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Nebraska Humanities Council

Nebraska Humanities Council

Though formed in 1965, the National Endowment for the Humanities has its roots two centuries previous. Thomas Jefferson was an avid proponent of what is now termed a Liberal Arts education. Centered on the Humanities- literature, history, philosophy and theology, to name a few disciplines- Jefferson believed this intellectual training was the foundation of a thoughtful, reasoning and informed populace. Such a populace, furthermore, was the cornerstone of democracy. A republic simply could not stand if its citizenry could not think.

January 2010
Registration Is Under Way for Ready To Serve Workshop

Registration Is Under Way for Ready To Serve Workshop

Participation on nonprofit boards is one of the best ways to serve the community while also building a personal network. However, knowing whats expected and how to get involved can be difficult. Thats why the Womens Fund of Greater Omaha developed the Ready To Serve workshop, which provides participants with basic board training.

January 2010
Best of the New York International Children's Film Festival

Best of the New York International Children's Film Festival

The country's largest film festival for children and teens will be making a tour stop in Omaha beginning in January when Film Streams presents the Best of New York International Children's Film Festival (NYICFF).

January 2010
JANUARY 2010 NHS: Look Who's Sheltering Shelter Pets!

JANUARY 2010 NHS: Look Who's Sheltering Shelter Pets!

Talk to Kathy Gross about her pets and you'll find her commitment goes much deeper than simply providing them a home. She researches animal habitats so she can offer her pets the healthiest and happiest living conditions. That's no small task. Kathy has been a volunteer and patron of the Nebraska Humane Society for years. She has all sorts of alumni, and they're not just your typical dogs and cats (although she has those too)!

January 2010
The Salvation Army Kroc Center

The Salvation Army Kroc Center

In celebration of the opening of The Salvation Army Kroc Cener and recognition of community leaders, The Salvation Army is holding a Grand Opening Weekend.

January 2010
Welcoming a New François Langur

Welcoming a New François Langur

Omaha's Zoo welcomed a new female Franois langur born on September 19, 2009.

January 2010

Kelly Jolkowski Honored for Outstanding Service to Crime Victims

Attorney General Eric H. Holder recognized nine individuals and one organization for outstanding work on behalf of crime victims in an awards ceremony hosted by the Department of Justice today.

metroMAGAZINE Up-to-the-Minute 2010

Omaha Chamber Upcoming Events

Chamber Unveils the South Omaha Development Project Master Plan The Plan will be unveiled on Sunday, April 18, at an open house luncheon,and at an open house meeting and community showcase on April 20.

metroMAGAZINE Up-to-the-Minute 2010

“Take A Seat” Provides a Solution to Community Need Collaboration to Change the Look & Landscape of Leahy Mall.

At over 30 years old, the Gene Leahy Mall is showing signs of its age and popularity. Even with recent public investment and visible improvements, this local icon faces its challenges. One of the park’s needs includes the replacement of its original wood benches. The Omaha Downtown Improvement District (DID), the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, the Omaha Public Art Commission and the City of Omaha, saw this need as an opportunity and that is how simply the “Take A Seat” solution was born.

metroMAGAZINE Up-to-the-Minute 2010
A NEW Place to Live

A NEW Place to Live

Celebrating the completion of the Central Territory’s first Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, local donors and dignitaries, Salvation Army officials and special guests from around the country gathered Friday, November 6th, to dedicate the $30 million, 122,000 square foot facility in Omaha, Nebraska.

December 2009
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