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  • October 1, 2014

    N/A

    Lyric Opera: La Traviata

    Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

    $15 Student Rush Tickets - Available one hour before curtain at the Kauffman Center box office.
    Limited Availability, cash only, must present valid student ID at time of purchase.

    Learn more at kcopera.org

    5:45 pm

    Evening Mass

    Chapel in Foyle Hall

    We will celebrate Mass in the chapel every Wednesday at 5:15. All are welcome to join.

  • October 2, 2014

    N/A

    Lyric Opera: La Traviata

    Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

    $15 Student Rush Tickets - Available one hour before curtain at the Kauffman Center box office.
    Limited Availability, cash only, must present valid student ID at time of purchase.

    Learn more at kcopera.org

    6:00 pm

    Yoga

    Mabee Fieldhouse Dance Studio

    Come stretch, tone, relax, and unwind. Bring some new friends if you wish.
    Tom Jacobs, Instructor

    Eagles Volleyball

    Mabee Fieldhouse

    vs Langston University

  • October 3, 2014

    N/A

    Lyric Opera: La Traviata

    Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

    $15 Student Rush Tickets - Available one hour before curtain at the Kauffman Center box office.
    Limited Availability, cash only, must present valid student ID at time of purchase.

    Learn more at kcopera.org

    N/A

    FIRST YEAR RETREAT!!!

    It’s not too late to sign up if you’re interested in attending! Contact Julie.Schneider@avila.edu for more information or come by Campus Ministry to pick up a registration form.

  • October 4, 2014

    N/A

    FIRST YEAR RETREAT!!!

    It’s not too late to sign up if you’re interested in attending! Contact Julie.Schneider@avila.edu for more information or come by Campus Ministry to pick up a registration form.

    N/A

    Lyric Opera: La Traviata

    Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

    $15 Student Rush Tickets - Available one hour before curtain at the Kauffman Center box office.
    Limited Availability, cash only, must present valid student ID at time of purchase.

    Learn more at kcopera.org

    Eagles Women's Soccer

    Avila Sports Complex

    vs Culver-Stockton College

    Eagles Men's Soccer

    Avila Sports Complex

    vs Culver-Stockton College

  • October 5, 2014

    N/A

    Lyric Opera: La Traviata

    Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

    $15 Student Rush Tickets - Available one hour before curtain at the Kauffman Center box office.
    Limited Availability, cash only, must present valid student ID at time of purchase.

    Learn more at kcopera.org

    Morning Mass

    Chapel in Foyle Hall

    Entirely student-led Mass equals energetic, enriching and a good place to be on Sunday mornings to start the new week. All are welcome to join the celebration.

    If you are interested in Liturgical Ministries, such as becoming a reader or Eucharistic Minister, please contact Mary.Whitacre@avila.edu for more information.

  • October 6, 2014

    1:30 pm

    Take the Hunger Challenge

    The goal of the Hunger Challenge (eating only a Stop Hunger Now rice meal from midnight on Sunday to midnight on Monday) is to show solidarity with individuals in other countries whose only meal for the day is the rice meal and to show support and recognition for the trials of the Lost Boys.

    All Avila Community Members interested in participating in the Hunger Challenge will
    receive their rice meals in Marian Center. First Year Students will be in Goppert Theatre.

    6:30 pm

    Hunger Solidarity Vigil

    The Quad

    Join first year students in their fast to raise awareness about hunger in our world. Whether you are fasting or not, feel free to join us in the quad for an enlightening experience and to show your solidarity.

    Ping Pong Tournament

    Sign Up in the Eagle's Nest

    CASH PRIZE!
    If you would like to participate, you can contact Joey Lipoff at lipoff386777@avila.edu.

  • October 7, 2014

    5:00 pm

    Zumba

    Mabee Fieldhouse Dance Room

    FREE!
    Taught by Avila’s own trained Zumba instructor, Micheal Taylor!
    Sponsored by Wellness

    Eagles Volleyball

    Mabee Fieldhouse

    vs Peru State College

  • October 8, 2014

    N/A

    $5 AMC Movie Gift Card only $1

    AMC Movie Gift Cards are still available in the Library!
    Pick up at the Library / Learning Commons
    1 ticket per student - limited supply
    Sponsored by GAP

    5:45 pm

    Evening Mass

    Chapel in Foyle Hall

    We will celebrate Mass in the chapel every Wednesday at 5:15. All are welcome to join.

