Last Thursday, Religious Studies Assistant Professor Dr. Vadim Putzu, was invited to give a lecture at the Thomas Moore Johnson Library and Museum in Osceola, MO. Dr. Putzu shares his experience with us: Tom Johnson, the grandson of Thomas Moore Johnson (whom I have been writing about in the past year), invited me to talk about “Judaism Past and Present” for their … [Read more...] about Dr. Vadim Putzu Invited to Speak at Johnson Library and Museum
There was a large turnout from both the MSU campus and the Springfield communities at the Anti-Semitism Panel last evening, Wednesday, 28 November, in the PSU. Three panelists, Mara Cohen-Ioannides from the English Department, Wes Pratt from the Division for Diversity and Inclusion, and Rabbi Barbara Block from Temple Israel provided remarks while our very own Dr. Vadim Putzu … [Read more...] about Anti-Semitism Panel Encourages Action
Religious Studies professors at Missouri State are always happy to visit community organizations to share their expertise in a variety of religions, the cultures and historical contexts from which religions emerge, the people who practice these religions, and the affects of religions on society and the world. Dr. Matthew Kuiper, Religious Studies Assistant … [Read more...] about Dr. Matt Kuiper presents on Muslim-Christian Relations to local Kiwanis
Dr. Matthew Kuiper, assistant professor in Religious Studies, attended the Annual Conference on South Asia, held every year for the past 47 years, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Nearly 800 scholars from around the world who study South Asia attended the conference. Dr. Kuiper presented papers on two Islam panels. “Late 20th Century Da‘wa and The Da‘waology of Sayyid … [Read more...] about REL’s Matt Kuiper Joins SAMSA!
The Department of Religious Studies is offering two Study Away opportunities for students this academic year. Join us as we travel to Haiti during spring break 2019, and/or Israel in May 2019. Both Study Away trips include course credits, along with the chance to visit another country, meet people, make friends, eat new foods, and, of course, have fun! "Seeing Clearly … [Read more...] about Study Away with Religious Studies!