Tag: Honors Day


Spring Semester Coming Attractions

After Spring break there’s plenty happening in REL. Apart from the American Examples workshop, mentioned in a post yesterday, on the first Monday back, starting at 10 am, we have our annual button event, just in time for the upcoming registration for Fall classes (which opens on Mon, Mar. 25). Once again, Prof. Newton is at the helm and he’d love to see you stop buy, hand out a few buttons and some info on classes. The REL tent will […]

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Honors Day 2019 Recipients Announced

Letters went out a week ago so it’s time to make some public announcements concerning those students receiving awards at our Honors Day celebrations this coming April. So we’re very pleased to announce that 16 REL majors and/or Judaic Studies minors are receiving this year’s Silverstein Scholars award, recognizing their accomplishment in our classes. Find their names at the award link. Three B.A. students will share the award for the Outstanding Student in the Academic Study of Religion, recognizing their […]

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It’s in the Mail

Yes, it’s already time to start thinking about Honors Day 2019 — we’ve come a long way since our first ceremony, back in 2002 (above). Sure, it’s still on the balcony but the food’s a lot better now. And we’re able to recognize quite a few more of our excellent students. This year the Department has its annual event — to which all majors and minors are invited — beginning around noon on Friday, April 5, but the A&S grad […]

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Coming Attractions

It’s going to be another busy semester around Manly Hall — REL has some guests coming and things are happening. Along with three candidates visiting campus this month for a tenure-track faculty position that we hope to fill for Fall 2019 (devoted to social theory of Islam) — and we’ll be talking to some students about joining each interviewee for a chat over coffee — we have Prof. Tim Jensen flying in from Denmark to deliver the 17th annual Aronov […]

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Another Successful Honors Day

Last Friday, April 8th, was Honors Day here at the University. It’s a day when classes are dismissed so that departments can recognize and celebrate their students. In typical fashion, REL hosted an Honors Day banquet, back here on the balconies of Manly for the first time in a couple years. Profs, parents, and students gathered together to celebrate the student’s achievements while chowing down on some delicious catfish of course. […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Come to REL Honors Day on Friday

This Friday is Honors Day across the University. We’ll be having our own Honors Day event on the balcony at Manly Hall at around noon. Here’s why you should come: 1. You are a REL major. 2. Our friendly faculty will be there. 3. There will be free food. 4. You enjoy good conversation about big ideas. 5. Some of our majors will be receiving awards for their great work. So don’t miss it! This Friday at noon on our lovely […]

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