Students in Professor Steve Berkwitz’s REL 355 Buddhism course participated in a creative project dinner, where they presented an impressive array of paintings, drawings, poems, and other artistic works. Students described how the creative project assignment led them to think more deeply about the course material and to develop some new talents. The group also shared … [Read more...] about Buddhism Course Students Present Final Projects
All Religious Studies majors and graduate students are invited to attend our Holiday Reception on Thursday, 8 December, 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Strong Hall Atrium. Enjoy cookies, hot apple cider, and hot chocolate with other REL students and faculty. See you then! … [Read more...] about Holiday Reception for Religious Studies Majors and Graduate Students
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!
Dr. Robert Hodgson, formerly a professor of Biblical Studies in Religious Studies at MSU (1986-1991), announces the publication of his three part debut novel, The Androgyne Papyrus (Amazon). Dr. Hodgson describes the novels: The Androgyne Papyrus come as a three-part semi-autobiographical religious thriller, detective story, and romance tale set on the campuses of … [Read more...] about Former REL Professor Publishes Debut Novel
Congratulations to MSU Religious Studies M.A. graduate Niyati Sethi on securing grant funding for the upcoming Festival of Festivals: Tour of the Globe event! After identifying grant opportunities from the Missouri Humanities Council, Ms. Sethi worked with Daezia Smith, leadership programs specialist, to apply for and secure the funds. The result: a Festival of Festivals: … [Read more...] about REL MA Graduate Secures Funding for Tour of the Globe Event