As many of you know, Dr. Victor Matthews is retiring after an amazing 39-year career at Missouri State University! At the recent Judy Awards ceremony, Dean Matthews was honored with the “Dean’s Legacy Award” by Dean Shawn Wahl, with President Smart and Provost Jasinski in attendance. It was a special evening that included video tributes from a few of Dean Matthews’ … [Read more...] about Thank You, Dean Matthews
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
Everyone is invited to attend this free event, our first Ozarks Festival of Faiths, on Saturday, 28 January 2023, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E Brookside Drive. A wide variety of faiths in the Ozarks, including Buddhist, Hindu, Bahai, Sikh, Muslim, Jewish, Unitarian, and Native American groups, as well as several Christian denominations, will … [Read more...] about First Ozarks Festival of Faiths
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
The MSU Graduate College recently awarded the Distinguished Thesis Award in the Humanities to Mr. Riley Brown, who graduated in spring 2022 with a Master's Degree in Religious Studies. Riley’s thesis is called “A Nation of Priests: Authority, Expertise, and the Religious Nones,” and he argues therein that the religiously unaffiliated are akin to self-appointed experts in … [Read more...] about Religious Studies Graduate Wins Distinguished Thesis Award!