Past Cultural Events

Event Date Start Time Location Description of Event Sponsor(s)
Fr. James Martin, SJ, speaking on "Building a Bridge: Bringing Together the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community" 8/29/17 7:00 PM St. Thomas of Villanova Church REV. JAMES MARTIN, SJ, will speak on Tuesday, August 29 at 7PM in The St. Thomas of Villanova Church on campus. He is a Jesuit priest, editor at large of America magazine, and bestselling author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage. Campus Ministry
Undergraduate Research Symposium 9/8/17 1:00 PM Villanova Room, Connelly Center The Center for Research and Fellowships is hosting the 2017 Villanova Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, September 8 from 1:00- 4:00 p.m. in the Villanova Room of the Connelly Center. Over 100 Villanova students who engaged in undergraduate research during the summer of 2017, will share their findings with the entire Villanova community. Center for Research and Fellowships
A Jew, a Christian, and a Muslim Walk Into a Coffee Shop 9/14/17 7:00 PM Driscoll Auditorium An inter-religious discussion with Mr. Iftekhar Hussain (CAIR), Dr. Ely Levine (Villanova), and Dr. Rachel Baard (Villanova) ACSP
What Does Activism Look Like?  9/14/17 5:30 PM Connelly Cinema  A panel in which students from various invited justice-oriented groups on campus discuss the meaning of student activism, what activism looks like at Villanova, and how students can get more involved in our community. An intersectional discussion focusing on social justice in relation to multiple identities and issues.   Gender & Women's Studies Program
Winter is Coming: A Conversation about Game of Thrones 9/14/17 7:30 PM SAC 300 Prof. Joseph Drury will lead a panel of members of the English faculty in a critical discussion of George R. R. Martin's "Song of Ice and Fire" books and the hit HBO show "Game of Thrones" on which they are based. Food and soft drinks will be served. English Department
CPJE Fall Film Series: The Return 9/18/17 4:30 PM Connelly Cinema The passage of Prop. 36 marked the first time in U.S. history that citizens voted to shorten sentences of those currently incarcerated. Within days, the reintegration of thousands of "lifers" was underway. The Return examines an unprecedented reform through the eyes of those on the front lines. Center for Peace and Justice Education
19:08 Financial Literacy 9/18/17 7:08 PM Bartley, Curley Exchange Exploring the climate of financial stability in various demographics utilizing Jay Z's 4:44 album and other hip hop artists to begin conversations about financial freedom with Deloitte LLP. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, Tau Xi Chapter and Deloitte LLP
St. Thomas of Villanova Lecture 9/19/17 7:00 PM Villanova Room Dr. Eboo Patel, author of "Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation."  Office of the President, One Book Villanova committee
Student Leaders Training 9/19/17 3:30 PM Devon Room, Connelly Center As a student leader on campus, you are invited to take part in a unique leadership training process with Interfaith Youth Core founder and One Book author Eboo Patel. Through case studies, you’ll gain skills for strengthening your leadership with diverse communities, while learning from a leading interfaith activist. One Book Villanova
Collborative Care for Immigrants and Refugees 9/21/17 5:30 PM Dirscol Hall College of Nursing This diverse panel of experts will help participant to gain insight into how they have applied their professional perspective and experiences to improving care provided to immigrants and refugees.  Continuing Education
Disabilities Panel 9/25/17 7:00 PM Villanova Room The disabilities panel consists of 6 panelists that discuss the effects of being differently abled in higher education. How does being differently abled affect everyday tasks of being a student as well as being an individual. The best way to seek and lean this information is from people of different ability themselves.  Villanova Special Olympics, LeVel
Lore Kephart'86 Distinguished Historians Lecture 9/26/17 7:00 PM Villanova Room Craig Harline, Phd, Professor of History from Brigham Young University, will be speaking about his most recent book, A World Ablaze: The Rise of Martin Luther and the Birth of Reformation.  History Department
Choose Don't Lose: The Importance of Becoming an Active Voter 9/26/17 7:13 PM Bartley 1001 The purpose of the event is to provide the Villanova Community with an open forum discussion about voting, registering to vote, and why it is important to be an active voter in all elections.  The Upsilon Tau Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated 
