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    s Goes “Test-Optional”

    Avila University will join a growing number of colleges that do not require prospective students to submit an ACT or SAT score. President Ron Slepitza, Ph.D., CSJA announced the change after a meeting of Avila’s Board of Trustees on Wednesday.

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    Nearly 600 guests attend 44th annual Steer Dinner & Auction

  • Avila Names Fall 2019 Dean's List

    More than 350 undergraduates earn academic honor

  • Avila Week of Welcome to Begin 2020 in Style

    Food, sales and men's and women's basketball highlight lineup

  • Names Avila Nursing Top 10 Program in Missouri

    School's NCLEX pass rate highest among honored programs

  • Avila Theatre Launches Intern Program

    Partnership with the New Theater & Restaurant begins tonight with "Sherwood"

  • Rehor Receives Beta Beta Beta Research Grant

    Senior's study of flatworm regeneration earns recognition

  • Counseling 502 Bad Gateway Graduate Program Accredited Through 2028

    Program received accreditation from MPCAC

  • Politics, Sex and Religion Focus of Avila Professor’s Latest Book

    Leslie Dorrough Smith tackles complex topics in “Compromising Positions"

  • Third-year Student's Neurological Research Featured at Council on Undergraduate Research Symposium

  • Avila to Offer Undergraduate Degree in Cybersecurity

    Coursework in Rapidly In-Demand Field to begin in Spring 2020

  • Shaw Delivers Truman Lecture to Packed Pavilion

    Powerful message about distracted driving preceded by First-Year Experience workshop

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    Universal Declaration of Human Rights Theme of Seventh Annual Conference

  • Shaw to present 2019 Truman Distinguished Lecture on October 14

    Dangers of texting and driving core theme of 48th annual lecture

  • Homecoming 2019 Celebrated the Avila Family in Style

    A packed weekend of events brings together Avila alumni, friends and students

  • Avila Participates in Catholic Relief Services College Ambassador Training

    2019/20 Education Campaigns Include Climate Change, Migration Awareness-Building

  • Avila Faculty Lead Distracted Driving Panel

    Discussion complements First-Year Experience Reading, A Deadly Wandering

  • 2019 Public Reading Celebrates Life of Toni Morrison

    Participants Read Books by the Nobel Prize Winner

  • Nursing Hosts Healthcare Simulation Week Demonstrations

    Students showcase skills, resources to Simulation Lab visitors

  • Campus Ministry Examines Right Relationships during 2019 Adventure KC Retreat

    Students Take Part in Kansas City Scavenger Hunt, Overnight Retreat

  • Nicole Esquibel quoted by Boulder Daily Camera on ‘Los Seis de Boulder’ Sculpture

    VisCom Associate Professor directed documentary on bombing victim honored by sculpture

  • First-Year Students Pack 40,000 meals at Harvesters

    More than 160 students take part in annual service outing

  • Avila Welcomes New Faculty for 2019-20

    New faculty diversify academic opportunities in multiple departments

  • Avila Greets Students Back for 2019-20 Academic Year

    Convocare, Igniting the Flame highlight Week of Welcome Activities

  • Avila Wraps Up Summer with First-Year Student BBQ

  • Avila University Singers to Tour France

    Trip will be highlighted by Normandy, France D-Day Performance; Paris and Le Puy Concerts

  • Avila names Spring 2019 Dean's List


  • Shawn Summe named Director of Athletics for Avila University

    Experienced, successful higher education administrator to begin duties July 1

  • Darrin Smith named Dean of College of Science and Health


  • Avila breaks ground on Goppert Performing Arts Center Renovation

  • Highfill, Tibbetts Among Senior Honorees

    Academic Excellence Recognized at 33rd Annual Ceremony

  • Timothy Klocko named Avila University VP for Finance and Administration

    Experienced higher education financial administrator to begin May 15

  • Avila Seniors recognized at 2019 Student Scholar Day

    Day-long Celebration of Academic Excellence Showcases Seniors' Work

  • Mañan named Irene Ryan Regional Finalist

    Senior Jerry Mañan finished in the top 16 at the ACTF Region V Festival

  • Tracy Koehler, MSN, RN, received Outstanding Community Service Award from Research Foundation

  • The 39 members of the senior class practiced providing medical care in the midst of a tornado disaster

  • Roushkolb Joins Avila Athletics as SID/AAD

    Avila University recently named John Roushkolb as Sports Information Director/Assistant Athletic Director, where he will oversee publicity for the University’s 14 athletics programs.

