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Amity Bryson, Ph.D. Conducts Avila Choir Students at Prestigious Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall called, and Avila Chair of the School of Performing Arts and Professor of Music Amity Bryson, Ph.D. answered. Bryson was invited to this residency opportunity in 2021 with the promise that she would bring 75 singers to Carnegie for the showcase concert. Her background of excellence in music and leading Avila’s programs to...
Members of the Avila University and Academic Partnerships team

Avila Signs Partnership Expanding Access to Online Graduate and Working Adult Student Undergraduate Programs

KANSAS CITY, MO, May 25, 2022 – Yesterday, Avila University signed a partnership with Academic Partnerships (AP), expanding access to the university’s online graduate and adult student undergraduate programs. Avila’s venerable MBA and Master of Arts in Management programs will launch with AP in January 2023, and the University’s 13 fully online undergraduate programs will...
Commencement stage and students at 2022 celebration

Avila Commencement Celebrates 391 New Graduates

Avila University Welcomes its 105th Graduating Class During commencement exercises on May 14 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...

Avila Assistant Professor Lida Khalafi Wins Nationwide Grant

Avila Assistant Professor Lida Khalafi, Ph.D., was recently awarded the Undergraduate Analytical Research Program (UARP) grant ($10,000) from the Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP). This grant is awarded to promote high-quality, innovative undergraduate research in the field of analytical chemistry. This grant aims to promote the training and development of undergraduate students in...

Four Avila University Students Inducted Into AED Honor Society

On April 6th, 2022, Emilia Filby: Professional Health Science (Pre-Med/Pre-Pharm), Alexis Bates: Kinesiology, Michael Pinzino: Kinesiology, and Samantha Smith Professional Health Science (Pre-Occupational Therapy), were inducted into Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED). Alpha Epsilon Delta serves as an honor society and a service organization. Membership is based on each student’s scholastic achievement. By joining AED, students...
A social work student watches (right) as two nursing students ask the "patient" questions about her health.

New Nursing/Social Work Collaboration Invites Students Into Real-Life Simulations

“Social Workers and nurses work closely in any medical setting and we felt it would be useful for them to better understand each other’s roles when it came to caring for patients.  We also saw this as an opportunity to apply knowledge and increase team-building skills,” said Avila Assistant Professor and Director of Field Education,...
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