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Performing arts series season tickets now available

Fresh off a successful season featuring the return of the Golden Dragon Acrobats, the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series (DWPAS) is poised to entertain campus and community audiences with a diverse slate of performers in its fourteenth season at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

Tickets for the 2014-15 DWPAS season are now available at a cost of $40 for the general public; $35 for seniors 60 and over; $35 for USAO Alumni Association members; $20 for USAO staff/faculty; $12 for all students and children under 18; and $8 for USAO students.

Tickets can be purchased at the USAO Business Office, by calling (405) 574-1213 or online at usao.edu/dwpas.

Upcoming symposium speaker examines inequality

Dr. James Galbraith, known for research into the causes and consequences of income inequality, tackles a related problem in his new book. The End of Normal argues that, on the grandest scale, economic problems are no longer easily solved by the standard answers of austerity or stimulus and new approaches are needed.

Galbraith is scheduled to deliver the keynote address for seventh annual Ray and Mary Giles Symposium for Citizenship and Public Service beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

The event is free and open to the public.

$25K donation buoys student teachers

Student teachers at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma will find their final trimesters of study just a little easier thanks to a recent gift extending the legacy of a long-time donor.

The Loella Elizabeth Madison Scholarship was established by her daughter Beth Madison and the Madison Charitable Foundation in September 2008. The Madison Charitable Foundation has given an additional $25,000 gift to the fund, bringing its total to more than $180,000.

New lecture series launches at USAO Sept. 15

A respected national authority on trends in blending areas of study will deliver a presentation for a new lecture series.

Dr. James Welch IV is scheduled to deliver the inaugural lecture in the Mary Jo Ragan Lecture on Interdisciplinary Studies beginning at 7 p.m. on Sept. 15 in the Ballroom.

The event is free and open to the public. Attending the lecture will provide professional development hours for public school teachers.

Shafer memorial set for Sept. 6

Faculty, staff, alumni and friends will convene for a memorial service at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma on Sept. 6 to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Ingrid Shafer.

The service is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. in the Alumni Chapel.

Family members, colleagues, students and friends are slated to share their memories at the service.

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