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 Start Date  Start Time Location of Event Brief Description of Event Sponsor(s)
From Star Gazing to Sustainability 1/27/2015 4:30 PM tba [URL deleted.] College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Departments of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Biology, Chemistry, Geography and the Environment, and the Center for Energy and Environmental Education
Où est Charlie?  A conversation about the recent events in Paris, for the entire university community. 1/29/2015 5:30 PM Falvey Memorial Library, Speakers' Corner Faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in an open conversation about the recent events in Paris. 

Following brief remarks by several members of the faculty, the moderated forum will be open to all.
Organized by the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies and  the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures’ program  in French and Francophone Studies
Two Nights of One Acts 1/30/2015 8:00 PM St. Mary's Auditorium  Villanova Student Theatre is proud to announce two nights of one-acts (and monologues). Come see a variety of short scenes written , directed, and performed by Villanova students. A few works by professional playwrights also will be featured. Come see what VST has in store for you! Office of Music Activities
Asian Expo 1/31/2015 6:00 PM Villanova Room Asian Expo is a Cultural performance that showcase various aspects of Asian culture from food, dance, music, clothing and etc.  It provides a stage for many students of diverse Asian heritage to present the culture they bring with them to the Villanova community.    Asian Student Association
ACV Presents: Coming to America Fashion Show 2/7/2015 7:00 PM The Villanova Room This is an annual event where we choose an organization to donate the proceeds to. This year we are donating clothing to Project Home, which is a multifaceted organization that provides services for individuals and families who are homeless. Student Development
Black History Month lecture featuring Saladin Ambar, PhD 2/9/2015 4:30 PM Falvey Memorial Library-Speakers' Corner Annual Black History Month lecture featuring Saladin Ambar, PhD, assistant professor of political science, Lehigh University. Dr. Ambar will be presenting a talk titled "Malcolm X's Legacy at 50: Lessons for Today." Africana Studies Program, Falvey Memorial Library
The Seven Big Myths about Marriage 2/11/2015 4:30 PM Driscoll 134 Christopher Kaczor, Philosophy Department, Loyola-Marymount University, will give a lecture based on his recently published book: The Seven Big Myths about Marriage: What Science, Faith and Philosophy can teach us about Love and Happiness."   Ethics, Office of Mission & Ministry, Phiilosophy
Make It Plain: Malcolm X  - CPJE Spring Film Series   2/11/2015 6:00 PM Bartley 1011 Make It Plain: Malcolm X  - CPJE Spring Film Series              
This video chronicles his life and progression through 3 different identities.  A panel of members of the Villanova community will comment on the impact Malcolm X has had on their lives.
Center for Peace and Justice Education, Africana Studies
Spanish in the U.S.: Myths and Realities 2/12/2015 3:00 PM SAC 300 Lecture by KIM POTOWSKI, University of Illinois at Chicago
Spanish in the U.S.: Myths and Realities*
The Department of Romance Languages
The History of Academic Computing 2/12/2015 4:30 PM Driscoll 134 Computing moved from a fringe activity to a central part of academic life in just 50 years. Timesharing, distributed computing, email, national networks, and the web are direct descendants of systems that universities and scientific researchers built.  Dr. Arms will describe the development years. Villanova Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and the Dept of Computing Sciences
Father Bill Atkinson Humanitarian Award: Eric LeGrand 2/12/2015 7:00 PM Villanova Room Annual FBA Humanitarian Award.  This event has been approved every year for the ACS program.  This year our recipient is Eric LeGrand.  In 2010 while playing football for Rutgers Eric broke his neck and now lives as a quadraplegic and faces all challenges life throws at him.  Office of Disability Services
The Role of the Library in the Digital Age 2/13/2015 11:00 AM Speaker's Corner - Liabrary Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar William Arms will discuss innovations that have changed traditional views of libraries. Transitioning from physical to digital materials, computer techniques such as automated indexing, natural language processing, and machine learning will be covered.   Phi Beta Kappa of Villanova and Dept. of Computing Sciences