  • Avila University Alumni and Community Donors Raise $1.07 Million for Student Scholarships

    Avila University alumni and community donors once again raised more than $1 million at its 43rd annual Steer Dinner and Auction.

    Building on Our Promise was the theme for the evening’s festivities, highlighting the University’s student success initiative guaranteeing on-time graduation, internship or research experience, and travel experience. To realize the Avila Promise, the $1.07 million raised during the event will go toward student scholarships.

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  • Government Shutdown Does Not Affect Fed Student Aid

    Financial Aid Operations and student aid program funding continue without disruption through the government shutdown.  If you are using any type of federal aid for funding your education your aid...

  • Jones Named to AFCA All-American First-Team

     By being named first-team All-American, Jones is considered to be one of the top five best NAIA offensive linemen in the country. 

  • Avila University Stands with Tree of Life Synagogue

    In light of the many acts of violence that have occurred recently, Avila University strongly affirms that we stand with communities against hatred and the acts that flow from it. 

  • Avila University Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Nursing Program with the Gold Foundation White Coat Ceremony

    One of oldest baccalaureate programs of nursing in the Kansas City region, the Avila School of Nursing celebrates 70 years 

     celebration of 70 years of nursing at Avila and in partnership with the Gold Foundation, 51 nursing students walked across the Jean and Bill Buchanan Stage inside Goppert Theatre to be recognized in front of family, friends and fellow nursing students.

  • First Year Students Take Community Plunge Packing 12,500 Meals


  • Avila Junior Joins Summer Research Program at Rutgers University - Camden

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  • Avila University to Offer Advancement Courses for K-12 Educators

    Today's teachers need access to meaningful, affordable, and flexible continuing education options. To meet this demand, Avila University (Avila) is expanding their existing partnership with The Learning House, Inc. (Learning House),

  • NAAHP Honors Avila Dean Larry Garrison Sullivan, Ph.D.


  • Alexandra Adams, Ed.D. Joins Avila University as Vice President to Lead University Enrollment Efforts

    Alexandra Adams, Ed.D. has accepted the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management at Avila University and will begin her new role in August. Adams is tasked with leading enrollment and retention efforts, student services and athletics. Adams brings her years of experience in higher education to Kansas City from universities in Philadelphia, Memphis, Maryland and Indiana.

    “Mission and making a difference for students drives me as a professional,” said Adams. “Avila’s dedication to its students is why I am excited to become part of this team.”

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  • Avila University Announces Spring 2018 Dean's List

    Avila University recognizes the hard work of nearly 400 students, representing 16 states and 10 countries, who have earned inclusion on the spring 2018 dean's list.

  • Avila University Names New Human Resources Director

    Avila University has announced the hiring of Susan L. Mathern, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, MBA, as director of human resources. Mathern assumes the position after the retirement of longtime director Janet McManus.

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  • Avila University Presents 50 Student Leadership Awards

    Avila University presented its annual Student Leadership Awards on May 3 at the home of Avila President Ron Slepitza, Ph.D., CSJA and his wife Suzanne. Among others, 34 students received the Spirit of Avila Award.

  • Avila University Graduates 431 Students

    Avila University held commencement exercises on Saturday, May 12 at 10:00 a.m. Of the 431 walking, 117 graduate students and 261 undergraduate students came forward in Bartle Hall at the Kansas City Convention Center to receive their college diplomas.

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    Members of the Talon Media Network (TMN) brought home six awards from the Missouri Collegiate Media Association (MCMA) 2018 annual conference, held earlier this month at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.

  • Sue Willcox, Ph.D., Named Avila University’s Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

    Avila University has named Sue Willcox, ’79, Ph.D., provost and vice president of academic affairs. Dr. Willcox has held the position on an interim basis for the past year.

  • With the assistance of a grant from the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), Avila University has begun a comprehensive recycling program entitled “Be Purple. Live Green.”

  • Peace Activist and Author Rev. John Dear to Speak at Avila University

    The Buchanan Initiative for Peace and Nonviolence at Avila University will host Rev. John Dear, Catholic priest and multi-Nobel prize nominee, for a talk and book signing on April 17 in the Whitfield Conference Center.

