Nov. 14, 2018
Sen. J. William Fulbright
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The State Department’s J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and University of Arkansas will expand their partnership with a formal signing ceremony at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center on campus.
The Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board is reaffirming its partnership with the U of A and the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences as part of its ongoing efforts to work with U.S. higher education institutions. The Board will take the following steps to recognize the Fulbright Program’s history and continued development:
The Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board will work with the U of A’s Fulbright College, the Fulbright Association, other higher education institutions, and other stakeholders to compile a list of living Fulbright Program alumni, and oral and visual histories of interested “Fulbrighters,” to sustain the Fulbright community and the legacy of the program.
The Board expresses its support for the U of A’s ongoing efforts to make its numerous J. William Fulbright papers and other memorabilia available to all and will further encourage newly-appointed board members to travel to the U of A to learn about the history of J. William Fulbright and the Fulbright Program.
The Board intends to hold one of its quarterly board meetings at the U of A’s Fulbright College at least once every three years, and these meetings will include sessions on the life of J. William Fulbright, with a special emphasis on providing first-person narratives and historical context for the creation of the exchange program.
The event is free and open to the public, and will include light refreshments in the Faulkner Center lobby after the signing ceremony.
“The expanded partnership between these two groups will strengthen the tie between the international ‘Fulbright Family’ and Senator Fulbright’s namesake …