    7:00 pm

    Dinner & Diaologue

    Campus Ministry Activity Room
    1st Floor Carondelet

    Theme: Right Relationship with Others
    Join us for free catered dinner and enlightening conversation. What does it mean to love, respect and be in relationship with others in our world? PLEASE RSVP to Julie.Schneider@avila.edu to let her know you are coming

  • October 9, 2014

    5:30 pm

    Truman Distinguished Lecture Series

    Goppert Theatre

    Featured Speaker: Alephonsion Deng, Author and Survivor
    Alephonsion Deng is one of three lost boys from Sudan. Living in an insulated, close-knit community of grassroofed International Bank of Bobcottages, cattle herders and tribal councils, Alepho was seven years old when government-armed Murahiliin began attacking his and other nearby villages. Just a child, Alepho fled the chaos and violence in the middle of the night. He and thousands of other Lost Boys traveled more than one thousand miles across a war-ravaged country, through landmine-sown paths, crocodile-infested waters, and grotesque extremes of hunger, thirst, and disease.

    The panel discussion will begin at 3:30 followed by the lecture at 5:30

    6:00 pm

    Yoga

    Mabee Fieldhouse Dance Studio

    Come stretch, tone, relax, and unwind. Bring some new friends if you wish.
    Tom Jacobs, Instructor

  • October 10, 2014

    6:30 pm

    Hospice House

    Campus Ministry Activity Room
    1st Floor Carondelet

    Please join us in cooking and serving a meal to families visiting their loved ones on hospice care.
    Contact: Elizabeth at olinger377048@avila.edu

    Eagles Volleyball

    Mabee Fieldhouse

    vs University of St. Mary

  • October 12, 2014

    Morning Mass

    Chapel in Foyle Hall

    Entirely student-led Mass equals energetic, enriching and a good place to be on Sunday mornings to start the new week. All are welcome to join the celebration.

    If you are interested in Liturgical Ministries, such as becoming a reader or Eucharistic Minister, please contact Mary.Whitacre@avila.edu for more information.

    Sand Volleyball Tournament

    Avila Hall Sand Volleyball Court

    To sign up for the volleyball tournament, email Josh Johnson at johnson430228@avila.edu or head to the Eagle's Nest! Teams will each have 5 members and each game will be 5 on 5.

  • October 13, 2014

    5:00 pm

    Video Broadcast: Stephen Bardo, former NBA player

    Marian Center Barefoot Room

    Video Broadcast: Stephen Bardo, former NBA player and broadcast analyst for ESPN, CBS Sports, Fox 1 Sports and The Big Ten Network
    FREE SNACKS will be served!

    Hosted by The National Society of Leadership and Success
    Join NSLS for our first video broadcast featuring basketball standout Stephen Bardo! Bardo is a former NBA player with the San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and Detroit Pistons, and a broadcast analyst for ESPN, CBS Sports, Fox 1 Sports and The Big Ten Network. He is also the author of How to Make the League Without Picking Up the Rock as well as a motivational speaker who discusses leadership and overcoming adversity.

    6:30 pm

    Food 4 the Soul

    Campus Ministry Activity Room
    1st Floor Carondelet

    Join us for an ecumenical (open to all faiths) prayer followed by FREE delicious home-cookin’. Menu will always feature…SOMETHING AWESOME!

  • October 14, 2014

    5:00 pm

    Zumba

    Mabee Fieldhouse Dance Room

    FREE!
    Taught by Avila’s own trained Zumba instructor, Micheal Taylor!
    Sponsored by Wellness

    Eagles Volleyball

    Mabee Fieldhouse

    vs Culver-Stockton College at 5:00 and 7:00

    7:45 pm

    Bingo!

    Create community with our elderly neighbors across the street at Villa Ventura by playing a few rounds of BINGO. Meet at 6:15 in Campus Ministry Activity Room and return by 7:45pm
    RSVP to Olivia Deeken at deeken402847@avila.edu no later than Tuesday morning. There are limited spots available.

  • October 15, 2014

    N/A

    Have a great Fall Break!

    N/A

    Jerusalem Farm service trip

    If you’re looking for an amazing and FREE way to spend your Fall Break, look no further.
    JERUSALEM FARM is both FREE & AMAZING!
    Join Truman State University students on a four day urban service retreat, while being guided by the Jerusalem Farm staff on various home-repair, gardening and household chores.
    You will stay overnight, be fed great food, work with wonderful home-owners, and experience Kansas City in a way you never would have imagined.

