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.

Event Date Start Time Location  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
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration: Ana Flores on "Building Bridges: Cultural Activities that Bring Communities Together"  9/8/16 6:00 PM Falvey Memorial Library, Room 205 In celebration of Hispanic Cultural Heritage Month, we will present a talk by Ana Flores, Executive Director of the Mexican Cultural Center. Ana will discuss Mexico and the Mexican community in the Greater Philadelphia area. Mexican appetizers will be provided!  Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and Falvey Memorial Library
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
#Friend Earth: Issues of Sustainability and the Environment 9/13/16 12:00 PM Falvey Memorial Library, Speakers' Corner To continue the conversation about this year's One Book Villanova selection, Elizabeth Kolbert’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Sixth Extinction, 3 expert panelists will discuss issues of sustainability. Panelists are Dr. Robert Curry, Mrs. Liesel Schwarz, & Sr. Mary Elizabeth Clark.  One Book Villanova Committee and Falvey Memorial Library
 What everyone should know about Money (or lack of Money).  Speaker:  Villanova Alumnus Michael Melito, Financial Planner with the Financial Planning Group in Bala Cynwyd 9/13/16 5:15 PM Bartley, Room 2001 This program is for everyone and will  focus on the Culture of Money, a subject that is stressful but not always understood by students.  Psychological impact of "money saving" sales, personal budgets, saving vs. debt, credit cards, credit scores, and what credit really is will be addressed. Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP-Villanova
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
LGBTQ EDU: Representation in Media 9/15/16 6:00 PM Bartley 2001 LGBTQ EDU is a seminar designed to educate fellow students on LGBTQ+ matters and to create a dialogue about varying topics that affect this community.   VU Pride
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
"The Throwaways" (Documentary Film) 9/15/16 4:00 PM Bartley Hall 1011 Ira McKinley, Co-director/producer introduces and screens "The Throwaways," a documentary on the justice system and mass incarceration. Africana Studies Program
Election 2016 - A Collegiate Perspecitve 9/16/16 8:00 PM Cinema, Connelly Center This year on the Friday of Parents Weekend will be a special session sponsored by the College Republicans, College Democrats, and faculty members from Political Science to talk about major issues with the 2016 election.  Parents Weekend 2016
One Book Campus Tree Tour 9/16/16 3:30 PM Corr Hall Arch Tour the campus's tree diversity. One Book Committee, Grounds Department, Office of Sustainability 
Planet Narnia: C.S. Lewis's Medieval Imagination 9/19/16 7:30 PM Falvey Memorial Library Lounge, Speaker's Corner Talk by world-renowned expert on C.S. Lewis, Michael Ward of Blackfriars Hall, Oxford.  Will lay out how a Dantean, medieval vision of the universe informs the structure of the Narnia Chronicles.  Will be accessible to undergraduates but also engaging for those who know Lewis's work. ACSP, Humanities, Mission & Ministry, Honors
Philosophy Film Series MOVIE NIGHT 9/19/16 6:00 PM Falvey 415 The Philosophy Film Series is an ongoing film series sponsored by the Philosophy Department throughout the academic year where we screen foreign and domestic films that address philosophical issues. Film screenings are followed by conversation about those issues present in the film. Philosophy Dept
The Psychopathy of Alcibiades: Applying a Modern Psychological Construct to an Ancient Leader   9/19/16 4:00 PM Villanova Room, Connelly Center Dr. Norman Sandridge, Howard University ACSP and Classical Studies
Who Are Refugees? 9/20/16 4:30 PM Falvey Library, IDEA Accelerator This is an opportunity to learn about the plight of refugees directly from the refugees themselves and the VU Law Students and Professors who provide free legal services and represent them before the Dept. of Homeland Security and immigration courts.  Law School Clinic for Asylum, Refugee, & Emigrant Services and the Villanova University Partnership with Catholic Relief Services
Undergraduate Research Poster Session 9/21/16 3:00 PM Connelly Center, Villanova Room CURF invites you to attend the 2016 Undergraduate Research Poster Session. Students who engaged in undergraduate research during the summer will share their work with the entire Villanova community. All Colleges will be represented. Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships; College of Engineering; College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Office of the Provost
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
Transition to the Workplace: Comcast at Villanova 9/27/16 6:00 PM Bartley 2001 Comcast NBCUniversal is coming to Villanova to give all students but especially minorities a helpful transition to the workplace piece.  Free Dominican food provided. Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc.
