Dean's Message

A Message from the Dean's Office

As we draw close to the end of another academic year and begin preparing for commencement, we send out congratulations to our entire Fulbright family of graduates. We celebrate not only the undergraduate and graduate students finishing their degrees in Fulbright College, but also all of those earning their bachelor’s degrees throughout the university.

University of Arkansas undergraduates are introduced to brilliant, accomplished Fulbright faculty members. The dedicated scholars who teach English and communication, fine arts and humanities, science, mathematics, social science, world history and civil government provide the university’s State Minimum Core...

Students enjoying refreshements at the celebration
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President, Senator, Statesman, Visionary

J. William Fulbright served as the University of Arkansas' president from September 1939 until June 1941. In his first public address in that role, he focused on the importance of an informed, engaged public to the health of a democracy and the maintenance of good government and the role of higher education in producing civic-minded individuals.

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Dorothy Dortch Kapnic
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A Legacy of Support

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as the STEM fields, have a direct impact on daily modern life. Whether it is the natural world, computers and smartphones, buildings and roads or going to the store and bank, STEM is all around. These are just a few of the reasons that mathematical sciences alumna Dorothy Dortch Kapnic of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, believes so strongly supporting the education of those interested in mathematics.

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(Top) Radcliffe Bailey gives critiques of student work
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Theatre, Art, Culture Bring Diverse Perspectives

The Department of Theatre, Department of Art and African and African American Studies Program are bringing diversity to education by using an interdisciplinary approach to expand the ways in which theatre, art and culture can be studied.

Adam Glasier, Matt Tolson and Suze François
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Fulbright Alumni Share Secrets of Success

Fulbright College alumni Adam Glasier, Suze François and Matt Tolson returned to Old Main in February to share their advice and experiences for working in corporate America. The dimmed lights and an audience of about 10 students created a small, intimate setting that felt like a discussion between the panelists and students, who had the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the program and to introduce themselves to the panelists. 

Edwin Clifford Boles and his son Edwin Vaulx Boles
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One Family, 40 Years, 170 Scholarships

Does the name Nettie Barnett sound familiar? If not, then the next time you find yourself in front of Old Main, take a look at the beginning of Senior Walk.

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P.J. Robowski, Rick Stockdell and Clark Calvert in 1988
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From 100 to 100,000 Watts, KUAF Celebrates 30 Years

As part of its celebration of 30 years as an NPR affiliate, KUAF hosted a discussion with panelists Rick Stockdell, P.J. Robowski and Dan Ferritor and moderator Kyle Kellams. The group reminisced about the station’s history. From starting in 1973 as a campus radio station with 10 watts in a small house, to becoming part of NPR, through several moves and fund raising drives, to the state-of-the-art studios and100,000 watts of power it has today, KUAF has had a long and storied past on the University of Arkansas campus.

KXUA 88.3 FM, Student-run radio station
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‘Social Sounds’ Complement Wisdom Through Fun

It’s 7 o’clock on a Thursday evening, and if you happen to be tuned into KXUA 88.3 FM, you’ll hear stories that incorporate sociological terms, explanations of sociology concepts and questions about sociology thanks to professor Douglas Adams and his show, Social Sounds which airs every week from 7-8 p.m.

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Little Bird Makes Big News

As a review of his day in the field – and one of the most important days of his life – University of Arkansas undergraduate student Mitchell Pruitt sent this e-mail to his colleagues at 2:32 a.m. on November 21, 2014: 

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