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“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.
UAFS Alumna Starts Social Media Business
After graduating from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith this spring, Tulsa House was looking for an opportunity to utilize her media communications degree and experience while helping local businesses grow and flourish. She also wanted to have the freedom to make her own executive decisions. So House did something that allowed her to combine all three of these interests – she started her own business.

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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.
Date Posted:
Wed, 09/20/2017
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.
Date Posted:
Tue, 09/19/2017
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.
Date Posted:
Fri, 09/15/2017
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.
Date Posted:
Fri, 09/15/2017
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.
Date Posted:
Wed, 09/13/2017
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.
Date Posted:
Tue, 09/12/2017
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.
Date Posted:
Mon, 09/11/2017
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.
Date Posted:
Mon, 09/11/2017
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.
Date Posted:
Fri, 09/08/2017
Danielle Emery loves a challenge. It’s what motivates her in her studies at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, but it’s also what motivated her to apply for and gain acceptance to a competitive summer internship with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Date Posted:
Thu, 09/07/2017
After graduating from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith this spring, Tulsa House was looking for an opportunity to utilize her media communications degree and experience while helping local businesses grow and flourish. She also wanted to have the freedom to make her own executive decisions. So House did something that allowed her to combine all three of these interests – she started her own business.
Date Posted:
Thu, 09/07/2017
Seventeen drawings by a nationally-recognized and award-winning artist are on display at Windgate Art & Design at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith through Oct. 13, with a reception slated for 5-8 p.m. Sept. 19.
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Tue, 09/05/2017
Twelve students will participate in the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Chancellor’s Leadership Council scholarship program during the 2017-18 school year, a highly competitive program for students demonstrating leadership capabilities and strong academic performance.
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Fri, 09/01/2017
Fittingly, it was Tyler William’s high school English teacher who showed Williams the impact he could have as an educator. “Growing up in a poor rural school district, he invested heavily in every student,” Williams said. “He believed in every one of us, no matter how much resistance he met. That was truly an inspiration, and I wanted to be that for someone else.” Now, after graduating from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith this spring, the Hartford native will have the opportunity to do just that after earning a teaching position in Newtok, Alaska, where he will teach math to Yupik, which are indigenous Alaskan natives.
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Thu, 08/31/2017
A pop musician best known for his hit song featured in “Rocky IV” and a prominent local musician will treat Fort Smith residents to a concert at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 as part of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season at The Blue Lion.
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Tue, 08/29/2017
A University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student has received a prestigious and competitive nursing scholarship from Travel Nurse Across America.
Date Posted:
Tue, 08/29/2017
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will hold its annual Majors Expo from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, offering students an opportunity to choose from the university’s more than 60 baccalaureate degree offerings.
Date Posted:
Mon, 08/28/2017
Nine new resident assistants will join a team of 11 returning RAs and the rest of the housing crew at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith for the 2017-18 academic school year.
Date Posted:
Mon, 08/28/2017
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host a Music Faculty Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at The Blue Lion at UAFS Downtown, located at 101 N. 2nd Street.
Date Posted:
Fri, 08/18/2017
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has released the list of students receiving degrees and certificates during the spring 2017 semester and the first summer term ending in July.
Date Posted:
Thu, 08/17/2017
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s annual exhibit featuring photographs taken during the Sept. 11 attacks will be on display this year from Sept. 5-12 in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, located at 800 N. 49th Street.
Date Posted:
Wed, 08/16/2017
The University of Arkansas Fort Smith’s first blood drive of the new school year will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 12-13 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, with donors receiving a “Win from Within” T-shirt.
Date Posted:
Tue, 08/15/2017
A musician considered “the most respected living U.S. jazz instrumentalist” will bring his quartet to Fort Smith to kick off Season of Entertainment 37 at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7.
Date Posted:
Mon, 08/14/2017
UAFS alumnus Jesus Sedeno-Gutierrez recently returned from his summer trip, aptly named “34 Days Around the World.” While abroad, Sedeno-Gutierrez visited six countries: Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Spain, Germany, and Scotland.
Date Posted:
Thu, 08/10/2017
Kayley Corley learned plenty during her summer spent working for Congressman Steve Womack in Washington, D.C., but the most important lesson she learned was a simple one.
Date Posted:
Tue, 08/08/2017
A local photographer and documentarian is showcasing her photography at an exhibit at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith through Sept. 29, with a reception slated from 5-6 p.m. Aug. 30.
Date Posted:
Thu, 08/03/2017
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.
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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

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