Religious Studies Students Receive Department Awards

Each year the Department of Religious Studies selects three or four students from among its undergraduate majors and master’s students for special recognition.

This year the Department is pleased to announce the following undergraduate award recipients, pictured from left to right, along with Dr. Jon Herman, Director of Undergraduate Studies:

  • Jason Baumunk, recipient, Robert Arrington Undergraduate Award in Religious Studies
  •  Alex Johnson, graduating with distinction in Religious Studies
  •  Jessie Sparrow, graduating with distinction in Religious Studies
  •  Leslie Andrews, recipient, Robert Arrington Undergraduate Award in Religious Studies

And the following graduate recipients, pictured with Molly Bassett, Director of Graduate Studies (middle):

  • Sarah Levine, recipient, Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award (left)
  • Cathye Schmidt, recipient, Timothy Renick Graduate Award in Religious Studies (right)

Recipients were honored at the the Religious Studies Student Symposium, held on Thursday, March 29 in the Troy Moore Library. The Student Symposium is an event at which undergraduate and graduate Religious Studies students present papers on their latest research. Congratulations to this year’s Department award recipients!

Want to learn more?  Below are just a few of the books available in the University Library on the study of religion. For additional titles, search GIL-Find, the Library’s online catalog.

Corrywright, Dominic. Get Set for Religious Studies. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006.

Dempsey, Corinne G. Bringing the Sacred Down to Earth: Adventures in Comparative Religion. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Flood, Gavin D. The Importance of Religion: Meaning and Action in Our Strange World. Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012

Olson, Carl. Religious Studies: The Key Concepts. New York : Routledge, 2011.
New York : Routledge, 2011.

Orsi, Robert A. The Cambridge Companion to Religious Studies. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.

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