Liberal Arts Initiatives

Your gift creates untold opportunities

The new entrance of the Church Fine Arts is under construction.

The College of Liberal Arts has ongoing opportunities for alumni and friends to make significant gifts that would benefit the college as a whole or provide substantial support and growth opportunities to a specific department or program. All of our giving opportunities share a focus on providing educational excellence to the students we serve.

Please explore the list of initiatives below and contact Directors of Development, Stuart Golder at or 775-784-1222 or Kristen Kennedy at or 775-784-6873, for more information.

  • Act Two of the School of the Arts Building Initiative.  With renovation of the Front Door Gallery and Redfield Proscenium Theatre completed last spring (Act One), we now focus on Act Two, which will include a new recital hall, art museum and gallery space, music practice rooms, digital media spaces, recording studio, choral and opera rehearsal rooms, and faculty space.
  • Professorships.  Gifts that enhance or create faculty positions provide great opportunities for growth in our departments and programs.  Support of this kind raises the stature of the department on a national scale.  Funds can be used to provide new research assistantships, research opportunities, and pay for faculty and student travel to national conferences.
  • Forum for Excellence. Launched in 2000, the Forum was created to provide a regular lecture on the Nevada campus to examine how critical thinking can be applied to address important events in today's world.  Guest speakers of note from around the world are brought in to speak from an area within the Liberal Arts. The next Forum is scheduled for spring 2016.
  • Student Scholarships.  Scholarship funds are a key component of our efforts to help students succeed.  Scholarships may be funded with an immediate gift of cash or stock or through planned gifts such as annuities, bequests, trusts, insurance, real estate, etc.  Scholarship award recipients are selected based on criteria determined by the donor.