The Missouri State Library's blog, Library Notes, announced a Virtual Author Event coming up on Wednesday, 2 February, at 7:00 p.m. Two professors from Missouri State, Dr. Etta Madden (English Department) and our very own Dr. John Schmalzbauer (Religious Studies) will join Margaret Sullivan, author of several books including Fragments from a Mobile Life (2019 Red Mountain … [Read more...] about Virtual Author Event Coming 7 February 2022 with Author Margaret Sullivan
This post is brazenly borrowed from the MSU Office of Strategic Communications Blog: December 6, 2021 by Strategic Communication If peace on Earth and goodwill toward men is the goal this holiday season, Missouri State University’s Dr. John Schmalzbauer believes it starts with displaying tolerance, acceptance and inclusion. That includes recognizing … [Read more...] about Holiday Hospitality and John Schmalzbauer
As the fall 2021 semester comes to a close, many classes are requiring their students to turn in their final presentations, final papers, and final projects. Dr. Stephen Berkwitz's course is no different. The students in REL 358, Yoga and Meditation, presented their final projects this week and, as always, the students delight us with their creativity and … [Read more...] about Yoga and Meditation Spark Student Creativity
You never know where your Missouri State University Religious Studies degree will take you! We recently heard from three of our Religious Studies alumni, Danielle (Thompson) Waldron, Tori Armstrong, and Jade Callaway, announcing that they started a new book-club podcast, "Bringing Reading Back", and just began the release of season two. Danielle (MSU REL M.A., 2019), Jade … [Read more...] about Religious Studies Alumni Produce New Podcast!
Dr. Vadim Putzu is on sabbatical and updates us on his research in Italy: In the past two weeks I spent some time in Apulia, the “heel” of Italy, where I was invited to be a scholar in residence with the University of Salento (https://international.unisalento.it/departments/humanities) and the Jewish Museum of Lecce … [Read more...] about Wine and the Divine in Jewish Mysticism – News from Dr. Putzu in Italy