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!
by Jane Terry WineWorld: An Evening of Watching, Tasting, and Learning will take place on Thursday, 21 April 2016, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Missouri State University's Meyer Library 107! Join Dr. Vadim Putzu, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, as he introduces, screens, and discusses the award-winning movie about the globalization of wine, Mondovino (Jonathan … [Read more...] about WineWorld: Movie and Wine Tasting Event!
by Jane Terry MSU student Austin Elliott created an individualized major comprised of three academic departments, including Religious Studies, so he could pursue his passion for nonprofits and media production. As part of his coursework Austin is working for Sole Food, one of the partners in our Public Affairs project, Stomp Out Hunger. (Remember - drop off your old … [Read more...] about Springfield Newspaper Highlights Student’s Media Contributions
by Jane Terry Missouri State University, Drury, OTC, Evangel, SBU, and the Springfield community are hosting a Stomp Out Hunger shoe drive to benefit Sole Food, a program of Friends Against Hunger. Drop off your unwanted shoes into one of the BLUE BOXES in Strong Hall (there is one in the Religious Studies office, Strong 251) and provide food for needy … [Read more...] about Stomp Out Hunger Drive in Full Swing!