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
by Wes Moore
One Book Villanova is pleased to announce its 2014-2015 selection--The Other Wes Moore, by author Wes Moore.
The committee is excited to announce that author Wes Moore came to campus as part of the annual St. Thomas of Villanova Day celebration and addressed the Villanova community on Thursday, September 25, 2014, at 7pm in the Pavilion. 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.
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 received the book before they left for the summer, while incoming first–year students were mailed a copy this summer. Interested parents, faculty, staff, grad students and friends can purchase the book for $6 using our online order form or stop by Center for Multicultural Affairs to purchase a copy.
For more information, contact the One Book Villanova Committee Co-Chairs: Terry Nance and Tom Mogan