Funds That Support Special Programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Campus Radio
Above: The Campus Radio is only one of the special programs within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences that you can support.

Special Giving Opportunities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Campus Radio: The Prairie Star

UIS’ student radio station, providing a learning laboratory for students, an outlet for campus and community dialogue, a means of artistic expression, a forum for social consciousness, and an opportunity for personal enrichment.

Faculty Growth and Development

Helping faculty stay current in their fields and share knowledge with other academics at conferences

Globalizing the Liberal Arts and Sciences

Providing students with global experiences and understanding, through service learning
opportunities, study-abroad experiences, collaborative online classes with universities in other countries, and more. You can support this effort by making a gift to the College fund and designating your gift in the comment box

Student Research

At UIS, we want to give students every possibility to put hands to their learning. In the sciences and social science fields, this is particularly important, and we have several funds that specifically target this initiatives.

CLAS Research Fund

K Fund

Theater and Visual Arts Facilities

Our arts programs have been growing dramatically over the last few years, but we need practice facilities, instruments, and even better performance facilities. For more information on this transformative gift, please contact Jill Bohn, our gift officer (link at left). You can give online using the link below; designate your gift in the Comment Box.

Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon

UIS now has its own field station, located at the site of The Nature Conservancy’s restoration of the floodplain along a reach of the Illinois River. Named for Alfred and Barbara Therkildsen, the field station givs students a living laboratory for biological and environmental research. Learn more about activities at Therkildsen


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