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Your College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) encompasses a wide variety of disciplines within our departments and programs. Under the direction of talented faculty and staff, our students learn skills for future success and hone their professional abilities. We consistently address the landscape of needs and learning styles of our diverse student body. We believe our responsibility is to prepare our students to meet changing workforce needs, compete in our dynamic and multicultural society, participate in positive ways in their communities, and provide a better future for themselves and their families.

We do not take our responsibility lightly

We are committed to providing the best for our students, and we strive to give generously of our time, talent and our treasure on their behalf. In furthering our mission, we strive to partner with our alumni and friends, asking that you join us in supporting the College's most critical priorities:

  • Financial aid to ensure that our best and brightest students will fulfill their educational goals regardless of their financial need;
  • Teaching and research support to sustain our outstanding faculty and rigorous and progressive curriculum;
  • Campus and community life that fosters an inclusive atmosphere of collaborative learning.

Join us! Consider getting involved in the following ways:

  • Make a gift to the College of Arts and Sciences to support our most critical priorities;
  • Join the Alumni Association as either an alumni or associate member, and learn more about how you can get involved with social, academic and volunteer opportunities;

Double your Gift

Partner with us in supporting the College of Arts and Sciences, and your gift could be doubled! CAS Dean Wamucii Njogu and Associate Dean David Leaman are offering a matching gift challenge. While funds last, any gift made to the CAS fund will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $3,000 total. A $25 gift could become a $50 gift. A $250 gift could become a $500 gift. Now is a great time to support the CAS!

Gifts at Work

In 2012, the College of Arts and sciences committed to supporting student and faculty collaborative research projects over the summer through the CAS fund. Stay informed about CAS news and events.

CAS alumni are making great contributions to our society. Some recent accomplishments include: Evelyn Figuora, M.D., (B.S. '95 Biology) who was named 2012 Family Medicine Teacher of the Year by the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians; Ann Kalayil, Ph.D., (B.S. '82 Computer Science) who is the first woman to be appointed Regional Administrator of the U.S. General Service Administration's Great Lakes Region; and Aaron Durnbaugh, (M.A. '05 Geography and Environmental Studies) who was named director of sustainability at Loyola University.

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