Avila News

  • 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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  • February 14, 2018

    Avila University to Host Panel Discussion and Film Screening on the Opioid Epidemic

    In the last five years, opioid overdose deaths have quadrupled in the Kansas City metro area. In an attempt to counteract the growing concern, the Center for Digital Advocacy at Avila University will host a panel discussion on the opioid epidemic on February 20 in the Dallavis Center.

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  • February 12, 2018

    Avila Department of Theatre to Present "These Shining Lives"

    Play Tells the Story of Radiation Poisoning and Workers’ Rights in the Early 20th Century

    Avila University’s department of theatre will present the gripping drama “These Shining Lives” by playwright Melanie Marnich. The play runs February 22 – 25 on the Bill and Jean Buchanan Stage in Avila’s Goppert Theatre.

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  • February 7, 2018

    Avila University Steer Dinner and Auction Raises More Than $1 Million for Student Scholarships

    For the third year in a row, more than $1 million was raised at Avila’s 42nd annual Steer Dinner and Auction. First held in 1977, this year’s event took place on February 3rd at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown Muehlebach Tower.

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  • February 1, 2018

    Avila's Master of Science in Counseling Psychology Program Receives Accreditation

    Avila University has been granted accreditation from The Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) in Latham, New York through 2022. Avila is one of only two universities accredited in the state of Missouri.

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  • January 19, 2018

    Avila University Sees Uptick in Spring Transfer Enrollment

    With traditional undergraduate classes starting this week, Avila University is seeing a 45% increase in transfer and first-year student enrollments for Spring 2018. This increase is largely attributed to the university's move to a new, lower tuition model which includes the cost of books and campus fees.

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  • January 17, 2018

    Avila University Honors Fall 2017 Dean’s List

    Nearly 400 undergraduate students at Avila University earned dean's list distinction for the fall 2017 semester. 

    The students represent 66 cities in Missouri, 13 other states and territories, and 8 other countries.

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  • December 21, 2017

    Avila University Receives Reaffirmation of Accreditation of the Business and Management Programs

    The Board of Commissioners of the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) announced that, at its meeting in Orlando, Florida, on December 5-7, 2017, Avila University was granted reaffirmation of accreditation of the business and management programs offered through its School of Business.

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  • November 30, 2017

    Avila University Hires Katie Kelly as Head Women's Soccer Coach

    Avila University has named Katie Kelly as its new women's soccer head coach, Director of Athletics Cristina Cowan, '10, '15 announced on Wednesday.

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  • November 29, 2017

    Avila University Will Host Book Signing for S. Mary McGlone, CSJ

    “Anything of Which a Woman Is Capable” Chronicles the History of the Sisters of St. Joseph in the United States

    Avila University will host a book signing for historical theologian S. Mary McGlone, CSJ and her new book “Anything of Which a Woman Is Capable” on Tuesday, November 5 on the campus of Avila University.

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  • November 28, 2017

    Avila School of Visual and Communication Arts Earn Five International MarCom Awards

    The MarCom Awards recently announced its 2017 winners, and Avila University’s School of Visual and Communication Arts received five awards - two gold, and three honorable mention.

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  • November 16, 2017

    Avila University Joins with U.S. Catholic Community to Deliver Climate Change Letter to President Trump and Congress

    Avila University has joined with leaders of 161 Catholic communities in every state of the nation, in issuing a letter to President Trump and the U.S. Congress in support of climate change science, funding and international policy negotiations.

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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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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.