Welcome back, students! We are excited you are joining us to begin a new academic year, filled with promise, and some precaution (looking at you, Covid). As our department head, Dr. Stephen Berkwitz demonstrates above, face masks are the hottest fashion (and health) accessory this year. Striped, sports-branded, flowery, tie-dyed, industrial, kittens/puppies, haute couture, … [Read more...] about Welcome Back, Students!
This fall, the Department of Religious Studies' graduate program will see a change of leadership as Dr. Jack Llewellyn steps down after several years of service to make way for our new graduate program director, Dr. Mark Given. Dr. Given, Associate Professor of Religion, earned his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and has since taught courses in Biblical … [Read more...] about New REL Graduate Program Director
The Department of Religious Studies is pleased to announce that students may now earn their Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees in Religious Studies entirely online! Students will experience the same excellent teaching, friendly faculty, and academic and career opportunities as their counterparts in the classroom, only in a manner more convenient to their … [Read more...] about Earn Your BA or BS in Religious Studies ONLINE!
Religious Studies major and president of the Religious Studies Club, Katherine Pollock, announced that she recently became a published author. Katherine did a book review of The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church for the John Whitmer Historical Association Journal. This is a historical society started by RLDS-Community of Christ members (Reorganized … [Read more...] about REL Major Publishes in Historical Journal
Yet again, a Religious Studies major has been chosen for the prestigious Citizen Scholar Award at Missouri State University. Mia Sethi, a Religious Studies and Economics double-major and an Accelerated Masters student in Religious Studies, was honored in a ceremony with five other recipients on December 12. Two Religious Studies alumni, Samantha Nichols and Ali Jemes, were also … [Read more...] about REL Student Receives Citizen Scholar Award!