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Humanities at GBC

While the HC@gbc is new, the committment of GBC's students, faculty, and staff is long-standing. Below are some of the many humanities activities being undertaken at GBC.


Civil Conversations: The Unexpected Rural Advantage

Civil Conversations graphic.A panel discussion hosted by Patty Limerick.

April 13, 2021 2:00-3:30 pm (PST) on Zoom
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Presented by the Western Folklife Center and the Humanities Center at Great Basin College with support from Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Despite commonly held ideas, the inhabitants of small towns and rural areas often span the ideological spectrum. Despite these differences, people manage to get along even in increasingly polarized times. By sharing their own stories of civil dialogues, our group of panelists will help debunk the myth of the close-minded rural dweller, demonstrating how living in small towns can provide rich soil for civility to grow.

Panel Facilitator

Patty Limerick photo.Patty Limerick

Patty Limerick is the Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado, where she is also a Professor of History.

Limerick has dedicated her career to bridging the gap between academics and the general public and to demonstrating the benefits of applying historical perspective to contemporary dilemmas and conflicts.

Limerick is also known as an energetic, funny, and engaging public speaker, sought after by a wide range of Western constituencies that include private industry groups, state and federal agencies, and grassroots organizations.

Panelists to Join Patty
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Pete Goicoechea
Nevada State Senator
Eureka, NV District: 19

Peter J. Goicoechea is an American politician serving as the Nevada State Senator from the 19th district since 2013. He previously served in the Nevada Assembly, representing the 35th district from 2003 to 2013. A member of the Republican Party, he was House Minority Leader from 2009 to 2013.

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Daniel Corona
Mayor of West Wendover

Daniel was born and raised in West Wendover, Nevada, and is a fourth generation resident. Daniel’s success in the 2016 election earned him the distinction of being the youngest person to hold the office of mayor in the State of Nevada. Daniel is very active in local, state and national politics frequently volunteering and working on various campaigns as well as serving on numerous advocacy boards.

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Delmo Andreozzi
Elko County Commissioner

Delmo was born and raised in Elko Nevada. He worked for the City of Elko for 31 years and was elected to serve on the Elko County Commission in 2015.He considers his personal strength, his experience and involvement in the region of Elko County. Delmo and his wife have three children, all born and raised in Elko.

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Margaret Johnston
Carlin City Council

Margaret Johnston was born in Elko and raised in Carlin. Her family moved to Nevada in the early 1920’s to work for the SP Railroad. She was a firefighter and ambulance attendant for many years for the Carlin Volunteer Fire Department. She has worked in the mining and casino industries her whole life. Margaret and her wife currently have 55-acres and are co-owners of the J & M Misfit Ranch doing donkey and mule rescue. Ms. Johnston is an elected member of the Carlin City Council serving her second term.

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