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Guest Lecturer to Speak on Fulbright Program

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Faculty members and administrators at Arkansas Tech University interested in teaching or conducting research abroad are invited to a workshop featuring Fulbright Scholar Program alumna Dr. Christina Standerfer, professor emerita of communication at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.

Standerfer will share her experience as a Fulbright Scholar in Albania beginning at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in Doc Bryan Student Services Center room 242.

According to information provided by the Fulbright Scholar Program, participants "return to their campuses with new perspectives on their fields and fresh ideas for further international engagement."

The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by then-Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually. Roughly 1,600 U.S. students, 4,000 foreign students, 1,200 U.S. scholars and 900 visiting scholars receive awards, in addition to several hundred teachers and professionals. Approximately 370,000 "Fulbrighters" have participated in the program since its inception in 1946.

To reserve a seat at Standerfer's presentation on Feb. 25, send e-mail to Gabriele Haulmark, ATU study abroad coordinator and instructor of German and English, at ghaulmark@atu.edu.