 "Maiz y el Pais: Political Violence in Mexico and Corn's Lessons for Justice" 2/16/2015 4:00 PM SAC 300   Luz Rivera, Mexico Solidarity Network,                              
 will speak on state-sponsored political violence in Mexico and how corn is an inspiration for the struggle for autonomy and dignity.                                        


Center for Peace and Justice Education
Medication Safety: Empowering Nurses Beyond the Five Rights 2/17/2015 5:30 PM Driscoll Hall Auditorium An industry expert Susan Paparella, MSN, RN, has directed and performed onsite medication safety risk assessments and root cause analyses for hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada. She is vice-president of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices. College of Nursing
Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along presented by Villanova Student Musical Theatre 2/17/2015 8:00 PM Saint Mary's Theatre on West Campus Villanova Student Musical Theatre's winter musical is Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along. The production runs February 17th through 21st at 8:00 PM with an additional 2 PM matinee on February 21st in the Saint Mary's Hall Theatre. Tickets for students are $7 ($6 in advance) and $10 for adults. Office of Music Activities
Scholarship@Villanova Lecture featuring Megan Quigley, PhD 2/18/2015 2:30 PM Room 205, Falvey Memorial Library Join us as Megan Quigley, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of English, speaks about her book, entitled Modernist Fiction and Vagueness: Philosophy, Form, and Language (forthcoming from Cambridge University Press). Falvey Memorial Library
Candy Chang: Innovate and Ignite Change 2/19/2015 6:00 PM Jake Nevin Fieldhouse Candy Chang, an internationally-known artist, uses public space for interactive installments. Her projects call for emotional stimulation, civic engagement, & revelations of lifelong aspirations. Part of VSB week 2015.  Villanova School of Business
How to ‘Read’ a Painting: Art and Culture in Spain (1550-1700) 2/19/2015 3:00 PM Garey Hall Events Room Lecture by MIGUEL HERMOSO, Universidad Complutense The Department of Romance Languages
Literary Festival Lecture featuring Bruce Smith 2/19/2015 7:00 PM Speakers' Corner, Falvey Memorial Library Join us for a poetry reading and talk given by Bruce Smith, the author of several books of poems, including The Other Lover (2000), a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. He will be reading selections from his collection entitled Devotions.  Falvey Memorial Library & the Department of English
Clean Air Standards: how air pollution impacts health and how you can support healthy air protections 2/19/2015 5:30 PM Driscoll 132 A discussion of common air pollutants and how they impact our health with a particular focus on vulnerable populations. This will be followed by a discussion of proposed clean air standards and how individuals can get involved in advocacy and support of clean air acts.   Nursing Without Borders
Prepare Today for a Better Tomorrow 2/19/2015 6:30 PM Garey B05 This is a panel discussion with various professionals with a theme of individual journey. Each panelist will discuss their journey from college majors to pursuing their own truth, using academics to reach their current position. During the session we will uncover elements of unitas and caritas. The Edward Collymore Senior Honor Society; Africana Studies
The Vagina Monologues 2/24/2015 8:00 PM Driscoll Auditorium This production of Eve Ensler's play will include Villanova students and faculty. Through a series of monologues the play explores all aspects of female experience, from sexual assault and domestic abuse to love and body acceptance. Gender and Women's Studies
Villanova Irish Dance Showcase 3/11/2015 7:00 PM Villanova Cinema The Villanova Irish Dance Team will be putting on their annual showcase to display their talents and Irish heritage Music Activities
Silent Movement 3/12/2015 4:00 PM Villanova Room Questions such as, "Do you feel like you had more than enough, just enough, or less than enough growing up?" will be asked to the group. The participant’s answer to the question decides where the participant will walk. Afterwards, will look to see how the group split up. Association for Change and Transformation
Eastern Performance Festival 3/13/2015 5:30 PM Garey Studio A festival of solo performance featuring faculty and students from Villanova and regional colleges including Emerson College, Ithaca College and Monmouth University. Communication Department