Come Get a Taste of Faith: Interfaith Dinner 9/27/17 6:00 PM St. Rita Community Room A potluck dinner where students can experience and share stories about the significance of food in different religious and cultural traditions. Interfaith Coalition, Campus Ministry
Award Winning Journalist on E-Cigarettes   9/27/17 1:30 PM Driscoll 221 Raquel Rutledge writes for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Her story, “Gasping for Action,” won the 2016 James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. She reveals how workers in coffee, popcorn, and food flavoring businesses are exposed to diacetyl, a lung-destroying chemical that the industry presents as a healthy alternative in e-cigarettes. Writing and Rhetoric
Where Do YOU Stand? Bystander Intervention Panel Discussion 9/28/17 6:00 PM Connelly Cinema As bystanders, we have a choice: do nothing, do something to prevent/stop a situation from worsening, or do something to make the situation worse. The panelist will be sharing and discussing their stories and experiences. We are all called, as Villanovans, to do something to prevent/stop a situation from worsening. Office of Health Promotion, POWER, Villanova Collegiate Recovery Community, St. Joseph University- The Flock
The Vivian J. Lamb Lecture: "Reality as Relationship." 9/28/17 4:30 PM Curley Exchange, Bartley Dr. Heidi Russell, Loyola University Chicago. Augustine shows beautifully that being Christian is being the Body of Christ – a real and mysterious sacramentality where choosing unity over division affirms the relatedness already present in matter as indicated by hypotheses such as entanglement in quantum mechanics and loop quantum gravity theory. The Augustinian Institute
String Quartet Performance 9/28/17 7:30 PM St. Mary's Chapel The first event in an exciting new yearly concert series from the ACS Program.  Guest artists will perform Handel’s “La Rejouissance,” Purcell’s “Dido’s Lament,” and Mozart’s “Dissonance” Quartet.   A rare opportunity to hear live, professional music for free on campus.  All are welcome, and light refreshments will be provided.   Augustine and Culture Seminar Program
Event Date Start Time Location Description of Event Sponsor(s)
One Love Escalation Workshop 10/2/17 6:00 PM Villanova Room This workshop is a powerful, emotionally-engaging 90-minute film based workshop that educates about relationship violence and empowers you to work for change.  Office of Health Promotion, Title IX, SARC Team, POWER
Open Your Mind, Manage Your Stress 10/2/17 3:00 PM Idea Accelerator, Falvey Library Learn more about mindfulness meditation as the practice of focusing on the present moment, how you can incorporate mindfulness into your life, and how it can positively affect your work performance, physical well-being, and boost your creativity. ICE Institute 
5th Annual Sustainable Careers Panel 10/4/17 5:30 PM Idea Accelerator, Falvey Library Hear from Villanova alumni who have developed a sustainability career using their degree from Villanova. Representatives from each college will be present to share their incites. Sustainability Office
Campus Tree and Shrub Tour 10/4/17 11:30 AM Corr Hall Arch Hear from the campus horticulturist, Hugh Weldon, on the different trees and shrubs on campus. ever wonder what that beautiful flowering shrub is? now is your chance to find out. Sustainability Office, Grounds Department
The Love Song of J. Alfred Wildcat 10/4/17 7:00 PM Good Counsel Hall, 2nd Floor Lounge Professors Kamran Javadizadeh and Megan Quigley will discuss T. S. Eliot's poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" (a poem Eliot began while he was an undergraduate) within the context of college life. Afterwards, English majors and graduate students will lead small discussion groups for students in attendance. English Department
Campus Tree and Shrub Tour 10/5/17 11:30 AM Corr Hall Arch Hear from the campus horticulturist, Hugh Weldon, on the different trees and shrubs on campus. ever wonder what that beautiful flowering shrub is? now is your chance to find out. Sustainability Office, Grounds Department
The Pregnancy Experience: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Research, and Application 10/16/17 5:20 PM Driscoll Auditorium Villanova faculty from Counseling, Nursing, and Theatre will share their research into the experience of pregnancy, and its intersections with both historical and contemporary issues of womanhood, medicine, and disability. Theatre, Counseling, and Nursing Research
CPJE Fall Film Series: In the Footprints of Francis and the Sultan:  A Model for Peacemaking 10/16/17 4:30 PM Connelly Cinema This film explores a little-known thirteenth-century peace initiative in the Middle East involving Francis of Assisi and Sultan Malek al-Kamil. In 1219, during the Fifth Crusade, Francis took it upon himself to cross battle lines and reach out to the enemy.  Center for Peace and Justice Education
