Avila News

October 4, 2017

Art Therapy Students Produce Peace Paper

Peace Paper Students

(October 4, 2017) KANSAS CITY, MO – On Saturday, Sep 23, Avila art therapy students had the opportunity to learn the art of paper making from Drew Matott and Jana Shumacher of Peace Paper Project. www.peacepaperproject.org  The students worked with Matott and Shumacher at Ozanam, a psychiatric residential treatment facility for pre-adolescents and adolescents. Under the guidance of Nannie Mead, LPC, ATR-BC, instructor for Art as Therapy, 53 clients were assisted in transforming meaningful clothing into paper using a variety of artistic methods. 

Matott is a master papermaker with an expertise using traditional papermaking as a form of trauma therapy, social engagement and community activism. He directs the vision and strategy of Peace Paper Project across the world.

Shumacher is a fine artist working and living in Hamburg, Germany. Her work is focused on drawing and installation art which she exhibits internationally. Her work with Peace Paper has focused on designing and facilitating Global Papermaking & Social Justice workshops in the United States. 

Avila students were instructed in the processes of papermaking by Matott and Shumacher. They assisted clients throughout the day, assisting them in the process of cutting up pre-selected clothing, pulping it using a Hollander Paper Beater and creating sheets of paper using a mould and deckle. Clients were able to overlay their paper with a variety of screen prints, further gaining empowerment over the meaningful issue related to their clothing. 

 

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The Arts at Avila: These Shining Lives

these shining lives
February 22-25
Evening performances: 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday matinee: 2:00 p.m.
Goppert Theatre on the Bill and Jean Buchanan Stage

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University Closed Today

student scholar day

Due to weather and road conditions, Avila University will be closed on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018.

Classes and events are canceled and offices will not be open today.

Overdose: The Opioid Epidemic film screening has been rescheduled for March 6. 

AU News

Avila University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The University will host a visit February 26-27, 2018 with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Avila University has been accredited by HLC since 1946. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the University to the following address:

Public Comment on Avila University,
Higher Learning Commission,
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on HLC’s website at www.hlcommission.org/comment.

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.

All comments must be received by January 19, 2018.