Pre-registration for all events is strongly recommended. On-site registration may be available, space permitting.
Thursday, June 5th
Wealth, Tax and Estate Planning through Creative Philanthropy: Stories of Families and Legacies at Villanova
*Faith at Villanova - Lead by the Rev. Joseph S. Mostardi, O.S.A. ’72, director of Villanova’s Center for Worship, explore the campus and learn about Villanova as a Catholic and Augustinian university today.
*Campus Sustainability Tour
Interested to see how Villanova is going green? Learn about what’s new and sustainable on campus. Tour the campus’ stormwater management projects, LEED buildings, sustainable food service, recycling, academic offerings and more. The tour will be led by Villanova’s Sustainability Manager, Liesel Schwarz; the director for the Villanova Center for the Advancement of Sustainability in Engineering, Dr. Rob Traver; Geography and the Environment chair, Dr. Francis Galgano, Villanova’s Recycling Coordinator, Richard Laudenslager; and the training manager for Dining Services, Michelle Moss.
*Behind the Scenes with Villanova Athletics
Dean’s Chat: A Conversation with Dean Gary Gabriele
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.
Gary A. Gabriele, Ph.D.
Drosdick Endowed Dean of Engineering
Creating the Business Model for the Parish of the 21st Century
Charles Zech, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Church Management and Business Ethics; Professor, Economics
Update on the Design Concept for Lancaster Avenue
Chris Kovolski ’96
Assistant to the President for Internal and External Affairs
Latest and Greatest in Simulation
A brief discussion of the latest teaching strategies using simulation scenarios.
Colleen H. Meakim, RN, MSN
Director of the Simulation and Resource Center, College of Nursing
Virtual Reality in a C.A.V.E :Travel the World without leaving the Classroom
Discover the fascinating world of Virtual Reality and the research which led to the largest grant ever received by Villanova University from the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Frank Klassner, Department of Computing Science, will discuss his work on immersive video for telepresence applications as well as computer-generated graphics for 3D visualization.
Tour the Labs of Tomorrow, Today
If you haven’t seen our labs since they were housed in the basement of Tolentine Hall, you are in for a huge surprise! Each Department—Civil & Environmental, Chemical, Electrical & Computer and Mechanical Engineering—will host guided tours of their laboratories and describe how these high-tech tools are leading to cutting-edge advances in the frontiers of science and beyond.
Naval Sciences at Villanova University: Honoring the Past, Looking to the Future - John Barry Hall
Diversity and the Bottom Line: Understanding the Psychological Science Behind Managing for Inclusion
Join Dr. Katrina Sawyer, Department of Psychology, as she discusses a variety of topics related to understanding the changing business landscape within the US and the world as well as recommendations for implementing strategic diversity and inclusion initiatives to increase satisfaction and job performance.
The last 20 Years in College of Nursing: Then and Now: A Historical Perspective of Alumna and Faculty
Michelle M. Kelly, RN, PhD
A historical perspective of changes in the College of Nursing. This will include physical changes as well as changes in health care and teaching strategies. A must for the 20th Reunion class. Come see one of your classmates!
Walking Tour: Art at Villanova
Join the Rev. Richard G. Cannuli, O.S.A., M.F.A. ’73, professor of studio art/theatre department, director of the Villanova University Art Gallery and curator of the university's voluminous art collection, and explore great art works at the University. The tour will include Father Cannuli’s own stained glass works and the ongoing restoration of Pietro da Cortona’s “Triumph of David”.
6 - 10:30 pm
Annual Reunion Dinner Dance - Join us for an evening of gourmet cuisine and drinks, live music and dancing. It is “the place to be” on Saturday night, with a fantastic band, Chico’s Vibe. You don’t want to miss this!