Rise in Enrollment
When SCOPE went to press, registration
was still incomplete, but some trends were
noted by Sister Patrick Joseph, Registrar.
Registration exceeds 400 students. There
has been an 8 per cent increase in full-time
students. About 135 resident students have
enrolled. Students come from all parts of
the United States and from eight foreign
The Avila Montessori School will open on
November 27, 1967. Miss Lena Wikramar-
atne, the representative of the Association
Montessori Internationale, will be the super-
visor. Mrs. Phyllis Sue Seaman, AMI certi-
fied teacher, will be the directress. The
Avila Montessori School at this time will
consist of 15 to 20 children ranging in age
from three to five years. Registration is
open now. Eligible students will be accepted
on the basis of priority of application.
Classes will be held from 12 noon until
2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, from
November 27, 1967, to May 29, 1968, with
vacations at Thanksgiving, Christmas and
Easter. Tuition for the school year is $300.
For further information call Sister Marie
Georgette, Willow 2-3204.
Mrs. H. J. Kunz. mother ot Mrs. William H. Donahue
(Carolyn Kunz ’56). on July 1, in Shawnee Mission.
Kansas. Mr. Fred C. Lodde, lather ot Mrs. Thomas
F. Casey (Marguerite Lodde '35). on July 20. in Kansas
City, Missouri. Mr. John L. Bannister, husband of
Helen Walsh Bannister '20 and father-in-law of Mrs.
Paul F. Bannister (Kathleen Tobin ’60), on August 3,
in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Robert Hogan, brother
of Mrs. Edmund B. Smith (Anna May Hogan '24), Mrs.
Harry C. Nelson (Frances Hogan ’28), and Mrs. Owen
F. Murphy (Virginia Hogan ’32); and uncle of Sister
Mary Avila, C.S.J. (Martha Smith '49), Virginia Nelson
'64, and Mary Nelson '69, on August 28, In Houston,
Texas. Mr. Frank C. De Coursey, father-in-law of Mrs.
Frank C. De Coursey (Ruth Dugan '39), on September
9, in Kansas City, Missouri. Mary Downey, one-day-
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh F. Downey (Martha
Meagher ’65), on September 11, in Asmara, Ethiopia.
Mrs. Anna W. Higgins, mother-in-law of Mrs. Thomas
J. Higgins (Betty Wasson '37), on September 14, In
Kansas City, Missouri.
PICNIC FOR ST. LOUIS FRESHMEN
Janet Orscheln Fague ’65, June Wegener
’66, and Sue Carver ’67 with the coopera-
tion of the present Avila sophomores from
greater St. Louis, entertained the incoming
freshmen from St. Louis at a picnic at For-
est Park, on September 2. About twenty-
five were present.
Mr. and Mrs. George Fague (Janet Orscheln ’65), a
son, Daniel Edward, May 19, in St. Ann, Missouri.
Mr. and Mrs. James R. McPhilliamy (Kathleen Brown
'55), a son, Stephen Joseph, June 23, in Shawnee
Mission, Kansas. Mr. and Mrs. James P. Dierkes
(Joyce Loehner ’63), a son, Christopher, June 29, in
St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. and Mrs. David Wilbur Armin
(Patricia Adams ’65), a son, Charles Anthony. July 5,
in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Mr. and Mrs. Jay Shat-
tuck (Barbara Nemmers ’65), a son, Bradley Joseph,
July 19, in Norfolk, Nebraska. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Huse
(Marlene Manley '65), a son, Scott Douglas, July 21,
in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Forge
(Kathy Fahlstrom ’62), a son, Richard Jerome, July 23,
in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. and Mrs. William T.
Kitchin (Judith Chartier '64), a son, Craig Robert,
August 1, In Moore, Oklahoma. Mr. and Mrs. Edward
F. Hughes III (Rose Mary Schultz ’55), twins, a son,
Mathew Edward, and a daughter, Elizabeth Anne, Sep-
tember 10, In St. Petersburg, Florida. Mr. and Mrs.
John M. Daley (Margaret Hernandez ’62). a daughter,
Ann Teresa, September 16, in Rockledge, Florida.
on October 22
The Avila Alumnae Homecoming will be
held on October 22. Alumnae are cordially
invited to attend. The program will be as
10 a.m. Registration and informal gather-
ing by class in Marian Center.
