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Department Events

The Religious Studies Department offers a broad range of events during the academic year. These activities allow studies to apply lessons from the classroom to life outside the classroom. In addition, students have the opportunity to broaden their understanding of this discipline, and engage in dialogues with many religious traditions. All members of the campus community are welcome to attend these activities. Here are some of the upcoming events that highlight the Elizabethtown College brand of religious studies.

How Hinduism Changed America: the Enduring Legacy of Swami Vivekananda

When: Monday, September 15, 2014 from 3:30-5:00PM

Where: Susquehanna Room in Myer Hall

Cost: Free

Contact Christina Bucher at or 717-361-1182


Getting Carded: Documenting Identity in a Christian Nation

When: Monday, October 20, 2014 from 3:30-5:00PM

Where: Susquehanna Room in Myer Hall

Cost: free

Contact Christina Bucher at or 717-361-1182 



The Book of Job and Brethren Tradition

Continuing Education Academic Symposium


When: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 9:00AM-4:00PM


Where: Susquehanna Room in Myer Hall


Cost: Free to students but registration and meal ID are requested


Register by October 9 by downloading the form on the svmc website ( /svmc), or contact Erika Fitz, SVMC Registrar ( , 717-361-1450). 


Save the Date!!

Come to our department social and enjoy fun conversations and free smoothies!

When: Wednesday, November 12th from 3:30-5:00PM

Where: Folklore Coffee & Company


Meditation Club

Date and Time: Mondays 3:45-4:30

Location: Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies

The Meditation Club is a student run organization that meets every Monday during the academic year for a period of mindfulness. Overall, the goal of the organization is to provide a chance for students, faculty, and community members to relax and unwind from the stresses of life. Each meeting focuses on the secular practice of meditation in order to calm the mind. Participants who wish to practice elements of religious traditions in association with meditation, such as privately reciting a mantra, are welcome to do so. Sessions are led by faculty advisor Dr. Jeffery Long, and consist of two parts. The opening segment of the program provides a brief introduction to meditation, which transitions into a 15 minute meditation session. 


Visit Days at Theological Schools

(for those of you interested in graduate work leading towards ministry or graduate work in theological studies):

Drop Your Nets Visit Days at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg

Saturday visit on April 12, 2014.

Methodist Theological School in Ohio

Information on visiting campus:

MTSO offers a competitive scholarship of full tuition plus $10K stipend!

The Harding Scholarship

The Harding Memorial Scholarship is the top award MTSO offers, with full tuition plus a $10,000 annual stipend. As such, the Harding has its own requirements, a unique application form and a February 1 deadline.

Harding Scholarship information, including an application, is available here.





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