Westminster College Faculty Member Receives Fulbright Scholar Award
Salt Lake City, UT (September 1, 2004) - Natasha Saje, Associate Professor of English, at Westminster College has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and do research at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia during the 2004-2005 academic year, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Saje has taught English at Westminster since 1998 and directs the Anne Newman Sutton Weeks poetry series. Saje will study contemporary Slovenian writers, work on a book of poems, and team teach a class on modernity and the arts. Saje is one of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad to some 140 countries for the 2004-2005 academic year through the Fulbright Scholar Program.
The Fulbright Program, America's flagship international educational exchange activity, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Over its 57 years of existence, thousands of U.S. faculty and professionals have studied, taught or done research abroad, and thousands of their counterparts from other countries have engaged in similar activities in the U.S. They are among more than 250,000 American and foreign university students, K-12 teachers, and university faculty and professional who have participated in one of the several Fulbright exchange programs.
Recipients of Fulbright Scholar awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and because they have demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. Among thousands of Fulbright Scholar alumni are Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize-winning economist; Alan Leshner, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet; and Craig Barrett, CEO of Intel Corporation.
Westminster College, founded in 1875, is a private, comprehensive, liberal arts college dedicated to students and their learning. Impassioned teaching and active learning are the hallmarks of the Westminster experience. The college prepares its students for success through a strong foundation of liberal education combined with cutting-edge professional programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located where the magnificent Rocky Mountains meet the vibrant city of Salt Lake, Westminster blends classroom learning with experiences presented by its unique location to help students develop skills and attributes critical for success in a rapidly changing world. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Westminster in the top tier of regional colleges and universities in the West, and as an excellent educational value. For more information, visitwww.westminstercollege.edu.