Cultural Studies Food Matters Week: Coalition of Immokalee Farmworkers 10/16/17 6:30 PM Room 205 Gerardo Reyes Chavez, Farmworker Organizer from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, will talk about safe working conditions for farmworkers, human rights guarantees, good wages & benefits. Gazpacho will be provided!   Cultural Studies Program, Falvey Memorial Library and the Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies
Cultural Studies Food Matters Week: Sanctuary Restaurant Movement 10/17/17 6:30 PM Room 205, Falvey Memorial Library Calvin Okunoye and Samuel Jones, Organizers of the Sanctuary Restaurant Movement will give a talk. Sanctuary restaurants in Philadelphia are places where everyone can eat—immigrants, refugees, people of all genders, faiths, races, abilities and sexual orientations. El Limon Sanctuary Restaurant tacos will be provided! Cultural Studies Program, Falvey Memorial Library and the Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies
International Student Cultural Fair 10/17/17 2:30 PM Connelly Center, 2nd floor, International Students Office Villanova's International Student community comes together every year to showcase the cultures of countries all over the world. Come experience a new culture, new food, enjoy a performance, learn how to speak or write a new language or get your henna done! Villanova International Students Organization
Becoming the Subject of Your Own Story - Instead of the Subject of Another's Gaze 10/18/17 6:30 PM Garey Hall Communication Studio A performance by Kimberly Dark--Storyteller, Writer, Performer. A spoken word performance encouraging empowerment through humor and storytelling. Learn how to tell your own story instead of shrinking by focusing more on deeper issues and less on things like appearance. Join us at 6:30 for pizza and information about Gender & Women's Studies! Gender & Women's Studies Program; Dept. of Communication, VU Pride, CSE Institute, Dept. of Sociology
Cultural Studies Food Matters Week: Factory Farming Coalition 10/18/17 6:30 PM Falvey Memorial Library, Room 205 Rachel Shippee, Chicago Director, Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC), will be speaking about how factory farming is bad in every way—for workers, animals, environment and even consumers. Vegan desserts will be provided. Cultural Studies Program, Falvey Memorial Library and the Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies
2017 Adela Dwyer-St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award: Ms. Susan Burton 10/19/17 6:30 PM Driscoll Auditorium Ms. Burton is widely recognized as a leader in the national criminal justice reform movement. She is a co-founder of All of Us or None (AOUON) and the Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted People’s Movement (FICPM), both national grassroots civil rights movements comprised of formerly incarcerated individuals, their families and community allies.  Villanova University and Center for Peace and Justice Education
VSMT presents Curtains 10/19/17 8:00 PM St. Mary's Theatre Curtains is parody of 1950s "whodunnit" theater mysteries, where a lone detective, Lieutenant Frank Cioffi, investigates a series of murders that take place behind the scenes of a fictional 1950s cowboy musical, Robbin' Hood.  Villanova Student Musical Theatre and The Office of Music Activities
Mental Health Awareness Panel  10/19/17 7:00 PM Connelly Center Cinema   To help our understanding of mental illness and the stigma behind it, we have chosen to have a panel that will adequately address all concerns regarding the topic.
 With participation from four panelists, we hope to have a safe space to elicit dialogue among students and educate them on the many resources available here on campus.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
The Crisis in Puerto Rico: A Faculty Panel 10/19/17 6:00 PM Falvey Memorial Library, Speakers' Corner Join us for a panel about the crisis in Puerto Rico, feat. Christine Palus, Michael Moreland, Lowell Gustafson, and Derek Arnold. The panel will be moderated by Adriano Duque. Event will include a presentation by the Hispanic Club and Catholic Relief Services.

 Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Falvey Memorial Library, the Hispanic Society and Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society
Baha'i Faith Light of Unity Festival 10/20/17 5:00 PM Dougherty East Lounge Students will learn about this unique faith tradition through presentations and conversation with members of the local Baha'i community, as they celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the birth of their founder, Baha'u'llah. Interfaith Coalition, Campus MInistry
This Is America: The One We Don't Talk About 10/23/17 4:00 PM Bartley 1010 Forum featuring Camille Burge (PSC), Billie Murray (COM), and Glenn Bracey (SOC).

