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16 Top Quotes to Inspire a Rare and Remarkable Type of Leadership

Be inspired by Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett, Sheryl Sandberg, Simon Sinek and others.<p>In an era where high-profile, sexual harassment allegations continue to roll in, and Facebook's data-privacy scandal grows steadily worse, it's evident this country is faced with a crisis -- the absence of true …

Leadership

11 Great Reasons Why Even the Smallest Businesses Need an Employee Handbook

The limited size of a small business can eliminate the bureaucracy that is typical of bigger companies. Regardless, a small company can adopt some big company tools without forfeiting atmosphere, culture, or flexibility. A good employee handbook is one of those tools.<p>Human resources professionals …

The Workplace

On The Front Lines, In School And In Theatre

I am tired.<p>I am tired of reading posts about “my rights” to a hobby that includes automatic rifles. You like guns, fine. But accept the fact that …

Public Art Challenge

<b>Supporting innovative temporary</b> <b><br>public art projects that enhance the vibrancy of cities.</b><p>Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Public Art Challenge encourages …

NEA

Today we learned that the President’s FY 2019 budget proposes elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts. We are disappointed because we see …

How Physics Keeps Figure Skaters Gracefully Aloft

This month in Pyeongchang, elite teams of physics and materials science experts from all over the world will dazzle us with ostentatious displays of …

Snow qualifies for state poetry competition

Sophomore recites 'Sheltered Garden' by Doolittle<p>Close<p>Sophomore Laura Snow won the DHS Poetry Out Loud competition organized by English teacher Elise …

A Study Suggests That People Can Hear Universal Traits in Music

But some music scholars have doubts.<p>Imagine that you’re a researcher who has unlimited time and resources, and a time machine that can travel anywhere in the world. You use these wondrous gifts to get a recording of every song that has ever been sung, whether by people in big cities or those in …

Hunter Gatherers

Hobbit director turns first world war footage into film for centenary

Peter Jackson project uses restored archive footage to show human experience of war<p>Archive footage of the first world war has been restored and colourised for a new Peter Jackson film to be shown on the BBC and distributed to every secondary school in the UK.<p>The Oscar-winning film-maker admitted …

Remembrance Day

Risky Moves for Writers

It’s not often when I share an outside blog post with the MFA students, alumni, and faculty, but this information from Literary Agent extraordinaire …

Writing

Contributing to ‘Poor Yorick’

Hi all,The MFA program’s literary journal, <i>Poor Yorick</i>, is meeting Monday, Feb. 5, at 5:30 p.m. in Warner 315 on the WCSU main campus at 181 White …

Writing

Republican Lawmakers Wary Of Move To Make DECD Job Permanent

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie<p>DECD Commissioner Catherine Smith at a recent event in Manchester<p>HARTFORD, CT — The job description says it’s a …

A Graphic Re-visioning of Nonprofit Overhead

Share3K<p>Share2K<p>Tweet367<p>Email<p>Shares 5K<p>“We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness …

‘Movement to Music’ centers on equality, empowerment, hope

Students to put on show Jan. 18<p>Close<p>Participants in last year's 'Movement to Music' performance take a bow.<p>Participants in last year's 'Movement to …

Kaveh Akbar Is Poetry's Biggest Cheerleader

Ever eavesdropped on two poets having a conversation at a coffee shop? Iranian-American poet Kaveh Akbar has created an online space that lets you do that without leaving your bed.<p>Akbar runs DiveDapper, which focuses on interviews with major voices in contemporary poetry. It's packed with profiles …

Literature

Upcoming Event – Jan. 29th

Greetings, Writers!<p>I received this note from Hannah Reed at the Wooster School. Sounds like a fantastic event.<p>————————————————————————————————————-<p>I …

Keynote: School Theatre Can Be More

The Florida Association for Theatre Education invited me to be the keynote speaker at their annual conference, held in Orlando October 12-14, 2017. …

Middle School

Crypto assets let nonprofits raise money like never before

In two weeks a nonprofit less than a year old is going to raise tens of millions of dollars to help homeless people. Alongside its more established partner nonprofits, it will fight the opioid crisis, house LGBT teens that are homeless, and give away technology and training to those below the …

Pope Francis' prayer intention for August: 'For artists'

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has released a video message accompanying his monthly prayer intention for August.This month’s intention is for artists: …

Vatican

Arts Journalism Is Disappearing. Can Arts Organizations Do Anything About It?

“Arts organizations and journalists need each other. Yet, to work together effectively, we need to change the mantra from ‘butts in seats’ to ‘civic …

How Do The Arts Make A More Appealing Case For Funding To Philanthropists?

It is this notion of competition that has preoccupied the case for the arts for much of the past ten years, leading to a greater focus on impact and …

Summer Art Workshop: Painting Intensive

The problem with ranking cities’ cultural vibrancy

Two recent publications derive indices to rank different cities according to their cultural vibrancy – from the National Center for Arts Research in …

Fun-Da-Mental

Music for our Military: Exploring the Role of Music Therapy in the Rehabilitation of our Veterans

Music for our Military: Exploring the Role of Music Therapy in the Rehabilitation of our VeteransJune 15, 2017Viewers of the 2017 National Memorial …

Flute

Taking Note: The Remarkable Growth in Consumer Spending on Musical Theater and Opera Performances

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The Arts

CALL TO ARTISTS ARTISANS - DEADLINE AUGUST 1

Hi <<First Name>>! <br>Are you ready for a celebration of indie music, arts, performing arts, and more! How about a handmade event featuring the …

Choosing Where to Take Photos in a Family Home

Family homes provide a multitude of possible backgrounds and framing opportunities for wonderful photographs. But it’s easy to end up with …

Photography

Starting A Major Gifts Program: Part I

Share108<p>Share107<p>Tweet20<p>Email<p>Shares 235<p><i>Kim Klein’s writing and training on fundraising as part and parcel of social justice work is a gift to</i> …

Never Mind the Students; Homework Divides Parents

Last spring, when Public School 11, a prekindergarten through fifth-grade school in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, banned mandatory traditional homework assignments for children up to fourth grade, you might have expected universal acclaim. Rather than filling out worksheets, students were …

Education

How to Read a Whole Damn Book Every Week

It may sound difficult, but the secret to reading a book every week is to not be precious about it.<p>Every year, I read over a hundred books. This means I polish off somewhere between two and three books a week. I'm not saying that to brag (okay, I am), but I really believe that anyone can make time …

Books