Religion

Undergraduate Research

Because of the strength of UE’s Department of Religion, our students often are invited to present at regional and national conferences devoted to undergraduate research.

As a department, we encourage our students to pursue these undergraduate research opportunities, and to seek out additional venues for presenting the results of your research. Often, these projects grow out of papers students have written for one of their courses.

Among the places where UE religion majors have presented papers in recent years are:

  • Jenna Clark, "Suffering Producing Hope: The Role of the Christian Hope in Theodicy in Romans 5-8," Midwest Region Society of Biblical Literature Student Religious Studies Conference, Olivet Nazarene College, 2012
  • Alex Thompson, "The Hope of a Renewed Creation: Romans 8:18-25," Midwest Region Society of Biblical Literature, Student Religious Studies Conference, Valparaiso University 2010, and the Central States Society of Biblical Literature, 2010; Best Student Paper Award, Central States Society of Biblical Literature, 2010
  • Jessica Lipe, "God's Israel of the Promised Land," Midwest Region Society of Biblical Literature Student Religious Studies Conference, Valparaiso University, 2010
  • Jennifer Stinnett, "Heaven against Earth: A Shift in the Christian Hope," Midwest Region Society of Biblical Literature Student Religious Studies Conference, Valparaiso University, 2010, and the Central States Society of Biblical Literature, 2010
  • Jennifer Stinnett and Alex Thompson,"For God so Loved the World: Exploring the Hope of a Renewed Creation," National Collegiate Undergraduate Research Conference, University of Montana, 2010