In this forum, we address lynchings, race riots, American Indian boarding schools, the Ku Klux Klan and a myriad of other facts from post-Reconstruction to pre-Civil Rights. 
Center for Peace and Justice Education
Screening of Gold Mettle 10/23/17 7:00 PM Driscoll Hall 134  Screening of Gold Mettle, Villanova's student-made documentary for freshmen student-athletes in the Life Skills program. All are welcome.  Athletics & Office of Disability Services
Alfred F. Mannella and Rose T. Lauria-Mannella Endowed Distinguished Speaker Series lecture featuring Spencer M. Di Scala, PhD 10/25/17 1:00 PM Speakers' Corner, Falvey Memorial Library  Please join us for the annual Alfred F. Mannella and Rose T. Lauria-Mannella Endowed Distinguished Speaker Series lecture featuring Spencer M. Di Scala, PhD, Professor, Department of History, University of Massachusetts Boston. Di Scala will present a talk titled “Issues on US- Italy Relations.”
Falvey Memorial Library and Ciao Philadelphia
Open Your Mind to Open Access 10/25/17 12:30 PM Falvey Memorial Library, Room 205  Falvey Memorial Library is celebrating Open Access Week (October 21st – 28th) with a panel discussion entitled "Open Your Mind to Open Access" on Wednesday, October 25th from 12:30 -1:30 pm in room 205. Find out about open access initiatives at Villanova by joining us for this brown bag lunch with beverages and cookies.  Falvey Memorial Library
How to Grow a Family Business: The Entrepreneurial Journey of Michele Etzel (VSB '87) 10/26/17 10:30 AM Idea Accelerator Please join us to hear from Michele Etzel (VSB ’87) who is the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of National Graphics, Inc., one of the top commercial printers in the nation serving Fortune 500 companies. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn more about unique experience of growing a family business!  ICE Institute, The Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership
Mick Moloney and the Green Fields of America 10/26/17 7:00 PM Connelly Center Cinema Part of the ACSP Concert Series, come and enjoy the music, dancing, and storytelling.  Center for Irish Studies, ACSP
Villanova Environmental Group "Forks Over Knives" Screening 10/26/17 6:30 PM Bartley 3001 The Villanova Environmental Group will be showing Forks Over Knives, a documentary that explores the possibility that people changing their diets from animal-based to plant-based can help eliminate or control diseases like cancer and diabetes. We hope to provide students with information that can help to inform their eating and lifestyle habits. Villanova Environmental Group
Symposium: Between Love, Community, and Truth: William Desmond and the Intimate Universal 10/27/17 10:00 AM Dogherty Hall, East and West Lounge William Desmond, David Cooke Chair at Villanova, has opened up new ways to think about Love, Community, and Truth. This symposium will draw together professors, graduate students, and William Desmond himself, to explore the meaning of Caritas, Unitas, and Veritas in the 21st Century. ACS, Humanities, Ethics, Theology, the President's Office, the David Cooke Chair, the Office of Mission and Ministry, and the Philosophy Department
"From Here I Leave Dead": Gendered Racial Violence and Anti-Eviction Movements in Brazil  10/30/17 5:30 PM Falvey 205 Dr. Keisha-Khan Perry is Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Brown, where she specializes in race, gender and politics in the Americas. Based on her book, she will present her talk: "From Here I Leave Dead": Gendered Racial Violence and Anti-Eviction Movements in Brazil. Latin American Studies; Gender & Women's Studies 
Event Date Start Time Location Description of Event Sponsor(s)
Who Does Augustine Say That We Are? 11/1/17 7:00 PM Bartley Auditorium Dr. Ellen T. Charry, Margaret W. Harmon Professor of Systematic Theology Emerita at Princeton Theological Seminary, will give a talk on Augustine that centers around the Confessions and the theme of self-understanding. ACSP
Poetry Reading with Jena Osman 11/1/17 6:00 PM Falvey Library Speaker's Corner Poetry reading with Philadelphia poet Jena Osman, author of Public Figures, which explores war memorials in the Philadelphia area, and Corporate Relations, which explores the history of the Supreme Court. She is a wonderful presenter. Very accessible and engaging.  Falvey Library, English Department, Creative Writing Program
Lightness of Heart: The Space of Caritas 11/3/17 1:00 PM Villanova Room No Strings Productions will demonstrate how it is possible to care for the world while doing what you love (in their case, puppetry!).  Come be inspired by their life-saving work and enter into a playful space where you will get to create puppets and inspiration of your own.