Agape Latte 9/27/16 8:00 PM Falvey Holy Grounds A speaker series dedicated to faculty or staff sharing their personal story of when life and faith intersected and what impact it made on their life.   Campus Ministry, Student Involvement, First/Second Year Initiatives, Health Promotion
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
The Great Catsby 9/28/16 7:00 PM Good Counsel Hall, 2nd floor Prof. Lutes and Villanova undergraduates and graduate students will present a brief staged reading from F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and then invite students to join in a discussion of what many people call the great American novel. All are welcome--no prior knowledge required!  English Department
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
Introduction to Digital Humanities 9/30/16 11:00 AM Falvey Memorial Library, Room 204 Digital Humanities (DH) is an active and dynamic area of scholarship that brings together digital technologies & the humanities disciplines. Librarian Laura Bang will provide some definitions of the DH, a look at some examples DH projects, & give an intro to the Library's digital scholarship work.  Falvey Memorial Library
Intercollegiate Irish Dance Festival  10/1/16 6:00 PM Jake Nevin Fieldhouse  The Villanova Irish Dance Team will be hosting their 4th annual Intercollegiate Irish Dance Festival Saturday, October 1st at 6:00 pm in the Jake Nevin Fieldhouse. The event displays both traditional Irish dances and a variety of collegiate student-choreographed dances with a modern flare.  Villanova Irish Dance Team 
LIMBO Screening: Preview of WHYY Air Date 10/3/16 7:00 PM Garey  An extension of our conference last semester, Crosscurrent Pictures will be screening LIMBO to discuss how immigration has changed since the creation and conference for our film. It will also promote the air date of our film on WHYY network.  Communication, Social Justice Documentary Program
Harlan Cohen, NYTimes best selling author  10/3/16 8:00 PM Connelly, Villanova Room Harlan Cohen is an engaging speaker who addresses common transitional issues for freshmen at college.   Learning communities 
TWIN, a solo performance 10/4/16 5:00 PM Garey 29A Comm Studio This 40-min performance is the third in a trilogy exploring the following: Identical twin girls each have a personality in some ways too big for their bodies. Too big to control. Too big to contain. They live their lives off-balance. Would they have been better proportioned had the egg not split?  GWS, Communication
Philosophy Film Series MOVIE NIGHT 10/17/16 6:00 PM Falvey 415 The Philosophy Film Series is an ongoing film series sponsored by the Philosophy Department throughout the academic year where we screen foreign and domestic films that address philosophical issues. Film screenings are followed by conversation about those issues present in the film. Philosophy Dept
The LBGTQ Community Within and Beyond Villanova:  What Nurses and Everyone Else Need to Know 10/17/16 5:15 PM Driscoll Hall Room 134 This program focuses on understanding the Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Gay, Transgender and Questioning (LBGTQ) Community within and beyond Villanova.  The speakers, Father Joe Calderone and students, will focus on culture, diversity,openness, challenges and what nurses and everyone else needs to know. Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP-Villanova) and OASIS
A Cup of Economic Justice 10/18/16 5:30 PM Falvey 204 We will show a short video on women in coffee, touching on the issues of economic justice, food justice, environmental justice, fair trade, and gender equality. A representative from Equal Exchange will talk about food justice and answer questions & give free samples of fair trade products. CRS Ambassadors, President’s Environmental Sustainability Committee, Villanovans Against Sweatshops, Dining Services
The Addams Family 10/19/16 8:00 PM St. Mary's Theatre In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. The Addams Family, a new musical, brings this beloved family to the stage in the most exciting way possible! Villanova Student Musical Theatre
A Jew, a Christian, and a Muslim Walk Into a Coffee Shop 10/19/16 7:30 PM Driscoll Auditorium Roundtable discussion on faith with Dr. Ely Levine (ACS), Dr. Rachel Baard (ACS), and Mr. Iftekhar Hussain (CAIR). ACS
Fireside Chat with Provost Maggitti 10/19/16 4:00 PM Connelly Center, President's Lounge Students and faculty alike are invited to relaxed, chat-like discussion with the university's newly appointed provost, Dr. Patrick Maggitti. Questions about what, exactly, it is that a provost is tasked with doing and Dr. Maggitti's role in Villanova's academic affairs will be answered. Student Government Association
