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We’re pleased to present the first issue of our now quarterly publication, fresh off the press and dressed in a lively title: Engage! After an extensive search for just the right name, we think the title perfectly sums up our work and what we’re inviting you to do – ENGAGE! Our tagline, "Connecting people with ideas," continues to reflect our mission – bringing people together to explore the human experience. That mission has never been more important.
Out of 157 suggestions from nearly a hundred readers, it was Sharron McCarthy of McLean Communications who came up with the winning title. As Sharron so beautifully noted, "The best things happen when people are truly engaged. I think New Hampshire Humanities embodies this quality and encourages engagement with everything they do." Thank you, Sharron, and thanks also to Kelsey Landeck, our summer marketing intern, for running polls of our social media followers to find the new name.
As we’ve shared in recent months, we’re on the cusp of some exciting changes! One of these is redirecting more of our resources – staff time and money – toward delivering humanities content and news to the place where people look more and more often for information– online. By reducing our print schedule to quarterly, we’ll be able to focus more on expanding digital resources for all audiences and sharing our work more broadly.
To explore and celebrate the stories of people like you and communities like yours, we’ll invite readers and participants to contribute as guest authors (see "The Third Language" on pages 4-5 and "Other People’s Perspectives" on page 11). We’ll share news about compelling new programs that address the big issues of our times— such as "fake news" and its impact on journalism and society in general (see the invitation below for our "Ideas on Tap" event). To keep you informed about upcoming programs, we’ve created a pull-out, three-month event listing so you can plan your brain’s social calendar even further ahead! And, as always, we invite you to visit our online calendar to access the most up-to-date event details and full program descriptions. You’ll continue to receive your monthly e-newsletter with reminders about programs, project highlights, and multi-media features. If you haven’t yet subscribed, please sign up on our website at www.nhhumanities.org.
Condensing our publication schedule doesn't mean we're cutting back on our mission-driven work – it means we're repositioning New Hampshire Humanities to deliver the most relevant programs and be the best steward of the resources you and others have entrusted to us. Let us know what you think and please join in!
- Rebecca Kinhan, Communications Director
P.S. If you have any questions or are interested in submitting articles, essays, interviews, or simply a testimonial, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
New Hampshire Humanities programs are made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this these programs do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or New Hampshire Humanities.