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Foto Friday: Donut Stress About Finals

Thanks to all the Wildcats that stopped by Falvey’s Semi-Annual Stress Busting Open House yesterday. Donut stress about finals—Good luck, Nova Nation!

Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Library. Photos courtesy of Stahl and Shawn Proctor, Communication and Marketing Program Manager.





Dig Deeper: 3D Donut Cat

A 3D ornament of a cat on a donut.

Photo courtesy of Shawn Proctor, Communication & Marketing Program Manager.

If you look closely, you’ll spot “Donut Cat” on the Christmas tree displayed on Falvey Library’s first floor. “Donut Cat” was created by Shawn Proctor, Communication & Marketing Program Manager, in the Idea Lab as a way to celebrate “Falvey Library’s Semi-Annual Stress Busting Event: Donut Worry About Finals” on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 12-2 p.m. in front of Falvey’s Holy Grounds.

Fitting in beautifully with the “Wildcat” blue décor on Falvey’s tree, Proctor shared his process for making the ornament:

“Over the summer, I learned how to 3D print from Assistant Director Stephen Green. I’ve always been curious–how can someone make something and a machine creates it layer by layer? You’re only limited by the size and technical limits of the machine, but there’s an incredible number of things that can be created within those perimeters. Robots, tools, articulated slugs. Most of all, I learned 3D printing is as much art as it is science (often, a small problem completely ruins a print) but when it works…(chef’s kiss) magic.”

Interested in printing your own project? The Maker Lab (located in the Idea Lab on Falvey’s ground floor) “is equipped with a plethora of tools (3D printers, laser cutter, sewing machine, drill press, Cricut, wrenches, etc.).” Everyone is welcome in the Idea Lab and no prior 3D printing experience is required. Just stop by and the staff will assist you in bringing your idea to fruition.

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




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Curious Cat: Donuts in December

By Olivia Dunn & Ethan Shea

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Happy Wednesday, Wildcats! This week’s installment of the Curious Cat is premiering a bit earlier than usual because we want to bring your attention to a very special event …

The question this week is: “What’s your favorite flavor of donut?” We chose this prompt to promote Falvey Library’s Semi-Annual Stress Busting Open House: Donut Worry About Finals, which will be on the first floor of Falvey tomorrow, Dec. 8, from noon to 2 p.m. Make sure you’re there for the free donuts, coloring pages, puzzles and more!

In the meantime, keep reading to find out how a few Falvey patrons responded:

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“Boston Creme.”

— Shannon Foley ’23


— Anna Jankowski ’23

“Chocolate frosted.”

— Cate McCusker ’23

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— Jack Palermo ’23

Olivia Dunn HeadshotOlivia Dunn is a senior at Villanova University. She works in Falvey Library as a Communications and Marketing Assistant and majors in Communication with specializations in both Journalism and Public Relations.





Headshot of Ethan SheaEthan Shea is a graduate student in the English Department at Villanova University and Graduate Assistant at Falvey Library.



Last Modified: December 7, 2022

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