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TBT: Final Four

By Anna Jankowski

This Saturday at 6:10pm, the Wildcats will face the Jayhawks in the first Final Four game of the NCAA tournament. Campus is abuzz with excitement and Villanova team spirit! Check out this pin from the 1985 NCAA tournament when the Wildcats made an appearance in the Final Four. That year, the team went on to win the Championship. We are wishing our Men’s Basketball Team the best of luck this weekend as they attempt to bring home another trophy!


Anna Jankowski ’23 CLAS is a Junior Communication Major from just outside Baltimore who ​​works as a Communication & Marketing Assistant in Falvey.


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TBT: Villanova Band Through the Years

By Anna Jankowski

Even though Villanova University does not currently have a music major, the Villanova Band, in various configurations, has become a staple at our sporting events. Here they are in 1926 and in 1989. These photos highlight how the look and feel of the band has changed throughout the years. Recently, the Villanova Alumni Pep Band was featured on The CBS Morning Show!

In addition, tune in tonight at 7:30 p.m. to see Villanova’s Alumni Pep Band support the men’s basketball team in the Sweet 16!


Anna Jankowski ’23 CLAS is a Junior Communication Major from just outside Baltimore who ​​works as a Communication & Marketing Assistant in Falvey.

 


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TBT: St. Patrick’s Day

By Anna Jankowski

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Check out these colorful and festive whiteboard displays the library has showcased throughout the years. All whiteboard display photos have been saved in Falvey’s digital collection and were created by Falvey’s resident artist and graphic designer, Joanne Quinn.

St. Patrick's Day whiteboard sketch

2011 St. Patrick’s Day whiteboard sketch

2015 St. Patrick’s Day whiteboard sketch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Patrick's day whiteboard sketch

2016 St. Patrick’s Day whiteboard sketch

In addition, here are some links to great resources about the history of St. Patrick’s Day all from Falvey’s collection!

St. Patrick’s Day
Consuming St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick, Apostle of Ireland; A Memoir of his Life and Mission


Anna Jankowski ’23 CLAS is a Junior Communication Major from just outside Baltimore who ​​works as a Communication & Marketing Assistant in Falvey.


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TBT: Finding Flowers – Happy Spring!

By Anna Jankowski

a young girl from a family in Wisconsin 1919

Happy March! The first day of Spring is just 18 days away! Let this flowery blast from the past remind you of warmer days.

Here, a young girl from a family in Wisconsin is seen posing in a field of flowers while collecting some in her arms. The photo, taken in 1919, mirrors the pics snapped by modern Instagram influencers.

You can find this image in a family photo album available through Falvey’s digital collection. According to the information, “The photograph album is 90 pages includes 70 pages of multiple photos…The photos include views of; California Missions & Travel; Early Tent Campers; Swimming; Little Boy in Indian Costume; Antique Automobiles; a few shots of Railroad Trains; Family Photos & Children; quite a few photos of young woman in period glamour poses.”


Anna Jankowski ’23 CLAS is a Junior Communication Major from just outside Baltimore who ​​works as a Communication & Marketing Assistant in Falvey.


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TBT: Midterms

By Anna Jankowski

Photo of Belle Air Terrace in 1990s

Photo of Belle Air Terrace in 1990s

Recent photo of Belle Air Terrace

Midterms week is almost over, you can make it to Spring Break! For today’s TBT, check out this photo of the Belle Air Terrace in Connelly Center from the 1990s from Falvey’s digital collection. Can you spot some of the differences from the way Belle Air is set up today? 

For the final push of midterms studying you can find perfect study spots all over campus, including any floor of Falvey and in the Old Falvey Reading Room. As soon as you’re done, you can fully enjoy break and hopefully some warmer weather!


Anna Jankowski ’23 CLAS is a Junior Communication Major from just outside Baltimore who ​​works as a Communication & Marketing Assistant in Falvey.


