Yet again, a Religious Studies major has been chosen for the prestigious Citizen Scholar Award at Missouri State University. Mia Sethi, a Religious Studies and Economics double-major and an Accelerated Masters student in Religious Studies, was honored in a ceremony with five other recipients on December 12. Two Religious Studies alumni, Samantha Nichols and Ali Jemes, were also … [Read more...] about REL Student Receives Citizen Scholar Award!
by Dr. Vadim Putzu To celebrate the 100th anniversary of TMJ's passing and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Johnson Library and Museum, which is a partner of MSU Libraries, I organized, in collaboration with Dean Peters and his staff, a two-day event. Plato’s supposed birthday (November 7) was our date of choice since on that day TMJ himself had organized … [Read more...] about Thomas Moore Johnson Symposium
Our Religious Studies 50th Anniversary Reception, held Friday, 1 November 2019, in the departmental offices, was a huge success! Many thanks to all who attended, to the Chartwell's employees who brought the tasty food and lovely flowers, and to our custodians for helping me clean and prepare the offices for our guests. Here are a few photos of the event. Notice the giant … [Read more...] about 50th Anniversary Reception
Congratulations to our Religious Studies students who were awarded scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year! This year the department awarded over $25,000 to a dozen high-achieving majors, minors, and MA students. They were recognized at the CHPA Scholarship Banquet by Department Head Stephen C. Berkwitz and are pictured here. (Photo courtesy of Christy Titus.) … [Read more...] about Congratulations, REL Scholarship Award Winners!
Religious Studies is pleased to present Dr. Robert Jensen, Ph.D. in media law and ethics, from the University of Texas-Austin, as our guest speaker tonight, Friday, 4 October, in Glass Hall 102, on the topic, The Ethics of Pornography. Dr. Micki Pulleyking (MSU Religious Studies), will introduce our speaker with a brief talk, "What Is the Problem?" Dr. Jensen will give two … [Read more...] about The Ethics of Pornography