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Congratulations to our 2020 Departmental Award Winners

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Rock chalk to our students for their excellent work!


Lynn F. Taylor Memorial Award

Alex Speakar

Honoring a graduating student who shows high academic ability, recognizes the interface of religious studies with other disciplines, and demonstrates leadership and caring for others in activities within and beyond the university.


Lewis Ethics Essay Award

Mary Margaret Rogers, "The Concept of a Cult: A Genealogy of Perversion"


Department of Religious Studies Awards for Student Research

Pi Le, "A Land of Spirits: Cultural Practice, Identity, and Mediumship in a Vietnamese Religion"

Mika Schrader, "Phyllis Trible and Rhetorical Criticism of the Book of Jonah"

Grace Awbrey, "Billy Graham's Method of Biblical Interpretation"

Michael Harris, "Body, Gender, and Illness in the Life and Thought of Catherine Booth"


Theta Alpha Kappa Inductees

Garrison Branom

Ann Carlson

Tiffany McIntosh

Sydney Summers

Devin Canfield

Recognizing academic excellence in baccalaureate students and scholars in the field of religious studies.


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