History remains a vital part of a college education, especially in the face of today’s many challenges. Here at Michigan, the study of History teaches critical thinking and persuasive analysis, while offering a broadened vision of the world. Michigan is proud to be one of the nation’s premier public universities, and your continued support remains vital for how we pursue our mission.
This year we continue to focus on our undergraduates and their Michigan experience. The History Club has organized film showings and is hosting several special lectures. The department, in cooperation with the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, ran a panel called “History Majors – What are you going to do with that?” Featured speakers were recent Michigan History alums who have gone on to rewarding careers outside the academy and beyond history per se. We also have plans, thanks to a seed grant, to pilot a competitive summer scholarship program for undergrads working unpaid internships around the state and the country.
(Did we mention that the Department of History was recognized this year by the U-M Student Government Association and the LSA Dean's Office for its efforts to enrich the undergraduate experience? Read about it here!)
The department’s Strategic Fund is critical to all these activities, as well as giving us the flexibility to take advantage of new opportunities as they arise. It will also help support the new intern scholarship program.
Won’t you please consider a gift today? Gifts of all sizes are welcome! A $50 gift might support student research in our Honors Program. A gift of $100 could underwrite a student award for the best essay on some aspect of history. A leadership gift of $1,000 can fund a research assistantship or contribute to a major event such as a workshop planned for this fall on the newest frontiers in the discipline of history.
Make your gift online at: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/history/ or call 888.518.7888.