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 Start Time Location of Event Brief Description of Event Sponsor(s)
World Climate Negotiation Simulation  1/15/16 1:00 PM Idea Accelerator Students will work in groups, representing the different countries who participated in last months Paris Climate Negotiations. As a team, the students will come up with solutions to the climate crisis.  office of sustainability 
MLK Keynote Address 1/19/16 5:00 PM Connelly Center, Villanova Room MK Asante, author, filmmaker, rapper, and professor in the Department of English and Language Arts at Morgan State University. Center for Peace and Justice Education
Dispatch from the Paris Climate Summit 1/19/16 12:45 PM St. Rita Community Room Anthony Giancatarino, Policy Director from the Center for Inclusion in NYC, will report on his participation in the Paris Climate Summit. This is the first event in a series on Multi-faith perspectives on the Environment, in light of Laudato Si. Campus Ministry
COP21: Three Perspectives 1/19/16 6:00 PM Bartley 1010 Three speakers will touch on the results and future effects that took place at last months Paris climate negotiations (COP21). Students will here different perspectives from those who attended the meeting: a recent graduate, a medical professional, and academic. office of sustainability 
Feast with the Friars 1/21/16 6:15 PM Connelly Center, St. David's Room / Dougherty Hall, East Lounge / Dougherty Hall, West Lounge SGA has invited the Augustinian Friars to engage in fellowship and dialogue with the student body over dinner.  The dinners are scheduled for January 21, February 18, and March 31. Student Government Assocation Mission and Social Justice Committee
Scholarship@Villanova lecture featuring Arthur L. Caplan, PhD; The Rev. James J. McCartney, OSA; and Daniel P. Reid 1/29/16 3:00 PM Room 205, Falvey Memorial Library Dr. Caplan, an internationally recognized bioethicist, along with co-editors Father McCartney and Reid, will discuss their collection of essays from medicine, philosophy, economics and religion that address the ethical challenges raised by organ transplantation.  Falvey Memorial Library and the Department of Philosophy
Asian Expo 1/30/16 6:00 PM Villanova Room Diversity show including performances from VSA, KSA, Japanese and Chinese classes, Jazz band, Wildcat Dancers, and other dance groups with small skits in between each performance about Apollo and the Python. ASA
Vivian J. Lamb Lecture 2/2/16 4:30 PM Connelly Cinema The Lamb lecture will be given by Dr. Noreen Herzfeld (St. John's University) on the topic, "Outsourcing Memory: Is the computer interchangeable with our memory? What does our reliance on technology affect how we relate to one another and how we understand ourselves? Augustinian Institute
Visions of Our Heritage 2/5/16 5:00 PM Villanova Room, Connelly Center Visions of Our Heritage will be a celebration to start Black History Month and highlight events that were important in Black History. We will look at events that include slavery, Juneteenth, and the Civil Rights Movement as well as advancements in the entertainment industry such as Motown.  Black Cultural Society
Spotlight on Leadership 2/8/16 5:00 PM Connelly Center, Villanova Room The Office of Student Involvement will host Alum and Board of Trustee member Darryl Ford, Ed.D as our speaker for our 6th Annual Spotlight on Leadership.  Office of Student Involvement
Agape Latte 2/9/16 8:00 PM Falvey Holy Grounds Agape Latte seeks to give students a comfortable environment to discuss life's big questions bringing conversations about friendship, hope, forgiveness, and faith to undergraduates, in a coffeehouse setting. Student Life & Campus Ministry
2016 Literary Festival featuring Daniel Torday 2/11/16 7:00 PM Falvey Memorial Library, Speakers' Corner Daniel Torday will give a poetry reading as part of the 2016 Literary Festival. At the event, Torday will read from his most recent novel The Last Flight of Poxl West. Falvey Memorial Library, Department of English
Adela Dwyer/St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award 2/15/16 5:00 PM Connelly Center, Villanova Room The Center for Peace and Justice Education is pleased to announce the 2015 Peace Award recipient is General Romeo Dallaire. We are deeply grateful for General Dallaire’s continued service to peace and justice around the globe and look forward to celebrating and learning from his great work.
