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VisCom T-Shirt Design Contest

Wear Your Design

3 colors Max (Au Inspired)

Front, Back or Sleeve

Purple, Grey, or black Shirt

Must be completed in Illustrator.

Print copy submitted to Janine by 2/5/16

Voting will be the week of February 8th

Winner will be announced on February 15th.

Remember needs to represent all of VISCOM not just one major!



February 2016

Great things happening with the Avila micro cinema film club.  This Sunday, Feb 7th, will be a zombie film shoot on the Avila campus.Come be a part of the fun.

The Spring 2016 Art, Advertising & Hip Hop Culture class visited The Castle as part of their Graffiti 2.0 tour.   The tour encompassed five Kansas City neighborhoods well known for extraordinary street art, graffiti and tagging.

The castle is located at 20th and Vine has been abandoned for years, but when it was built in 1897 it was designed as a prison where petty criminals could work off their crimes. The back of the building has several openings where bold explorers can get inside and do their work. The place although not an official tourism site is a favorite for locals and visitors.  While there, the group encountered a small group hanging out from St. Louis

January 2016

Abdullah Alshaddi welcome a new member to Avila's chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators,  Senior Dixie Robinson.

Promotional Writing student Ali Alshagrawi starts his first presentation with a selfie with "class."

November 2015

Dr. Snorgrass addresses attendees at KCUR's Beyond Our Borders Banquet.

 Full Story

KIFF Filmmakers Visit Avila

Two filmmakers from the 2015 Kansas International Film Festival visited.....Full Story

October 2015

Special Effects Makeup Session A Hit!

Jessica Albina, President of the MicroCinema Film Club,

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Vine Street Studio Art Gallery Presents Dr. J. Anthony Snorgrass

‘Super\Imposed:  Beyond the Mind’s Eye’.  Exhibit opened Oct 2. 

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Professor J. Antony Snorgrass Speaks at AWC National Conference

 Dr. J. Anthony Snorgrass addresses General Session at Association of Women in Communications National Conference with Interactive Experience Story...Full Story

Shine 'em Up!

Well, it's not unusual to see Dr. Snorgrass in a suit and tie but even more rare to see him without a shine on his shoes! ....Full Story

September 2015

NIKE- Content and Storytelling in a Digital, Mobile, and Social World.

The "WAM - Advertising Campaigns" students were guests of the KC American Marketing Association..Full Story

VisCom Summer Fun.

A few faculty stories from the summer. For  the full story click here.

Robin Hood wins Film Festival Award

Recent Film and Digital Media graduate Yohei Ishihama took home the Audience Award for best film at the Top Shorts Film Festival...Full Story

August 2015

Alumni Reunion

Former and future Vis/Com graduates gathered to share stories at our first annual alumni event...Full Story

May 2015

Communication Student Wins Gold in 2015 International AVA Digital Competition

Erin Casey Lee sophomore Communication student won individual honors for her campaign entitled..Full Story

The Walking Dead – Sort

Finals can be brutal, but usually not bloody – unless you are cast in a final....Full Story

Getting ready to Soar like an Eagle

Thursday  April 24 was portfolio day for many of our senior students in the School of Visual and Communication Arts...Full Story

Let Your Stories Flow Like Wine

The first reunion of the School of Visual an Communication Arts was held on  April 23, 2015.. Full Story

Excellence in Teaching Award

On Friday April 26, Adjunct Art Professor Georgia Mueller received the Excellence in Teaching from Sigma Alpha Pi, ..Full Story

Communication Graduate

Colbi Howser, Communication major with an AD/PR  concentration, is not wasting anytime marketing ..Full Story

April 2015

"MAKE IT!" Makes History in 2015 

The 2nd Annual "Make It!" High School Film Contest is officially in the books...Full Story

Art Therapy Instructor and students participate in Peace Paper Project workshop

Art Therapy students Molly Delk, Nichole Phillips and Kylee Schomburg participated at a paper making workshop...Full Story

Dr. J. Anthony Snorgrass has been selected as one of the top 100 Most Influential Kansas Citians for 2015

We are proud to announce Dr. J Anthony Snorgrass has been  inducted into  Kansas City Globe’s Society of Influentials.. Full Story

VISCOM Student has been selected to be included in the Photographers Forum

Viscom is proud to announce that Rachel McDowell.. Full Story

VISCOM Students artwork selected in a juried exhibition

Avila students artwork has been accepted into The Kansas City Artists Coalition Undergraduate Student Exhibition....Full story

