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  • June 18, 2020

    Avila University to Close in Recognition of Juneteenth

    Juneteenth is an annual U.S. holiday that is receiving even greater attention this year following the nationwide protests over racial inequity and injustice.  This year it offers us a unique opportunity to continue to learn, connect with each other, and reflect on how we can move forward and achieve permanent and lasting change throughout our institutions and society.

    As such, the University will close on Friday in recognition of our commitment to align our words with actions and to act in solidarity towards this greater good. Now, more than ever, it’s important for us to find moments of clarity, connection, and community.

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  • June 17, 2020

    More than 400 Undergraduates Named to Dean's List

    Full-time students maintaining 3.5 GPA or higher honored

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  • June 2, 2020

    Standing for Justice and Pursuing Peace

    Dear Avila Community,

    I am saddened, angry, devastated. The hate, violence, oppression, and injustices that people of color and indigenous communities suffer daily is a centuries-old pandemic.  We must do more today to end the racism that has brought us to this point in history. We must come together to heed the call for justice that is at the foundation of Avila University.

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  • May 18, 2020

    Nearly 400 Graduates in Class of 2020 Earn Degrees

    Graduates received graduation materials May 8 on campus

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  • May 1, 2020

    Avila University Prepares for On-Campus Classes this Fall

    Avila University is preparing its facilities, protocols, and procedures to open the campus for the Fall 2020 semester. As the COVID-19 virus situation and responses remain fluid and will continue to be throughout the summer, the University is preparing for numerous contingencies. 

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  • May 1, 2020

    School of Social Work Announces '20 Awards

    Paige Rackers, Hayley Thagard Receive Student Awards

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  • April 9, 2020

    Andy Jett Named Dean of College of Professional Schools

    Jett will oversee Schools of Business & Education, VisCom, Avila Advantage

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  • March 17, 2020

    Online Classes Continue and Other Changes in Response to COVID-19

    As the fluid nature of the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, so does the University’s response. Following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and Kansas City Mayor Lucas, that organizations avoid gatherings of more than 10 people for the next 15 days, and groups of 50 for at least another eight weeks, all online classes will continue through the semester end.

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  • March 13, 2020

    Avila University Classes Moving to Remote Learning March 23, 2020

    Spring Break will be extended through March 22, 2020, for all traditional undergraduate students. Beginning March 23, 2020, all courses (undergraduate, adult, and graduate) will be conducted remotely.

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  • March 12, 2020

    Avila University Admissions Goes “Test-Optional”

    Avila University will join a growing number of colleges that do not require prospective students to submit an ACT or SAT score. President Ron Slepitza, Ph.D., CSJA announced the change after a meeting of Avila’s Board of Trustees on Wednesday.

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  • March 4, 2020

    Eagles Punch Ticket to NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Championship

    Avila University's women's basketball team defeated the Sterling College Lady Warriors to win the KCAC Conference Tournament Championship. With the win, Avila returns to postseason play for the first time in eight seasons, qualifying for the NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Championship, March 11-17 in Sioux City, Iowa. The Eagles will learn their first-round opponent on Wednesday, March 4, as the bracket is announced by the NAIA.

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  • March 3, 2020

    University-Sponsored and Personal Travel Advisory

    The wellbeing of all members of the Avila community is our highest priority. To that end, for the past six weeks, University officials have been closely monitoring the global threat posed by the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Now, with Avila’s spring break approaching and the virus spreading beyond China, we are writing to provide new information and updates.

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