Eileen Murphy, ’48 Graduate,
Opens Center Art Exhibits
A graduate of Avila College. Miss Eileen
Murphy, will be the guest exhibitor opening
the 1965-66 art exhibits in Marian Center.
Miss Murphy, a 1948 graduate, will exhibit
weaving during the month of October. Original
designs, all hand-woven by the designer crafts-
man, include women's apparel, blankets, rug
samples, and wall hangings. Miss Murphy has
titled the month-long exhibit "Ponchos and
Miss Murphy is a member of the Greater
Kansas City Weaver's Guild and the American
Craftsman Council. This past June she re-
ceived a Master of Fine Arts in Design degree
from Kansas University.
Her work has won awards at the 1964 De-
signer Craftsman Show in Kansas and at the
1965 Mid-Western Weavers Conference held
in Wichita, Kans.
Items in the exhibit will be on sale. Miss
Murphy said, and orders for items will be
Exhibiting artist for the month of November
will be George Croskey, Kansas City artist,
who will show paintings.
Shier Marie Georgette, chairman of
the department of education ond psy-
chology, second from left, introduces
new faculty members to each other To
the left is Miss Alyce Soptick, M S., in-
structor in the nursing department. To
Sister's right is John T. Duncan, M.A.,
director of the special classroom of
educoble mentally retarded children
which opened this month on the Avila
compus. Mrs. Anno Booth, M.A., has
joined the English department. The Rev.
Robert Cameron, M.A„ is the new chap-
lain at the college. The introductions
took place ot the faculty workshop held
on Sept. 7. Other new faculty members
include James Brady, M.A., instructor
in theology and philosophy; Sister Mar
lha Mary, M.A., instructor in English;
Joseph Meyers. B.A., instructor in music,
French, ond German; Siller Mory Avila,
Ph D,, professor of history; ond Sister
Rose Christine, M.A., instructor in
Season Tickets Available
For Drama Productions
The Avila College Players are offering sea-
son tickets for five productions scheduled for
the academic year. Each production will intro-
duce a different staging technique.
The season will open on Tuesday, Nov. 2,
at 8:00 p.m. with a Readers Theatre produc-
tion of “Antigone," the Greek tragedy by
Anouilh. A discussion of fate in Greek tragedy
led by the Rev. Maurice Holloway, S.J . chair-
man of the philosophy department at Rock-
hurst College, will follow.
The annual Children's Theater, given in
arena style, will be staged on Saturday and
Sunday Nov, 13 and 14 and Nov. 20 and 21.
"Hansel and Gretel" by Madge Miller is this
year's selection. Matinees will be given each
day at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. All seats will be
Other events on the season schedule include
an art film. "Mint Tea" and discussion on Fri-
day, Feb 4; Modern Short Stories in Chamber
Theater style on March 4; and a play/out
presentation of Philip C. Lewis' story of the
emergence of "The American Dame," on April
22 and 24
The tickets are on sale through the Avila
College Players at $3,50 per book. Contact
should be made with Sister Mary Felice, di-
rector, for ticket purchases.
Welcome New Faculty To Avila
Parents Club Begins Year’s Activities
With an Evening Mass and Social Hour
An evening Mass of the Holy Spirit followed
by a social hour will open the Parents Club
activities for the year. The Mass will be cele-
brated by the Rev. Robert Cameron, Avila
chaplain, on Sunday, Sept. 26, at 8:00 p.m. in
the Assembly Area of O’Rielly Hall. Parents,
daughters, and husbands of married students
are invited to attend.
The September function is one of three par-
ent-sponsored events which are included on the
calendar for the year. An Open House and Pot
Luck Supper is planned for Sunday, Oct. 31,
from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and a Parents’ Weekend
is scheduled for Friday to Sunday, April 22-24.
According to Mr. and Mrs. Jack T. Nestor,
parent presidents, the purpose of the Parents
organization is to foster the aims of Avila Col-
lege and develop friendships and understanding
between parents and faculty.
In addition to the three parent-sponsored
functions, the club will promote such college
events as Children’s Theatre, Nov. 12-14 and
Nov. 20-21; Key Ceremony, Dec 12; and the
college musical, Feb. 18-20.
and Mrs. Robert Linton; secretary, Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. T. Smith; treasurer, Mrs. Kenneth
Lancaster; senior class representatives, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Schuepbach and Mrs. Wm. C.
Altman; junior class representatives, Mr. and
Mrs. James C Karson and Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph L. Dold; sophomore representatives,
Mr. and Mrs. John P. Doherty and Mr. and
Mrs. J H. Bell; and freshman representatives,
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. O’Neil and Mr and
Mrs. Walter Oades.
Avila Offers Course for Parents
Of Mentally Retarded Children
A course in Counseling Parents of Mentally
Retarded Children is being offered at Avila
College for two hours a night each week from
Sept. 17 through Jan. 14. Instructor is John
T. Duncan, M.A., director of the Avila College
Plans for the Parents Club were formulated
during the summer months with members of
the Board of Directors in attendance. The
Board is composed of the officers and class
representatives. These in addition to the Nes-
tors include the following: vice-president, Mr.
According to Mr. Duncan, the course is
geared toward the needs and interest of the
parents of mentally retarded children although
the course can also be taken for college credit
by accepting additional assignments.
