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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. According to Fulbright, a broad education enables students to become intelligent voters who are able to recognize false propaganda and negative motives, untangle the significant from the meaningless and identify the real and important issues in political life. President Fulbright made this observation more than 75 years ago, and Fulbright College strives daily to form its students into citizens who reflect this vision.

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. The only source of national and international news from NPR, it also offers classical music during the mid-morning and night time hours and a variety of locally produced and public radio programs on the weekends. In 1989, the station reached its current strength of 100,000 watts and 15 years later was named among the top 10 percent of all public radio stations in the United States for community service and financial stability by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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. Motivated by her own experiences at the University of Arkansas and her commitment to continue the legacy of support she once received herself, Kapnic is creating an endowed award with the goal of increasing diversity in the STEM fields. Her $25,000 will benefit undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

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. Mary Antoinette Barnett Boles, known to all as Nettie, was the first graduate of the University of Arkansas, Class of 1876, and hers is the first name on Senior Walk. In 1973, her son Edwin (also an alumnus) chose to honor the family’s long history with the U of A by establishing the Boles-Vaulx Scholarship Fund with a donation as provided in his will.

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.  Todd Shields, dean of Fulbright College, started the evening by telling students that the skills they learn from a liberal arts education will always be useful – a sentiment that was echoed by others throughout the evening.  Following the welcome, Erica Estes, the college’s director of employer relations, introduced the panelists and asked several questions regarding their jobs and past college life.    

 

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. According to Fulbright, a broad education enables students to become intelligent voters who are able to recognize false propaganda and negative motives, untangle the significant from the meaningless and identify the real and important issues in political life. President Fulbright made this observation more than 75 years ago, and Fulbright College strives daily to form its students into citizens who reflect this vision.

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. The only source of national and international news from NPR, it also offers classical music during the mid-morning and night time hours and a variety of locally produced and public radio programs on the weekends. In 1989, the station reached its current strength of 100,000 watts and 15 years later was named among the top 10 percent of all public radio stations in the United States for community service and financial stability by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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.  Todd Shields, dean of Fulbright College, started the evening by telling students that the skills they learn from a liberal arts education will always be useful – a sentiment that was echoed by others throughout the evening.  Following the welcome, Erica Estes, the college’s director of employer relations, introduced the panelists and asked several questions regarding their jobs and past college life.    

‘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. Adams, associate professor of sociology, hosts the show for his general sociology class. On the broadcast, he takes callers’ questions about lecture topics and reviews material for his biweekly exams. In addition to live calls, students are invited to send text messages with questions regarding information covered in class, and he answers the questions on air. The texts help Adams keep a record of messages and participation rates.

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. African and African American Studies, also known as AAST, is an interdisciplinary program that enhances the core disciplines of a traditional liberal arts education. Through the study of the history and culture of the African diaspora, the program examines the role that race has played in the creation of current society. The theatre and art departments have embraced these connections though hosting special events, guest artists and performances.

 

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. According to Fulbright, a broad education enables students to become intelligent voters who are able to recognize false propaganda and negative motives, untangle the significant from the meaningless and identify the real and important issues in political life. President Fulbright made this observation more than 75 years ago, and Fulbright College strives daily to form its students into citizens who reflect this vision.

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. The only source of national and international news from NPR, it also offers classical music during the mid-morning and night time hours and a variety of locally produced and public radio programs on the weekends. In 1989, the station reached its current strength of 100,000 watts and 15 years later was named among the top 10 percent of all public radio stations in the United States for community service and financial stability by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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:  As Pruitt went on to say, it was the first time a northern saw-whet had been captured in Arkansas. Between 1959 and 2010, there had been a dozen sightings of the rare bird – much smaller than a screech, barred or great horned owl – but no captures, until he and Smith, University Professor of biological sciences, netted the adult female last November.

‘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. Adams, associate professor of sociology, hosts the show for his general sociology class. On the broadcast, he takes callers’ questions about lecture topics and reviews material for his biweekly exams. In addition to live calls, students are invited to send text messages with questions regarding information covered in class, and he answers the questions on air. The texts help Adams keep a record of messages and participation rates.

 

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. According to Fulbright, a broad education enables students to become intelligent voters who are able to recognize false propaganda and negative motives, untangle the significant from the meaningless and identify the real and important issues in political life. President Fulbright made this observation more than 75 years ago, and Fulbright College strives daily to form its students into citizens who reflect this vision.

 

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. According to Fulbright, a broad education enables students to become intelligent voters who are able to recognize false propaganda and negative motives, untangle the significant from the meaningless and identify the real and important issues in political life. President Fulbright made this observation more than 75 years ago, and Fulbright College strives daily to form its students into citizens who reflect this vision.

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. Motivated by her own experiences at the University of Arkansas and her commitment to continue the legacy of support she once received herself, Kapnic is creating an endowed award with the goal of increasing diversity in the STEM fields. Her $25,000 will benefit undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

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. Mary Antoinette Barnett Boles, known to all as Nettie, was the first graduate of the University of Arkansas, Class of 1876, and hers is the first name on Senior Walk. In 1973, her son Edwin (also an alumnus) chose to honor the family’s long history with the U of A by establishing the Boles-Vaulx Scholarship Fund with a donation as provided in his will.

 

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. According to Fulbright, a broad education enables students to become intelligent voters who are able to recognize false propaganda and negative motives, untangle the significant from the meaningless and identify the real and important issues in political life. President Fulbright made this observation more than 75 years ago, and Fulbright College strives daily to form its students into citizens who reflect this vision.

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. Motivated by her own experiences at the University of Arkansas and her commitment to continue the legacy of support she once received herself, Kapnic is creating an endowed award with the goal of increasing diversity in the STEM fields. Her $25,000 will benefit undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

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.  Todd Shields, dean of Fulbright College, started the evening by telling students that the skills they learn from a liberal arts education will always be useful – a sentiment that was echoed by others throughout the evening.  Following the welcome, Erica Estes, the college’s director of employer relations, introduced the panelists and asked several questions regarding their jobs and past college life.    

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:  As Pruitt went on to say, it was the first time a northern saw-whet had been captured in Arkansas. Between 1959 and 2010, there had been a dozen sightings of the rare bird – much smaller than a screech, barred or great horned owl – but no captures, until he and Smith, University Professor of biological sciences, netted the adult female last November.