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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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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
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith faculty members were recognized for their dedication to the university, to the community, and to teaching during a Faculty Appreciation Ceremony held April 14.
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Thu, 04/20/2017
Three nights of short theatrical productions will grace the stage at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith when the university’s theatre department will perform the One-Act Showcase at 7:30 p.m. April 27-29.
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Thu, 04/20/2017
Nine students in the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s School of Education have been inducted into the Alpha Beta Omega chapter of the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society during an initiation ceremony that also recognized senior members in the organization.
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Tue, 04/18/2017
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students will take the stage for a wide selection of musical numbers during “A Grand Night for Singing,” the annual musical event held as the final show of the university’s Season of Entertainment 36.
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Tue, 04/18/2017
When University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student Justin Kazy of Van Buren traveled to the IEEE robotics competition in Denver, Colo., earlier this month, his goal was to place in the top 10. He easily surpassed that goal when he placed fourth at the competition out of 32 competing teams comprised of undergraduates from other universities in the region.
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Mon, 04/17/2017
Students in the Western Arkansas Technical Center at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith won a total of 18 medals – two of them gold medals – in the 2017 Arkansas SkillsUSA Championships.
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Mon, 04/17/2017
Radiography students at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith showcased their talents last week when they won a slew of awards during the Arkansas Society of Radiologic Technologist Conference held on the UAFS campus.
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The University of Arkansas Fort Smith’s theatre program continued its stellar run at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival this year, notching four awards at the state and one at the regional level.
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Tue, 04/11/2017
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student Kayley Corley of Booneville will have the opportunity to spend a summer in Washington, D.C. as part of a prestigious fellowship through the office of Congressman Steve Womack.
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Mon, 04/10/2017
Thirty artworks by students from area high schools are currently on display at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith through April 28 as part of a high school art competition, with winners announced at a reception from 5-6 p.m. April 19.
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Fri, 03/31/2017
A University of Arkansas – Fort Smith alumnus and postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Georgia will serve as the guest speaker for the university’s Student Research Symposium to be held from 1-4:30 p.m. April 14 on the UAFS campus.
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Wed, 03/29/2017
A blood drive will be held at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 5-6 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, giving the campus community and local residents the chance to save a life just like a UAFS student recently did.
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Tue, 03/28/2017
Earlier this month, representatives from local and statewide organizations gathered on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus to study a technology that is poised for exponential growth in the next five years.
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Tue, 03/28/2017
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student Talia Blanton chose to attend UAFS because of the numerous opportunities in the university’s graphic design program, but Blanton hadn’t expected one of those opportunities would include designing a logo for a regional athletic conference.
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Mon, 03/27/2017
An eclectic mix of Spanish prose, poetry and photography is featured in this year’s Azahares, the annual literary magazine published by the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith that is now available.
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Thu, 03/23/2017
An iconic landmark at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is receiving a facelift that began earlier this week as part of yearlong restoration efforts to the structure.
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Thu, 03/23/2017
An exhibition featuring “un” still-life paintings will be on display from April 3-May 31 at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, with a reception slated for April 6.  
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Wed, 03/22/2017
When Skyler Webster of Poteau, Okla., applied for the prestigious Chancellor’s Leadership Council Scholarship at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, she didn’t think she would receive the scholarship. Since she suffered from test anxiety, her ACT score was below the recommended score to receive the scholarship. But the CLC scholarship took more into consideration than just test scores. After two rounds of interviews with Dr. Paul B. Beran, UAFS chancellor, and other administrators, Webster was chosen to receive the scholarship, which has led to a wealth of involvement opportunities for Webster at UAFS.
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Wed, 03/22/2017
Dr. Emily Beahm, the station archeologist at the Arkansas Archeological Survey’s Winthrop Rockefeller Institute Research Station, will present on a garden initiative the WRI is currently undertaking at a presentation at 7 p.m. April 20 as part of the monthly Ark-Homa chapter meeting held at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.
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Tue, 03/21/2017
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has hired a new director to oversee its Boreham Library. Anne Liebst, formerly the discovery and access coordinator for the Ottenheimer Library at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been named the new director of library services at UAFS. Her start date was March 13.
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Tue, 03/21/2017
A partnership between the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith and a local trucking company was recently recognized when USA Truck awarded the Commercial Driving School at UAFS as its 2016 CDL School of the Year.
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Mon, 03/20/2017
The African Students Association at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host its fifth annual African Night at 6 p.m. April 7 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center.
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Mon, 03/20/2017
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.
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Fri, 03/17/2017
Even before Kayley Corley had chosen to attend the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, it felt like home to her.
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Fri, 03/17/2017
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.
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Sat, 03/11/2017
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.
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Fri, 03/10/2017
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.
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Fri, 03/10/2017
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.
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Mon, 03/06/2017
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.
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Mon, 03/06/2017
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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Fri, 03/03/2017
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.
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Fri, 03/03/2017

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