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 
Fritz Nova Social Science Lecture: Antoine Banks, University of Maryland  10/20/16 4:00 PM Dougherty Hall, East Lounge   Please join the Department of Political Science for an upcoming talk in the Fritz Nova Social Science lecture series. Antoine Banks (University of Maryland) will be giving a talk, titled “An Angry Electorate and the Significance of Race in American Politics.” Department of Political Science and Falvey Memorial Library
Antoine Banks (U. of Maryland)  "An Angry Electorate and The Significance of Race in American Politic" 10/20/16 4:00 PM East Lounge, Dougherty Hall Speaker is trying to shed light on the Trump phenomena by talking about the racial attitudes of white males. Political Science, Sociology
Humanities Day 10/21/16 1:00 PM SAC -- all around building Studying the Humanities will fill your life with meaning and purpose; it'll awaken your mind and fill your soul.   But did you also know that a degree in the Humanities -- we're talking Theology, Philosophy, Humanities, English, History, and Language -- is coveted by our nation's top employers?  OUS< Philosophy, Dean's Office
Wazofun day  10/21/16 7:00 PM Jake Nevin  Enjoy a night of fun with games, food and fun with the Wazobia African Dance Company. Office of Musical Activities, and the Office of Student Involvement
The Impact of Poverty on Educational Achievement 10/24/16 7:00 PM Driscoll Hall, 134 Dr. Robert DeFina will be speaking to our first year RUIBAL volunteers and all others that are interested about exploring the context of the Philadelphia school tutoring programs where they have been serving throughout the semester.   Office of Campus Ministry
Harry Potter and The Cursed Child: Staged Reading and Scavenger Hunt 10/24/16 4:00 PM Falvey Library 10/24: 4-6pm A staged reading (20 minutes) of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a short talk-back/discussion, and the kickoff to a campus-wide scavenger hunt.
10/31: 4-6pm another 20-minute reading, talk-back/discussion, costume contest, and the awarding of prizes for the scavenger hunt.
Flavey Library, Theatre Department, English Department
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
Kelly Dittmar, “Gender Dynamics and Disruption in the 2016 Elections”  10/26/16 6:00 PM Connelly Cinema Kelly Dittmar (Political Science - Rutgers University, Camden) discusses issues of gender (both masculinity and femininity) in relation to this year's Presidential and PA Senate Elections. Organized by Gender & Women's Studies and co-sponsored by Political Science.    Gender & Women's Studies, Political Science
New Realities of Latin American Migration to the United States: Implications for Policy Discussions 10/26/16 5:00 PM Falvey 204 Dr. Emilio Parrado, University of Pennsylvania. Latin American Studies
2016 US Presidential Election Series Lecture: What Might this Election Mean?" 10/26/16 1:00 PM Falvey Memorial Library, Speakers' Corner In the run up to Election Day, Dr. Johannes, Department of Political Science, will give us an election preview titled, "What Might this Election Mean? -- Thoughts about Consequences." Dr. Johannes will focus the talk on the congressional elections that accompany the presidential election. Falvey Memorial Library, Department of Political Science
Augustine's Confessions and Language 10/26/16 7:00 PM Driscoll Auditorium Professor Catherine Conybeare (Bryn Mawr College) explores the structure and language of Augustine’s Confessions. Her talk will benefit ACS students in navigating Augustine’s complex narrative and thought. (Dr. Conybeare is the "voice" of Augustine on part of the Augustine's Confessions book app!) ACSP
Talk & Book Signing with Author Dr. Crystal J. Lucky: “Rev. Charlotte Riley and the Image of Black Women's Piety” 10/27/16 4:00 PM Falvey Memorial Library, Speakers' Corner Dr. Lucky will discuss the Reverend Mrs. Charlotte S. Riley, an African American woman who was a licensed minister and popular preacher in the Carolinas after emancipation from slavery. Africana Studies, Falvey Memorial Library
Marc Hetherington (Vanderbilt University) “Election 2016: How in the World Did This Happen? " 10/27/16 4:00 PM East Lounge, Dougherty Hall Provides some background information for current presidential election by focusing on the factors contributing to polarization. Political Science, Sociology
Daniel Pearl World Music Days with the Villanova Jazz Ensemble 10/30/16 2:00 PM Connelly Cinema "Since its inception in 2002, more than 13,400 events in 138 countries have been dedicated to Daniel Pearl World Music Days. Thousands of musicians have united and inspired audiences in the spirit of
Daniel Pearl, who dedicated his life to connecting people through words and music."
