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Goppert Performing Arts Center Receives Excellence in Construction Award

Avila University’s Goppert Performing Arts Center was recently recognized with the Excellence in Construction Award (Institutional Projects Under $10 Million). Straub Construction received the award at the annual Heart of America Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) banquet on November 4, 2021.  The Excellence in Construction awards program is the industry’s leading competition,...

Class of 2025 Largest Incoming First-Year Class in University History

Avila University enrolled the largest incoming class of first-year students in institutional history this fall, welcoming 217 first-year students and 105 transfer students. Numerous new academic programs, as well as new athletics programs in men’s and women’s bowling and wrestling, made a decisive impact on recruiting efforts leading into this academic year, according to Alexandra...

Banks’ Poetry Featured by KCUR, KC Star, Kansas City Public Library

Assistant professor of English and artist-in-residence Stanley Banks was recently the subject of a feature article in the Kansas City Star, specifically his book of poetry, “Blue Beat Syncopation: Selected Poems 1977-2002.” Banks’ second book of collected works—published in 2003—is described in the article as a “frank meditation on the Black experience in Kansas City...

Moshonov-Cohavi Receives JLP Faculty Innovation Grant

Hadas Moshonov-Cohavi, Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the School of Computer Science & Mathematics, received the Jeanne Lillig Patterson (JLP) Faculty Innovation Grant this May to examine the efficacy of standardized testing in college admissions. The nearly $5000 award will allow Moshonov-Cohavi to develop guiding principles for advisors to accurately place incoming students into appropriate...

Nearly 400 Graduate During In-Person Commencement Exercises

Avila University Welcomes its Latest Graduates During commencement exercises on May 15 at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, the Colleges of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Science & Health and Professional Schools held individual graduation ceremonies for undergraduate and graduate degree earners throughout the day to fulfill social distancing requirements. “It is wonderful for us...
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Nine Avila University Students Inducted into National Premedical Honor Society

The Avila University Zeta Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta inducted nine new members into the national premedical honor society on April 14. The following students were inducted as part of the ceremony: Karla Alvarado – Kansas City, KS – Sophomore – Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Kenzie Beeler – Greenwood, MO – Senior – Kinesiology Alexander...
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