UAFS Student’s Artwork on Display at Library Exhibit
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student Claudia Lackie of Fort Smith has been drawing ever since she was a toddler. And now, as a graphic design major at UAFS, she is showcasing her artwork in a solo exhibit for the first time at the Fort Smith Public Library.
Gentlemen Trio to Perform Oct. 30 in Fort Smith
The Gentlemen Trio, a nationally-acclaimed group of tenors, will perform in Fort Smith at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 as part of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season of Entertainment 37.
UAFS Student Chosen as Finalist in LGBT Competition
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student Garrett Rogers has a vision: to help students feel a sense of inclusion, not only at UAFS but around the world. He took steps to achieve that lofty goal when he entered and was selected as one of 15 finalists across the nation for AT&T’s “Live Proud” scholarship contest, which rewards college students’ ideas for on-campus LGBT advocacy projects.
Bailey, Buchanan Win Speakman Awards at UAFS
Two University of Arkansas – Fort Smith employees were honored for their service to the university when they received Lucille Speakman Excellence Awards at the University Staff Council’s annual staff meeting Sept. 27.
Tejas Brothers to Perform at Blue Lion Oct. 24
If you’ve never heard of “Tex-Mex honky tonk,” you’re not alone. But one musical quartet has found national recognition with this unique fusion, which they will bring to Fort Smith for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 as part of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season at The Blue Lion.
Robotics Competition to be Held at UAFS Oct. 14
On Oct. 14, the floor of the Stubblefield Center will become a roadway for robots designed and constructed by students from 16 area schools when the annual River Valley BEST robotics competition is held on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus.
UAFS Announces Mentor Connections Groups
Thirty-seven University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students were matched with a community leader or business executive and UAFS young alumni for the fourth year of the UAFS Alumni Association’s Mentors Connections program.
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.

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