2,798 Things You Should Know About Summer in Fulbright College

Todd Shields, Dean

Todd Shields, Dean

Welcome to the Summer 2014 issue of the Fulbright Review. People often ask professors if we enjoy the summer—when we must have time to relax. While the type of work changes, the summers are often more busy than the semesters.

Since our Spring issue of the Fulbright Review was released in April, more than 250 students and 20 faculty members have traveled to 28 countries for study abroad opportunities. Here on campus, we hosted the Fulbright College Advisory Council and the Campaign Committee, and we hired 23 new tenured and tenure-track faculty members. We celebrated the television premier of the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies, graduated more than 1,000 students and guided 1,470 new students through orientation. We’re also planning for fall events, including our first visit from the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and the first in a series of grant writing workshops.

You can read about some of these milestones in this issue, and I hope you will. We enjoy learning about the wonderful things happening with our students, alumni, donors, friends, faculty and staff—our Fulbright Family. And I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

We know that there are many stories we never get to hear. If you’re willing to send us updates about your experiences and accomplishments, then we would love to hear from you. I hope you’ll share them with us on our submit a story page or by email at Fulbright@uark.edu.

Best Wishes,

Todd Shields