Join us in celebrating Native and Indigenous Heritage Month this November at Missouri State University! Several events are planned throughout the month beginning Saturday, 5 November 2022: The 2nd Annual Honoring Our Veterans POW-WOW American Indian Center of Springfield and Missouri State University The Pow-Wow is open to everyone and begins at 2:00 p.m. at Greenwood … [Read more...] about Native and Indigenous Heritage Month Events
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
Dr. Vadim Putzu, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, is again offering an Education Abroad trip to Israel this coming May 2023! In collaboration with Dr. David Romano (Political Science), MSU students have an opportunity to travel to Israel, one of the most diverse and complex lands in the world, and earn college credit while visiting the historic, fascinating cities of … [Read more...] about Israel Education Abroad in May 2023!