Congratulations to our MSU Religious Studies graduates! After a two-year hiatus due to Covid, the Department of Religious Studies was delighted to host our graduation reception this spring on 20 May 2022 in the Strong Hall Atrium. Below are a few pictures from the event taken with my … [Read more...] about Congratulations to our Religious Studies Graduates!
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, Religious Studies Associate Professor specializing in Judaism, is on sabbatical. Here he shares some of his experiences: Since I am currently on the Isle of Elba (off the coast of Tuscany, Italy), I decided to follow a lead provided by our graduate student, Cody Yanez. Last semester, Cody took my “Intoxicating Religions” course, which explores the … [Read more...] about Making New Wine in Ancient Ways
Missouri State University's Department of Religious Studies is the official host of the Midwest American Academy of Religion (AAR) Conference to be held virtually this year on Thursday-Friday, 22-23 April, and Thursday-Friday, 29-30 April. We are thrilled to be hosting so many brilliant scholars, educators, and colleagues over the next two weeks at this year's regional AAR … [Read more...] about Midwest AAR Conference Begins!