For a list of all events, please go to the Calendar of Events.
For a list of all events, please go to the Calendar of Events.
Villanova Women's basketball game vs. St. John's kicks off the BIG WEEK of events celebrating 175 years at Villanova. The first 175 people entering the game will receive a free tee shirt. Trivia contest during a time out- with a great prize! Come cheer on the Wildcats to victory and celebrate our strong history! 2:00pm Tip-off Pavilion
Come and celebrate Villanova's birthday with the University President Rev. Peter Donohue, OSA! Enjoy the cake and the community atmosphere as we share in the 175 anniversary of Villanova's founding. And be sure to sign the anniversary flag to commemorate the milestone year! Connelly Center, 2nd Floor, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Help us collect 1.75 tons of food! Bring your donations to the West Lounge of Dougherty Hall on January 18 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and January 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. Please see flyer for more information on what to donate!
Starting at 5:15pm at the St. Thomas of Villanova Church. All are welcome!
You don't want to miss this! 5:45 pm at the Riley Ellipse Come and celebrate the kick-off event for the 175th Anniversary Celebration! Fr. Peter will welcome everyone and share a few words to kick-off our year-long celebration and then a FIREWORKS display to remember for another 175 years! Event will end at 6:00pm in time for the 1842 Dinner and Discussion.
The Villanova University 1842 Dinner and Discussion at 6 p.m. in the Villanova Room, Connelly Center. Sample menu items from the 1800s, listen to historians share stories from the past and enjoy the company of other Villanovans as we learn about the Augustinians, the United States and Philadelphia, in particular, around the time that Villanova was founded. Dinner is free, but you must register to attend at villanovatix.com. Seating is limited.
Everyone is invited to come and celebrate 175 years of Villanova! You don't want to miss this event! Villanova will be transformed into a winter wonderland and you are invited to share in all of the excitement. The Riley Ellipse will feature tents of food, activities and fun! Celebrate with ice skating, carriage rides through campus! 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Riley Ellipse.
Villanova Men's basketball game vs.Providence is sure to be a fun way to celebrate the BIG WEEK of events celebrating 175 years at Villanova. The team will be wearing 175th Anniversary shooting shirts and the student section will receive a free matching tee! Half time entertainment involving the 175th and a trivia contest during a time out- with a great prize! Come cheer on the Wildcats to victory and celebrate our strong history! 12:00pm Tip-off Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
The Student Gala celebrating the 175th anniversary of Villanova University begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are required and available through villanovatix.com. Come and enjoy this student-only event! There will be festive food, fabulous dancing and special guest appearances!
We conclude the week with a community Mass, celebrated by Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA. Mass will be held at 7 p.m. in the St. Thomas of Villanova Church. After Mass, join the Augustinians for hot chocolate and donuts in the heated tent outside near the Riley Ellipse.
Join University President, Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA for Theology on Tap! February 21, 2017 at 9:00pm, Presidents’ Lounge. Cape May Brewery’s Demisemiseptennial Ale and light food will be served. Co-sponsored by Campus Ministry
Join us Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Radnor Middle School auditorium in the heart of Wayne for a public lecture given by Professor Catherine J. Lanctot as part of the faculty community lecture series held to mark the 175th anniversary of Villanova University.
Riley Ellipse, 2:30pm- 3:00pm - Have you ever wondered what our Alma Mater means? Or even what the words are? Come and join the community at this fun (and brief!) event that will include free food and tee shirts! Learn the history behind the Alma Mater and join in a sing along…complete with lyric sheets!
Connelly Center Lobby, 10:00am- 1:00pm - Spirited Voices on Learning and Teaching - How does our learning and teaching embody the essence of Villanova? Share what you have learned at Villanova or taught your students on the Anniversary Wall displayed in the Connelly Center. Sweet treats will be served. Co-hosted with the Villanova Institute for Learning and Teaching
Connelly Center Holy Grounds, 6:00pm - Fair Trade can be confusing but we’ve got a representative from Peet’s Coffee to describe what Fair Trade means! Come and learn about our commitment to responsible farming. And…attendees get to taste-test and get a free gift! Co-hosted with Villanova Dining Services Villanova University was recognized as the 14th Fair Trade College in the United States. Villanova is committed to raising awareness among students, faculty, and staff about the benefits fair trade offers small-scale producers and workers, and embedding fair trade principles within administrative policy and the university community. Villanova Dining Services sources sustainable and fairly traded coffee in all dining operations across campus. Learn more about eco-friendly and socially responsible food and beverage choices. http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/services/dining/sustainability/fairtrade.html
Make a difference in the life of a child. Participate in this online donation experience with yougivegoods.com. We are reaching out to the entire Nova Nation to ask assistance to virtually collect 17,500 items for Cradles to Crayons, a non-profit dedicated to providing children in need with essential items. Simply add items to your cart and they will be shipped directly to Cradles to Crayons. Co-hosted by the 175th Anniversary Committee & the Villanova University Alumni Association. Co-hosted with the Villanova University Alumni Association
Special Collections and University Archives, at Falvey Memorial Library, join in the celebration of Villanova University’s 175 anniversary, (1842-2017), with a collaboration of materials to present the exhibit, “Wildcats Past & Present: Moments from the History of Sports at Villanova,” featuring assorted and unique items representative of the varied sports played at Villanova College, and later Villanova University. The exhibit, located on the 1st floor of the Library, launches in September, 2017, and run through to the end of the fall semester.
