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FREE Admission to Passages Exhibit for REL Majors, Minors, & Grad Students!

 

Codex Climaci Rescriptus, 6th – 9th century AD. The Codex Climaci Rescriptus is a palimpsest—a manuscript from which  the text has been scraped away or washed off, and the pages used again. Underneath the top layer of writing, which contains a 9th-century monastic text in Syriac, are portions of ancient Biblical manuscripts written in 6th-7th century Greek and  6th-century Christian Palestinian Aramaic. This manuscript, based on an original text which may date from the 4th century,  is the world’s largest corpus of Christian Palestinian Aramaic, the dialect that would have been closest to Jesus’  household language.
Codex Climaci Rescriptus, 6th – 9th century AD. The Codex Climaci Rescriptus is a palimpsest—a manuscript from which the text has been scraped away or washed off, and the pages used again. Underneath the top layer of writing, which contains a 9th-century monastic text in Syriac, are portions of ancient Biblical manuscripts written in 6th-7th century Greek and 6th-century Christian Palestinian Aramaic. This manuscript, based on an original text which may date from the 4th century, is the world’s largest corpus of Christian Palestinian Aramaic, the dialect that would have been closest to Jesus’ household language.

 

Join us Wednesday, May 7, 3:00-6:00 p.m. to see

Passages: Treasures of the Bible

Admission is FREE for Religious Studies majors, minors, and graduate students.

We’ll meet at the exhibit at 3:00 (click here for directions)

Please let Jane know if you plan to attend:

JaneTerry@missouristate.edu, 836-5514

Click here for more about Passages!

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Interfaith Vigil Planned for April 29!

KC Jewish Community Center

 

People of all religious and non-religious traditions are invited to an

Interfaith Vigil

to honor the victims of the hate crimes perpetrated in Kansas City and demonstrate the power of interfaith cooperation and compassion

Tuesday, April 29, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

at National Avenue Christian Church

1515 South National Avenue, Springfield, MO

Click here for more info!

Sponsored by MSU’s LINKED and Hillel student clubs, and the Interfaith Alliance of the Ozarks

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Religious Studies M.A. Student Has Her Choice of Ph.D. Programs

Religious Studies M.A. student Sarah Riccardi with her NYU mug!
Religious Studies M.A. student Sarah Riccardi with her NYU mug!

 

Sarah A. Riccardi, who is graduating this May with her M.A. in Religious Studies, was accepted into six Ph.D programs (including a Fulbright to St. Andrews in Scotland!) and has accepted an offer to complete a Ph.D in Sociocultural Anthropology at New York University. In additional to being a MacCraken Fellow, Sarah is also the recipient of the Dean’s Fellowship and a member of the Opportunity Fellowship Program. Her current and future work deals with identity and sensory cultures in American Eastern Orthodox communities.

Sarah graduated with a B.A. in Religious Studies (Honors College) as an Accelerated Masters student and worked as a Graduate Assistant for Dr. Jim Moyer.

Congratulations to Sarah on her many awards and opportunities and for choosing NYU!

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Interactive Bible Exhibit Coming to Springfield!

by Jane Terry

The exhibit includes a replica of the Geneva Chapel from the mid-1500s.  Visitors can sit in the pews and learn about the Geneva Bible, an early English translation of the Bible that predates the King James translation.
The exhibit includes a replica of the Geneva Chapel from the mid-1500s. Visitors can sit in the pews and learn about the Geneva Bible, an early English translation of the Bible that predates the King James translation.

 

Passages, an Interactive Bible Exhibit, will be in Springfield, MO beginning 12 April 2014 – 3 January 2015 at 3534 East Sunshine Street.  Although not affiliated with MSU’s Religious Studies department, this sounds like a worthwhile exhibit for anyone interested in biblical studies, religion, or just western civilization in general.

Our Religious Studies major and KSMU intern, Samantha Nichols, reports on the exhibit here.

The exhibit organizers have created a Facebook page and informative webpage.

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Ready for Fame?

by Jane Terry

 

Samantha, our KSMU "Religion Beat" intern hard at work!
Samantha, our KSMU “Religion Beat” intern hard at work!

Always dreamed of being a radio celebrity?  Now is your opportunity!  Our Religious Studies and KSMU Internship is such a success this semester that we’re offering it again for Fall 2014!  KSMU Internship flyer FA14

The MSU Religious Studies Intern will work with the News Director and other KSMU staff and interns to pitch stories, research stories, interview individuals and write quality stories for written and / or broadcast delivery.  These stories, which vary in length but are roughly 2 minutes apiece, are the product of long form journalism involving interviews, accurate research and, at times, use of natural sound.   The intern is encouraged to work with Religious Studies faculty, primarily Dr. Schmalzbauer, to determine potential news stories. Primary editing of these stories, both written and recorded work, will be performed by the News Director or other KSMU staff.

Deadline for application is Monday, 14 April 2014.

Interested? See here for more details, or contact

LoraHobbs@missouristate.edu

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Stomp Out Hunger Video!

by Jane Terry

Stomp Out Hunger 2013 (Photo: MSU Photographic Services)
Stomp Out Hunger 2013 (Photo: MSU Photographic Services)

 

Here is a video from our Public Affairs project, Stomp Out Hunger!

Thanks to Lora Hobbs, our students, and everyone at MSU, other area universities, and the Springfield community.

Feel left out?  No worries!  We’ll be hosting another Stomp Out Hunger in Fall 2014 – stay tuned…

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Undergraduate Students: Get Published!

by Jane Terry

Now Accepting LOGOS Journal Submissions

LOGOS: A Journal of Undergraduate Research is currently accepting publication submissions from undergraduate students in all academic disciplines. If you are working with one or more students on a research project or creative piece, please consider encouraging your students to submit their work for consideration.

Students do not need to be enrolled in the Honors College in order to be published in LOGOS.

The submission deadline for consideration for publication in V.7 is Monday, March 31st.

Visit LOGOS website

 

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Free Film Screening Monday, March 3!

by Jane Terry

Film Screening: A Question of Habit!

March 3, 2014 @ 6:00 p.m.

in Meyer Library Room 101

Everyone is invited to this free, public film screening of “A Question of Habit,” a full-length documentary film that examines visual images of Catholic nuns and sisters used in contemporary U.S. pop culture in contrast to actual religious women. The film looks at the nature, scope, and significance of these images, possible explanations for their increasing popularity, and the impact on our understanding of religious women. A discussion with filmmaker Bren Ortega Murphy will follow.

Click here for the flyer!

The film was written, produced, and edited by Bren Ortega Murphy and Michael Whalen.  See the film’s website, here.

This event is sponsored by: Women’s History Month; Department of Communications, and the Department of Religious Studies.

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