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)
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
Presentation by Wajahat Ali 2/17/16 6:00 PM Connelly Cinema Ali will be presenting on Islamophobia in media and why its appealing to candidates like Trump. By exposing Islamophobia as a form of intolerance and even hate speech, Ali will demystify Islam in his call to all Americans to be more tolerant, even embracing of differences. Center for Arab and Islamic Studies
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
Let's Talk Business Featuring Kamil Ali-Jackson 2/18/16 6:30 PM Garey 10A The event will feature guest speaker, Kamil Ali-Jackson, graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, who served as legal counsel and a licensing business executive for numerous pharmaceutical companies. The event will include a telling of personal experiences and interactive exercises. Black Cultural Society and Pre-Law BLSA
Feast with the Friars 2/18/16 6:15 PM East Lounge SGA has invited the Augustinian Friars to engage in fellowship and dialogue with the student body over dinner.   Student Government, Mission and Social Justice Committee
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
Diversity Skit 2.0 2/22/16 6:15 PM Vasey Theatre The Diversity Performance from freshman orientation is BACK!!! Villanova Association for Change and Transformation brings you DIVERSITY SKIT 2.0, where we will be preforming 5 scenes, all unique and based on real stories and situations from around campus.  Association for Change & Transformation
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
Documentary: Vegucated 3/10/16 7:00 PM Falvey Viewing Room 3 A comedic informative documentary about 3 meat-lovers who take a 6 week Vegan challenge.   Center for Peace and Justice, Student Groups, VIDA (Villanova in Defense of Animals)
Cultural Studies Open House/Lunch 3/10/16 12:00 AM Radnor/St David's Room, Connelly Center Are you fascinated by travel and other cultures? Want an international career? Build credentials for work abroad, or in the US with a Cultural Studies major. Mexican lunch and film included Cultural Studies Program
ICE CaPS Art Exhibit 3/10/16 6:00 PM Falvey, Idea Accelerator Artists of all skill levels have been invited from Villanova and the surrounding communities to showcase their works in the Idea Accelerator. Various pieces of artwork will be displayed, and some of the artists will be present to speak with attendees. Refreshments will be served. Villanova ICE
Reading Villanova: Science and the Soul 3/15/16 4:30 PM Falvey Memorial Library, Speakers' Corner Dr. Douglas E. Norton (Mathematics & Statistics), Dr. Mary-Angela Papalaskari (Computing Sciences) and Dr. Heidi Rose (Communication) will discuss science and the soul.
Falvey Memorial Library & the Institute for Global Interdisciplinary Studies
St. Patrick's Day Showcase 3/16/16 7:00 PM Cinema in Connolly The Villanova Irish Dance Team will be hosting their annual St. Patrick's Day Showcase March 16th, at 7 pm in the Connolly Cinema. The event displays both traditional Irish dances and a variety of student-choreographed dances with a modern flare.  Music Activities/Irish Dance Team
What’s Disability Got to Do With It?: Understanding Ableism and Raising Awareness 3/16/16 3:00 PM SAC 300 This event features presentations by students in Introduction to Disability Studies and LEVEL. Please join us for a discussion related to understanding and raising awareness of ableism, or the discrimination of individuals with disabilities.  Department of Education & Counseling and LEVEL
Judo and Philosophy 3/16/16 7:30 PM Connelly, Devon room Sensei Roy Nanjo will explain why it is mutual benefit and welfare to choke a person into submission.  Philosophy department, Judo club 
"Wine from Ivory": The Niles-Merton Songs  3/16/16 3:30 PM St. Mary's Chapel Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, wrote numerous poems on spiritual devotion, romantic love, grief, and the beauties of nature. John Jacob Niles set several of these to music. In this lecture-recital, a brief presentation on Merton will be given, followed by a performance of these songs. ACSP
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
The Unspoken Story of how a Future Mother Bonds to her Child 3/17/16 5:20 PM Old Falvey Room 105 Please join us for a colloquium on the expecting mother's growing attachment bond to her unborn baby. Dinner will be provided. Please rsvp to Education and Counseling
Villanova Jazz Festival 3/18/16 7:30 PM Saint Mary's Chapel 55th Annual Villanova Jazz Festival featuring professional band's including the Up Front Big Band directed by Villanova Professor Jeff Pelesh and the Al Harrison Jazz Band. The groups will perform swing era music, traditional jazz, and dixieland.  Villanova Jazz Ensemble
To Strike for Freedom! 3/21/16 4:00 PM Falvey Memorial Library, Speakers' Corner 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, an important event in Ireland’s fight for independence. To commemorate this historic event, we will be hosting a celebration of Irish culture featuring readings and music performed by members of VU. Falvey Memorial Library, Irish Studies Program, Theatre
Alice in Wonderland Tea Party 3/21/16 5:30 PM ICE The English department is hosting a celebration of 150 years of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.  There will be games and dramatic readings. English Department
Learn how YOU can join the fight against sweatshops 3/22/16 7:00 PM Corr Hall lounge Join the fight against sweatshops.  Come to Corr Hall lounge on Tuesday, March 22nd from 7-8:30.  Free pizza for all.

