Faculty and staff of the Masters in Cultural Sustainability program at
Goucher College invite you to participate in one of our upcoming conference
calls, March 23 and April 1.
This limited residency online masters program hosted its first students in
January of this year. It was a remarkable beginning. Here is what one
student, Mike Vlahovich, wrote about the intial residency:
The program provides a curricular blend of public folklore centered cultural
research, theory, and programming knowledge and skills, with courses in the
management of organizations, communication, and finances. The program may be an attractive educational opportunity for graduating students, cultural
leaders, and others who want to be able to better understand and effectively
serve the communities important to them.
We believe that the challenges of sustainability have a cultural dimension,
and that the engaged partnering approaches of the best public folklore
provides a powerful model for ethical practice in this area. You don’t save
a village or a city by destroying it, you try to learn from people what
matters to them and work with them to build a decent life together. This
involves understanding and skillfully working with the cultural resources of
everyday life and the arts that make life worth living, in other words,
folklore, folklife, folk arts.
The deadline for Summer applications is coming up on April 15th, 2010.
Please let your colleagues, grantees, and students know about this program.
These conference calls will be a great opportunity to learn more!
Tuesday, March 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 1, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
RSVP: email@example.com and let us know which call you’d like to join, and
we will send you a conference call number and login code.
PARTICIPANTS FROM GOUCHER:
Debbie Cebula and Rory Turner
We’re looking forward to speaking with you, and hope you can join us on the
23rd or the 1st! Of course, if neither of these times work for you, we are
always available to schedule a phone call at another time to help you with
your application, answer your questions, or provide more information about
the program. Rory’s phone number and email: 410-337-6273,
Program website: http://www.goucher.edu/x33261.xml
Program blog: http://blogs.goucher.edu/culturalsustainability/