A gift to Themester helps build strong connections across the College of Arts and Sciences, throughout the university, and within the broader community. A gift to Themester helps us carry this innovative program into the future.
Opportunities to support Themester
A gift of $10
A gift of $10 supports one student ticket to a production at IU Theatre. This year's Themester production is By the Bog of Cats.
A gift of $50
A gift of $50 is enough to support 25 student guidebooks for next year's partnership with Cardinal Stage Company. This year's production is The Great Gatsby.
A gift of $75
A gift of $75 is enough to support one Tudor-Room lunch discussion between five undergraduates and a faculty member.
A gift of $300
A gift of $300 is equal to the award given to individual BFA design students for their winning Themester posters. Six winners were chosen in 2019.
A gift of $400
A gift of $400 is equal to Themester’s costs for a film showing at IU Cinema. With very few exceptions, Themester films are free to campus and community members.
A gift of $500
A gift of $500 would equal support for the summer podcast internship.
A gift of $1,000
A gift of $1,000 is equal to the cost of a fall internship.
A gift of $1,500
A gift of $1,500 can help support a visiting scholar to campus for a public talk and class visit.
A gift of $7,000
A gift of $7,000 helps pay for the rental of and production costs at a large venue such as IU Auditorium.
Larger gifts help the College and its partners bring marquee speakers such as Thomas Friedman, Garry Trudeau, Mark Bittman, Madeleine Albright, Valerie Plame-Wilson, and George Takei.
Themester's primary mission is to engage undergraduates in important issues that they explore in the College classroom, but will also encounter throughout their lives. Most Themester events are open and free to the public.