Avila News

  • October 12, 2017

    If You See a Red Flag, Say Something

    Statistics show that nationally, more than half of all college students (57%) say that it’s difficult to identify dating abuse. Avila University is raising awareness through a “Red Flag” campaign as one of the events for National Dating/Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Scattered on the lawn in front of the campus dining hall are red surveying flags with handwritten “red flag” statements that are typical warning signs of sexual assault, dating violence or stalking.

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  • October 6, 2017

    University Singers to Perform The Legend of Zelda

    Avila's University Singers were selected to perform as the touring ensemble for The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses. The 20-member choir will be joined on stage by a 57-piece orchestra in celebration of 30 years of The Legend of Zelda video game series. The first performance is Oct. 6, 2017 at the Music Hall in Kansas City, Missouri, followed by a performance in Des Moines, Iowa, at the Civic Center on Oct. 8, 2017.

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  • October 4, 2017

    Art Therapy Students Produce Peace Paper

    On Saturday, Sep 23, Avila art therapy students had the opportunity to learn the art of paper making from Drew Matott and Jana Shumacher of Peace Paper Project.

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  • September 13, 2017

    Avila University’s Upward Bound Receives $1.4 Million Federal Grant

    Avila University’s Upward Bound program has received a generous new federal grant from the Department of Education. The grant totals $1.4 million over the next five years and will make it possible to serve 60 additional students from Northeast High School and Central High School in Kansas City, MO.

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  • September 13, 2017

    Harry S. Truman Distinguished Lecture: The Distance Between Us Author Reyna Grande Brings Her Personal Immigration Story to Avila University

    (September 12, 2017) KANSAS CITY, MO - Award-winning novelist and memoirist, Reyna Grande, will deliver the 2017 Harry S. Truman Distinguished Lecture on October 18 on the campus of Avila University. Grande will speak on her memoir The Distance Between Us, which tells the story of her journey to America when her father brought her to the United States illegally.

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  • September 5, 2017

    Avila University Launches New Tuition Pricing Model - The Avila Promise Offers Clarity, Transparency

    Kansas City, Mo. – Avila University today announced an exciting new tuition pricing model as part of The Avila Promise – an intentional effort by the University to bring clarity and transparency to students and families as they navigate college planning.

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  • September 4, 2017

    Statement from Avila President Ronald Slepitza, Ph.D., CSJA on the decision to end DACA.

    Avila University President Ronald Sleptiza, Ph.D., CSJA, today joined other college and university presidents and others in releasing a statement about today’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.

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  • August 7, 2017

    Hartsook Institute at Avila University To Host 2017 Inspired Fundraising Summit

    The Hartsook Institute at Avila University will hold its fourth annual Inspired Fundraising Summit on August 14 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Goppert Theatre on the Avila University campus. The event is designed for fundraisers, CEOs, executive directors, philanthropists, board members and nonprofit professionals.

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  • July 20, 2017

    Avila University to Receive Generous Gift from Great Western Dining

    Great Western Dining is investing in constructing a new coffee shop inside Marian Center, with the costs of the project to be born by them.

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  • June 23, 2017

    Avila Fulbright Scholars Will Post On Social Media During Rwandan Tour

    The 13 educators chosen to participate in Avila University's Fulbright Hays Scholar immersion tour of Rwanda will be posting about their experiences on a special Facebook page. 

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  • June 20, 2017

    Avila University Salutes Spring 2017 Dean’s List Students

    Avila University congratulates students who attained the Dean’s List for the spring 2017 semester.

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  • June 8, 2017

    Avila to Join KCAC in Fall 2018

    The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) Board of Presidents is pleased to announce Avila University has accepted an invitation for membership into the conference effective with the 2018-19 academic year.

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