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Metro Homeschool Wins BEST Robotics
A fierce competition took place at the River Valley BEST robotics competition this weekend on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus, but it was Metro Homeschool who continued their run of dominance by placing first in the robot competition and BEST Award categories.
Clothing Closet at UAFS Helps Students Dress for Success
One of the best-kept secrets on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus helps university students each week dress for success.
Baha’i Club at UAFS to Celebrate Religion Oct. 21
Thanks to University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students and community members, Fort Smith will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Baha’i Faith.
“Cirque Mechanics: Pedal Punk” to Take the Stage Nov. 8
High-flying bicycle acrobatics will be on display in “Cirque Mechanics: Pedal Punk,” steampunk-inspired show that will travel to Fort Smith for a 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 performance as part of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season of Entertainment 37.
Windgate at UAFS Boasts New Paintings
A serious accident prevented a Canadian artist from exhibiting his works at Windgate Art & Design when that building opened to the public in September 2015, but this year he has made up for that in a big way.
Solar Panel Installation Classes to Take Place Oct. 21-Nov. 4 at UAFS
Local residents will have the opportunity to become certified solar panel installers after completing a three-day course offered by the University of Arkansas Fort Smith’s Center for Business and Professional Development.
UAFS Students Named Campus Ambassadors
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has selected 26 students to represent the university as campus ambassadors for the 2017-18 school year.
Joshua Gilcrease Exhibit on Display at UAFS
Artwork by a Fort Smith native is on display in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith through Nov. 30, with a reception slated for 5 p.m. Oct. 11.
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.

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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.
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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
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
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Wed, 05/03/2017
For two days last weekend, University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students assumed the roles of Fort Smith residents “ignored by history” for the annual Tales of the Crypt event held April 29-30 at Oak Cemetery in Fort Smith.
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Wed, 05/03/2017
Eileen Kradel, former vice president of compliance at Washington Regional Medical Center and member of the UAFS Board of Visitors, and Dr. Georgia Hale, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, will serve as speakers for the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. May 13.
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Tue, 05/02/2017
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s College of Health Sciences will hold pinning ceremonies for its surgical technology, dental hygiene and nursing programs in May.
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Tue, 05/02/2017
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith alumna Priscilla Tran of Fort Smith decided she wanted to pursue a career in film when, at age 18, she watched “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”
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Mon, 05/01/2017
Beginning this fall, the School of Education at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will offer students the opportunity to earn the pre-kindergarten-level, grades 3-4 endorsement online, making UAFS the first university in the state to offer the endorsement completely online.
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Fri, 04/28/2017
When Shane Hale graduated from Waldron High School, he had more than 20 scholarship offers from schools all over the country. Prestigious universities such as Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Baylor and others had offered him generous scholarships.   Instead, he chose the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. Where other schools barely interacted with him past reaching out to him to let him know he received a scholarship, he said the personal interest UAFS professors took in him influenced his decision to attend.
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Fri, 04/28/2017
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has announced the 16 best research presentations delivered at the 10th Annual Student Research Symposium.
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Thu, 04/27/2017
On April 20, girls from area public schools gathered on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus to learn how they can become leaders in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics during a leadership conference hosted by the STEM Education Center at UAFS.
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Tue, 04/25/2017
A tax seminar for certified public accountants and attorneys will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 18 at The Blue Lion at UAFS Downtown, located at 101 N. 2nd Street. The event is sponsored by Eldredge & Clark, LLP, First National Bank, and the UAFS Foundation.
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Mon, 04/24/2017
Two high school students earned prizes and a third earned recognition from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith after they placed in a high school artwork competition at the university.
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Fri, 04/21/2017

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