Upon returning to campus this semester, Nova Nation was pleasantly surprised to see that the turnstiles in Falvey’s entrance had been removed. Some of our Access Services staff are happy to unveil the second part of the renovation – an automatic sliding door! We’re excited for you to see the Library’s new look!
Foto Friday: V’s Up For Fall Break
Finals are finished, Wildcats! Enjoy fall break!
Photo from Hoops Mania courtesy of Annabelle Humiston ’20 CLAS.
That feeling when you spot a Falvey sticker at the Villanova football game!
Thank you, Nova Nation for reppin’ the library. Good luck to Nova Football as they take on William & Mary at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow! Share your Falvey swag with us on social: Instagram@villanovalibrary Twitter@FalveyLibrary
Article by William Repetto, a graduate assistant in the Communication and Marketing Dept. at the Falvey Memorial Library. He is currently pursuing an MA in English at Villanova University.
“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”
– Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird
To one of the most courageous. Rest in peace, Nelle Harper Lee.
(1926 – 2016)
Nelle Harper Lee passed away Friday Feb. 19 in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. She is best known for her first novel to be published: To Kill a Mockingbird. Within two years of its release in 1960, Mockingbird became a bestseller, won a Pulitzer Prize, and was made into a popular motion picture.
Set in Maycomb, Alabama, Lee’s story uses six-year-old Jean Louise Finch (Scout)’s point of view to illustrate racial injustice in the mid-1930s. Scout is too innocent to fathom the hatred in some adults’ hearts; too naïve to comprehend her father’s decision to place his career, his life and his family’s safety at risk; and too young to appreciate her father’s remarkable courage in taking moral actions even when doing so means that he stands alone. Lee’s memorable depiction of life in the American South during the Great Depression will certainly be enjoyed by grateful readers for many years.
After her enormous success, Lee resumed her quiet life, away from the celebrity spotlight. Then, in 2015—more than 50 years after her rise to notoriety, Lee made international news both by publishing her second novel, Go Set a Watchman, and by the controversial circumstances surrounding its release. This news blog posted an article introducing Watchman and explaining its controversy. The blog posting includes links to resources for readers who want to “dig deeper.”
Photo by Donald Uhrbrock/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images
When the twilight shadows gather
Out upon the Campus green,
When the blue and purple night
Comes stealing on the scene
Loyal heirs of Villanova
Sing a hymn of praise
To our dear old ALMA MATER
And our College days.
When we leave your shelt’ring walls,
We shall leave an echo ringing
Through your treasured halls
We will leave an echo ringing
In the silent night
While our memories are singing
Of our Blue and White
When the last big game is over
And the last roll call is heard
When the oldest pedagogue
Has had his final word
We shall come to ALMA MATER
In our dreams again
With a prayer for Villanova
And a sweet amen.