  • Avila University Will Host Career and Internship Fair

    Avila University will host a career and internship fair for both Avila students and the Kansas City community on April 12.

  • Avila University Partners with Saint Louis University to Offer Masters of Social Work

    Avila University and Saint Louis University (SLU) have entered into a partnership to offer an innovative Master of Social Work (MSW) program to students in the Kansas City metro.

  • Avila President Ronald Slepitza, Ph.D., CSJA Named Icon of Education

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  • Dr. Rachel Dean-Ruzicka to Speak at Avila on Gender, Sterilization and Nazi Germany

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  • Avila University to Host Panel Discussion and Film Screening on the Opioid Epidemic

    In the last five years, opioid overdose deaths have quadrupled in the Kansas City metro area. In an attempt to counteract the growing concern, the Center for Digital Advocacy at Avila University will host a panel discussion on the opioid epidemic on February 20 in the Dallavis Center.

    Event has been cancelled and rescheduled for March 6.

  • Avila Department of Theatre to Present "These Shining Lives"

    Play Tells the Story of Radiation Poisoning and Workers’ Rights in the Early 20th Century

    Avila University’s department of theatre will present the gripping drama “These Shining Lives” by playwright Melanie Marnich. The play runs February 22 – 25 on the Bill and Jean Buchanan Stage in Avila’s Goppert Theatre.

  • Avila University Steer Dinner and Auction Raises More Than $1 Million for Student Scholarships

    For the third year in a row, more than $1 million was raised at Avila’s 42nd annual Steer Dinner and Auction. First held in 1977, this year’s event took place on February 3rd at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown Muehlebach Tower.

  • Avila University Sees Uptick in Spring Transfer Enrollment

    With traditional undergraduate classes starting this week, Avila University is seeing a 45% increase in transfer and first-year student enrollments for Spring 2018. This increase is largely attributed to the university's move to a new, lower tuition model which includes the cost of books and campus fees.

  • Avila University Honors Fall 2017 Dean’s List

    Nearly 400 undergraduate students at Avila University earned dean's list distinction for the fall 2017 semester. 

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  • Avila University Receives Reaffirmation of Accreditation of the Business and Management Programs

    The Board of Commissioners of the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) announced that, at its meeting in Orlando, Florida, on December 5-7, 2017, Avila University was granted reaffirmation of accreditation of the business and management programs offered through its School of Business.

  • Avila University Hires Katie Kelly as Head Women's Soccer Coach

    Avila University has named Katie Kelly as its new women's soccer head coach, Director of Athletics Cristina Cowan, '10, '15 announced on Wednesday.

  • Avila University Will Host Book Signing for S. Mary McGlone, CSJ

    “Anything of Which a Woman Is Capable” Chronicles the History of the Sisters of St. Joseph in the United States

    Avila University will host a book signing for historical theologian S. Mary McGlone, CSJ and her new book “Anything of Which a Woman Is Capable” on Tuesday, November 5 on the campus of Avila University.

  • Avila School of Visual and Communication Arts Earn Five International MarCom Awards

    The MarCom Awards recently announced its 2017 winners, and Avila University’s School of Visual and Communication Arts received five awards - two gold, and three honorable mention.

  • Avila University Joins with U.S. Catholic Community to Deliver Climate Change Letter to President Trump and Congress

    Avila University has joined with leaders of 161 Catholic communities in every state of the nation, in issuing a letter to President Trump and the U.S. Congress in support of climate change science, funding and international policy negotiations.

  • Avila University’s “Grow Your Own” Program Mentors Future Educators

    Avila Partners with Hickman Mills School District to Spark Interest in Teaching

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  • Avila University Announces New Alumni Board Members

  • Avila University Ranked in Top 5 Social Work Programs in Missouri

    Based on how colleges performed and in comparing them to one another, the researchers at Zippia gathered data from the Department of Education and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to understand which social work departments offered the best career opportunities. Data such as mean career earnings, percentage of graduates actually working in the field and school performance were collected.

  • Avila University and UMKC To Host Social Work Forum on Suicide Prevention

    Avila University and the University of Missouri – Kansas City will sponsor a suicide prevention social work forum on November 7 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Whitfield Center on the Avila University campus.

  • November 7 Ribbon Cutting Set For Avila University’s New Coffee Shop, The Beak & Bean

    The South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 7 at 11:0 a.m. for the Beak & Bean, a new coffee shop on the Avila University campus. and caters to faculty, staff, students and the surrounding community.

