Society & Environment blog

  • Finding Thomas Merton Talk

    September 25, 2015

    Dr. John Smelcer, Kirksville resident and scholar, will be giving a talk “Finding Thomas Merton” on Thursday, Oct 22nd at 7:30pm in MG2001. Thomas Merton (d. 1968), the author of of 65 books, is widely considered one of the most influential writers, Christian mystics, philosophers, and social rights activists of the 20th century. His The […]

  • Artifact Digging and Metal Detecting

    September 24, 2015

    History and Anthropology students enjoyed helping a crew from St. Louis using metal detectors in Kirksville’s Memorial Park to see if there were any artifacts remaining that can be connected to the Union Army that camped there before the Battle of Kirksville in 1862. Lots of small pieces were uncovered such as pieces of old […]

  • Teaching English in Taiwan on a Fulbright Fellowship

    June 8, 2015

    Emma Shirey ’14 Sociology has been teaching English on a Fulbright Fellowship in Taiwan this past year. When she gets back to the states, she hopes to be involved in doing research in Chicago. Emma states, “…the research project that SOAN majors are required to do really did change how I thought about my career […]

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