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College of Arts and Sciences

"As the largest college on campus, your support to the College of Arts and Sciences can have a deeper impact on more students. Our diverse range of programs and initiatives reach most students on campus to prepare them for their future careers. Whether they are the next Grammy Award-winning songwriter, state senator, or researcher who discovers the cure to a terminal illness, these halls are overflowing with talent and our goal is to help unlock the potential of our Sycamores. On behalf of the students, faculty, and staff of the College of Arts and Sciences, thank you for your willingness to help support the mission of Indiana State University." -Dean Melinda Roberts

To support one of these Give to Blue Day Priorities, click the link below:

Dean's Innovation Fund allows the College to support students who have emergency financial needs, develop new and innovative programs, explore new scholarly opportunities, engage in experiential learning, and help the College blaze a path for the future of Arts and Sciences education. 

Faculty Development Fund aids faculty research, fieldwork, and archival studies, honing faculty expertise through professional development, contributing to the advancement of knowledge, and creating new opportunities for students to engage in research and creative activity. 

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Fund enables students to stay and engage in research with faculty over the summer, giving them hands-on experience, allowing them to publish with faculty, and preparing them for work in professional labs, medical school, or graduate school. 

Student Travel Fund allows students from the below-listed departments to gain valuable academic-related travel experiences both in and outside of the USA, which can enhance their skills and aid career readiness. 


Click the link below to give to a specific department/program:

African and African American Studies

Art and Design

Biology

Center for Economic Education

Center for Science Education

Chemistry

Communication

Criminology and Securities Studies

Computer Science

Earth and Environmental Systems

Economics

English

History

Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Mathematics  

Multidisciplinary Studies

Music

Physics

Political Science

Porter Cancer Research Center

Psychology

Social Studies Education

Student Media

Theater

To support these priorities, you can click on any of the links above. To search for other funds in the College of Arts & Sciences, or other Give to Blue Day giving priorities, click on the GIVE NOW button at the top of this page. This will take you to the main donation page where you can search for a giving priority or fund by keyword.

$1,000
College of Arts & Sciences 10 Donor Challenge
10 donors to the College of Arts and Sciences will unlock a $1,000 gift from Dean Melinda Roberts to the Dean’s Innovation Fund.
10 / 10 Donors
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Leaderboard
Give to Blue Day Total Dollars Leaderboard
Who is leading the way with the most dollars raised!
Rank Department Raised
1 Sycamore Athletics $444,083.21
2 College of Arts and Sciences $192,263.34
3 Scott College of Business $171,294.00
4 The Fund for ISU $140,736.00
5 Bridge the Gap Scholarships $65,690.00
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Leaderboard
College of Arts & Sciences Dollar Leaderboard
Who is leading with the most dollars raised?
Rank Fund Designation Raised
1 Yang Family Art Enrichment Fund $22,500.00
2 Dr. Paul W. Mausel, EES Graduate Research/Travel Award $10,000.00
3 History Department $3,710.00
4 Cybercriminology and Security Studies $3,325.00
5 Theater Department $2,525.00
Ended
$50,000
$50,000 Gift Challenge!
If a donor makes a $50,000 gift on Give to Blue Day, it will unlock a $50,000 gift to the Fund for ISU from Jeff and Penny Taylor!
$50,000 / $50,000 Raised
Completed
$8,500
Give to Blue Day 250 Donors Challenge
When we receive a total of 250 donors to Give to Blue Day, it will unlock a $8,500 gift to the Fund for ISU from Mike and Amy Alley!
250 / 250 Donors
Completed
$50,000
Give to Blue Day 1,000 Donor Challenge
When we receive a total of 1,000 donors to Give to Blue Day, it will unlock a $50,000 gift to the Fund for ISU from Jeff and Penny Taylor!
1,000 / 1,000 Donors
Completed
$50,000
School of Music 15 Donor Challenge
15 Donors to funds in the School of Music will unlock a $50,000 gift from Don Dudine to the Dudine Marching Sycamores Incentive Scholarship!
15 / 15 Donors
Completed
$1,000
Emery Becker Theater Design and Technology Memorial Scholarship 5 Donor Challenge
5 donors to the Emery Becker Theater Design and Technology Memorial Scholarship will unlock a $1,000 gift from Susan and Victor Becker.
5 / 5 Donors
Completed
$33,000
College of Arts and Sciences 100 Donor Challenge
100 Donors to the College of Arts & Sciences will unlock a $33,000 gift from Paul and Nancy Edgerton to the Edgerton Bridge the Gap Endowment!
100 / 100 Donors
Completed
$2,500
Give to Blue Day 100 Student Donors Challenge
When 100 Students make a gift on Give to Blue Day, it will unlock a $2,500 gift from the ISU Credit Union to the Student Philanthropy Organization!
100 / 100 Donors
Completed
Leaderboard
Give to Blue Day Total Donors Leaderboard
Who is leading with the most donors!
Rank Department Donors
1 Sycamore Athletics 565
2 College of Arts and Sciences 252
3 Scott College of Business 157
4 Fraternity and Sorority Life 135
5 Bayh College of Education 131
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Leaderboard
College of Arts & Sciences Donor Leaderboard
Who has the most donors in the CAS?
Rank Fund Designation Donors
1 Theater Department 37
2 Dr. Stephen Gage #LoveMusic Memorial Scholarship 27
3 Political Science Department 20
4 Marching Band Fund 20
5 Summer Theater 15
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$5,000
Give to Blue Day 50 Student Donors Challenge
When 50 Students make a gift on Give to Blue Day, it will unlock a $5,000 gift from Don Dudine to the Student Philanthropy Organization!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$20,000
Give to Blue Day 500 Donor Challenge
500 donors to Give to Blue Day will unlock a $20,000 gift to the Fund for ISU from Joe and Michele Evelo!
500 / 500 Donors
Completed
$5,000
College of Arts & Sciences $5,000 Challenge
When $5,000 in gifts have been made to the College of Arts & Sciences, it will unlock a $5,000 gift from Laura and Jim Wittman!
$5,000 / $5,000 Raised
Completed
$1,000
Dr. Stephen Gage #LoveMusic Memorial Scholarship 10 Donor Challenge
10 donors to the Dr. Stephen Gage #LoveMusic Memorial Scholarship will unlock a $1,000 gift from Mrs. Stephanie Gage for the Dr. Stephen Gage #LoveMusic Memorial Scholarship.
10 / 10 Donors
Completed
$10,000
Adopt a Sycamore Squirrel $10,000 Challenge
50 donors to the Theater Department will unlock a $10,000 gift from Billy Joe and Nerissa Jay to the Summer Theater. Are you nuts about ISU? Do you have fond memories of feeding campus squirrels fries from George's? What about hearing those little critters run across the roof of your classroom? This year for Give to Blue Day, you can bring a part of your Sycamore experience home by symbolically adopting a Sycamore Squirrel! For only $25, you will symbolically adopt a squirrel, and in exchange, you will receive a Certificate of Adoption and an authentic photo of a squirrel on the Indiana State University campus! Adoption donations go to support the Department of Theater who spends many hours listening to the squirrels run across the roof of the New Theater, feeding the squirrels during rehearsal breaks, and, on occasion, even dresses as squirrels for productions.
Completed
$500
Zietlow Endowment $500 Challenge Gift
10 donors to the Charlotte Zietlow Endowment for Women Faculty Research Grant will unlock a $500 gift to the Charlotte Zietlow Endowment for Women Faculty Research Grant from Cat Paterson.
Completed
Sycamores Everywhere are Supporting ISU!
Rank State Gifts
1 IN 213
2 IL 17
3 CA 7
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