ATU Fulbright Week Events Planned for Feb. 27-29

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The Arkansas Tech University Office of International Education will host a series of informational sessions Feb. 27-29 in observance of Fulbright Week 2024.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the program, which operates in more than 160 countries worldwide.

Since its establishment in 1946, the Fulbright Program has given more than 400,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Below are details about ATU’s Fulbright Week 2024 events.

Call (479) 964-0527 or send e-mail to for additional information.

Fulbright Week Kickoff and Reception
Tuesday, Feb. 27
4 p.m.
Miller Center for Global Engagement (Dean Hall room 117)
Keynote address by: Dr. Micheal Tarver, retired professor of history at ATU, Fulbright Scholar to Venezuela and Fulbright Legacy/Alumni Initiative Awardee; and Dr. Henry Sirgo, retired professor of political science at McNeese State University and Fulbright Scholar to South Korea

Fulbright Alumni Session: Fulbright Experience in Kosovo 2023
Wednesday, Feb. 28
4 p.m.
Miller Center for Global Engagement (Dean Hall room 117)
Presentation by: Dr. Christine Austin, accreditation liaison officer, ATU director of university assessment and accreditation, professor of student affairs administration at ATU and Fulbright Specialist to Kosovo 2023; and Dr. Christina Standerfer, professor emerita of communication at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service and Fulbright Scholar to Albania and Kosovo

Fulbright Student Information Session
Thursday, Feb. 29
3 p.m.
Miller Center for Global Engagement (Dean Hall room 117)
Presentation by: Dr. Kelsey J. Utne, assistant professor of history at ATU and Fulbright Fellow to Delhi, India