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June 19, 2017

Internships Available Big Island Farms

Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 APPLY Now!


Aloha to all pursuers of knowledge, experiences and passion:

Big Island FarmsBig island Table Experience (BITE), and World Sacred Gardens would like to invite you to join our upcoming Hawaii internship programs, here on our organic permaculture farm.

We are currently accepting applicants for our Fall 2017 / Spring 2018 Internships and beyond! Big Island Farms is located on the tropical Hamakua coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, five miles from the breathtaking Waipio Valley and historic Honokaa Town. The quaint but thriving local community is interconnected with 10 of the world’s 13 available microclimates ranging from vibrant jungle to arid desert tundra. This ancient and sacred island lends Big Island Farms a culturally and biologically rich and diverse environment. Boasting the tallest mountain “Mauna Kea”, the world’s most active volcano, “Kilauea” and the largest mountain “Mauna Loa” (in cubic feet), the Big Island of Hawaii is a treasure of geological extremes like nowhere else on Earth.

Big Island Farms, a vibrant 64 acre collection of tropical fruits, macadamia nut orchards, permaculture food forests and botanical gardens, began simply with a decade long effort to restore and revitalize the soil, flora and fauna of these treasured lands. After many years of allowing the natural ecosystems to re-establish themselves and create a biodynamic ecology our team began this mission to establish a unique experiential education program. Mulching tropical grasses that, at times, reach six to ten feet high, we have reclaimed the orchards and farmlands replenishing and protecting the soils, establishing new gardens and reinvigorating the orchards along the way. Our team coalesces around a shared vision of sustainability, community, and the desire to understand how to live off the land through a process of discovering the deeper rooted connections that we all share within the holistic connection of organic permaculture. We are searching for like-minded individuals who we can share our knowledge with and who can also leave their mark at Big Island Farms.

Through our interdisciplinary education model, which incorporates classes, tangible hands-on experience, expeditions and guest speakers, students will actively pursue their passions, learn to broaden their worldviews, and work towards a more sustainable lifestyle.

Come be an active participant in a progressive learning environment and expand your horizons through the Big Island Farms Internship Program! We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2017 / Spring 2018 and beyond. Internship spots are limited, hurry to APPLY NOW.


Check out our website to see full program details

Please email us at for details.


BIF Internship Program
Ecological Design
Farm to Table Culinary Arts
Organic Agriculture and Tropical Horticulture
Outdoor Recreation and Adventure


Internship Vision
Our internship’s vision is to inspire and motivate individuals to be proactive in their education through self-discovery and experiential learning; developing skills of critical and holistic thinking, self-sufficiency and community building, while simultaneously learning to be stewards of the land and innovative leaders for the future.

To learn about current Big Island Farms projects, please check out our facebook, twitter and instagram page, links below:


May 26, 2017

2017 UO Folklore Rogue Graduation Ceremony

2017 UO Folklore Rogue Graduation Ceremony


The UO Folklore Program will celebrate its annual Rogue Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, June 17, from 2-5 PM.  All Folklore faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and FOF (Friends of Folklore) are welcome to attend.  This annual event combines tradition, humor, absurdity, and pride of accomplishment with community and libations.


For more information, contact UO Folklore Director of Undergraduate Studies Dr. John Baumann at


January 5, 2017

Folklore Professor Daniel Wojcik’s new book gets inside the world of outsider art


On January 3, UO English professor and folklorist Daniel Wojcik was featured in an article in AroundtheO that highlights his latest book, “Outsider Art: Visionary Worlds and Trauma”. Wojcik examines and challenges the genre of “outsider art” and inserts his unique academic perspective into a conversation that’s been dominated by the art collectors, critics and dealers who drive demand for these pieces. His research attempts to humanize a group of artists he says are frequently marginalized and disempowered. Read the entire article here.


November 21, 2016

Humanities Conference Call For Papers – Local Voices to Global Visions: Exploring Identity in the Humanities

The Humanities Education and Research Association [HERA] is having its annual conference in San Diego, 1-4 March 2017 on Local Voices to Global Visions: Exploring Identity in the Humanities

In keeping with HERA’s mission of promoting the study of the humanities across a wide range of disciplines and interdisciplines, we invite presentations for the 2017 conference. The wide range of disciplines and areas of study for the conference include but are not limited to Aesthetics, Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Classics, Communication Studies, Composition, Cultural Studies, Dance, Design, Digital Technology, Education, Environmental Issues, Ethics, Ethnic Studies, Family, Film Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, Globalization, History, Languages, Literature, Media, Museum Studies, Music, Performance Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sexuality, Sociology, Theater and all sciences relevant to the topic. 


Creative presentations, readings, and exhibitions are also welcomed. Submissions are encouraged from educators at all levels (including advanced graduate students) as well as all those with an interest in the arts and humanities. 

 Proposals for papers, panels, or workshops (150-200 words) must be submitted through the conference web portal on the HERA website at

 Questions may be directed to the conference organizer, Marcia Green (

 Presentation time for individual papers is limited to 15-20 minutes.

 Deadline for submission: no later than January 10, 2017

 The Westgate Hotel is an historic hotel and is the host of HERA’s 2017 conference.  The guest room rate is $153 plus tax.  The hotel is steps from the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, and the blue and green trolley lines.

October 10, 2016

Call for Papers: Myths and Fairy Tales. Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

Call for Papers

Myths and Fairy Tales

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)


38th Annual Conference, February 15-18, 2017

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2016


Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 38th annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit


All scholars working in the areas of myth and/or fairy tales are invited to submit paper or panel proposals for the 2017 SWPACA Conference. Panels are now forming on topics related to all aspects of myths and fairy tales and their connections to popular culture. To participate in this area, you do not need to present on both myths and fairy tales (one or the other is perfectly fine). Presentations considering both genres are of course welcome and can stimulate interesting discussions.


Paper topics might include (but are certainly not limited to):


–Where Fairy Tales and Myth Overlap

–Non-Western Myths and Fairy Tales

–Revised Fairy Tales

–Fairy Tales in/as “Children’s Literature”


–Urban Fairy Tales

–Ethnic Myths and Fairy Tales

–Gendered Readings of Myths and Fairy Tales

–Postcolonial Myths and Fairy Tales

–Myths and Fairy Tales in Advertising Culture

–Reading Myths and Fairy Tales in the Popular Culture of Past Centuries

–Performing Myths and Fairy Tales: Drama and/or Ritual

–Genres of Myths and/or Fairy Tales: Film, Television, Poetry, Novels, Music,

Comic Books, Picture Books, Short Stories, or Graphic Novels


All proposals must be submitted through the conference’s database at


For details on using the submission database and on the application process in general, please see the Proposal Submission FAQs and Tips page at


Individual proposals for 15 minute papers must include an abstract of approximately 200-500 words.  Including a brief bio in the body of the proposal form is encouraged, but not required.


For information on how to submit a proposal for a roundtable or a multi-paper panel, please view the above FAQs and Tips page.


The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2016.   

SWPACA offers monetary awards for the best graduate student papers in a variety of categories. Submissions of accepted, full papers are due December 1.  For more information, visit


Registration and travel information for the conference is available at


In addition, please check out the organization’s peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, at

If you have any questions about the Myths and Fairy Tales area, please contact its Area Chair, Sheila Dooley, University of  Texas Rio Grande Valley,


We look forward to receiving your submissions.

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