Grand opening of Truman’s new Interfaith Center

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  • Grand opening of Truman’s new Interfaith Center

    September 9, 2015

    See the promotional poster for more info about Drs. Appold and Daschke speaking at the grand opening of Truman’s new Interfaith Center, taking place September 18.

  • Insightful article on the appeal of philosophy majors to the tech industry

    August 17, 2015

    Check it out here at the Forbes website: Forbes article on the philosophers and the tech industry

  • News item: leaders have social science degrees

    June 5, 2015

    One more reason to pursue a degree in the social sciences or another liberal arts field!

  • Spring 2015 Senior Seminar presentation schedule

    April 20, 2015

      Seminar Facilitator: Natalie Alexander All sessions in Ophelia Parrish 2121 Monday 20 April: 4:30-4:55  Sam Walk            Respondent: Adam Davis      Director:  David Murphy Merton: On Comparative Contemplation and Context Abstract:  In the following essay, I argue that although Merton’s attempts at comparative contemplation are to be commended on multiple grounds by […]

  • Falafel sale a success

    April 13, 2015

    Students for Middle East Peace (SMEP) held their final falafel sale on the Quad this past Friday and raised sufficient funds to cover costs for one of their major projects for the semester, the special showing of the acclaimed film Wadjda.  The film will be shown on Monday, April 13, from 5-7 p.m. in VH […]

  • Students present at the National Honor Society for Religious Studies

    March 30, 2015

      Truman students, Joelle Axton and Alexandra Potter, had their papers accepted for presentation at the annual Theta Alpha Kappa Honor Society which met in conjunction with the Central States Regional Conferences of the Society for Biblical Literature (SBL) and the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) meeting in St. Louis March 22 and 23. […]

  • Spring 2015 Prospective PHRE Major Forum

    January 7, 2015

    “What good is a degree in Philosophy and Religion?” A Panel Discussion By Professor Mike Ashcraft Professor Itir Gunes Professor Jennifer Jesse And PHRE Major Joelle Axton Date: February 10 Tuesday from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Room: MC 208 With Lots of Refreshments! — Find out why PHRE is one of the most valuable majors […]

  • “Jesus of Nazareth” talk by Washington University speaker

    November 10, 2014

    “ What Child Is This?: Negotiating Jewish and Christian Identities  in Patristic and Medieval Narratives of Jesus’ Childhood” A lecture by Wendy Love Anderson Center for the Humanities, Washington University, St. Louis 7 p.m. Nov 17 Violette Hall 1010 Jesus of Nazareth, born into a Jewish family, became identified as the founder of a distinctly […]

  • Students in Islam course travel to St. Louis mosque

    October 29, 2014

    Truman students enrolled in the PHRE Islam course taught by Dr. Appold recently took part in an all-day field trip to the Daar ul-Islam Masjid int. Louis. The mosque is the largest in St. Louis and includes also a day school for elementary level children. Following a noon lunch in the Pakistan Saffron Restaurant, students toured […]

  • 25th Annual PHRE Conference schedule

    October 25, 2014

    Saturday, November 1, 2014 Unless otherwise noted, all sessions take place in the Student Union Building’s Alumni Room. 9 a.m. Introduction to the Conference 9:05 – 9:35 Josh McBride (John Brown University): “Karl Barth and the Theology of Vocation” 9:40- 10:10 Roberto Renteria (Truman State University): “Stigmata: The Holy Wounds to Salvation” 10:15-10:45 Blaine Hill […]