11 a.m. Holy Mass in the new chapel, fol-
lowed by tour of the new fac-
12 noon Lunch in Marian Center.
Election of Officers.
Special recognition of anniversary
classes— 1923, 1928, 1935, 1938,
1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963.
2 p.m. “Back to College’’ classes with
your choice of theology, philos-
ophy, French, English, nursing,
history, science and math.
3 p.m. Tours of campus and visiting. Res-
ervation cards will be sent to
alumnae members by mail.
Chapel-Faculty Residence to Be Dedicated
The formal blessing and
dedication of the recently
residence complex at Avila
College will take place on
October 29 at two o’clock.
A reception will follow.
Alumnae, parents, students,
and friends of the college
Above: Seminary prolessors concelebrallng
In Ihe new chBpel. From August IS to 20.
Avila offered (acuities to a study-week ses-
sion for seminary professors of the liturgy.
Reverend Aelred Tegels, O.S.B., was di-
rector. Right: The new chapel and faculty
residence recently completed at Avila Col-
lege completes the campus quadrangle of
Honors to Avila Friends and Alumnae
Bette Krenzer ’44 has been given the
Meritorious Civilian Service Award which
is the highest honor given a civilian by a
major Air Force Command. She is the
daughter of Mrs. Agnes Krenzer, 6140 For-
est Avenue. Bette is a civilian engineer in
electronics at the Wright-Patterson
Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. She has
recently returned from attending the Second
International Conference of Women Engin-
eers and Scientists at Cambridge University
Lillian Armijo ’49 (Mrs. Gerald D. Funk),
who recently played the role of Sister Berthe
in “The Sound of Music” at the Starlight
Theatre, has performed more than 500 times
at the Starlight, more often than any other
Mrs. Alice Kampsen '65 earned her M.S.
in Education from Kansas University in
July. Her field is the education of the or-
Lucy Wilde '65 received her M.S. in Li-
brary Science at Rosary College, in June.
Mrs. Helen Cornelius '60 received her M.A.
from the University of Missouri in Kansas
City in August. She majored in counseling
Lawrence A. Powers, husband of An-
toinette Kopp Powers ’56, recently received
his M.A. in Marketing from the University
Salvatore Nigro, husband of Marian Giblin
Nigro '52, and brother-in-law of Sister
Margaret Louis Giblin, C.S.J. ’58, was named
fifth municipal judge in Kansas City.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh F. Downey Jr., (Mar-
tie Meager ’65) are living in Ethiopia and
devoting full time to the care of the poor.
Sister Mary Evelyn Schild, SCMM (Mary
Schild ’50) has been transferred to Bombay,
India where she will work in a small ma-
ternity hospital. As a Medical Missionary,
Sister is no stranger to India, having al-
ready spent thirteen years in Mandar and
Linda Grace '61 is working with the state
department in Bolivia. She recently com-
pleted an assignment in India.
Martha Norris, sister of Elizabeth Nor-
ris ’49, and former part-time instructor in
sociology, received her doctorate in Social
work at the National Catholic School of So-
cial Service of Catholic University of Ameri-
ca, in June. She is now Director of the Fam-
ily and Children Division of Catholic Fam-
ily and Community Services in Kansas City.
The Avila College alumnae who live in
Indianapolis met for an evening together
on August 30. Mrs. George Adrian (Carolyn
Bottema ’47) was in charge of the arrange-
ments. Those present besides Mrs. Adrian
were Mrs. Richard Deitchman (Patricia
Schild ’45), Mrs. John F. Molloy (Patricia
Gallagher ’54) and her mother, Mrs. R. F.
Gallagher of Kansas City who was visiting
in Indianapolis; Sister Margaret Andrea
Oberle, C.S.J., ’54; Mrs. Thomas Campbell
(Helen Heidenreich ’47). Sister Martha
Mary, C.S.J., Director of Alumnae Relations,
was a guest from Kansas City. She showed
slides of the new campus and spoke of
the latest academic developments. The meet-
ing was held at Sacred Heart Convent.
