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March 26, 2009

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

Welcome to the Beltway Seminar Open to UT Tyler Students, Alumni

Washington, D.C. capitol building

Students and alumni from The University of Texas at Tyler have an opportunity to visit Washington, D.C. May 24 – 29, 2009 through the Welcome to the Beltway Seminar, Dr. Michael Eidenmuller, associate professor of speech communication and Archer Center campus coordinator, announced.

Welcome to the Beltway is a five-day seminar and visit to the nation’s capital hosted by the Archer Center and the D.C. Texas Exes for undergraduates, graduate students and alumni of the UT System.

Participants will learn about potential career opportunities in fields such as government, politics, business, law, communication and non-profit agencies.

Program fee is $395 per person and includes five nights of lodging, a ticket to a theater show or sporting event, sightseeing tours, several meals and lunch with young professionals living in Washington, D.C. Spaces are limited and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application deadline is Wednesday, April 15.

Welcome to the Beltway is a program based on the Hollywood Seminar concept, a program run by the LA Texas Exes to introduce undergraduates from the College of Communication at UT Austin to media industry. In May 2004, the Archer Center partnered with the UT Austin Colleges of Communication and Liberal Arts, the DC Texas Exes and the Washington Area LBJ Alumni Organization to launch the Welcome to the Beltway Seminar.

For more information, contact Eidenmuller, 903.566.7093; meidenmuller@uttyler.edu or Ashley Ward, assistant director of student success, 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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