The Psychology Department is Celebrating 125 Years: Consider Donating to the Psychology Fund

The Department of Psychology at the University of Nebraska is celebrating 125 Years since it was established in 1889. Harry K. Wolfe graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1880 and went on to complete his doctorate in 1886 from the University of Leipzig, Germany. He worked with Wilhelm Wundt, considered by many to be the founder of modern psychology. He returned to the University of Nebraska in 1889 as Instructor in the Department of Philosophy, teaching courses in general psychology, pedagogical psychology, and experimental psychology with laboratory. Wolfe established one of the early psychological laboratories in the United States (6th and 8th by different accounts) and apparently the first devoted to the training of undergraduate students.

As you can see, the Psychology Department at the University of Nebraska has a long and interesting history, and you are part of that history! You can help the department have an impactful and impressive future. Financial gifts from alumni and friends are a vital source of support for the Psychology Department.

To donate, go to the NU Foundation website.

If you would like to talk to someone about setting up a named fellowship or professorship, please contact Joye Fehringer at the NU Foundation.

Here’s a list of what a contribution to the Psychology Department Fund could do…
  • $125 pays for 5 undergraduate students’ conference presentation posters.
  • $125 pays for 2 graduate students’ professional membership dues.
  • $125 pays for statistical software license used to analyze theses and dissertation data.
  • $125 pays for student conference registration.