Readying the Ground for Us

I’ve got some plants in my office that William Doty gave me back in 2001.

Peace lilies.

I was thinking about that yesterday, during a memorial service for William (who passed away on January 2, 2017, at the age of 77), at which people said some kind words and told a few stories — some of which were about his passion for cooking and, yes, gardening.

When I moved into my new office, here in historic Manly Hall (once belonging to the late-Leon Weinberger), just a few doors down from the office William occupied for many years, he gave me some plants to spruce up the place. Continue reading

50 Things for 50 Years

To commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Department of Religious Studies, we’ve put together a video of fifty different things REL has been up to over the years.

We sure do have a lot going on around Manly Hall, and our majors and minors help to make a lot of that possible. It’s been a great fifty years, and here’s to fifty more! Take a look at what we have going on, and we hope to see you around the department for out next event. Continue reading