BHodges tipped me off recently to a notice on the University of Utah Religious Studies site about an informal conversation on Religious and Mormon Studies. Intrigued, I emailed around and was able to find out some more information.
Professor Schmid, director of the steering committee for the establishment of a Religious Studies program at the University of Utah (U of U) was kind enough to send this flier along and informed me that though there are no immediate or clear plans for a formal Mormon Studies component to the Religious Studies program, since there are faculty that do work on Mormon Studies the hope is to have at some point a Mormon Studies component to the RS minor.
The purpose of the September 8 conversation is to invite colleagues from some universities in Utah that have Mormon Studies curriculum to share their ideas with the U of U faculty invovled in the creation of the Religious Studies program. Interested students and colleagues are invited to participate. I, for one, am excited for the prospects and will be there on September 8.