We Too

It’s been only a little over six months since the Me Too (#MeToo) movement first gained national prominence, and the Time’s Up movement was just founded by Hollywood celebrities at the beginning of the year, but these movements have generated an incredible amount of attention to the subject of sexual harassment and […]

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WhyArts?

“Everybody’s an artist,” WhyArts? Teaching Artist Moira Mangiameli said. “Everyone is capable of expressing themselves creatively and artistically.” She and WhyArts? colleague Nils Haaland recently premiered a one-of-a-kind music and dance video featuring 12 performers getting their groove on — most of them while seated in wheelchairs. “It felt like it […]

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Jim Connor

“I was surprised the first time we went out and made personal appearances at how much people like Larry,” L.A.-based character actor and Omaha native Jim Connor said of his “Larry Culpepper” character, now featured in a third year of Dr Pepper television commercials. “And how many people thought I was a […]

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Crafting An Ethos

Chris Hughes had earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and sociology, had been a professional musician with Saddle Creek Records bands Beep Beep and Gabardine, and had meandered through various jobs post-college before eventually landing in the technology field. “I spent a lot of […]

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Between the Lines

As a working literary artist, Sarah McKinstry-Brown always expected to have to build her own career. “I think every artist has the understanding that there isn’t any path or road laid out for us,” she explained. “It’s not paved. It’s not a well-used interstate. We’re digging and making our own road as […]

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Work Interview: Debbie Christensen

Work defines us. One of the first “get-to-know-you” questions people will ask is, “What do you do?” An individual’s social status is determined largely by factors stemming from his or her career success, and our entire educational system is built around making us contributing members of society. And while a great career can be financially […]

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Work Interview: Colleen Plasek

Colleen Plasek – career coach, Bellevue University (http://www.bellevue.edu/student-support/career-services/career-services)  What are the best resources locally and online for our local workforce to advance their careers? What I recommend to people locally here in the Omaha market, Careerlink (careerlink.com) is a great resource. But I also use Indeed (indeed.com) a lot because they work in different ways. […]

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Work Interview: Monique Cribbs

Monique Cribbs – career exploration and development manager, Metropolitan Community College (www.mccneb.edu)  What are the best resources locally and online for our local workforce to advance their careers? We partner with the Nebraska Department of Labor, and we utilize their NE Works website (neworks.nebraska.gov). The reason we do so is because first of all, the […]

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