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 the fall of 1957, Richard Worthington arrived to a very different program. Worthington, affectionately known as Doc, was finishing his doctorate from the University of Illinois when he accepted the director of bands position at the University of Arkansas. Worthington took over a band program of 81 students.
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. Chancellor Gearhart took the group on a tour of campus, they spent time with the Fulbright Papers in Special Collections and saw the Fulbright Triptych, a piece of art inspired by the artist’s trip to Germany on a Fulbright Fellowship. They also visited the Fulbright home, spoke with members of Sen. Fulbright’s family and had an opportunity to tour Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
The Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the formation of a new program in Jewish studies. Launched by an ambitious interdisciplinary group of scholars, the Jewish Studies Program has already received external funding from the Jewish Federation of Arkansas and has sponsored an exciting repertoire of lectures and programs for the university and wider community ranging from Yiddish cinema, biblical women, and biblical archaeology, to the history of Jews in Arkansas.
Veteran journalist Deborah Potter, a former CNN and CBS correspondent and the founder of NewsLab, has been selected as the 2014 visiting distinguished professor of ethics in journalism for the Walter J. Lemke Department of Journalism at the University of Arkansas.
The faculty of the Religious Studies Program in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce an innovative and cross-disciplinary symposium on the subject of the intersection of academics and faith at the University of Arkansas.
The Fulbright College Advising Center will present a series of informational sessions designed to showcase six Fulbright departments: Psychology, English, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Communication, and Political Science. The series is intended to help undeclared sophomore students explore options in Fulbright. Current sophomores in these majors are also encouraged to attend.
Fourteen students studied in Ghana, West Africa, as part of the African and African American studies program’s bi-annual study abroad program, “Ghana: Kingdom, Slavery, Colonialism, Independence and Modern Development.”