    Contact Julie at Julie.schneider@avila.edu. Or, pick up application in Campus Ministry (1st floor Carondelet). Once it is filled out, please turn in to Julie in Carondelet 105 ASAP. NO DEPOSIT required for Jerusalem Farm trip.

  • October 16, 2014

    N/A

    Have a great Fall Break!

    N/A

    Jerusalem Farm service trip

    If you’re looking for an amazing and FREE way to spend your Fall Break, look no further.
    JERUSALEM FARM is both FREE & AMAZING!
    Join Truman State University students on a four day urban service retreat, while being guided by the Jerusalem Farm staff on various home-repair, gardening and household chores.
    You will stay overnight, be fed great food, work with wonderful home-owners, and experience Kansas City in a way you never would have imagined.

    Contact Julie at Julie.schneider@avila.edu. Or, pick up application in Campus Ministry (1st floor Carondelet). Once it is filled out, please turn in to Julie in Carondelet 105 ASAP. NO DEPOSIT required for Jerusalem Farm trip.

    6:00 pm

    Yoga

    Mabee Fieldhouse Dance Studio

    Come stretch, tone, relax, and unwind. Bring some new friends if you wish.
    Tom Jacobs, Instructor

  • October 17, 2014

    N/A

    Have a great Fall Break!

    N/A

    Jerusalem Farm service trip

    If you’re looking for an amazing and FREE way to spend your Fall Break, look no further.
    JERUSALEM FARM is both FREE & AMAZING!
    Join Truman State University students on a four day urban service retreat, while being guided by the Jerusalem Farm staff on various home-repair, gardening and household chores.
    You will stay overnight, be fed great food, work with wonderful home-owners, and experience Kansas City in a way you never would have imagined.

    Contact Julie at Julie.schneider@avila.edu. Or, pick up application in Campus Ministry (1st floor Carondelet). Once it is filled out, please turn in to Julie in Carondelet 105 ASAP. NO DEPOSIT required for Jerusalem Farm trip.

  • October 18, 2014

    N/A

    Have a great Fall Break!

    N/A

    Jerusalem Farm service trip

    If you’re looking for an amazing and FREE way to spend your Fall Break, look no further.
    JERUSALEM FARM is both FREE & AMAZING!
    Join Truman State University students on a four day urban service retreat, while being guided by the Jerusalem Farm staff on various home-repair, gardening and household chores.
    You will stay overnight, be fed great food, work with wonderful home-owners, and experience Kansas City in a way you never would have imagined.

    Contact Julie at Julie.schneider@avila.edu. Or, pick up application in Campus Ministry (1st floor Carondelet). Once it is filled out, please turn in to Julie in Carondelet 105 ASAP. NO DEPOSIT required for Jerusalem Farm trip.

    Eagles Football

    Avila Sports Complex

    vs Baker University

  • October 19, 2014

    N/A

    Have a great Fall Break!

    N/A

    Jerusalem Farm service trip

    If you’re looking for an amazing and FREE way to spend your Fall Break, look no further.
    JERUSALEM FARM is both FREE & AMAZING!
    Join Truman State University students on a four day urban service retreat, while being guided by the Jerusalem Farm staff on various home-repair, gardening and household chores.
    You will stay overnight, be fed great food, work with wonderful home-owners, and experience Kansas City in a way you never would have imagined.

    Contact Julie at Julie.schneider@avila.edu. Or, pick up application in Campus Ministry (1st floor Carondelet). Once it is filled out, please turn in to Julie in Carondelet 105 ASAP. NO DEPOSIT required for Jerusalem Farm trip.

  • October 20, 2014

    4:00 pm

    Silhouettes for Peace

    The Quad

    All students, faculty and staff are invited to come out to the Quad between 1-4pm and have their bodies outlined, like a silhouette, to increase awareness on racial discrimination while promoting peace. “If so much bad can happen in the name of hate, why not create just as much good in the name of PEACE”

    sponsored by Black Student Union

  • October 21, 2014

    5:00 pm

    Zumba

    Mabee Fieldhouse Dance Room

    FREE!
    Taught by Avila’s own trained Zumba instructor, Micheal Taylor!
    Sponsored by Wellness

    Trick-or-Treat for Canned Goods

    Campus Ministry Activity Room
    1st Floor Carondelet

    Meet in Ministry Activity Room at 4:00 to help distribute bags around the neighborhood. We will return to the houses one week later to pick up the canned goods that our neighbors donated. All donations will go to local Food Pantry’s.
    Contact: Rebecca at Molner372285@avila.edu if you are able to help or just show up on Tuesday night at 4:00!

