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  • June 1, 2018

    Avila University Names New Human Resources Director

    Avila University has announced the hiring of Susan L. Mathern, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, MBA, as director of human resources. Mathern assumes the position after the retirement of longtime director Janet McManus.

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  • May 16, 2018

    Avila University Honors Students and Faculty At 32nd Annual Honors Ceremony

    Eighty Avila University students were honored on April 28 at the 32nd Annual Honors Ceremony. Nine students were elected into Delta Epsilon Sigma, the national scholastic honor society for students of universities with Catholic traditions and six students were elected into Kappa Gamma Pi, the national Catholic college graduate honor society exemplifying leadership, scholarship, faith and service. Twenty students received the Avila University Student Award of Excellence. One faculty member, Sarah Sanford., M.S., Ed., R.T. (R) (CT) Clinical Coordinator and Instructor, Radiologic Science was named Professor of the Year.

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  • May 16, 2018

    Avila University Presents 50 Student Leadership Awards

    Avila University presented its annual Student Leadership Awards on May 3 at the home of Avila President Ron Slepitza, Ph.D., CSJA and his wife Suzanne. Among others, 34 students received the Spirit of Avila Award.

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  • May 15, 2018

    Avila University Graduates 431 Students

    Avila University held commencement exercises on Saturday, May 12 at 10:00 a.m. Of the 431 walking, 117 graduate students and 261 undergraduate students came forward in Bartle Hall at the Kansas City Convention Center to receive their college diplomas.

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  • April 20, 2018

    Missouri Collegiate Media Awards (MCMA) Competition Names Talon News Magazine Overall Best in Class

    Members of the Talon Media Network (TMN) brought home six awards from the Missouri Collegiate Media Association (MCMA) 2018 annual conference, held earlier this month at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.

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  • April 17, 2018

    Sue Willcox, Ph.D., Named Avila University’s Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

    Avila University has named Sue Willcox, ’79, Ph.D., provost and vice president of academic affairs. Dr. Willcox has held the position on an interim basis for the past year.

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  • April 9, 2018

    Avila University Rolls Out Campus-Wide Recycling Initiative

    With the assistance of a grant from the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), Avila University has begun a comprehensive recycling program entitled “Be Purple. Live Green.”

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  • March 22, 2018

    Peace Activist and Author Rev. John Dear to Speak at Avila University

    The Buchanan Initiative for Peace and Nonviolence at Avila University will host Rev. John Dear, Catholic priest and multi-Nobel prize nominee, for a talk and book signing on April 17 in the Whitfield Conference Center.

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  • March 21, 2018

    Avila University Will Host Career and Internship Fair

    Avila University will host a career and internship fair for both Avila students and the Kansas City community on April 12.

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  • March 13, 2018

    Avila University Selects 2018 Activist-in-Residence

    Bosnian Draga “Dasha” Gajić will Promote Peace and Nonviolence

    To further the mission of changing the world through learning, understanding and inspiring nonviolent action, the Buchanan Initiative for Peace and Nonviolence at Avila University will host its second Activist-in-Residence during the fall semester 2018.

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  • March 2, 2018

    Avila University Partners with Saint Louis University to Offer Masters of Social Work

    Avila University and Saint Louis University (SLU) have entered into a partnership to offer an innovative Master of Social Work (MSW) program to students in the Kansas City metro.

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  • February 26, 2018

    Avila University to Host Annual STEM Day for Girl Scouts

    The Avila University chapter of Tri-Beta (the National Honor Society for Biological Science) will host the 10th annual Girl Scout STEM Day on March 24 from 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. The event emphasizes different types of careers that relate to the sciences.

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