“Welcome Back…”

welcomeback2015snipIt’s become a bit of a tradition here in REL to have a Welcome Back video at the beginning of each new school year. You’ve probably seen past years’ videos recently making the rounds on our social media sites; but now the wait for this year’s video is finally over.

So, as everyone settles in for another year, the REL faculty have just one thing to say:

Welcome Back 2015 from UA Religious Studies.

P.S. You’ll surely notice some new faces…be sure to say “hello” to new faculty members Matt Bagger and Vaia Touna.

Welcome (back) mat

welcomebackbuttonLast night’s “Week of Welcome” kick off event, held in Coleman Coliseum, was far better attended than we had imagined. The Religious Studies Student Association was there, along with Profs. Finnegan, Ramey (also representing Asian Studies), and Touna.

Along with a few thousand incoming first year students.

So, you know those 1,000 “welcome (back) mat” buttons that we got this summer, some of which we thought we’d bring to the first day of REL classes…? Well, they’re all gone.

But welcome back anyway.

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Now It’s On!

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Hopefully the Welcome Back video reruns whetted your appetite — because now the main course is here.

That’s right — it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for…, the premiere of our 2014 Welcome Back video!

It’s time to get back in the groove of school, because ready or not, it’s on!

Welcome Back 2014! from UA Religious Studies.

The Countdown is On …

countdownThe countdown to REL’s new welcome back video — starring our newest Assistant Professor, in some of his most challenging dramatic work to date —  is now on. The world premiere is set for this Friday at 6:00 a.m. (eastern time).

In the meantime, we provide, free of charge, this retrospective…, starting with 2012’s old school entry.

Welcome Back! from UA Religious Studies.