Welcome to the new Center for Folklore Studies website! We upgraded to Drupal 7 so that we could have more display options (including image galleries and video capabilities) for our new digital exhibits, including Oral Narratives of Latinos/as in Ohio and Copapayo-Columbus Sister City Project. Most of our information is in the same place that you are used to finding it, though the Student page now contains the Folklore Student Association page. Take a look around and tell us what you think! -Cassie Patterson, Assistant Director, Center for Folklore Studies
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Dr. Katherine Borland has been named one of the inaugural Ratner Teaching Award winners! The Deans of Arts and Humanities, Comparative Studies Department Chair Barry Shank, and former Center for Folklore Studies Director Dorothy Noyes visited Borland during class this morning to confer this prestigious award. (click photo for more details)
The Ratner Award recognizes faculty for developing new courses, original materials, and/or innovative methods and venues for delivery, as well as for making a difference in students’ educations, lives, and careers. Candidates were selected based on their creative teaching and for exemplary records of engaging, motivating, and inspiring students. The award comes with a one-time $10,000 payment to the faculty member and the establishment of a $10,000 teaching support account for the winner to draw on. The Ratners are expected to present a plaque to Dr. Borland at the Arts and Humanities Faculty Recognition event on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 4:00-6:00PM at the Blackwell Inn.
Great work, Katey!