Humanities

Contest Winners Announced

Humanities

Congratulations to our contest winners, D.C. McCauley and Diane Zachek! They each received a signed copy of I Am a Man: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice by Joe Starita.  Still haven’t caught Chautauqua? You still have all weekend to catch the captivating performances. Learn more.

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Chautauqua Contest!

Culture, Humanities, Uncategorized

Organized by Humanities Nebraska, the Chautauqua Series brings workshops, presentations, and other activities for children and adults across the state in celebration of heritage and political and cultural happenings. This year’s theme is Free Land? 1862 and the Shaping of Modern America. In the spirit of the upcoming Chautauqua series happening across Nebraska this month, […]

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Social Studies Is My Livelihood

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Kristi’s Story I was about seven years old when the teacher at my one-room school suggested that I read Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. It seemed really daunting at first, but soon I was totally engrossed in the story of Pa, Ma, Mary, Laura, and Baby Carrie starting a life in a […]

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Tribal Culture Is My Livelihood

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Taylor’s Story Our identity is everything to us as human beings. I was born into two tribes, the Omaha, and the Cherokee. I was adopted at birth into the earthen Bison clan (Black Shoulder or Inke’cabe). My name is Ba’gee-zha, which means Bison Mane, literally, but refers to the transformation of an alpha male whose head and neck […]

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Building Community Is My Livelihood

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Making Meaning: Heather’s Story These things inspire me: Thomas Jefferson’s design for the Rotunda at the University of Virginia, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen’s sculpture “Torn Notebook” on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Willa Cather’s brilliant novel of loss and survival on the Great Plains, My Antonia. Architecture, art, history, and literature all make […]

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Livi’s Story

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What would you do to ensure a livelihood for the arts and humanities? We know someone who loves them so much, she is embarking on a dangerous quest to make sure they flourish. Meet Livi: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCNP-DwCUPE]

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Connecting Is My Livelihood

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Gabrielle’s Story “I am because you are, and because we are, I am.” -Ubuntu/Zulu Philosophy I came from parents who discovered in the mid-1960s that love transcends skin color. My mother and father, one from a small farming town in Iowa and the other from Cabrini-Green projects in Chicago, endured trials and tribulations together because of […]

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Lifelong Learning Is My Livelihood

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Chris’ Story I did not fully discover the powerful draw of the humanities until college. I started out at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln as an engineering major, thinking that was the professional path I wanted to pursue. As I  slogged through calculus, chemistry, and other engineering-related courses, I realized that history, literature, and […]

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