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Peek at the Week: September 6

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Word of the Week: 積ん読, Tsundoku  

There’s a handful of words from other languages that should probably be adopted into the English language. One Japanese word, “tsundoku,” will most likely strike a chord with most book lovers. 

Tsundoku literally means “reading pile” and refers to the pile of books that you have next your bed that you meant to read, but still haven’t. How many books are in your tsundoku right now? 


This Week at Falvey  

Wednesday, Sept. 8 

Fall 2021 Falvey Forum Workshop Series: Introduction to Google My Maps / 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. / ZOOM / Register Here 

Friday, Sept. 10 

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


This Week in History 

September 11, 2001 – 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks 

Villanova University is hosting a variety of events for everyone on campus to learn about, remember and explore the legacy of the tragic September 11 terrorist attacks. The attacks claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people, including 15 alumni.  

To find a full list of events going on, starting September 8, visit the Villanova Remembers 9/11 page. In addition, stop by Falvey to view the 9/11 display.  


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Peek at the Week: August 30

By Jenna Renaud

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Word of the Week: Frankenstein  

Did you know today, August 30, is National Frankenstein Day? In honor of the holiday, this week’s word is the monster himself, Frankenstein.  

According to Merriam-Webster, Frankenstein is, first, the title character in Mary W. Shelley’s novel Frankenstein and, second, “a monstrous creation especially a work or agency that ruins its originator.” However, in German the word translates to “stronghold of freemen,” most likely referring to various castles and battlements around the country that also carry the name. 


This Week at Falvey  

Monday, Aug. 30

Mindfulness Mondays / 1–1:30 PM / ZOOM / https://villanova.zoom.us/j/98337578849  


This Week in History 

September 02, 2013 – Swimming from Cuba to Florida 

Eight years ago this week, 64-year-old Diana Nyad becomes the first person to swim from Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida without the use of a shark cage for protection. This was Nyad’s fifth attempt at the swim with her first attempt being in 1978. The marathon swimmer completed the 110-mile swim after nearly 53 hours in open water.


""Jenna Renaud is a Graduate Assistant in Falvey Memorial Library and a graduate student in the Communication Department.


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Peek at The Week: Sept. 3rd-7th

Quote of the Week

“Labor Day is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race or nation.”

-Samuel Gompers


This week in the Library:

 

Monday, September 3rd

Labor Day

Tuesday, September 4th

Getting the Most Out of Career Fairs, 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m., Room 205

Center for Speaking and Presentation, 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Room 301

The Learners’ Studio, 4:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m., Room 301

ASPD Time Management, 2:30p.m.-3:20p.m.; 4:00p.m.-4:50p.m.; 7:00p.m.-7:50p.m., Room 205

Wednesday, September 5th

Employer Resume Review Day, 10:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m., Room 205

Inclusive Hiring Meeting Prep Session, 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

The Learners’ Studio, 5:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m., Room 301

ASPD Time Management, 8:30a.m.-9:20a.m.; 9:30a.m.-10:20a.m.; 3:00p.m.-3:50p.m., Room 205

Thursday, September 6th

Career Center Tabling Event, 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m., First Floor Lounge (Holy Grounds)

Employer Resume Review Day, 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m., Room 205

Center for Speaking and Presentation, 3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m., Room 301

The Learners’ Studio, 5:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m., Room 301

ASPD Time Management, 2:30p.m.-3:20p.m.; 4:00p.m.-4:50p.m., Room 205

Friday, September 7th

Career Center Tabling Event, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m., First Floor Lounge (Holy Grounds)

ASPD Time Management, 8:30a.m.-9:20a.m.; 9:30a.m.-10:20a.m.; 12:30p.m.-1:20p.m., Room 205

 

In honor of Labor Day your Tuesday morning playlist highlights the connection between folk music and the labor movement. I promise next week will not be folk or one of its associated sub-genres!

 

Woody Guthrie “Ludlow Massacre”

Phil Ochs “Automation Song”

Pete Seeger “Solidarity Forever”


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Peek at The Week: Aug. 27th-31st

 

Quote of the Week

We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe. We weaken it when we hide behind walls, rather than tear them down, when we doubt the power of our ideals, rather than trust them to be the great force for change they have always been.

– John McCain


This Week in the Library:

 

Monday, August 27th 

The Learners’ Studio, 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Room 301

Tuesday, August 28th 

Tutoring Administrators Scheduling Meeting, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Room 205

CASA Partnership Meeting, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Room 206

The Learners’ Studio, 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Room 301

Wednesday, August 29th 

Tutoring Administrators Scheduling Meeting, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Room 301

ACS/VEXP Welcome Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Room 205

The Learners’ Studio, 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Room 301

Freshman Service Learning Community, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Room 205

Thursday, August 30th 

The Learners’ Studio, 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Room 301

CASA Tutor Training, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Room 205

 

Monday Morning Music DJ

The late-summer-almost-fall folk and blues edition.

Start your week with some raw, ripe, fresh, aged, cream of the crop, and bottom of the barrel finds; hand picked, dusted off, washed, cleaned, gutted, and sold without liability for any bruises and blemishes discovered after-purchase; these new and improved, old and restored tracks are brought to your digital doorstep by your new Falvey Memorial Library GA and yours truly, Nate Gosweiler.

