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)
Our Awakening: 2015 8/28/15 1:30 PM Awakening Statue ("The Oreo") The 28th is the Feast Day of St. Augustine and the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. We commemorate these events by calling the Villanova community to become informed about current issues of social justice that warrant our attention and action. CPJE
"A Jew, a Christian, and a Muslim Walk into a Coffee Shop..." 9/3/15 7:00 PM Driscoll Hall Auditorium Mr. Iftekhar Hussain, chairperson of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Pennsylvania, joins Dr. Ely Levine, and Dr. Rachel Baard, who both teach the ACS Global Learning Community sections, for a conversation about faith. ACSP & Global Learning Community
One Book Villanova Author Visit & Book Signing 9/10/15 4:30 PM Speakers' Corner, Falvey Memorial Library Reyna Grande, author of the 2015-2016 One Book Villanova selection The Distance Between Us, will be coming to Villanova’s campus and will be signing books in Falvey. Falvey Memorial Library & The One Book Villanova Committee
Changing Landscapes: People and Place in the Mill Creek Valley, Lower Merion c.1870-c.1920 9/14/15 3:00 PM Room 204, Falvey Memorial Library Dr. Craig Bailey will detail how students were able to construct an interactive website to communicate their research on how the farms and mills of the Mill Creek Valley transformed into the familiar residential properties of today. Falvey Memorial Library
Arthur Cola: The Silent Chime of the Bell, Immigrants, Riots and Old St. Augustine 9/15/15 4:00 PM Room 204, Falvey Memorial Library Arthur Cola will describe his new book, Pure and Tarnished Hearts. Cola’s seventh novel, Pure and Tarnished Hearts, is a tale of 3 teens under the leadership of The Rev. Thomas O’Malley, OSA who came to America from Ireland during the famine era. Falvey Memorial Library, American Catholic Historical Society
Laudato Si: First Impressions 9/16/15 6:00 PM Driscoll Auditorium Five faculty from Political Science, Philosophy, Theology & Religious Studies, Economics and Environmental Science will offer their "first impressions" on Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment, released earlier this year. Ethics, Theology & Religious Studies, Philosophy, Geography & the Environment, CE3, Office of Mission & Ministry, CPJE
Religious Diversity Day: Talk by Daniel Mark, PhD 9/16/15 3:00 PM Speakers' Corner, Falvey Memorial Library Daniel Mark, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Political Science, will be presenting a talk in Falvey titled, “Home Improvement: Forgiveness and Family Life: An Orthodox Jew in Conversation with the Roman Catholic Church.” Falvey Memorial Library, Campus Ministry, Villanova Interfaith Coalition
Yoga Therapy for Stress and Anxiety 9/18/15 3:00 PM West Lounge Our perspective on life greatly impacts stress and anxiety responses. Learn how to create a holistic plan to balance your life. This signature Healthy Nova Week 2015 event is led by Dr. Bob Butera of Yoga Life Institute. Office of Health Promotion
How Dante Can Save Your Life 9/23/15 7:30 PM Bartley B1011 The Department of Humanities' annual Faith and Culture Lecture. The opening lines of "The Divine Comedy" by Dante Alighieri launched Rod Dreher on a journey that rescued him from exile and saved his life. Humanities
The Annual Ethics Lecture 9/28/15 4:30 PM Driscoll Auditorium Barbara Herman, Ph.D., Philosopher from UCLA, will speak under the title: Love and Moral Agency. Ethics, Philosophy
Medication Safety: Empowering Nurses beyond the Five Rights 9/29/15 5:30 PM Driscoll Hall Auditorium The Institute for Safe Medication Practices works closely with healthcare practitioners and institutions, regulatory agencies, and the pharmaceutical industry to provide education about adverse drug events and their prevention. College of Nursing
Kephart Distinguished Historians Lecture: "The Late Great Environmental Crisis of the Gilded Age: A Success Story." 10/1/15 7:00 PM Villanova Room, Connelly Center Dr. Richard White, Margaret Bryne Professor of American History at Stanford University, will deliver the 2015 Lore Kephart '86 Distinguished Historians Lecture, entitled: "The Late Great Environmental Crisis of the Gilded Age: A Success Story." History, CLAS Dean's Office
Alcohol Policy, Process & Resources Panel: A Review of Villanova's Approach 10/2/15 4:00 PM Bartley 1011 Join our panelists to discuss Villanova's policy and approach to alcohol: Ryan Rost, Assistant Dean of Students; Kristy Sillay, Coordinator of Community Standards; Galeet Farrow, Assistant Dean for Alcohol & Drug Intervention; VEMS student representative Office of Health Promotion & Dean of Students
Sustainable Careers Panel 10/7/15 5:00 PM Driscoll 376 Hear how Villanova alumns have integrated sustainability into their profession.
