Jonathan Schild has won the Religious Studies Department Edmund Perry Award for the best Essay titled "“The Question of Substance-Attribute Identity in Spinoza's Ethics.”"
Diana Rawles has won the Religious Studies Department Charisma Award
Krishni Metivier has won the Religious Studies Department award of The Theta Alpha Kappa Honor Society in Religion Award for her essay, "Strong of Heart: Women in the Hare Krishna Movement (Faculty Advisor: Sarah Taylor)
Philip McPeek has won the Religious Studies Department Edmund Perry Award for the best Essay titled "Gottlob Harrer’s Cross-Confessional La Passione del Nostro Signore: A Musical, Theological, and Historical Examination"
(Faculty Advisor: Christine Helmer)
Andy Sutton has won the Religious Studies Department Charisma Award
Jordan Wohlner has won the Religious Studies Department Edmund Perry Award for the best Essay titled "International Mission Trips and Social Ethics in the Roman Catholic Church"
(Faculty Advisor: Cristina Traina Rel St / William Murphy Anthropology)
Michael DeBaets has won the Religious Studies Department Charisma Award
Kathleen Stevens has won the Religious Studies Department award of Most Innovative Research for her essay, "She built a church, great and distinguished, in the wilderness": Saint Monenna and Her Relation to Roman Orthodoxy. (Faculty Advisor: Richard Kieckhefer)
Patricia Lawlis has won the Religious Studies Department Edmund Perry Award for the best Essay titled "Samson: A Study in Artistic Interpretation"
(Faculty Advisor: George Bond)
Lisa Wang has won the Religious Studies Department Charisma Award
2011 Summer URG Winners
Allison Manley, “Buddhist Themes in Contemporary America: Adapting Buddhist Jataka Tales into Contemporary Short Stories” (Faculty Advisor: Brian Bouldrey)
Kaitlin Meyer, “Body Image among Jewish Women” (Faculty Advisor: Renee Engeln-Maddox)
Other News and Awards
Three of our majors have been selected to present research projects at this year's Undergraduate Research Symposium. Emily Raymond and Lewis Wallace will present their honors theses. Makoa Kawabata was selected for the Undergraduate Research Symposium to present his research paper from the Advanced Senior Seminar in Theories of Religion.
Kawabata has also won an Undergraduate Research Grant to turn his paper theorizing religion and practical identity into an article-length academic monograph for journal publication in the Journal for the Study of Method and Theory of Religion. Makoa also directs his own NU TV television program about zombies called, "(Un)dead Seriously."
Sasha Bayan K. has a double major in Guitar Performance and Religious Studies and was selected for the URG to study Flamenco in Sevilla.
Caroline Perry received an Undergraduate Research Award for her project, "The Ethics and Moral Theology of Forgiveness in Intimate Partner Violence: A Feminist Approach." Perry has also recently been invited to join the Phi Beta Kappa Society.