Christina Bowles, a Religious Studies alumna (M.A., 2005), and academic advisor in the MSU Academic Advising and Transfer Center, has been selected to serve as a mentor for the 2020-2022 class of the NACADA Emerging Leaders Program. This fall, she will be paired with an emerging leader in the association and spend two years mentoring the individual on ways to become involved … [Read more...] about REL Alumna Selected as Mentor to NACADA Emerging Leaders Program
Dr. Stephen Berkwitz, department head of Religious Studies, was recently interviewed by KSMU reporter Emily Yeap for the "Missouri State Journal". Dr. Berkwitz specializes in South Asian religion and culture and explains the practices and benefits of yoga and meditation for stress relief, as well as other applications. Listen to the interview on the KSMU website, … [Read more...] about Feeling Stressed? We Can Help!
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
Religious Studies major and president of the Religious Studies Club, Katherine Pollock, announced that she recently became a published author. Katherine did a book review of The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church for the John Whitmer Historical Association Journal. This is a historical society started by RLDS-Community of Christ members (Reorganized … [Read more...] about REL Major Publishes in Historical Journal
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!