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Voices from the Prairie E-news from Humanities Iowa
E-Newsletter May 2010
• latest news
• speakers bureau
• major grant events
• upcoming & ongoing events
• questions and comments
• web links

This month is full of wonderful Speakers Bureau events,
Library Reading and Discussion Series, and grant
supported projects, including author visits at the Des
Moines Public Library and a visit from the Dalia Lama at
the University of Northern Iowa.

What free entertainment is
happening near YOU? Find out.

Iowa life today is very different from
Iowa life just 150 years ago. Loren
Horton knows this differences
includes the origins of people,
technology, occupations, social
customs, politics, and the economy.
Listen to the story of the significant
changes and the effect those
changes had on Iowans

Such a difference can be seen in
farming as well. Iowa, known for its
farming, produces food to feed the
world. This is all possible thanks to
specific advances. But how did
farming become so successful? Rich
Tyler knows that your grandpa's and
grandma's farming
days were very
different from today and he wants to
show you the successful and
unsuccessful advances in technology

Regarding the work of farmers,
Henry A. Wallace was an agricultural
innovator and founder of Pioneer Hi-
Bred seed corn company. He also
served as US secretary of Agriculture
and later VP under Franklin
Roosevelt. Tom Milligan, knows this
and more, as he performs as Mr.
Wallace in a
one-act play.

Speakers Bureau events that will
occur in the upcoming months.
All of the above events are free
and open to the public.


A Conversation with His
Holiness the 14th Dalai
Lama of Tibet: Educating
for a Non-violent World

May 18th @ 9:30AM - 11AM
Keynote Address: The
Power of Education

May 18th @ 2PM - 3:30PM
McLeod Center
University of Northern Iowa
1227 W 27th St
Cedar Falls, IA 50614

All of the above events are
open to the public.


Authors Visiting in Des

Peter Bognanni
May 10th @ 7:00 PM
Carolyn Jessop
May 12th @ 7:00 PM
James Grippando
May 17th @ 7:00 PM
Gail Sheehy
May 19th @ 7:00 PM
Des Moines Public Library
100 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309

Library Reading and
Discussion Series

May 5th @ 7:00 PM
Dewey: the Small-town
Library Cat the Changed
the World

May 19th @ 7:00 PM
Burlington Public Library
210 Court St
Burlington, IA 52601

All of the above events are
free and open to the public.


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