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Foto Friday: Donation Drive

Photo courtesy of Kallie Stahl, Communication & Marketing Specialist.

Thanksgiving Donation Drive: Villanova’s Thanksgiving Outreach Program is in full swing! Members of the Villanova community are asked to support local families and those in need by pledging either food or a monetary donation. Donations will be collected on the Monday before Thanksgiving, and volunteers are needed to count donations, load meal boxes, and drive university vans to deliver the donations. Click here if you are interested in volunteering. Please consider making a difference in someone’s life during this holiday season!

Rebecca AmrickRebecca Amrick is a first-year graduate student in the English Department and a Graduate Assistant at Falvey Library.





Foto Friday: Blue & White

Photo courtesy of Gina Duffy, Communication and Marketing Program Manager.

“B” for Blue and “W” for White. #FotoFriday



Foto Friday: Eerie Treasures from Distinctive Collections

Nova Nation—Thank you for stopping by Distinctive Collections and Digital Engagement‘s (DCDE) annual Halloween event on Tuesday, Oct. 31, in Speakers’ Corner! It was fun telling Villanova ghost stories and sharing some of DCDE collections’ spookiest items. For more on this eerie event, check out Preservation & Digital Archivist Beaudry Allen’s blog post.



Foto Friday: One in-tent-se weekend!

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

Homecoming is going to be in-tent-se!

We’re excited to welcome all the Wildcats back to campus! View the full event schedule here.

Be sure to stop by Falvey Library this weekend! Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat!


Foto Friday: Free Library Open on Campus

Free Library

Take one, leave one, share one, Villanova!

If you have been walking the pathway near Old Falvey, perhaps you’ve noticed a new, blue pop-up Little Free Library. The idea of Maria Tagliaferri ’23 and sponsored by the Student Government Association, it is an opportunity to find or contribute a book to a shared community library. This is just one of 150,000 such libraries around the world that have shared more than 300 million books. Give it a look! You never know what read you may discover.



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Foto Friday: A Rest After Day of Service


There is a time to work hard and a time to relax and celebrate that work. And at the St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service last weekend, we stumbled upon a pair of boots with just this vibe. The owner, we imagine, dropped these on the Riley Ellipse in the rush to line up for delicious food and to meet up with friends who also came back from their service sites.




Foto Friday: Orange Sky at Night

Photo courtesy of Jadyn Piotrowski.

As summer winds down, we’ve been seeing some of the prettiest sunsets.

Jadyn Piotrowski ’26 VSB, Communication & Marketing Student Assistant at Falvey Library.




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Foto Friday: Take a Seat

Image of two students sitting on a bench in front of Old Falvey.

Photo courtesy of Jadyn Piotrowski.

Amidst the chaos of semester’s start, we find time to catch up with old friends. Take advantage of the mild weather and snag a seat outside!

Jadyn Piotrowski ’26 VSB, Communication & Marketing Student Assistant at Falvey Library.





Foto Friday: Changeable Canvas

Image of a rolling whiteboard on Falvey's first floor filled with study notes in dry erase marker.

Photo courtesy of Kallie Stahl. Filter by Prisma.

The once empty whiteboards on Falvey’s first floor are starting to fill up—The semester is right around the corner! Study tip: The rolling whiteboards are perfect for group (or solo) study. #FotoFriday

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





Foto Friday: Trust No 1

“If we fail to anticipate the unforeseen or expect the unexpected in a universe of infinite possibilities, we may find ourselves at the mercy of anyone or anything that cannot be programmed, categorized, or easily referenced.” Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), The X-Files: Fight the Future 

Fox Mulder was right! Well, that depends on your thoughts on Congress’ UFO hearing. According to of NBC News, five former military officials testified before Congress on Wed., July 26, making five main claims: “the Government is ‘absolutely’ in possession of UAPs (unidentified aerial phenomena); ‘nonhuman biologics’ were found at a crash site; officials must establish a ‘safe and transparent reporting process’; stigma associated with sightings ‘silences’ possible witnesses; and a UFO was spotted accelerating to ‘supersonic speeds’.”

Image of Villanova's Astronomical Society.

Photo courtesy of the Villanova University Digital Library.

Villanova had its own Astronomical Society. From the Belle Air 1969 (p. 109), “A program of films and lectures, operation of the Tolentine observatory’s ten inch Schmidt Cassegrain telescope, and participation in the Symposium on the Natural Sciences were among the many activities conducted this year by the members of the Astronomical Society.”

Maybe they saw some UAPs. Do you WANT to believe? Whatever your stance, the truth is in Falvey’s resources!

Falvey Library Resources:

Additional Reading:

X-Files Resources:

Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Library. Her favorite X-Files episode is “Bad Blood.” 



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