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‘First Folio’ Wins CASE Award

By: Melinda Keckler   Published 7:03 am / March 6, 2018

Digital ad to promote First Folio event at Boise State

Advertising to promote the First Folio event

Albertsons Library, University Special Events and Protocol, Printing and Graphics, and the Office of Communications and Marketing recently were recognized with a 2018 Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VIII Conference Communications Award.

Their collaborative work for the event “First Folio: The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare” received a Bronze award for Alumni, Student, Donor and Community Engagement Special Events. The Communications Awards are designed to recognize institutional excellence in marketing and communications. The award was presented at a conference earlier this month in Seattle.

From Aug. 20-Sept. 21, 2016, Boise State University was selected as the sole location in Idaho to host the First Folio exhibit, a nearly 400-year-old collection of 18 of Shakespeare’s plays. The project involved unprecedented collaboration among more than 30 campus departments. Nearly 10,000 people attended the exhibit and the associated programming made publicly available during the four-week installation.

Boise State’s exhibit additionally included seven collateral exhibitions and interactive displays curated by Albertsons Library and Art Department faculty in collaboration with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, the community and Boise State students. 

Patrons view old manuscripts

Shakespeare First Folio grand opening at the Yanke Research Center