It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of our former colleague, Dr. J. Ramsey Michaels, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Religious Studies at Missouri State University (then Southwest Missouri State University). Dr. Michaels began teaching here in 1984 and is highly regarded for his research in biblical studies and his many published books about the New … [Read more...] about Professor Emeritus J. Ramsey Michaels Passes Away
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!
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 MSU Religious Studies alumnus David Armstrong for being awarded the Distinguished Thesis competition! Every year the MSU Distinguished Thesis Award is awarded to one thesis selected from those produced by the over seventy Master's programs across the University. David's thesis, "A Kingdom of Priests and Gods: Angelic and Participatory Deification in … [Read more...] about Congratulations to David Armstrong for Winning the Thesis of the Year Award!
Congratulations to our MSU Religious Studies M.A., B.A., and B.S. graduates for Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018! Our graduation reception was held Friday, 18 May 2018, to honor and celebrate our graduates before the spring 2018 commencement ceremony. We are so proud of our graduates and wish them much happiness and success in their next adventure! … [Read more...] about Congratulations, Religious Studies Graduates!