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The Tibetan lamas in residence at our university this week will provide two free
mini-performances of their sacred music and dances. Tibetan monks are known for their multiphonic chants, the bellowing
tones of their ten-foot-long horns, and the unique movements of their spiritual
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David Holmes will present “From Truman to Obama:
The Religious Faiths of the Postwar Presidents, with Special Emphasis
on Presidents Clinton, G.W. Bush, and Obama” on Tuesday, September 22.
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Submissions for the Thomas Schaub Essay Contest are due by noon on April 24, 2015. The competition is open to all IUP undergraduates.
Posted on 4/13/2015 9:13:19 PM
Voynich Manuscript is composed of several hundred pages of text in a script or
language that remains unidentified and undeciphered. This lecture by Reed Johnson will take place on Monday, April 20.
Posted on 4/13/2015 8:51:35 PM
Documentary film maker Richard Knox Robinson will present his film “Rothstein’s First Assignment” on Wednesday, March 18. The film explores ethical
issues related to both documentary film making and to the forced
institutionalization and sterilization of thousands of mountain
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Religious Studies student Taylor Jones is the recipient of the 2014 Kipp Seelhorst Scholarship.
Posted on 5/20/2014 12:44:43 PM
Alison Downie received a grant from the American
Academy of Religion to participate in its launch of a research
initiative, beginning March 2014, to gather data from religious studies majors from
many universities regarding the long-term impacts of attaining a B.A. in
Posted on 4/3/2014 2:25:08 PM
The Religious Studies Department has arranged a career workshop for Thursday, April 3, at 6:00 p.m. in Pratt 305, for Religious Studies majors and minors as you think toward your future plans.
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Alison Downie, Religious Studies, gave an introduction to Christian
Feminist perspectives to the at Indiana Unitarian Universalist community
on February 2, 2014.
Posted on 2/18/2014 3:18:23 PM
T. Nicole Goulet, University of Manitoba, will present “Mother of
India: Sarada Devi (1852–1920) and the Politics of Gender in Late
Colonial Bengal” on February 20, 2014. Presented by the Department of Religious Studies.
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All are invited to the presentation “Native Spiritual
Landscapes—Ojibwe Teachings” by Marilyn Johnson on Thursday, November
Posted on 11/4/2013 2:51:45 PM
A group of Religious Studies students, along with Harold Morales from the Religious Studies Department, attended the Diwali celebrations at the Sri Venkateswara Hindu Temple in Pittsburgh on November 2, 2013.
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Got a Religious Studies paper that you’d love others to read? Want to have the chance to win a prize (and eternal fame) for your work? Enter the Religious Studies Department essay contest!
Posted on 5/1/2013 1:58:40 PM
On Saturday, April 27, 2013, Religious Studies student interns will host a Spring Wellness Fair at Sunflower Yoga Studio from 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Posted on 4/24/2013 9:01:45 AM
Michele Troutman, a senior at IUP, won the Best Poster award for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the recent Undergraduate Scholars Forum at IUP in April 2013.
Posted on 4/22/2013 1:11:10 PM
Clark Aitkins, a junior at IUP, was recently accepted into the McNair Scholars program.
Posted on 4/22/2013 1:05:10 PM
The Committee for the Study of Culture and Religion and the Religious Studies Department are sponsoring this trip on Saturday, April 20, 2013.
Posted on 4/4/2013 4:17:09 PM
Everyone is invited to come learn about Ifa, a West African religion, in “How Okra Thwarted the Baby’s Death: A Perspective on the Principles of Ifa-based Shamanic Practice,” a lecture by Iya Luciana Vanilar on April 3, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in Room 247, Johnson Hall.
Posted on 3/29/2013 9:11:11 PM
Religious Studies professor Harold Morales gave a talk on the Sikh religion and pluralism at the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Indiana on March 3, 2013.
Posted on 3/29/2013 12:53:56 PM
The Religious Studies Club will meet on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. inside Stapleton Library, just outside of Java City.
Posted on 3/25/2013 3:12:18 PM
On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, Alison Downie, Religious Studies, will present “Openness: An Orientation in Christian Ecofeminist Theology and a Pedagogical Goal.” All members of the campus community are invited to attend.
Posted on 3/7/2013 12:07:55 PM
Elizabeth Barstow of Wofford College will present a discussion on Thursday, March 7, 2013. All members of the campus community are invited to attend.
Posted on 3/6/2013 11:37:16 AM
On Tuesday, March 5, 2013, the Religious Studies Department presents Mark Scott of Villanova University from 3:30–4:45 p.m. All members of the campus community are invited to attend.
Posted on 2/27/2013 3:15:35 PM
The Religious Studies Club and the Committee for the Study of Culture and Religion will be holding consequtive meetings on February 19, 2013, in front of Java City in the Stapleton Library.
Posted on 2/18/2013 10:08:32 AM
Rejoice! The Religious Studies t-shirts are here! To purchase yours at the bargain price of $10 ($1.50 of which goes to the Religious Studies Club), visit the Religious Studies Department office.
Posted on 2/13/2013 1:55:14 PM
The Religious Studies Club will meet next Tuesday, February 19, at 7:00 p.m. outside Java City in the library.
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On Saturday, January 26, 2013, the Religious Studies Department, friends, and family gathered at the Coventry Inn to bid farewell to Kwasi Yirenkyi as he began his much-deserved retirement.
