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Homecoming Weekend 2018: AU Gold

Return to Avila’s campus to help celebrate Homecoming Weekend! This special weekend offers the opportunity to connect with friends and celebrate with the Avila community. Whether you attend a game, dinner theatre, one of the reunions, or another event, you don’t want to miss homecoming weekend!

                   Thursday, October 18 

   
Noon 
                   
Celebrating 70 Years of Nursing at Avila University • Athletics Pavilion
Nursing alumni and friends are invited to campus to celebrate 70 years of the nursing program at Avila – one of the best and oldest baccalaureate programs of nursing in the Kansas City region. Following lunch, tours of the School of Nursing will be available.
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5:30 p.m.            
President’s Circle and Arts at Avila Opening Night Reception • Jeanne Hamilton Olofson Plaza
This special reception recognizes President’s Circle donors and Arts at Avila patrons, thanking them for their support. The Medal of Honor will be awarded. By invitation only.  

 

7:30 p.m.            
Goppert Theatre Presents "Talk Radio" on the Bill and Jean Buchanan Stage 
Before Rush Limbaugh, Alex Jones and Sean Hannity there was Barry Champlain – the controversial radio host at the mic of Talk Radio. Fast-paced and energetic, Eric Bogosian’s incendiary play was a shock to the system in 1987. Offbeat. Outrageous.

Today’s media landscape hasn’t dulled the play’s whiplash or hard edge. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in drama, Talk Radio is the playbook for a generation of shock jocks.

Contact the box office at 816.501.3699 or box.office@avila.edu to reserve your tickets. 

 

                      Friday, October 19


10:30 a.m.
          
Heritage Day Welcome • Orscheln Memorial Chapel Lobby, Foyle Hall
Reconnect with your classmates and friends prior to Mass. 

 

11 a.m.                
Heritage Day Mass • Orscheln Memorial Chapel, Foyle Hall
Join in our annual celebration of the heritage of Avila University and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Mass includes a beautiful choral presentation by the Avila University Singers. 

 

12:15 p.m.          
Heritage Day Luncheon • Whitfield Center
This annual luncheon honors Heritage Society members who have designated a gift to Avila in their estate plans or have established a named endowed scholarship. Alumnae celebrating their 50-Year reunion, as well as other milestone reunion years, will also be recognized. By invitation only. 
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1 & 3:30 p.m.     
Soccer Games
• Zarda Family Athletic Complex
Cheer on the women’s soccer team at 1 p.m., followed by the men at 3:30 p.m. Both teams will compete against the Ottawa Braves. Seniors will be recognized before each game as part of senior day.

 

2:30 p.m.            
Class of 1968 50-Year Reunion Reception • Learning Commons
Avila is proud to welcome back alumnae from the class of 1968, celebrating 50 years since graduation.
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5 & 7 p.m.            
Volleyball Games • Mabee Fieldhouse
Come cheer on the volleyball team as they compete against the Bethel Lions in a double-header.

 

5:30-7 p.m.        
Athletics Reunion
Blue Moose Bar & Grill Red Bridge •
11134 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Mo.
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6 p.m.                  
Dinner Theatre – Parent Night • Goppert Theatre Lobby
Avila parents are invited to attend a special dinner theatre night just for them. Enjoy a prime rib dinner and the play immediately following for $28.
Register now.>

 

7:30 p.m.            
Goppert Theatre Presents "Talk Radio" on the Bill and Jean Buchanan Stage 

Before Rush Limbaugh, Alex Jones and Sean Hannity there was Barry Champlain – the controversial radio host at the mic of Talk Radio. Fast-paced and energetic, Eric Bogosian’s incendiary play was a shock to the system in 1987. Offbeat. Outrageous.

Today’s media landscape hasn’t dulled the play’s whiplash or hard edge. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in drama, Talk Radio is the playbook for a generation of shock jocks.

Contact the box office at 816.501.3699 or box.office@avila.edu to reserve your tickets.  

                 Saturday, October 20


10 a.m.
              
 
Athletics Hall of Fame Induction • Athletics Pavilion
Athletics Hall of Fame inductees will be celebrated in front of their family, friends and other Hall of Fame members at this invitation-only breakfast. Click here to see this year's inductees
Register now.>

 

10 a.m.                
Campus Tour • Begin at Foyle Hall
See how campus has changed and learn more about Avila today on this student-led campus tour.
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11 a.m. - 1 p.m.                
Tailgate & BBQ • Thompson Hall and McCarthy Observation Deck
Bring the family to enjoy delicious Jack Stack Barbeque and the carnival atmosphere at this year’s tailgate, featuring Dom the Eagle, face painting, a bounce house and more. The $10 admission fee includes the tailgate and game. Children 12 years old and younger are free.
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Noon                    
Football Game • Zarda Family Athletic Complex
Cheer your Avila Eagles to a victory over the Ottawa Braves. Don’t forget your purple and gold!

