Humanities

Storytelling Is My Livelihood

Humanities

Mary’s Story Ever since I was a child, storytelling has been a part of my life. Back then, it was an escape from getting into trouble—but usually the opposite happened. Having spent quite a bit of time in the coat closet at elementary school for “stretching the truth of a situation,” one would think I […]

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Teaching the Humanities Is My Livelihood

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Leonard’s Story From as far back as I can remember, I wanted to be a lawyer. Only in the second semester of my senior year as an undergraduate did my resolve begin to waiver. I had applied to law schools and to graduate schools in the classics, which was my major. I was fortunate: I […]

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All for the Match Campaign Update!

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Great news, Nebraska! We are pleased to share that we have received a $400,000 4:1 challenge grant from an anonymous donor that will help us reach our “All for the Match” campaign goal! To meet the conditions of the grant, we need to raise $1.6M over the next three years to match the increase in […]

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Teaching West African Cultures and Traditions Is My Livelihood

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Charles’s Story The guiding principal for me is, “Hwendo na bua” which in my language, Fon, means, “Our culture and origin will not disappear.” I grew up in Benin; a small country in West Africa. In order to maintain strong family ties, and pass on history, values and traditions, my mother would bring her children […]

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Blog Birthday Celebration Week!

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Our blog turns 1 year old this Wednesday! Each week for the past 52 weeks we have shared inspiring stories from real Nebraskans who are committed to ensuring a livelihood for the arts and humanities in our great state. In celebration, we will be holding contests all week long for tickets to cultural events and […]

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The “Whys” of History Are My Livelihood

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Jane’s Story My earliest political memory is of my father’s reaction to my uncle’s observation that he thought Robert Taft would be a good president. Daddy narrowed his eyes and slowly shook his head: “Taft was never a friend of the working man,” he growled. Born and raised in Saline County, my parents were staunch […]

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Opening the Past Is My Livelihood

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Jeff’s Story I’ve loved history and traveling the Great Plains for as long as I can remember. My mom and dad loaded my brothers and me into the camper every summer to take off for points in Nebraska, Minnesota, Wyoming, Montana, and the Dakotas, so I grew up knowing what a broad, diverse, and beautiful […]

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Author Visits Are My Livelihood

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Erika’s Story I was in 6th grade at Morley Elementary in Lincoln when my teacher announced that Ivy Ruckman would visit our school. She had just published Night of the Twisters, a book that amazed me because it wasn’t remote and it wasn’t entirely imaginary. It was about an event that I remembered in a […]

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All for the Match Campaign Update!

Culture, Humanities, Uncategorized

Thanks to the generous gift of one million dollars from the John W. Carson Foundation, we are one third of the way to reaching our All for the Match campaign goal! This gift not only ensures a future livelihood for the arts and humanities in Nebraska, but also ensures Livi’s safety! Remember Livi, the charming, […]

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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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