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TBT: Miles Davis at Villanova

Miles Davis performance ad

Ad from The Villanovan in February 1974

miles davis playing the trumpet

Photo by William P. Gottlieb/Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Fund Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress

book cover about Miles Davis

Next Tuesday will mark the 47th anniversary of Miles Davis’s performance at Villanova! The ad above is from an edition of The Villanovan published in February of 1974. Check out his beloved music on Spotify or click here for a quick synopsis about “arguably the most influential jazz musician in the post-World War II period.” Be sure to look into more resources and information on this iconic performer in the Falvey Collection, or check out the books linked below.


Anna Jankowski ’23 CLAS is a Junior Communication Major from just outside Baltimore who ​​works as a Communication & Marketing Assistant in Falvey.


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TBT: Valentine’s Day

By Anna Jankowski

front cover of "The art of kissing: curiously, historically, humorously, poetically considered"back cover of "The art of kissing: curiously, historically, humorously, poetically considered"

In preparation for Valentine’s Day, this week’s TBT focuses on this quirky miscellaneous satirical dime novel. The art of kissing: curiously, historically, humorously, poetically considered was published and sold in 1902. The 120-year-old book is still relevant today as it is “Dedicated to all who love”. Check out this cheeky resource available online through Falvey’s Digital collection!

Below are some additional photos captured of students sharing some smooches in the 1969 Belle Air Yearbook!

Belle Air photo 1969 of couple on stage 1969 Belle Air photo of couple kissing

Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Valentine’s Day!


Anna Jankowski ’23 CLAS is a Junior Communication Major from just outside Baltimore who ​​works as a Communication & Marketing Assistant in Falvey.


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TBT: Snowy Days at Villanova

By Anna Jankowski

1920s View of Austin Hall and Alumni Hall

1920s View of Austin Hall and Alumni Hall

A lot has changed at Villanova in the past 100 years. This photo from 1920 shows that at least one thing has stayed the same: Villanova looks beautiful in the snow. With over a foot of snowfall over the weekend, campus is once again covered with a fresh white blanket. The following images span from 1920 to 1977 and show how a variety of campus locations looked covered in snow throughout the years. All photos were taken from Falvey’s digital library. Stay warm, Wildcats!

1960s View of Dougherty Hall

1960s View of Dougherty Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1970s View of St. Thomas of Villanova Church and St. Rita’s Hall

1970s View of St. Thomas of Villanova Church and St. Rita’s Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1977 View of the Grotto and Chemical Engineering Building

1977 View of the Grotto and Chemical Engineering Building

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All images courtesy of University Archives at Falvey Memorial Library.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Anna Jankowski ’23 CLAS is a Junior Communication Major from just outside Baltimore who ​​works as a Communication & Marketing Assistant in Falvey.

 

 

 

 


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TBT: Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

By Jenna Renaud

The above picture was featured in The Villanovan in 2001. The 36th Annual Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (HHAW) included food and clothing drives, a hunger run, a solidarity sleep-out, and a keynote address by Sr. Mary Scullion. This week marks Villanova’s 46th Annual HHAW. 

HHAW was started in 1975 by Augustinian priest Rev. Ray Jackson, OSA, and a group of Villanova students operating on their three pillars of education, advocacy, and service. The week has since expanded to over 700 campuses and communities nationwide. 

For this year’s HHAW Villanova has hosted a wide variety of events to educate people about the homeless population in the United States and do our part to serve. To learn more about the remaining events this week, visit the Villanova HHAW website: https://vuhungerweek.wixsite.com/mysite  


jenna newman headshotJenna Renaud is a graduate student in the Communication Department and graduate assistant in Falvey Memorial Library.


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TBT: Brian Westbrook Leaps Into the Villanova Record Books

For our Throwback Thursday, we honor Brian Westbrook ’02. It has been 20 years since Villanova played the above nailbiter against James Madison University, and has also been almost two decades since Villanova legend Brian Westbrook suited up for the Wildcats. Westbrook is arguably one of the most successful players in Villanova history running and catching 9,512 all-purpose yards, an NCAA record.

As a professional, he enjoyed a seven-year stint with the Eagles earning him a spot in the team’s hall of fame.


Elijah McDow is a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences undergraduate student.


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Last Modified: October 7, 2021