By Ann Suellentrop

Through a series of events, Avila University decided in May not to host a Honeywell-sponsored Science Bowl for high school students next year, as it has recently. An Avila nursing graduate and award recipient, I wrote to Avila last October and this April to oppose that sponsorship precisely because Honeywell operates the nuclear weapons parts plant in KC, MO, a function at odds with Avila’s longtime commitment to peace and justice.

It turns out that there is a lack of funding for the Science Bowl, other than that provided by Honeywell. So I will be working to find alternative funding from sources promoting green, healthy industries that work for the common good. Please contact me at 913-271- 7925 if you have ideas on where we could obtain such funding or if you would like to make a donation!