Dean's Message

A Message from the Dean's Office

Welcome to the Fall 2014 issue of the Fulbright Review. Fall is the perfect time to be on campus with new students, faculty and staff all learning their way around.  There is a crispness in the air and the trees are beginning to turn. If you find yourself strolling along senior walk, especially when classes change, then you’ll see that the university’s record enrollment of more than 26,000 students is keeping all of us on our toes.

Fall is also a good time to share news with our Fulbright Family. From remembrances of friends past, to shared scholarship, alumni who give back, and plans for continued growth, the stories in this issue will remind you what it means to be part of Fulbright College and all it stands for.

Congratulations to Nic Pizzolatto, MFA '05, 2014 Emmy Nominee Creator of True Detective
Richard “Doc” Worthington
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A Director of Note: Richard “Doc” Worthington

More than 370 students are participating in the Razorback Marching Band or a concert band during the fall 2014 semester.  Band members are supported by four band directors, two staff members and six graduate assistants.

Fulbright building banner
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Fulbright Legacy, Guiding All Students

In 2013, a loyal friend of Fulbright College endowed the “J. William Fulbright Legacy Fund” to enhance Fulbright College’s public commitment and to expose the university, its students and wider audiences to the life, work and philosophy of J. William Fulbright.

Rendering of A+DD (night) trail approach from the west.
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A+DD = Opportunities for Public Art, Cooperation

Faculty and staff in the Department of Art have been working with Fulbright College and the University of Arkansas for more than a year on a new Art and Design District, known as A+DD. They have recruited some of the top designers and architecture studios in the region to transform a former refrigerated warehouse into a cutting edge educational art facility that will include sculpture workshops, classroom space and graduate student studios.

Dr. Frederick Lee Liebolt
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A Debt Repaid: Liebolt Documentary to Premiere in November

In November, Fulbright College will host the premiere screening of a documentary film about a distinguished alumnus. A Debt Repaid: The Legacy of Dr. Frederick Lee Liebolt, by journalism graduate student Kelley Miller, will premiere at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in the Janelle Y. Hembree House’s Boyer Hall.

Daniel Sutherland
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Self-confidence vs. Self-doubt Give Balance to Art, Life

Early on in the recent PBS documentary, James McNeill Whistler and the Case for Beauty, an actor portraying the famous artist struts along a riverbank, wearing all black and smiling slyly as he pokes his bamboo cane into the dirt on every stride.

2014 Razorback Band Spectacular
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Celebrating the Social Sciences

The accomplishments of our students, faculty, staff and alumni are an important focus of the Fulbright Review. Fulbright College is comprised of four distinct areas, the fine arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Each issue of the Fulbright Review dedicates a story within the Successes section to some of the year's highlights within a particular area. The fall issue features successes in the social sciences.

Board members and staff at the Fulbright Statue
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Fulbright College Hosts Fulbright Board, Global Forum on Food Security

In September, Fulbright College broadened its Fulbright connections by hosting the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. The board was on campus for three days, and members and staff had the opportunity to visit with Fulbright Scholars, several deans, the provost and the chancellor.

John Howard Morris
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Playing it Forward: New Scholarship Created for Aspiring Pianists

Alumnus John Howard Morris, a former resident of Fayetteville who now resides in Corpus Christi, Texas, is helping aspiring piano students at the University of Arkansas thanks to a $160,000 gift and the creation of the John Howard Morris Piano Scholarship.

Screening of A Debt Repaid: The Legacy of Dr. Frederick Lee Liebolt