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Tax Seminar to be held at The Blue Lion May 18
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.
Winners of High School Art Competition Announced at UAFS
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.
“One-Act Showcase” to be Performed April 27-29
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.
Five UAFS Faculty Members Earn Awards
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.
May 2 will be “A Grand Night for Singing” at UAFS
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.
UAFS Education Students Recognized by KDP
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.
UAFS WATC Students Win Awards at SkillsUSA Championships
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.
UAFS Student Places Fourth in Regional Robotics Competition
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.
UAFS Students Win Awards at Radiography Conference
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.
UAFS Theatre Program Wins State and Regional Awards
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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Artworks depicting rural landscapes by a local award-winning artist are on display at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith through Aug. 31, with a reception to be held at 5 p.m. July 27.
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Wed, 07/06/2016
Eighty-six students at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith have been chosen for leadership roles in the 13th annual Cub Camp to be held Aug. 18-20.
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Tue, 07/05/2016
Season tickets are now on sale for the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s two annual lineups of touring shows and musical performances: the 36th annual Season of Entertainment and the fourth annual Season at The Blue Lion.
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Mon, 07/04/2016
A hush falls over the crowd as they prepare to hear the name of this year’s Miss UAFS. The emcee calls out, “Katie Brown,” and her face lights up as she makes her way across the stage to be crowned, tears streaming down her face. While Brown won the title of Miss UAFS during the university’s scholarship pageant in March, her journey as a pageant contestant is far from over. This summer, she will compete against several other young women for the title of Miss Arkansas at the state’s pageant July 3-9, and has been preparing for the competition for the last three months.
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Tue, 06/28/2016
Arely Hernandez set down the car – which she and a group of students constructed from miscellaneous items like rubber bands, CDs, and a mousetrap -- on the carpet of the Math-Science Building at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. The group of onlookers watched as she pulled the hammer back on the mousetrap then let go, watching as the car passed tape on the carpet marking previous cars’ distances. As the onlookers burst into applause, Hernandez couldn’t help but smile. She may only be in 6th grade, but organizers of the UAFS-Verizon STEM Camp for Girls held June 20-24 hope the camp will show her – along with the other 29 camp participants – that careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics are not just for boys.
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Tue, 06/28/2016
Nine University of Arkansas – Fort Smith spring graduates who earned Certificates of Distinction in Professional Development from UAFS upon graduation have found jobs at companies in Arkansas and beyond.
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Thu, 06/23/2016
When University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student Remington Pate looked at a list of the top 10 companies in the nation for internships, Quicken Loans ranked fourth. Now, after earning an internship with the company, Pate is working to make that ranking even higher.
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Wed, 06/22/2016
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has released the Dean's List for the spring 2016 semester, according to Dr. Georgia Hale, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.
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Wed, 06/22/2016
Dr. Susan Simkowski, associate professor of communication at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, was recently selected as a reader for the College Board’s Advanced Placement examination in research this month.
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Wed, 06/15/2016
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith and the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education have signed an agreement to collaboratively pursue research efforts, marking the beginning of a broader partnership between the schools.
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Mon, 06/13/2016
The ninth edition of “Azahares,” the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith’s annual Spanish literary magazine, is now available.
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Thu, 06/02/2016
The University of Arkansas Fort Smith has received a $250,000 grant from the Arkansas Natural Culture Resource Council to continue renovations on a historic property in downtown Van Buren.
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Wed, 05/25/2016
The History Club at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is offering cemetery restoration workshops throughout the summer at cemeteries in the River Valley and northwest Arkansas, for those interested in restoring tombstones at their local cemeteries.
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Tue, 05/24/2016
Two University of Arkansas – Fort Smith nursing students were recognized during an end-of-semester awards ceremony for the university’s College of Health Sciences.
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Tue, 05/24/2016
Hunter Comer, Dakston Drennan and Zane Harrison initially enrolled in classes at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Western Arkansas Technical Center to earn concurrent credit through courses that piqued their interest.