A group of parents attending the Aug-
ust board of directors meeting for the
Parents Club are pictured here. From
left to right, front row are Mrs. J. T.
Nestor, Mrs. Frank Schuepbach, Mrs.
Kenneth Lancaster, Mrs. T. E. O'Neil,
and Sister Patrick Joseph, club moder-
ator. Stonding, left to right, are Mr.
Nestor, Mr. Scheupbach, Mr. Wm. T.
Smith, Mr. J. H. Bell, Mrs. Smith, Sister
Mary Helene of the Avila nursing fac-
ulty, and Mrs. Bell.
Resident Students Adopt Carondelet Hall as “Home”
Carondelet Hall, the Avila campus dormitory, came to life the week of
Sept. 8 as residents for the year arrived and took charge of the twin-bedded
Dormitory life is a relatively new experience for Avila. Although Carondelet
was occupied last March by forty-three students who had been living at
Rossiter Hall, St. Joseph’s Hospital, this fall’s “homecoming” was the first
time Avila has started the academic year with students in campus residence.
Pictures on these pages give the viewer a look at the dormitory and a few
of the students who will call Avila “home” for the next nine months.
Mary Lee Kivett, sophomore from Jefferson City, Mo., upper left, checks in at the dormitory with Miss
Golda Benton, director of nursing services ond "housemother ' to the resident students. At lower left,
Mary Lee greets Morgoret Donehue, junior from Linn, Mo., ond Chris Bell, sophomore from Shawnee,
Kons. Above, Mary Lee finds the kitchen a comfortable gothering ploee. Drinking coffee and writing letters
home ore Pol Dixon, sophomore from Junction City. Kons.; Lou Butler, sophomore from Oklohomo City,
Okla.; and Borbara Schweitzer, junior from Florissant, Mo Tolking in the doorway ore Diane Riddle,
junior from Lynn Haven, Florida, and Peggy Iko, sophomore from Toos, New Mexico. At upper right,
Mary Lee discovers Diane Pinkley, Forrest City, Ark , tolking with an admirer on the hall telephone.
Passing Margaret's room agoin, she leaves Margaret ond Chris busy examining books for the coming
closses while she goes on to put her room in order for the coming year.
Slate Alumnae Homecoming
Sunday, Oct. 3, on Campus
Alumnae Homecoming will be held Sunday,
Oct. 3 at 12:00 noon, on the Avila campus
Members of the faculty will act as hosts and
hostesses. Registration and luncheon will be
held in Marian Center.
Special recognition will be given classes cele-
brating their fifth, tenth, or 25th anniversary
Hostesses for the classes will be Sister Rita
Agnes, class of '60; Sister Mary Mark, class of
'55, and Sister Marie Georgette, class of ‘40.
Presiding at the installation of new chapter
and national officers will be Mrs. Maurice J.
O'Sullivan, outgoing president of the Kansas
City Chapter. Members of the class of 1940
and representatives of the 1939-1940 faculty
will be honored by Sister Olive Louise, Avila
College president. Gifts will be presented to
the classes of 1955 and 1960.
The program will conclude with the pre-
sentation of the Avila Medal upon two alum-
nae: Mrs J Barclay Jordon (Jean Ann Can-
non ’54) and Mrs. Maurice J. O'Sullivan
(Mary Margaret Killiger ’26). Mrs. Jordon,
a member of the board of alumnae directors
from 1959 through 1965, has served on active
committees including the Ways and Means
Committee responsible for raising funds for
the Kansas City Chapter scholarship. Mother
of seven children, she is active in church,
school, and community activities.
Mrs. O'Sullivan was president of the alum-
nae association in 1946 to 1949 and 1963 to
1964. She was active in beginning both the
national and the chapter scholarship funds.
She has served as president of the Kansas City
Council of Catholic Women and is a member
of the Kansas City Human Relations Council
Among her honors is a citation from Bishop
O'Hara for outstanding community service
Honor To Be Given To Alumnae
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Recipient! of the Avilo Medol ore Mrs. Maurice J. O'Sul-
livon, '26 and Mrs. F. Barclay Jordon '54. Both will re-
ceive recognition ot Alumnae Homecoming, Oct. 3.
Announce Nominees for Alumnae
Offices on Mailed Ballots
Election of national officers of the alumnae
association is being held by mail prior to
Homecoming when results of the balloting will
be announced. Nominees are: for president.
Louise McNellis Kring '46, Wallingford, Conn,
and Lois Romer Poorman '42, Bakersfield,
Calif.; for first vice president. Mary Ann Wal-
lerstedt Schwab '39, San Francisco; for second
vice president. Lenore Stomp '62, Kansas City;
for secretary-treasurer, Mary McCallum Con-
nelly '33, Franklin, Michigan.
Members of the committee making nomi-
nations for the national slate were Mayme Di-
Maggio D'Agostino '42, Catherine Hix Dough-
erty '39, Barbara Rush '61, and Helen Fitz-
simons Jaeger '53.
Election of Kansas City Chapter officers for
1965-1967 will be held by voice vote at Home-
coming. The nominees are: for president,
Helen Drees '50; for first vice president, Ber-
nadine Loftus '40; for second vice president,
Helen Jane Gray Wald '46; and for secretary-
treasurer, Mary Ellen Denning Noll ’56.
The College for Women
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