In this issue...

In the Spotlight: Phase II: Transformation of the Campus Landscape Initiative

You're Invited! Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Noteworthy Dates and Campus Events - June and July 2012

Recent News from Campus

Villanova in the Media

Useful Links for Neighbors & Friends
June 2012

Dear Neighbors and Friends:

Welcome to the June 2012 issue of Villanova University's Neighbors Update. This newsletter is meant to inform you about Villanova events, campus initiatives and ways to be involved in the life of the University. Please let us know if you have any comments or ideas for future issues.

In the Spotlight

Phase II: Transformation of the Campus Landscape Initiative
This summer marks the second phase of Villanova University’s Transformation of the Campus Landscape initiative. Phase II work will focus on the Sheehan/Sullivan Quad and what will become the Kennedy Ellipse - the area in between Kennedy, Corr and Dougherty Halls and the Connelly Center. A new Grotto will also be created in the area in between Austin and St. Rita Halls. Weather permitting, the Sheehan/Sullivan Quad will be re-opened by mid- August; the Kennedy Ellipse will open by early November; and the new Grotto will be open by mid-November. Pedestrian flow around these areas will be affected during the work periods. More information, including pedestrian routes, can be found online.

You're Invited! Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Come to Camp Villanova!
There are camps to suit the interest of almost any child or teen this summer at Villanova. Beginning in June, a wide variety of camps—both day and overnight—will be offered on campus for ages 6 to 18 (age requirements vary by camp). Register soon, as space is limited and many camps fill up fast. Visit the Camp Villanova website for a complete list of camp offerings.

Final Week of Sculpture Exhibit in the Art Gallery
Bala Cynwyd sculptor Carol Cole's exhibit, “Objects and Elements,” runs through June 9 in the Villanova University Art Gallery, located on the second floor of the Connelly Center. It features large-scale and smaller wall-hanging and free-standing sculptures of paper, pulp, and found objects. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Fitness & Athletic Facilities Summer 2012 Operating Hours
Summer hours for the on-campus fitness centers, open recreation facilities and pools can be found by visiting the Friends of Villanova program website. During the summer, the Davis Center will be open and available for Friends of Villanova to use Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Farley and Stanford Fitness Centers will be closed.

World Team Tennis Returns to The Pavilion
The Philadelphia Freedoms and World Team Tennis return to campus this summer. The Freedoms’ schedule features seven home matches all scheduled to take place between July 10 and July 25 in The Pavilion. For a complete schedule and ticket information, please visit the official team website.

2012-2013 Season Announced for Villanova Theatre
The upcoming Villanova Theatre season will begin with How I Learned to Drive, September 25-October 7, written by Paula Vogel, directed by Shawn Kairschner. Other shows will include The Drowsy Chaperone, November 6-December 2, music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, directed by Fr. Peter Donohue, OSA., Villanova  President; The Woman Komachi, a staged reading, January 17-20, written by Joanna Rotté; the U.S. premiere of Muswell Hill, February 12-24, 2013, written by Torben Betts, directed by Harriet Power; and Salome, April 9-21, 2013, written by Oscar Wilde, directed by Fr. David Cregan, OSA. Visit the Villanova Theatre website for more information and to order tickets.

Refer to this map of campus (in PDF format) to find the locations for these events!

Noteworthy Dates and Campus Events -
June and July 2012

Attached for your reference is a list of noteworthy dates and campus events scheduled to take place through July 2012. The list includes the local high school graduation ceremonies that will take place from June 4 - 14 in The Pavilion.

Additional Upcoming Noteworthy Dates:
  • Summer Session I: May 30 - June 27
  • Reunion Weekend: June 8 - 10
  • Summer Session II: June 29 - July 30
  • Freshman Move-In: August 22
  • New Student Orientation: August 23 - 26
  • Fall Semester First Day of Classes: August 27

Recent News from Campus

Commencement Video and Speech Available Online
The Villanova University Class of 2012 officially graduated on Sunday, May 20. Please visit the Commencement website to view the video of the Commencement Ceremony or to read the text of the Commencement Address, delivered by Timothy P. Shriver, PhD, Chairman and CEO of Special Olympics.

New Dean Announced for the School of Business
Patrick G. Maggitti, PhD, recently was announced as The Helen and William O'Toole Dean of the Villanova School of Business (VSB), effective June 1, 2012. Widely recognized for his scholarship and teaching ability, Maggitti brings to his new role a breadth of experience both in the academic and corporate arenas. He currently serves as the Carmen and Sharon Danella Director of the Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE Center) at VSB, as well as Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship.

Inaugural TEDxVillanovaU Videos Available Online
Alumni, faculty and staff presenters at the inaugural TEDxVillanovaU in the Connelly Center on March 28 inspired the audience with their passionate talks on how they would “Ignite Change.” Videos of the nine dynamic presentations—which run 18 minutes or less—are online for all to see and share. Topics range from genocide and creative thinking in the marketplace to corporate sustainability and courage.

Student Forms Nursing Without Borders Group
Kelsey Yasak ’11 A&S returned to Villanova to pursue her bachelor of science in Nursing. This year, she founded Nursing Without Borders (NWB), a group focused on sustainable projects in the community and promoting social justice. The group has begun to visit several communities and created numerous service projects including an NWB-designed foot clinic in the Kensington area of Philadelphia.

Faculty Member Tapped for Engineering Fellowship
Dr. Amy Fleischer, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, along with 11 other top female engineering educators, has been tapped to join the inaugural class of faculty fellows of the national Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE) program at Drexel University. Together, they will spend a year focused on increasing personal and professional leadership effectiveness, developing knowledge of organizational dynamics at their institutions, improving strategic management of finances and resources, and strengthening relationships.

Visit the Media Room to stay current on Villanova news and happenings.

Villanova in the Media

A Funny Guy Turns Into an Architect of Ideas
Philadelphia Inquirer – 04/02/2012

Villanova Senior to Bike Coast-to-Coast for 4K for Cancer
Main Line Media News – 04/30/2012

Anti-Trafficking Villanova Law Grad Gets Fulbright
Main Line Suburban Life – 05/01/2012

As Finance Has Gotten More Complex, so Have Student Labs
Philadelphia Business Journal – 05/04/2012

Men Honored for Making Students with Disabilities Fit In
WTXF-TV – 05/08/2012

Villanova University Nursing Students do Clinical Rotation at Bryn Mawr Terrace
Main Line Media News – 05/16/2012

Villanova University Grads End ‘Fun Phase’ of Life
Delaware County Daily Times – 5/20/2012

Useful Links for Neighbors & Friends

Villanova University Neighbors & Friends website

Ignite Change. Go Nova. - Telling the Villanova Story

Villanova University Walking Trail, the official site of Villanova Athletics

The Villanova University Shop

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Neighbors Update is an initiative of the Office of the President. Questions and feedback are welcomed and can be submitted by emailing or by calling Chris Kovolski at (610) 519-7450.

Thank you for your continued interest in Villanova University!

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