Check out the great spread in Southwest Michigan's go to magazine, Encore, featuring our own Dr. Brian Wilson.

And more big news, Dr. Wilson's recent book just won the Silver medal for biography from the Independent Book Publishers. Congratulations Dr. Wilson!

In addition, Dr. Wilson's book is an award finalist in Foreword Reviews' 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year competition!

Our current graduate students have set the bar high. In addition to winning the all-university teaching and research it is my pleasure to announce that they have also taken home the top award for graduate student service for an individual and for their organization. So congratulations to Joel Sanford and the Comparative Religion Graduate Student Organization!

Congratulations to Eric Mendes and Lindy Demarest two of our outstanding graduate students! Mendes was awarded the All-University Graduate Research and Creative Scholar Award—the highest honor for graduate student research at WMU, and Demarest was awarded the All-University Graduate Teaching Effectiveness Award—the highest honor for graduate student teaching at WMU. We train the best here in the Department of Comparative Religion!

Congratulations to M.A. and graduate certificate student Bob Sumeren on his acceptance into law school! Bob, we expect further great things from you! 

Congratulations to Joel Sanford on his taking first prize in the WMU Graduate Humanities Conference. Sanford joins a growing list of winners from our department. In the three years the conference has been running we have taken first place twice and second place once.

 To our alumni and current students, there are many things you can do with a degree from us, tell us your story so we can share it. E-mail Dr. Covell.

Scholarships Available

Take advantage of these awesome opportunites! See the criteria for the Study Abroad Scholarship and/or the Bischoff Professionalization Scholarship