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!
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