Lead Belly “De Kalb Blues”

John Fahey “When the Springtime Comes Again”

Captain Beefheart “Electricity”

 


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Peek at the Week: Aug. 28-Sept. 1


Quote of the Week:

“Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.”
-Anne Herbert

And what is college if not a time of no money & the need for lots of books?


In case you’re new,
this blog is a quick look at upcoming library events and occasionally other things I find interesting (or at least, no one has told me to stop that part yet). I spend most of my time in Falvey helping my (wonderful!) team prepare for the many events we host, and all other moments bothering my fellow graduate assistant, the beloved ‘Cat in the Stacks. I am so happy to begin my second year at Villanova, and excited for everything Falvey Memorial Library is planning for the upcoming semesters.


This Week in the Library:

Tuesday, Aug. 29 
Pre-Law Workshop, Room 206, 12:05-1:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 30 
ASPD Seminars, Room 205, 8:30-9:20 a.m.; 9:30-10:20 a.m.; 3:00-3:50 p.m.
Pre-Law Workshop, Room 206, 12:05-1:15 p.m.
Villanova in London Program in Spring 2018, Room 205, 12:30-1:30

Thursday, Aug. 31 
ASPD Seminars, Room 205, 2:30-3:20 p.m.; 4:00-4:50 p.m.
Villanova in London Program in Spring 2018, Room 205, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 1
ASPD Seminars, Room 205, 8:30-9:20 a.m.; 9:30-10:20 a.m.; 12:30-1:20 p.m.


p.s. WE ARE OPEN NOW (as a pilot run) FOR 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK
p.p.s. We also have new #dailyfalvey motivation photos to help every day begin a little easier, and to remind you that you always have a helpy place here.


#FalveyPeek at the Week provided by Hunter Vay Houtzer, a graduate assistant on the Communication and Marketing Dept. at the Falvey Memorial Library. She is working toward an MA in Communication at Villanova University, and on attempting to begin a Peek at the Week vlog. Send your thoughts/suggestions to Hunter at #falveypeek. See you next Monday for more!


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Peek at the Week: Oct. 3-7

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Quote of the Week

“The first and great commandment is: Don’t let them scare you” –Elmer Davis
(I’m referencing midterms—but the thought applies to barking dogs, mean people, unpronounceable foods, and most other things in the world).

If he can be brave, so can you. (Photo from Pixabay.com)

This guy would try escargot (Photo from Pixabay.com)


This Week at the Library:

Friday, October 7th:
-InCopy Training, Room 207, 9:30-1:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 9
-Carr Dinner & Reception with Fr. Peter Donohue, Dugan Polk Family Reading Room


#MindfulnessMonday

For those of you who meant (I mean, really meant) to start studying for midterms but instead got caught in a loop of Instagram stalking so vast and deep that you are now familiar with what your second grade boyfriend has been up to since he moved to Canada in 2009—there are apps for us. (A vice for a vice!)
Apps like Offtime, Appdetox, Moment, and Pocketpoints force you—for a little bit—to use your phone solely as a calling/texting device. Then, at times you designate, you may go back to hashtagging until your thumbs are tired.

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An alternative way to stay off your phone (Photo from Pixabay.com)


Save the Date

Tuesday, October 4th,
-Vice Presidential Debate Watch Party, Cyber Lounge

Friday, October 8th,
-FALL BREAK BEGINS AFTER YOUR LAST CLASS
(But classes resume on October 17th so don’t get too wild)

Tuesday, October 11th,
-Pennsylvania voter registration ends


It’s debate season,
as you’ve been made aware by your grandfather, Saturday Night Live, and all your poly sci friends.
To keep up with Villanova’s political scene, here are the university’s two political groups on twitter:
Villanova Law Democrats
Villanova Law Republicans
They both live tweet the presidential debates—so make sure you follow before Sunday, October 9th to round out the (at times, frustrating) debate watching process with your online companions.

(You can also follow Falvey Library who will not be live tweeting the debates, but you’d be on twitter anyhow and we’re a motley crew.)

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The essence of twitter during all widely watched political events (Photo from Pixabay.com)


Books for Good Study Habits:

Because my time management problems run deeper than simply staring at my phone and maybe yours do too:

What the Best College Students Do, Ken Bain

How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading, Mortimer Jerome Adler

Make it Stick: the Science of Successful Learning, Peter C. Brown, which explains:
“Pitting the learning of basic knowledge against the development of creative thinking is a false choice. Both need to be cultivated. The stronger one’s knowledge about the subject at hand, the more nuanced one’s creativity can be in addressing a new problem. Just as knowledge amounts to little without the exercise of ingenuity and imagination, creativity absent a sturdy foundation of knowledge builds a shaky house.”


#FalveyPeek at the Week provided by Hunter Vay Houtzer, a graduate assistant on the Communications and Marketing Team at the Falvey Memorial Library. She is working toward an MA in Communication at Villanova University, and also on socializing her new, perfect (purrfect?) kitten. Send your thoughts/suggestions to Hunter at #falveypeek. See you next Monday for more!


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