UAFS Student, Cancer Survivor, Receives Scholarship
Jacob Keys was only in the second grade when, in the summer of 2007, he began to feel lethargic and lost his appetite – symptoms that culminated in a diagnosis of stage four Acute Myeloid Leukemia, a cancer with a 26 percent five-year survival rate. Ten years later, Keys is cancer-free and a student at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, but his challenges battling cancer earned him a $4,000 scholarship from the We Care Foundation to help him with his studies at UAFS.
“Night of the Iguana” to be Performed Oct. 19-21, 23-24
Students in the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s theatre department will perform a rendition of Tennessee William’s play “Night of the Iguana” Oct. 19-21 and 23-24 as part of the university’s Season of Entertainment 37.
UAFS to Host Family Weekend Oct. 27-28
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host its second annual Family Weekend Oct. 27-28 on the university campus, offering families of students an opportunity to experience the UAFS campus.
Symphonic Band to Perform Concert Oct. 4
The Symphonic Band at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will hold a concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 as part of the university’s Season of Entertainment 36.
Driscoll Discovers Passion for Politics through Gosack Gift
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student Keimi Driscoll of Fort Smith never saw herself working in politics. But after spending a summer interning for the National Conference of State Legislatures in Washington, D.C. thanks to a grant from the bequest of late City Administrator Ray Gosack, Driscoll changed her major to political science when she returned to UAFS this fall.
UAFS Chorale Concert to “Light the Night” Oct. 10
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Department of Music will “light the night” when it presents a choral concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 as part of the university’s Season of Entertainment 37.
“Lollapalooza on the Green” to be Held Sept. 30 at UAFS
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, in partnership with the Shane Bailey Memorial Music Society, will host the “Lollapalooza on the Green” event from 1-7 p.m. Sept. 30 on the Campus Green on UAFS campus, featuring a fun afternoon of music and games for all ages.
UAFS Holding “Stuff the Bus” Drive through Sept. 21
When two tragedies struck the southwestern United States – Hurricane Harvey and, on a smaller level, the burning of Cameron High School in Oklahoma – staff members at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith saw an opportunity to help give back to the educators in those areas.
UAFS Slates Constitution Week Events
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has slated a schedule of events from Sept. 18-22 in recognition of Constitution Week, featuring lectures by UAFS professors, a constitutional quiz bowl, and a demonstration of a voting machine.
UAFS Reports Enrollment Increase
An increase in headcount, full-time equivalency and first-time entering freshmen highlighted the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s 11th day enrollment figures for the fall 2017 semester, with numbers pointing towards a foundation for future enrollment growth.

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