As many of you know, Dr. Victor Matthews is retiring after an amazing 39-year career at Missouri State University! At the recent Judy Awards ceremony, Dean Matthews was honored with the “Dean’s Legacy Award” by Dean Shawn Wahl, with President Smart and Provost Jasinski in attendance. It was a special evening that included video tributes from a few of Dean Matthews’ … [Read more...] about Thank You, Dean Matthews
MSU Religious Studies graduate student, Arielle Keating, somehow found time during her very busy, final semester to play in the first round of the NCAA Women's Golf San Antonio Regional in San Antonio, TX Monday, 8 May. Despite completing her graduate courses, comprehensive exams, and portfolio defense this semester, she continued her athletic practice as a pro … [Read more...] about REL Graduate Student and Golf Pro
The Department of Religious Studies is pleased to announce that our Academic Administrative Assistant, Jane Terry, was nominated and selected to receive the MSU Staff Excellence in University Service Award at the annual staff luncheon this past Tuesday. The award recognizes Missouri State University staff members “who strive to do their jobs well on a daily basis, … [Read more...] about REL Administrative Assistant Receives Staff Award
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