Service: When Women Come Marching Home (CPJE Film Series) 3/16/2015 4:30 PM Bartley 1011 This film focuses on the lives of 7 female veterans who struggle to transition back into civilian life after returning home from fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, often without adequate services or support for their serious injuries and trauma. Center for Peace and Justice Education
Boko Haram: Why Nobody Wants to Talk About Them 3/16/2015 6:00 PM Corr Hall Lounge Our guest speaker will be Dr. Olukunle Owolabi who will discuss background on the issues surrounding ideological Islamic extremism in Africa and facilitate a discussion. The event will focus on the differences and fixation towards Charlie Hebdo and the take over by Boko Haram of sections of Nigeria. Center for Peace And Justice Education, African Caribbean Villanovans, Africana Studies, Global Interdisciplinary Studies, Center for Arab and Islamic Studies, Political Science
Nova Feis: Film Viewing  3/16/2015 4:00 PM Falvey Memorial Library, Room 204 The film, War of the Buttons, will be screened as part of the Irish Studies’ Programs’ St. Patrick’s Week festivities. Irish Studies Program, Falvey Memorial Library
Dante and the New World 3/16/2015 4:00 PM Falvey Memorial Library Lecture by Dr. Mary Watt (University of Florida). This is the final lecture in the series, "750 Years Later, Dante in Our World." Romance Languages and Literature
Nova Feis: Reception & Reading by Claire Kilroy  3/17/2015 6:00 PM President's Lounge & Cinema, Connelly Center Irish novelist Claire Kilroy, Charles A. Heimbold, Jr. Chair for Irish Studies, will give a public reading on St. Patrick's Day. The Charles A. Heimbold, Jr. Chair of Irish Studies is held in the spring semester of each academic year by a distinguished Irish writer.  Irish Studies Program, Falvey Memorial Library
C.S. Lewis: Why He is Relevant to Us Today 3/17/2015 4:30 PM Villanova Cinema Dr. Brown, Professor of English at Asbury University, teaches a course on Lewis and Tolkien. Among his books are Tolkien: How an Obscure Oxford Professor Wrote The Hobbit and Became the Most Beloved Author of the Century (2014); and, A Life Observed: A Spiritual Biography of C. S. Lewis (2013). Office for Mission and Ministry
What Does Accountable Care Really Mean? 3/18/2015 5:30 PM Driscoll Hall Auditorium Denise Fessler, MSN, RN, CMAC, has a long and distinguished career in the health insurance industry and has been lauded for her mastery of critical issues and leadership in promoting innovative clinical programs designed to improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of health care.  College of Nursing
GWS across the Disciplines and the Professions 3/18/2015 6:00 PM radnor St david's room A panel discussion with four Villanova faculty from Communication, Psychology, Business and Engineering about the relevance of awareness of gender issues in these disciplines and professions. Gender and Women's Studies
Today's Homeless- Mistaken and Misunderstood 3/18/2015 4:30 PM Bartley 1001 Dr. Jennifer Joyce will be discussing homelessness as part of the ACT Speaker series. Homelessness and those who experience homelessness are often misunderstood.  Dr. Joyce, through lecture and activities, will clear up these misunderstandings.  Association for Change and Transformation
"Faith and Service" lecture 3/19/2015 7:00 PM St. Thomas of Villanova Church Jim Ziolkowski, Founder, President and CEO of buildOn ,a non-profit organization that builds schools in developing countries, will be speaking on "Faith and Service". He is also the author of Walk In Their Shoes: Can One Person Change the World?  VU Campus Ministry
Nova Feis: Lecture featuring Eoin Mc Evoy, visiting Fulbright Scholar 3/19/2015 5:00 PM Falvey Memorial Library, Speakers' Corner Eoin Mc Evoy, visiting Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant from the University College, Dublin, will be giving a lecture “Gaelic Yesterday and Today: Tracing the Irish Language through History” as part of Irish Studies’ St. Patrick’s Week festivities.  Irish Studies Program, Falvey Memorial Library
"El Estudiante"  3/19/2015 6:15 PM Corr Lounge  Movie screening of "El Estudiante",A 2009 Mexican film that depicts the story of a 70 year old man called Chano, who decides to go to university despite his age.  Villanovans for Life 
