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UAFS Now Most Affordable University in Arkansas
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.
UAFS Student Benefits from First Award from Gosack Gift
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.
Gosack Estate Gifts $250,000 to UAFS, $500,000 to U of A
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.
Moore Preparing for Miss Arkansas
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.
Young Helps Students Overcome Challenges as ADA Coordinator
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.
UAFS Places in Top 10 in Up to Us
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.
Underwood to Leave UAFS for Alumni Role, Hale to Assume Duties
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.
UAFS Professor, Graduate Secure $10,000 Grant
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.
UAFS Professor to Travel to Spain through Lucille Speakman Endowment
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.
Graduates Receive First Master’s Degrees from UAFS
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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A University of Arkansas – Fort Smith professor was recently recognized by the Kentucky Historical Society for a scholarly article he authored.
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Wed, 01/04/2017
A revival of a classic Tony-Award winning musical will come to downtown Fort Smith for a show at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 as part of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season of Entertainment 36.
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Tue, 01/03/2017
The Fort Smith community will come together to celebrate the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. during a series of events held in mid-January.
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Wed, 12/21/2016
Two University of Arkansas Fort Smith students were honored with a ceremony signaling the end of their participation in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program at UAFS and their commissioning as second lieutenants in the Army Reserves.
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Mon, 12/19/2016
Surrounded by a capacity crowd gathered in the Stubblefield Center for the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s commencement ceremony Dec. 15, ArcBest CEO Judy McReynolds reflected on her own educational journey as a first-generation college graduate before advising graduates to make the most of the knowledge gained from their college education.
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Fri, 12/16/2016
Pitching ideas to marketing professionals may just be another day at the office for some professionals, but for 29 University of Arkansas Fort Smith students, it was the culmination of a semester-long class project in one of their business courses.
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Thu, 12/15/2016
The monthly meeting of the Ark-Homa Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society and the Oklahoma Anthropological Society will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 in the Latture Conference Center at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.
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Fri, 12/09/2016
Metro Homeschool of Blue Springs, Mo., was the overall winner of the 38-team Frontier Trails BEST regional robotics competition hosted by the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.
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Fri, 12/09/2016
William Hutson of Cowlington, Okla., received a three-year Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty scholarship totaling $45,900 through the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Reserve Officers' Training Corps program (ROTC).
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Wed, 12/07/2016
An exhibit by an acclaimed local artist will be at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith through Jan. 27. “Nunca Pasa Nada,” an exhibit by Bethany Springer, will be on display in the gallery of Windgate Art & Design, the university’s state-of-the-art visual arts facility located at 535 N. Waldron Road.
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Tue, 12/06/2016
After losing her brother a month before school started, Katalina Hurt of Gentry began to reconsider her decision to attend college at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. But after participating in a unique program in the College of Business, she blossomed into a leader at the university.
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Tue, 12/06/2016
Dumpster diving and traveling to yard sales and auctions may not be the most glamorous way to get through college while raising a daughter, but Angie Meyer did it nonetheless.
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Mon, 12/05/2016
For University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student Lydia Bush, Spanish is more than just a language. It allowed her to embrace a new perspective, understand the importance of diversity, and change the world – all of which she is doing during her five-month stay in Temuco, Chile.
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Mon, 12/05/2016
The awards ceremony for the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will take place at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, with Dr. Jennifer Thomas serving as the keynote speaker.
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Fri, 12/02/2016
When Trang Ha moved to Fort Smith in 2012, she felt lost and alone. Completely blind and in a foreign country, Ha was surrounded by people speaking a language she didn’t understand. Four years later, Ha has found a home at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith as she enters her second year at the university, where she boasts a 4.0 grand point average thanks to a strong work ethic and a caring campus community.
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Thu, 12/01/2016
David Cooksey, a student veteran at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, faced a challenge when his van broke down, depriving him of transportation to commute to school when he starts classes this spring. Thanks to the Veterans Villages of America, Cooksey’s transportation problem has been solved.
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Thu, 12/01/2016
Thirty-eight teams will compete at the Frontier Trails BEST regional robotics competition held Dec. 2-3 at the Fort Smith Convention Center located at 55 South 7th Street.
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Mon, 11/28/2016
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Campus Activity Board recently won two awards from the National Association of Campus Activities for events it coordinated on campus.
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Tue, 11/22/2016
A documentary by a local artist on trees of Arkansas will be shown at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith at 6 p.m. Dec. 6, with a book signing and reception to be held after.
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Tue, 11/22/2016
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith recently received the Military Friendly School designation for 2017 from Victory Media, publisher of the G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines.
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Mon, 11/21/2016
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will bring holiday cheer to Fort Smith when the acclaimed musical group Mannheim Steamroller travels to the city for a matinee concert Dec. 13 as part of the university’s Season of Entertainment 36.
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Fri, 11/18/2016
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.
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Thu, 11/17/2016
Judy McReynolds, chairman, president and chief executive officer of ArcBest Corporation, will serve as the guest speaker for the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s commencement ceremony held at 7 p.m. Dec. 15.
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Thu, 11/17/2016
A $200,000 grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation to the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will help to graduate students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, fields which have high job demand both locally and nationally.
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Wed, 11/16/2016
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will host a blood drive from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 29-30 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, with donors receiving a free T-shirt and a free health screening.
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Mon, 11/14/2016
Kim DeBar of Greenwood grew up dreaming of following in her father’s – and grandfather’s – footsteps.  Her grandfather served in the Army and was buried at the Fort Smith National Historic Site. Her father had forged a career in the military, retiring from the Navy as a senior chief petty officer and earning entry into the Chief’s Mess, a name given to a fraternity exclusive for master chief, senior chief, and chief petty officers in the Navy.
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Fri, 11/11/2016
When University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student Aaron Dickson suffered second-degree burns during an accident early in the semester, he faced a financial challenge. Having prided himself on paying for his tuition out of pocket, he found himself struggling to make his tuition payments in lieu of medical bills.
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Thu, 11/10/2016
Two events on the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith campus held in late November will kick off the university’s holiday celebrations as part of the university’s Season of Entertainment 36.
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Tue, 11/08/2016
Four University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students had the opportunity to meet with Rep. Steve Womack as part of a national collegiate competition to raise awareness about the national debt.
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Tue, 11/08/2016
Two graduates from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s School of Education were recognized by the Arkansas Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts as exceptional educators in the state.
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Mon, 11/07/2016
Dr. Margaret Tanner of Fort Smith, associate provost and director of graduate studies at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, received the KPMG Mentoring Award from the Gender Issues and Worklife Balance Section of the American Accounting Association.
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Fri, 11/04/2016
Kenneth Lee Davis, an Emmy Award-winning designer and University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student, is showcasing his artwork at an exhibit at UAFS through Jan. 3, with a reception scheduled for 5-6 p.m. Nov. 9.
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Fri, 11/04/2016
The monthly meeting of the Ark-Homa Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society and the Oklahoma Anthropological Society will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Echols Conference Center at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.
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Thu, 11/03/2016
A University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Chancellor’s Leadership Council student earned a national award that is the result of years of hard work that began at the age of six.
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Thu, 11/03/2016
Many cadets in the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) experienced a day of firsts when they participated in an exciting training opportunity.
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Thu, 11/03/2016
The theatre program at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith notched eight awards from the state’s Kennedy College American Theater Festival hosted on UAFS campus Oct. 27-30.
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Wed, 11/02/2016

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