Office for Mission and Ministry: the Institute for Catholic Social Thought/Faith & Culture Forum, the Augustinian Institute, and the Center for Peace and Justice Education
Breaking the Boundaries 11/3/17 1:30 PM International Students Office Let two groups of students- local students and International students- get to know each other and understand their similarities. Find something to bound over with and combat stereotypes of International students.
International Students Organization
Irish Language Night 11/6/17 6:00 PM Corr Classroom Want to pick up some fun words and phrases in Irish (Gaelic)? Come play word games and converse with Irish language learners. Pizza provided! Irish Cultural Society and Irish Studies
INTIMATE APPAREL 11/7/17 8:00 PM Vasey Theatre Travel back to 1900’s New York and meet Esther, a black seamstress with gifted hands and grand ambitions. By day, Esther sews intimate apparel for her clients — from socialites to prostitutes — while at night, she dreams of opening her own beauty parlor, where black and white women receive the same royal treatment. Villanova Theatre Department
Experience the Inner Life of Unity 11/8/17 2:30 PM Vasey Studio Join us to explore the areas of grace and tension between the celebration of self and the life-giving energy of community. This workshop will draw on embodied experience and creativity to reflect on the dynamics of community as a unity full of internal life. Office for Mission and Ministry: the Institute for Catholic Social Thought/Faith & Culture Forum, the Augustinian Institute, and the Center for Peace and Justice Education
Careers in International Development Day 11/8/17 1:30 PM Connelly Center, Villanova Room We've noticed a growing interest in the field of international development among students. This event gives students an opportunity to learn about in the field, meet professionals and get advice on the kind of education, skills, languages, and experience they'll need to access the opportunities in the sectors related to international development.
Villanova University Partnership with Catholic Relief Services College of Nursing Center for Global & Public Health • The Career Center • College of Engineering  Villanova School of Business Center for Global Leadership • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences  Office of Mission and Ministry • Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education
Catholicism and the Morality of Markets 11/8/17 4:30 PM Connolly Cinema R.R. Reno, editor of First Things, and Rev. Robert A. Sirico, president of the Acton Institute will debate the moral and social merits of free market economics. Ryan Center, Center for Global Leadership, Ethics, VCLE
Award Winning Journalist on Gayborhood Racism  11/8/17 1:30 PM Driscoll 221 Ernest Owens writes for Philadelphia Magazine. His story, “Gayborhood Racism: Covering Acts of Racial Discrimination in Philadelphia’s LGBTQ Community,” won the 2017 James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. He reveals how members of the LGBTQ Community who are people of color face racism in bars, nightclubs, businesses, and nonprofits. Writing and Rhetoric
Scholarship@Villanova featuring Alan Drew on "Shadow Man" 11/9/17 1:00 PM Speakers' Corner, Falvey Memorial Library  Please join us on Monday, October 30, at 12:30 p.m. in Falvey Memorial Library’s Speakers’ Corner for a Scholarship@Villanova talk featuring Alan Drew, MFA, Associate Professor of English, Director of the Minor in Creative Writing and the Villanova Literary Festival. Drew will read selections from his newly published novel, "Shadow Man." Falvey Memorial Library, the Department of English, the Creative Writing Program and the Writing Center
Open Mic Night: Poets and Storytellers 11/9/17 7:00 PM Belle Aire Terrace, Connelly Center We invite all members of the Villanova community to share an original story or poem on the theme of belonging in 5 minutes or less (time it!) and without notes.
The evening will be in the spirit of story or poetry slams but it won’t be a competition!  All are welcome to participate and/or to observe and support as audience.
