Skip to main content

December 2006

… the latest from Suite 603

Edie, Dwan, Kathleen,
and Shirley

wish you the
very happiest of holidays
and all the best
for 2007

as well as a little news …

  • Reminder: the application deadline for this year's We the People bookshelf, "The Pursuit of Happiness," is January 31, 2007. Read more >>>
  • $7.6 million in grants has been awarded by the Save America's Treasures program, which is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Read more >>>
  • NEH's loss is Colorado's gain: Michael Poliakoff, Director of the Division of Education Programs, will become the new Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research of the University of Colorado System at the end of January. 
  • The Division of Education Programs would like Councils' help in reaching teachers in their states with information about NEH's professional development opportunities:  Summer Seminars and Institutes for School Teachers and for College and University Teachers, and Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for School Teachers and for Community College Faculty.  It is also recruiting new project directors for these programs. 

    State humanities councils are eligible to apply to conduct these programs. This year, for example, in the seminars and institutes program NEH is funding a project sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, and in the Landmarks program it is funding a project sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council.

    Information about these Division of Education programs is available on the NEH website. Read more >>>

    Please contact the Division of Education Programs with any questions you might have: by email or by phone (202.606.8463).
  • The President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Institute for Museum and Library Services request nominations for the 2007 Coming Up Taller competition. The deadline is January 31, 2007. Read more >>>
  • Best of success to Deedee Schwartz (Maine Humanities Council) and Marion Cott (Kansas Humanities Council) who retire at the end of the year. Cheers to Erik Jorgensen and Julie Mulvihill as they start the new year and their new jobs as Executive Directors in Maine and Kansas.


National Endowment for the Humanities
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 603
Washington, DC 20506
202.606.8254, main number
202.606.8365, fax

Edie Manza, director
Kathleen Mitchell, senior program officer
Shirley Newman, program assistant
Dwan Reece, senior program officer

visit to keep up with the
National Endowment for the Humanities