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Mon, 05/23/2016
After earning all his class credits required to graduate from Mountainburg High School by his junior year, Hunter Comer decided to enroll in the Western Arkansas Technical Center at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.
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Mon, 05/23/2016
Growing up, Dakston Drennan of Greenwood bonded with his grandfather through cars. He watched his grandfather work on them and traveled to car shows, where he would learn about the inner workings of vehicles.
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Mon, 05/23/2016
Zane Harrison of Van Buren always loved reading stories. And although he loved to create stories himself, putting words to a page always felt awkward.
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Mon, 05/23/2016
Parents at UAFS, a registered student organization at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, presented a check for $550 to the Children’s Emergency Shelter following fundraisers held on campus.
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Fri, 05/20/2016
Among a forest of easels in Room 220 of Windgate Art & Design, University of Arkansas – Fort Smith art students add shape, color and texture to paintings-in-progress, alternating between painting and observing the set-up in the center of the room they are attempting to express: three models seated around a circular table. All students in the studio aspire to become professional artists, and they can look to one participant in the back of the classroom for an example of how to become one.
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Wed, 05/18/2016
The application deadline for enrolling in the Master of Science in Healthcare Administration program for the fall semester at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith has been set for June 15.
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Wed, 05/18/2016
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s School of Education was ranked the second-best program in Arkansas for a bachelor’s degree in the education field by ToBecomeATeacher.org.
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Tue, 05/17/2016
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, Starfish Awards, Director’s Honor Roll and SkillsUSA Gold Star Members.
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Mon, 05/16/2016
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host Economic Arkansas’ “Connecting Education to Industry” workshop for local educators from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 8.
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Mon, 05/16/2016
Amidst standing room-only crowds packed in the Stubblefield Center, Dr. Benny Gooden and Sam Sicard spoke to graduates at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s commencement ceremonies May 14. Gooden’s advice focused on the challenges graduates would face after graduation, while Sicard gave graduates advice on how to successfully face those challenges.
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Sat, 05/14/2016
Four groups of University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students presented projects and initiatives to Fort Smith community leaders gathered on the UAFS campus May 9, projects unified by a common theme: improving the Fort Smith community.
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Wed, 05/11/2016
Children and teenagers can find something to enjoy from the 23 summer camps offered by the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith through the university’s Academy of the Arts, Athletic Department and the Department of Music and Theatre.
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Wed, 05/11/2016
Forty pieces of small-scale artwork are now on display at the annual Small Works on Paper exhibit in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith through May 30.
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Wed, 05/11/2016
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has hired Nicolas Pattillo, previously an admissions and recruitment director at the University of South Carolina, to serve as director of international relations at UAFS.
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Tue, 05/10/2016
An exhibit on display until June 30 in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will feature textile artwork by hand weaver and fiber artist Jennifer Libby Fay, with a reception slated for June.
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Thu, 05/05/2016
The university's College of Business recently held its annual Professional Development Day, where students to hear from local business leaders.
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Wed, 05/04/2016
When Dr. Latisha Settlage, associate professor of accounting at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, reexamined the university’s personal finance course last year, she realized it wasn’t focusing on an issue that is a growing concern across the United States: student loan debt.
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Wed, 05/04/2016
A former U.S. Army and NASA consultant who left the field to pursue his passion in higher education was recently honored as an Outstanding Doctoral Student from a prestigious higher education administration program.
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Tue, 05/03/2016
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students, student organizations and advisers were recognized during the 13th annual NUMAs Awards ceremony held April 22 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center.
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Fri, 04/29/2016
Ten students in the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s College of Business were recognized during the college’s student awards ceremony held April 27 in the Latture Conference Center on UAFS campus.
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Fri, 04/29/2016
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith chapter of the Kappa Alpha Order presented a check for more than $2,000 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association April 28, funds the fraternity raised through a dodge ball tournament.
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Fri, 04/29/2016

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