$ 530,018 raised 1,497 gifts
College of Arts and Sciences has raised $ 2,660 from 6 gifts!

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is Illinois State University’s largest academic college. It is home to 18 departments, schools, and programs in the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and natural sciences. CAS houses 27 majors, 11 secondary education programs, more than 30 sequences and 25 departmental minors, and participates in 17 interdisciplinary minors. Below you can find more information about our individual departments as well as the funds available to give directly to our college.

 

College of Arts and Sciences Excellence Fund The College of Arts and Sciences Excellence Fund is used to help support activities across all sixteen of the College’s departments/schools, in addition to events sponsored by the College. Among its purposes are bringing special speakers to campus, underwriting conferences, lectures, student activities, and other events that are open to students, alumni, faculty/staff, and to the public.  

Interactive Art Initiative Fund The Interactive Art Initiative Fund supports efforts involved in the exploration, development, and sustainability of The Art Station. The Art Station will provide interactive, hands-on visual arts experiences to children, adolescents, and families that will be taught and guided by professional artists/art educators, with deliberate efforts to reach at-risk and otherwise underserved populations. In addition, it will provide individualized attention to ISU students by fostering strong student-faculty connections to conduct research, enrich teaching, and provide professional practice opportunities.  

The Neil and Joan Styczynski Scholarship Fund The Neil and Joan Styczynski scholarship provides support to students for educational expenses, including tuition, fees, books, and/or costs associated with student teaching. The recipient must be enrolled in good standing at Illinois State University as a transfer student from a community college and must have demonstrated financial need. The recipient must also be planning to teach after graduating from ISU.  

The Undergraduate Scholar Travel Fund The CAS Undergraduate Scholar Award was established for the purpose of creating and maintaining a fund to provide professional meeting expenses for outstanding undergraduate students majoring in the college. Awards may assist with the travel, registration, or housing costs associated with the presentation of the paper or other work.  

The World Wide Campus Fund The World Wide Campus Student Opportunity Fund provides financial support to undergraduate students of the College of Arts and Sciences at Illinois State University who plan to participate in a semester-long study abroad program connected with the University. Awards are for $750 for travel expenses. In an increasingly global society, the College wishes to support as many students as possible in learning about people and cultures around the world.


