General News

Sally Mesibov Receives ASPIRE Certificate

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Administrative Support Associate earns professional certification Congratulations to Sally Mesibov, who keeps our department running while also working on her own professional goals. ASPIRE certificates are awarded to those who complete classroom or virtual sessions, eLessons, and active learning experiences focused on many aspects of professional development and leadership skills.

Grant Award for Dr. Julia Moore

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Dr. Moore and Adreonna Bennett from Atkins Library received $34,000 Adreonna Bennett, Community Engagement Librarian and Archivist with Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, and Dr. Moore received an award for Community-Centered Archives Practice: Transforming Education, Archives, and Community History (CCAP TEACH), funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in connection with my project. The two […]

Farewell to David Clausen

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David Clausen, MA alum and author of two highly acclaimed books, is moving on from UNC Charlotte Mr. Clausen taught popular courses such as Introduction to the New Testament, Paul, Jesus, Early Christianity, and Christian Controversies. He is also the author of two books in his field of early Christianity. We all wish him best […]

Olivia Stockwell with Dr. Eric Hoenes at an event for new students

Congratulations to our Scholarship Recipients!

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Three students receive scholarship awards Three Religious Studies majors were awarded scholarships for the 2024-25 academic year. Scholarships are awarded annually each spring. You can find details on department scholarships here.

Buddhist Monk Visits Dr. K’s class

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Bhikku Mahâpañña, a Cambodian Buddhist monk in residence in Charlotte, visited Dr. Kaloyanides classes in April. Students enjoyed hearing about his experiences of retreat from the world and the challenges of living as a monk in our world today. He is pictured here with student Aiden Keefe in Dr. K’s “Retreat” (CTCM 2530) class.

Pizza Party!

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Majors and faculty joined us for an end-of-year pizza party. Wishing you all a restful and restorative summer break!

RELS on the Radio

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In the past ten years, WFAE has featured Sean McCloud on Magic in the United States (2023); Kent Brintnall on Same Sex Marriage and the Church (2016) and Grappling With Scandals Within Religious Institutions (2018); Sean McCloud on WFAE Superstitions and Why We Believe Them (2013), Rise of the Nones (2014), and Changing Religious Landscape […]

Jared Spears at URC

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Religious Studies Major Jared Spears presented his work at the Undergraduate Research Conference Jared’s paper was titled “Exploring Kamen Rider Fan Altars: Religious Expressions of Superhuman Power and Community Values.” His presentation included both visual and material evidence. Thank you, Jared, for so ably presenting and representing the department and the work we do.

Dr. Kaloyanides in Faculty Showcase

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Her CTCM “Retreat” Course Featured Dr. Alexandra Kaloyanides was selected to participate in the 6th annual Faculty Showcase. She was recognized for the quality of the work she recently undertook with Communication Across the Curriculum (CxC) and the Charlotte Core to develop and deliver a CTCM 2530 course that combines experiential learning and inquiry. Her […]

Open House for Admitted Students

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Dr. Kaloyanides, Olivia Stockwell, and Libbie Shepherd helped get the word out about the value of studying religion at a recent Admitted Students Day!