Religious Studies Blog

Posted on December 5th, 2022

Fall Semester is wrapping up and Spring is just around the corner! We’ve got lots of exciting courses on tap for Spring 2023 – and who knows, it could be the start of your journey to being a best-selling author like Indiana resident, John Green, who majored in Religious Studies at Kenyon College. If you …

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Posted on December 5th, 2022 by wheelerr

Fall Semester is wrapping up and Spring is just around the corner! We’ve got lots of exciting courses on tap for Spring 2023 – and who knows, it could be the start of your journey to being a best-selling author like Indiana resident, John Green, who majored in Religious Studies at Kenyon College. If you …

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People gathered at a mosque
Posted on October 2nd, 2022 in Blog, Community Service, Faculty, Featured, Internships, Students, Teaching by wheelerr

Dr. Kelly Hayes and Religious Studies major Alondra Arriaga-Rosales are working together on a project to strengthen the Religious Studies department’s ties with religious communities in central Indiana. With funding from IUPUI’s Community Engagement Program, this year-long project explores how the department can institutionalize our relationships with local religious communities in more intentional, enduring, and …

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Man and woman holding an oversized check
Posted on September 25th, 2022 by wheelerr

Since 2018, Religious Studies professor David Craig has partnered with local congregations serving in neighborhoods across the near northside of Indianapolis. As the COVID-19 pandemic began in spring 2020, he co-led a team with Rev. Shonda Nicole Gladden, CEO, Good to the SOUL, to design and facilitate a virtual #HealthyMe learning community for historically-Black and …

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Posted on September 6th, 2022 by wheelerr

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Indianapolis was home to a thriving, Arabic-speaking community whose legacy, though not well-known by many Hoosiers, has made a lasting impact on Indiana’s history. IU’s Edward Curtis, IV has spent the last few years working with IUPUI students to document the history of Arab Americans in Indianapolis. Through …

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Posted on August 31st, 2022 in Students by Sherry Minton

The IU School of Liberal Arts Office of Career Development is excited to announce the launch of a new website designed to increase and improve student access to career development resources and opportunities. Career development is an essential part of your education, especially at the beginning of an academic year. Career advisors can help you …

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Posted on August 29th, 2022 by wheelerr

By Adam Peterson, ’25 Journalism, IUPUI Imperfections across the health care system have long plagued the United States. Costs are high, rules are unclear, coverage is spotty and in flux. IUPUI professor David Craig is working to improve the situation. Ten years ago, Craig wrote a book on health care, enthusiastically hoping that the book …

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SoC
Posted on April 28th, 2022 in Scholarships by Sherry Minton

Liberal Arts students had their opportunity to shine as the IU School of Liberal Arts held its annual premiere student recognition event on April 19. This year it was a student takeover and it was online! Taking the lead were two of our student ambassadors. Dakota Bruton, a senior in communication studies and Lauren Moss, …

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Student Ambassadors
Posted on March 17th, 2022 by Prabakaran Jayaraman

Applications to become a Student Ambassador for the School of Liberal Arts are open now for Fall 2022 service! Do you feel passionate about how the School of Liberal Arts has helped shape you? Would you like to share your story? As a student ambassador, you will become the face of our school, and you will …

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Race Justice and Religion in America
Posted on March 1st, 2022 by Prabakaran Jayaraman

An IUPUI professor is part of a new project aimed at amplifying and strengthening efforts to prevent violence and discrimination against Africana religious practitioners, including those in Indianapolis. Edward E. Curtis IV, the William M. and Gail M. Plater Chair of Liberal Arts and professor of religious studies in the IU School of Liberal Arts …

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christian nationalism
Posted on January 24th, 2022 by Cook Kelsey R

IUPUI sociologist Andrew Whitehead often finds that his research studying Christian nationalism intersects with major events happening across the country. His expertise and unique point of view have been even more important as the events of the last year have unfolded. Whitehead and Sam Perry of the University of Oklahoma have been studying Christian nationalism …

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