SUMMER  2010

In This Issue


Dean's Message

Campaign Initiatives

Gifts with Impact

Recipients' Stories

Funds In Focus

How Donors Help



LAS Advancement

Make a Gift


LAS Honor Roll

LAS Calendar

Tell us your news




brilliant futures make a gift


Dean Dwight A. McBride Dean Dwight A. McBride

LAS Campaign Nears Two-Thirds Mark

“This year, my colleagues and I have had to make some difficult decisions on behalf of the College’s future welfare … deciding how the College will continue to thrive and grow into the future has required close analysis, creative problem solving and lucid communication—all hallmarks of the liberal arts education.” READ ON


James Wooten James Wooten

ITW Gives $475,000 to Renovate Chemistry Laboratory

“This is a major gift for the ITW Foundation and to be involved in a project that has the potential to affect the lives of thousands of students and make a long term impact on UIC’s infrastructure is something that I will be proud of for the rest of my life,” said James Wooten. READ ON


Patricia Hausknost Patricia Hausknost

LAS Alumna Establishes Tri-College Scholarship

“Michael and I understand how fortunate we are and we want to provide an opportunity so that others can realize their full potential. Hopefully, this scholarship will benefit others and because of their success they will, in the future, be generous and supportive to others,” said Patricia Hausknost. READ ON


Christine Beggan Christine Beggan

Finding the New in Investigating the Remake

“I feel very fortunate to have been a part of the LAS Undergraduate Research Initiative's first year and will carry the research, analysis, interpretation and critical skills I've honed throughout this experience with me for the rest of my academic career and beyond,” said Christine Beggan.READ ON

Adam Kuranishi Adam Kuranishi

Political Science Graduate Focuses on Immigration Reform

"I've consciously recognized my involvement in the immigration rights movement and also my involvement in the community. So for the next year—or maybe the next 10 years or perhaps a lifetime—I may stay focused on immigration reform," said Adam Kuranishi. READ ON


Leo Schelbert Leo Schelbert

Leo Schelbert Fund Makes History in History

“His dedication to teaching, accessibility to students and gentle classroom style are legendary at UIC,” said Stanley Fish, the LAS dean at the time of Schelbert’s retirement. “There have been few professors in the history of this university who have positively influenced so many students over the course of one career.” READ ON


Jennifer Schmidt Jennifer Schmidt

New Funds in the College

With more than 30 different departments and programs, LAS offers variety to our donors who can easily find a cause that is meaningful to them. Several new funds have been established during the past year that illustrate the breadth and scope of LAS studies and interests. READ ON

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