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Eight Avila University Students Inducted into National Premedical Honor Society

The Avila University Zeta chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta inducted eight 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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Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Louis Province Establish St. Joseph Educational Ministries

Empowering the laity to continue the mission of Catholic education The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet of the St. Louis province are proud of the five educational institutions they founded and want to see their impact on Catholic education continue for generations to come. To achieve this goal,the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet...
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KCUR Highlights Avila Football Success

Kansas City public radio station KCUR featured Avila University football coach Marc Benavidez and senior wide receiver Christian Hopkins to discuss the team’s success in 2020 and the team’s incredible turnaround in the past several years on Wednesday, January 27. Appearing on Up to Date with Steve Kraske, Benavidez and Hopkins spoke about the team’s...
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Avila Adds Varsity Wrestling and Bowling Programs for Fall 2021

The Avila University Department of Athletics unveiled Saturday, December 19, 2020, its plans to add men’s and women’s wrestling and men’s and women’s bowling as the newest Avila varsity programs, raising the school’s total to 16 varsity sports. All four teams will begin competition in the 2021-22 school year. “I’m really excited to announce the...
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Feed Your Friends Community Pantry Featured on KSHB 41

Prior to Thanksgiving, Kansas City NBC affiliate KSHB 41 highlighted the work of Avila’s Feed Your Friends community pantry during their evening broadcast on Tuesday, November 24. Concentrating on the risk of food insecurity amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Lea Morven—graduate student and food pantry coordinator—explained to viewers how Feed Your Friends opened at a critical...

Fansher, Eckinger Dating App Research Highlighted in Psychology Today

Psychology Today recently featured research from Avila researchers Ashley K. Fansher, Ph.D. and Sara Eckinger about differences between users and non-users of dating apps. Fansher, Assistant Professor of Criminology and Justice Studies, and Eckinger, Program Coordinator for Eagles Aware, originally published their study in the academic journal Deviant Behavior in March earlier this year. In...
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