    Pool Tournament

    Eagle's Nest

    CASH PRIZE!
    If you would like to enter the tournament, contact Joey Lipoff at lipoff386777@avila.edu

  • October 22, 2014

    5:45 pm

    Evening Mass

    Chapel in Foyle Hall

    We will celebrate Mass in the chapel every Wednesday at 5:15. All are welcome to join.

  • October 23, 2014

    1:00 pm

    Oktoberfest

    Marian Center Lounge

    Door prizes, cider, pretzels, root beer and music!

    Sponsored by The Hodes Center Staff

    1:00 pm

    Bid on Decorated Pumpkins

    Marian Center Lounge

    Halloween and Breast Cancer Awareness Pumpkins up for bid!

    Sponsored by PEACH and Wellness

    6:30 pm

    Boys Hope Girls Hope

    We may have some spots available to volunteer at Boys Hope Girls Hope this month.
    Please contact Caroline at Riesenberg410496@avila.edu if you are interested in joining us!

    6:00 pm

    Yoga

    Mabee Fieldhouse Dance Studio

    Come stretch, tone, relax, and unwind. Bring some new friends if you wish.
    Tom Jacobs, Instructor

    6:00 pm

    Happy Hour Series: Thirsting for Knowledge

    Mabee Learning Center (Learning Commons)

    “Celebrating Japanese Culture”
    Learn Japanese customs and culture
    Sample Japanese foods!
    Learn and practice the ancient art of paper folding, ORIGAMI!

    10:00 pm

    Casino Night

    Whitfield Center
    Lower Floor

    Casino Games, Huge Prizes, Food and Fun!

    Sponsored by GAP

  • October 24, 2014

    Eagles Women's Soccer

    Avila Sports Complex

    vs Baker University

    Eagles Men's Soccer

    Avila Sports Complex

    vs Baker University

  • October 25, 2014

    Eagles Football

    Avila Sports Complex

    vs Peru State College

  • October 26, 2014

    Morning Mass

    Chapel in Foyle Hall

    Entirely student-led Mass equals energetic, enriching and a good place to be on Sunday mornings to start the new week. All are welcome to join the celebration.

    If you are interested in Liturgical Ministries, such as becoming a reader or Eucharistic Minister, please contact Mary.Whitacre@avila.edu for more information.

    Sporting KC Soccer Tickets

    Sporting KC
    1 Sporting Way
    Kansas City, KS 66111

    Discounted Ticket Price - $27 Ticket
    Sporting KC vs. New York Red Bulls
    Pick up and pay for your discounted tickets at the Avila Library.
    Limited supply. First-come, first-served. Open to everyone!
    Sponsored by GAP

  • October 27, 2014

    Zombie Survival Challenge

    Marian Center Barefoot Room

    Compete against your friends to see who can survive a week in a zombie apocalypse on the Avila campus!
    Sign up and get your supplies on Wednesday, October 22 at 12 pm in the Marian Barefoot Room.
    Questions? Email Connor at foxhoven417710@avila.edu. Sponsored by Student Senate

    9:00 pm

    Stamp-A-Bracelet

    Marian Center Lounge

    Put your name or a word on a FREE custom “hammer-stamp” engraved bracelet!
    5:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Marian Lounge
    Sponsored by GAP

    6:30 pm

    Food 4 the Soul

    Campus Ministry Activity Room
    1st Floor Carondelet

    Join us for an ecumenical (open to all faiths) prayer followed by FREE delicious home-cookin’. Menu will always feature…SOMETHING AWESOME!

