Girl Scounts Science LabNovember 21, 2014
Avila students use their education to teach Girl Scouts
Avila's Tri-Beta National Biologic Honor Society hosted 80-90 Girl Scouts last Saturday for a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) event. Subjects covered were mathematics, engineering, technology, biology and chemistry. Full Story


Pre-med senior presents at conferenceNovember 21, 2014
Pre-med senior presents research at large regional conference
As a presenter at the Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Armstrong was an undergraduate in a place and role typically reserved for graduate students, doctors and faculty members. Full Story


Anna McDonaldNovember 10, 2014
Directed study students complete project for MoDOT
Students in professor David Bower’s Recruitment & Selection course this fall will have some solid real-world experience to put on their resumes. Full Story


Anna McDonaldOctober 27, 2014
Art student's project selected for publication
Avila art student Sean Allen’s Notes From Home project for professor Eric Winters' ID class not only was selected for publication by Creative Quarterly, but CQ put it on their home page! Full Story


Anna McDonaldSeptember 17, 2014
Judge discusses Constitution with students on Constitution Day
Mary Weir, J.D., an associate circuit judge in Missouri, delivered the Constitution Day lecture to a Whitfield conference room audience of about 100 students. For an hour, she broke down the Constitution amendment by amendment, explaining why they came about and how profoundly they affect our everyday ways of life in this country. Full Story


Anna McDonaldAugust 28, 2014
Fundraising Summit inspires full house in Goppert
About 450 Fundraising professionals received a veritable smorgasbord of information during the Inspired Fundraising Summit 2014. Attendees received an entertaining presentation by world-renowned fundraising expert Adrian Sargeant, Ph.D. and listened to the discussion of the panel featuring three of the Kansas City area’s most distinguished and revered philanthropists, Henry Bloch, William Dunn Sr. and Jeanne Hamilton Olofson ’92, ’94, ‘11. Full Story


s marie harrisAugust 28, 2014
Higher education leaders gather to discuss the future
It effectively was a summit of college and university presidents and administrators from throughout Kansas and Missouri. The 15th annual Ingram’s Higher Education Industry Outlook assembly drew 21 top administrators of Kansas and Missouri higher education July 29 to Avila University’s Thornhill Gallery for an afternoon of conversation. Full Story


Anna McDonaldAugust 7, 2014
Avila welcomes three trustees to board
S. Mary McKay, CSJ, Ph.D., S. Irene O’Neill, CSJ, Ed.D., and Vercie Lark are the newest members of Avila University’s Board of Trustees, the University announced recently.Full Story


Avila UniversityJune 11, 2014
Avila president speaks to the community
Avila President Ron Slepitza, Ph.D., CSJA, was the featured guest for the entire hour on the Live With Rink and Laura radio program May 27 on 1660 AM, KMBZ Business Channel. Full Story


Anna McDonaldJune 3, 2014
Upward Bound director assumes leadership role
Avila University was featured prominently in the Summer 2014 newsletter for the MO-KAN-NE region of Upward Bound, the federally-funded program that takes first-generation and/or low-income high school students and prepares them for college. Full Story


Avila UniversityMay 30, 2014
Advantage students win Quills award
Three students in an Avila Advantage marketing class recently were honored for their work. Full Story



Jan AldersonMay 27, 2014
Avila professor headed for National Teachers Hall of Fame
Jan Alderson, an adjunct professor at Avila University, teaches special methods biology. She also teaches full-time as an honors biology teacher at Shawnee Mission South. Full Story



stephanieMay 7, 2014
Business students win $10,000 award from DST
Four Avila University business students recently won first place in the Gould Scholastic Award competition, sponsored by DST Systems, Inc., for their project dealing with the issue of big data. Full Story


Film FestMay 6, 2014
High school students attend film fest at Avila
Make It!!!, Avila University’s High School Film Festival took place April 25 in the Dallavis Production Studio. An enthusiastic crowd of students, parents and Avila faculty attended the festival.  Full Story


AED SocietyApril 30, 2014
Prestigious pre-health honor society installed at Avila
Avila University became the only institution of higher education in the Kansas City and surrounding areas to house a chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta, an honor society for pre-health students. Full Story


Social WorkApril 23, 2014
Senior social work students present capstone projects at Kauffman
Nineteen senior social work students displayed posters and gave 8-10-minute presentations on their capstone projects during the Senior Social Work Colloquium the morning of April 22 at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center. Full Story


Jennifer CardinalApril 15, 2014
Caring More: Social work alum receives prestigious award
Cardinal, who graduated from Avila University with a bachelor’s in social work as Jennifer Muench in 2010, has put those understandings to practical use in her efforts in social work and recently was recognized for that work. Full Story




Talon AwardsApril 15, 2014
Talon staff brings home six awards from MCMA conference
Members of the Talon Media Network brought home six awards from the Missouri Collegiate Media Association (MCMA) 2014 Annual Conference, held April 12-13 in Kirksville, Mo., that ranged across the media spectrum. Full Story


Art and Design Students Bring Home ADDYsFebruary 21, 2014
Art and Design Students Bring Home ADDYs
Two students in Avila University’s School of Visual and Communication Arts recently attended the American Advertising Federation Kansas City ADDY Awards ceremony and returned to the University with more than they had when they left. Full Story


Cheer and Dance Teams Dominate Conference CompetitionFebruary 19, 2014
Cheer and Dance Teams Dominate Conference Competition
The Avila University Cheer and Dance teams took home the 2014 Heart of America Athletic Conference Spirit Squad Championship this weekend at Baker University’s Collins Center in Baldwin City, KS. Full Story


VP for Advancement 'Influential Woman'January 22, 2014
VP for Advancement selected as 'influential woman' by KC Business magazine
Angie Heer, Vice President for Advancement and External Relations at Avila University since October, 2011, has been selected as a member of the 2014 Class of Influential Women by KC Business magazine. Full Story



Ken Carter visits Avila University's Men's Basketball TeamJanuary 7, 2014
Real-life Coach Carter Visits with Avila Basketball Team
Ken Carter, the subject and inspiration for the 2005 movie Coach Carter, was a recent guest of the Avila University men’s basketball teamFull Story