Featured speaker: Noi Sapalai, a former worker in a Nike factory in Thailand.

Act locally.  Think globally.  Come learn how.
Center for Peace and Justice Education
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
 "Psychiatry Under the Influence: Institutional Corruption, Social Injury and Prescriptions for Reform." 3/30/16 7:30 PM Mendel Science Center 213 The talk tells how the DSM III came to be, and how this new disease model was promoted to the public. It touches on themes related to psychiatry, psychology, ethics, institutional corruption, and philosophy.  Philosophy department, Ethics program, and the psychology department
IBX & ICE: Helping to decrease pre surgery fears & increase better health outcomes 3/30/16 5:00 PM Idea Accelerator, Falvey Memorial Library  Everyone is invited to experience IBX's new healthcare initiative, the Human-Centered Innovation program. The goal is to re-imagine healthcare by moving forward with promising ideas that put people first & improve care. Food is provided. Email to sign up for both sessions. ICE Institute and Independence Blue Cross
Feast with the Friars 3/31/16 6:15 PM West Lounge Feast with the Friars, a time for students to engage in fellowship and community with some of the Augustinian Friars on campus over delicious grub. Please register online through VillanovaTix! Student Government, Mission and Social Justice Committee
Inside the Vote 4/5/16 6:00 AM Driscoll 134 Join us in a student forum on the 2016 Election.  Dr. Camille Burge and Dr. Matt Kerbel will provide an insiders view of the election process.  It is a non-partisan look at the dynamics behind this important election. Center of Peace and Justice
Nova Slam 4/5/16 6:00 AM Belle Air Terrace, Connelly Center The Nova Slam is a two day poetry competition open to students at Villanova University and students from neighboring colleges. The preliminary round will be held on April 5 at 7 pm  and the second preliminary round on April 6 at 7. The final round will take place on April 6 at 9 pm. Communication, Gender and Women's Studies, Honors, Student Life, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 
"Recovering a Sense of Home: 21st Century Populism" 4/5/16 7:30 PM Falvey Memorial Library, Speaker's Corner R.R. Reno, editor of First Things Magazine, is lecturing on "Recovering a Sense of Home: 21st Century Populism." He will touch on the recent wave of populist movements & how controversial figures like Donald Trump and Ta-Nehisi Coates fit into this phenomenon. Villanova Russell Kirk Society, Villanova Honors Program
SGA Student Body President Debate 4/5/16 7:00 PM Connelly Center Cinema Join fellow Villanova students as the become a part of the democratic process on campus. The tickets for student body president and vice president will debate on various topics that are important to Villanova students.  SGA
The Most Famous Ship that Didn't Sink: The SS United States' Origins, History, and Future   4/6/16 4:30 PM Connelly Cinema Ms. Susan Gibbs, Executive Director of the SS United States Conservancy, will speak on the origins, history, and future of the SS United States. The SS United States is a luxury liner that holds the record by ocean liners for the fastest Atlantic crossing. She is currently docked in Philadelphia.  Department of History, Liberal Studies Program
Alfred F. Mannella and Rose T. Lauria-Mannella Endowed Distinguished Speaker Series lecture featuring Richard N. Juliani, PhD 4/6/16 7:00 PM Falvey Memorial Library, Speakers' Corner Dr. Juliani,  Villanova University retired Sociology professor, will present "The Forgotten War: Little Italy in World War I."  Light refreshments will be served. Falvey Memorial Library
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
Climate Change, The Clean Power Plan & Pennsylvania 4/7/16 7:00 PM Bartley 024 This event is a panel discussion on climate change and the moral imperative to take action.  The panel will focus on actions aimed at curbing the effects of climate change, including the Clean Power Plan, rules and policies by the Commonwealth and actions students can take in their daily lives. Defend Our Future
A Night of Music with Dr. Christopher Daly 4/7/16 7:00 PM St. Thomas of Villanova Church In what has become a celebrated tradition each academic year, this Dr. Daly will perform a selection of music on the pipe organ in St. Thomas of Villanova Church. Dr. Daly will play music by Bach, Mendelssohn, Pierne, Dupre, and Widor.  ACSP
