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Photo Friday: Built on Banners

Allie Reczek '22 CLAS paints the Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (HHAW) logo.

Allie Reczek ’22 CLAS paints the Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (HHAW) logo.


Walking through Falvey Memorial Library you’ll see two window display cases on the first floor. At the entrance to Holy Grounds, these displays welcome many patrons, often informing them about upcoming events and library resources. Frequently changing throughout the semester, there are many people that assist in the design, creation and installation of these displays. Be sure to check out the Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week (HHAW) display beginning Monday, Nov. 14. Allie Reczek ’22 CLAS (pictured above), Olivia Dunn ’23 CLAS, and Kelly McMahon ’22 CLAS, helped craft the banner featured in the informational exhibit.

For additional information on HHAW, running Nov. 14—20, please visit Campus Ministry’s website.


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

 

 


 


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Photo Friday: Check Out a “Book” at the Interfaith Human Library

Image of Fr. Art Purcaro (Roman Catholic/Augustinian) talking with Villanova students.

Fr. Art Purcaro (Roman Catholic/Augustinian) talks with Villanova students.


On Wednesday, Nov. 3, more than 60 Villanova University students, staff, and faculty gathered in Falvey Memorial Library’s Speakers’ Corner to check out “books” from the Interfaith Human Library. Engaging in dialogue about various religious traditions, attendees met with “books”—Villanova faculty, staff, graduate students of diverse backgrounds—for three 20-minute sessions.

Below is the list of “books” that hosted conversations on their faith background:

  • Dr. Gity Etemad (Baha’i)
  • Jaskirat Singh (Sikh)
  • Dr. Ruth Anolik (Jewish)
  • Rev. Carolyn Cavaness (African Methodist Episcopal)
  • Dr. Moeness Amin (Muslim)
  • Asheq Fazlullah (Muslim)
  • Rebecca Mays (Society of Friends—Quaker)
  • Fr. Art Purcaro (Roman Catholic/Augustinian)
  • Fr. Kevin DePrinzio (Roman Catholic/Augustinian)

Thank you to all of the “books” for sharing their traditions, and thank you to all of the Villanova community members who attended this discussion. This event was co-sponsored by Campus Ministry, the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, and Falvey Memorial Library. Stay tuned for updates on the next Interfaith Human Library event.

Image of Dr. Moeness Amin (Muslim) sharing some religious traditions with attendees.

Dr. Moeness Amin (Muslim) shares some religious traditions with attendees.

 

Image of Rebecca Mays (Society of Friends-Quaker) engaging with the Villanova community.

Rebecca Mays (Society of Friends-Quaker) engages with the Villanova community.

 

Image of Mr. Jaskirat Singh (Sikh) answering questions from Villanova students.

Jaskirat Singh (Sikh) answers questions from Villanova students.


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

 

 


 


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Remembering Ray Heitzmann, PhD

 

Headshot of Dr. Ray Heitzmann.

Photo courtesy of Dr. Heitzmann’s family. Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer.


Professor, coach, academic adviser, and all-around Wildcats booster,” Dr. Ray Heitzmann, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Education and Counseling at Villanova, passed away on July 11, 2020. Author of more than 50 books, Dr. Heitzmann was a faculty member at Villanova University for 40 years. Celebrating Dr. Heitzmann’s life and legacy, the Villanova community is invited to a memorial mass on Friday, Oct. 22 at 12:05 p.m. in St. Thomas of Villanova Church. A reception will follow in the East Lounge of Dougherty Hall.

Dr. Heitzmann‘s obituary can be found here.

Explore some of Dr. Heitzmann’s works at Falvey Memorial Library: 


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

 

 


 

 


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Photo Friday: Master Your Midterm Stress

Library staff greet students in front of the library at Falvey's pop-up stressbusting event.

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


Falvey Library staff hosted a pop-up midterm stressbuster on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Students were treated to some fun snacks, feel-good music, and helpful Library essentials. Have a great fall break, Wildcats!


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

 

 


 


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Photo Friday: Thank You 1842 Day Donors

Photo of Villanova students visiting an 1842 day table in front of Falvey Memorial Library.

Villanova students visit Falvey Memorial Library’s 1842 day table for fun gifts and helpful information. Photo courtesy of Shawn Proctor, Communication and Marketing Program Manager.


