Dear Friend of the College,
Welcome to the February 2012 e-newsletter for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Inside A&S. I hope that you have settled into the spring semester, which brings with it a host of special events and activities designed to enrich our students' intellectual and cultural experiences both in and out of the classroom.
I am happy to let you know that I will maintain open "office hours" in the Dean's Office Conference Room, first floor of the St. Augustine Center for the Liberal Arts, each week on Mondays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. Please feel free to drop by and share your thoughts with me; bring your questions, ideas, complaints, or even compliments. I look forward to seeing you there.
Falvey Memorial Library has opened its Learning Commons on its second floor, which now is home to the Research Support librarians, Learning Support Services, the Mathematics Learning Resource Center, and the Writing Center. Consolidating important student services like these will help our students better reach their academic goals.
Villanova Theatre presents Museum Feb. 7-19. Performances run Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Faculty and staff tickets are $11 and FREE on Tuesdays. You can learn more about the performances here. Also, be sure to click here to learn more "behind the scenes" information. Here is a small teaser: This production will feature an exhibit of original artwork and a cast of 41 actors, ranging in age from 18-76.
In addition, the Department of English continues to host the annual Literary Fesitval. This month, poets C.D. Wright and Juan Felipe Herrera visit campus to read and discuss their work. You'll read more about the Literary Festival in this issue of Inside A&S.
I wish you a productive and enjoyable semester, and encourage you and our students to engage in the many wonderful activities happening on our vibrant campus.