Tag Archives: Avila University

43rd Steer Dinner an Avila success

KANSAS CITY — Since the Steer Dinner was started by then-president of Avila College, Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet Olive Louise Dallavis 43 years ago, alumni, family and friends of the university have contributed more than $12 million toward scholarships for its undergraduate students. The dinner Feb. 2 at the Marriott- Muehlebach Hotel downtown, […]

Avila’s Truman Lecture features Latina author Reyna Grande

As the lights of Avila University’s Goppert Theatre dimmed Oct. 18, and chitchat quieted, a dark-haired woman walked on stage and approached the podium.

Avila lowers tuition, promises graduation in 4 years

Students, faculty and administration gathered in the Mabee Field House on the Avila University campus

A Valentine’s Mass to celebrate marriage

Members of the Serra Club of Southeast Kansas City gathered in Orscheln Memorial Chapel at Avila University Feb. 13 for a Mass honoring the Sacrament of Marriage.

Sister Olive Louise Dallavis, president emerita of Avila, dies at 95

When Avila University is mentioned, more often than not, so is Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet Olive Louise Dallavis, president of the south Kansas City university for 25 years.

Sisters of Selma documentary materials acquired by Avila University

The Public Broadcasting Service documentary, Sisters of Selma: Bearing Witness for Change, produced, directed and edited by Jayasri Mayumdar Hart, first aired in the fall of 2005.

Avila celebrates a century of Catholic education

A two-year college for women was founded at St. Teresa’s Academy in 1916,

Statue of Avila University’s Patroness dedicated

As the sun set Oct. 26 and the blue autumn sky darkened, Kansas City in Kansas Archbishop Joseph Naumann blessed a bronze statue of St. Teresa of Avila

Steer Dinner raises $1 million for Avila scholarships

It’s been 39 years since Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet Olive Louise Dallavis, then-president of Avila College, started the Steer Dinner to raise money for student scholarships.

Students meet challenge to feed hungry people

Tanner Finnegan, a freshman at Avila University, is like all Avila freshmen, required to attend certain events and work on certain projects.

September 19, 2019
Newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph