We are very grateful for support from our alumni and friends, and from the community at large. Your generosity makes it possible for us to embellish the department’s activities in tremendously important ways: for example, sponsoring visiting lectures by scholars and creative writers; sending students on trips to conferences and supporting their research; recruiting outstanding new faculty to our department; honoring our stellar graduates with awards for their achievements. Your gifts enable our faculty and students to connect our classrooms with the world at large. Donations help us to deal with our present needs, and to plan for the future. Thank you!