English Department Excellence Fund

Carroll Science BuildingThe English Department Excellence Fund helps us to enhance our students' experiences at Baylor in a variety of ways. Most importantly, the fund allows us to bring the world's leading writers, critics and performers to campus. Recent guests have included novelists Tim O'Brien and Sebastian Barry, poets Seamus Heaney and Sir Andrew Motion, and T. S. Eliot scholars David Chinitz and Jayme Stayer. This fund also allows us to sponsor and support vital literary projects, including the Austin Film Festival, the Friends of the Cambridge University Library, Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust, and the Race and Film series at the Washington National Cathedral. Finally, this fund also allows us to give generous prizes in our annual student writing competition.