The Department of Religious Studies is pleased to announce that our Academic Administrative Assistant, Jane Terry, was nominated and selected to receive the MSU Staff Excellence in University Service Award at the annual staff luncheon this past Tuesday. The award recognizes Missouri State University staff members “who strive to do their jobs well on a daily basis, … [Read more...] about REL Administrative Assistant Receives Staff Award
Join us in celebrating Native and Indigenous Heritage Month this November at Missouri State University! Several events are planned throughout the month beginning Saturday, 5 November 2022: The 2nd Annual Honoring Our Veterans POW-WOW American Indian Center of Springfield and Missouri State University The Pow-Wow is open to everyone and begins at 2:00 p.m. at Greenwood … [Read more...] about Native and Indigenous Heritage Month Events
Yet again, a Religious Studies major has been chosen for the prestigious Citizen Scholar Award at Missouri State University. Mia Sethi, a Religious Studies and Economics double-major and an Accelerated Masters student in Religious Studies, was honored in a ceremony with five other recipients on December 12. Two Religious Studies alumni, Samantha Nichols and Ali Jemes, were also … [Read more...] about REL Student Receives Citizen Scholar Award!
Dr. Vadim Putzu, Assistant Professor in Religious Studies at Missouri State University, brought a taste of the Ozarks to the conference table in Italy this summer, presenting his research on the nature and place of Kabbalah in the writings of Thomas Moore Johnson of Osceola, MO. The conference, European Network for the Study of Islamic Esotericism (ENSIE), was … [Read more...] about Italy Is Introduced to Ozarks Own “Missouri Platonist”
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!