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Think Negative! - COVID updates from Villanova University
The Caritas Commitment
Updates from Villanova on our response to the COVID crisis, ways of staying safe on campus, and other information.
Apr 26, 2021
Looking Back with Fr. Peter
This week on Think Negative!, Jack and Chrissy sit down with Fr. Peter to look back at the school's response to COVID, talk about what went well and where we could have done better, and look forward to the fall and the end of this school year!
Apr 9, 2021
Surveillance Science with Dr. Elaine Youngman
This week on Think Negative!, Jack and Chrissy talk with Dr. Elaine Youngman, a faculty member in the Biology Department who is leading the charge on in-house surveillance testing. Tune in to hear about the science behind testing and the Herculean efforts across campus that have kept us on top of the numbers, as well as why some spit is better than other spit.
Mar 26, 2021
The Competitive Edge (with Ash Puri)
Happy Mulch Week! We celebrated by sitting down with Ash Puri, Senior Associate Director of Athletics AND Chief Athletics Operating Officer, to talk about the historic number of Villanova athletics competing this spring.
Mar 19, 2021
Carry On! (with Kathy Byrnes!)
This week, Jack and Chrissy sat down with Kathy Byrnes, Associate VP for Student Life, to talk about campus events, responses to COVID that will continue after we're through, and the potential of vaccines on campus!
Mar 5, 2021
Looking Forward - Spring Events Preview
This week on Think Negative!, Jack and Chrissy talk about some of the exciting events coming up this semester - St. Patrick's Day, Easter Week, and Commencement!
Feb 19, 2021
Creating Connections during COVID (w Kevin Grubb)
This week, Jack and Chrissy sat down with Kevin Grubb, the Executive Director of the University Career Center and the Assistant Vice Provost for Professional Development, to talk about the pressures and stressors for students looking for summer or post-graduate work, and the opportunities that abound in that area.
Feb 12, 2021
Why I Wear My Mask (with the Office of Health Promotion)
This week on Think Negative! - Jack and Chrissy talk to members of the Office of Health Promotion about their Facts Not Fear and #IWearMyMaskFor campaigns, which you can find on the Villanova Health Instagram and Facebook pages.
Jan 15, 2021
One Shot (with Dr. Mary McGonigle)
We're back! This week, Jack and Chrissy spoke to Dr. McGonigle, director of the health center, about the vaccine, the variants of COVID, and what we can all do to make our health care workers' lives easier!
Nov 19, 2020
Thankful! (with Fr. Peter Donohue)
Villanova President Fr. Peter Donohue joins the show this week to talk about how the semester's gone, and what the spring might look like.
Nov 12, 2020
Playing Strong Defense (with Coaches Jay Wright and Denise Dillon!)
This week, we're joined by Women's Basketball Coach Denise Dillon and Men's Basketball Coach Jay Wright to talk about the season start getting closer and how they adapted to coaching over Zoom.
Nov 5, 2020
Self-Grading Our Work (With Provost Maggitti)
This week on Think Negative, we're joined by Provost Maggitti to discuss how the pandemic has affected Villanova's academic offerings.
Oct 29, 2020
Leadership in Turbulent Times (with SGA President Amanda and VP Caroline)
This week on Think Negative: SGA President Amanda Rappa and Vice President Caroline Levine join us to talk about the changes SGA has had to make to respond to the pandemic, how they think COVID has changed student life for good, and what they have planned for the future.
Oct 22, 2020
We Can Sustain This (with Sustainability Manager Liesel Schwarz!)
This week on Think Negative - we're joined by Villanova's Sustainability Manager Liesel Schwarz to talk about the challenges of remaining environmentally friendly while keeping safe! Check out sustainability resources on campus on Instagram @VillanovaSustainability!
Oct 15, 2020
The Future of Villanova Athletics (with Athletic Director Mark Jackson)
Join Think Negative this week as we talk with AD Mark Jackson about how our student athletes have been able to practice and what the rest of the year could hold for their competitions.
Oct 8, 2020
Leave No Trace (with Nurse Practitioner Mary Agnes Ostick)
This week on Think Negative, hear from Villanova's lead contact tracer, Nurse Practitioner Mary Agnes Ostick DNP/CRNP, on how the community has come together to make contact tracing an effective part of our COVID response.
Oct 1, 2020
Spike. (with Fr. Peter Donohue)
We're halfway through the semester, but we can't relax now. Join us as we discuss the recent spike in cases with Fr. Peter Donohue, President of the university, and look forward to how we'll adapt to social distancing in the colder weather ahead. V's up, masks on! Go Cats.
Sep 24, 2020
Why should you Think Negative?
Updates from the Caritas Commitment about Villanova's response to the COVID-19 pandemic! This week: Jack and Chrissy talk about why you should think negative, how the numbers are looking right now, and why we all need to keep doing what we're doing! Follow the show on all major platforms here.
Sep 16, 2020
Think Negative! [Trailer]
From WXVU and the Caritas Commitment, this is Think Negative, a podcast updating you on Villanova University’s response to the pandemic. Tune in each week for important information on how the school is working to keep our community safe!