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Humanities council seeks board members

April 22, 2007

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The Kansas Humanities Council is seeking nominations of Kansans for service on its 22-member board of directors.

Formed in 1972, the KHC is a nonprofit citizen-supported organization that conducts programs and makes grants in support of projects that advance

understanding of the history and ideas that shape our lives and strengthen our sense of community. Annually the council supports more than 700 programs statewide in 115 Kansas communities.

KHC sponsors the annual Chautauqua that tours Kansas towns each summer, coordinates traveling Smithsonian exhibitions through a one-of-a-kind Museum on Main Street program, manages a speakers bureau, provides book discussions, and awards competitive grants.

The board of directors meets three times a year. Terms are for three years, with an opportunity for renewal. Members serve without pay.

KHC receives funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the State of Kansas, and donations from private donors, corporations and foundations.

Nominations for the upcoming selection round need are due by 5 p.m. May 31. As a matter of policy, KHC accepts nominations on a year-round basis. All nominations are retained in a register of nominees for a three-year period.

For more information, visit www.kansashumanities.org or call (785) 357-0359.

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