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College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences offers more than 50 degree programs. As a result of the vast size of our unit, we have established four fundraising priorities in the areas of: Humanities, Social Sciences, the Arts, and Mathematics & Science. Explore what each of these projects can offer our current and future students.

The IRIS Center – Humanities

Impact: Enhancing and growing the services and learning opportunities available to students and faculty through digital research

Program Description: The IRIS Center is a research-oriented, project-generating entity that facilitates interdisciplinary digital scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. The IRIS Center is groundbreaking precisely because it envisages how scholars and students can be engaged in cutting-edge digital research that is aligned with the regional strengths of our institution.

Financial Goal $25,000 in 18 months


Media Integration Lab – Social Sciences

Impact:  Providing a creative learning space for students to design, collaborate and deliver polished digital media projects

Program Description:  To provide our students with the greatest learning environment possible, we are creating a digital media integration classroom to enhance our Mass Communications programs and offer improved technological experiences. As we reshape the physical space, our faculty is developing a new curriculum to accompany these technology upgrades. These courses will connect students to the expanding world of media integration in the workforce. 

Financial Goal $100,000 in 18 months


Architectural Plans for Center for Performing and Visual Arts – Performing Arts

Impact Statement:  Providing sufficient funding to explore the beginning phase of architectural plans for an all-encompassing performing arts center at SIUE

Program Description:  At SIUE, we have a great need to create a centralized location to celebrate the beauty, culture, and talent demonstrated by our students in music, art, and theater and dance. In addition to student work, this space will be designed to house University Museum collections. Our goal is to create a state-of-the-art center for performing and visual arts right here on campus. First, we must design a plan that effectively addresses the needs of each department and unit involved in this endeavor. The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking financial support to begin the planning phase of this multi-year project.

Financial Goal $100,000 in 18 months


Math and Science Scholarships – Math & Science

Impact: Providing increased scholarship funding to attract highly qualified and diverse students at the both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Program Description: As our programs continue to build upon continued success, an affordable math and science education should be an option for all current and prospective SIUE students. In order to best achieve this goal, our math and science departments have identified key scholarships to assist in providing access to a world-class educational experience for top students.

Financial Goal $25,000 in 18 months

For more information contact:
Laura Caveny, Director of Development, College of Arts and Sciences
lhoppin@siue.edu, (618) 650‑5048

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