Several Religious Studies students were recognized for their accomplishments and the scholarships they received for the 2018-19 academic year at the CHPA Scholarships Banquet Tuesday evening, 16 October. The department has awarded over $10,000 to eight impressive students! College of Humanities and Public Affairs students, department heads, and faculty joined the scholarship … [Read more...] about Congratulations to Religious Studies Scholarship Winners!
Dr. Matthew Kuiper, assistant professor in Religious Studies, attended the Annual Conference on South Asia, held every year for the past 47 years, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Nearly 800 scholars from around the world who study South Asia attended the conference. Dr. Kuiper presented papers on two Islam panels. “Late 20th Century Da‘wa and The Da‘waology of Sayyid … [Read more...] about REL’s Matt Kuiper Joins SAMSA!
The Department of Religious Studies is offering two Study Away opportunities for students this academic year. Join us as we travel to Haiti during spring break 2019, and/or Israel in May 2019. Both Study Away trips include course credits, along with the chance to visit another country, meet people, make friends, eat new foods, and, of course, have fun! "Seeing Clearly … [Read more...] about Study Away with Religious Studies!
Many of us - maybe all of us - who choose to study religion get asked by friends and family: "But why study RELIGION?" Well, because we love it! But there are other, more down-to-earth reasons, as well, and these may be helpful for college students beginning their academic and professional careers. With thanks to Dr. John Schmalzbauer for creating the PowerPoint … [Read more...] about Why Study Religion???
Welcome to Missouri State University and the fall 2018 semester! Three members of the Religious Studies Club (left to right in photo), club vice-president Connor, club president Brooke, and club treasurer Katherine, welcomed students to Missouri State University the weekend before the fall 2018 semester began on 20 August. Students who stopped by the club table … [Read more...] about Religious Studies Club Welcomes New Students!