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 Time Location  Brief 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
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 Interfaith Human Library 10/19/16 5:30 PM Falvey - 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
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
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
Talk & Book Signing with Author Dr. Crystal J. Lucky: “Rev. Charlotte Riley and the Image of Black Women's Piety” 10/20/16 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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