Connections Newsletter

Volume #21 - Fall 2009

Did You Know?

Villanova University hosts and sponsors a wide range of events and professional groups including...

Learning Opportunities

Many professional certification programs are offered through the Office of Continuing Studies which works with associations to provide relevant courses employing industry standards.  Our newest programs include the certificate in Global Human Resources in Center City and a certificate for payroll professionals.  Some courses begin very soon and others are offered throughout the semester, such as the weekend Project Management courses. Call 610-519-4310 for details on these public offerings or to request an on-site educational program.

The division of Part-Time Studies (PTS) serves adult students who want courses to earn college credit. Students can choose accelerated courses starting mid-semester or traditional or on-line courses which lead to certificates and degrees, such as our newest degree in Media and Technology.  Contact 610-519-4300 or visit www.villanovafits.com for more information.

The College of Nursing offers the Health and Human Values lecture series which begins on September 10th with a presentation on the Swine Flu. For more information about the lectures,directions, or to be added to the mailing list, call (610) 519-4900. Additionally, the College of Nursing provides non-credit certificates including these upcoming courses.

Career/Recruiting

The University Career Services Office helps employers connect to students in a variety of ways, including on-line recruiting.  Their next Career Fair will be on September 16th and will be followed by an event for recruiting nurses on December 2nd.

If you are job hunting, Villanova hosts the career group,www.mycareertransitons.com which offers free career tips and networking for professionals. They meet on the 2nd Saturday of the month at Villanova University. Please pre-register.

Open House and Information Sessions

The Graduate and Part-time Undergraduate Open House will be held on October 20th. All colleges will participate. Attendees can speak with faculty, attend seminars and will receive an application fee waiver.

VSB has launched a new site for the MBA program in Center City Philadelphia. Why not find out more about one of the country's best business schools and our MBA programs (voted #11 in the nation)?  TheFall Information Sessions will be held September 10 & 16, October 7 & 14 and November 18.

News

The Fall Cultural Film Series begins with  Price of Life, a documentary, filmed by a group of undergraduate Villanova students. It depicts the transformation of a Philadelphia ex-offender into a leader of community change and a spokesperson for the National Comprehensive Center for Fathers. 

Villanova ranked among top colleges nationally for educational quality, value, Engineering Programs, Learning Communities, and Teaching. Villanova University has again placed #1 in the North Region/Master’s category in the US News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” rankings...more

Villanova Theatre proudly announces its 2009-2010 season.  Productions include: The Zoo Story -- September 22 – October 4, 2009; As You Like It -- November 10 – 22 ; Medea -- February 2 – 14, 2010; and Annie Get Your Gun -- March 23 – 28 and April 6-18. Subscriptions may be ordered by calling the Box Office at 610-519-7474.

With the help of students in the College of Engineering, an 80-year-old dormitory has been renovated to become the University’s first green dorm. The installation of the campus’ first geothermal well was a key step in that process. The ground source heat pump system will support a portion of the building’s heating and cooling and provide learning and research opportunities for faculty and students. For more on Villanova’s sustainability commitment visit: www.villanova.edu/sustainability

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External Groups

We encourage your involvement in  professional groups.  Please check out our links to area associations and their upcoming meetings.