Contributions to the Department of English provide critical support for our students’ academic pursuits and our faculty’s research activities. Some areas of particular need are:

1. Scholarship support

  • for the Adrian-Salomon Fund, which provides vital support to graduate students working on their dissertations
  • for the newly established Frederica Ward Memorial Scholarship Fund for undergraduate African-American students

2. Funds for the dissertation seminar

  • Instructor stipends (two instructors)
  • Tuition reimbursement for students (eight students)
  • Public lecture costs (publicity, AV, refreshments)

3. Support for our two minors (film and creative writing)

  • A DVD library located in the department
  • A film-related speaker such as screenwriter Danny Rubin, who wrote Groundhog Day
  • Tickets for students to special area film events
  • Funds to support a twice yearly master class conducted by visiting writers in one of the genres offered in creative writing
  • A prose reading series dedicated to fiction and non-fiction writers