Thank you to all of our 1842 Day donors! Falvey Memorial Library raised $13,877.94 from the gifts of 81 generous donors and the Affordable Materials Project (AMP) raised $2,301.84 from 26 supporters.

AMP is a university-wide collaboration between the bookstore, Falvey Library, CASA, and the Office of the Provost, all working together to faculty with resources and options for selecting high quality, affordable course materials and creating student awareness of affordable options for obtaining course materials. 2021 contributions to AMP support library-purchased assigned e-books made available at no cost to students, faculty grants that support the adoption and authoring of free, openly licensed textbooks, known as Open Educational Resources (OER), and purchase of loaner laptops and graphing calculators for students who may not be able to afford to purchase, replace, or repair their devices.

2021 gifts to Falvey Memorial Library support the Library’s collection, benefiting Villanovans for years to come. Past donations were used to purchase new diversity, equity, and inclusion materials, new public health materials, and preservation supplies to preserve rare materials for future scholarship.

Every gift makes an impact for our students. Thank you for your support!

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

 

 


 


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Photo Friday: 1842 Day Gifts Continue To Support Falvey Memorial Library Patrons

Beaudry Rae Allen '13 MA, Preservation and Digital Archivist, removes dust from books in Falvey Memorial Library's Special Collections.

Beaudry Rae Allen ’13 MA, Preservation and Digital Archivist, removes dust from books in Falvey Memorial Library’s Special Collections. Photo courtesy of Shawn Proctor, Communication and Marketing Program Manager.


Tuesday, Sept. 21, is 1842 Day, Villanova’s day of giving! This is a special day honoring Villanova’s founding in 1842 and celebrating all the things that make Villanova great. Your gifts to Falvey Memorial Library these past five years have enhanced the library’s collection—impacting Villanovans for years to come. Beaudry Rae Allen ’13 MA (pictured above), Preservation and Digital Archivist, purchased preservation supplies with support from 2018 donations. Allen was able to “rehouse thousands of at-risk, rare materials—including 10,000 photo negatives, 35 scrapbooks, photographic albums, and University logos—and inventory more than 1,100 CDs and DVDs.” The funds also allowed the Library to purchase a specialized vacuum to safely clean books in Special Collections. Preserving these rare materials ensures scholars can access resources for future projects.

Support Falvey Memorial Library by giving any amount to our campaign! To donate, please use this link or scan the QR code below. Thank you to all of our past and future donors! Be sure to download the Reading Room as your zoom background!

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

 

 


 


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Photo Friday: Displays in Commemoration of 9/11

By Ethan Shea

To honor the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Villanova University has dedicated two separate displays to those who lost their lives in the unprecedented attacks. These displays are open for viewing on the first floor of Falvey Memorial Library and in the Presidents’ Lounge between Sept. 8 and Sept. 10.

"9/11 Display in President's Lounge"

9/11 Display in Presidents’ Lounge

"9/11 Display Obituaries in President's Lounge"

9/11 Display in Presidents’ Lounge

"9/11 Display in Falvey Memorial Library"

9/11 Display in Falvey Memorial Library

"9/11 Display in Falvey Memorial Library"

9/11 Display in Falvey Memorial Library


Headshot of Ethan SheaEthan Shea is a first-year English Graduate Student at Villanova University and Graduate Assistant at Falvey Memorial Library.


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Photo Friday: Vicki Huber, NCAA Champion, Olympian

Vicki Huber

Photo courtesy of University Archives. Originally appeared in Villanova Magazine: Vol. 4, no. 3, Summer, 1988.

As the track-and-field events at the 2020 Summer Olympics get underway, we celebrate 8-time NCAA Champion and two-time Olympian Vicki Huber. She competed in the 3,000 and 1,500 meters events at the 1988 Seoul Olympics and 1996 Atlanta Olympics, respectively.


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Photo Friday: Ron Delany Wins Olympic Gold in 1956

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Photo courtesy of University Archives.

Ron Delany, part of Villanova’s famed Irish Pipeline, sprints to gold in the 1500 meters event at the 1956 Summer Olympics setting a new Olympic record. He went on to compete in the 1960 Olympics, finishing sixth.

 


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Photo Friday: Sunrise, Sunrise

Sunrise outside of Falvey Memorial Library

 

“I hope you realize that every day is a fresh start for you. That every sunrise is a new chapter in your life waiting to be written.”
Juansen Dizon, Confessions of a Wallflower

 


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