The Department of Religious Studies received grant support from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religious Studies to facilitate faculty conversations about how to improve the senior capstone seminar and other advanced seminars in the Religious Studies curriculum. Religious Studies faculty will be joined by the Wabash consultant Eugene Gallagher, the Rosemary Park Professor of Religious Studies at Connecticut College, where he has taught since 1978. Trained as a historian of religions, Dr. Gallagher has taught and published widely in the areas of religions of Western antiquity, American religions and comparative religions. He is a past recipient of the American Academy of Religion’s Excellence in Teaching Award (2001) and the Carnegie/CASE Connecticut Professor of the Year (2003), and he served as Faculty Fellow, Joy Shechtman Mankoff Center for Teaching & Learning from 2002-2010. Dr. Gallagher will join faculty on August 17th for a full day faculty retreat.