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on May 9, 2018
An Alton team won the National Flagway Tournament sponsored by the Young People’s Project (YPP) for the second straight year Saturday, April 28 at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Student Fitness Center. The SIUE College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) hosted the second annual mathematics competition. The Alton Alge-bruhs had to go t...
on May 8, 2018
The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation (MJCHF®), Madison County Regional Superintendent, and Madison County school student leaders held the third “Conversation Towards a Brighter Future” summit on Fri., May 4. The summit began at 9:30 a.m. at the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities in Edwardsville. “Conv...
on April 4, 2018
Approximately 60 young girls in Alton, Collinsville, Madison and Venice are learning the value of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through an interactive after-school urban gardening program. The future leaders are gaining hands-on experience solving real-world problems. The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Center f...
on March 29, 2018
Humanitarian Naomi Tutu was the guest of honor at the 2018 MJCHF® Annual Speaker Series and Fundraiser on Wed., March 30 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Tutu, daughter of South African Archbishop and Nobel Peace Prize awardee Desmond Tutu, spoke to the crowd of nearly 460 MJCHF supporters about the significance of the humanities,...
on January 16, 2018
Riverbender | Steven Spencer The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities held the second Conversation Towards a Brighter Future summit Tuesday morning at the Mannie Jackson Center in Edwardsville. Executive Director of the Center for the Humanities, Dr. Ed Hightower said Conversations Towards a Brighter Future is occurring as a solution to the n...
on January 5, 2018
The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation (MJCHF®), Madison County Regional Superintendent, and Madison County school student leaders are hosting a second “Conversation Towards a Brighter Future” summit on Tues., Jan. 9, 2018. The summit will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Mannie Jackson Center for the Hum...
on January 4, 2018
J.F. Electric, Inc. recently donated $50,000 to the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities in support of Madison County youth. J.F. Electric traces its roots to The Fowler Company, which was started in 1925 in St. Louis, Mo. and relocated to Centralia, Ill. during the great depression. In 1969, James C. Fowler purchased the electrical division a...
on January 2, 2018
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities a two-year $100,000 Humanities Access Grant.  The National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by fu...
on December 13, 2017
Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation (MJCHF) announced today that humanitarian and human rights activist Naomi Tutu will be its special guest for the MJCHF® Annual Speaker Series and fundraiser scheduled for Wednesday, March 28, 2018. This highly anticipated annual event will be held at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville M...
on December 11, 2017
HireLevel powered by Extra Help, one of the region’s largest women-owned employment, payroll, and workforce management companies created their #HireLevelDifference campaign to go into the communities around them and make a positive impact extending past employment. This...
on December 6, 2017
The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation (MJCHF) held an open house for the Alma Irene Aitch STEM Center on Wed., Dec. 6 in Edwardsville, Ill. The STEM Center, named in memory of education and social rights champion Alma Irene Aitch, will be home to programming which connects the human and technical dimensions of the humanities and S...
on November 29, 2017
President and Founder Mannie Jackson is pleased to announce the addition of Gayla Moore to the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation’s Board of Directors. Moore is the previous CEO and owner of Nevco, a sports technology company.  During Moore’s leadership, Nevco transformed from near obsolescence to industry leader ...
on November 8, 2017
The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities will dedicate and name its STEM Center in memory of education and social rights champion Alma Irene Aitch. The Alma Irene Aitch STEM Center, located at the former Kraft Building at 1310 N. Main Street, Edwardsville, adjacent to the MJCH, will be home to programming which connects the human and technical ...
on November 5, 2017
The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation (MJCHF) announced today the addition of Candice Johnson as Program Coordinator for the “STEM Meets Humanities” initiative. The MJCHF has partnered with Lewis and Clark Community College, the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences and its IRIS Center for Digital Humanities, the SIUE STE...
on September 7, 2017
An exciting new initiative is underway at the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities (MJCH®) that will begin with the renovation of the former Kraft building, located at 1310 N. Main Street in downtown Edwardsville, and continue with programming to target young leaders in underserved areas of Madison County. The initiative – “STE...
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