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  • April 20, 2018

    Missouri Collegiate Media Awards (MCMA) Competition Names Talon News Magazine Overall Best in Class

    Members of the Talon Media Network (TMN) brought home six awards from the Missouri Collegiate Media Association (MCMA) 2018 annual conference, held earlier this month at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.

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  • April 17, 2018

    Sue Willcox, Ph.D., Named Avila University’s Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

    Avila University has named Sue Willcox, ’79, Ph.D., provost and vice president of academic affairs. Dr. Willcox has held the position on an interim basis for the past year.

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  • April 9, 2018

    Avila University Rolls Out Campus-Wide Recycling Initiative

    With the assistance of a grant from the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), Avila University has begun a comprehensive recycling program entitled “Be Purple. Live Green.”

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  • March 22, 2018

    Peace Activist and Author Rev. John Dear to Speak at Avila University

    The Buchanan Initiative for Peace and Nonviolence at Avila University will host Rev. John Dear, Catholic priest and multi-Nobel prize nominee, for a talk and book signing on April 17 in the Whitfield Conference Center.

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  • March 21, 2018

    Avila University Will Host Career and Internship Fair

    Avila University will host a career and internship fair for both Avila students and the Kansas City community on April 12.

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  • March 13, 2018

    Avila University Selects 2018 Activist-in-Residence

    Bosnian Draga “Dasha” Gajić will Promote Peace and Nonviolence

    To further the mission of changing the world through learning, understanding and inspiring nonviolent action, the Buchanan Initiative for Peace and Nonviolence at Avila University will host its second Activist-in-Residence during the fall semester 2018.

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  • March 2, 2018

    Avila University Partners with Saint Louis University to Offer Masters of Social Work

    Avila University and Saint Louis University (SLU) have entered into a partnership to offer an innovative Master of Social Work (MSW) program to students in the Kansas City metro.

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  • February 26, 2018

    Avila University to Host Annual STEM Day for Girl Scouts

    The Avila University chapter of Tri-Beta (the National Honor Society for Biological Science) will host the 10th annual Girl Scout STEM Day on March 24 from 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. The event emphasizes different types of careers that relate to the sciences.

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  • February 23, 2018

    Avila University Partners with St. Joseph Medical Center to Operate Campus Health Center

    Avila University has partnered with St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC), to enhance the health services offered on campus. Avila and SJMC will begin co-operating the college’s on-site student health center as of August 1, 2018.

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  • February 23, 2018

    Avila President Ronald Slepitza, Ph.D., CSJA Named Icon of Education

    Honor Goes to 10 Educators in Missouri/Kansas from Ingram’s

    Avila University President Ronald Slepitza, Ph.D., CSJA has been named to the 2018 class of Icons of Education by Ingram’s, Kansas City’s business magazine.

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  • February 23, 2018

    Dr. Rachel Dean-Ruzicka to Speak at Avila on Gender, Sterilization and Nazi Germany

    Avila University’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program will host a lecture by author, Rachel Dean-Ruzicka, Ph.D. on March 20 at 7:00 p.m. in Whitfield Center.

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  • February 14, 2018

    Avila Glitter Girls Claim 5th Consecutive Heart Championship

    Avila University’s dance squad, The Glitter Girls, made history on February 3, winning their record fifth consecutive Heart of America Athletic Conference Competitive Dance Championship.

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