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  • November 7, 2018

    Avila University Hosts Career & Internship Fair

    Avila University will host a Career & Internship Fair on Wednesday, November 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Mabee Fieldhouse, on the Avila campus. This year 36 businesses, corporations, and non-profit organizations will be attending.

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  • November 1, 2018

    28th Annual Science and Mathematics Challenge for Young Women Hosted by Avila University

    Begun in 1990, the purpose of the challenge is to encourage young women to study and enter STEM fields.

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  • October 29, 2018

    Avila University President Responds to Tree of Life Synagogue Attack

    In light of the many acts of violence that have occurred recently, Avila University strongly affirms that we stand with communities against hatred and the acts that flow from it. 

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  • October 22, 2018

    Avila University Announces 2018 Alumni Awardees

    Avila University is proud to announce 14 outstanding alumni and an honorary alumnus, which were honored and recognized at the Alumni Awards Ceremony and Luncheon during Homecoming Weekend 2018.

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  • October 11, 2018

    Sixth Annual Peacebuilding and Nonviolence Conference and Peace Paper Project Exhibit at Avila University

    (October 9) Kansas City, MO: The sixth annual Greater Kansas City Peacebuilding and Nonviolence Conference titled “Achievements in Peacebuilding: Stories from the Field” will begin on October 25, 2018, at Avila University.

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  • October 5, 2018

    Avila Students are Creating a More Sustainable Kansas City Through Water Conservation

    (October 5, 2018) Kansas City, MO: As part of their first-year seminar course, 180 students at Avila University participated in an on-campus environmental sustainability project by building rain barrels on October 1 and 3, 2018. Once complete, the rain barrels will be donated to non-profit organizations in the community.

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  • October 3, 2018

    2018 Harry S. Truman Distinguished Lecture: “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” Author William Kamkwamba Brings His Sustainability Story to Avila University

    (October 3, 2018) KANSAS CITY, MO – New York Times bestselling author and inventor, William Kamkwamba will deliver the 2018 Harry S. Truman Distinguished Lecture on October 24, 2018, on the campus of Avila University.

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  • September 20, 2018

    Avila University Announces New Director of Community Engagement

    Avila University has recently hired Anastasia Caffrey, MBA, as director of community engagement. This is a new position at the university to further support student success by garnering internships, research experiences and other meaningful partnerships in the community.

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  • September 17, 2018

    Avila University Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Nursing Program with the Gold Foundation White Coat Ceremony

    One of oldest baccalaureate programs of nursing in the Kansas City region, the Avila School of Nursing celebrates 70 years as it admits students to the nursing class of 2020. This fall, junior nursing students participated in a formal commitment ceremony pledging an oath of providing compassionate patient care as a future health care provider. In celebration of 70 years of nursing at Avila and in partnership with the Gold Foundation, 51 nursing students walked across the Jean and Bill Buchanan Stage inside Goppert Theatre to be recognized in front of family, friends and fellow nursing students.

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  • August 31, 2018

    Avila is One of Two Universities in Missouri to Receive DOJ Grant to Expand Domestic Violence Prevention Programs

    Avila University Earns a Rare Continuation Grant to Expand Eagles Aware Prevention Programs

    The United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women announced 57 grants totaling over $18 million to help campuses across the country reduce crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Avila University is one of only two Missouri colleges to receive these competitive grants. No grants were issued to institutions in Kansas.

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  • August 24, 2018

    First Year Students Take Community Plunge Packing 12,500 Meals

    Each year Avila University first-year students spend one of their first days on campus volunteering in the community to give back and build bonds. This year around 180 Avila students spent a day at Harvesters community food network packing 76,122 total lbs. of product which is the equivalent of about 12,500 meals. "I love the good it does the community and the bonding with the other incoming classmates," said Tumi Musamali, a freshman from Kansas City, Missouri. "I can't wait to come back." 

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  • August 16, 2018

    Avila Junior Joins Summer Research Program at Rutgers University - Camden

    Chloe Casey, a junior at Avila University, was one of a select group of 10 college students from across the United States participating in the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program at Rutgers University‒Camden this summer.

    For 10 weeks, Casey worked alongside faculty and graduate-student mentors in the Center for Computational and Integrative Biology. From hands-on lab work to the potential for publishing research papers, Casey's research provided her a head start on STEM learning experiences that many students won't begin until graduate school.

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The Diary of Anne Frank 
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