Avila News

  • January 25, 2017

    Avila University to Offer Bachelor of Arts In Healthcare Communication

    (January 25, 2017) KANSAS CITY, MO – Avila University will begin offering a new major beginning in the fall of 2017. Healthcare Communication is a Bachelor of Arts degree that will be offered through the School of Visual and Communication Arts.

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  • January 23, 2017

    Avila University Upward Bound Student Receives Horatio Alger Scholarship

    (January 19, 2017) KANSAS CITY, MO – Terren Jones, a senior at Ruskin High School and an Avila University Upward Bound participant since 2014, has been awarded a Horatio Alger scholarship in the amount of $10,000.

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  • January 19, 2017

    Avila University Hosts Troost: A Vision for Peace and Action!

    Conference Will Discuss Root Causes for Inequality on Troost Avenue

    (January 17, 2017) KANSAS CITY, MO – Avila University, the Buchanan Initiative for Peace and Nonviolence and its partners invite the community to Troost: A Vision for Peace and Action. The conference will be held February 8-9, 2017 in the Whitfield Center on the campus of Avila University.

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  • December 20, 2016

    Avila University Ranks In the Top 25 Online Colleges for Health Care Administration

    KANSAS CITY, MO – Guide to Online Schools has ranked Avila University among the top 25 Online Colleges for Health Care Administration for 2017.

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  • December 12, 2016

    Avila University Named to Victory Media’s 2017 Military Friendly® Schools List

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  • December 7, 2016

    Kansas City Business Journal Ranks Avila University Among Top Area Colleges

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  • December 2, 2016

    Kansas City Remembers

    On December 1, 2016, Kansas City lost a leader in education, faith and fundraising with the passing of Sister Olive Louise Dallavis. She was 95. S. Olive Louise was the longest acting president of Avila University, serving for 24 years.

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  • November 29, 2016

    Avila University Receives $1.15 Million in Gifts Toward Goppert Performing Arts Center

    The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation and the Sunderland Foundation have pledged a total of $1.15 million to the new Avila University Goppert Performing Arts Center.

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  • November 28, 2016

    Sleptiza Signs DACA Statement

    Avila University President Ron Sleptiza, Ph.D., CSJA, joins 300 college and university presidents in signing a statement in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.

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  • November 18, 2016

    Avila University Receives Fulbright-Hays Grant for Group Projects Abroad Program

    Avila University has received a generous grant from the U.S. Department of Education and the Fulbright-Hays Projects Abroad group study program. As the only university in Missouri or Kansas to be awarded this Fulbright grant during the 2016 fiscal year, Avila will recruit K-12 educators to participate in a summer study abroad program to Rwanda.

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  • November 15, 2016

    Angela Heer Receives "Excellence in Fundraising" Award

    Angela Heer, vice-president of advancement and external relations at Avila University, has been named this year’s recipient of the Excellence in Fundraising Award by the Mid-America chapter for the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

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  • November 14, 2016

    2016 Gold MarCom Winner

    Hanae Ishikawa, a fourth year communication major at Avila, won the 2016 gold MarCom. Ishikawa received two gold MarCom Awards for two separate projects in the Media Kit and Pro Bono categories. 

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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.