collections here at Falvey Memorial Library:
In the Middle Distance
Too Bright To See

You can also listen to Gregg speak briefly about her approach to writing and read one of her other poems here.


“Arriving Again and Again Without Noticing”
By Linda Gregg

I remember all the different kinds of years.
Angry, or brokenhearted, or afraid.
I remember feeling like that
walking up a mountain along the dirt path to my broken house on the island.
And long years of waiting in Massachusetts.
The winter walking and hot summer walking.
I finally fell in love with all of it:
dirt, night, rock and far views.
It’s strange that my heart is as full
now as my desire was then.

 


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Bill Greene retires after 42 years service to the Library

  • Posted by: Laura Hutelmyer
  • Posted Date: May 31, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

Bill Greene will retire from Falvey Memorial Library on June 1, 2016, after 42 years of service. To be exact, Bill has spent almost 47 years working in the Library since he started as a student worker in May 1969.Bill ed

Bill began his time at Villanova University in September 1967 as a business major, but business was not his forte, so the following year he transferred to the School of Education, again as a freshman. On the last day of his second freshman year, Bill returned home after taking a Spanish final and was told that a neighbor and former acquisitions librarian at Falvey, Mrs. Gosweiler, had called to ask Bill if he would like a summer job in the Library. Bill decided, “Why not give it a try?” and started working in the Acquisitions Department the next day.

After graduating with a degree in education in 1972, Bill became a part time employee at Falvey Memorial Library where he split his time between the acquisitions and periodicals departments.

He went on to earn a graduate degree in library science, graduating in 1974. Following his graduation from library school, Bill became a full time employee at Falvey.

Bill’s main responsibility as a full time worker was to prepare bindery shipments. He said, “Although we have fewer than 300 print journals today, I can remember a time when we sent out a bindery shipment of 75 to 200 titles every two weeks.” Bill’s other duties included checking in and shelving mail and training student aides to work in the bound stacks. He was also responsible for collecting all Villanova publications, a job given to him by former Library Director Mary Ann Griffin.

Over the years, Bill has served on many committees. He was one of the original five members of the Falvey Memorial Library VQI (Villanova Quality Improvement) team and also served on the library’s Student Employee Appreciation Committee. Bill was a member of the library publications team and wrote many articles for library publications. Academically, Bill worked for and earned an MA in liberal studies in May 2007.

Besides being a valuable employee, Bill is also a man of many talents. He is known for being the library vocalist and is present at many birthday celebrations, ready to sing “Happy Birthday” or “Happy Trails” to anyone leaving the Library. Bill owns an impressive science fiction collection. When asked to pick his favorite science fiction writer, Bill names two: Ray Bradbury and Theodore Sturgeon for his short stories. An avid fan of dinosaurs, Bill has written, but not yet published, a book on dinosaurs and owns a large collection of dinosaur books.

Bill plans to spend his retirement fulfilling his lifelong dream to write a science fiction novel, possibly based on some of his experiences at Falvey. He will continue to play his keyboard, join a book group or two and spend time with friends. When asked what advice he would give to a new library employee Bill said, “Be sure to get to know everyone and make new friends. Take advantage of the things the Library and University will teach you. You will learn a lot of new things!” Ever the optimist, Bill likes to point out that even if you do have two freshman years you can still be the person who goes on to earn an undergraduate degree and two master’s degrees!

Laura Hutelmyer is the photography coordinator for the Communication and Service Promotion team and special acquisitions coordinator in Resource Management

Photo by Alice Bampton, visual specialist and senior writer, Communication and Service Promotion team


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Foto Friday: A May Remembrance

  • Posted by: Laura Hutelmyer
  • Posted Date: May 27, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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Joe Hauck (May 2, 1976 – Aug. 27, 1995), at the time he died, was a sophomore member of the orientation team for incoming first-year students. His fellow orientation team members described him as a free spirit with a warm smile. The orientation team provided this memorial, which was dedicated May 2, 1996.

 


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Foto Friday: Happy Graduation Day!

  • Posted by: Laura Hutelmyer
  • Posted Date: May 13, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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The staff of Falvey Memorial Library congratulates all of our graduates.

Happy Graduation!


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Foto Friday: Falvey Scholars Day

  • Posted by: Laura Hutelmyer
  • Posted Date: April 22, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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Join us this morning in room 205 to celebrate our Falvey Scholars!


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Foto Friday: Blue and White

  • Posted by: Laura Hutelmyer
  • Posted Date: April 15, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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Laura Hutelmyer is the photography coordinator for the Communication and Service Promotion team and special acquisitions coordinator in Resource Management


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Foto Friday: Not a Joke!

  • Posted by: Laura Hutelmyer
  • Posted Date: April 1, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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Go Wildcats!

Art work by Joanne Quinn.


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Foto Friday: A Touch of Pink

  • Posted by: Laura Hutelmyer
  • Posted Date: March 25, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.

Mother Teresa

Laura Hutelmyer is the photography coordinator for the Communication and Service Promotion Team and Special Acquisitions Coordinator in Resource Management


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Foto Friday: A Different Kind of Leprechaun

  • Posted by: Laura Hutelmyer
  • Posted Date: March 11, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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More issues of the Lepracaun can be viewed in the Falvey Digital Library.

Laura Hutelmyer is the photography coordinator for the Communication and Service Promotion Team and Special Acquisitions Coordinator in Resource Management

 


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Foto Friday: Silhouette

  • Posted by: Laura Hutelmyer
  • Posted Date: February 26, 2016
  • Filed Under: Library News

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Laura Hutelmyer is the photography coordinator for the Communication and Service Promotion Team and Special Acquisitions Coordinator in Resource Management


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