Friday's Event Schedule for Parents' Weekend

Friday, September 20, 2013

Time & Location


12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Presidents Lounge Connelly Center

Parents Weekend Information Center

Stop by the Parents Weekend Information Center in the President's Lounge for information on Philadelphia and Main Line area restaurants, attractions and entertainment.

Parent University Early Bird Sessions

3:00 pm
Bartley Hall, 2010

Undergraduate Research Fellows Program Information Session

The Villanova Undergraduate Research Fellows (VURF) program provides funding to highly motivated Villanova undergraduates from all disciplines engaged in independent research projects in collaboration with Villanova faculty mentors.  Former VURF students have gone on to receive recognition from prestigious scholarship programs such as the Fulbright, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Udall Scholarship, and Goldwater Scholarship. Most of our former fellows are now pursuing graduate degrees, medical degrees and law degrees.  For this panel discussion, we will feature 4-6 VURF students and their faculty mentors discussing their research and how it has contributed to their academic experience and to supporting their future goals

3:00 pm
Cinema, Connelly Center
Study Abroad Information Session
Learn from Villanova students about their experiences in semester abroad programs and find out how your son or daughter child can take advantage of these exciting opportunities.
3:00 pm
Driscoll Hall 246
Lessons Learned from Nursing Experiences Around the World
Frances Keen, DNSc, RN, Associate Professor; Interim Director, Center for Global and Public Health, and Bette Mariani, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, will discuss global learning experiences within the College of Nursing. In this session both professors will draw on their extensive experiences abroad. 
3:00 pm
Bartley Hall 3010
Engineering in Medicine - Some Research at Villanova
Application of engineering principles to healthcare diagnosis and therapy and medical technology has grown rapidly in the last two decades. Hashem Ashrafiuon, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Center for Nonlinear Dynamics and Control in the College of Engineering (CENDAC), will discuss how the Center is making significant contribution to the science and technology development in this area particularly as it relates to dynamics and control.
4:00 pm
Bartley Hall 025
Applied Finance Lab, Open House
Professor David Nawrocki of the Finance Department will introduce parents to this state-of-the-art trading lab. Frequently referred to as the “Trading Floor,” the Applied Finance Lab was recently honored with the prestigious Laureate Medal by the Computerworld Honors Program for its state-of-the art technology and innovative business-education applications.
4:00 pm
Bartley Hall 2010
Black Villanova Oral History Project
Tom Mogan, Ph.D., will discuss the development of an oral history project focusing on the experience of African American students at Villanova from the 1950s to the 1980s. The purpose of this project is to document the history of this period through the voices and perspectives of African American students who contributed significantly to the history of Villanova University.
4:00 p.m.
Bartley Hall 3001
The Politics of the Middle East
Catherine Warrick, Ph.D, assistant professor in Villanova’s department of Political Science  and former Fulbright Scholar in Residence at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter, will discuss the current state of affairs in the Middle East
4:00 pm
Bartley Hall 3010
Creative Writing Workshop
Internationally recognized author and Villanova English professor Alan Drew will discuss his experiences as a novelist and professor of creative writing, followed by a creative writing exercise for parents with Professor Drew and published poet and Villanova English Professor Kamran Javadizadeh.
4:00 pm
Driscoll Hall 134
“All of Us Home,” - Social Justice Documentary
“All of Us Home,” a short film written, directed and produced by a social justice documentary class at Villanova, highlights the work performed by the Student Run Emergency Housing Unit of Philadelphia (SREHUP) in order to bring attention to the ongoing problem of homelessness in Philadelphia. This inspirational film takes a look at the work of the student volunteers and their positive relationship with the guests at SREHUP. In the process, it explores the roots of homelessness such as extreme poverty, drug and alcohol addiction and a lack of quality education.

LateNight at Villanova - Family Style! AND
Campus Activities Team presents Movie Night

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Connelly Center

Experience a typical weekend night at Villanova! The LateNite at Villanova program offers entertainment for students every Friday and Saturday night in the Connelly Center. We’ve decided to tailor this night’s entertainment to the whole family! Free admission includes entertainment, soft drinks, and desserts!

7:00 pm Cinema, Connelly Center Campus Activities Team presents Movie Night
Monsters University

Movie in the Cinema
Free for all students and family members!
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Villanova Room, Connelly Center
Family Entertainment in the Villanova Room
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm A capella Concert featuring Villanova student groups
9:00 pm
Cinema, Connelly Center
Campus Activities Team presents Movie Night
Monsters University

Movie in the Cinema
Free for all students and family members!

One Book Villanova Parents Book Club

The 2013-2014 Villanova One Book Selection for this year is Good Kings Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum.

Visit the One Book website for upcoming events, information on ordering the book, past selections and program information.


For More Information

For more information about Parents Weekend, please contact:
Office of Student Development
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA  19085
(610) 519-4210