Welcome back, students! We are excited you are joining us to begin a new academic year, filled with promise, and some precaution (looking at you, Covid). As our department head, Dr. Stephen Berkwitz demonstrates above, face masks are the hottest fashion (and health) accessory this year. Striped, sports-branded, flowery, tie-dyed, industrial, kittens/puppies, haute couture, … [Read more...] about Welcome Back, Students!
This fall, the Department of Religious Studies' graduate program will see a change of leadership as Dr. Jack Llewellyn steps down after several years of service to make way for our new graduate program director, Dr. Mark Given. Dr. Given, Associate Professor of Religion, earned his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and has since taught courses in Biblical … [Read more...] about New REL Graduate Program Director
The Department of Religious Studies is pleased to announce that students may now earn their Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees in Religious Studies entirely online! Students will experience the same excellent teaching, friendly faculty, and academic and career opportunities as their counterparts in the classroom, only in a manner more convenient to their … [Read more...] about Earn Your BA or BS in Religious Studies ONLINE!
Congratulations to Dr. Amy Artman, Instructor in the Department of Religious Studies, who was recently awarded the "Master Online Course Recognition Award: Best in Category - Assessment & Feedback" at the recent All Faculty Recognition ceremony 28 May 2020. No surprise to anyone who knows her, Dr. Artman's enthusiasm and engaging teaching style are appreciated by her … [Read more...] about Dr. Amy Artman Receives Best in Category Award
Congratulations to our Missouri State University Religious Studies alumnus, Mark Arnold (M.A., 2012), for being recognized for his work in implementing Meyer Library's new information system, FOLIO (the Future Of Libraries Is Open)! From the Meyer Library's blog, Library Notes (by Tom Peters), here is more information about the system: MSU has the distinction of being the … [Read more...] about REL Alumnus Mark Arnold Helps Bring FOLIO to MSU