Homecoming is a time to celebrate our current and former students, as well as a fun event for all of our Missouri State University community. This homecoming, which took place last weekend, 16-17 October, also provided an opportunity to recognize our faculty and staff who excelled at their job and significantly contributed to the success of our students. Every year a few of … [Read more...] about Dr. Jim Moyer Inducted into MSU Wall of Fame
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
Dr. Vadim Putzu, Associate Professor in Religious Studies, is currently on sabbatical in Italy but recently sent us a link to an article in 417 Magazine, where he was interviewed about cooking with squash blossoms. We knew he is an expert on wine, at least in relation to religions, but apparently he is also knowledgeable about food. In his words, "As you can expect from an … [Read more...] about Summertime = Garden Surprises
Dr. Vadim Putzu, Religious Studies Associate Professor specializing in Judaism, is on sabbatical. Here he shares some of his experiences: Since I am currently on the Isle of Elba (off the coast of Tuscany, Italy), I decided to follow a lead provided by our graduate student, Cody Yanez. Last semester, Cody took my “Intoxicating Religions” course, which explores the … [Read more...] about Making New Wine in Ancient Ways
Missouri State University's Department of Religious Studies is the official host of the Midwest American Academy of Religion (AAR) Conference to be held virtually this year on Thursday-Friday, 22-23 April, and Thursday-Friday, 29-30 April. We are thrilled to be hosting so many brilliant scholars, educators, and colleagues over the next two weeks at this year's regional AAR … [Read more...] about Midwest AAR Conference Begins!