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.
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.
Few books in the Bible inspire more conversation and controversy than the Book of Revelation. For some, it is read as a blueprint of future events. For others, it is a tantalizing glimpse into the worldview of first century Christians as they suffered persecution at the hands of Rome.
One of the pre-eminent scholars of early Christian history, Dr. Elaine Pagels will present the research from her most recent book Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation as part of the 7th annual Emerson-Wier Liberal Arts Symposium at the University of Science and Arts.
Pagels is scheduled to deliver her keynote address beginning at 7:30 p.m. on March 7 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium.
Campus visitors and students can breathe more freely than ever as the University of Science and Arts joins all state agencies in banning tobacco, effective July 1. Among its other health initiatives underway, USAO plans to open the Nobbs Wellness Center for all students in the fall.
Maestro Yuval Waldman of New York City returns to Oklahoma on Dec. 4 for a Holiday Concert Under the Dome – showcasing the choir from the Harding Fine Arts Academy and a world-class strings group led by Waldman.