    10:00 pm

    Howling Karaoke Night

    Marian Center Lounge

    Have fun singing with your friends & enjoy free snacks! Cash prizes!
    7 pm to 10 pm – Marian Lounge
    Sponsored by GAP

  • October 28, 2014

    5:00 pm

    Zumba

    Mabee Fieldhouse Dance Room

    FREE!
    Taught by Avila’s own trained Zumba instructor, Micheal Taylor!
    Sponsored by Wellness

    Halloween Dessert Bar

    Avila Library

    Enjoy delicious Halloween treats!
    5 pm until gone! – Avila Library
    Sponsored by Student Life & the Avila Library

    Eagles Volleyball

    Mabee Fieldhouse

    vs Baker University at 5:30 and 7:00

    Trick-or-Treat for Canned Goods PICK-UP bags

    Campus Ministry Activity Room
    1st Floor Carondelet

    Meet in Ministry Activity Room at 5:30 to help PICK-UP bags from around the neighborhood. DRESS UP IN COSTUME and be a kid again going house to house. TRICK OR TREAT!
    Contact: Rebecca at Molner372285@avila.edu if you are able to help or just show up on Tuesday night at 5:30!

    7:30 pm

    Pumpkin Carving PARTY

    The Fire Pit

    CONTESTS GALORE and PRIZES TO GIVE AWAY!!!
    Pumpkin Carving Contest: Come early to receive a FREE pumpkin to carve. Enter your carving in the Contest and WIN BIG PRIZES!!!
    Costume Contest: Dress yourself in your very best Halloween garb. Be Creative and win a prize.
    More Contests and Prizes if you show up J
    Scary Music, Spooky Snacks, & Much More

  • October 29, 2014

    1:00 pm

    Hot Chocolate & Halloween Treats!

    Avila Library

    11:30 am to 1 pm – Avila Library
    Sponsored by Student Life

    Eagles Women's Soccer

    Avila Sports Complex

    vs MidAmerica Nazarene University

    Eagles Men's Soccer

    Avila Sports Complex

    vs MidAmerica Nazarene University

    5:45 pm

    Evening Mass

    Chapel in Foyle Hall

    We will celebrate Mass in the chapel every Wednesday at 5:15. All are welcome to join.

    9:00 pm

    Movie Screening: As Above So Below

    Dallavis Studio

    Watch this FREE creepy movie perfect for Halloween on the big screen!
    7 pm & 9 pm – Dallavis Studio
    Sponsored by GAP

  • October 30, 2014

    1:00 pm

    Flu Shot Clinic

    Whitfield Center
    Lower Floor

    Avila will be having a flu shot clinic on October 30th in the Whitfield Conference area for Avila students, faculty, and staff. The shot is free for qualifying insurance companies.

    1:00 pm

    Say “BOO” to the Flu!

    Fight the flu! Get a flu shot! Select insurance plans accepted or $25 cash or check.
    10 am to 1 pm – Whitfield Conference Center
    Questions? Contact Nurse Carol at
    816.501.3668
    Sponsored by Wellness & Healthy Solutions, Inc.

    1:00 pm

    Mini Pumpkin Giveaway & Decorating Contest

    Marian Center Lounge

    11:30 am to 1 pm – Marian Center Foyer
    Sponsored by Student Life

    6:00 pm

    Yoga

    Mabee Fieldhouse Dance Studio

    Come stretch, tone, relax, and unwind. Bring some new friends if you wish.
    Tom Jacobs, Instructor

    9:00 pm

    Movie Screening: As Above So Below

    Dallavis Studio

    Watch this FREE creepy movie perfect for Halloween on the big screen!
    7 pm & 9 pm – Dallavis Studio
    Sponsored by GAP

    10:00 pm

    Halloween Party

    Avila Hall

    Halloween costume contest, games, food & fun!
    8 pm to 10 pm – Avila Hall Enter at main entrance by lower parking lot.
    Sponsored by Residence Life

  • October 31, 2014

    4:00 pm

    Name the Halloween Theme Contest

    Can you guess the Business Office Staff Costume Theme?
    All students, faculty & staff are welcome to participate! Win prizes!
    9 am to 4 pm – Blasco Hall Business
    Office
    Sponsored by the Business Office & Student Life

    9:00 pm

    Halloween Costume Contest

    Avila Library

    Wear your best Halloween costume to the Avila Library! Cash prizes for the best costumes!
    9 am to 9 pm – Avila Library
    Sponsored by Student Life & the Avila Library

    1:00 pm

    Halloween Lunch

    Marian Center Dining Hall

    Enjoy a spooky good meal at regular meal price.
    11:30 am to 1 pm – Marian Dining
    Room
    Sponsored by Great Western Dining Services

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