Beyond Ideas was designed to educate and excite students about entrepreneurship, and teach them concrete skills that will assist in turning their ideas into reality. The program was created specifically for Villanova students to introduce the fundamental concepts and skill sets critical to entrepreneurial success.
Villanova's Cultural Film & Lecture Series (CFS), is run by a committee comprised of faculty, administrators, staff and students. Twenty films per year are shown, and an equal number of lectures/discussions are given. The series is supported through ticket sales and a budget which is allocated by the university's Student Development office, co-sponsor of the series with the Communication Department.
One Book Villanova is a campus-wide effort spanning the academic year that presents to the university a book worthy of close reading, discussion, course adoption, and the stimulation of dialog among all members of the campus community.
The St. Thomas of Villanova Celebration takes place each fall, where the Villanova community begins the academic year with a celebration honoring St. Thomas of Villanova, the 16th-century Augustinian bishop of Valencia, Spain, and patron of the University. This tradition will continue in September 2011 with four days of special events.