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UAFS Lions Bookstore Participates in Tax-Free Weekend Aug. 5-6
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students, faculty and alumni will enjoy a break from sales taxes the weekend of Aug. 5-6 when the university will participate in Arkansas’ Tax Free Holiday.
UAFS Alum Finds Success in Computer Repair
You might guess that Cole Thornton, cofounder of the successful Gadget Grave chain of electronic repair shops, grew up as the kid who deviled his parents by taking all their devices apart and spent eight days a week with a game controller in his hand. You’d be wrong.
UAFS Foundation Director Earns Crystal Apple Award
Rodney O. Parks, senior director of major and planned gifts at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Foundation, received the Crystal Apple Award by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education in San Francisco on Monday.
Season of Entertainment 37, Season at the Blue Lion Schedules Released
Season tickets are now on sale for the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s two annual lineups of touring shows and musical performances: the 37th annual Season of Entertainment and the fifth annual Season at the Blue Lion.
UAFS Student Move-in Set for Aug. 17-19
Summer may have Fort Smith in its hot fist, but at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith the beginning of the fall semester is within sight.
UAFS Student Gains Real-Life Experience in Public Health
Aaron Underhill, seen here in front of the Arkansas Department of Health in Little Rock, is participating in a summer internship researching pediatric clients in the WIC program
UAFS Adds Fast-Track Option for Spanish Students
Beginning this fall, the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is taking another step toward increasing retention and graduation of students – an initiative outlined in its latest strategic plan – through a fast-track completion program in the Department of World Languages.
2,300 Lives Potentially Saved through UAFS Blood Drives
More than 2,300 lives were potentially saved through blood drives held on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus in the 2016-17 school year.
Serna Promoted to Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives
Dr. Edward Serna, formerly chief of staff and associate vice chancellor for external funding at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, has been promoted to chief of staff and vice chancellor for strategic initiatives, effective July 1.
Rotary Club Gives $2,000 to UAFS for Scholarships
The University Rotary Club earlier this month presented a check for $2,000 to Mary Lackie, vice chancellor for advancement at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, for scholarships.

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You might guess that Cole Thornton, cofounder of the successful Gadget Grave chain of electronic repair shops, grew up as the kid who deviled his parents by taking all their devices apart and spent eight days a week with a game controller in his hand. You’d be wrong.
Date Posted:
Thu, 07/27/2017
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students, faculty and alumni will enjoy a break from sales taxes the weekend of Aug. 5-6 when the university will participate in Arkansas’ Tax Free Holiday.
Date Posted:
Thu, 07/27/2017
Summer may have Fort Smith in its hot fist, but at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith the beginning of the fall semester is within sight.
Date Posted:
Wed, 07/26/2017
Season tickets are now on sale for the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s two annual lineups of touring shows and musical performances: the 37th annual Season of Entertainment and the fifth annual Season at the Blue Lion.
Date Posted:
Wed, 07/26/2017
Rodney O. Parks, senior director of major and planned gifts at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Foundation, received the Crystal Apple Award by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education in San Francisco on Monday.
Date Posted:
Wed, 07/26/2017
Aaron Underhill, seen here in front of the Arkansas Department of Health in Little Rock, is participating in a summer internship researching pediatric clients in the WIC program
Date Posted:
Thu, 07/13/2017
More than 2,300 lives were potentially saved through blood drives held on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus in the 2016-17 school year.
Date Posted:
Wed, 06/28/2017
Beginning this fall, the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is taking another step toward increasing retention and graduation of students – an initiative outlined in its latest strategic plan – through a fast-track completion program in the Department of World Languages.
Date Posted:
Wed, 06/28/2017
Dr. Edward Serna, formerly chief of staff and associate vice chancellor for external funding at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, has been promoted to chief of staff and vice chancellor for strategic initiatives, effective July 1.
Date Posted:
Tue, 06/27/2017
The University Rotary Club earlier this month presented a check for $2,000 to Mary Lackie, vice chancellor for advancement at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, for scholarships.
Date Posted:
Thu, 06/22/2017
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has released the Dean's List for the spring 2017 semester, according to Dr. Georgia Hale, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.
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Wed, 06/21/2017
A $157,500 grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates will help low-income students enrolled at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith continue their education when faced with financial emergencies.
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Mon, 06/19/2017
A University of Arkansas – Fort Smith marketing student is spending her summer enjoying the national pastime through an internship in northwest Arkansas.
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Wed, 06/14/2017
The Wilhauf House, a historic property in downtown Van Buren owned by the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, recently received a $600,000 grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resource Council to continue renovating the property.
