If you follow the Missouri State University Meyer Library blogposts, then you are aware that the Smithsonian Institution, along with the MSU Libraries, will host a special Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in the summer of 2023. The library's blogpost today announced the dates of the festival - 28 June-9 July 2023, and a few of the planned details, … [Read more...] about Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2023!
Dr. Sarah Riccardi-Swartz, MSU Religious Studies BA (2012) and MA (2014) alumna, was interviewed by Odette Yousef for a news article on NPR.org today, "Orthodox Christian churches are drawing in far-right American converts". Based on Riccardi-Swartz's research on a community of mostly former evangelical Christians and Catholics who had joined the Russian Orthodox Church … [Read more...] about Religious Studies BA and MA Alumna Highlighted on NPR
Dr. Richard Hughes, who previously taught at MSU (then Southwest Missouri State University), recently published an article about our former Department Head and founding professor of the Department of Religious Studies, Dr. Gerrit ten Zythoff. The article, "Yes, they are children of Nazis, but we are Christians, and we will stand with those who suffer", appeared in the … [Read more...] about Former REL Professor Publishes Article on Gerrit ten Zythoff
In celebration of the bicentennial of Missouri's statehood this month, many news outlets, city and state organizations, and educational institutions are offering special events, exhibitions, videos, and tours. Dr. John Schmalzbauer, Professor in Religious Studies at MSU, recently participated in the bicentennial initiative, "Show Me Missouri: The History of Religion in the … [Read more...] about Missouri Bicentennial: Show-Me-Missouri Show Features Dr. John Schmalzbauer
The Department of Religious Studies is pleased to support MSU's Bear POWER Community Needs Based Drive in cooperation with the Bear Pantry! We keep a Bear Pantry bin in our front office, Strong 251, for anyone to place donations to the MSU community members in need (students, staff, and faculty). But for the next three weeks, 8-26 March, our donations will directly support … [Read more...] about Bear POWER Community Needs Based Drive