Krista Dalton, a Religious Studies M.A. alumna and currently a Teaching Assistant and doctoral student at Columbia University, New York, NY, has just created an online academic web forum for the study of Ancient Judaism, www.AncientJewReview.com, with Nate Schumer (Columbia), and Simcha Gross (Yale).
Besides articles and resources, the site invites other scholars to collaborate with them. Check out their webpage, subscribe, and enjoy!
The College of Humanities and Public Affairs Scholarship Banquet, held on Tuesday, 14 October, was well-attended and a wonderful way to thank our scholarship donors and congratulate our scholarship winners.
Of note, a former student of Dr. Jim Moyer’s, former Missouri Governor Bob Holden, and Professor Emeritus Dr. LaMoine DeVries, attended the banquet. So great to see these friends again!
Religious Studies Assistant Professor Vadim Putzu will visit the MSU Philosophy Club this Thursday, 30 October, at 4:30 p.m. in Strong 003, to talk about “Is There a Jewish Philosophy?” Mr. Putzu’s research interests include Judaism, Jewish Philosophy, and Medieval and Early Modern Judaism. He teaches REL 101, World and Literature of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible; REL 201, World Religions; and in the spring will teach a new course, REL 397, Jewish Philosophy. (So, I guess there really *is* a Jewish Philosophy!)
We have only one more week for the Missouri State University Public Affairs Stomp Out Hunger Shoe Drive on the MSU and area campuses!
Are old shoes cluttering your closets? Drop them off in Strong Hall atrium or Strong Hall 251! All shoes accepted, usable or otherwise, bring ‘em in to help feed and shoe people locally and around the globe!
Following Game Day, join the Religious Studies Club at Sequiota Park (3500 S. Lone Pine Ave., Springfield) on Sunday, 19 October, at 3:00 p.m. for hiking, games, and smores! Contact Trent if you need more info.
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We are planning another visit to the Passages Exhibit! All MSU Religious Studies majors, minors, and graduate students are invited to attend on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 3:30-6:00 p.m., and GET IN FREE! The department will pay your entrance fee.
The Fall 2014 schedule of events at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics is available!
“Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath” begins the series with a film screening and discussion with filmmakers Valarie Kaur and Sharat Raju on 9 September, 2014, 6-8 p.m. in Emerson Auditorium, Washington University in St. Louis.
Early notice: “The Ethical Citizen – Can You Make a Difference?” is the theme of this year’s Public Affairs Week at Missouri State University, to be held 15-19 September on campus. This annual event is developed by and for MSU students; everyone is invited to attend: students, staff, faculty, and the Springfield area community.
Among the many talks and presentations are two special events: a voter registration drive and a hunger banquet.