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Wed, 06/14/2017
With recent changes in tuition by colleges and universities across the state, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is now the most affordable four-year university campus in Arkansas.
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Mon, 06/12/2017
The legacy of a former Fort Smith city administrator who died unexpectedly last year was celebrated at an event June 7 that presented estate gifts to the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith and the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville totaling $750,000.
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Fri, 06/09/2017
Keimi Driscoll knows it will be hard get on the career path she wants to follow, but she believes a summer in Washington, D.C., will give her the edge she needs.
Date Posted:
Fri, 06/09/2017
From mock interviews to flute lessons to regularly exercising, Miss UAFS 2017 Logan Moore of Van Buren has had a busy few months of preparation for the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant to be held June 13-17.
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Wed, 06/07/2017
Roger Young of Van Buren has worked plenty of jobs in his more than four decades of work – from a career in the armed forces to counseling – but he has found the “enjoyment of his life” in his current role as American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.
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Mon, 06/05/2017
For the third straight year, a team of University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students earned national recognition by competing against top schools from across the nation to raise awareness about the national debt.
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Tue, 05/30/2017
Dr. Elizabeth Underwood, formerly the associate vice chancellor for government and university relations at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, will be returning to her alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Asheville, to serve as the senior director of alumni relations. Her last day at UAFS is May 25.
Date Posted:
Wed, 05/24/2017
When University of Arkansas – Fort Smith graduate Hunter Delarm of Macon, Mo., began working in the Department of External Funding at UAFS to help find grants for the university, he never imagined he would end up receiving a grant that would help him in his studies.
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Wed, 05/24/2017
Thanks to a $2,500 grant through an endowment from the UAFS Foundation honoring Lucille Speakman, one University of Arkansas – Fort Smith professor will travel to Spain to study religious artwork and gain knowledge that will benefit both her and her students.
Date Posted:
Tue, 05/23/2017
Two years ago, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith received accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission to begin offering its first master’s degree in healthcare administration. Now, two years later, the first graduating class walked across the stage to receive their degrees at the university’s commencement ceremonies held last weekend.
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Fri, 05/19/2017
Sixteen camps offered this summer through the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will give local children and teenagers the opportunity for fun in the areas of music, science and engineering and athletics.
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Thu, 05/18/2017
A University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student was able to fuse his love of science fiction with his talent in three-dimensional design this semester when he conceptualized, designed and 3D-printed the base of a lightsaber as part of his studies at UAFS.
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Wed, 05/17/2017
The History Club at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will be conducting workshops throughout the summer on cemetery preservation for community members in the Fort Smith and northwest Arkansas areas.
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Tue, 05/16/2017
Two University of Arkansas – Fort Smith graduates were honored with a ceremony May 12 signaling the end of their participation in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program at UAFS and their commissioning as second lieutenants in the armed forces.
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Tue, 05/16/2017
Eileen Kradel and Dr. Georgia Hale gave differing but useful advice to graduates of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith during the university’s commencement ceremonies held May 13 in the Stubblefield Center.
Date Posted:
Sat, 05/13/2017
When most people think of memes, they think of a funny Facebook post or a viral image. But when one University of Arkansas – Fort Smith professor thinks of memes, he sees an expanding form of communication worthy of extensive research and classroom study.
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Fri, 05/12/2017
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students, alumni, registered student organizations and advisers were awarded for their hard work throughout the school year during the 14th annual NUMAs Awards ceremony held in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center.
Date Posted:
Fri, 05/12/2017
Students at Greenwood High School and Charleston High School were able to showcase the knowledge they’ve gained through concurrent credit robotics courses from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith May 8 when they programmed a robot to serve coffee from a Keurig coffee maker.
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Tue, 05/09/2017
More than 40 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith students were recognized for their academic performance when they received Academic Excellence Awards from the university.
Date Posted:
Fri, 05/05/2017
Students attending the Western Arkansas Technical Center at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith have been recognized for superior achievement in a special awards ceremony which included the announcement of Outstanding WATC Students, Director’s Honor Roll, SkillsUSA Gold Star Members and Starfish Awards.
Date Posted:
Fri, 05/05/2017
An exhibit on display through July 31 at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will feature pastel paintings by local artist Judy Howard, with a reception set for early May.
Date Posted:
Wed, 05/03/2017
A stretch of Kinkead Ave. running through the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus will be permanently closed to traffic May 15 in accordance with a decision made by the Fort Smith Board of Directors late last year.
Date Posted:
Wed, 05/03/2017

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