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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 welcomed 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...
St. Joseph Educational Ministries: Innovation in Catholic Education

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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