Past Cultural Events

Event Date Start Time Location Description of Event Sponsor(s)
Fr. James Martin, SJ, speaking on "Building a Bridge: Bringing Together the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community" 8/29/17 7:00 PM St. Thomas of Villanova Church REV. JAMES MARTIN, SJ, will speak on Tuesday, August 29 at 7PM in The St. Thomas of Villanova Church on campus. He is a Jesuit priest, editor at large of America magazine, and bestselling author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage. Campus Ministry
Undergraduate Research Symposium 9/8/17 1:00 PM Villanova Room, Connelly Center The Center for Research and Fellowships is hosting the 2017 Villanova Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, September 8 from 1:00- 4:00 p.m. in the Villanova Room of the Connelly Center. Over 100 Villanova students who engaged in undergraduate research during the summer of 2017, will share their findings with the entire Villanova community. Center for Research and Fellowships
A Jew, a Christian, and a Muslim Walk Into a Coffee Shop 9/14/17 7:00 PM Driscoll Auditorium An inter-religious discussion with Mr. Iftekhar Hussain (CAIR), Dr. Ely Levine (Villanova), and Dr. Rachel Baard (Villanova) ACSP
What Does Activism Look Like?  9/14/17 5:30 PM Connelly Cinema  A panel in which students from various invited justice-oriented groups on campus discuss the meaning of student activism, what activism looks like at Villanova, and how students can get more involved in our community. An intersectional discussion focusing on social justice in relation to multiple identities and issues.   Gender & Women's Studies Program
Winter is Coming: A Conversation about Game of Thrones 9/14/17 7:30 PM SAC 300 Prof. Joseph Drury will lead a panel of members of the English faculty in a critical discussion of George R. R. Martin's "Song of Ice and Fire" books and the hit HBO show "Game of Thrones" on which they are based. Food and soft drinks will be served. English Department
CPJE Fall Film Series: The Return 9/18/17 4:30 PM Connelly Cinema The passage of Prop. 36 marked the first time in U.S. history that citizens voted to shorten sentences of those currently incarcerated. Within days, the reintegration of thousands of "lifers" was underway. The Return examines an unprecedented reform through the eyes of those on the front lines. Center for Peace and Justice Education
19:08 Financial Literacy 9/18/17 7:08 PM Bartley, Curley Exchange Exploring the climate of financial stability in various demographics utilizing Jay Z's 4:44 album and other hip hop artists to begin conversations about financial freedom with Deloitte LLP. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, Tau Xi Chapter and Deloitte LLP
St. Thomas of Villanova Lecture 9/19/17 7:00 PM Villanova Room Dr. Eboo Patel, author of "Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation."  Office of the President, One Book Villanova committee
Student Leaders Training 9/19/17 3:30 PM Devon Room, Connelly Center As a student leader on campus, you are invited to take part in a unique leadership training process with Interfaith Youth Core founder and One Book author Eboo Patel. Through case studies, you’ll gain skills for strengthening your leadership with diverse communities, while learning from a leading interfaith activist. One Book Villanova
Collborative Care for Immigrants and Refugees 9/21/17 5:30 PM Dirscol Hall College of Nursing This diverse panel of experts will help participant to gain insight into how they have applied their professional perspective and experiences to improving care provided to immigrants and refugees.  Continuing Education
Disabilities Panel 9/25/17 7:00 PM Villanova Room The disabilities panel consists of 6 panelists that discuss the effects of being differently abled in higher education. How does being differently abled affect everyday tasks of being a student as well as being an individual. The best way to seek and lean this information is from people of different ability themselves.  Villanova Special Olympics, LeVel
Lore Kephart'86 Distinguished Historians Lecture 9/26/17 7:00 PM Villanova Room Craig Harline, Phd, Professor of History from Brigham Young University, will be speaking about his most recent book, A World Ablaze: The Rise of Martin Luther and the Birth of Reformation.  History Department
Choose Don't Lose: The Importance of Becoming an Active Voter 9/26/17 7:13 PM Bartley 1001 The purpose of the event is to provide the Villanova Community with an open forum discussion about voting, registering to vote, and why it is important to be an active voter in all elections.  The Upsilon Tau Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated 
