Friday, June 5
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
University Shop open - Kennedy Hall
Reunion Weekend at the University Shop: Save 20% off one clothing or gift item with the purchase of another item or equal or lesser value. Certain restrictions apply, see store for details.
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Reunion Registration - Alumni Center, Garey Hall
Make this your first stop upon arrival to campus, where you can find your event tickets, events schedule, on-campus housing assignments, class buttons, campus maps, refreshments and more..
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Art Gallery open - Connelly Center
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Office of University Admission open - Austin Hall
Stop by the Office of University Admission to meet a counselor or find out what’s new in the Office of Admission.
10:30 – 11:30 am
Reunion University Sessions (Complimentary) Come back to class - without any quizzes! Don't miss this opportunity to engage with Villanova faculty and discover what's new on campus.
Advances in Simulation in Nursing and Health Care - Simulation Lab, Driscoll Hall
Colleen Meakim, MSN, RN, CHSE, Director of Learning and Simulation Center, College of Nursing
Villanova Alumni Authors' Panel Discussion
Speakers Corner, Falvey Library (first floor)
A Russian Downton Abbey: A Countess, a Great Estate, and the Russian Revolution - Falvey Memorial Library, Room 204
Adele Lindenmeyr, PhD, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Think only Lord Grantham and his family had problems navigating the social upheavals visited upon Europe after the tumult of World War I? Hear from Russian historian Dr. Lindenmeyr about how the forces unleashed by the Great War transformed the life of one Russian aristocrat, Countess Sofia Panina (1871-1956) – heiress, philanthropist, the world’s first female cabinet minister, and the subject of Dr. Lindenmeyr’s latest book.
Villanova School of Business’ Applied Finance Lab – Bartley Hall
James Jablonski, Director of the Applied Finance Lab & Finance Instructor
VSB’s Applied Finance Lab is a state-of-the art financial research and teaching center that creates a dynamic bridge between business theory and business practice. The lab integrates technology into the learning experience—including a simulated trading room.
Volunteer Seminar - Falvey Library, Speakers Corner (First Floor)
Matt Gwin, Director of Volunteer Engagement,and members of the Villanova University Alumni Association (VUAA) Board of Directors
Learn more about volunteer opportunities at Villanova and in your local community.
Noon – 1:30 pm
President's Lunch - Villanova Room, Connelly Center ($20)
Join the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, '75, Villanova University's 32nd President, for lunch and a discussion of the recent achievements and ongoing initiatives at the University.
Members of the Top Cats (graduates of the Classes of ’64 & earlier) will receive special recognition. Class photos for the classes of '55 and '60 will be taken here.
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Reunion University Sessions
On the Move: Preparing for Villanova’s 2016 Reclassification and Re-ranking - Falvey Library, Speakers Corner (First Floor)
Ann Diebold, Vice President of University Communication and Jim Trainer, Associate Vice President and Executive Director of the Office of Planning & Institutional Research
Villanova anticipates being reclassified by the Carnegie Foundation to a national doctoral research university in Fall 2016. This change in classification will move Villanova from US News and World Report’s regional rankings list to the national list. Hear about the reputational opportunities associated with these changes.
Highlights of the Last Twenty Years of Nursing Education in the College of Nursing - Driscoll Hall 240
Michelle M. Kelly, PhD, CRNP, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
Creating the Business Model for the Parish of the 21st Century - Falvey Library, Room 204
Charles Zech, PhD, Director, Center for Church Management and Business Ethics, and Professor, Economics
A Conversation with Dean Gary Gabriele – Center for Engineering Education and Research, Room 104
Gary A. Gabriele, PhD ,Drosdick Endowed Dean of Engineering
The Dean will host an informal conversation with alumni and friends to review this past year’s accomplishments and discuss exciting new initiatives on the horizon.
Bleeding Pixels: Violent Video Games and Real-World Violence - Falvey Library, Room 205
Patrick M. Markey, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Director, Interpersonal Research Laboratory
Throughout the nation, millions of children and adults are playing violent video games and have adopted them as their primary form of entertainment. Many pundits and politicians have been quick to blame violent games for just about every societal ill. Dr. Markey will present new research on this fascinating area and help gamers and parents learn how to navigate this pixelated minefield.
3:15 – 4:15 pm
Reunion University Sessions (Complimentary)
In Transition: Tony Chennault - Falvey Library, Room 204
Tony Chennault ’14, Director/Producer and Steve McWilliams, Director of International Student Services and Disability Services.
This Villanova University Social Justice documentary tells the inspirational story of former Villanova basketball star Tony Chennault, who rose above tragedy to find a new purpose in life as a filmmaker and community activist.
Why Orange Really is the New Black: A Look inside the American Prison System - Falvey Library, Room 205
Jill McCorkel, PhD,Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology
With 2.2 million of its adult citizens behind bars, the United States stands as the world leader in incarceration. Thirty years ago, the prison population was well under a half of a million American adults. What accounts for the explosion in the use of incarceration as a punishment? What consequences does it have for prisoners, their families, and the rest of us? In this talk, Dr. McCorkel will discuss her extensive research inside men's and women's prisons across the country and will share how the prison experiences shapes people's lives.
The Collaborative Restoration of David and Goliath – Old Falvey, Falvey Library
Kristin DeGhetaldi , Art Conservator
Hear about (and see) the restoration,taking place on Villanova’s campus, of this large oil-on-canvas paintingby 17th century Italian artist Pietro da Cortona.
Advancing the Frontiers of Autonomous Vehicles: Engineering Student-Faculty Research Collaborations - Center for Engineering Education and Research, Room 104
Dr. C. Nataraj, Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering and the Mr. and Mrs. Robet F. Moritz, Sr. Endowed Chair in Engineered Systems.
Naval Sciences at Villanova University: Honoring the Past, Looking to the Future – NROTC Office, John Barry Hall
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Athletics Happy Hour – Bartley Atrium ($20)
Featuring coaches and former student-athletes. All are welcome!
Class of 1965 Group Photo – Bartley Hall Steps (Quad side) ($15)
6:30 – 11:00 pm
Class of 1965 Half Century Celebration - Villanova Room, Connelly Center ($50)
Celebrate your golden anniversary at this very special event, featuring dinner, drinks and dancing. All classmates in attendance will be presented with a complimentary 50th Reunion commemorative pin.
7:00 – 11:00 pm
Class of 1990 25th Reunion Celebration - Villanova Conference Center ($45)
Celebrate your milestone anniversary in style at the beautiful Villanova Conference Center, located just one mile from campus. The event will feature "Philly"-style food as well as music, photos and memories transporting you back to 1990! Shuttle service will be provided to and from campus."
7:00 – 11:00 pm
Class Parties – Connelly Center & Dougherty Hall ($40)
Classes of ’55, ’60, ’70, ’75, ’80, ’85, ’95, ’00, ’05, ’10: Celebrate with your classmates at this festive location and format. Dinner stations and bars