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Peek at the Week: October 17

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

In Silver Linings Playbook, Pat Solitano Jr. said, “You have to do everything you can. You have to work your hardest, and if you do, if you stay positive…you have a shot at a silver lining.”

Welcome back, Wildcats! As you return from Fall Break, hopefully refreshed and recharged, try to channel your newfound energy into something that you think is meaningful. Whether it’s academics, your job, athletics, or a hobby, give it your all (or at least all that you can reasonably give without overworking yourself). Great things can come out of any situation when you work hard and, although often unbelievably difficult, stay positive.

THIS WEEK AT FALVEY

Monday, October 17

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

Tuesday, October 18

Cultural Studies Food Matters Week: Food as a Universal Human Right Talk & Tasting | 4:30-6:30 p.m.| Room 205 | Free & Open to the Public

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

Wednesday, October 19

Fall 2022 Falvey Forum Workshop: Introduction to Data Visualization | 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 20

Cultural Studies Food Matters Week: Food as a Universal Human Right Talk & Tasting | 4:30-6:30 p.m.| Room 205 | Free & Open to the Public

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

Friday, October 21

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

Sunday, October 23

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

HOLIDAYS THIS WEEK

For all the Italian food-lovers and carb connoisseurs, today is National Pasta Day. Celebrate by eating your favorite pasta dish. Pasta seems to be on the menu at St. Mary’s Hall and Dougherty Hall, so swing by either dining hall for an easy on-campus option.

Information Overload Day falls on Tuesday, Oct. 18. With the unfathomable amount of information at our disposal everyday, it is unsurprising that we get stuck in the doomscrolling loop and experience information overload. Information Overload Day is a day to unplug and give yourself a break. Although many of us did just that over Fall Break, routinely making time for yourself is still important to continue throughout the semester’s entirety. Celebrate the day by taking some time, whether it’s a minute or an hour, to relax (preferably without technology, but if the only way you can relax involves technology of some sort, c’est la vie).

Saturday, Oct. 22, is National Color Day. Colors are all around us, and they can often make our surroundings come to life. Whether its neons, pastels, or neutrals, celebrate by appreciating the colors around you. We take them for granted, but colors truly have a larger impact of our lives than we often realize.

National Crocs Day is this Sunday, Oct. 23. Do you remember when crocs were deemed as one of the ugliest shoes on the market? I do. But as a former swimmer (and lime green girl), crocs have always held a special place in my heart, and now, many of our closets. Celebrate the day by wear your favorite pair of these semi-aquatic shoes. I will definitely be wearing my worn-down black crocs (with Spider-Man and Captain America charms) in celebration.


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


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Last Modified: October 17, 2022