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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.
UAFS Student Interns with FBI
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).
Robert Pruitt Exhibit on Display at UAFS through Oct. 13
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.
2017-18 CLC Class Announced at UAFS
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.
UAFS Graduate Heads to Alaska to Teach
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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Eight University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students were crowned to the university’s Homecoming Court, but it was Nina Echelle and Brent Goff, both of Stigler, Okla., who won Homecoming King and Queen.
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Tue, 02/28/2017
When AnnMarie McCollum toured the University of Arkansas Fort Smith as a Mulberry High School student, she came to several realizations. After those realizations led her to attend UAFS, she has done more through numerous opportunities for involvement on campus.
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Mon, 02/27/2017
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith honored 46 employees at a bi-annual staff meeting Feb. 22 for their years of service at UAFS, including one employee honored for 40 years of employment with the institution.
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Fri, 02/24/2017
The 13th annual Battle of the Bands will take place at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith at 7 p.m. March 2 in the Breedlove Auditorium, offering local bands an opportunity to play for the community and win prizes.
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Fri, 02/24/2017
Those interested in earning licensure to become a commercial pilot of unmanned aircraft – also known as drones – will have the opportunity next month through a condensed noncredit course at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, the first of what the university plans to be many future course offerings in the unmanned aircraft arena.
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Wed, 02/22/2017
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith employees and students took home 37 awards for excellence in marketing and graphic design during the American Advertising Federation local chapter’s 2017 ADDY Awards held Feb. 19.
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Wed, 02/22/2017
Dr. Kristin Tardif, assistant professor of organizational leadership at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, shared her extensive knowledge in the field of leadership when she served as the keynote speaker for a conference in India earlier this month.
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Tue, 02/21/2017
Members of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus community were able to give unique and thoughtful gifts to their valentines this year thanks to students from the university's Applause literary magazine.
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Tue, 02/21/2017
Eighteen University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students from western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma will compete for the Miss UAFS crown at the university’s annual scholarship pageant, an event highlighted by an appearance from Miss America winner Savvy Shields.
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Mon, 02/20/2017
While 18 contestants will compete for the title of Miss UAFS at the scholarship pageant March 11, 25 children will enjoy the title of royalty when they participate in the Princess/Prince Program during the pageant.
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Mon, 02/20/2017
Research conducted by two University of Arkansas – Fort Smith alumni and one student was on display at the Arkansas statehouse during the 2017 STEM Posters at the Capitol event held Feb. 15 in Little Rock.
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Fri, 02/17/2017
A series of lectures by University of Arkansas – Fort Smith faculty members are slated for the spring semester surrounding the book chosen for this year’s ReadThis!, a community read program sponsored by the university.
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Fri, 02/10/2017
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has released the list of students receiving degrees and certificates during the fall 2016 semester and the second summer term ending in August.
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Thu, 02/09/2017
A renowned female troupe performing comedic music will travel to Fort Smith for a 7:30 p.m. March 3 concert as part of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season at The Blue Lion.
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Thu, 02/09/2017
“42nd Street,” a musical adaptation of the best-selling novel by Bradford Ropes, will be performed in downtown Fort Smith at 7:30 p.m. March 1 as part of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season of Entertainment 36.
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Wed, 02/08/2017
When tragedy struck Carolyn Holzman last year, she struggled to cope with losing her son, Scott. The pain of his loss remained with her – even today, she struggles to hold back tears when she speaks of him. But she was able to find some peace in his loss through an endowment established in Scott’s name at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith that reflects his best qualities: loyalty, selflessness, and hard work.
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Tue, 02/07/2017
Graduate Brianne Smith wasn’t sure what her topic of research would be for the Honors International Studies Program at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith until her husband, then her fiancé, received a phone call her junior year.
