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!
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.
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.
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.
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.