Office for Mission and Ministry: the Institute for Catholic Social Thought/Faith & Culture Forum, the Augustinian Institute, and the Center for Peace and Justice Education
The Multicultural Business Assocation's Annual Career Conference 11/9/17 6:00 PM Bartley 1011 McBA is a student-led organization that organizes events throughout the academic year. Our events, including the Conference, are catered to the needs and demands of students of all backgrounds, majors, interests, etc. This Conference is a 2-part program, consisting of a speech from our guest speakers and a networking session with employers. VSB Clay Center
On Being Part of the Solution: An Interactive Workshop on Activism, Allyship, and Advocacy 11/10/17 1:00 PM Saint Augustine Center Room 300 This workshop is designed to allow members of the Villanova community to share with each other the tools of activism with a focus on the ever-growing importance of allyship. Billie Murray and Terry Nance of the Department of Communication will lead the group in bystander intervention training, organizing, messaging, and social media campaigns. Office for Mission and Ministry: the Institute for Catholic Social Thought/Faith & Culture Forum, the Augustinian Institute, and the Center for Peace and Justice Education
Cultural Films series: As It Is in Heaven (Kay Pollak, Sweden 2004) 11/13/17 7:00 PM Connelly Center, Cinema The Swedish film about a famous conductor who returns to his home town to take over as leader of the church choir tells a touching story about the search for community, truth and redemption. A surprise success, the film has enchanted audiences across the globe. Dr. Margaret Mell will introduce the film and lead a musical exercise with the audience. Office for Mission and Ministry: the Institute for Catholic Social Thought/Faith & Culture Forum, the Augustinian Institute, and the Center for Peace and Justice Education
MSU Presents Diversity in the Workplace 11/13/17 7:00 PM St. David's Radnor Room Come promote diversity and cultural awareness in all aspects of life to the students, faculty, and staff on the University campus through fun, active engagements of discussions on social issues and ideas.

Multicultural Student Union
The Mask You Live In Movie Screening & Discussion 11/14/17 7:00 PM Connelly Cinema The Nova Bro: Decoded is a program launched by the Interfraternity Council that tackles themes of masculinity within the Villanova experience. The Mask You Live In explores notions of masculinity in American culture. This event will not only screen the film but also engage participants in a facilitated discussion.  Interfraternity Council, Fraternity & Sorority life, Nova Bro: Decoded
A Joining Forces Event: A Story or Learning & Leadership, Within and Beyond War 11/14/17 7:00 PM Driscoll Hall 132 Lt. Col. (Ret.) Beth Ann Lumpkin served 21 years in the US Air Force. She is a 1990 graduate of the College of Nursing and currently serves as the 932nd AFJROTC Senior Aerospace Science Instructor at Washington Twp. HS in New Jersey. Lt. Col. Lumpkin will share her leadership story with our campus community, within and beyond war.  Athletics, SNAP, College of Nursing & the Joining Forces Task Force
Villanova Student Theatre presents: A Streetcar Named Desire 11/14/17 8:00 PM St. Mary's Theatre  A Streetcar Named Desire is the first Villanova Student Theater production of 2017. It will run from November 14-18 in St. Mary's theater.

Villanova Student Theater, Villanova Office of Music Activities
Think HBCU: The Importance of Historically Black Colleges  11/14/17 7:08 PM Driscoll 134 Informing the Villanova community about the importance and exposure of Historically Black Colleges across the country. We want to show that HBCUs are vital in the carrying out of African American traditions and ideals. We will have four panelists who attended an HBCU and having a discussion based on their experiences. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the Exquisite Tau Xi Chapter
Thanksgiving Redux: What We Can Learn From Native Americans About Culture, Origin Stories, and the Future of America’s Greatest Holiday 11/14/17 7:00 PM Garey Hall 102A A multimedia event hosted by Dr. Timothy J. Horner  discussing how the cultural narratives around Thanksgiving were formed. It also attempts to look at the phenomenon of Thanksgiving from an indigenous perspective. This is designed to generate a discussion among students about how cultural identity is expressed in the Thanksgiving holiday. Multicultural Student Union
St. Augustine Lecture 11/15/17 7:30 PM Driscoll Auditorium Catherine Conybeare, initium ut esset: the Creation of Eve." This lecture will dwell on the moment between the creation of Eve and the fall. This moment of indeterminate length – for humans had not yet fallen into time – has been little studied. It proved an opportunity for Augustine to unleash his theological imagination – and, incidentally, to illustrate a perfect simultaneity of veritas, unitas, and caritas. Office for Mission and Ministry: the Institute for Catholic Social Thought/Faith & Culture Forum, the Augustinian Institute, and the Center for Peace and Justice Education
