Your gifts to the Department of English help to extend the rich rewards of English studies to students at UNL. Your contributions can provide undergraduate and graduate student scholarships, research support for faculty and students, and opportunities for outreach to the community.
As one of the most vibrant and diverse departments in the university, the Department of English has a long-standing commitment to foster innovative scholarship and teaching that enhance the capacity to respond critically and imaginatively to literature, rhetoric, creative work, and the lives they reflect.
Colleagues and students alike have long been inspired by Paul’s passion for education and his way of helping students truly engage with a topic. It is with this commitment in mind the English Department established the Paul Olson Excellence Fund.
Supports a range of department programs and student needs: assistance to undergraduate and graduate students, writing and scholarship awards, visiting lecturers and writers, and special opportunities for the department and the community.
Supports an annual lecture by a noted scholar of literary studies. It honors the life-long commitment of Robert E. Knoll to the teaching and study of literature.
Provides undergraduate and graduate student support honoring a renowned former faculty member and long-time department chair.
This fund is used to supplement department funds for student assistance and travel to conferences, visiting lecturers, and other department, campus, and community activities.
Provides graduate fellowship funds honoring a brilliant teacher and mentor who was an intellectual leader in the department as a scholar of Twentieth Century American Literature and Critical Theory.
There are currently no other areas available.
Other funds support The Walt Whitman Archive, The Cather Project, The Writing Center, Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarship funds. If you would like more information about specific projects the department is planning and other funding opportunities, please contact :
Amber Antholz Senior Director of Development 402-458-1182 direct 800-432-3216 toll freeE-mail
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