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  • University Singers to Perform The Legend of Zelda

  • Art Therapy Students Produce Peace Paper

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  • Avila University’s Upward Bound Receives $1.4 Million Federal Grant

    Avila University’s Upward Bound program has received a generous new federal grant from the Department of Education. The grant totals $1.4 million over the next five years and will make it possible to serve 60 additional students from Northeast High School and Central High School in Kansas City, MO.

  • Harry S. Truman Distinguished Lecture: The Distance Between Us Author Reyna Grande Brings Her Personal Immigration Story to Avi

  • Avila University Launches New Tuition Pricing Model

    Kansas City, Mo. – Avila University today announced an exciting new tuition pricing model as part of The Avila Promise – an intentional effort by the University to bring clarity and transparency to students and families as they navigate college planning.

  • Statement from Avila President Ronald Slepitza, Ph.D., CSJA on the decision to end DACA.

  • Hartsook Institute at Avila University To Host 2017 Inspired Fundraising Summit

    The Hartsook Institute at Avila University will hold its fourth annual Inspired Fundraising Summit on August 14 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Goppert Theatre on the Avila University campus. The event is designed for fundraisers, CEOs, executive directors, philanthropists, board members and nonprofit professionals.

  • Avila University to Receive Generous Gift from Great Western Dining

    Great Western Dining is investing in constructing a new coffee shop inside Marian Center, with the costs of the project to be born by them.

  • Avila Fulbright Scholars Will Post On Social Media During Rwandan Tour

    The 13 educators chosen to participate in Avila University's Fulbright Hays Scholar immersion tour of Rwanda will be posting about their experiences on a special Facebook page. 

  • Avila University Salutes Spring 2017 Dean’s List Students

    Avila University congratulates students who attained the Dean’s List for the spring 2017 semester.

  • Avila to Join KCAC in Fall 2018

    The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) Board of Presidents is pleased to announce Avila University has accepted an invitation for membership into the conference effective with the 2018-19 academic year.

  • Avila University to Graduate 427 Students

  • Cerner Leader and Founder of First Hand Foundation Jeanne M. Lillig-Patterson to Receive Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters fro

    Avila University’s president, Ron Slepitza, Ph.D., CSJA, will present an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters to Jeanne M. Lillig-Patterson ’80 at Avila’s commencement ceremony on May 13.

  • Seventy-seven Avila University students were honored on April 29 at the 31st Annual Honors Ceremony.

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    th annual gala to be held on April 28 in St. Louis, Missouri.

  • (April 18, 2017) KANSAS CITY, MO – April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and this year’s campaign theme is “Engaging New Voices.” Avila University is calling on new voices (students, faculty and staff) to join in the prevention of sexual violence.

    Avila will host the first Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on Saturday April 22 beginning at 10:30 a.m. on the campus of Avila University.

  • Avila Names Eric Hicks New Head Football Coach

    Eric Hicks, who spent last season as the defensive line coach for the Eagles, has been tabbed as the new head coach of the Avila University Football program, the athletic department announced Friday.

  • Avila Talon News Magazine Wins 14 Missouri State Honors

  • Avila University has announced the names of 13 educators chosen to participate in From Genocide to Regeneration: An Exploration of Rwandan Social Justice Issues through the Lens of Education.

  • Avila University Takes Missouri Radiologic Technologists Bowl Competition

    The Avila University senior radiologic science students took first place in the annual Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists student bowl competition in Columbia, Missouri on April 6.

  • Avila Upward Bound Students Receive Dell Scholarships

    Two Ruskin High School students, Terren Jones and Rajae Hazziez, who are also participants in the Avila University Upward Bound program, have both received Dell scholarships from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation.

  • Tina West Still Life Photographs on Exhibit in Thornhill Gallery

    The work of Tina West is now on display in the Thornhill Gallery on the campus of Avila University. The exhibit. Entitled You Are Still a Work in Progress runs through April 20.

  • Donnelly College and Avila University Sign Scholarship Guarantee Agreement

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  • Avila Viscom Students Grab Top Honors at International AVA Awards

    (March 8, 2017) KANSAS CITY, MO AVA Digital Awards recently announced winners for the 2017 international awards competition. There were 2,500 entries from throughout the United States, Canada, and 16 other countries.