Excellence in Teaching Award

VISCOM’s Instructor, Georgia Mueller has been awarded an excellence in teaching award by the students ..Full Story

Horsing Around in Speech Class

Communication student, Vanna Quinn (on the right side of the horse in both pictures), brought a very special guest to Professor Pascoe's Fundamentals of Speech class... Full Story

March 2015

VisCom well represented at Storling Dance Theater

VisCom was well represented at Storling Dance Theater’s Underground Production March 6th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts...Full Story

February 2015

Graphic Design Student Wins Addy

Miranda Byrd, Graphic Design junior, won a Silver Addy at the Kansas City American Advertising Foundation Awards..Full Story

Dr. Snorgrass Launches Interactive Race Experience Kiosk

Communication Professor, Dr. Snorgrass (right), talks with student Abby Trapp (left) as he oversees the launch of the Interactive Race Experience Kiosk..Full story

Avila MicroCinema Shoots Baseball Promo

Avila University Film & Digital Media students, Joy Branch (back) and Jessica Albina (front) and Zach Mize (right)...Full Story

Thornhill Gallery to host KCAAF Awards Exhibition

The Thornhill Gallery will host the Kansas City American Advertising Federation Awards Exhibition from February 23-27. Full Story

VisCom Faculty Attend Avila Steer Dinner 2015

Dotty Hamilton, Ben Pascoe and Eric Winter represented the School of Visual & Communication....Full Story

Avila Professor Speaks at Student Film Festival

Nicole Esquibel, Assistant Professor of Film/Digital Media was the keynote speaker at the IHTD (If I Had a Trillion Dollars) film festival..Full Story

Avila Professor Rates This Year’s Super Bowl Ads on KCUR.

“Teasers, Trailers, & Hash-tags oh my”..Full story

Art Therapist Visits Avila students

Teresa Zaiger, art therapist at St. Luke’s inpatient psychiatric hospital, spent the afternoon...Full Story

December 2014

Ceramics class delivers holiday cheer to second graders

    Avila ceramics students with second graders

Film & Digital Media students and faculty shoot promo for 2015 Student Scholar Day


Students have a monstrous concept!


"Unleash Your Power!"


October 2014

Art+Design faculty "present luminous landscapes" at the Late Show gallery

Marci Aylward, Painting Professor, and John Carroll, adjunct faculty for the Art+Design Department, had a joint show at the Late Show Gallery in Kansas City...Full Story

Sean Allen racks up awards

Sean Allen, Graphic Design class of 2014, was recently published in the Creative Quarterly for two projects....Full Story

VisCom professor recently visits Cuba

Nicole Esquibel, Assistant Professor-Film and Digital Media, just returned from a 9 day trip to Cuba...Full Story

Ben Pascoe works the Kansas International Film Festival

Benjamin Pascoe spent his Fall Break this year working at ...Full Story

Graphic Design students visit Sullivan Higdon Sink Advertising

Award-winning Sullivan Higdon & Sink, a public relations/web/ad agency here in Kansas City, hosted our seniors...Full Story

Avila Art Therapy students participated in Ribbons of Hope to heal Ferguson MO Heal.....Full Story

September 2014

"Arts Upload" Premiere Showing

Angelica Sandoval, adjuct faculty member, to be highlited on the first episode of KCPT Arts Upload...Full Story

Graphic Design students represent at A10 Awards

2014 Graphic Design alumns Sean Allen, Alexzis Thomson and Alex Yates celebrated success...Full Story

Art faculty in Mongolia

In July, fine art faculty members Marci Aylward and John Davis Carroll traveled to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia...Full Story

"Beyond Our Borders" Becomes Iconic!

Kansas City's NPR affiliate, KCUR invited Avila Professor, Dr. J. Anthony Snorgrass to help them create an iconic look and feel for a new program initiative...Full Story

"Forgotten Four"

Avila University Professor, Dr. J. Anthony Snorgrass attended the Kansas City Premiere of the "Forgotten Four"...Full Story

Behind the Broadcast

Michael Coleman, KCTV 5 Sports Director and VisCom Adjunct Faculty Member, shared his keen, 'behind-the-broadcast"...Full Story

Coming Soon - "Unleash Your Power!"

In a world of hypothetical lesson bound by classroom limitations, there is a program where teachers...Full Story

Not Your Average Internship

Communication Majors, Aimee Adams and Colbi Howser, didn't spend the summer taking life easy and relaxing in the sun....Full Story

Let the Good Times Roll!!

School has been in session for a week and the academic pressure is starting to build...Full Story

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