Cultural Events Calendar

The events listed on this calendar are "ACS Approved." The list is not exhaustive, and there are other events that take place on campus that might satisfy the Cultural Event credit requirement. STUDENTS: If you are not sure if an event will count for Cultural Event credit, please consult with your professor.

Title of Event Date of Event Start Time Location of Event Brief Description of Event Sponsor(s)
The Awakening 8/29/16 1:30 PM The Awaking statue For this year's annual Awakening event, members of the Delaware County United for Sensible Gun Policy and our Villanova community will speak to the issue of gun violence in the U.S. Center for Peace and Justice
Disabilities Panel 9/12/16 7:00 PM Villanova Room (Connelly Center) The Disabilities Panel will feature members from both on and off campus; panelists will share perspectives, give personal insights regarding their experiences with disabilities, and take questions from the audience.  Special Olympics and LEVEL
Inside the Vote: The 2016 Election Forum 9/13/16 4:00 PM TBD Drs. Matt Kerbel and Camille Burge of the Political Science Dept. will lead a discussion forum on the election. Center for Peace and Justice plus Political Science Department
Ancient Egypt 9/13/16 4:30 PM Mendel 101 What does modern archaeology teach us about the ancient Egypt?  What in traditional written accounts of the period can be better understood using recently discovered evidence? Department of History, Anthropology Lecture Series
The Origin and Fate of the Universe 9/14/16 4:30 PM Connelly Center Cinema “How did the Universe begin?” is one of humanity’s oldest questions. What do scientists say now about the origin and fate of the universe. We live in a universe that has been expanding for the past 13.8 billion years. Join us for this journey, led by physicist David Chuss. Dept of Physics, Anthropology Lecture Series
Seeking the Common Good: Interfaith Activism 9/14/16 4:00 PM Falvey, Speakers' Corner Young adult activists from diverse religious/ethical backgrounds speak about why and how they work for social justice. The panel includes representatives from POWER (Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower and Rebuild), Evangelicals for Social Action, and Earth Quaker Action Team. Campus Ministry, IGR, CPJE, Dept. of Theology, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Interfaith Coalition, Muslim Student Association, Hillel,  Falvey Library
We Are Here panel discussion 9/15/16 6:30 PM Connelly Cinema The national We Are Here campaign will be taking place on college campuses across the country from September 15 - 30. The We Are Here campaign seeks to collaboratively address sexual violence and the need for welcoming, communicative, and safe campuses.  Office of Health Promotion, Gender & Women's Studies
One Book Villanova Speaker 9/22/16 7:30 PM Villanova Room, Connelly Center Over the last half-billion years, there have been Five mass extinctions, this time around, the cataclysm is us. Elizabeth Kolbert tells us why and how human beings have altered life on the planet in a way no species has before. (Amazon) One Book Villanova
Fall Film Series: Trigger 9/27/16 4:30 PM Connelly Cinema This film looks at gun violence in the US as a disaster and public health issue.  Discussion lead by Dr. Camile Burge (Political Science) Center for Peace and Justice
Peterson Toscano: "Climate Change: What's Faith got to do with it? 9/28/16 6:00 PM Driscoll 134 Peterson Toscano, comic storyteller and host of the Climate Stew Podcast will give his talk "Climate Change: What's Faith got to do with it?" Peterson uses comedy to help the audience wrap their heads and hearts around global warming.  Office of Sustainability
Why I Live Free student panel 9/29/16 6:00 PM Connelly Cinema Live-Free Weekend is a chance for students to live life free from the influence of substances for 96 hours: to step back and consider our own use and an opportunity for those already living free to affirm the choice and feel supported by their peers. Office of Health Promotion, POWER, MOVE above the influence, The Flock at St. Joseph's University
The Interfaith Human Library 10/19/16 5:30 PM Falvey - Holy Grounds "You've never read a book like this before!"  Sign up to check out one or more living "books" - faculty, staff, and area religious leaders who will share from their experience, and answer your questions, about their particular faith practice or ethical perspective. Interfaith Coalition, Campus Ministry, IGR, CPJE
Sustainable Careers Panel 10/20/16 5:00 PM Garey Hall, Alumni Event Room Hear from Villanova graduates on how they took their degree and made a sustainable career. All schools will be represented on the panel. Immediately following the panel enjoy food and drink while networking with the panelist. Office of Sustainability 
CPJE Film Series: Immigration and Immigration Reform 10/25/16 4:30 PM Connelly Cinema Two short films address the history, changes, and challenges involved in immigration in the US today, with particular focus on undocumented peoples.  Discussion lead by Dr. Catherine Wilson
(Political Science).
Center for Peace and Justice
Adela Dwyer-St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award 2016 10/26/16 5:30 PM Driscoll Auditorium (132) The 2016 recipient is the non-profit organization, No Strings Attached which uses puppetry to help some of the world's most vulnerable children. Center for Peace and Justice
HIV and AIDS in Africa: Christian Reflection, Public Health, and Social Transformation 10/31/16 12:00 PM Falvey Speakers Corner Jacquineau Azetsop, SJ, from Cameroon will speak to the issues of HIV and AIDS in Africa. Center for Peace and Justice
2015 Adela Dwyer-St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award recipient: General Romeo Dallaire 11/9/16 5:30 PM Villanova Room Rescheduled event from last year, General Dallaire is recognized for his UN peacekeeping mission in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, plus his work with child soldiers.  Center for Peace and Justice
Philadelphia's Nonprofit Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship 11/10/16 7:00 PM Bartley Hall This event will foster a dialogue and discussion about the current state of nonprofit innovation and social entrepreneurship in Philadelphia.  Speakers will include members of the nonprofit and social impact community. Department of Public Administration
Nursing Leadership and a Culture of Health 11/21/16 7:30 PM Villanova Room Connelly Center The is the 38th Annual Distinguished Lecture in Nursing cosponsored by the Alpha Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.  College of Nursing
Film Series: RAsing America: Are We Crazy About our Kids? 11/29/16 4:30 PM Connelly Cinema This film addresses the ways in which our social policies harm populations of children in our society.  It shows how high quality early care and preschool for all children yield huge personal and social benefits and pay for themselves many times over.   Center for Peace and Justice
The Faces of Addicition: Crisis in America 1/26/17 5:30 PM Auditorium Driscoll Hall A pharmacist, law enforcement officer, addictions counselor and a parent will serve on a panel to discuss the current epidemic of heroin use and overdose.  College of Nursing
Emerging Infectious Diseases, Global Migration and Bioterrorism: The Evolving Role of Local Health Departments in Protecting the Public in a Dynamic World 3/16/17 5:30 PM Driscoll Hall Auditorium Doctor Alles, Manager at Philadelphia Department of Public Health, will discuss the role we play especially as diseases can travel across continents faster than ever creating a crises, and how the health department takes action each day to stay ahead of these threats and protect the communities. College of Nursing
Climate Change and Its Impact on Health 4/6/17 5:30 AM Auditorium Driscoll Hall This Health and Human Values lecture will provide an opportunity to learn about the impact of climate on individuals and communities.  The scope of the worldwide issue and the relationship between health and the environment will be explained.  College of Nursing