From:  Bob Morecook

   Dated:  December 14, 2019

Subject:  I may be going to Russia for a year - still serving

Hi Gang I applied for a Fulbright teaching position as a Fulbright Scholar in September and was notified today that I have passed the first milestone in having it happen.  There are a number of steps remaining though. Last year I was similarly appointed to Moldova but was not able to obtain a sabbatical from my employer Houston Community College to go at the last minute [month, really] Being selected as a Fulbright Scholar is an achievement, an opportunity, and a responsibility. I hope I get to do it. Never when I was a kid did I think that a little Army brat from Fort Benjamin Harrison would be given a great responsibility twice. First, to serve with AFVN and be one of its many newscasters over the years. And then, perhaps again to go overseas late in life and share knowledge about psychology as a science with peers and students. Perhaps I will get to serve again.

Best wishes

Bob M


    From:  David Pinto

   Dated:  December 14, 2019

Subject:  I may be going to Russia for a year - still serving

Uh, Bob, perhaps you ought to read this Wikipedia article first. 
David 

Human rights in Russia


    From:  Bob Curry

   Dated:  December 14, 2019

Subject:  I may be going to Russia for a year - still serving

Russia is interesting. I visited Moscow, Kabardino Balkaria, Nalchick, Rostov-on-Don, Mt. El rus, and then visited Kiev. In the Ukraine. (Ham radio visit) KC3VO.

Bob Morecook Receives Fulbright Scholarship to Russia

December 2019

    From:  Marc Yablonka

   Dated:  December 14, 2019

Subject:  Congratulations Bob!

Bob,

Congratulations on passing the first hurdle towards a Fulbright! Will think good thoughts for you to make it all the way!

Marc


    From:  Randy Kafka

   Dated:  December 14, 2019

Subject:  I may be going to Russia for a year - still serving

Dr Bob, 
CONGRATULATIONS!!  Even to be in he 'running' s great.  I know all of us are pulling for you. 
hang tuff, 
Randy Kafka


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    From:  Bob Morecook

   Dated:  December 15, 2019

Subject:  I may be going to Russia for a year - still serving

Thanks Ken It has not happened yet, but I am hopeful

Bob

    From:  Bob Morecook

   Dated:  December 15, 2019

Subject:  I may be going to Russia for a year - still serving

Hi Bobbie,

Thank you - I am hopeful it will work out. I am working on learning Russian and am now on disk 6 of about 18 from the Pimsleur disks for learning some basic expressions. It is slow going but I am hanging in there. Thank you for asking! Dose va donya [That's the pronunciation - not sure of the spelling!] 

Bob M

    From:  Bobbi Keith

   Dated:  December 15, 2019

Subject:  I may be going to Russia for a year - still serving

Congratulations to you Robert - and best wishes for successfully jumping thru all the steps remaining -- have you studied Russian yet - ??

    From:  Ken Kalish

   Dated:  December 15, 2019

Subject:  I may be going to Russia for a year - still serving

Congratulations, Bob.  Well earned. 
Ken

    From:  Preston Cluff

   Dated:  December 14, 2019

Subject:  I may be going to Russia for a year - still serving

Sincere good luck, Bob, and I'm sure all others wish you the same. 

Preston