The Ward: Race and Class in DuBois’ 7th Ward 3/20/2015 2:00 PM Falvey Memorial Library, Room 204 Amy Hillier, PhD, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania. will be presenting a talk titled “The Ward: Race and Class in Du Bois’ 7th Ward.” Falvey Memorial Library, Philosophy Department
Public Lecture by Prof. Steve Fuller (Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology, University of Warwick UK): Transhumanism as an Updated Version of Humanity’s Divine Image 3/23/2015 4:30 PM CEER 001 This talk argues for a version of transhumanism (or ‘Humanity 2.0’) that is continuous with aspirations common to both Christian theology and modern science, which are traceable to the exceptional status of our species as having been created ‘in the image and likeness of God’. Department of Philosophy, Ethics Program, Villanova Center for Liberal Education
der Bestrafte Brudermord 3/23/2015 7:30 PM Villanova Cinema Villanova hosts an award-winning, original-practices puppet-show production of der Bestrafte Brudermord, the mysterious slapstick Hamlet found in an 18th c. German manuscript. A&S, English, Honors, Theatre, UPenn
Scholarship@Villanova/ Endowed Chair Lecture featuring Helene Moriarty, PhD, RN 3/24/2015 2:30 PM Room 204, Falvey Memorial Library Helene Moriarty, PhD, RN, will talk about her research at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center and share findings from an intervention study that evaluates the impact of an innovative in-home intervention for veterans with traumatic brain injury. Falvey Memorial Library
When Wealthy People Become Thieves: Christianity's Treatment of Superfluous Goods 3/24/2015 4:00 PM Bartley 1011 Dr. Brian Matz, The Patricia H. Imbesi Saint Augustine Fellow

This lecture ranges from classical antiquity's distinction between the use and the ownership of goods, to early Christian views on particular kinds of superfluous goods, and to contemporary Christianity's concern with economic justice.
The Augustinian Institute
“Solidarity, Romero, and Today's Movement for Immigrant Justice” 3/24/2015 7:00 PM Bartley 2001 Lecgture by Peter Pedemonti
Co-Founder and Director of New Sanctuary Movement
Center for Peace and Justice Education
VST Presents "Noises Off"  3/24/2015 8:00 PM St. Mary's Auditorium  VST is proud to present Noises Off. This award-winning play about a play follows the cast of the hilariously disastrous production of Nothing’s On. Onstage and offstage intrigue, slamming doors, and sardines has earned this show the title of “funniest farce ever written.” Come laugh with us! Office of Music Activities
Social Identity at Work 3/25/2015 5:30 PM Villanova Room, Connelly Center The Career Center and Center for Multicultural Affairs present the 2015 Diversity in the Workplace Panel.  A panel discussion with professionals from diverse backgrounds will focus on various challenges of diversity in the workplace. A reception will follow. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. The Career Center and the Center for Multicultural Affairs 
Treating Cancer and Other Serious Illness:  What Everyone Needs to Know About Bone Marrow Transplants. 3/25/2015 5:45 PM Bartley 1011 The partnership between SNAP and Football helps to create this awareness and life saving opportunity each year. Cindy Schmus, our presenter, is an expert in bone marrow transplants and pediatric oncology at CHOP. SNAP, College of Nursing, Athletics
What's Gender Got to Do with It? The Impact of Gender on Your Life at Villanova 3/26/2015 4:30 PM Bartley 1001 A talk about gender with regard to women and men and what that means for students and faculty at Villanova.  Talk led by Dr. Katina Sawyer Association for Change and Transformation
Keynote: Elizabeth Cady Stanton Research Conference 3/26/2015 12:00 AM TBD Dr. Lauren Berlant is the author of of a series of groundbreaking works on the politics of affect and emotion, including "Cruel Optimism" (2011) and "Sex, or the Unbearable" (2014). Gender and Women's Studies Program
Journey of the Universe 3/26/2015 4:30 PM Connelly Cinema The movie takes us on an exhilarating trek through time and space, sharing a wondrous view of cosmic evolution as a process based on immense creativity, connection, and interdependence – offering us  a sense of wonder at the mystery, complexity and connectivity from the beginning of time. Peace and Justice, Office of Ministry and Mission, Environmental Sciences and Studies, Geography, Theology Dept
David Tuck: Holocaust Survivor and Witness to History 3/26/2015 4:30 PM VLS Room 101 (Lawrence E. Hirsch Grand Classroom) Join speaker David Tuck, Holocaust survivor, and learn of his
unique encounters within the history of the Holocaust.
