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Fulbright scholar needs YOUR vote!

Mike Wilson (Photo courtesy Museum of Science and Industry)

Mike Wilson, a British Fulbright scholar is a finalist (out of six) at the “Month in the Museum 2” contest at the Museum of Science and Industry.

The winner will spend a month at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) to live and breathe science 24/7 for 30 days.

You can make Mike a winner! Learn about him and vote for him here.

Elio Leturia elected new Fulbright Association Chicago Chapter president

Joseph Graff from IIE, new president Elio Leturia and board member Cristina Sisson

Elio Leturia, board member of the Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association, was elected president of the chapter for the year 2011. Monica Swope, past president made the announcement during the Holiday brunch at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Elio Leturia talking to the audience after being announced as the new president of the Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association.

Leturia has been with our chapter since 2008 and is in charge of communications and media relations. A native Peruvian, Leturia got a Fulbright scholarship in 1990 and came to the U.S. to pursue a master’s in journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Three years after returning to Peru, where he was a university professor at Universidad de Lima and design director of El Comercio newspaper, Leturia relocated to Chicago hired by the Tribune Company. A journalist and a graphic designer, Leturia currently teaches in the journalism department of Columbia College Chicago.

“It’s a real honor to represent the Fulbright community,” Leturia said during the Holiday brunch.  Referring directly to the current Fulbright students he added, “I have been in your shoes and I understand your experience completely. Do your best representing your countries, share what you know and enjoy your time here.” Photos by Margo McFarland

Brunch at the museum

First row: Cristina Sisson, Megan Spillman (IIE,) Lisa Vásquez, Monica Swope, and Margo McFarland. Back row: Stephen Hill, Erika Cook, Jason Romano (U of Chicago,) Elio Leturia, Korynn Elliott (IIE) and Joseph Graff (IIE.)

No, it’s not a movie with Ben Stiller. It happened during the day.

Over 70 Fulbrighters got together to celebrate the 2010 Holidays on Saturday December 18th at the Museum of Science and Industry. A hearty and delicious brunch was shared during the last event of the year 2010.

Monica Swope, president of the Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association welcomed Fulbright students, scholars and alumni. The objective of this gathering was to celebrate the holiday season.

The event included a free visit to the museum where over 60 Christmas trees, each one corresponding to a different country, were exhibited. These trees represented the various cultures and holiday traditions and were decorated by volunteers from Chicago’s ethnic communities in an exhibit called  “Christmas around the world.” Photo courtesy of Anthony Charles Moody