Advising

Student Advisory Board members giving away t-shirts at the department Welcome Back party
English Advising Office
A photo of trees outside Andrews Hall, featured on the cover of the Advising Booklet

Freshman Peer Mentoring Program

New to the university, or considering a degree in English? The English Advising Office produces a Peer Mentors brochure for incoming freshmen with information about our staff, office hours, student advisory board members, and events.

Freshmen interested in the Peer Mentoring program should contact Kelly Payne to participate.

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Kelly Payne, Chief Undergraduate Advisor

Kelly Payne

Chief Advisor and Lecturer
402-472-3871
kpayne2@unl.edu

As the department’s undergraduate advisor, I assist students with all aspects of planning for graduation from making appropriate course selections to gaining relevant career experience through volunteering and internships. My priority is to help you and other English and Film Studies majors to achieve your educational goals.

The bachelor’s degree in English is a significant credential in demonstrating your ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and value the customs and literature of diverse cultures. From words to worlds, the English undergraduate program is your passport to success!

Schedule an Appointment

English and/or Film Studies majors should schedule an appointment with an advisor to review their Degree Audit and to plan their classes each semester. Students may schedule an appointment to discuss any aspect of university life, including major or minor planning, career and research opportunities, internships, and graduate school preparation.

Current students may schedule an appointment online using MyPlan. Prospective, transfer, or returning students should call our office to schedule an appointment.

Appointment Hours

Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Walk-In Hours

Friday, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
No Appointment Necessary

Contact Us

201 Andrews Hall
402-472-1811
kpayne2@unl.edu

Advising Forms for the Department of English

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Request for Permission to Register

Independent Study Contract

Internship Contract Request

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Request for Permission to Register

Independent Study Contract

Internship Contract Request

Paper copies of these forms can be obtained from the English Advising Office located in Andrews Hall room 201. If you have questions regarding the forms, email Kelly Payne at kpayne2@unl.edu.

Advising Forms for the College of Arts and Sciences

Additional forms are available on the Advising Center webpage for the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Policy Documents

International Transfer Credit Evaluation Policy

English Advising Interns 2016-2017

Contact: ENGL-AdvisingIntern@unl.edu

Frae Binder

Frae Binder

I will be the English Undergraduate Advising Office intern for the fall semester, and I will email weekly information to all our majors regarding university deadlines, department events, and must-hear-about opportunities. I look forward to seeing you around the office!

Jenna Brende

Jenna Brende

I will be the English Undergraduate Advising Office intern during spring 2017. In my role, I look forward to helping students figure out just how much they can do with an English major. As someone who has changed majors so many times, I hope to be a light in a sometimes confusing time for students!

English Student Advisory Board Members

Faith Aberle

Faith Aberle

As a junior English major concentrating in editing and publishing, Faith loves books and the process of how they get from the author to the reader. She also is pursuing a French major and a minor in Digital Humanities. She stays involved on campus through Greek life, French Club, and the UNL chapter of the American Copy Editors Society.

Natalie Wiebelhaus

Natalie Wiebelhaus

Born and raised in Lincoln, Natalie is a senior English and Global Studies double major with minors in Arabic, Human Rights & Humanitarian Affairs and National Security Studies. She is a writing consultant at the UNL Writing Center and a Strengths Coach for the Don Clifton Strengths Institute. As a small group leader in a Christian student organization, The Rock, she keeps busy with leadership and events throughout the year. She enjoys reading global literature, interpreting life through writing poetry, and spending time with family and friends.

Berkley Fierro

Berkley Fierro

Berkley is a third-year English major with minors in Criminal Justice and Ethnic Studies. She is from Rapid City, South Dakota, but living eight hours away from home doesn’t scare her! Berkley has embraced her move to Lincoln by joining several on campus organizations, such as the Pre-Law Club, Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, and Tau Sigma Honor Society. Aside from campus life, Berkley works as an Intramural Sports Official and runner at a local law firm. When not at work or school, she can most likely be found pinning DIY ideas to her Pinterest board, watching a “Who-done-it?” crime show, or listening to a Beyoncé song.