  • Avila University Hosts 41st Annual Steer Dinner and Auction, Raises Over $1 Million in Student Scholarships

    (February 23, 2017) KANSAS CITY, MO –Avila University recently raised more than $1 million in student scholarships at its 41st Annual Steer Dinner & Auction. Funds raised at the annual event directly benefit Avila University students, ensuring that 98 percent of undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance that enable them to receive a values-based education.

  • Avila University Salutes Fall 2016 Dean’s List Students

    (February 3, 2017) KANSAS CITY, MO – Avila University congratulates students who attained the Dean’s List for the fall 2016 semester.

  • Thornhill Gallery Presents Through the Lens of Benjamin Pascoe: Polaroid Land Camera

    Through the Lens of Benjamin Pascoe: Polaroid Land Camera. The exhibit runs through February 16.

  • Avila University to Offer Bachelor of Arts In Healthcare Communication

    (January 25, 2017) KANSAS CITY, MO – Avila University will begin offering a new major beginning in the fall of 2017. Healthcare Communication is a Bachelor of Arts degree that will be offered through the School of Visual and Communication Arts.

  • Avila University Upward Bound Student Receives Horatio Alger Scholarship

    (January 19, 2017) KANSAS CITY, MO – Terren Jones, a senior at Ruskin High School and an Avila University Upward Bound participant since 2014, has been awarded a Horatio Alger scholarship in the amount of $10,000.

  • Avila University Hosts Troost: A Vision for Peace and Action!

    Conference Will Discuss Root Causes for Inequality on Troost Avenue

    (January 17, 2017) KANSAS CITY, MO – Avila University, the Buchanan Initiative for Peace and Nonviolence and its partners invite the community to Troost: A Vision for Peace and Action. The conference will be held February 8-9, 2017 in the Whitfield Center on the campus of Avila University.

  • Avila University Ranks In the Top 25 Online Colleges for Health Care Administration

    KANSAS CITY, MO – Guide to Online Schools has ranked Avila University among the top 25 Online Colleges for Health Care Administration for 2017.

  • Avila University Named to Victory Media’s 2017 Military Friendly® Schools List

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  • Kansas City Remembers Icon, Faith Leader and Fundraiser S. Olive Louise Dallavis

  • Avila University Receives $1.15 Million in Gifts Toward Goppert Performing Arts Center

  • Sleptiza Signs DACA Statement

  • Avila University Receives Fulbright-Hays Grant for Group Projects Abroad Program

    Avila University has received a generous grant from the U.S. Department of Education and the Fulbright-Hays Projects Abroad group study program. As the only university in Missouri or Kansas to be awarded this Fulbright grant during the 2016 fiscal year, Avila will recruit K-12 educators to participate in a summer study abroad program to Rwanda.

  • Angela Heer Receives "Excellence in Fundraising" Award

    Angela Heer, vice-president of advancement and external relations at Avila University, has been named this year’s recipient of the Excellence in Fundraising Award by the Mid-America chapter for the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

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  • Avila University to Host Adult Professional & Graduate Open House

  • Avila University Receives $1 Million Gift For Peace and Nonviolence

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  • Avila University One of Only Two Missouri Institutions to Receive $1.526 Million Grant for Radiologic Science Scholarships

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Care Informatics Now Available at Avila University

  • Avila Thornhill Gallery to Host KC Clay Guild Teabowl National

  • Avila Athletics Unveils New Hall of Fame Display and Inducts its Largest Class in School History

    Five individuals and two teams will be inducted into the Avila Athletics Hall of Fame during a homecoming ceremony on October 1.

  • Hartsook Institute at Avila University To Host Inspired Fundraising Summit

  • Dr. Carol K. Coburn Receives Two Distinguished Awards Avila University Professor Wins Best Essay In a Scholarly Magazine and Di

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  • C. Larry Garrison Sullivan, Ph. D. Receives First Carol Baffi-Dugan Award

    C. Larry Garrison Sullivan, Ph.D., dean for the school of science and health at Avila University, has been awarded the first Carol Baffi-Dugan Award by the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, Inc.

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  • Avila Announces Darby Gough as Assistant Vice President

  • Avila Announces Dr. Cathryn Pridal as Provost and Vice President

    Reporting to Avila President Ron Slepitza and remaining on the university’s Executive Committee, Dr. Cathryn Pridal will now hold the title of Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.

