For most of us, COVID-19 is the first pandemic we have experienced first-hand, but pandemics are not new. Two of our pandemics experts at MSU, Dr. Philippa Koch (Religious Studies) and Dr. Tom Dicke (History), gave a Zoom talk earlier this week about these past pandemics, what we have learned, and how those experiences were similar or different from what we … [Read more...] about Watch the Pandemics Talk with Dr. Pippa Koch and Dr. Tom Dicke
Public Affairs Talks! Voices from the Past: Pandemics Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Our very own Dr. Pippa Koch will present a free Zoom webinar along with Dr. Tom Dicke (History) on past pandemics in America and how they compare with today's COVID-19 pandemic. According to the description on the Public Affairs website, pandemics are not new. However, for most … [Read more...] about Public Affairs Talks! Voices from the Past: Pandemics, with Dr. Pippa Koch and Dr. Tom Dicke
The MSU Graduate College has awarded yet another of our Religious Studies M.A. students the "Distinguished Thesis of the Year Award", this time to Danny R. Jones for his thesis, "How God Writes History: A Gramscian Analysis of Religion and Nature in the Writings, Life, and Legacy of John Muir", written under the direction of his advisor, Dr. Martha Finch (MSU Religious Studies … [Read more...] about REL Rocks Graduate Thesis Awards!
Dr. Philippa Koch, Assistant Professor at Missouri State’s Religious Studies Department, will participate in the “Religion & Pandemics, Vaccines, and Public Policy” panel at Indiana University (virtual) on 17 December 2020. She will be joined by Dr. Ryan J. Cobb (University of Georgia) and Cohosts Richard Gunderman and Krista Hoffmann-Longtin (both of Indiana … [Read more...] about REL Professor Philippa Koch to Present at Religion & Pandemics Panel
Everyone is invited to participate in this year's virtual Public Affairs Conference at Missouri State University! This event is free and open to the public and, as all events will be held virtually rather than in-person, no face masks are required. :) The topic of this year's Public Affairs Conference is "The Power of Voice" and includes an exciting array of speakers, … [Read more...] about Public Affairs Conference Begins Today!