 

5 p.m.                  
Performing Arts Alumni Reunion • Thornhill Gallery
Alumni who participated in theatre or choir as a student are invited for wine and light appetizers before Dinner Theatre.
Register now.> 

 

6 p.m.                  
Dinner Theatre – Alumni & Friends Night • Goppert Theatre Lobby
Avila alumni and friends are invited to attend a special dinner theatre night just for them. Enjoy a prime rib dinner and the play immediately following for $28.
Register now.>

 

7:30 p.m.            
Goppert Theatre Presents "Talk Radio" on the Bill and Jean Buchanan Stage 

Before Rush Limbaugh, Alex Jones and Sean Hannity there was Barry Champlain – the controversial radio host at the mic of Talk Radio. Fast-paced and energetic, Eric Bogosian’s incendiary play was a shock to the system in 1987. Offbeat. Outrageous.

Today’s media landscape hasn’t dulled the play’s whiplash or hard edge. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in drama, Talk Radio is the playbook for a generation of shock jocks.

Contact the box office at 816.501.3699 or box.office@avila.edu to reserve your tickets. 

 

                Sunday, October 21

     
11 a.m.
                
Alumni Mass • Orscheln Memorial Chapel, Foyle Hall
Join us as we celebrate Mass as a community, a homecoming tradition.

 

                           Noon                                    
Campus Ministry Reunion Brunch • Carondelet Activities Room, Carondelet Hall 1st Floor
All alumni who were active in Campus Ministry as students are invited to this reunion brunch. Mimosas, coffee, brunch … what better way to reconnect with fellow alumni! 
Register now.>

 

12:15 p.m.          
Alumni Awards Ceremony and Luncheon • Athletics Pavilion
Outstanding alumni will be honored and their accomplishments celebrated at this annual event. Click here to see this year’s awardees. 
Register now.>

 

2 p.m.            
Goppert Theatre Presents "Talk Radio" on the Bill and Jean Buchanan Stage 

Before Rush Limbaugh, Alex Jones and Sean Hannity there was Barry Champlain – the controversial radio host at the mic of Talk Radio. Fast-paced and energetic, Eric Bogosian’s incendiary play was a shock to the system in 1987. Offbeat. Outrageous.

Today’s media landscape hasn’t dulled the play’s whiplash or hard edge. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in drama, Talk Radio is the playbook for a generation of shock jocks.

Contact the box office at 816.501.3699 or box.office@avila.edu to reserve your tickets. 


Bookstore Information

Be sure to stop by the Avila University bookstore while you’re on campus for Homecoming Weekend! Alumni and friends receive a special discount anytime they shop at the bookstore so stock up on your Avila gear. The bookstore is located in the lower level of Marian Center.

Homecoming Weekend bookstore hours:
Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Closed Sunday

Serving the Dear Neighbor at Homecoming Weekend

To continue the tradition set by the Sisters of St. Joseph to serve the dear neighbor without distinction, Avila will host a collection for items to be donated to a local non-profit, Giving the Basics.

Giving the Basics promotes human dignity by collecting and distributing personal care products to families and individuals in need. The following items can be bought to any homecoming event:

  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste

 

The Avila Promise

  • Lower Tuition Rate
  • Tuition Protection
  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • up to $1,000 Travel Award

 

That’s the Avila Promise.

Visit Avila at View AU

View AU Open House

View AU Open HouseSeptember 22 • 9 a.m. • Whitfield Center

See everything Avila has to offer at our upcoming ViewAU Open House. Chat with Admissions and current students, take in program information from faculty advisors and enjoy a tour of beautiful campus. Enjoy lunch – compliments of the Office of Admission.

Register for View AU Open House now>

 

Register for Homecoming Weekend 2018: AU Gold

homecoming weekend 2018

homecoming weekend

Return to Avila’s campus to help celebrate Homecoming Weekend 2018 from October 18-21! This special weekend offers the opportunity to connect with friends and celebrate with the Avila community.

Register for Homecoming Weekend 2018 now>

Arts at Avila: Talk Radio

talk radio theatre production

talk radio theatre productionOctober 18-21
7:30 p.m. | Showtime
2 p.m. | Sunday matinee
Bill and Jean Buchanan Stage at Goppert Theatre

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