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Prospective students will join the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Office of Admissions next week for a virtual Den Day event. The half-day exploration event typically welcomes high school juniors from across the River Valley to campus for tours, information sessions, mock classes, discussions with college deans, and a lunch and involvement fair on the campus green. This year, however, Den Day will be offered virtually in an effort to keep students safe and involved more potential UAFS students in the events.
The Culture Network at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host a candlelight vigil at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, honoring the life of Breonna Taylor and mourning the loss of every person who has lost their life at the hands of injustice and brutality.
The annual Family Weekend at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will take place this year Oct. 30-31, featuring a variety of virtual and in-person events to encourage pride throughout the community and engage students and their families in campus traditions. 
The English, Rhetoric & Writing Department at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has released a reading list featuring faculty and staff author recommendations inspired by Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month.In line with the university's commitment to amplify diverse voices, each installment of the UAFS Book Series will feature faculty picks that educate, inform and celebrate diversity. 
Dave Robertson, director of the Family Enterprise Center (FEC) at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, has announced his plans to retire on Dec. 31, 2020. Robertson joined UAFS in this role in April of 2009, prepared by a 29-year career in various accounting and auditing positions in the Fort Smith region.

 

UAFS Admissions Takes Den Day Digital
Prospective students will join the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Office of Admissions next week for a virtual Den Day event. The half-day exploration event typically welcomes high school juniors from across the River Valley to campus for tours, information sessions, mock classes, discussions with college deans, and a lunch and involvement fair on the campus green. This year, however, Den Day will be offered virtually in an effort to keep students safe and involved more potential UAFS students in the events.
UAFS Family Weekend Slated for Oct. 30-31
The annual Family Weekend at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will take place this year Oct. 30-31, featuring a variety of virtual and in-person events to encourage pride throughout the community and engage students and their families in campus traditions. 
5K to Support Scholarships this October
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Alumni Association will host a virtual 5K race to support the UAFS Alumni Legacy Scholarship. Registration costs $25, and registrants who sign up by October 1 will receive a free t-shirt commemorating the race.  
UAFS Hosting Interactive Financial Aid Webinars for High School, College students
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Office of Financial Aid is hosting a month-long series of virtual webinars titled “Rock The FAFSA” aiming to help high school students, parents, and families understand the complexities of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid,) application and paying for college.
UAFS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has organized a month-long slate of virtual and on-campus events celebrating Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month, Sept. 15 – Oct. 15. The events, which range from traditional food tastings and salsa dancing lessons to open forum discussions and author talks, are hosted by the university’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programming subcommittee, the Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee, and the Student Activities Office (SAO).