Undergraduate Religious Studies Association (URSA)
URSA provides students with opportunities to socialize, and plan events with other students and faculty interested in religious studies. Students need not be religious studies majors or minors to participate in URSA. All undergraduate students interested in religious studies are welcome. For more information please contact the office, firstname.lastname@example.org.
URSA Mission Statement
The Undergraduate Religious Studies Association (URSA), a group open to religious studies majors as well as non-majors, seeks to be a vibrant forum for the exchange of ideas among curious minds. By extending discussion outside the classroom, URSA hopes to enhance each student's educational experience. To this end URSA will work to connect students in dialogue, both among themselves and with the faculty of the religious studies department. URSA's aim is to provide a discussion setting that is not only educational, but also enjoyable, taking the form of public lectures as well as movie nights and faculty-led discussion lunches. Beyond the campus, URSA aspires to be a link to the Bloomington and Indiana communities by organizing field trips to places of religious and scholastic interest.
Undergraduate Religious Studies Association Spring Symposium
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Join us for our third annual spring symposium on March 23th and 24th! Undergraduate students from five different universities will be presenting papers on everything from AI to Joan of Arc. There will be a food aplenty.
Friday, March 23 - TV 245
- 3:30 p.m.: Welcome and opening remarks
- 3:40 Panel 1: Uprooting Tradition: Inverting the Conventional in hierarchy, Technology, and Public Life
- 5:15 KEYNOTE, Dr. Alisha Lola Jones, IU folklore and Ethnomusicology
“When Will We Listen To Black Women?” : Towards A Womanist Ethnomusicology of Listening
Saturday, March 24 - TV 245t
- 9:30 A.M. Welcome
- 9:35 Panel 2: Modernity, Morality, and Meaning-Making
- 11:10: Panel 3: Text, Image, Sound: Representations of Religion in Art and Literature
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