Halim Awarded Lucille Speakman Legacy Endowment Grant
On Monday, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith announced that assistant professor of chemistry Dr. Mohammad Halim will be awarded the fourth grant from the Lucille Speakman Legacy Endowment.
UAFS Partners with T.E.A.C.H. to Offer Affordable AAS Degree
Thanks to a partnership between the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith and the Teacher Education and Compensation Helps (TEACH) initiative, early childhood educators across Arkansas can earn their Associate of Applied Science degree from UAFS for as little as $77 a semester. 
Joel Stubblefield Named Honorary Alumni
Legendary chancellor Joel Stubblefield will be named an honorary alumni of UAFS during the Alumni Reunion Dinner February 29. The Alumni Advisory Council established the award in 2018 to recognize individuals who demonstrate their outstanding support of the university, showing they are Lions at heart.
Slamons Named Young Alumni Award Winner
Brittany Slamons, graduate of the class of 2009 has been awarded the 2020 Young Alumni Award. Her award will be presented at the Homecoming Alumni Reunion Dinner Feb. 29.
Larry and Judy Loux Named Dilligence to Victory Award Winners
Judy I. and Larry D. Loux, members of the Fort Smith Junior College class of 1960, have been awarded the UAFS Alumni Association's Diligence to Victory Award.
Putman named Associate Director for Strategic Communications
Chris Kelly, director of marketing and communications at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, announced today that Rachel Putman will serve as the associate director for strategic communications effective immediately.
AirEvac Lifeteam Offers UAFS Students Hands-On Experience
Monday afternoon just before sunset, a helicopter landed on the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith campus, bringing with it a valuable experience for students in the Emergency Medical Technology program.
UAFS Rises for the River Valley
For the fifth year, students, faculty and staff of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith joined with the United Way of the Fort Smith Area and the Crisis Intervention Center to host Rising in the River Valley. This annual Valentine’s Day event proclaims a local commitment to One Billion Rising’s global initiative to end sexual assault and domestic violence.
UAFS Theater to Host Fund-Raising Performance of Side Man, Feb. 16
heatre@UAFS will present a special performance of the award-winning production of “Side Man” at 7 p.m. Feb. 16, at the Alma Performing Arts Center. Proceeds from ticket sales will help enable UAFS theatre students to travel to Abilene, Texas, where they will compete at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival for Region 6, Feb. 23-28. 
UAFS Early Reading Program Earns Accolades
The early reading program of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith's bachelor of science degree in elementary education has garnered accolades this week, earning an A grade from the National Council on Teacher Quality.

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