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)
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
CPJE Fall Film Series: The Return 9/8/17 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
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
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
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
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
2017 Adela Dwyer-St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award Susan Burton,  10/19/17 6:39 PM Driscoll Auditorium The Adela Dwyer-St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award is given annually by the university. The Peace Award recognizes an individual or group for outstanding contributions to the understanding of the meaning and conditions of justice and peace in human communities.  Villanova University and Center for Peace and Justice Education
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
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
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
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
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
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
Gerd Van Riel (St. Augustine Fellow), Augustine’s Truth 11/16/17 4:00 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
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
One Love Escalation Workshop 2/21/18 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
Caring for Incarcerated Women 2/22/18 5:30 PM Driscoll Hall Auditorium Although the cause and contributors are many, examining the role of childhood physical and sexual trauma as a pathway to incarceration for women will be the focus of this compelling discussion. Continuing Education
A glimpse into the Future: The Role of Nursing Advocacy in a Multicultural World 4/12/18 5:30 PM Driscoll Hall Auditorium In a complicated and diverse world, nurses serve as healthcare provider, and more importantly, advocate, to assure that effective and culturally aware care is provided to patients Continuing Education