Languages, Cultures, and Race

Thank you for your continued support of the School of Languages, Culture and Race.

Your contribution to this unrestricted fund plays a pivotal role in empowering our department to excel in academic pursuits, foster innovation, and provide unparalleled opportunities for our students, faculty, and staff. With your support, we can continue to make a lasting impact on education, research, and the overall experience of everyone within our community.

Thank you once again for your belief in our mission and for being an essential part of our journey towards excellence. Below are just a few examples of the work our excellence fund accomplished last year. We look forward to keeping you informed about the positive outcomes and achievements that your generosity helps us realize.

With sincere appreciation, GO COUGS!

  • As a recently formed unit, who had formed shortly before COVID-19, we are still working to form a community. While individually committed to transformative learning and research, coming together as a unit has been challenging. These funds allow us to foster a sense of community, to build bridges and make connections, and to otherwise forge a collective identity. These funds are allowing the school to become more than classes, faculty research, and curriculum, more than a collection of disparate disciplines and areas of research, but a place of shared purpose, a cohesive unit, and a community of transformative possibilities.
  • Graduate student development: These funds supported American Studies Graduate Students travel to present their work to colleagues outside of Washington State University. One student described the importance of these funds as follows, ‚ÄúPresenting at the major conference in our field allowed us to network with other scholars in our subsequent areas and even provided the potential for publication with new colleagues. As graduate students living on a fixed income, we would not have been able to attend this pivotal event in our graduate careers without these funds.” Invaluable for their development, the opportunity to present their work, to receive feedback, and to otherwise build networks, is essential to both the completion of their degrees and their success after graduation.