$100,000
2017 Giving Tuesday Challenge
In one 24 hour period, we look to set a new record in donor giving and to help us get there, two anonymous donors have issued a challenge: If 500 donors make a gift today to Illinois State University, they will give ISU $100,000!
500 / 500 Gifts
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$25,000
Zimmerman Elfline Challenge
With the 2017 Giving Tuesday Challenge met, friends of the University, Drake Zimmerman and Jan Elfline have issued a new challenge. If 150 additional donors make a Giving Tuesday gift, they will give $25,000.
150 / 150 Gifts
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$25,000
Alumni Challenge
Thomas Carroll '84, M.S. '89 will give $25,000 to Illinois State if another 100 donors make a gift on Giving Tuesday.
100 / 100 Gifts
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$30,000
Rise to the Challenge
Illinois State and U-High alumni Dan and Pam Kelley have issued a new challenge to give $30,000 if Illinois State and it's Lab Schools can rise to 1,200 donors before midnight.
1,200 / 1,200 Gifts
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$25,000
Last Change Challenge
Help ISU finish Giving Tuesday strong by adding another 50 donors before time expires at midnight. If we do, alumnus Matt Johanson '89 and Susan Johanson will give $25,000.
1,351 / 1,351 Gifts
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$15,000
U-High Challenge
Today only, if 500 donors make a gift to Illinois State University and/or its Lab Schools, Stacey Houston and her family, friends of the Lab Schools, will make a $15,000 gift to University High School.
500 / 500 Gifts
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$15,000
Metcalf Challenge
Today only, if 500 donors make a gift to Illinois State University and/or its Lab Schools, Stacey Houston and her family, friends of the Lab Schools, will make a $15,000 gift to Thomas Metcalf School.
500 / 500 Gifts
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Leaderboard
Dollars Raised Leaderboard
Which participating group will raise the most during Giving Tuesday? Make a gift to your passion and help keep them at the top of the leaderboard!
Rank Department Raised
1 Scholarship Rising $72,391.10
2 Athletics $19,274.55
3 Biology $13,340.00
4 Communication $10,328.64
5 WGLT $10,230.00
6 Family and Consumer Science $8,525.00
7 College of Business Funds $7,685.00
8 U-High $7,470.00
9 Metcalf $4,900.00
10 Mathematics $4,795.00
11 Politics and Government $4,190.00
12 Milner Library $3,590.00
13 Accounting $3,340.00
14 History $3,220.16
15 College of Education Funds $3,220.00
16 Special Education $2,895.00
17 Sociology & Anthropology $2,735.00
18 Ewing Cultural Center $2,445.00
19 Student Engagement Fund $2,440.00
20 Alumni Association $2,395.00
21 English $2,350.00
22 School of Theatre & Dance (Dance) $2,200.00
23 Professional Sales Institute $2,000.00
24 Innovation Rising $1,910.17
25 Educational Administration & Foundations $1,865.00
26 Leadership Initiative Fund $1,860.00
27 Agriculture $1,790.17
28 Geography, Geology & the Environment $1,700.00
29 College of Arts & Sciences Funds $1,695.00
30 Chemistry $1,645.00
31 Friends of the Arts $1,605.00
32 Teaching and Learning $1,465.00
33 University Housing Services $1,455.00
34 School of Theatre & Dance (Theatre) $1,455.00
35 College of Fine Arts Fund $1,425.00
36 Kinesiology and Recreation $1,415.00
37 CAST Funds $1,315.00
38 Technology $1,270.00
39 Dean of Students Office $1,255.00
40 Finance, Insurance, and Law $1,210.00
41 School of Music $1,170.00
42 Leadership Rising $1,140.18
43 Rick Lewis Inspiration Award $1,050.00
44 LGBTQIA Support Fund $945.19
45 School of Art $919.17
46 Mennonite College of Nursing $910.00
47 Communication Sciences & Disorders $895.00
48 Psychology $865.00
49 Criminal Justice Sciences $775.00
50 Arts Technology $660.03
51 Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning $610.00
52 University Police $605.00
53 Languages, Literatures & Cultures $545.00
54 Information Technology $505.52
55 Event Management, Dining and Hospitality $480.00
56 Military Science - ROTC $470.00
57 Gamma Phi Circus $460.00
58 Illinois Shakespeare Festival $420.00
59 Student Counseling Services $410.00
60 Student Health Services $385.00
61 Illinois State Bands $356.00
62 Alternative Breaks Support Fund $345.00
63 Economics $345.00
64 Campus Recreation $325.00
65 Student Affairs Diversity and Inclusion Fund $265.00
66 Physics $240.00
67 Health Sciences $220.00
68 Health Promotion and Wellness $185.00
69 Business Education $170.00
70 Latin American Studies $150.00
71 Management and Quantitative Methods $125.00
72 Marketing $120.00
73 Social Work $115.00
74 Philosophy $75.00
75 Career Center $70.00
76 MBA $65.00
77 Women's & Gender Studies $60.00
78 University Galleries $50.00
79 The Graduate School $30.00
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Leaderboard
Participation Leaderboard
Which participating group will receive the most gifts during Giving Tuesday? Make a gift to your passion and help keep them at the top of the leaderboard!
Rank Department Gifts
1 Communication 200
2 Athletics 118
3 WGLT 113
4 Scholarship Rising 89
5 U-High 80
6 Metcalf 59
7 Family and Consumer Science 38
8 Biology 34
9 College of Business Funds 34
10 Milner Library 29
11 Rick Lewis Inspiration Award 27
12 Alumni Association 26
13 University Housing Services 25
14 Dean of Students Office 25
15 Accounting 23
16 Student Engagement Fund 23
17 Agriculture 23
18 Teaching and Learning 23
19 LGBTQIA Support Fund 23
20 Mathematics 21
21 Special Education 20
22 College of Education Funds 18
23 History 17
24 Leadership Initiative Fund 17
25 Friends of the Arts 17
26 Ewing Cultural Center 16
27 Chemistry 16
28 CAST Funds 16
29 School of Music 16
30 Politics and Government 15
31 Innovation Rising 15
32 Mennonite College of Nursing 15
33 Kinesiology and Recreation 14
34 Leadership Rising 14
35 Alternative Breaks Support Fund 14
36 English 13
37 Technology 13
38 Finance, Insurance, and Law 13
39 School of Art 13
40 Educational Administration & Foundations 12
41 Psychology 12
42 University Police 12
43 Event Management, Dining and Hospitality 12
44 Information Technology 11
45 Student Affairs Diversity and Inclusion Fund 11
46 School of Theatre & Dance (Theatre) 10
47 College of Fine Arts Fund 10
48 Student Counseling Services 10
49 Geography, Geology & the Environment 9
50 Campus Recreation 9
51 College of Arts & Sciences Funds 8
52 Illinois State Bands 8
53 Sociology & Anthropology 7
54 Communication Sciences & Disorders 7
55 Student Health Services 7
56 Health Promotion and Wellness 7
57 Criminal Justice Sciences 6
58 Languages, Literatures & Cultures 6
59 Gamma Phi Circus 6
60 Physics 6
61 Arts Technology 5
62 Illinois Shakespeare Festival 5
63 Economics 5
64 Business Education 5
65 Management and Quantitative Methods 5
66 Social Work 5
67 Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning 4
68 Military Science - ROTC 4
69 Health Sciences 4
70 Latin American Studies 3
71 MBA 3
72 School of Theatre & Dance (Dance) 2
73 Marketing 2
74 Career Center 2
75 Women's & Gender Studies 2
76 The Graduate School 2
77 Professional Sales Institute 1
78 Philosophy 1
79 University Galleries 1
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Success!
Professor Emerita Lois Jett Social Media Challenge
Professor Emerita Lois Jett will give $50 per re-tweet and Facebook Share of the announcement of this challenge on social media up to $8,000.
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Success!
50 State Challenge
Susan Nelson-Brown '78 will give $300 per state and country represented on Giving Tuesday up to $15,000. Illinois State received gifts from 45 states and 1 country for a total of $13,800.
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