Daniel Weeden: President of Environmental Solutions
Ryan Krill: Co-Founder of Cape May Brewing
Kevin Flynn: Technical Director at AKRF
Matthew Rusk: Corporate Responsibility Manger at Swarovski
Office of Sustainability, More TBA
Campus Tree Tours 10/7-8/2015 12:30 PM in front of SAC Tour Villanova's many trees, learn about the campus landscape history, and fun tree facts! You won't look at campus the same way again. Office of Sustainability, and Grounds
From Big Bang to Humankind 10/20/15 4:30 PM Connelly Center Cinema The epic of evolution from the Big Bang to us today and how this narrative, substantiated with evidence, frames our current challenges. 2015-2016 Special Grant for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning from the Villanova Institute of Teaching and Learning (VITAL), the Villanova Center for Liberal Education, the Departments of Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences, History, Physics, the Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Honors Program
"The Individual, Nation, and God: Liberty and the Old Testament" 10/22/15 4:00 PM TBA Dr. Steven Grosby, Professor of Religion at Clemson University, will be giving a lecture on, "The Individual, Nation, and God: Liberty and the Old Testament."  The lecture is being organized by the Ryan Center, the Freedom and Virtue Learning Community, and Professor Christopher Daly.     The Ryan Center, Freedom and Virtue Learning Community
"A Letter to Myself:" A One-Act Play 11/12/15 7:00 PM Cinema, Connelly Center A moving and funny tale of one student's surviving the first year of college with the help of a few friends (including Socrates, Eve, Aristotle, and Augustine, to name a few).  A talk back with the student writer, actors, and director immediately follows each performance. ACSP and the Healthy Living Learning Community
21st Century Nursing Ethics:  Preserving Integrity and Building Moral Resilience 11/17/15 7:30 PM Villanova Room Connelly Center Dr. Rushton is an internationally recognized expert in bioethics and palliative care.    College of Nursing
"A Letter to Myself:" A One-Act Play 11/18-19/2015 7:00 PM Cinema, Connelly Center A moving and funny tale of one student's surviving the first year of college with the help of a few friends (including Socrates, Eve, Aristotle, and Augustine, to name a few).  A talk back with the student writer, actors, and director immediately follows each performance. ACSP and the Healthy Living Learning Community
Sexual Violence Policy, Process & Resources: A Review of Villanova's Approach 11/20/15 4:00 PM Driscoll Auditorium Join our panelists to discuss Villanova's policy and approach to sexual violence: Elisa Lopez, Public Safety; Ryan Rost, Assistant Dean of Students; Sexual Assault Resource Coordinator (SARC) team member Office of Health Promotion, Dean of Students & SARC Team
Dosti 12/5/15 6:00 PM Jake Nevin, Auditorium Villanova's largest student-run show returns with Dosti. Experience South Asian culture like never before through spectacular dances, drama, comedy, and mouth-watering Indian food. SAMOSA (South Asian Multicultural Organized Students Association)
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
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