Come Get a Taste of Faith: Interfaith Dinner 9/27/17 6:00 PM St. Rita Community Room A potluck dinner where students can experience and share stories about the significance of food in different religious and cultural traditions. Interfaith Coalition, Campus Ministry
Award Winning Journalist on E-Cigarettes   9/27/17 1:30 PM Driscoll 221 Raquel Rutledge writes for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Her story, “Gasping for Action,” won the 2016 James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. She reveals how workers in coffee, popcorn, and food flavoring businesses are exposed to diacetyl, a lung-destroying chemical that the industry presents as a healthy alternative in e-cigarettes. Writing and Rhetoric
Where Do YOU Stand? Bystander Intervention Panel Discussion 9/28/17 6:00 PM Connelly Cinema As bystanders, we have a choice: do nothing, do something to prevent/stop a situation from worsening, or do something to make the situation worse. The panelist will be sharing and discussing their stories and experiences. We are all called, as Villanovans, to do something to prevent/stop a situation from worsening. Office of Health Promotion, POWER, Villanova Collegiate Recovery Community, St. Joseph University- The Flock
The Vivian J. Lamb Lecture: "Reality as Relationship." 9/28/17 4:30 PM Curley Exchange, Bartley Dr. Heidi Russell, Loyola University Chicago. Augustine shows beautifully that being Christian is being the Body of Christ – a real and mysterious sacramentality where choosing unity over division affirms the relatedness already present in matter as indicated by hypotheses such as entanglement in quantum mechanics and loop quantum gravity theory. The Augustinian Institute
String Quartet Performance 9/28/17 7:30 PM St. Mary's Chapel The first event in an exciting new yearly concert series from the ACS Program.  Guest artists will perform Handel’s “La Rejouissance,” Purcell’s “Dido’s Lament,” and Mozart’s “Dissonance” Quartet.   A rare opportunity to hear live, professional music for free on campus.  All are welcome, and light refreshments will be provided.   Augustine and Culture Seminar Program
Event Date Start Time Location Description of Event Sponsor(s)
One Love Escalation Workshop 10/2/17 6:00 PM Villanova Room This workshop is a powerful, emotionally-engaging 90-minute film based workshop that educates about relationship violence and empowers you to work for change.  Office of Health Promotion, Title IX, SARC Team, POWER
Open Your Mind, Manage Your Stress 10/2/17 3:00 PM Idea Accelerator, Falvey Library Learn more about mindfulness meditation as the practice of focusing on the present moment, how you can incorporate mindfulness into your life, and how it can positively affect your work performance, physical well-being, and boost your creativity. ICE Institute 
5th Annual Sustainable Careers Panel 10/4/17 5:30 PM Idea Accelerator, Falvey Library Hear from Villanova alumni who have developed a sustainability career using their degree from Villanova. Representatives from each college will be present to share their incites. Sustainability Office
Campus Tree and Shrub Tour 10/4/17 11:30 AM Corr Hall Arch Hear from the campus horticulturist, Hugh Weldon, on the different trees and shrubs on campus. ever wonder what that beautiful flowering shrub is? now is your chance to find out. Sustainability Office, Grounds Department
The Love Song of J. Alfred Wildcat 10/4/17 7:00 PM Good Counsel Hall, 2nd Floor Lounge Professors Kamran Javadizadeh and Megan Quigley will discuss T. S. Eliot's poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" (a poem Eliot began while he was an undergraduate) within the context of college life. Afterwards, English majors and graduate students will lead small discussion groups for students in attendance. English Department
Campus Tree and Shrub Tour 10/5/17 11:30 AM Corr Hall Arch Hear from the campus horticulturist, Hugh Weldon, on the different trees and shrubs on campus. ever wonder what that beautiful flowering shrub is? now is your chance to find out. Sustainability Office, Grounds Department
The Pregnancy Experience: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Research, and Application 10/16/17 5:20 PM Driscoll Auditorium Villanova faculty from Counseling, Nursing, and Theatre will share their research into the experience of pregnancy, and its intersections with both historical and contemporary issues of womanhood, medicine, and disability. Theatre, Counseling, and Nursing Research
