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North Carolina Humanities Council's E-Newsletter

Welcome to the July edition of the Council's E-Newsletter. We have exciting grant news and opportunities, open job positions, and program updates to share with you. Please keep reading to learn more.

 

STANDING TOGETHER GRANT RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

We are pleased to announce the first round of Standing Together grant recipient: Wilkes County High School for their project, "Hammer Down" and the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County for their project, "Invisible Wounds of War". 

“Hammer Down” will use primary source data and interviews to produce a documentary film chronicling stories of NC veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Read more. "Invisible Wounds of War" will work with NC veterans to explore the psychological, spiritual & moral injuries of war. If you are interested in attending the writing workshop for veterans or viewing the final exhibit of the writing and photography opening on November 5th, click here to learn more.

Interested in helping your community understand the experiences of service members and assist veterans as they return to civilian life? We are accepting another round of Standing Together grant proposals for the fall cycle. Mandatory draft proposals are due August 15. Applicants can request up to $5,000 in funding. Read more.

 

TEACHER WORKSHOPS: SUPPORTING TEACHERS IN NC THROUGH THE HUMANITIES

Educators across the state gathered in Charlotte to participate in “SERIOUS GAMES: Immigration, History and Interactivity to Transform Classroom Learning.” Sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council in partnership with UNC-TV through a grant by WNET, this day-long workshop for middle and high school educators provided them with tools to invigorate their teaching practice and engage student learning in the humanities through the use of games and technology. 

“Informative and Engaging. I especially appreciated the hands-on learning.” – Comment from Participant

 

HOMETOWN TEAMS LANDS IN CORE SOUND WATERFOWL MUSEUM

Hometown Teams: How Sports Shapes America has currently made its home at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center on Harker's Island from July 25 - September 6. The exhibit features the last 100 years of sports history in Carteret County and there will be weekly Community Nights hosted at the museum to discuss local sports topics. To learn more and view the schedule for the Community Nights, click here.

 

July 31, 2015  

In This Issue:

  • Standing Together Grant Recipients
  • Teacher Workshops
  • Hometown Teams: Core Sound Museum

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We Are Hiring!

We currently have two positions available: Communications Coordinator and a Development Associate. We are accepting resumes and cover letters to hr@nchumanities.org. Read more about the positions here..

Final Notice!

 Nominations for Board of Trustees are due August 1st and the election term will begin in November. More information here.


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