Austin Evans

Austin Evans

Austin is a senior studying English, Education, and Psychology. He hopes to pursue a career in publishing and editing or in college advising. From Omaha, Nebraska, Austin is a very relaxed person and on most nights enjoys either reading or watching Netflix. During daytime hours, if you need to find him, just look in a library. He is a true believer that people can always learn more and gain experience from the written word.

Hailey Fischer

Hailey Fischer

Hailey is a second year student studying English, Film, and Digital Humanities. She volunteers with the Writing Lincoln Initiative at the Malone Community Center and helps with their second and third grade writing club. In her free time she likes to run, write, and watch movies. She hopes to have a job in publishing or film someday, and if that doesn’t work, plans on becoming Batman.

Janette Avelar

Janette Avelar

Janette Avelar is a 4th year English, Spanish, and Latin American Studies major and Philosophy minor. She is most interested in the way these areas of study intersect through literature and cultural studies, and is particularly fascinated by modernist authors’ ability to play with temporal perception in writing. She has participated with UCARE through the Department of Modern Languages, was the Undergraduate Advising Intern in the English Advising Office for Spring 2015, and is currently a Peer Scholarship Advisor for the Honors Program. Janette likes to keep up to date with new restaurants and coffee shops in the area. In her spare time, she likes to browse Craigslist ads and explore the bike trails in Lincoln.

Jenna Brende

Jenna Brende

Jenna is a senior English major and business minor. She changed her major about six times before happily landing in the English department and knows what it is like to be undecided about what to do with life. In her free time, Jenna enjoys biking and yoga, and all types of new experiences. When not found doing homework or studying, she is most likely crocheting and watching Harry Potter. Jenna will be the Undergraduate English Advising intern in the English Advising Office for Spring 2017.

Lucy Koch

Lucy Koch

Lucy is a junior English and Ethnic Studies major with minors in Business, History, and African-American Studies. In addition to being a peer mentor for the department and a member of the English Student Advisory Board, she is a Student Ambassador for the College of Arts and Sciences and works as a tutor at the UNL Writing Center. For the 2015-2016 academic year, Lucy gained experience as an intern for a NY publishing house while studying at UNL, and currently is working on a project that brings together both her English and Ethnic Studies backgrounds while highlighting the lack of diversity in the publishing industry.

Katie Gurtis

Katie Gurtis

Katie is a senior English and French major from Omaha, Nebraska. She has a passion for reading and creative writing and puts her skills to work as a poetry editor for Laurus undergraduate literary magazine. Outside of class, she loves watching film adaptations of books. She hopes to pursue a career as a Talent Agent in the film industry upon graduation. In May, she was an intern at the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival through The American Pavilion and can’t wait to share her stories from that experience with the Freshmen class!

Roz Thalken

Roz Thalken

Roz is a Senior English and Film Studies major from Kearney with minors in Spanish and Digital Humanities. She enjoys learning about how to combine literature with technology in order to discover something new and unique. She enjoys reading as much as possible, gardening, playing and listening to music, and working at her job serving coffee at the Mill. Roz will be working as a research assistant through UCARE this year digitizing the George Henry Lewes Review over George Eliot’s work. She also previously interned and now works in the UNL Literary Lab doing research for digital humanities. She hopes to continue her involvement with the Digital Humanities program at UNL and to be able to stay in academia for a career.

Frae Binder

Frae Binder

Frae is a senior English major and Political Science minor. After graduation, Frae hopes to work with Public Policy or with the non-profit sector. On campus, Frae is heavily involved in Phi Mu where she currently serves as president of the sorority. She has had the pleasure of working with new students through UNL’s New Student Enrollment program and looks forward to working more closely with first-year students.

Megan Gierasch

Megan Gierasch

Megan is a senior English and Film Studies major with a concentration in creative writing and a minor in Art. Outside of class, she is usually working at one of several jobs or watching cartoons. She is incredibly honored to be a peer mentor for the English department and an intern at UNL’s literary publication, Prairie Schooner, this fall. She has a great passion for film and fiction writing and hopes to work in the publishing industry after graduation. Her BIG dream, however, is to be a successful author of a fantasy book series.

Resources

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Advising Center for the College of Arts & Sciences
Email: asadvisingcenter@unl.edu
Phone: 402-472-4190

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For information on Pre-Health & Pre-Law programs and other academic options.

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