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One Book Villanova Celebrates Our 10th Anniversary

During the 2014-2105 academic year, Villanova University will celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of the One Book Villanova program. Over the past ten years this program has brought the Villanova community to Afghanistan, North Carolina, Rwanda, New York City, Teheran, West Point, Seattle, Nepal, Chicago, and now to Baltimore.  St. Augustine once observed that “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”  The journey through the books selected as a part of the One Book Villanova program have done more than just taken the Villanova community to different parts of the world.  These works have allowed us to explore our humanity, our ability to empathize with the sufferings of others and our willingness to engage in hard truths about ourselves.  The goal of One Book Villanova has always been to draw the Villanova community even more tightly together as we journey through the continuous adventure of a book. 

The Other Wes Moore

The Other Wes Moore
by Wes Moore

One Book Villanova is pleased to announce its 2014-2015 selection--The Other Wes Moore, by author Wes Moore. The Book Rollout will take place this coming Tuesday, April 29th from 11:00am-3:00pm at the Oreo/Kennedy Ellipse. All current freshmen, sophomore, and junior students will be able to receive a free copy of the book. Those not able to make it to the rollout can receive their copy of the book by visiting the Office of Student Development (Rm 214/217 Dougherty Hall) or The Office for Multicultural Affairs (102 Dougherty Hall) anytime during normal business hours. Books will also be distributed at the End of the Semester Dinner in the Dining Halls on Thursday, May 1st.

The One Book Villanova committee has changed the format and the timing of the program for the Tenth Anniversary. All current first-year students, sophomores and juniors will receive the book before they leave for the summer, while incoming first–year students will be mailed a copy this summer. The committee is also excited to announce that author Wes Moore will be coming to campus as part of the annual St. Thomas of Villanova Day celebration. Moore will be here to address the Villanova community on Thursday, September 25, 2014, at 7pm in the Villanova Room. In addition, the One Book Committee is currently planning a series of programs throughout the academic year in support of the book and the Tenth Anniversary. All of the details surrounding this day and other programming will be posted on this website.


For more information, contact the One Book Villanova Committee Co-Chairs: Terry Nance and Tom Mogan

10th Anniversary One Book Logo

Author's Visit: Thursday, Sept 25

Wes Moore