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Dr. Ron W. Darbeau, dean of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and the School of Education, has been appointed to serve as the interim dean of the UAFS College of Health Sciences effective immediately.
Of more than a thousand students who earned degrees and certificates as part of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith class of 2019, just two earned the honor of being commissioned as second lieutenants into the Arkansas Army National Guard, in addition to their degrees.
Two impactful community leaders spoke to graduates at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s 101st commencement ceremony, Saturday, May 11, 2019, urging them to fully commit to a life of continual learning and bettering their community as they embark on their next endeavors. 
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith junior Taylor Wewers has been selected as a prestigious John Paul Hammerschmidt (JPH) fellow by Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3). The fellowship will allow her to spend the summer immersed in national legislative affairs at Congressman Womack's Washington D.C. office.
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Unmanned Aerial Systems program hosted its inaugural Drone Day competition Saturday, with flight and build competitions that encouraged creative thinking in this emerging industry. Teams from Northside, Southside, Van Buren, Siloam Springs, and Future School high schools, and Ramsey Junior High School competed in the event.

 

Drone Day to Take Flight at UAFS
High-flying fun is guaranteed May 4 at the inaugural University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Drone Day, hosted by the Unmanned Aerial Systems program. The free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Stubblefield Center, located at 5402 Kinkead Ave.
UAFS to Host Replica Tomb of the Unknown Soldier April 29, 30
Members of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus and regional community will soon have the opportunity to pay tribute and honor fallen soldiers before a replica of the Tomb of the Unknowns.
Free Trees to Celebrate Arbor Day at UAFS
This Arbor Day, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host a free tree celebration at the bell tower plaza, thanks to a partnership with the Tree Campus USA Committee, and the UAFS Student Veterans Organization, Garden Club, and Green Team.
UAFS To Host African Night April 5
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host its annual cultural event, African Night, at 6 p.m., Friday, April 5 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, located at 800 N. 49th Street.
Scottish band Skerryvore to Perform March 28
The award-winning Scottish band Skerryvore will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. March 28 as part of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season at the Blue Lion.