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TBT: House of the Wildcat

Image from the 1929 Belle Air (page 19).


Anyone watch the “House of the Dragon” series premiere on Sunday? This image from the 1929 Belle Air (page 19) is giving us some “Game of Thrones” vibes. It doesn’t matter which house you root for, read the full yearbook here. Photo courtesy of the Villanova University Digital Library.


Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library. Her favorite house: Stark.



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Maintaining Good Mental Health: Resources for Villanova Students

Image of the fountain on Villanova's campus.


By Kallie Stahl 

Our mental health changes on a daily basis. It’s been a tough few years, and now more than ever, its imperative that we don’t neglect our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Five of the top 10 monographs requested on the Online Community Library Center (OCLC) InterLibrary Loan (ILL) network for April 2022 were titles pertaining to mental health: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman, Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner, The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, The Mountain Is You: Transforming Self-Sabotage Into Self-Mastery by Brianna Wiest, and Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear.

While you know your own mind and body, and what works (and doesn’t) work for you, I’ve listed a few resources that may be of interest as we close out Mental Health Awareness Month.

  • The Villanova Counseling Center is available to help you with personal and emotional concerns. All services are free of charge to students and appointments are typically available within a week upon request. Appointments are flexible and staff will work with your class schedule. “Telehealth appointments may be available on a limited basis with the caveat that clients must be physically located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under Pennsylvania law.” You can schedule an appointment by calling 610-519-4050 weekdays between 9 a.m.—5 p.m.; stopping by the Counseling Center (located on the second floor of the Health Services building at the Villanova University main entrance on Ithan Avenue, across from The Pavilion and Bartley Hall); or by submitting this form.
  • The Villanova Student Health Center provides health care to students. In addition to sick visits, the health center provides confidential HIV and STD testing, immunizations, laboratory testing, women’s health, allergy clinic, and more. During the summer semester, the Student Health Center is open for in-person and virtual visits Monday—Thursday: 8 a.m.—4 p.m. (closed from 12—1 p.m.); Friday—Sunday: closed. Call 610-519-4070 to schedule an appointment. The Student Health Center is located on the third floor of the Health Services building.
  • The Office of Health Promotion is a resource for Villanova students on information pertaining to the six dimensions of health and well-being: social, physical, intellectual, cultural, emotional, and spiritual. Health Promotion staff members are trained to provide educational information on nutrition, fitness, sexual health, and more. The office sponsors a variety of programming and events, well-being coaching, and online courses. For more information, call 610-519-7407 (healthbytes@villanova.edu) or stop by the first floor of the Health Services building. Access the Thrive 365 portal for customized health tips and tools.
  • The Davis Center for Athletics and Fitness is open from 7 a.m.—7 p.m.: Monday—Thursday; Friday—Sunday: closed. Be sure to bring your Wildcard to access the gym. There’s also plenty of parks nearby. This blog has a list of walking trails within 30 miles of campus.
  • Check out these free sleep apps to help develop regular sleep patterns and healthy sleep habits.
  • Try these tips for stress relief. If you enjoy meditation, visit this blog to aid your mindfulness practice this summer.
  • Looking to strengthen your spiritual health? Catholic mass is offered daily at 12:05 p.m. in Corr Chapel. All students are welcome to join. Sunday mass at the St. Thomas of Villanova Parish is offered at 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. There are many multifaith communities nearby. Visit Campus Ministry’s website for a listing of prayer and worship off campus.
  • Explore Falvey Library’s collection for more resources. Sarah Hughes, Nursing and Life Sciences Librarian, and Merrill Stein, Psychology Librarian, compiled a few readings for positive well-being.

Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library. 

 

 


 


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Photo Friday: Chair-ish The Memories

Image of a reception style layout (with chairs, tables, tablecloths, and flowers) located on the campus green.


