Friday's Event Schedule for Parents Weekend

Friday, September 19, 2014

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


Everyone Drinks at Villanova… or do they?

3:00pm – Bartley Hall 1010

You’ve seen them accomplish so many milestones…their first words, their first steps, driving a car, graduating high school…but we’d like to add one to YOUR list of accomplishments as a Villanova parent: successfully navigating the discussion about making healthy, responsible choices regarding alcohol. The evidence is overwhelming: 77% of college students identify parents as their leading influence, even when it comes to decisions around alcohol use.  Join the Director of Health Promotion and the Dean of Students for a discussion about how you can effectively leverage your influence as parents and how Villanova can help you accomplish it.

Creative Writing Workshop

3:00pm – Bartley Hall 032

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 Lisa Sewell.

Social Media and Your Health

3:00pm – Bartley 2001

Join College of Nursing Professor Elizabeth Dowdell, Ph.D., R.N. for a discussion on her cutting-edge research.  In today’s world college students use their mobile devices, laptops, tablets, and video game systems as their primary mode of communication with family, friends, peers, and as a means to make new friends or join into new social circles. Through social media sites young adults can keep in touch using text messages, pictures, and video with online access from almost anywhere on campus. This trend has also been documented over the past decade with Internet use among adolescents showing a usage trend estimated to be three times faster than that of television, and nine times faster than radio.  Online social sites now being used by college students can be different from those used in high school and unfamiliar to parents who tend to use social media differently than their children.

"Rise and Shine” Film Screening

3:00pm – Driscoll Hall 134

The film, written and produced by students from a Social Justice Documentary course in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, follows the parallel lives of the American and Ghanian students as they overcome a series of staggering obstacles to claim their right to a good education. Their opposite, yet similar experiences shine a searchlight on the glaring disparity in equal access to quality education worldwide.

4:00 pm


Preparing Engineering Students for Internships and Life After Graduation

4:00pm – Driscoll 246

Learn how the College of Engineering prepares students for life after Villanova. Dr. Randy Weinstein will discuss the professional development programs offered by the College of Engineering.

Heel’d – Social Justice Documentary

4:00pm – Driscoll Hall 134

“Heel’d,” a short documentary film that tells the story of Hand2Paw, a local Philadelphia nonprofit, and its mission to bring together homeless youth and homeless animals, was selected as a finalist in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 41st Student Academy Awards competition.

Office of Education Abroad Information Session

4:00pm - Cinema, Connelly Center

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.

4:00 pm West Campus WOMEN'S SOCCER vs TOWSON
7:00 pm Villanova Stadium WOMEN's FIELD HOCKEY vs DELAWARE

LateNight at Villanova - Family Style!

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm,
Connelly Center

Experience a typical weekend night at Villanova! The LateNight 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
Connelly Center
Family Entertainment
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Connelly Center
Villanova Room
A Capella Concert featuring Villanova student groups!
Campus Activities Team (CAT) Films Committee presents Maleficent
                           7:00 pm and 9:00 pm
                           Connelly Center Cinema
                           Free for all students and family members!