Climate Change and National Security:  People, not Polar Bears 11/15/17 6:00 PM Idea Accelerator, Favley The phrase “national security” conjures up images of nuclear bombs, hostile governments, and terrorism, but not all significant risks to our national security have a head of state. Learn how climate change is changing the strategy of national security and how civilians can support our men and women in uniform.  Office of Sustainability, College of Engineering
Bread and Soup Lunch 11/15/17 11:00 AM Dougherty East Lounge A free lunch of bread and delicious soup as an event to raise awareness about countries currently experiencing famine. Donations are accepted, but not required, and all proceeds will go to help fighting famine. Come and go as you please! Catholic Relief Services
Gerd Van Riel (St. Augustine Fellow), Augustine’s Truth 11/16/17 4:30 PM Falvey Library, Room 205 Augustine’s understanding of truth is more than a way to check on whether words correspond to facts. This lecture will refer to his theory of the internal word as a basis for his method of interpreting the Bible, showing what he means by ‘standing in the truth’ rather than possessing it. Office for Mission and Ministry: the Institute for Catholic Social Thought/Faith & Culture Forum, the Augustinian Institute, and the Center for Peace and Justice Education
Value Shape Nursing's Future 11/16/17 5:30 PM Driscoll Hall Auditorium Participants will learn the importance of understanding how personal values play a role in providing care to a diverse patient population.  Continuined Education College of Nursing
"Faith-giving" Interfaith Dinner 11/16/17 7:00 PM Bartley 2044 An interfaith dinner at which students from diverse faith backgrounds will share texts, stories or experiences related to the theme of gratitude from the perspective of their tradition. Campus Ministry
Multicultural Student Union hosts Friendsgiving 11/16/17 7:00 PM Villanova Inn Come celebrate the cultures of the world and of the Villanova community with home-cooked meals and dishes from local restaurants provided by MSU and various cultural groups on campus. This dinner is open to ALL  to come together as a community for a night of games, dancing and delicious food from all over the world! All contributions are welcome! Multicultural Student Union
Student Protests and Promotions 11/16/17 6:00 PM Bartley 1001 Prof. John Kline (Georgetown Professor of International Business Diplomacy) and Isabelle Teare, student leader, will discuss Georgetown's win over Nike and work with Alta Gracia. Center for Peace and Justice
"From the Studia Humanitatis to the Contemporary Humanities: Curricular Change and the Impoverishment of the Liberal Arts”; lecture by Eric Adler, University of Maryland 11/17/17 2:30 PM Bartley 1010 In this lecture, Eric Adler explores the development of the classical curriculum, and its subsequent replacement tilted toward a free-market system. Classical Studies, Humanities, ACS
Kathryn Gines Talk: "Intersectionality, Intermeshedness, and Multiplicity: Critical Engagements with Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex" 11/17/17 4:00 PM Driscoll Auditorium This talk will focus on women of color scholarly engagements with Beauvoir and this classic text, taking into account their use of intersectionality, intermeshedness and multiplicity as more viable alternatives to Beauvoir's analogical approach. Department of Philosophy, Philosophy Graduate Student Union
Deaf Movie Night 11/17/17 6:00 PM CEER 001 Students will watch a feature film centered on deaf person/people. The students can then afterwards discuss the film while enjoying their food. American Sigh Language Club
Hunger Run 5K 11/17/17 5:00 PM Oreo The 5K wraps up Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week and supports fundraising for Back on My Feet. All funds from tickets go towards BoMF, an organization combating homelessness through running. Students will hear from our speaker, a member of BoMF leadership team, as well as run along side of members, volunteers, and alumni. Back on My Feet, HHAW 
CPJE Fall Film Series: Inside Job 11/20/17 4:30 PM Connelly Cinema This is a 2010 documentary film about the late-2000s financial crisis. The film concerns "the systemic corruption of the United States by the financial services industry and the consequences of that systemic corruption.”  Inside Job explores how changes in the policy environment and banking practices helped create the financial crisis. Center for Peace and Justice Education
The Hunting Ground Documentary 11/27/17 8:00 PM Connelly Cinema We will be showing a documentary called The Hunting Ground which discusses sexual assault on college campuses. The event will be informational in order to educate students about how to bring an end to rape culture.  Dr. Katina Sawyer
Becoming a Freelance Journalist 11/29/17 1:30 PM Driscoll 221 Woodman won the Association of Alternative Newsmedia award for investigative journalism for “Incarcerated for Years Without Trial.”  He has also written for The Guardian, Rolling Stone, The Intercept, The Verge, Slate, The New Republic, The Nation, Vice Magazine, and The Nation Institute’s Investigative Fund.