Office of Music Activities
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
Cultural Studies Food Matters Week: Dr. HaiLin Zhou on Chinese Dumplings  10/31/16 4:30 PM Falvey Memorial Library, Room 204 HaiLin Zhou, PhD, Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies, will talk about Chinese dumplings and how they represent Chinese culture.. Dr. Zhou will also demonstrate how to make dumplings. ultural Studies Program and Falvey Memorial Library
Environmental Movie Night: Food and Food Inc.  11/1/16 7:00 PM Connelly Center Cinema The Villanova Environmental Group will be screening Food Inc. in the Connelly Center Cinema. Food Inc. shows viewers the truth of where much of their food comes from. We will have vegan snacks to all who come to watch the documentary.  Villanova Environmental Group
Cultural Studies Food Matters Week: Stefanie Angstadt on Cheese 11/1/16 6:00 PM Falvey Memorial Library, Room 204  Stefanie Angstadt, cheesemaker from Valley Milkhouse, will be speaking about the politics of cheese. Valley Milkhouse is an artisan creamery producing fresh and aged cheeses, butter and yogurt in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Cultural Studies Program and Falvey Memorial Library
Joining Forces: Leadership Lessons Within and Beyond War 11/1/16 6:30 PM Driscoll Hall Room 132 The College of Nursing and Villanova Athletics will join forces to highlight leadership lessons learned within and beyond war in conjunction with 2016 Veterans Day and the November 12th Villanova Football Military Appreciation Game. Retired Army Lieutenant Steven W. Hickens will present.  SNAP, Athletics, Undergraduate Nursing Senate
What is the Future of the African Novel? 11/2/16 4:00 PM Falvey 204 Award-winning Nigerian novelist, Helon Habila, is this year's Africana Senghor-Damas-Cesaire Lecturer. He'll be speaking on the history of the African novel and its future. Africana Studies Program
8th Annual Kephart Lecture in History 11/2/16 7:00 PM Villanova Room, Connelly Center Dr. Sven Beckert (Harvard) researches and teaches the history of the United States in the nineteenth century. He will address issues raised in his just published, award-winning book, "Empire of Cotton: A Global History," the first global history of the nineteenth century’s most important commodity.  Department of History
Cultural Studies Food Matters Week: BCTGM International on “Boycott of the Oreos!” 11/2/16 6:00 PM Falvey Memorial Library, Room 204 A representative from The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) will be talking about their mission to fight the outsourcing of a Nabisco Oreo plant that was moved to Mexico, or their “Boycott of the Oreos!” Cultural Studies Program and Falvey Memorial Library
Tea Ceremony. Chado: The Japanese Way of Tea 11/3/16 6:00 PM Bartley 1011 Dr. Drew Sodo Hanson. Dr. Hanson has been a practitioner of the Urasenke Tradition of Japanese Tea since 1995. He frequently demonstrates the Japanese Tea Ceremony at Shofuso, the Japanese House and Garden in Fairmont Park, PA.  Asian Studies
Cultural Studies Food Matters Week: Chado: The Japanese Way of Tea  11/3/16 6:00 PM Bartley Hall, Room 1011  At the fourth and final event in the series, Drew Sodo Hanson, PhD, licensed teacher and practitioner of the Urasenke Tradition of Japanese Tea will demonstrate the Japanese Tea Ceremony.

Asian Studies Program, Cultural Studies Program, Falvey Memorial Library and the Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies
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
The Interfaith Human Library 11/10/16 4:30 PM Falvey Library,  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
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
Jessica Lynn’s Transgender Journey 11/10/16 6:00 PM Driscoll Auditorium The transgender activist Jessica Lynn will speak about her experiences and 'Your True Gender' her group advocating knowledge and change.   Gender & Women's Studies
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish? Race, Culture and Ethniciy 11/10/16 6:00 PM Tolentine 210 Power Point presentation and discussion about the differences between the terms "Hispanic," "Latino," and "Spanish." Also, the discussion will touch the topic of culture, race, and ethnicity and how they relate to the terms mentioned in the previous sentence.  Alpha Psi Lambda inc.