Bernie Sanders Biographer 4/7/16 7:30 PM Garey 102 Find out why millennials love Bernie!  Jonathan Tasini, author of The Essential Bernie Sanders, is a frequent Sanders surrogate on TV and radio.  A great speaker, Tasini also writes for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, the LA Times and more.  He has written 5 books. Writing & Rhetoric Program
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
Voices & Singers Spring Concert 4/9/16 7:00 PM St. Mary's Chapel The Villanova Singers & Voices will be showcasing various choral selections, with performances by Haveners and Spires a cappella. The concert features pieces ranging from religious psalms by Bernstein, Barber, and Gawthrop to popular tunes by Queen to others sung on tour in Toronto. Free admission. Villanova Voices and Singers
Ablaze Dance Team Showcase 4/9/16 7:00 PM St. Mary's Auditorium Ablaze is Villanova’s first hip-hop dance team which strives to bring diversity, community, and teamwork to campus. Although only five years in existence, Ablaze has been instrumental to Villanova's art scene. “The Grammys” will be a night full of glamour, excellence, and perfection in dance. Office of Music Activities, Multicultural Student Union
Villanova Television Film Festival 4/10/16 2:00 PM Connelly Cinema The VTV Film Festival seeks to showcase the creative talents of members of the Villanova and Philadelphia college communities.  Participants will submit short (no more than 5 minute) films.  A panel of judges will choose the winning film based on its content and overall presentation.  Villanova Television
Documentary: On the Way to School 4/11/16 7:00 PM Garey Hall 101 On the Way to School follows students from around the world with limited access to education and their journeys to school.  It is being shown by an intern with Victor's Vision, an educational program in Peru started by a Villanova alum while she was a student here. Center for Peace and Justice
Social Identity at Work: Exploring Multiculturalism in the Workplace 4/12/16 5:00 PM Dougherty West Lounge Hear professionals from a variety of industries share how their cultural/social identities have informed & impacted their work lives.  This panel discussion will address how to navigate the world of work through the lens of race, ethnicity, gender, ability, & sexual orientation. All are welcome! Center for Multicultural Affairs, Career Center
What does substance abuse look like in college? 4/13/16 6:00 PM Connelly Cinema Join students as they share their experiences in college, how their friends help and hurt their recovery, and what every student should know about substance abuse in college. Office of Health Promotion , Dean of Students & The Haven at College
Mental Health Program 4/14/16 6:38 PM Connelly Cinema This event has the purpose of informing students about the difficulties accompanying mental health disorders. We will be showing various movie clips relating to differing mental illnesses and having a panel discussion about it after.  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
The Patricia H. Imbesi Saint Augustine Fellow Public Lecture 4/14/16 4:30 PM SAC 300 Gerald Boersma, the Patricia H. Imbesi Saint Augustine Fellow, will speak on the topic: "What Does God Look Like From the Back? Augustine on the Vision of God."  Augustinian Institute
Run for Refugees 5K 4/15/16 5:00 PM Starting at Oreo, Running Around Campus Run held to raise money for Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Before the run there will be an educational component with speaker, Zaid, a Syrian Refugee who recently got asylum in the United States. Throughout the run students will be educated with lawn signs with refugee statistics. Catholic Relief Services, Campus Ministry, Peace and Justice, Mission and Ministry, Blue Key Society, Ambassadors, Muslim Student Association
This Changes Everything - The Human Face of Climate Change 4/18/16 7:30 PM West Lounge, Dougherty Hall Documentary screening of "This Changes Everything" followed by a brief discussion and climate-friendly snacks. Trailer & more info here:

Villanova Environmental Group (VEG) meets Mondays at 7pm in 103 Corr Hall.