  • Avila Announces Dr. Sue King as Vice President

    Reporting to Avila University President Ron Slepitza and remaining on the Executive Committee, Dr. Sue King will carry the new title of Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Information Services.

  • Avila University to Host Adult & Graduate Open House

    Adult undergraduate and graduate programs will be the focus of an open house on Thursday, July 14 on the campus of Avila University.

  • Avila University Ranked in List of Top 50 Online Nonprofit Management Master’s Degree Programs

  • Avila University Receives Largest Gift in its 100 Year History

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    An Exhibit of Porcelain Sculpture By Angelica Sandoval at Thornhill Gallery

  • Avila University Hosts “Yoshi and Friends" Exhibit at Thornhill Gallery


  • Avila University Gala Raises $1.17 Million in Student Scholarships

    40th annual Steer Dinner raises record-breaking funds for student scholarships during Avila’s centennial year

  • University Singers and Amity Bryson, DMA, Take Rome Again

    Music department chair shares her hopes for the University Singers ensemble performing in St. Peter’s Basilica during the summer of 2016.

  • Avila Offers Completely Online Master's Program for Management/Fundraising


  • Finding the “Secret Sauce” of Fundraising

    Avila University Hosts Inspired Fundraising Summit

    Avila University will hold its second annual Inspired Fundraising Summit Wednesday, Sept. 30...

  • KC Clay Guild Teabowl National 2015 Exhibit at Avila’s Thornhill Gallery

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  • Avila University awarded TRIO Student Support Services Program Grant

    Avila has been awarded a 2015-2020 TRIO Student Support Service (SSS) Program grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Avila University among top 50 most affordable small colleges for a human resources degree in 2015 placed Avila among the top 50 in the nation based on schools with an affordable price point and high placed Avila among the top 50 in the nation based on schools with an affordable price point and high value.

  • Pianos on Parade

    Thanks to a sponsorship by Robert Hartsook, J.D.,Ed.D., the Goppert Theatre Lobby is home to an Avila University Centennial themed piano.

  • Avila University Named Top 100 Most Affordable Small Colleges West of the Mississippi

  • MSOD — Leadership Coaching Exclusivity in Midwest

    After an extensive application process, Avila University’s Master of Science in Organizational Development (MSOD) with a concentration or certificate in Leadership Coaching received recognition for Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH).

  • Sisters of St. Joseph Receive Honorary Degrees

    The 2015 graduation ceremony not only commemorated the 424 Avila University graduates, but also three Avila alumnae and sisters that participated in one of the most iconic movements in this nation’s history.

  • Avila Students Win Awards for Excellence in Student Research

  • Beta Beta Beta Holds 17th Annual Induction Ceremony

    The Iota Pi Chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the national biological honor society, at Avila University recently held its 17th annual induction ceremony in the Whitfield Conference Center.

  • Communication Student Wins Gold in 2015 International AVA Digital Competition

    The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals’ (AMCP) announced its 2015 International AVA Digital Awards Competition winners and Erin Casey Lee sophomore Communication student won individual honors for her campaign entitled “{I}nd the Stigma” (pronounced End the Stigma).

  • J. Anthony Snorgrass, Ph.D., MCRP, AICP, Named Top 100 Most Influential Kansas Citians

    Avila University’s J. Anthony Snorgrass, Ph.D., MCRP, AICP, has been named Top 100 Most Influential Kansas Citians by the Kansas City Globe for his work in Education.

  • Paul Toler named the new Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services (CFO)

    Paul Toler has accepted the Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services (CFO) position and will start June 1, 2015. He will be a forward-thinking and strategic leader for the university and a collaborative member of the Executive Committee.

  • Avila's Talent Brings Home Kennedy Awards

    Students in Avila’s Theatre Department recently returned with several national awards in tow from the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival Region V Conference.

  • School of Education to Launch Two New International Programs in Fall 2015

    Avila University's School of Education will offer two new international education degrees in the fall of 2015 designed for students – both international and domestic – who want to go on to careers with institutions, agencies and schools around the world.

  • Cathryn Pridal, Ph.D., is New VP for Academic Affairs

  • Avila University Earns National Community Service Recognition for Sixth Consecutive Year

    One of about 700 institutions of higher education to receive this honor

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