The Common Good, Our Common Home: Conference 11/12/16 12:00 PM Villanova Room, Connelly Center We invite you to come explore the significance of Pope Francis' Encyclical Laudito Si' and the 2015-2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals. Office of Mission & Ministry; College of Engineering
Art History Lecture Series, with GWS 11/14/16 5:00 PM Bartley PWC Auditorium Catherine Morris, the Sackler Family Curator of the Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum will present "Revising Feminism in Museums: Current Strategies for Intersectional Exhibitions" about this year's program of Feminist Art exhibitions at BAM. Art History, Gender & Women's Studies
Philosophy Film Series MOVIE NIGHT 11/14/16 6:00 PM Falvey 415 The Philosophy Film Series is an ongoing film series sponsored by the Philosophy Department throughout the academic year where we screen foreign and domestic films that address philosophical issues. Film screenings are followed by conversation about those issues present in the film. Philosophy Dept
Villanova Student Theatre's A Few Good Men 11/15/16 8:00 PM St. Mary's Theatre You've seen the movie, now come see the play it was based on! Villanova Student Theatre is proud to present Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men. Tickets are $7 for students, or $6 if you buy them in advance. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for information about ticket discounts! Villanova Student Theatre
The Humane League presentation 11/16/16 4:00 PM Old Falvey 104 A Humane League representative will give a presentation of the work done to educate awareness of animal suffering, strategize for reduction of it, and challenge people to be more mindful of their relationships to non-human creatures.  VIDA, Peace and Justice
National Coalition for the Homeless Speakers Panel 11/16/16 7:00 PM Driscoll 134  National Coalition for the Homeless Speakers Panel is comprised of people who are or have been homeless and works to educate the public about homelessness and what can be done to end it. It establishes a platform for those whom homelessness affects directly to talk about their experiences. Campus Ministry, Center for Peace and Justice Education
International Fair 11/16/16 5:30 PM Dougherty Hall, West Lounge The event promotes the different cultures in Villanova by gathering many multicultural groups on campus. These groups will showcase different aspects of their cultures through snacks as well as fun traditional games. Other activities such as henna and calligraphy will be featured. International Students Office
Acting African: Performance and Language in the Illegal Braziilian Slave Trade 11/17/16 5:00 PM Falvey Speaker's Corner Dr. Yuko Miki, of Fordham University Africana Studies
2016 US Presidential Election Series Lecture: “2016 Election Retrospective: What Happened—And What Happens Now?” 11/17/16 1:00 PM Falvey Memorial Library, Speakers' Corner Dr. Matthew R. Kerbel, Department of Political Science, will analyze the election results (presidential, congressional and state) and talk about the implications for politics and policymaking during the first months of the upcoming presidential term. He will also touch on President Obama’s legacy. Falvey Memorial Library, Department of Political Science
Solidarity Sleepout 11/17/16 10:00 PM The Oreo Last year, 3.5 million people were forced to sleep in parks, under bridges, in shelters, or cars. Join us in solidarity with these 3.5 million individuals for one night. The experience is meant to put students in solidarity, but also give them a glimpse of what it means to experience homelessness.  Campus Ministry, Center for Peace and Justice Education, Association for Change and Transformation
Bread and Soup Lunch 11/17/16 11:30 AM Doughtery Join Villanova's Catholic Relief Services, in partner with HHAW, during the lunch period of Fast Day. The Even is dedicated to learning about the role of hunger and homelessness in relation is the devastation that has occurred in Haiti following the earthquake.  Catholic Relief Services, Campus Ministry
Hunger Run 5K 11/18/16 5:00 PM The Oreo This is a 5K on Villanova's campus to raise awareness of homelessness. The run acts as a fundraiser. All proceeds go to the non-profit "Back on My Feet." There will be a representative from this non-profit present to speak about homelessness in America. Homeless shelter residents will take Q&A. Peace & Justice Department
Mr. AKA Pageant 11/18/16 7:08 PM Connelly Cinema  The Mr. AKA pageant strives to recognize gentlemen with intellect, ambition, and confidence and raises money for service, scholarship, and philanthropy. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Tau Xi Chapter
SAMOSA presents Kahaani 11/19/16 6:00 PM Villanova Room The largest student run show on campus that exhibits South Asian culture dancing, drama, and delicious food.  Student Involvement 
Deaf Movie Night 11/19/16 11:30 AM Driscoll 134 In order to raise more awareness about Deaf culture and what it is like to be deaf, Sign Language Club will be hosting a Deaf Movie Night, featuring a movie about deafness and Deaf culture followed by a discussion. American Sign Language Group
Tolle Lege discussion- Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris 11/20/16 7:45 PM Falvey Library, Writing Center Meet for a book club discussion of David Sedaris' essay collection Me Talk Pretty One Day.  Tolle Lege Literary Club
