You may have heard that the Garden of Eden is, according to some, in Missouri. But others think it was in the Florida panhandle. Emily Clark, who earned her MA in our department in 2009 and is now finishing up her PhD at Florida State University, writes on Florida's Garden of Eden Park on the Religion in American History blog.
We are proud to announce that this year's Chapman Scholars in Religion, recognized for their accomplishments in the study of religion and their contributions to the program in Religious Studies, are Kelly Joyce and Catherine Newhouse.
Haylea Craigmiles is the 2013 recipient of the Community Service Scholarship, awarded by our department to a Religious Studies major who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to community service.
Congratulations to MA student Jill Hartleip for receiving the 2013 Green Chalk Teaching Assistant Award from the Arts & Science Student Council!
MA student Andy McKee will be presenting a paper titled "'Kolosalno! There is something here... Power energy, the future!': Of Haunting, Steel, Progress, and the Urban Religious Landscape" at Florida State University's Graduate Student Symposium this weekend.
Silas Allard (Mizzou Religious Studies major 2004) has been named Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University
Dr. Hofer recently participated in an exciting workshop on "Religious Negotiations at the Boundaries" at Vanderbilt University. He presented a paper titled "Whoever Resembles a Community is From that Community: Medieval Jews and Muslims as Communities of Practice."
Congratulations to Luke Welch, Religious Studies major, on being chosen by the CIEE South Korea Scholarship program to receive a full scholarship to study at Yonsei University in South Korea over spring break.
Last weekend Kate Kelley participated in a panel at the annual International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts in Orlando, Florida. The panel, "Teaching Gaiman," included author Neil Gaiman as respondent!
Professor Callahan participated in the Colloquium on American Religion, Politics, and Culture at Washington University's Danforth Center on Religion & Politics on April 4.