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  1. thumbnail image for blog post: Funding Bill Passed; Fundraising Goal Met
    May 9, 2017

    While 2017 has been challenging for the South Dakota Humanities Council, things took a turn for the better with two major victories in a matter of ten days.

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: Book Clubs Rejoice: The 2017 One Book has a Kit!
    May 4, 2017

    Attention book club captains, teachers, discussion leaders: J. Ryan Stradal has made your life easier.

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: 'Please Inform Yourself of What is at Stake Locally'
    April 27, 2017

    Whichever side of the federal funding for the arts and humanities debate you stand on...please inform yourself of what is at stake locally.

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: 'Connections Enhance the Human Experience'
    April 25, 2017

    The Humanities indiscriminately touch all of us. I was introduced to the humanities, without knowing it, in grade school.

  5. 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?

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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