1842 Day is Villanova's first-ever day of giving. This is our opportunity to show pride and gratitude for the impact Villanova has on each of us, in our communities and around the world. Alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends can make a gift of any size to the designation of their choice, helping us reach our goal of 1,842 donors in 1,842 minutes. There will also be events on-campus and across social media to celebrate all that makes Villanova great. More details to come. 1842 Day begins 12 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, and concludes at 6:42 pm on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.
Drawing on and transforming the Augustinian-Catholic intellectual tradition, prominent philosopher, William Desmond (David Cooke Chair at Villanova) has opened up new ways to think about Love, Community, and Truth. This symposium, as a prelude to the Festival of Augustinian Imagination, will draw together professors, graduate students, and William Desmond himself, to explore the meaning of Caritas, Unitas, and Veritas in the 21st Century. Dougherty Hall, East and West Lounge, 10am-7:15pm.
No Strings International, recipients of the 2016 Adela Dwyer-St. Thomas of Villanova Peace Award, will demonstrate how it is possible to care for the world while doing what you love (in their case, puppetry!). Come be inspired by their life-saving work and enter into a playful space where you will get to create puppets and inspiration of your own. Villanova Room, 1-3pm. Please register by October 20.
Join us to explore the areas of grace and tension between the celebration of self and the life-giving energy of community. This workshop will draw on embodied experience and creativity to reflect on the dynamics of community as a unity full of internal life. Vasey Studio, 2:30-4pm
We invite all members of the Villanova community to share an original story or poem on the theme of belonging – this means you – all who live, learn, and/or work at Villanova! Consider the following questions (or others) about belonging: What does it mean to belong? To fit in? What do we belong to? – clubs, families, etc. – Is belonging like membership? How, why and to whom does belonging matter? When have you felt like you belong? When have you felt like you didn’t fit in? When have you impacted another’s sense of belonging? Share your story or poem about belonging in 5 minutes or less (time it!) and without notes. The evening will be in the spirit of story or poetry slams but it won’t be a competition! All are welcome to participate and/or to observe and support as audience. If you have any questions, or for more information, contact Dr. Heidi Rose, firstname.lastname@example.org. Connelly Center, Belle Aire Terrace, 7-9pm.
This workshop is designed to allow members of the Villanova community to share with each other the tools of activism with a focus on the ever-growing importance of allyship. Billie Murray and Terry Nance of the Department of Communication will lead the group in discussing advocacy in the form of bystander intervention training, organizing, messaging, and social media campaigns. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences in order to build a community based in allyship and to help further develop a toolkit of best practices for responsible activism. St. Augustine Center, Room 300, 1-3pm
Cultural Film Series: As It Is in Heaven (Kay Pollak, Sweden 2004). The Swedish film about a famous conductor who returns to his home town to take over as leader of the church choir tells a touching story about the search for community, truth and redemption. A surprise success, the film has enchanted audiences across the globe. Connelly Center, Cinema 7pm.
This lecture will dwell on the moment between the creation of Eve and the fall. This moment of indeterminate length – for humans had not yet fallen into time – has been little studied. Yet it is pregnant with extraordinary possibility. Other interpreters of the patristic period failed to exploit this possibility; but it proved an opportunity for Augustine to unleash his theological imagination – and, incidentally, to illustrate a perfect simultaneity of veritas, unitas, and caritas. Driscoll Auditorium, 7:30pm.
In the Speakers Corner of the Library, we are hosting Tom Mogan, Dean of Students at Boston College for a lecture entitled, “The Social Significance of Villanova Athletes During the Civil Rights Movement” at 4:30pm with Reception to Follow. The intersection of sports and activism is not a new phenomenon in American society. In fact, during the turbulent civil rights era, Villanova athletes engaged in both personal and public struggles for equality and inclusion. In this talk, Tom Mogan will explore the often-overlooked history of how some of Villanova's most accomplished athletes, in particular black Villanovans, fought to improve the conditions both in society and on campus for African Americans.
Augustine’s understanding of truth is more than a way to check on whether the words correspond to the facts; in fact, it can appear to lack an objective point of reference. This lecture will refer to his theory of the internal word (On the Trinity) as a basis for his method of interpreting the Bible (Confessions XII), thus showing what he means by ‘standing in the truth’ rather than possessing it. Falvey Library, Room 205, 4pm.
Merry Christmas Villanova Week will be a wonderful celebration of events...all including our 175th Anniversary! See the flyer for more information and the schedule of events.
Riley Ellipse, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Villanova Church, 5:30 p.m.
Campus Green, 4:30 p.m.
Celebrant: Rev. Peter Donohue, OSA. Villanova Church, 7:00 p.m.