The editors ol SCOPE are happy to announce the
following marriages of our Avila alumnae:
Dianne Riddle '67. daughter of Mrs. Lucille Riddle,
to Edward Allan Ramey, on June 16, In Lynn Haven,
Florida. Gayle Colleen Maloney '67, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Maloney, to Roger Joseph Sweitzer,
July 15, at St. Elizabeth Church, Kansas City, Mis-
souri. Mary Bridget Foley '65, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John Francis Foley, to William Michael Barvick,
on July 22, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace,
Honolulu. Hawaii. Sandra Marie Klug '65, daughter
of Mrs. Bernice Rust Klug. to Larry Gene Blackburn,
on July 22, at Christ the King Church. Kansas City,
Missouri. Donna Soden Zahner '67, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Victor Henry Zahner, to James Christopher
Sprehe, on July 22, at Visitation Church, Kansas City.
Missouri. Margaret Therese Ingino '64, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John Alexander Ingino, to Sgt. Frank
Thomas Plumberg, Jr., on July 29. Marita O’Rourke
'65, daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. William Andrew O'Rourke,
to William Gibson Bartholome, on July 29, at Visita-
tion Church, Kansas City, Missouri. Therese Ann Mor-
ris '65, daughter of Mr. Patrick W. Morris, to William
Francis Egelhoff, on August 5, at St. Elizabeth Church,
Kansas City, Missouri. Juliette Jarjoura '66, daughter
of Mr. Adib Jarjoura, to Michael M. Llnholm, on August
12, at Visitation Church, Kansas City, Missouri. Mary
Jane Holland '67, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward
James Holland, to Charles David Schmidt, on August
19, at St. Ann Church, Prairie Village, Kansas. Sandra
Margaret Beck '69, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morris E.
Beck, to Thomas Mura, on August 26, at St. Michael
Church in Los Altos, California. Bernlta Louise Becker
'65, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Becker, to
Joseph Centeno. Jr., on August 26, at St. Peter's
Church, Kansas City, Missouri. Cheryl Richter '69.
daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. George R. Richter, to Ronald
Avila, on August 26, In Thornton. Colorado. Jeanne
Marie Spaniol '67, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John T.
Spaniol, to Stephen Patrick Morrow III, on August 26,
at St. Peter's Church, Kansas City, Missouri. De Anne
Flucke '68, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Flucke.
to Fred R. Putman, on September 1, at Cure ot Ars
Church, in Leawood, Kansas. Carole Jean Delaney '67,
daughter of Mrs. Thomas James Delaney, to Hal Ed-
ward Hunter III. on September 2, at Our Lady of Good
Counsel Church, Kansas City, Missouri.
JAMES SCHOOL PLAN
Mrs. Thomas Derr (Margaret Leonard
’47) and Mrs. Donald F. McDonald (Mar-
garet Roberts ’48) have completed a year
of specialized graduate study and are now
participating in the James School Plan. Last
year they were participants in the Experi-
enced Teacher Fellowship Program which
was funded by a government grant to the
University of Missouri at Kansas City in
order to prepare faculty and administration
for creative elementary teaching. They were
2 of the 23 chosen from 700 applicants.
GRANTS TO AVILA
Grant for Scientific Research
Sister John Brendan Murrill, C.S.J., is
conducting a research project in chemistry
at Avila during the present school year. This
project has been funded under the Academic
Year Extension phase of the NSF program
of Research Participation for College Teach-
ers. Sister John Brendan was the recipient
of an NSF grant to Illinois Institute of Tech-
nology, June 1 to August 31. She was nom-
inated by that insitution to receive further
support in the continuation of her work at
her home institution, Avila. Her investiga-
tion deals with the hydrolysis of vinyl
Grant to the Nursing Department
Avila College has received a renewal of a
grant awarded originally in June, 1966, for
the funding of the program “Integration of
Psychiatric-Mental Health Concepts into the
Basic Nursing Curriculum.” The grant was
awarded by the Department of Health, Edu-
cation and Welfare through the National In-
stitute of Health. The goal of this program
is that through basic course content and
learning experiences students may learn to
adapt psychiatric-mental health principles
creatively to any situation where nursing is
practiced. The program director is Sister
Catherine Louis Rutte, C.S.J.
National Teaching Fellowships Grant
Avila College has received a grant for
teaching fellowships and curriculum devel-
opment granted under Title III of the High-
er Education Act of 1965, through the De-
partment of Health, Education and Welfare,
Office of Education. The bulk of this sum is
to fund the salaries of three teaching fellows
in the areas of sociology, guidance and coun-
seling, and political science. Those who will
be teaching at Avila under the provisions of
this grant are Mrs. Ana McGlynn, Mrs.
