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  New Hodes Center makes campus life more convenient  
  Kansas City, MO    
September 8, 2008

Completed just in time for the students to step on campus, the new Hodes Center promises to provide Avila University students with multiple services.

hodesThis August, the Hodes Center renovation project wrapped up, creating a centralized location for student services. The lower level of Carondelet Hall was remodeled over summer break to provide easier accessibility, new opportunities in programming, and an updated look.

“The centralized location is working really well,” said Assistant Director of Learning Service Julie Brogno. “Students stop in to use the computers and we’re really promoting a study atmosphere. Now the students can get help if they need it and have the all these resources in one place.”

During the first week of school, Brogno said that over 100 students stopped by the Hodes Center, and expects to have many more as the school year progresses.
“With the new Hodes Center, we have much more visibility and traffic,” Brogno said. “Having the centralized location allows us to refer students to other services more easily. Now we can walk students over to another service instead of giving them directions across campus.”

Student services available in the new Hodes Center include Career Services, Counseling Services, Disability Services, Health Services, International Student Services, Learning Services, and Upward Bound.

For more information about the Hodes Center, call (816) 501-3666.


Avila University is a private, co-educational, values-based liberal arts institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree programs. Avila University is located at 119th and Wornall Rd in southwest suburban Kansas City, Mo.