Tag Archives: Avila University

Bringing the Gospels to life through food

While reading the Bible, you’ve probably noticed the numerous references in both the Old and the New Testaments to meals.

Sr. Elaine Margaret Besand, CSJ

Sr. Elaine Margaret Besand, CSJ was born Mildred Marie Besand June 27, 1941 in Festus, Missouri, the firstborn of Valle Francis & Thelma Bohnert Besand.

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

September 26, 2020
The Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph