Cassie Bower Begins Program Coordinator Job at Brown University

July 31, 2014
Cassie Bower

Congratulations to Cassie Bower, who has just completed her MA in English and Folklore! Cassie and her partner Jim are moving shortly to Rhode Island, where Jim will be studying design and Cassie will take up a job at Brown University.

OSU Alum Publishes Dissertation

July 30, 2014
Book cover of Fat Gay Men: Girth, Mirth, and the Politics of Stigma, written by Jason Whitesel

Jason Whitesel, one of Professor Amy Shuman's former students, recently published his dissertation, titled, Fat Gay men: Girth, Mirth, and the Politics of Stigma. Congratulations, Jason!

New Folklore Arrival

June 3, 2014
Ziying and Zuchao Shen's newborn son, Enle Lucas

Congratulations to Ziying and Zuchao Shen on their new son Enle Lucas Shen, who was born on May 29, 2014 at 7lbs 13.6oz, and 21" long! Ziying reports that he is healthy and happy.

Warm wishes to the new parents!

Congratulations to the 2014 Mullen and Barnes Prize Winners

May 5, 2014
Female student displaying award

On April 26 at the Center for Folklore Studies end-of-year potluck, Patrick Mullen presented our annual student paper prizes: the Patrick B. Mullen Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper and the brand-new Daniel R. Barnes Prize for Best Undergraduate Paper.

More End-of-Year Kudos!

May 4, 2014
Party hats representing the word, kudos

Several folklorists were honored in year-end departmental celebrations.

At the Department of Comparative Studies Awards Ceremony:

Katey Borland received the student-chosen Margaret Lynd Faculty Teaching Award.

Amy Shuman Wins the University's Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award

April 18, 2014
Amy Shuman

On Friday, April 18th, Professor Amy Shuman was surprised in the middle of class by a delegation of administrators, colleagues, and students and informed that she has won the University's Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award, adjudicated by the University Senate together wi