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  • June 29, 2016

    C. Larry Garrison Sullivan, Ph. D. Receives First Carol Baffi-Dugan Award

    C. Larry Garrison Sullivan, Ph.D., dean for the school of science and health at Avila University, has been awarded the first Carol Baffi-Dugan Award by the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, Inc.

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  • June 21, 2016

    Avila University Singers to Perform in St. Peter’s Basilica

    The Avila University Singers embarked today on the first leg of a concert tour through Italy. Led by Music Director, Dr. Amity Bryson, the choir is set to perform at St. Peter’s Basilica, the epicenter of the Catholic faith on June 23.

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  • June 9, 2016

    Avila Announces Darby Gough as Assistant Vice President

    Reporting to Avila University Provost Dr. Cathryn Pridal and remaining on the Executive Committee, Darby Gough will now hold the title of Assistant Vice President of Student Development and Success.

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  • June 9, 2016

    Avila Announces Dr. Cathryn Pridal as Provost and Vice President

    Reporting to Avila President Ron Slepitza and remaining on the university’s Executive Committee, Dr. Cathryn Pridal will now hold the title of Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.

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  • June 9, 2016

    Avila Announces Dr. Sue King as Vice President

    Reporting to Avila University President Ron Slepitza and remaining on the Executive Committee, Dr. Sue King will carry the new title of Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Information Services.

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  • June 9, 2016

    Avila University to Host Adult & Graduate Open House

    Adult undergraduate and graduate programs will be the focus of an open house on Thursday, July 14 on the campus of Avila University.

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  • May 9, 2016

    Avila University Ranked in List of Top 50 Online Nonprofit Management Master’s Degree Programs

    Avila University’s Online Nonprofit Master’s Degree in Fundraising has been ranked in the list of “Top 50 Online Nonprofit Management Master’s Degree Programs for 2016” by

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  • May 4, 2016

    Gift Will Support New Goppert Performing Arts Center

    KANSAS CITY, MO – Avila University has announced a $3.5 million contribution and has unveiled renderings for a new Goppert Performing Arts Center. The announcement was made at a VIP reception on April 28, prior to the opening night of its student production, Monty Python’s Spamalot.

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  • April 4, 2016


    An Exhibit of Porcelain Sculpture By Angelica Sandoval at Thornhill Gallery

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  • March 1, 2016


    The Thornhill Gallery is hosting an exhibit, "Yoshi and Friends: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Yoshiro Ikeda," in conjunction with the National Conference on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) which will be held in Kansas City March 16-19. Yoshiro Ikeda, who passed away in December, was a distinguished Professor of Ceramics at Kansas State University. The exhibition will feature his work, as well as the work of many of his friends and students

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  • February 14, 2016

    Avila University Gala Raises $1.17 Million in Student Scholarships

    40th annual Steer Dinner raises record-breaking funds for student scholarships during Avila’s centennial year

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  • November 16, 2015

    University Singers and Amity Bryson, DMA, Take Rome Again

    Music department chair shares her hopes for the University Singers ensemble performing in St. Peter’s Basilica during the summer of 2016.

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