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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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Recent archeological findings at the Drennen-Scott Historic Site will be the topic of discussion during a presentation at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 in room 204 of the Math-Science Building on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus.
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Wed, 10/21/2015
Sixteen schools participated in the 2015 River Valley BEST competition Oct. 17 on the University of Arkansas- Fort Smith campus, but one school swept the top award categories.
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Tue, 10/20/2015
Country Music Television (CMT) has selected the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith and Rich Mountain Community College to participate in a workforce development initiative sponsored by the network.
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Mon, 10/19/2015
A musical adaptation of one of the best novels of the 20th century will come to Fort Smith for a performance at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 as part of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season of Entertainment 35.
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Mon, 10/19/2015
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith alumnus Brock Schulte of Fort Smith has been honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Northwest Arkansas as one of the finest young professionals in northwest Arkansas.
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Fri, 10/16/2015
The Department of Music and Theatre at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host four concerts in the month of November for local residents.
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Thu, 10/15/2015
Students from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Academy of the Arts will perform “Winnie the Pooh KIDS” at 1 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at The Blue Lion at UAFS Downtown, located at 101 North 2nd St.
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Wed, 10/14/2015
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Symphonic Band will perform a concert at 7:30 Oct. 26 as part of the university’s Season of Entertainment 35.
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Wed, 10/14/2015
A successful entertainer with a career spanning more than two decades will perform in Fort Smith at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 as part of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season of Entertainment 35.
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Tue, 10/13/2015
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Campus Activities Board will host its 12th annual Haunted Union from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center.
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Mon, 10/12/2015
Data gathered by the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith’s Career Services Office shows that 85 percent of graduates from the 2013-14 school year have either found employment or are continuing their education.
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Thu, 10/08/2015
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host Flute Day from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Blue Lion at UAFS Downtown.
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Thu, 10/08/2015
Great Value Colleges recently named the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith the third-best affordable school for the RN to BSN online degree program in the United States.
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Wed, 10/07/2015
Two workforce development grants totaling more than $110,000 from the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet to the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will create career paths at the university for in-demand jobs both locally and across the state.
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Wed, 10/07/2015
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Mon, 10/05/2015
Theatre @ UAFS will perform Arthur Miller’s drama “All My Sons” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15-17 and 19-20 in the Breedlove Auditorium on the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith campus as part of the university’s Season of Entertainment 35.
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Mon, 10/05/2015
This fall, Keller’s art has returned to the UAFS campus. Two of his paintings are currently on display in Windgate Art & Design, “Our Lady of Bethpage” and “Nemesis and her Hurricane,” two round oil paintings on canvas, both painted in the late 1980s.
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Thu, 10/01/2015
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has announced the schedule for this year’s homecoming events slated to run from Oct. 19-24. Events include a pep rally, volleyball game, bonfire, parade, and tailgate.
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Thu, 10/01/2015
The Kennedy Center’s American College Theater Festival for the state of Arkansas will be held Oct. 22-25 on the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith campus, featuring productions by college theater programs from across Arkansas and Oklahoma.
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Thu, 10/01/2015
As the largest retailer in the world, Walmart selects only the best and the brightest for jobs within their company. They visit and recruit at universities across the United States, but they’re also finding qualified and prepared employees at a university just 80 miles south of Bentonville thanks to a unique relationship between the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith and a Walmart associate.
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Wed, 09/30/2015
Robert Lopez, weighted down with 80 pounds of flak jacket and an M16 rifle, raced along the wall’s edge balancing on the foot-width ledge as bullets pinged the ground, kicking up dust around him.
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Wed, 09/30/2015
More than 20 classrooms in area schools will host University of Arkansas – Fort Smith professors for the university’s second year of the Adopt-a-Professor program, an educational outreach initiative coordinated by the Education Renewal Zone at UAFS.
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Tue, 09/29/2015
A joint meeting of the Arkansas Senate and House committees on state agencies and governmental affairs will meet 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Boreham Conference Room in the Baldor Technology Center on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus. Coffee and water will be provided for the general public. For more information, contact Dr. Elizabeth Underwood at 479-788-7025.
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Mon, 09/28/2015
This year’s River Valley BEST robotics competition will take place from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Stubblefield Center on the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith campus.
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Mon, 09/28/2015
Students from the Chancellor’s Leadership Council at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, in partnership with the Sebastian County Humane Society, will help raise awareness about animal cruelty and neglect at an event held from 3-6 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Lion’s Den courtyard.
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Fri, 09/25/2015
After graduating from the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, Angie Stout was offered a position teaching English at Southside High School, the culmination of a lifelong journey to graduate college.
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Thu, 09/24/2015
A $15,000 grant from Verizon to the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will help more girls in the greater Fort Smith region learn about and pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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Thu, 09/24/2015
A conference of the Mid-South Inorganic Chemists Association will be held on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus 9:30 a.m. Oct. 3 in the Math-Science Building.
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Thu, 09/24/2015
The Department of Music and Theatre at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will present their first concert of the year at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 as part of Season of Entertainment 35.
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Wed, 09/23/2015
A nationally-renowned slam poet will headline an educators’ conference held from 8:45 a.m.-noon Oct. 15 coordinated by the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Educational Renewal Zone.
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Wed, 09/23/2015
Fourteen students in the School of Education at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith have been inducted into the Alpha Beta Omega chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education during an initiation ceremony that also recognized senior members of the society with outstanding academic performance.
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Tue, 09/22/2015
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will hold its fall 2015 Preview Day Oct. 17 in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center for those interested in attending UAFS.
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Tue, 09/22/2015
Archaic shell rings found on St. Catherines Island will be the topic of discussion during a presentation at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 in room 204 of the Math-Science Building on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus.
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Mon, 09/21/2015
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host a Career Fair from 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center.
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Mon, 09/21/2015
Thirty-five University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students were matched with a community business leader and UAFS young alumni for the second year of the UAFS alumni association’s Mentors Connections program during a kick-off event held Sept. 10 on the UAFS campus.
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Mon, 09/21/2015
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, in partnership with the We Care Foundation, will host “Light Up the Night” at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 to bring awareness to childhood cancer.
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Thu, 09/17/2015

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