Dennis Clark’s Legacy

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By Dr. James Murphy Professor Emeritus Villanova University It would not be an exaggeration to say that we might not be here today without the foundation laid by the late Dennis Clark. This is especially so given the theme of… Continue Reading

Villanova Irish Dance Team Prepares for Intercollegiate Competition

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Article and Videos By Brendan Clay It’s Labor Day, September 5, 2016, and the Villanova Irish Dance Team is hard at work preparing to compete. An upbeat pop number blares throughout the tiny dance studio in St. Mary’s Hall on… Continue Reading

Part II: Friendly Sons of St. Patrick – A Tradition of Liberty and Charity

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By Russell W. Wylie General George Washington was desperate to provide his army encamped at Jockey Hollow in Morristown, NJ with something to boost their morale after enduring the most brutal winter on record. The men of the Continental Army… Continue Reading

5 Questions for Susan Kelly Von Medicus: Local Artist Brings the Golden Age of Irish Manuscripts to Villanova

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Photo above: Ne Timeas: walnut ink and egg tempera on Fabriano paper. Study for student project based on decorations in Lindisfame Gospel text from Luke at Annunciation: Fear not Mary. Were you always interested in art as a young girl?… Continue Reading

Collegiate Irish Dancers Meet in Friendly Competition at Villanova University

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(Photo above: Left to right: Kristen Sileo, Allison Wetterauw, Colleen Fitzpatrick, and Eileen McAlonan from the Catholic University of America accept the second place award for the Four Hand Reel from George Pinchock, Villanova’s assistant director of the Office of… Continue Reading