Congratulations to Dr. Amy Artman, Instructor in the Department of Religious Studies, who was recently awarded the "Master Online Course Recognition Award: Best in Category - Assessment & Feedback" at the recent All Faculty Recognition ceremony 28 May 2020. No surprise to anyone who knows her, Dr. Artman's enthusiasm and engaging teaching style are appreciated by her … [Read more...] about Dr. Amy Artman Receives Best in Category Award
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
Dr. Stephen Berkwitz, Professor and Department Head of the Department of Religious Studies, recently published an essay called "Narratives of Buddhist Relics and Images" in the online Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion. This essay examines the forms and motives of Buddhist writings about powerful and venerable objects across Asia, giving attention to the central role of … [Read more...] about Stephen Berkwitz Publishes in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion
Dr. Matthew Kuiper of the Department of Religious Studies spoke last evening (May 16) at an interfaith Iftar (breaking of the fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan). The event was organized by the local Muslim community of Springfield, MO, Faith Voices, Ekklesia, Catholic Campus Ministries, and Interfaith Alliance of the Ozarks. Dr. Kuiper shared some personal reflections on … [Read more...] about Interfaith Iftar Features Religious Studies Professor