Monday, November 20, 2017

MO Humanities Magazine - New Issue Out Now

The Fall 2017 / Winter 2018 issue of MO Humanities, the official magazine of the Missouri Humanities Council (MHC), is arriving in mailboxes now!

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This issue, themed around the centennial of World War I and Missouri's involvement in the Great War, features updates on the 7th Annual Harvest Moon American Indian Festival, the 2017 Missouri Humanities Awards & Gala, the MHC’s Veterans Writing Workshops, and grants awarded by the MHC, as well as excellent articles from Lora Vogt (Curator of Education at the National World War I Museum and Memorial), Brian Grubbs (Local History and Genealogy Department Manager at the Springfield-Greene County Library District), Deidre Anderson (Executive Director of United Inner City Services at the St. Mark Center), Steve Wieberg (Writer and Copy Editor for the Kansas City Public Library), Katie Gilbert (Missouri Humanities Council’s new Field Representative for the Springfield Office), Mike Stevens (Executive Director of the Moxie Cinema), Anne M. Baker (Archivist and Interim Unit Head for Special Collections and Archives at Missouri State University), Lyle Foster (Sociology Teacher at Missouri State University), Tim Knapp (Sociology Teacher at Missouri State University), Lucie Amberg (Communication Coordinator for the Missouri State University College of Arts and Letters), Angela Firkus (Professor of History at Cottey College), Caitlin Yager (Heritage Resources Coordinator and Development Associate at the Missouri Humanities Council), Tami Hale (Co-Founder of Ozark Vitality and Board Member at the Doniphan Neighborhood Assistance Program), Greg Wolk (Executive Director of Missouri’s Civil War Heritage Foundation and Heritage Resources Coordinator for the Missouri Humanities Council), Lee Ann Woolery (Community Arts Specialist at the University of Missouri Extension), Mark Livengood (Missouri Humanities Council’s Director of Education & Manager of the Kansas City Office), Kate Carpenter (Missouri Humanities Council Intern), Lisa Carrico (Director of Family and Veterans Programs at the Missouri Humanities Council), Victor Matthews (Dean of the College of Humanities and Public Affairs at Missouri State University), (Bill Ambrose (Missouri Trail of Tears Association Board Member), Gloria Galanes (Dean of the College of Arts and Letters at Missouri State University and Professor in the Department of Communication), and, of course, Dr. Steve Belko (Executive Director of the Missouri Humanities Council).

The MHC is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization that was created in 1971 under authorizing legislation from the U.S. Congress to serve as one of the 56 state and territorial humanities councils that are affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). MHC provides programming that encourages family reading, highlights Missouri’s heritage, supports creative writing by veterans, and assists local museums, libraries, and other organizations promoting education—facilitating public conversations on topics that include history, religion, archaeology, anthropology, philosophy, literature, law, ethics, and languages. Their mission: To enrich lives and strengthen communities by connecting Missourians with the people, places, and ideas that shape our society. Their vision: For a more thoughtful, informed, and civil society.

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