Martha Leape, and G. Richard Scott. Thomas
A. Webster, Chairman of the Department of
Social Science is coordinator of the program.
Mrs. Roy Roberts has presented to Avila
College a major portion of the books con-
tained in the private library of her late
husband. Many of these volumes deal with
current history, business, and politics. Book
plates will indicate that these books belong
to the Roy Roberts collection. They are
valued at about $1,120.
Shapley to Lecture
Dr. Harlow Shapley of Harvard Univer-
sity will lecture at Avila on October 2. His
topic will be “Cosmic Evolution.” This is
the first of the Distinguished Lecture series
to be given under the 1967-1968 Area Lec-
ture Series grant of the Kansas City Re-
gional Council of Higher Education. This
lecture, planned specifically for the benefit
of the faculty members of the KRCHE col-
leges, is open by invitation to advanced stu-
dents that have been recommended by facul-
The program for the day includes Dr.
Shapley ’s lecture at 10; discussion at 11:30;
lunch at 12; panel discussion at 1:30; and
informal discussion at 3. Sister John Bren-
dan Murrill, C.S.J. , will serve as the Avila
coordinator for this lecture and as panelist
at the 1 :30 discussion period.
This same lecture will be given on Oc-
tober 3 at Central Missouri State Teacher
College, and on October 4. at Mount St. Schol-
astica College to make it available to all the
KCRCHE participating colleges.
Dr. Shapley, who is pre-eminent in the
field of astronomy, has been a lecturer on
Cosmography at Harvard since 1952. He
holds honorary degrees from seventeen uni-
versities in all parts of the world. He has
been president of eight national scientific
organizations, including the American Aca-
demy of Arts and Sciences and the Ameri-
can Association for the Advancement of
Science. He has made numberless contribu-
tions to science through his discoveries, his
development of theories in the field of as-
tronomy, and his publications.
New faculty appointments at Avila
became effective on September 1. Dr
Charles Malone, who has been on sab-
batical leave, has returned to Avila as
professor of education.
Other full-time instructors at Avila
are Rev. Alfred M. O'Laughlin, theology
and full-time chaplain; Sister Marian
Francis Cook, C.S.J., theology, and
Sister David Louise Pace, C.S.J., Span-
ish. Faculty members at Avila as a part
of a teaching fellowship grant are Mrs.
Ana McGlynn, sociology; Mrs. Martha
Leape, guidance and counseling; and
G. Richard Scott, political science.
Joining the part-time faculty are
George Wasko of the Circle Theatre,
drama; Sister St. Paul Lorens, C.S.J.,
anatomy and physiology; Sister Ellen
James Mulligan, C.S.J., music; and
Irene Parish Scarborough, English.
Norma Lee Lewis has been ap-
pointed the chairman of the department
of nursing. She replaces Sister Mary
Mark Duranty, C.S.J., who has assumed
new duties at the Cardinal Ritter Insti-
tute in St. Louis.
NEW FACULTY L. to R.. Row 1: Sr. St. Paul Lorens, C.S.J.; Sr. David
Louise Pace, C.S.J.; Sr. Marian Francis Cook, C.S.J.; Sr. Ellen James
Mulligan, C.S.J. Row 2: Mrs. Martha Leape; Rev. Alfred M. O’Laughlin,
G. Richard Scott, and Charles Malone. Not pictured are Irene Parish
Scarborough and George Wasko.
Alumnae Children Welcomed
AT LEFT, Pictured here are the twin daughters and son of Mr. and
Mrs. Milton F. Mulligan (Mary Ann McLeese ’53). They are Joan,
Jane, and Gerald Mulligan. The Mulligans are near neighbors of
Avila. BELOW. Several members of the department of nursing
were on hand to welcome back Mrs. David Wilbur Armin (Patricia
Adams ’65) and her young son, Charles Anthony, when they visited
Avila. The Armins now reside in Sioux Falls, S.D. L. to R. Sr.
Catherine Louis Rutte; Mrs. James W. Adams, Pat’s mother; Sr.
Helen Lucile Rutte; Pat and Charles; and Sr. Helene Schorfheide.