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Neustadt Lectures

The Neustadt Lectures were established in 1983 by Walter and Dolores Neustadt of Ardmore, Oklahoma for the purpose of strengthening understanding of the great contributions of the Judaic religious tradition to Western civilization and thought. Scholars are invited to the campus to speak on informative themes in the areas of Hebrew Scriptures, Judaic thought, and Jewish ethics and art. 

* Feb. 16, 1 p.m. -- lecture, “The Jewish Art of Marc Chagall” in the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel

* Feb. 18, 8 p.m. -- staged reading, “Chagall in School” in Petree Recital Hall (Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center)

* Feb. 19, 2 p.m. -- staged reading, “Chagall in School” in Petree Recital Hall (Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center)

All events are free to the public. Read more about this year's Neustadt Lecture here.

Willson Lectures

The Willson Lectures are provided by an endowment from James M. and Mavis Willson of Floydada, Texas. The lectures are directed to the interest of students in the area of religion and society.

The Willsons were outstanding members of the United Methodist Church. Their Christian vision was truly ecumenical in its outreach. Since 1953, their gift to Oklahoma City University has brought to campus speakers of international stature from the areas of religion, science, Christian theology and ethics, church history, biblical studies, and liturgical studies.

October 20th & 21, 2022

Marcia McFee, PhD is a professor, worship designer, author, preacher and ritual artist. Drawing on a first career in professional dance and musical theater and equipped with a Master's in Theology and a PhD in Liturgical Studies and Ethics, she understands the role of any worship artist in the church as that of creating extraordinary portals through which communities journey with the Spirit. The task is at once deeply theological and wonderfully artistic.



Wimberly School of Religion
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