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Peek at the Week: November 7


In Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy wrote, “If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.”

Papers and exams are accumulating. Regardless of what your workload entails, it’s easy for many of us to fall into the trap of hyper-analyzing every mistake we make and feel disappointed when we fall short of our expectations, expectations that are not always realistic. Try to remember that success is not synonymous with perfection. In fact, successful people fail, all the time. I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: Give yourself some grace. You deserve it. And above all, strive for greatness and fulfillment, not perfection.


Monday, November 7

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, November 8

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

Wednesday, November 9

Fall 2022 Falvey Forum Workshop: Extracting Tables from PDFs with Tabula | 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

Art of War: Illustrated and Military Maps of the Twentieth Century Exhibit Talk and Reception | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Speakers’ Corner | Free & Open to the Public | Light Refreshments Served

Alice Dailey’s How to Do Things with Dead People: History, Technology, and Temporality from Shakespeare to Warhol, a Conversation and Celebration | 7:30-8:30 p.m. | Room 205 | Virtual Option | Free & Open to Villanova Community

Thursday, November 10

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

Friday, November 11

Fall 2022 Graduate Research Symposium | 1:00 p.m. | The Cinema and the Art Gallery, Connelly Center | Free & Open to the Public | Refreshments Served

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

Sunday, November 13

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


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Tuesday, Nov. 8, is Election Day. It may not be the most fun holiday to celebrate, but it is arguably one of the most important. Regardless of your political affiliation, voting is one of the most pivotal foundations of our society. Feeling unprepared and unsure of the candidates on your ballot? Check out Vote411 to learn more about who will be on your ballot and what they stand for (or check out this Weekends Recs on the Pennsylvania Midterm Elections for more helpful links). Feeling cynical, like your vote doesn’t matter? If our votes didn’t matter, why would they, historically and currently, try to limit people’s voting rights (including People of Color, women, incarcerated people and those with felony records, working class people, etc.)? While they get less attention and are treated as less important, state and local elections can actually have huge impacts on our daily lives. Celebrate by voting. Visit Let’s Vote Nova’s page to find your Villanova-specific polling stations and other important voting information for Villanova students.

Friday, Nov. 11, is Pocky Day. Pocky, for those who may not be familiar, is a Japanese chocolate-covered biscuit stick treat that, although I may be biased, is absolutely delicious (and a great movie snack). Celebrate today by picking up some Pocky (I always get mine from Five Below) or, if you’re feeling creative, by recreating your own. While I do enjoy the original chocolate flavor, my best friend absolutely swears by the cookie and cream flavor.

In addition to being my birthday (not to toot my own horn), Saturday, Nov. 12, is National Happy Hour Day. If you’re over the age of 21, you can celebrate by (responsibly) enjoying some drinks with your friends, because, hey, it’s happy hour everywhere (today at least). I will be celebrating the holiday with my closest friends for whom I am endlessly grateful.

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


Let's Vote, 'Nova: National Voter Registration Day—September 22, 2020

Make your voice heard, Wildcats! National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 22. Partnering with Let’s Vote, Nova, Falvey Memorial Library has informational packets on Pennsylvania voter registration available for you on the first floor in front of Holy Grounds.

Voter Registration 

As stated on the Let’s Vote, Nova voter registration page, “Villanova is separated into four districts that cover campus, depending on what residence hall you currently reside in.  If you registered to vote in PA previously, you likely need to update your vote registration form with your new residence hall information.” You can update your information online or by mail. You can also register to vote in person at your county voter registration office, PennDOT, and other government agencies. For additional information, visit the Votes PA website

Need assistance with the voter registration form? Check out Will D. Cat’s helpful instructions.

Oct. 19, 2020, is the last day to register to vote in Nov. 3, 2020, General Election.

Mail-In Ballot 

You can apply for a mail-in ballot online or via mail.

Online mail-in ballot:

Mail-in ballot by mail:

As stated on the Votes PA website, “Mail-in application must be received by your county election office by 5 p.m. on Oct. 27. Voted ballots must be received by your county election office [postmarks are not enough] by 8 p.m. on Nov. 3. Applications and ballots may be delivered to your county election office by the deadline.”

Absentee Ballot 

Registered to vote outside of Pennsylvania? Visit Rock The Vote for nationwide voting information. Select your state for additional resources and links for absentee voting and deadlines.

Helpful Links 

Curated by Merrill Stein, Political Science Librarian.

For more election discussion join us for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election Virtual Event Series. This ACS-approved event series is co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, the Center for Peace and Justice Education, the Department of Political Science, the Department of Communication, the Department of Public Administration, and Let’s Vote, Nova. All events are free and open to the public.

Camille Burge, PhD, on “Examining the Roles of Race and Emotions in the 2020 Election”  

Thursday, Oct. 8, 1 p.m., in Zoom:

Matthew R. Kerbel, PhD, on “The State of the Contest, Election Day, and What Happens Next” 

Thursday, Oct. 22, at 1 p.m., in Zoom:

Panel on “The Meaning of the Election in a Pandemic Year”

Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 11:30 a.m., in Zoom:

Billie Murray, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, will talk on current social justice movements as they relate to the upcoming election. Danielle N. Gadson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, will present on community health as it relates to the election during this unsettling pandemic. Tim Horner, DPhil, Teaching Professor, Center for Peace and Justice Education, Augustine and Culture Seminar Program, will give us a global perspective of the upcoming election.


Looking for additional election resources? Contact Merrill Stein, Political Science Librarian.

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




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Last Modified: September 21, 2020