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Meet at 7:00 p.m. outside Java City in the Library.
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The Religious Studies Club will have its first meeting of the semester on Tuesday, February 5, at 7:00 p.m. in the library.
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Alison Downie, Religious Studies, presented “Stepping Back to Go Forward”
at the PASSHE Emerging and Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Practices to Ensure Student Success Conference at Shippensburg University on October 19–20, 2012.
Posted on 12/13/2012 9:43:26 PM
Professor Alison Downie, Department of Religious Studies, led the IUP Punxsutawney Six O'Clock Series event “Celebrating Religious Diversity at IUP-Punxsy” on September 11, 2012
Posted on 12/10/2012 12:47:21 PM
Please join us for a special occasion at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, to celebrate Professor Yirenkyi's retirement and the holidays.
Posted on 12/4/2012 6:43:35 PM
Harold Morales presented a paper on media portrayals of Latino Muslims at the American Academy of Religion conference in Chicago, November 17–20, 2012. In “Latino Muslim by Design: Reductive Binaries in American News Media,” Morales examined representations of Latino Muslims in news media and responses to these productions.
Posted on 11/27/2012 11:31:48 PM
Tawny Holm, Department of Religious Studies, presented a paper entitled “Nanaya and the Arameans” in the Aramaic Studies section at the National Society of Biblical Literature conference, held in Chicago November 17–20, 2012.
Posted on 11/22/2012 7:11:49 PM
The Department of Religious Studies is happy to announce that the 2012–2013 Emily A. Fabiny Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Gabrielle Kennedy, a junior at IUP majoring in Religious Studies.
Posted on 11/12/2012 11:03:48 AM
The Religious Studies Club invites you to eat pizza, watch Spike Lee’s film Malcolm X, and have a discussion about religion in the public sphere on Sunday, October 21.
Posted on 10/17/2012 12:24:59 PM
The Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Christianity at the assistant professor rank beginning August 2013.
Posted on 10/15/2012 1:45:04 PM
Terri Smith, Department of Religious Studies, will discuss her book The Island of the Anishnaabeg: Thunderers and Water Monsters in the Ojibwe Life-World at Breakfast and a Book, sponsored by the IUP Libraries, on October 25, 2012.
Posted on 10/2/2012 10:36:24 AM
The Committee for the Study of Culture and Religion, the Department of Religious Studies, and the Religious Studies Club invite everyone to a celebration of the life of Kipp Seelhorst on Sunday, October 7, 2012. Kipp, who was majoring in Religious Studies at IUP, passed away on May 7.
Posted on 9/28/2012 8:34:01 PM
The next meeting of the Religious Studies Club will be on September 25 at 8:00 p.m. in room 210 of Stabley Library. Come join us to discuss various religious traditions and their relevance in contemporary society.
Posted on 9/18/2012 4:45:32 PM
Fabiny Scholarship applications are now being accepted from all Religious Studies majors and double majors. The deadline is October 1, 2012.
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Ten Buddhist monks will be at IUP from October 24–31, 2011, to create a sand mandala and to perform Tibetan chanting and dance. Once the mandala is done on October 31, it will be left on display for an hour and then swept up.
Posted on 10/21/2011 12:01:18 PM
Dr. Tawny Holm’s book, Of Courtiers and Kings: The Biblical Daniel Narratives and Ancient Story-Collections, will be published in the series “Explorations in Ancient Near Eastern Cultures.”
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The competition is open to all IUP undergraduates, and is not restricted to papers from or related to a course taught by a Religious Studies Department professor.
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This is an upper-level Religious Studies course offered during the Summer pre-session (May 9–May 30, 2011).
Posted on 2/9/2011 11:44:56 AM
Dr. Theresa Smith’s book, The Island of the Anishnaabeg: Thunderers and Water Monsters in the Ojibwe World, is being reprinted by the University of Nebraska Press.
Posted on 11/18/2010 10:20:30 AM
“Atheism and Secularity in Ghana,” a co-authored chapter by Dr. Kwasi Yirenkyi, Department of Religious Studies, has been published in Atheism and Secularity, vol. 2, “Global Expressions.”
Posted on 10/7/2010 12:17:11 PM
Trevor Maloney will speak about his spiritual journey in “How I Got from There to Here: The Journey of a Buddhist Priest” on April 8, 2010.
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“Landscape as Narrative, Narrative as Landscape,” a coauthored paper by Theresa Smith, Department of Religious Studies, was accepted for publication by Studies in American Indian Literature.
Posted on 3/31/2010 4:19:04 PM
The Pittsburg Theological Seminary has awarded Religious Studies major Bridget Young with an $8,000 academic scholarship.
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On September 28, 2009, Dr. Theresa Smith of the Department of Religious Studies delivered an invited lecture, “The Road to Medicine and Magic,” at Central Michigan University.
Posted on 10/22/2009 3:42:09 PM
The Department of Religious Studies has announced that the 2008-2009 Emily A. Fabiny Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Carole Walker, a senior with a double major in Philosophy and Religious Studies as well as a Studio Fine Arts minor.
Posted on 10/22/2009 3:38:11 PM
Since his retirement in 1999, retired Religious Studies professor R. Thomas Schaub is still publishing.
Posted on 9/17/2009 3:42:13 PM
Dr. Tawny Holm’s article “The Fiery Furnace in the Book of Daniel and the Ancient Near East” was published in Summer 2009 in the Journal of the American Oriental Society.
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