A hallmark of the Program in Religious Studies is our interdisciplinary philosophy--students have the option to choose their own research topics, courses, and advisers from departments across the entire University. This philosophy extends to outreach and community programming for our undergraduate and graduate students as well. Our lecture series, the Roetzel Family Lecture in Religious Studies, is studentcentered, providing professional academic experiences for our junior scholars; and this year's brand-new Minnesota Religion and Society workshop was designed to provide a supportive, intellectual home for our diaspora of interdisciplinary religious studies graduate minors.
We offer high-quality programming through careful planning and efficient organization, even and especially in times of diminishing resources. We pride ourselves on being responsible stewards of state and private funds, and we love what we do--we have a knack for administering the Program in Religious Studies in ways that provide community, academic, and professional opportunities while sharing a real passion for religious studies with our students. Your support makes our work possible. Please consider joining the growing list of donors who have contributed to making religious studies at the U of M a nationally recognized program!
Donate online at: http://www.religiousstudies.umn.edu/gift/
The Program in Religious Studies General Fund
The Program in Religious Studies General Fund supports community programming for University of Minnesota religious studies undergraduate and graduate students. Each year, the Program in Religious Studies sponsors open house lunches and a graduate reception, as well as the summer workshop series, the Minnesota Religion and Society workshop, and a number of lectures aimed at fostering student engagement.
The Roetzel Family Lecture in Religious Studies
Established in 2010 in honor of Professor Calvin J. Roetzel's parents, the Roetzel Family Lecture in Religious Studies brings national top scholars of religious studies to the University of Minnesota for engaging conversations with faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and community partners.
Harold C. Anderson Scholarship
The Harold C. Anderson Scholarship Fund was established to provide scholarships to students in need of financial assistance who are pursuing a degree in religious studies at the University of Minnesota. Each spring, sophomores and juniors majoring in religious studies are encouraged to apply for this scholarship honoring the memory of Dr. Harold C. Anderson, M.D., a native Minnesotan and alumnus of the University of Minnesota. The scholarship is funded by friends of Dr. Anderson who wish to commemorate his many acts of friendship and generosity towards U of M religious studies students, and perpetuate his memory by celebrating one of his favorite verses from the Bible: "Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it." --Hebrews 13:1-2