Last Thursday, Religious Studies Assistant Professor Dr. Vadim Putzu, was invited to give a lecture at the Thomas Moore Johnson Library and Museum in Osceola, MO. Dr. Putzu shares his experience with us: Tom Johnson, the grandson of Thomas Moore Johnson (whom I have been writing about in the past year), invited me to talk about “Judaism Past and Present” for their … [Read more...] about Dr. Vadim Putzu Invited to Speak at Johnson Library and Museum
There was a large turnout from both the MSU campus and the Springfield communities at the Anti-Semitism Panel last evening, Wednesday, 28 November, in the PSU. Three panelists, Mara Cohen-Ioannides from the English Department, Wes Pratt from the Division for Diversity and Inclusion, and Rabbi Barbara Block from Temple Israel provided remarks while our very own Dr. Vadim Putzu … [Read more...] about Anti-Semitism Panel Encourages Action
Religious Studies professors at Missouri State are always happy to visit community organizations to share their expertise in a variety of religions, the cultures and historical contexts from which religions emerge, the people who practice these religions, and the affects of religions on society and the world. Dr. Matthew Kuiper, Religious Studies Assistant … [Read more...] about Dr. Matt Kuiper presents on Muslim-Christian Relations to local Kiwanis
Dr. Vadim Putzu, Assistant Professor and our Judaism scholar in Religious Studies at Missouri State University, was recently invited to present a paper at the inaugural Kabbalah in America Conference. Dr. Putzu was invited, along with 23 other scholars from Israel and the U.S., to the three-day, expenses-paid conference organized and hosted by Rice University in Houston, TX. … [Read more...] about
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!