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
Coming Off the DL Showing 11/29/16 7:00 PM Connelly Cinema We will be showing the documentary "Coming Off the DL." This shows the academic and social experiences of Nicholas Gaynor and Frankie Kineavy having cerebral palsy. They both attended/attend Villanova and had huge impacts on the campus.  LEVEL, Office of Disability Services
An Inside Look at Modern Day Slavery 11/30/16 5:30 PM Driscoll, 134 CRS Ambassadors want to educate the Villanova population about Human Trafficking. We will be watching a documentary that sheds light on the effects of human trafficking; how people are abducted, and what they experience. Afterwards we will discuss what we can do to prevent it from happening. Catholic Relief Services
World Aids Week Panel 12/1/16 6:00 AM Mendel 101 The World Aids Week panel's goal is to answer what is HIV and Aids, what false stigmas can we try to demolish, how to be an ally, and what resources do we have on campus.  Nursing Without Borders
Service for Sight Awareness 12/1/16 7:00 PM Connolly Cinema Wendy Sherid will come to Villanova on December 1st to share her story and experiences of visual impairment. She will discuss obstacles she has faced and how she has overcome adversity, much like those studied in ACS. Delta Gamma
Villanova Voices and Singers Winter Concert 12/3/16 5:00 PM St. Mary's Chapel The Voices and Singers choirs join together for their semester concert to perform holiday selections and Handel's Messiah, one of the world's most beloved musical works. Performances by Haveners and Spires a cappella. Office of Music Activities
Multicultural Extravaganza 12/3/16 7:30 PM Connelly Cinema The Multicultural Extravaganza celebrates the culture and diversity of Villanova's campus through the performances of multicultural Greek and cultural student organizations. Proceeds will be donated to the Laurel House, a comprehensive domestic violence agency in the area. Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc.
Villanova Dance Company & Ensemble Winter Showcase 12/3/16 5:00 PM St. Mary's Theater The Villanova Dance Company and Ensemble Showcase is Saturday, December 3rd at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 4th at 2:00 p.m. We will be performing in a variety of styles including jazz, contemporary, hip hop and more! Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults. We hope to see you there!  Office of Music Activities
An Evening in Ethiopia 12/4/16 3:00 PM Villanova Room, Connelly Center African & Caribbean Villanovans (ACV) likes to bring cultural experiences to Villanova University through our annual Gala. This year the theme is Ethiopia. There will be food, performers,and decor that will help us bring a taste of Ethiopia to Villanova's campus.  African & Caribbean Villanovans
The Truth about Sweatshops 12/5/16 6:00 PM John Berry 204 Via Skype video conference, workers from the offshore apparel industry in Central America will make a presentation about sweatshops and do a question and answer session to raise awareness on campus about this human rights issue. Villanovans Against Sweatshops, Center for Peace and Justice Education
Vigil for Refugees 12/7/16 5:30 PM St. Thomas of Villanova Church A holiday vigil with refugee speakers to pray for the safety of refugees as they seek safety Catholic Relief Services
Gold Mettle Screening 12/9/16 9:00 PM Connelly Cinema Film summary: Delaware County's Special Olympics soccer team is looking to win gold once again at Villanova's student-run Fall Festival. Follow their exciting tournament while hearing their extraordinary, inspiring and often heart-breaking stories along the way. Department of Communication: Social Justice Documentary Program
Philosophy Film Series MOVIE NIGHT 12/12/16 6:00 PM Connelly Center The Philosophy Film Series is an ongoing film series sponsored by the Philosophy Department throughout the academic year where we screen foreign and domestic films that address philosophical issues. Film screenings are followed by conversation about those issues present in the film. Philosophy Dept, ACT
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
Asian Expo presented by Villanova ASA 2/4/17 6:00 PM Connelly Center, Villanova Room Asian Expo is the largest multicultural event on campus, Asian Expo presented by the Villanova Asian Student Association, presents an opportunity for the Asian cultural groups on campus to show off their culture. We have performances from many Villanova groups such as Nova Nassa, and Vocal Minority. Asian Student Association 
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
The Grace of Playing: A Conversation on Sports and Their Role in Human Flourishing 3/24/17 2:00 PM Driscoll Hall Auditorium From the Super Bowl to youth sports it is clear that sports are a key aspect of American culture. But, despite the popularity of sports, their philosophical and spiritual foundations remain largely unexamined. This panel will look at why we play sports and the role they play in human development. Institute for Catholic Social Thought/Faith & Culture Forum, Athletics, Theology and Religious Studies, Ethics Program, Gender and Women's Studies Program, Department of Philosophy
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