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Foto Friday: Why all eyes are on Pennsylvania this fall

Fall scene outside SAC

Spectacular fall foliage on campus


All eyes are on Pennsylvania this November–and it’s not just for the reason that you’re probably thinking of! Did you know that the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) claims that the Keystone State has longest leaf-peeping season in the world?

(Yes, the whole world!)

Our unique, sweet spot between 40° and 42° north latitude with its varied topography in eastern North America rivals only two other places in the world (the British Isles and Northeastern China and northern Japan,) as the perfect habitat for 134 species of deciduous trees and many more shrubs and vines which display a wide array of wondrous autumn colors.

So it’s not just red, white, and blue on display in Pennsylvania this fall this year–it’s red, blazing orange, terracotta, sun-baked pumpkin, deep cayenne, honey gold, and much, much more! Your next world class experience is as close as a walk around Villanova’s beautiful campus!

Enjoy the following links to Pennsylvania’s DCNR, which includes road trip maps (including where to stop for a pumpkin-flavored gob – yes, please!!) as well as to other states’ wobbly claims to the foliage crown, kindly compiled by Merrill Stein, Geography and the Environment subject librarian.

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)
https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/Conservation/ForestsAndTrees/FallFoliageReports/Pages/default.aspx – Pennsylvania has a longer and more varied fall foliage season than any other state in the nation — or anywhere in the world. (Foliage map included)

Fall Foliage Prediction Map
https://smokymountains.com/fall-foliage-map/

Connecticut
https://www.ctvisit.com/articles/connecticut-fall-foliage-report – Connecticut’s foliage season typically runs longer compared to northern New England states

Adirondack Region
https://visitadirondacks.com/what-to-do/fall-foliage

Vermont
https://foliage.org/state/vermont/vermont-foliage-tour/

Denver
https://www.denver.org/things-to-do/day-trips-around-colorado/fall-foliage/


Joanne Quinn is Director of Communication and Marketing. Thanks to Villanova University’s Grounds Maintenance for our beautiful campus landscape.


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Foto Friday: The Songbirds are Singing

Photo courtesy of Joanne Quinn

“Hope” is the thing with feathers

“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –
And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –
I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
And on the strangest Sea –
Yet – never – in Extremity,
It asked a crumb – of me.

A Golden-crowned Kinglet stopped to sing a song at Falvey Library.


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

 


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Foto Friday: In Honor of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

By Regina Duffy

Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month is observed in the United States annually from Sept. 15–Oct. 15. It offers us the opportunity to pay tribute to the history, culture and countless contributions made by Hispanic/ Latinx people.

In honor of this important national celebration, a window display was recently erected in Falvey Memorial Library’s Speakers’ Corner space. As you can see, the display showcases many trademark Villanova “V’s” highlighted with the vibrant colors of various Spanish-speaking countries.

Pictured to the left is Kallie Stahl, Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library, as she carefully mounts the display. Be sure to check out the display windows if you are walking through the Library’s first floor!

If you are interested in exploring Hispanic/Latinx- related resources that are available through Falvey, you can refer the dedicated page that is a part of the Library’s Diversity and Inclusion Guide. There you will information about books, ebooks and articles. If you have come across a resource in your studies or elsewhere that you believe would make a good fit for this page on the Diversity and Inclusion Resource Guide, we invite you to fill out the request form and let us know about it! We welcome input as well as the opportunity to add to the resource page.

Since it’s Fun Friday, we thought that you might also enjoy a word search in honor of the Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month celebrations. The word search contains the names of Spanish-speaking countries. Please take a moment to download the image below, print, and enjoy!


 

 

 


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Regina Duffy is a Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library.

 

 

 


 


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Friday Outlook: Letters of Hope

Image of a US postal drop box with a hand drawn letter from a child thanking postal workers for their service.

Photo courtesy of Kallie Stahl.

Ardmore, PA—The temporary closure of the nature trail at Haverford College altered my established walking route. Initially gloomy about finding another course, I discovered that my new path has been a constant source of joy. From artwork, like the one pictured above, to signs encouraging passersby to “Have a good day,” I am filled with hope each time I take a stroll around the neighborhood.

What’s your personal #FridayOutlook? We want to see the view from where you are! Send it along to shawn.proctor@villanova.edu or message it (@villanovalibrary on Instagram and @FalveyLibrary on Twitter.)


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

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday Outlook: Chalk-full of Memories

We miss you Wildcats drawn in chalk on sidewalk.

Photo courtesy of Gina Duffy, Communication and Marketing Program Manager

Broomall, PA—Always remember that home is where the heart is, Wildcats! —Gina Duffy, Communication and Marketing Program Manager

What’s your personal #FridayOutlook? We want to see the view from where you are! Send it along to shawn.proctor@villanova.edu or message it (@villanovalibrary on Instagram and @FalveyLibrary on Twitter.)


Gina's headshotRegina Duffy is Communication and Marketing Program Manager at Falvey Memorial Library.

 

 


 


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Foto Friday: Speakers’ Corner Showdown

By Kallie Stahl 

Members of the Villanova Gaming Society meet in Falvey's Speakers' Corner. Photo by Shawn Proctor, Communication and Marketing Program Manager.

Members of the Villanova Gaming Society battle during a game of Super Smash Brothers in Falvey’s Speakers’ Corner. Photo courtesy of Shawn Proctor, Communication and Marketing Program Manager.

On February 15, 2008, the Falvey Gaming Commission held its first official game night in the library’s first floor lounge. Now in its 12th year, the student group, now named the Villanova Gaming Society, continues to meet in Falvey once a week to play video games in a safe and fun environment. A social club, the VGS also participates in local tournaments and expositions.

Interesting in joining? The club is always accepting new members. Contact Angelo Gilot (agilot@villanova.edu), VGS President, for additional information. Or, stop by the next gaming session in Falvey’s Speakers’ Corner on Friday, March 13 (2:30 — 4:30 p.m.)


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


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Foto Friday: Citizen Countess

"Citizen Countess: Sofia Panina and the Fate of Revolutionary Russia" book cover. By Adele Lindenmeyr, PhD (Author).

Photo by Kallie Stahl

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Adele Lindenmeyr, PhD, captivated audience members in a packed Speakers’ Corner on Wednesday, sharing discoveries from her recently published biography of Sofia Panina (1871-1956). Dr. Lindenmeyr described her 20-year journey researching the life and work of one of the most remarkable women of the generation that made the Russian Revolution.


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

 

 



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Foto Friday: Yoda Best, Wildcats

Drawling and photo courtesy of Shawn Proctor, Communication and Marketing Program Manager

Enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday, Wildcats! See you Monday.


Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library. Her favorite Star Wars character is C-3PO (and more recently) K-2SO.


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Foto Friday: Stories of Service

Frank Falcone, Capt. USN (ret.), Director of Professional Development and Experiential Education, talks with a ROTC student at the launch of the Villanova Veterans History Project on Nov. 12. Falcone is one of 17 alumni veterans who have shared their stories of service through digital recordings.


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


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Foto Friday: Walk This Way

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!


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


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