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Syrian peace activist delivers religious reconciliation lecture Jan. 26

Published: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Hind Kabawat will deliver the keynote address for the Ableson Religious Reconciliation Lecture, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Jan. 26 in the Ballroom.

The event is free and open to the public.

Kabawat’s lecture is titled, “The Tragedy of the Syrian People: Is There Hope for Reconciliation?”

University weight-loss initiative launches Jan. 20

Published: Thursday, January 8, 2015

A scholarship drive designed to promote healthy eating and wellness called “Make Marble Pay” launches its fifth year with a kick-off celebration, beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 20 in the Ballroom in the Student Center at the University of Science and Arts.

pictures of John Feaver and Dex Marble

USAO celebrates MLK Day with special presentation

Published: Monday, January 12, 2015

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Jan. 19 by providing an opportunity for students and the community to learn more about the significance of the holiday and why it is celebrated.

Nesbitt Gallery exhibits works of Chickasha native Dylan Cavin

Published: Thursday, January 15, 2015

Chickasha native and acclaimed artist Dylan Cavin will be on hand for the opening reception of a new exhibition of his paintings. The reception is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the Nesbitt Gallery, which is located on the first floor of Davis Hall.

The event is free and open to the public.

Shafer dies, leaves legacy of scholarship, tolerance

Published: Friday, March 14, 2014

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.

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