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Fri, 02/03/2017
When Jeffrey Taylor and his father Ralph began traveling to barbecue competitions across the southern United States, cooking was nothing more than a hobby. Now, nearly nine years after opening Ralph’s Pink Flamingo BBQ – now a mainstay restaurant in Fort Smith – and mere months after opening a second eatery in the city, the duo’s culinary foray has become a “hobby gone wild.”
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Fri, 02/03/2017
David Harris of Cabot was a sophomore studying international business at a neighboring university when he woke up one morning with a revelation. “I realized that I absolutely hated what I was doing and I didn’t want to do that for the rest of my life,” he said. “And I realized I’d rather make less and be happy than make six figures and be miserable.” Instead, Harris decided to study theatre – a field he found much more rewarding – with the hopes of becoming “the next Martin Scorsese.” He enrolled in the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s theatre program in the spring of 2015, where he’s found plenty of opportunities to pursue his dream.
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Fri, 02/03/2017
With the fast-paced and constantly changing world that we live in, it is important for educators to adapt to the needs of their students, even if in unconventional ways. University of Arkansas – Fort Smith graduate Justin Bond of Greenwood took this idea to heart and in turn has created a classroom environment that is positively changing the lives of his students while receiving recognition from Fort Smith Schools.
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Wed, 02/01/2017
A panel discussion featuring UAFS administration and students, as well as prominent community members, will be held at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 in honor of Black History Month.
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Wed, 02/01/2017
A team from Fayetteville High School took first place in the National Science Bowl regional competition held Jan. 28 at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.
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Wed, 02/01/2017
Nationally-renowned artist Kay Healy will be displaying her artwork at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith from Feb. 1 – March 29, with a reception slated from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 2.
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Tue, 01/31/2017
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has released the Dean's List for the fall 2016 semester, according to Dr. Georgia Hale, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.
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Thu, 01/26/2017
An exhibit on display in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center on the University of Arkansas Fort Smith campus through Feb. 28 features approximately 40 photographs documenting the painting of murals by UAFS students as part of 64.6 Downtown’s The Unexpected.
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Wed, 01/25/2017
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith volleyball coach Jane Sargent was presented a citation by the Arkansas House of Representatives in recognition of her 600th win as coach of the Lady Lions volleyball team.
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Wed, 01/25/2017
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will hold its Homecoming celebrations from Feb. 20-25 after moving the event – previously held in the fall – to the spring semester.
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Tue, 01/24/2017
One of the oldest written comedies in the world – “and still one of the funniest,” according to a University of Arkansas – Fort Smith official – will be reenacted on the stage of the Breedlove Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23-25 and 27-28.
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Mon, 01/23/2017
A group of accomplished music faculty at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will treat local residents to a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 as part of the university’s Season at The Blue Lion.
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Thu, 01/19/2017
The Student Veterans Organization at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith was recently recognized as one of the top student veteran groups in the nation during the Student Veterans of America national conference earlier this month in Anaheim, Calif.
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Wed, 01/18/2017
In front of a capacity crowd gathered on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus, nine high school students discussed a spectrum of issues during “The Trumpet: A Fort Smith Community Forum,” the university’s celebration commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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Tue, 01/17/2017
Nine local high school students will serve as panelists for the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s annual community breakfast Jan. 16 celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
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Wed, 01/11/2017
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host screenings of the documentary “Leaving a Legacy” – which chronicles the lives, triumphs, and disappointments of six band students at Northside High School – from Jan. 19-22 on the UAFS campus.
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Tue, 01/10/2017
Holly Hope, special projects historian with the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, will serve as the guest speaker for the February Ark-Homa Chapter Meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 16. The event will be held in the Echols Conference Center on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus.
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Mon, 01/09/2017
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will host a blood drive from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 24-25 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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Thu, 01/05/2017
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith campus will be closed on Friday, Jan. 6 due to inclement weather. During a campus closure, UAFS employees do not report to work. As a result of the campus closure, the Chamber of Commerce's First Friday breakfast scheduled for tomorrow morning has also been cancelled. 
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Thu, 01/05/2017

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