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January 13, 2009

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler

UT Tyler Accepting Applications for Archer Program Fellowships

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The University of Texas at Tyler is currently accepting student applications for Washington, D.C. internships through the Bill Archer Fellowship Program, Dr. Michael Eidenmuller, associate professor of speech communication and Archer Center campus coordinator, announced.

Applicants must be university juniors or seniors with 24 completed hours at UT Tyler, have an overall 3.0 GPA, complete basic government requirements and hold work or internship experience. Submission deadline is Friday, Feb. 27. An informational meeting will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16 in the UT Tyler Administration Building, room 301.

The UT System established the Bill Archer Fellowship in 2001 in conjunction with Former U.S. Representative Bill Archer.

Each student will intern full-time, take one weekend class and two evening classes taught by UT professors and live near Capitol Hill and the Supreme Court with interns from other UT System campuses. Students pay a program fee, cost of books and living and work costs.

Finalists will be notified by Friday, March 9, and students selected to participate in the program will be notified by Friday, April 10.

For more information, contact Eidenmuller, 903.566.7093; meidenmuller@uttyler.edu or Ashley Ward, academic adviser, 903.565.5730; award@uttyler.edu or visit http://www.archercenter.org.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. Nearly 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.


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