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September 2014

"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

May 2014

Kansas City Star features trip to South Korea

Avila students get a taste of culture when they traveled to Seoul with their Food and Culture course. Read more... KC Star.

April 2014

Make it!!! High School Film Festival

Took place on Saturday April 25, 2014 in the Dallavis Production Studio...Full Story

Space Apps Challenge

Two senior graphic design students recently participated...Full Story

The Food and Culture Course Prepares for Upcoming Trip

The Food and Culture course is preparing for their upcoming trip to South Korea by chowing down on some fantastic Korea food...Full Story

Senior Portfolio Day - April 23, 2014

In the School of Visual and Communication Arts, Senior Portfolio Day is an opportunity for graduating students to meet with...Full Story

VisCom Feeds Families of Hospice Patients

The School of Visual and Communication Arts recently made a huge Italian lunch....Full Story

Avila Students' Photography Published

3 Avila students recently had photography published in the Photographer's Form...Full Story

Digital Media Student Hauls in Leadership Awards

Digital Media minor Dominique Lucas (aka Dom) was a big winner at the Annual Avila Student Life Recognition Program....Full Story

Film Professor Gives Lighting Workshop

On April 4, 2014, Nicole Esquibel-MFA-Film and Digital Media was a guest lecturer at the Johnson County Community College Take 5 filmmaking workshops. ...Full Story

March 2014

Art + Design Professor recognized for Teaching Excellence

John Carroll, adjunct professor in Avila University's Art + Design Department has been  recognized with the prestigious Lieberman Award....Full Story

Film Professor Represents Avila

Assistant Professor Nicole Esquibel, MFA (Film and Digital Media) attended the Association of American Colleges and Universities annual meeting in Washington, DC....Full Story

Anticipating Spring Break

Spring Break begins next week and several of the students from our Public Relations class were happy to share their plans....Full Story

VisCom Alum Making her Mark

Congratulations to our former Talon Team Member, and ViscCom Alum Lauren McCarthy who is making her mark on the Auto Industry as Chair of the 2014 KC Auto Show!....Full Story

2014 Addy Awards

Kudos to the Avila University winners at the 2014 AAF "Student ADDY Awards"!......Full Story

Dr. J Weighs in on Super Bowl Ad Winners and Losers on KCUR

Although most time you can find an almost split between those who enjoy the Super Bowl commercials more than the game itself..Full Story

Sports Media & Pop Culture Students visit NLBM

Sports, Media & Pop Culture students visited the NLBM as a field trip and were treated to a special afternoon....Full Story

Emilee Bilyeu visits Branding Students

Emilee Bilyeu, Avila Communications Alum and now Marketing Manager for the Overland Park Convention Center visited......Full Story

Black History Month through Films

Avila BSU, Microcinema, & The Talon Commerorate Black History Month with a month-long series of movie screenings.....Full Story

January 2014

Graphic Design students published in Creative Quarterly

Two Graphic Design majors were recently published in Creative Quarterly for their graphic design work and photography...Full Story

A Night of Inspiration with Dr. John Carlos

T'was a night of inspiration with Dr. John Carlos at the Negro League Baseball Hall of Fame Museum on Thursday, December 12...Full Story

December 2013

Avila Art Professor Exhibits Work at The Late Show

Marci Aylward, Associate Professor of Art, will be part of an exhibit titled "Arrogant Bastard".....Full Story

Pioneer In Art Therapy Visits Avila

Avis Garrett-Baptist, PhD, ATR-BC visited Janice Mead's Art as Therapy class recently to discuss her life journey ....Full Story

Avila Communication Student Brings Home Two Golds

Aimee Adam, senior, was notified in November that she won two Gold MarCom Awards in the Media Kit....Full Story

John Davis Carroll Exhibits Paintings in Taiwan Art Show

3 paintings by John Davis Carroll (adjunct professor in VisCom) are in the art show in Taiwan.  "Island of the Mind-International Art Exhibition" was curated by Tracy Hsu....Full Story

November 2013

Filmmaker from Nigeria speaks to Avila Students

Avila Film & Digital Media students got a real treat when Ilse van Lamoen, a Dutch filmmaker whose been working in Nigeria...Full Story

Professor Winter attends National Design Conference

Eric Winter, Avila Graphic Design Assistant Professor recently attended "Head, Heart, Hand (http://designconference.aiga.org/)" in Minneapolis, a celebration of design thinking and strategy...Full Story

Paper toy designer visits Avila

Design is so much more than 2-D.  The work of Matthew Hawkins, of CustomPaperToys.com, is proof positive that design can be even more dynamic in a 3-D environment...Full Story

October 2013

International drawing exchange

The Beginning Drawing class exchanges work with students at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore...Full Story

UrbanSuburban Exhibit and Art Auction

John Davis Carroll will be showing his work "Tanks on the Missouri"...Full Story

Women in Art of Contemporary World

On may 6-16, Marci Aylward was invited to present her work at an International Exhibit...Full story

The Zoo Crew

Jacqueline Sharp, Event Manager at the Kansas City Zoo and one our recent graduates is giving back to a new crop of Vis Com students...Full story

Major Munchies

It is truth universally acknowledged that free food is the Holy Grail for most university students..Full story

Animated Film Premiers

Vis Com faculty and students are very proud of 2013 Film and Digital Media graduate Yohei Ishihama...Full story

Two graphic design students recognized by AIGA

Sean Allen and Jordan Horn, Graphic Design seniors, received Awards of Merit...Full story

September 2013

Marci Aylward to exhibit work in UrbanSuburban at the Epsten Gallery

Saturday, Oct. 26, 7-10 pm UrbanSuburban Live Auction at Epsten Gallery...Full story

Pascoe Books Two More Festivals in October

Professor Benjamin Pascoe's documentary, "Leave it on the Track", has been invited to screen at the PollyGrind Film...Full Story

Art Therapy instructor to present at KATA

Janice Mead, who is teaching Art as Therapy this fall, will be presenting at the annual KATA Conference (Kansas Art Therapy Association), speaking about Trauma Focused Art Therapy Directives...Full Story

Graphic design students have continued success at IEEE poster competition.

Students in the AR 345 Typography II course recently participated in the electronic poster competition as part of the 2013 IEEE Professional Communication Conference....Full Story

August 2013

We're Back.....So What did we do with our summer?

Click here and see what VisCom Faculty did this summer.

E.Simms Campbell's Work Spends Summer in the Thornhill

Here's a little known fact - Esky, the Esquire magazine mascot for over 80 years was designed by E. Simms Campbell a young African American artist in 1933...Full Story

A World Premier for Avila Film Student

Avila Film & Digital Media student, Yohei Ishihama, has been invited to screen his short animation at the 13th Kansas International Film Festival...Full Story



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