Italian Club

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Welcome to Villanova University's Italian Club! If you are a student  interested in joining the club, please contact an officer (see list of officers). This site was created to give current and future members aplace to check in and see what we are up to! It is updated frequently so please check back soon!

Our Mission

The Italian Club of Villanova University seeks to promote the Italian culture, unite students, and supplement classroom experiences.

Officers' Message

"Villanova's Italian Club is a student organization based on the appreciation of Italian culture. The club is open to students of anyheritage. Events to promote the club include: entertainment in the form of trips to opera performances in NYC and Philadelphia, food in the form of Italian dinners featuring wonderful music and authentic foods and sports in the form of bocce (our first tournament was held in Fall 2001). We also work closely with the multicultural organizations tohelp foster community and understanding across the Villanova campus. As officers of the club, we welcome and encourage any suggestions for next year's activities."

Administration

President: Carmine Berardi
Co-Vice Presidents of Activities: Erica Bruno and Maria Tempera
Co-Vice Presidents of Trips: Stephen Ramsey and Brian Sheridan
Co-Vice Presidents of Student Involvement: Lauren Pedicini & Adam Lupisella
Sec./Treasurer: Gabriella Pettinelli

Regular Activities and Upcoming Events 2012-2013

September 11 @ 6:00pm
"Meet and Greet" Event.  First Italian Club Meeting of the school year.

September 22
Villanova Day of Service. 

October 1 @ 4:00 pm West Lounge
Italian Club Festival

October 8-10 11:30-2:30 Cannoli Sale in front of Connelly Center

October 30 beginning at 10 AM in the First Floor Lounge of Falvey Library
Italian Club will join other campus clubs, organizations, departments and Falvey Library in participation of  "Dante's Adventures:  A Marathon Reading".

December
End of the semester party

February 18 Carnevale: The Italian Club students perform a traditional folk dance, sing traditional songs, and learn bout the history of Carnevale.

March 23 Opera trip to the Met to see "Otello".

April  End of the year party.

Soccerkix Opportunity

Antonio Saviano, the founder of Soccerkix, which is affiliated with Italian Professional Soccer Teams, wanted to offer the following opportunity: "Every year Soccerkix takes players and teams to Italy for training andlanguage and cultural experience. If you would like any more information on this, please read this press article about Soccerkix or you can visit the website.

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Advisor's Message

— Dr. Gaetano Pastore
Italian Club Advisor &
Professor of Italian

"The Italian Club of VillanovaUniversity is open for membership to all students who have an interestin the Italian language and culture, and wish to share their interestwith fellow members. The Club provides cultural and social activitiesaimed at promoting awareness of the rich heritage of Italy in allfields of human endeavor and its officers are in constant contact withme.

 

Specifically, I view the Club as anextension of the classroom that aims at supplementing the classroomexperience and exposing the entire Villanova community to a variety ofsocio cultural activities, such as special lectures, field trips,conversation tables, film viewing, and dinner dances."

 

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