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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.