CPJE Fall Film Series: In the Footprints of Francis and the Sultan:  A Model for Peacemaking 10/16/17 4:30 PM Connelly Cinema This film explores a little-known thirteenth-century peace initiative in the Middle East involving Francis of Assisi and Sultan Malek al-Kamil. In 1219, during the Fifth Crusade, Francis took it upon himself to cross battle lines and reach out to the enemy.  Center for Peace and Justice Education
Cultural Studies Food Matters Week: Coalition of Immokalee Farmworkers 10/16/17 6:30 PM Room 205 Gerardo Reyes Chavez, Farmworker Organizer from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, will talk about safe working conditions for farmworkers, human rights guarantees, good wages & benefits. Gazpacho will be provided!   Cultural Studies Program, Falvey Memorial Library and the Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies
Cultural Studies Food Matters Week: Sanctuary Restaurant Movement 10/17/17 6:30 PM Room 205, Falvey Memorial Library Calvin Okunoye and Samuel Jones, Organizers of the Sanctuary Restaurant Movement will give a talk. Sanctuary restaurants in Philadelphia are places where everyone can eat—immigrants, refugees, people of all genders, faiths, races, abilities and sexual orientations. El Limon Sanctuary Restaurant tacos will be provided! Cultural Studies Program, Falvey Memorial Library and the Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies
International Student Cultural Fair 10/17/17 2:30 PM Connelly Center, 2nd floor, International Students Office Villanova's International Student community comes together every year to showcase the cultures of countries all over the world. Come experience a new culture, new food, enjoy a performance, learn how to speak or write a new language or get your henna done! Villanova International Students Organization
Becoming the Subject of Your Own Story - Instead of the Subject of Another's Gaze 10/18/17 6:30 PM Garey Hall Communication Studio A performance by Kimberly Dark--Storyteller, Writer, Performer. A spoken word performance encouraging empowerment through humor and storytelling. Learn how to tell your own story instead of shrinking by focusing more on deeper issues and less on things like appearance. Join us at 6:30 for pizza and information about Gender & Women's Studies! Gender & Women's Studies Program; Dept. of Communication, VU Pride, CSE Institute, Dept. of Sociology
Cultural Studies Food Matters Week: Factory Farming Coalition 10/18/17 6:30 PM Falvey Memorial Library, Room 205 Rachel Shippee, Chicago Director, Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC), will be speaking about how factory farming is bad in every way—for workers, animals, environment and even consumers. Vegan desserts will be provided. Cultural Studies Program, Falvey Memorial Library and the Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies
2017 Adela Dwyer-St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award: Ms. Susan Burton 10/19/17 6:30 PM Driscoll Auditorium Ms. Burton is widely recognized as a leader in the national criminal justice reform movement. She is a co-founder of All of Us or None (AOUON) and the Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted People’s Movement (FICPM), both national grassroots civil rights movements comprised of formerly incarcerated individuals, their families and community allies.  Villanova University and Center for Peace and Justice Education
VSMT presents Curtains 10/19/17 8:00 PM St. Mary's Theatre Curtains is parody of 1950s "whodunnit" theater mysteries, where a lone detective, Lieutenant Frank Cioffi, investigates a series of murders that take place behind the scenes of a fictional 1950s cowboy musical, Robbin' Hood.  Villanova Student Musical Theatre and The Office of Music Activities
Mental Health Awareness Panel  10/19/17 7:00 PM Connelly Center Cinema   To help our understanding of mental illness and the stigma behind it, we have chosen to have a panel that will adequately address all concerns regarding the topic.
 With participation from four panelists, we hope to have a safe space to elicit dialogue among students and educate them on the many resources available here on campus.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
The Crisis in Puerto Rico: A Faculty Panel 10/19/17 6:00 PM Falvey Memorial Library, Speakers' Corner Join us for a panel about the crisis in Puerto Rico, feat. Christine Palus, Michael Moreland, Lowell Gustafson, and Derek Arnold. The panel will be moderated by Adriano Duque. Event will include a presentation by the Hispanic Club and Catholic Relief Services.

 Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Falvey Memorial Library, the Hispanic Society and Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society
Baha'i Faith Light of Unity Festival 10/20/17 5:00 PM Dougherty East Lounge Students will learn about this unique faith tradition through presentations and conversation with members of the local Baha'i community, as they celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the birth of their founder, Baha'u'llah. Interfaith Coalition, Campus MInistry
This Is America: The One We Don't Talk About 10/23/17 4:00 PM Bartley 1010 Forum featuring Camille Burge (PSC), Billie Murray (COM), and Glenn Bracey (SOC).

In this forum, we address lynchings, race riots, American Indian boarding schools, the Ku Klux Klan and a myriad of other facts from post-Reconstruction to pre-Civil Rights. 
Center for Peace and Justice Education
Screening of Gold Mettle 10/23/17 7:00 PM Driscoll Hall 134  Screening of Gold Mettle, Villanova's student-made documentary for freshmen student-athletes in the Life Skills program. All are welcome.  Athletics & Office of Disability Services
Alfred F. Mannella and Rose T. Lauria-Mannella Endowed Distinguished Speaker Series lecture featuring Spencer M. Di Scala, PhD 10/25/17 1:00 PM Speakers' Corner, Falvey Memorial Library  Please join us for the annual Alfred F. Mannella and Rose T. Lauria-Mannella Endowed Distinguished Speaker Series lecture featuring Spencer M. Di Scala, PhD, Professor, Department of History, University of Massachusetts Boston. Di Scala will present a talk titled “Issues on US- Italy Relations.”
Falvey Memorial Library and Ciao Philadelphia
Open Your Mind to Open Access 10/25/17 12:30 PM Falvey Memorial Library, Room 205  Falvey Memorial Library is celebrating Open Access Week (October 21st – 28th) with a panel discussion entitled "Open Your Mind to Open Access" on Wednesday, October 25th from 12:30 -1:30 pm in room 205. Find out about open access initiatives at Villanova by joining us for this brown bag lunch with beverages and cookies.  Falvey Memorial Library
How to Grow a Family Business: The Entrepreneurial Journey of Michele Etzel (VSB '87) 10/26/17 10:30 AM Idea Accelerator Please join us to hear from Michele Etzel (VSB ’87) who is the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of National Graphics, Inc., one of the top commercial printers in the nation serving Fortune 500 companies. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn more about unique experience of growing a family business!  ICE Institute, The Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership
Mick Moloney and the Green Fields of America 10/26/17 7:00 PM Connelly Center Cinema Part of the ACSP Concert Series, come and enjoy the music, dancing, and storytelling.  Center for Irish Studies, ACSP
Villanova Environmental Group "Forks Over Knives" Screening 10/26/17 6:30 PM Bartley 3001 The Villanova Environmental Group will be showing Forks Over Knives, a documentary that explores the possibility that people changing their diets from animal-based to plant-based can help eliminate or control diseases like cancer and diabetes. We hope to provide students with information that can help to inform their eating and lifestyle habits. Villanova Environmental Group
Symposium: Between Love, Community, and Truth: William Desmond and the Intimate Universal 10/27/17 10:00 AM Dogherty Hall, East and West Lounge William Desmond, David Cooke Chair at Villanova, has opened up new ways to think about Love, Community, and Truth. This symposium will draw together professors, graduate students, and William Desmond himself, to explore the meaning of Caritas, Unitas, and Veritas in the 21st Century. ACS, Humanities, Ethics, Theology, the President's Office, the David Cooke Chair, the Office of Mission and Ministry, and the Philosophy Department
"From Here I Leave Dead": Gendered Racial Violence and Anti-Eviction Movements in Brazil  10/30/17 5:30 PM Falvey 205 Dr. Keisha-Khan Perry is Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Brown, where she specializes in race, gender and politics in the Americas. Based on her book, she will present her talk: "From Here I Leave Dead": Gendered Racial Violence and Anti-Eviction Movements in Brazil. Latin American Studies; Gender & Women's Studies