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  1. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: 'You Can Change the World'
    April 21, 2017

    Why is the budget proposal calling for eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities such a terrible idea?

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: 'Just as in All Cultures, ALL of It Matters'
    April 17, 2017

    My first year as a board member of the SDHC has been a great experience. I’m beginning to see what sort of projects people invest their hearts and souls into.

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: South Dakota Humanities Council Awards $30K in Statewide Grants
    April 11, 2017

    The SDHC Board has awarded $30,000 in major grant funding to organizations around the state, including several supporting the 2017 Race and Civility Initiative.

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities:'Do We Really Understand Just How Important Reading Is to Our Future?'
    April 7, 2017

    There’s considerable attention paid to test scores these days—particularly about how well our students perform on reading and math tests.

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: 'We Just Might Learn What it Means to be Human'
    April 5, 2017

    Nearly seven years ago, I attended an outreach meeting with the Sioux Falls VA Hospital Outreach Director and staff members, as well as members of the SDHC.

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: Making an Impact: Donate Today to Reach More Young Readers Like Savannah
    March 30, 2017

    Savannah met celebrated children’s author Jennifer Richard Jacobson in 2016. She was excited when the author visited her school – to say the least.

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: It Would Be a 'Disaster' to End Humanities Programs
    March 29, 2017

    I am a Lakota author and educator born and raised in South Dakota. The SDHC has encouraged and promoted my work, and allowed me to develop as an author.

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: 'The Maps and Tools to Find Your Way Back Home'
    March 23, 2017

    Take something you like to do that adds value or meaning to your life. Ask: why is this important? Your answer—whatever it ends up being—is the humanities.

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: 'Don't Be Like the Goldfish'
    March 20, 2017

    Goldfish don’t mind living in small fish bowls because their brains are very small, and every time they swim around the bowl, it’s a new experience.

  10. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: 'The Humanities is Fully Half of our Human Existence'
    March 16, 2017

    So what about us as humans? It is our nature to ask that question, and so the humanities exist.

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