Co-sponsored by Jewish Law Student Association (JLSA),  VLS Student Bar Association, Villanova Hillel, VLS Inclusiveness Committee and Mission and Ministry
The Dignity of Being Different: Interreligious Dialogue and Civic Engagement in Lebanese Society 3/26/2015 11:00 AM St. Rita Hall Community Room Prof. Ziad Fahed, Notre Dame University, Lebanon, founder of the NGO “Dialogue for Life and Reconciliation.”  He will speak about the DLR’s model for interfaith bridge-building and its relevance for religious conflict throughout the Middle East. Campus Ministry, Center for Arab and Islamic Studies
The Mask You Live In & All Male Panel Discussion  4/8/2015 6:00 PM Driscoll Auditorium The Mask You Live In is a documentary that follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Students will get to view the documentary and participate in an all-male panel discussion. The Office of Health Promotion, Gender and Women’s Studies, Center for Peace and Justice
Villanova Voices & Singers Spring Concert  4/11/2015 2:00 PM St. Mary's Chapel  The Villanova Singers & the Villanova Voices will be preforming their their spring concert.  Music Activities, Voices, Singers, Haveners, Spires
Protests and Parties: Making Sense of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil 4/13/2015 4:00 PM Driscoll Hall 132 Why did hosting the World Cup trigger protests in soccer-mad Brazil?  Were the issues forgotten once the games began?  Dr. Bruno Carvalho of Princeton University will help us make sense of the protests, politics, and parties surrounding the 2014 games and foreshadowing the Summer Olympics in 2016. Romance Languages & Literatures; Latin American Studies
As Seen Through These Eyes (CPJE Film Series 4/13/2015 4:30 PM Bartley 1011 This film presents the artwork made by victims and survivors of the Holocaust as they strive to express the horrors of what they experiences but about which they could not speak.  Narrated by Maya Angelou and discussion led by Dr. Sherry Bowen (Communication) Center for Peace and Justice Education
Scholarship@Villanova Lecture featuring Lisa Sewell, PhD 4/14/2015 4:30 PM Room 205, Falvey Memorial Library Lisa Sewell, PhD, associate professor of English and co-director of the Gender and Women's Studies Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will read from and discuss her newly published collection of poetry, Impossible Object. A book sale and signing will follow the lecture. Falvey Memorial Library
The Threepenny Opera 4/14-26/2015 8:00 PM Vasey Theater A masterpiece of modern theater, Bertolt Brecht's biting critique of capitalism explodes with colorful characters, gritty London streetscapes, and toe-tapping tunes like "The Ballad of Mack the Knife" and "Pirate Jenny." Vasey Theater
Bolivia: Identity Politics in a Plurinational State 4/15/2015 5:00 PM SAC 300 A panel discussion of 3 renown specialists about Bolivia's plurinational identity at the 3rd term of Bolivia's Indigenous president. Particular emphasis will be placed on the synchretism of Bolivia's Catholic tradition and indigenous worldview. Cultural Studies
The Sciences of Emergent Complexity: Evolutionary Emergence of Body, Mind, and Spirituality 4/15/2015 3:30 PM Driscoll Hall Auditorium This Lamb Lecture explores the new sciences of emergent complexity. The study of the cosmos shows the need for developing new tools of explanation.

