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Shafer dies, leaves legacy of scholarship, tolerance

Dr. Ingrid Shafer, professor emerita of philosophy and religion at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, died March 5 in her son’s home, surrounded by family after a short illness.

She was 74.

USAO President John Feaver described Shafer as “a close personal friend.”

“Ingrid was really married to this college -- by her love for the institution and its mission and for what she did here,” Feaver said. “I’m sorry in her passing but I don’t feel sorry for her. She lived an extraordinarily full and productive life, dedicating herself to teaching and scholarship.”

A memorial service in Shafer’s honor is scheduled for 3 p.m. on September 6 in the Alumni Chapel.

A special scholarship fund has been established in her name through the USAO Foundation.

USAO pairs with visiting students to help community on Drover Difference Day

A record-breaking number of 220 members of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma community (students, faculty and staff) as well as visitors from Madonna University in Livonia, Mich., spread out across Chickasha on March 7 volunteering on a variety of projects.

National college ranking list rates USAO first for value

Topping a national list for “Best College Values Under $30,000” published last week by an influential financial institution is the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

Remembering Ingrid

The community of alumni, faculty, administrators, staff and students from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is saddened almost beyond expression by the loss of our dear friend, mentor and inspiration, Dr. Ingrid Shafer, emerita professor of philosophy and religion. We’ve set up this page for everyone to share memories and tributes to Ingrid who gave so much to so many.

Symposium scholars consider intersection of science, art

Three scholars will come together for a panel discussion about the intersection of science and art beginning at 2 p.m. on March 13 in the Student Center Ballroom as part of the Eighth Annual Emerson-Wier Liberal Arts Symposium at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.