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Wed.
04

Prayer Partners

Prayer Partner: Pray for 15 minutes weekly with a member of Avila’s faculty or staff. You and your prayer partner will choose when, where, and how to pray together. Sign up outside Campus Ministry Offices or email: Mary.Whitacre@avila.edu

Wed.
04

Collegiate Bible Study with Dr. Benjamin Stephens III

Wednesday, October 4 l 5:13pm
Where: Marian Center Barefoot Room
Topic: Real Love

Thu.
05

Activist-in-Residence Sr. Jeannette at Campus Ministry's Dinner and Dialogue

Campus Ministry is hosting a "Dinner and Dialogue" with Sr. Jeannette Londadjim as a special guest. Take advantage of this opportunity to engage with fellow students and our Activist-in-Residence about immigration issues. For more information, visit the Campus Ministry events page: https://www.avila.edu/avila-life/student-experience/campus-ministry-1/ministry-events 

Thu.
05

Dinner & Dialogue

Dinner & Dialogue
Location: Carondelet Activity Room (First Floor Carondelet)
Date: Thursday, October 5
Time: 5:30pm
RSVP: Courtney at tabish469813@avila.edu or sign up in the ministry lobby!

Fri.
06

University Singers Perform The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

Join Avila's University Singers at the Kansas City Music Hall tomorrow evening as they perform with a 57-piece orchestra -- The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses.

Sat.
07

A.C.E.D.

A.C.E.D. (Adults Continuing Education for Persons with Developmental Disabilities)

Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
Location: O’Rielly (second floor classrooms)
Contact: Grace Tibbetts at 816-663-2628 or tibbetts435355@avila.edu. Sign up sheet is also available in the Ministry Lobby!

Mon.
16

Small Faith Communites

Small Faith Community

October 16-November 13
Each group meets once a week for prayer, reflection, and discussion.

Sign up outside Campus Ministry Offices or email: Mary.Whitacre@avila.edu

Wed.
18

Harry S. Truman Distinguished Lecture Series

Award-winning novelist and memoirist, Reyna Grande, will deliver the 2017 Harry S. Truman Distinguished Lecture on October 18 on the campus of Avila University. Grande will speak on her memoir The Distance Between Us, which tells the story of her journey to America when her father brought her to the United States illegally.

Thu.
19

Purple Thursday

Wear Purple to show the Avila community that ending Dating/Domestic Violence is important to you.

Thu.
19

Avila Volleyball vs. William Penn

7pm
Mabee Fieldhouse

Fri.
20

Avila Volleyball vs. Grand View

7pm
Mabee Fieldhouse

Fri.
20

Sat.
21

Avila Football vs. Baker

11am
Avila Football Field

Mon.
23

Trick-or-Treat for Canned Goods Drop-Off

October 23 l 5:30/6:00pm
Whitfield

Immediately following OMSA All-Team Meeting in Whitfield, we will go into the neighborhoods surrounding Avila for our annual Trick-or-Treat for Canned Goods Drop-Off.

Tue.
24

Pumpkin Carving and Halloween Party

Pumpkin Carving and Halloween Party
6:30pm l The Firepit
Join us for our annual Pumpkin Carving and Halloween Party! Food! Candy! Prizes! Contests! Projects!

Tue.
24

Pumpkin Chucking

Pumpkin Chucking
11:30am-1pm l The Quad

Stop by the Quad between 11:30 and 1pm for Campus Ministry’s Pumpkin Chunking event to get in the Halloween spirit and win prizes!!

Tue.
24

String Art Program

7pm to 8pm
2nd Floor Lobby, Wylie Hall

Come use string, nails and foam/wood as a background to create an endless amount of creations!
Sponsored by Avila Residence Life

Tue.
24
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Thu.
26

Small Group Spiritual Direction

Small Group Spiritual Direction

Next sessions, Thursday, October 26, and Thursday, November 30, 5:30-6:30 PM in Carondelet #106.

 Sign up outside Campus Ministry Offices or email: Mary.Whitacre@avila.edu

Thu.
26

Step Up! Bystander Intervention Training

Located in Marian Barefoot room from 7-8:30pm. Step UP! training's will help you develop skills that make you comfortable and more likely to intervene in any potential harmful situation.

Thu.
26

Screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Join us for this nation-wide event! Screening of AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER,' featuring a LIVE Q&A session with Al Gore.
Screening at 3:30pm
Live Chat at 5:30pm
Second Chance Screening 6:30pm 
Whitfield Center on the Avila Campus

This is open to students, faculty, and staff, and to other friends of Avila. Limited seating is avaiable for the general public. If you are interested in attending, but are not an Avila student, staff, or faculty, please e-mail Carworkstudy@avila.edu by October 23 to Reserve your spot. 
Pizza and snacks will be provided.
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Fri.
27

Hospice House

Hospice House
October 27 l 4:30pm-6:30pm
Join fellow students in creating and serving a meal to families whose loved ones are on Hospice Care at KC Hospice House across the street from Avila.

 

Fri.
27

Art Gallery Opening Reception Featuring Recent Paintings by Jim Gubar

5pm to 7pm
Thornhill Art Gallery, Dallavis Hall

Tue.
31

Halloween Lunch

11:30am to 1pm
Marian Dining Room
Enjoy a spooky good meal at regular meal price.

Tue.
31
Tue.
31

Avila Volleyball vs. Benedictine

7:30pm
Mabee Fieldhouse

The Avila Promise

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

 

That’s the Avila Promise.

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.