AVILA COLLEGE RECOMMENDED FOR 10 YEAR REACCREDITATION
Avila College has been recommended
for unconditional approval for a ten
year reaccreditation by the evaluation
team from the North Central Association
of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Ac-
cording to Sister Marie Georgette, who
headed up the college's preparation for
the evaluation, the team also recom-
mended accreditation for the graduate
programs in business, education and
psychology. The recommendations will
be considered and the final decision
made by the North Central Association's
Executive Board at a meeting in July.
Sister Olive Louise is making plans to
be in Chicago to represent the college at
Three years ago the college began to
prepare an institutional self-study
required for the evaluation. The study
examines the progress the college has
made since the last evaluation ten years
ago, current objectives, strengths, con-
cerns (including plans to remedy them),
a plan for the future and the evaluation
of changes and improvements related to
the college's objectives.
Each department took an active
part in preparing the information from
their area to be included. The project
included separate studies for the
proposed Master's programs.
For her outstanding efforts in co-
ordinating the North Central visit. Sister
Marie Georgette was rewarded with a trip
to Mexico. She was accompanied by
Sister Felice Helms, honored for her
work with the college's theatre depart-
ment, which she began 30 years ago.
Our sincerest condolences to the
family of Joseph Van Drisse, Green
Bay, Wl, on his death in December. He is
survived by his wife, a daughter. Sister
Sarah Joseph, CSJ, St. Joseph Convent,
Green Bay, and two sons.
Shortly before his death Mr. Van
Drisse donated $20,000 to Avila College
to establish the Sarah and Joseph Van
Drisse Scholarships. Among his many
other benefactions was a high school
for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
in Lima, Peru.
"FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY"
Avila College alumni are invited to become
"Friends of the Library." The group's annual
dues, $25 per member, will be used to pur-
chase books for the new Hooley Bundschu
Library. The additional volumes will keep the
collection updated and continually growing.
An annual book critique and coffee will be
held as part of the group's activities.
Alumni joining before March 15, 1979
will be listed as charter members of "Friends
of the Library."
AVILA TO EXPERIMENT
WITH 4-DAY WEEK
The "Four Day Week", a much talked
about work concept, has been adopted
for use during Avila College's 1978
summer session. With the initiation of the
plan the campus will be in full operation
Monday through Thursday. No classes
will be held Friday allowing most of the
college to be closed.
The primary factor in the decision to
implement the four day week was the
saving of energy. In the past, the number
of summer courses offered did not utilize
all the classroom space. By lengthening
classes and scheduling them on four days,
the new plan allows for more efficient
use of facilities and the energy needed to
cool the buildings.
Another consideration was the benefit
to employees and students. The three day
week-end allows for more leisure time
with family and time away from the
pressures of school.
As the four day week is implemented
the college will evaluate the response of
those affected and calcualte the energy
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"A Man For All Seasons”
AT GOPPERT THEATRE
Saint Thomas More and King Henry
VIII are the protagonists in Robert
Bolt's play A Man for All Seasons, to
be presented by the theatre department
Set in 16th Century England, the
drama focuses on More's involvement
with the King and Church, which
creates tense and majestic moments.
This classic historical drama has
been chosen for presentation in 1978 --
the 500th anniversary of More's birth.
Mark Pilcher plays St. Thomas More
and Phil Roberson portrays King Henry
VIII. More's wife, Alice, and daughter,
Margaret, are played by Jennifer Moudy
and Sylvia Schoonover.
Performances in the Goppert Theatre
will be at 8 p.m., April 13-15 and 20-22,
with a 2 p.m. matinee on April 23.
Ticket information is available by calling
Twelve Avila faculty members have
been granted promotions effective for
the 1978-79 academic year.
Dr. Jane Adelsberger, Dr. Paul
LeMaire, and George Bryde were
promoted to the rank of professor.
New Associate Professors are Sister
Rita Flaherty, Dr. Edward Donovan,
Dr. David Uhlik, Mary Fran Roberts,
Sister Mary Fitzpatrick and Dr. C. Larry
Assistant Professor ranks were earned
by Michael Burks, Fred Geer and Edwina
Promotions are made by Sister Olive
Louise upon the recommendation of the
Rank and Promotion Committee and the
Academic Dean. Applicants are evaluated
on the basis of academic preparation,
experience, service to the college and
community, and on the recommendation
of their peers, and department heads.
of Art, will display
his photographs dur-
ing a show opening
April 3 in the art
gallery on the lower
level of Ridgway
are featured in black
and white and color
through April 20.
At left is one of
which will be on
The Avila College Department of
Continuing Education has been growing
by leaps and bounds. Since June, .thirty-
two programs have been offered in 15
subject areas. Over 1500 people have
taken part in the courses, conferences and
During April the department will offer
conferences on Widowhood (13th),
Sensory Deprivation in the Aging and it's
Implications for Social Work Practice
(28th), and Euthanasia (11-through May
3). A Writer's Conference for creative
writers is planned for May 13. A Real
Estate Pre-License Course is offered
monthly to prepare individuals to take
the Missouri Licensing Examination.
For further information on these
programs contact Dr. Sue Imel, 942-
8400, ext. 280.
The 1978 tennis season is underway
and first year coach Fred Geer is looking
for his young team to meet the chal-
lenge of a good schedule. This year's
team is dominated by freshmen. The
men's squad has six players, four of
which are first year collegians. The wo-
men's squad has four freshmen, and the
only senior, among it's nine members.
Each match consists of six singles
and three doubles matches. With a point
for each win, a total of nine points is
possible in each dual meet.
HOME TENNIS SCHEDULE
April 4- W/ William Jewell 2 p.m.
5- M/ Longview C. C. 12 p.m.
6- Ml Evangel 1 p.m.
7- M/ William Jewell 1p.m.
11- M/W Rockhurst 12:30
12- M/Mid America Nazerene 2 p.m.
18- M/W Longview C. C. 12 p.m.
21- W/ Cottey College 12 p.m.
26- M / Columbia College 1 p.m.