Writing & Rhetoric
Time to Choose Documentary Screening 11/29/17 7:00 PM Connelly Cinema Please join us for a screening of the documentary "Time to Choose" which depicts the problems of climate change as well as the solutions that need to be implemented now. It follows the stories of remarkable people working towards a more sustainable future and instills a sense of hope for change. We are the problem, but also the solution.  Catholic Relief Services
Local Perspectives on Global Hunger 11/29/17 6:30 PM Speakers' Corner, Falvey Memorial Library  Join us on Wednesday, November 29th, at 6:30 p.m. in Falvey Memorial Library’s Speakers’ Corner for a panel discussion to help raise awareness about the effects of global hunger. This event, sponsored by Villanova Catholic Relief Services Ambassadors and Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to the public. Villanova Catholic Relief Services Ambassadors; Falvey Memorial Library 
Defend the Dream: What the Recent Changes to DACA Mean for Us as Villanovans and Americans  11/30/17 7:00 PM Bartley 1001 This speaker panel will feature various perspectives on how the recent decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has changed the course of American immigration policy and what it means to be an American.  Department of Communication 
Write for Rights 11/30/17 6:00 PM Corr Hall room 103 Students can stop by Corr Hall room 103 on Thursday, November 30th
between 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM to join Amnesty International in demanding justice for human rights defenders! We will be writing letters to government officials on a variety of cases.
Peace and Justice Department
SAMOSA Show: Milenge 12/2/17 6:00 PM Villanova Room The annual SAMOSA show exhibits dancing, food, and drama. This year a play will be put on, along with Indian food. It is an exhibition of culture that brings together our Villanova community. Samosa
Villanova Dance Company and Ensemble Fall Showcase 12/2/17 5:00 PM St. Mary's Auditorium Dance showcased performed by Villanova's dance company and ensemble members, with over twelve performances of jazz, contemporary, and hip-hop pieces. Music Activities
One for the World Kick Off 12/5/17 8:00 PM Connelly Cinema One for the World is a new student organization that aims to raise awareness about extreme poverty in the developing world and the effect that strategic altruism can have.
Guest speaker Jennifer Wong, a OFTW Advisory Board member, will speak about epidemic suffering as a result of extreme poverty and the opportunity we all have to fight to end it.
One for the World, possibly the Philosophy Department 
Lessons and Carols 12/5/17 7:30 PM St. Thomas of Villanova Church A Christmas concert featuring the Villanova Pastoral Musicians, the St. Thomas of Villanova Parish Choir, and the Children's Parish Choir. Selections and Scripture readings will be performed by these groups and the Villanova University Lectors.  Campus Ministry (Pastoral Musicians)
Film: The Mask you Live In 12/6/17 7:15 PM Connelly Cinema We will be screening the film, "The Mask You Live In"  which follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's narrow definition of "masculinity".  The film will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Terri Boyer, Director of the McNulty Institute. Nova Bro: Decoded, IFC, Office for Fraternity and Sorority Life, Office of Health Promotion, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Intercultural Affairs, Title IX, Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership, Gender and Women's Studies and Athletics
Girl Rising Documentary Screening 12/7/17 6:00 PM Bartley 1001 We will be featuring the documentary Girl Rising. Girl Rising is a global campaign for girls’ education and empowerment. The film uses the power of storytelling to change the way the world sees and values girls.  She's the First, Feminova, Society of Women's Engineers
Villanova Jazz Ensemble's Winter Concert 12/8/17 7:00 PM Belle Air Terrace, Connelly Center Every year the Villanova Jazz Ensemble holds a fun-filled concert within the walls of Belle Air Terrace, celebrating the merry holiday season, and preparing for the end of the first semester.  It is truly a night to behold, as countless students gather to hear traditional Christmas hits and jazz classics performed by the student-run music group.  Villanova Music Activities