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.
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.
Dr. Eric Kandel was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2000 for his groundbreaking work in discovering the physical mechanism for the storage of memories in neurons.
His latest book, Age of Insight, looks at memories through a different lens as Kandel explores Vienna, the city of his birth, and the profound impact that it had on the cultural landscape of the Twentieth Century.
Kandel is slated to deliver the keynote address for the eighth annual Emerson-Wier Liberal Arts Symposium beginning at 7:30 p.m. on March 13 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha.
The event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Stephen Weber is scheduled to present a concert of music on the pipe organ beginning at 7:30 p.m. on March 10 at Holy Name Catholic Church.
The concert is free and open to the public.
Weber is a professor of music and chair of the arts and humanities division at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. The concert will be a preview of the performance he is slated to give later this spring in Hungary and Poland.
Students, staff and faculty at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma will be joined this year with visiting university volunteers to work in the community as part of the fourth annual Drover Difference Day on March 7.
USAO volunteer crews are scheduled to fan out all over Chickasha to engage in volunteer projects.
Thirteen students from Madonna University, located in Livonia, Mich., will partner with USAO’s volunteer force, which is expected to be the largest in the event’s history.