UAFS to Host Southern Literary Festival March 30-April 1
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host the Southern Literary Festival from March 30 – April 1 on campus, an event offering workshops, readings, and master classes in a wide variety of genres to undergraduate students from colleges and universities across the region, in addition to readings from nationally-acclaimed authors that are open to the public.
Corley Excels at UAFS through Involvement
Even before Kayley Corley had chosen to attend the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, it felt like home to her.
Moore Crowned Miss UAFS 2017
In a night that featured a surprise marriage proposal and appearances by Miss America and Miss Arkansas, it was Logan Moore of Van Buren who stole the show by being crowned Miss UAFS 2017.
Symphonic Band to Perform Concert April 4
The Symphonic Band at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will hold a concert at 7:30 p.m. April 4 as part of the university’s Season of Entertainment 36.
UAFS Bands to Perform Jazz Concert April 20
Students in jazz groups at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will showcase their talents at a concert at 7:30 p.m. April 20 held in downtown Fort Smith as part of the university’s Season of Entertainment 36.
May Receives Young Alumni Award from UAFS
14 years ago, Jeremy May was working as a waiter at a local restaurant without direction in his life, when he decided he wanted to better himself by attending the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. That decision paid dividends for May. In addition to graduating from UAFS, securing employment from ArcBest Corp., and flourishing as a local entrepreneur and community member, May was recently recognized by receiving the UAFS Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Award, given for the first time this year as part of the university’s homecoming celebrations.
Bui Wins Diligence to Victory Award from UAFS
It was 1975, and Lap Bui was crammed beside his family in a fishing boat drifting in the South China Sea several miles off the coast of Vietnam. Bui’s family of eight had loaded into the boat in an effort to escape the turmoil of the Vietnam War, and was near starvation after floating aimlessly for two weeks before being rescued by an American ship. Now, 42 years later and having found a better life in America, Bui was recognized for his accomplishments as a successful businessman, involved Fort Smith community member, and loving father and husband when he received the Diligence to Victory Award by the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Alumni Association as part of the university’s homecoming festivities, an award recognizing notable UAFS alumni.
Metropolitan Museum of Art Curator to Speak at UAFS April 4
A curator with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City will come to the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith for a lecture at 5 p.m. April 4 in the theatre of Windgate Art & Design, with a reception following at 6 p.m.
UAFS Unveils Five-Year Strategic Plan
Dr. Paul B. Beran, chancellor of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, unveiled the university’s five-year strategic plan at the Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce’s First Friday Breakfast March 3, setting the direction of the university to further serve the needs of the greater Fort Smith region from 2017-2022.
UAFS Makes $301 Million Economic Impact Annually on Region, Study Finds
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has an annual economic impact of more than $300 million on the greater Fort Smith region, according to an economic impact report released by the university based on 2016 fiscal data.

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