Villanova Environmental Group
Open Mic Event 4/18/16 12:00 PM Falvey Memorial Library, Speakers' Corner Students and members of the University community will share original work and favorite poems, ranging from the humorous to the thought-provoking to the sublime. Join us to share or to listen! Falvey Memorial Library & the Department of English
2016 Outstanding Faculty Research Award Lecture  4/19/16 1:00 PM Falvey Memorial Library, Idea Accelerator (Lower Level) Winner of the 2016 Outstanding Faculty Research Award, Robert G. Traver, PhD, PE, WRE will discuss the challenges of stormwater sustainability in the built environment, and Villanova’s use of the campus for scholarship, teaching and as an agent for change. Falvey Memorial Library & the Office of Research & Graduate Programs
Next Generation Sequencing in the Clinical Setting 4/19/16 5:30 PM Idea Accelerator Dr. Jennifer Morrisette and  Dr. Avni B. Santani will speak about their how they are using next generation sequencing in their work, in the clinical setting, and the future. By knowing the genome of a patient, physicians will be able to provide specialized care.  ICE
Digital Scholarship Project Launch: Remembering WWI 4/19/16 3:00 PM Falvey Memorial Library, Room 204 Dr. Deb Boyer's Fall 2015 graduate Digital History class delved into personal accounts of the First World War -- including scrapbooks, postcards, and more -- to bring the war to life and explore how individuals chose to remember such a momentous event. Falvey Memorial Library
Campus Tree Tour 4/19/16 1:00 PM Corr Hall Archway  Get a tour of campus trees by Villanova's Horticulturalist, Hugh Weldon. Learn how trees are affected by the changing world and what Villanova is doing to keep them healthy.  Office of Sustainability, Grounds Department 
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
#ItsOnUsNova: Sexual Violence Survey Discussion 4/20/16 6:00 PM Connelly Cinema Join us for a review of the sexual violence survey results, a panel of students and staff reacting to the results, and a call to action to the Villanova community to step up and step in to prevent sexual violence!  Gender & Women's Studies, Office of Health Promotion, Nova SVA, POWER
Campus Tree Tour 4/20/16 10:00 AM Corr Hall Archway  Get a tour of campus trees by Villanova's Horticulturalist, Hugh Weldon. Learn how trees are affected by the changing world and what Villanova is doing to keep them healthy. Office of Sustainability, Grounds Department 
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
Concept Release Celebration 4/21/16 12:00 PM Falvey Memorial Library, Room 205 Concept is Villanova University’s Interdisciplinary Journal of Graduate Studies. Editors, authors and peer-reviewers involved in the project will be recognized for their contributions. Falvey Memorial Library and Graduate Division of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Earth Day Keynote Address 4/21/16 6:00 PM Driscoll 134 “Growing Greener Communities: Non-Profits Combating Climate Change and Promoting Resilient Communities”  Speakers from a number of regional and national non-profit groups will lead a panel discussion on efforts to mitigate and respond to climate change. President's Environmental Sustainability Committee
UNICEF Film Screening 4/21/16 6:30 PM Connelly Cinema Film screening of the movie, "Not My Life." It addresses many forms of slavery, involuntary servitude in the United States, Uganda, India, Europe, and Southeast Asia. The film focuses on trafficking victims, and speaks about organizations engaged in working against human trafficking. Villanova UNICEF Campus Initiative
Villanova Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert 4/22/16 6:00 PM Connelly Cinema The Villanova Jazz Ensemble's Spring showcase. Featuring a wide range of jazz tunes from the swing era tunes of Glenn Miller, to Sinatra, Latin jazz, and contemporary funk. Admission is free and open to all members of the community.  Villanova Jazz Ensemble
2016 Falvey Scholars Awards Presentation and Reception Ceremony 4/22/16 9:00 AM Falvey Memorial Library, Room 205 Award recipients will give short presentations on the content and findings of the research involved in the writing of the thesis or in the creation of the project report. Light refreshments will be served. Falvey Memorial Library, Honors Program, Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships
Life/Peace/Justice Conference 4/22/16 5:00 PM Bartley The Life/Peace/Justice Conference is an event related to a broad range of issues of human rights and dignity. It's a series of talks about controversial issues such as abortion, the abolition of the death penalty, and rebuilding after rape. Other topics are covered as well. Villanovan's for Life
A Night With Wazobia  4/23/16 7:00 PM Villanova Room Wazobia African Dance company will be holding their annual showcase entitled "A Night With Wazobia". The night will be filled with amazing dances, guest performances, and delicious food all to showcase the different and diverse cultures within Wazobia. Music Activities 
Sisters Divided by Bars, United by Love 4/23/16 10:00 AM La Salle University This event will give you the opportunity to hear from experts in the fields of Criminal Justice and Sociology, our community partners, and even some of the women from SRH who will speak of the hardships and injustices faced when working to transition back into their communities.  Sophomore Service Learning Community
“Stories Untold: African Migrants in Italy & Our Role in the Migrant Crisis” 4/23/16 3:00 PM Black Box Studion Communication Department Garey Hall Crosscurrent Pictures will host a conference titled Stories Untold: African Migrants in Italy and Our Role in the “Migration Crisis". The event will feature presentations from Italian professors, students, and activists about the integration of African migrants, Italy's attitudes toward migration. Communication Department