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.

Congratulations to senior Religious Studies Major Catherine Newhouse on being awarded the Honors College Outstanding Senior Award!

Congratulations to Adam Miller, current MA student, for being awarded the prize for Best Graduate Paper at the Midwest Region of the American Academy of Religion's annual meeting! Adam's paper was titled "Charisma as Discourse: An Analysis of Swami Vivekananda's Discursive Activity."

Dr. Buhrman will be teaching "Buddhism and Science" (RelSt 2005) as a one credit Maymester course, meeting 1:00-3:00 May 20-May 24.

Religious Studies major Maranda Johnson presented a paper and poster on "The Evolution of the Hindu Goddess Kali in Art and Literature" at the 24th annual McNair Scholars conference at MU this weekend.

Professor Nate Hofer presented a talk on Islamophobia at William Woods University in Fulton on April 29.

Did you get a chance to read Professor Callahan's post on "Oceanic Religion" at the Religion in American History Blog the other day?

Congratulations to MA student Jesca Scaevola on being awarded an Ancient Studies Supplemental Stipend by the Ancient Studies Committee!

Professor Signe Cohen has been awarded an Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award for 2013 from the Graduate Student Association.