Campus is beautiful every spring, but this week it always seems to exude a certain charm. The excitement radiating from graduates travels from all corners of the University. From Commencement weekend preparations (shown above) to seniors donning their academic regalia for one more photo in front of the St. Thomas of Villanova Church, the days leading up to graduation are truly special. Grads, cherish these final moments as a Villanova University student.

Congratulations to the Class of 2022! Falvey Library wishes you all the best in your future endeavors. Be sure to come back and visit—Once a Wildcat, Always a Wildcat!


Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library. 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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TBT: Snowy Days at Villanova

By Anna Jankowski

1920s View of Austin Hall and Alumni Hall

1920s View of Austin Hall and Alumni Hall

A lot has changed at Villanova in the past 100 years. This photo from 1920 shows that at least one thing has stayed the same: Villanova looks beautiful in the snow. With over a foot of snowfall over the weekend, campus is once again covered with a fresh white blanket. The following images span from 1920 to 1977 and show how a variety of campus locations looked covered in snow throughout the years. All photos were taken from Falvey’s digital library. Stay warm, Wildcats!

1960s View of Dougherty Hall

1960s View of Dougherty Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1970s View of St. Thomas of Villanova Church and St. Rita’s Hall

1970s View of St. Thomas of Villanova Church and St. Rita’s Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1977 View of the Grotto and Chemical Engineering Building

1977 View of the Grotto and Chemical Engineering Building

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All images courtesy of University Archives at Falvey Memorial Library.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Anna Jankowski ’23 CLAS is a Junior Communication Major from just outside Baltimore who ​​works as a Communication & Marketing Assistant in Falvey.

 

 

 

 


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TBT: Dorm Life

The dorm is the first home away from home for many college students and a place that you can really make your own over the course of a semester. Whether that’s decorating with posters or bringing your favorite blanket or pillow from home, it’s those little comfort items that really make it homey. Check out this throwback picture from the 1968 Belle Air looking at the “cinder block bag of potpourri” – the dorm room.


Jenna Newman is a graduate assistant in Falvey Memorial Library and a graduate student in the Communication Department.


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TBT: Snowy Campus Scenes

With more snow forecasted for today, it’s only fitting that our TBT include another snowy campus picture. This picture can be found in Falvey’s digital library and shows the exterior of St. Thomas of Villanova church with snow leading up to the church. This photo was taken in 1960, although the snowy scene looks a lot like the snowy scenes we’ve seen on campus today!


Jenna Newman is a graduate assistant in Falvey Memorial Library and a graduate student in the Communication Department.


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TBT: Snow-Covered Campus

Campus, Snow scene with view of Grotto and Chemical Engineering Building, 1970

We have officially had our first (two) snow days of the semester! In case you weren’t able to wander around campus in the snow earlier this week, here’s a picture of the snowy campus from 1971. It can be found in Falvey’s digital library here. The picture shows a view of the Grotto and Chemical Engineering building all covered in snow.

What campus scene do you miss the most? I think I’m a little biased, but I definitely miss cozying up in Falvey for a study session!


Jenna Newman is a graduate assistant in Falvey Memorial Library and a graduate student in the Communication Department. Current mood: Wishing every day was a snowy day.


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Public Safety’s Mobile Treat Unit Shares Smiles and Ice Cream With Students, Library Staff, and Faculty


On this sunny afternoon, Public Safety stopped by Falvey Library sharing smiles and ice cream sandwiches with students, library staff, and faculty! The Mobile Treat Unit’s (MTU, for short) ice cream route today included Bartley, Connelly Circle, Tolentine, the Monastery Gate, O’Dwyer and the Oreo.

The MTU be making the rounds again Thursday, July 25 and Wednesday, July 31. Check Campus Currents/Wildcat Newswire for updated times and locations for the next two routes…or just listen for that friendly ice cream truck jingle echoing across campus.

Thank you to Public Safety for keeping Villanova’s campus safe and sharing some tasty treats!


Kallie Stahl, MA ’17 CLAS, is communication and marketing specialist at Falvey Memorial Library.


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Last Modified: July 24, 2019