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
Did you know that the Department of Religious Studies offers internships? Well, we do! Internships are an opportunity to earn college course credits (REL 499), while serving our community and gaining valuable job experience and skills. To find out what internships we offer and how to apply, please visit our internships webpage. … [Read more...] about Internships in Religious Studies!
by Jane Terry Congratulations to MSU Religious Studies Associate Professor, Dr. John Schmalzbauer, on the forthcoming publication of his new book, co-authored with historian Dr. Kathleen Mahoney, The Resilience of Religion in American Higher Education, available in September 2018! According to the publisher, Baylor University Press: A well-worn, often told tale … [Read more...] about Congratulations to Dr. John Schmalzbauer!