Will Transhumanism be Christianity's 'Tea Party' Moment? 2/15/16 4:30 PM CEER 001 I articulate a version of ‘transhumanism’ that is continuous with aspirations common to both Christian theology and modern science, as anchored in the ‘imago dei’ doctrine, and defend the thesis that science and technology can redeem the human condition. Dept. of Humanities, Prof. Ilia Delio (Connelly Endowed Chair), and Prof. James Wetzel (Augustinian Endowed Chair)
Jesus, Buddha, and Care for Creation 2/16/16 11:00 AM Dougherty West Lounge Fr. Robert Kennedy, a Jesuit priest and Zen Buddhist Roshi, will present the following:  Two sitting meditations (11-11:30 am and 1:15 - 1:45 pm) and a lunch presentation (12-1) on Christian and Buddhist views of care for the environment. Participants can attend any or all events. Campus Ministry
Is this Okay? Student Survivors and Supporters on Mutual Respect and Consent at Villanova 2/16/16 6:00 PM Connelly Cinema This will be a student-run panel discussion of issues relating to consent and sexual violence at Villanova.   Gender and Women's Studies, NovaSVA, POWER, and Office of Health Promotion
VST's Production of "It Runs in the Family" 2/16/16 8:00 AM St. Mary's Theatre Villanova Student Theatre puts on an entirely student run play, a British farce that takes place in a hospital in New York City. With people running in and out of doors, one surprise after the next ensues, making it impossible for Dr. Mortimore to successfully deliver the lecture of a lifetime. Music Activities, Villanova Student Theatre
TOURNéES French Film Festival 2/18/16 8:00 AM Connelly Theater This event consists in the screening of 6 French films, each of which will be introduced by a faculty member and followed by a discussion with the audience. Speakers/moderators come from the departments of Theology, Psychology, Philosophy, Romance Languages, and English. Romance Languages
"The Marriage Question: A Dialogue" 2/18/16 4:00 PM Bartley 1011 Ryan Anderson, The Heritage Foundation, and Jonathan Turley, George Washington University Law School, will be engaging in a conversation on, "The Marriage Question: A Dialogue."  This event will be on February 18th at 4:00 PM in Bartley 1011. Matthew J. Ryan Center
The Revelation Fashion Show 2/20/16 6:30 PM Villanova Room An evening of sartorial journeys across Africa and the black diaspora, exploring and displaying the connections between cultural worldviews and fashion. Come to learn about the black experience and to fundraise for the less privileged.  African Caribbean Villanovans
Care of Creation as a Work of Mercy – Lecture by Cardinal Peter Turkson 2/25/16 7:30 PM St. Thomas of Villanova Church Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson serves as the President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, and in that capacity provided the initial draft of Laudato Si  prior to the promulgation of the encyclical by Pope Francis. He will lecture on the impact of the encyclical. Mission and Ministry
Cabaret 3/8/16 7:00 PM St. Mary's Theater Cabaret details the rise of the Nazi Party in Berlin. Cliff Bradshaw, an aspiring writer, falls in love with Sally Bowles, a performer at the Kit Kat Klub. Soon after, Cliff realizes that they must leave Berlin before things get worse, but Sally, unsure she can survive out of the Klub, refuses.  Villanova Student Musical Theatre
From Market to Misinformation: Addressing the Science and Facts of Vaccines 3/10/16 5:30 PM Driscoll Hall Auditorium In spite of ground-breaking, scientific advances in the development of vaccines, some people still elect not to be vaccinated and / or have their children vaccinated.  So what does this mean for the society’s health?    College of Nursing & the Center for Global and Public Health
An Ecumenical Adventure: 50 Years of Christian Bridge-Building 3/10/16 7:30 PM St. Thomas of Villanova Church Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor is the Archbishop Emeritus of Westminster (England). A leading Catholic figure in the Ecumenical movement since Vatican II, Bishop Murphy O’Connor will share a behind-the-scenes view of 5 decades of work for Christian Unity.  Mission and Ministry
Climate, Race and Justice 3/17/16 11:30 AM St. Rita Community Room Quaker author and Activist Eileen Flanagan will speak about the intersections of poverty, race and climate justice, and about strategies for environmental activism. This is the third event in a series on Multi-faith perspectives on the Environment, in light of Laudato Si. Campus Ministry
2016 US Presidential Election Series Panel Event 3/29/16 10:00 AM Falvey Memorial Library, Speakers' Corner 3 Villanova scholars will present on various aspects of the 2016 US Presidential election. Speakers include Dr.Heidi Rose, Dr. Camille Burge and Dr. Billie Murray. Falvey Memorial Library, Department of Communication & Department of Political Science
Cherish the Ladies: A Cervical Cancer Screening Program in Southeast Haiti 4/7/16 5:30 PM Driscoll Hall Auditorium Cancer screening is not available in most third world countries.  Find out about the journey taken by a nurse practitioner in an effort to bring screening opportunities to women in rural Haiti.  College of Nursing and Center for Global and Public Health
Laudato Si and the Jewish Sages: Reflections on Climate Justice 4/7/16 11:30 AM St. Rita Community Room Rabbi Daniel Swartz, Chair of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light, will offer a workshop relating passages from rabbinical literature to the recent papal encyclical, thus offering a Jewish-Christian dialogue about environmental issues. Campus Ministry
Gender and Women's Studies Student Research Conference: Keynote speaker Lauren Berlant (University of Chicago), “On Being in Life without Wanting the World: Rankine, Isherwood, and Dissociative Life” 4/7/16 4:30 PM Connelly Cinema Lauren Berlant is an important scholar of English literature, Philosophy, and queer theory. This talk caps GWS's day-long student research conference, and it will address the poetry of Claudia Rankine and Christopher Isherwood's novel A Single Man (and the 2009 film based on that novel).  Gender and Women's Studies, English, Philosophy, and History
NOVAdance 4/9/16 8:00 AM Jack Nevin  NOVAdance is a year-long fundraising effort culminating in a ten hour dance marathon each spring. In our efforts to support the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation, NOVAdance strives to support lives of those affected by childhood cancer. We raise funds, encourage campus unity, and spread awareness.  Villanova School of Business
Discussion on Sexual Violence Campus Climate Survey Results 4/20/16 6:00 PM Connelly Cinema The title will likely change, but this will be an important discussion of what we have learned from last semester's Climate Survey on sexual violence on Villanova's campus. This vital conversation is one in which the entire Villanova community should participate. Gender and Women's Studies, NovaSVA, POWER, and Office of Health Promotion
The Fantasticks 4/21/16 8:00 PM St. Mary's Theater The Fantasticks is about a girl and boy in love whose parents' disapprove. This disapproval casts them deeper in love, which the parents predicted (they wanted this). It is a modern twist on Romeo and Juliet. After they get together, they become bored, and such is the conflict of our story.  Villanova Student Musical Theatre