Philip Clayton
Claremont School of Theology
The Augustinian Institute
A Day in the Life of an Ebola Treatment Center 4/15/2015 5:30 PM Driscoll Auditorium  Ran a Liberian Ebola center in the fall of 2014 describes working in harsh conditions to fight Ebola: highlights role of outsider working with Liberians and how the role enabled her to do things that the Liberians were not able to accomplish. CoN Center for Global & Public Health
2015 Freshman Match Research Program final presentations 4/17/2015 1:30 PM Connelly Center, Villanova Room CURF presents the Villanova Match Research Program, which provides opportunities for first year students to pursue undergraduate research in the Spring semester. Freshman Match students will give short presentations on their projects and speak of their experiences conducting research at Villanova. CURF
Wazobia African Dance Company Presents: Diaspora 4/18/2015 7:00 PM St. Mary's Auditorium  The Wazobia African Dance Company’s Annual Showcase will present traditional and modern African dances that integrate Hip-Hop and Step. The event features guest performances and African cuisine. Tickets will be sold on Villanova Tix for $8 from April 13th-April 17th or be bought for $10 at the show. Wazobia African Dance Company & Music Activities Office 
SAMOSA's Holi 4/19/2015 3:00 AM Sheehan Beach Holi is a South Asian festival in the spring also known as the festival of colors. It is an ancient Hindu religious festival, which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities. Color is thrown on one-another for the celebration of love.  Student Development
Jim Ziolkowski speaking on "Faith and Service" rescheduled 4/20/2015 7:00 PM St. Thomas of Villanova Church Jim Ziolkowski is Founder, President and CEO of BuildOn, a non-profit organization that builds schools in developing countries. He will be speaking on the theme of "Faith and Service". Campus Ministry
2015 Spring Research Expo 4/20-24/2015 11:00 AM Various locations Please see CURF website for details on specific events throughout the week. Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships
Apparition of the Eternal Church (film) 4/20/2015 7:00 PM Connelly Cinema Apparition of the Eternal Church (2006, 52 min.) is an experimental documentary feature that captures the responses of 31 mostly nonreligious artists to the apocalyptic organ music of Olivier Messiaen. Paul Festa, the director of the film, will be at the screening for a Q&A afterward. Cultural Film Series, Department of Philosophy, English Department, Peace and Justice
Carolyn Duran: INTEL Corporation  4/21/2015 6:00 PM Driscoll 132 Carolyn Duran is the conflict minerals program manager and supply chain director at Intel Corporation. Within her role,Carolyn oversees Intel’s conflict-free work, including the company’s recent milestone that it is now manufacturing and
shipping conflict-free microprocessors. .
Earth Day, CPJE, Student Development, Environmental Science, VSB
Why do I have to come out? A talk on heteronormativity on campus 4/21/2015 8:00 PM Tolentine 215  The talk is meant to shed a light on the struggle that LGBTQ+ students face concerning heteronormativity on this campus and hopefully provoke dialogue on the matter. The Association for Change and Transformation(ACT), and VU Pride/ Gay Straight Coalition
Preventing Sexual Violence on Campus 4/21/2015 6:00 PM Bartley 038 Guest Speaker, Cadice Linehan, from the Delaware County Women Against Rape, will be discussing sexual violence on college campuses, and advice students on how to raise awareness and how to prevent sexual violence from occurring on college campuses.  Psychology Department 
Open Mic Poetry Reading & Arthology Celebration 4/22/2015 12:00 PM Falvey Memorial Library, Speakers' Corner Members of the University community will share original work and favorite poems.This event will also feature the release party of Arthology, one of Villanova University's student art-literary magazines. English Department, Falvey Memorial Library
Earth Day Keynote: "The Politicization of Climate Change" 4/22/2015 5:00 PM Connelly Cinema Dr. Ben Horton (Rutgers) will briefly outline his research on sea-level rise and the process of conducting science. Dr. Horton will be joined by Dr. Paul Rosier (Villanova) and Dr. Susan Stein (an expert on the public perception of science and science journalism). The Office of the President, The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, The President’s Environmental Sustainability Committee, Falvey Library, Dining Services, Villanova Center for Liberal Education, Maintenance and Grounds, and the departments of Biology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geography and the Environment, and History
