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Student directors, postmodernism showcased in upcoming festival

The hard work of student directors will be on display in an upcoming Festival of One-Act Plays scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on April 4, 5, 11 and 12 in the Davis Hall Little Theater at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

USAO Jazz Ensemble Provides New Orleans Flare on April 1

The University of Science and Arts Vocal Jazz Ensemble will bring a taste of New Orleans to Chickasha during its upcoming concert, titled “New Orleans Bound,” scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, in the USAO Alumni Chapel.

The event is free and open to the public.

Fine arts candidates present senior show Flux

CHICKASHA -- Three graduating art students will exhibit their work in a spring senior bachelor of fine arts show titled Flux.

An opening reception is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on March 29 in the Nesbitt Gallery in Davis Hall.

The event is free and open to the public.

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.

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