Flamenco: an Eternal Journey between Dispersion and Absence 4/23/2015 3:00 PM Garey Hall Events Room Lecture by FRANCISCO DE LA ROSA, UNED Paris The Department of Romance Languages
Not In Our House?: Violence Against the LGBQ Community 4/23/2015 4:00 PM Dougherty East Lounge This panel will focus on anti-gay violence, in the Philadelphia area in particular. Panelists will include a legal expert, the direct of a support agency, a Theology professor and Villanova students and alumni. Gender and Women's Studies
Panel Discussion: Solutions to Climate Change 4/23/2015 10:00 AM Falvey Speaker's Corner Join a panel of experts in a discussion focused on solutions to climate change. Panelists whose careers are focused on working towards a solution to some aspect of climate change will discuss the work they do. Questions and debate between panelists and the audience is encouraged.  The Office of the President, The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, The President’s Environmental Sustainability Committee, Falvey Library, Dining Services, Villanova Center for Liberal Education, Maintenance and Grounds, and the departments of Biology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geography and the Environment, and History
Campus Climate March: Ignite Change, Not the Planet 4/23/2015 4:30 PM Campus Green (grassy area between Cor Hall and Alumni Hall) Please join us as we march around the Villanova Campus to demonstrate our commitment to addressing Climate Change. Hear speaker Ted Miles of CRS aswell as speakers from each of the Villanova Colleges share their perspectives on the importance of taking action to protect our planet.  Villanova Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassadors
VSMT presents College: the Musical 4/23-25/2015 8:00 PM Saint Mary's Hall Theatre on West Campus Villanova Student Musical Theatre presents College: the Musical, a musical about the twelve people you meet in college on April 23rd at 8 PM, April 24th at 8 PM and 11:59 PM, and April 25th at 8 PM. Written by: Drew Fornarola and Scott Elmegreen. Office of Music Activities
Violence in the Home 4/23/2015 7:30 PM Tolentine Hall, 215 Will teach students about violence in the home against women, men, and children. Will watch a film on the topic and a presentation. Will provided with ways to raise awareness and help cause change. They will also be given the opportunity to write positive messages to victims of domestic violence.  Department of Psychology
2015 Falvey Scholars Awards Presentation and Reception Ceremony 4/24/2015 9:00 AM Falvey Memorial Library, Room 205 Falvey Scholars award recipients from all 5 colleges will be recognized for their outstanding undergraduate research and will give short presentations on the content and findings of the research involved in the writing of the thesis or creation of the project report.  Center for Undergraduate Research, Falvey Memorial Library, the Honors Program, Sigma Xi
Villanova Pops Orchestra Spring Concert 4/25/2015 3:00 PM Saint Mary's Chapel This spring concert will showcase some of the Villanova Pop Orchestra's newest selections and will demonstrate a variety of musical styles and instruments. This concert's pieces include a patriotic medley and jazz selections which are representative of the mix of culture that is uniquely American. Villanova Office of Music Activities
#DareToUnderstandISLAM: A Religious Minority @ Villanova 4/28/2015 5:00 PM Connelly Cinema Learn about the Anti-Islamic ads posted by SEPTA on transportation on and around campus, and how these ads affect the Muslims at Villanova. Will also give the Muslim Student Association a platform for their voices to be heard about this issue and others involved with being a religious minority.  Muslim Student Association, Campus Ministry, Arab and Islamic Studies, CMA, and Student Development/ACT
Unicef Film Screening 4/29/2015 6:30 PM Connelly Cinema Screening of the film "Mary and Martha,” about two women who lose their sons to malaria, and afterwards dedicate their lives helping others affected by the disease. There will be a brief discussion about Malaria, and how it affects children around the world, and how Villanova can get involved. Villanova UNICEF Campus Initiative, Student Nurses' Association of PA, Center for Peace and Justice
Sustainable Solutions Summit 4/30/2015 5:30 PM Driscoll Auditorium This is a conference hosted by the Social Justice Documentary class. Topics covered will include public-private partnerships, the systemic injustices experienced in Costa Rica, and Latin American affairs. There will be a keynote speaker, panel discussion, Q&A section, app unveiling, and refreshments Communication Department, No Trace Films