“New Horizons Ensemble” to Perform Nov. 3
An acoustic ensemble of award-winning musicians will perform a concert of various musical styles at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 as part of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season at the Blue Lion.
Former Costa Rican President to Speak at UAFS Symposium Nov. 3
Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera, former president of Costa Rica, will speak at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Nov. 3 as part of the university’s Spanish Teacher Symposium. 
“Carmina Burana” to be Performed Oct. 29
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith combined choirs and Symphonic Band will perform the acclaimed masterwork “Carmina Burana” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the ArcBest Performing Arts Center, located at 55 S. 7th Street.
Family Weekend Slated for Oct. 26-27 at UAFS
A talent show, chili cook-off, volleyball game and Halloween event comprise the events for this year’s Family Weekend at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, held Oct. 26-27.
UAFS Student Discover Passion through Trip to Paris
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student Hayla May of Greenwood didn’t realize she wanted to be a medievalist until she stood in front of the Chartres Cathedral in Paris. She had studied the structure throughout the spring 2018 semester as part of an Arts in Paris course, but her research did not do it justice.
Interactive Theatre to Engage Audiences Oct. 18-20, 22-23
Bob Stevenson is no stranger to the devising of nationally-recognized original theatre at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, but creating his upcoming show was like “learning to walk again.”
Spencer, Jolie Receive Speakman Staff Awards
Tammy Spencer of Poteau, Okla., assistant director of procurement and contracts, and Danielle Jolie of Fort Smith, director of academic services and academic coordinator in the College of Applied Science and Technology, were honored as outstanding employees during the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s annual staff meeting Sept. 26.
UAFS Student Receives Prestigious Artists 360 Grant
Two years ago, University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student Lynette Thrower wrote her first short story that she thought was good enough to be published, uncovering a passion for writing she didn’t know she had. This fall, after four years of study in the university’s English program, she’s received a prestigious grant from Artists 360, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance made possible through the support of the Walton Family Foundation. The opportunity will help her unlock the passion for writing in others while also telling stories of underserved populations in the area.
UAFS Announces $10.8 Million Estate Gift
Myles Friedman might have been a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but his heart always stayed in Fort Smith, the city where he grew up and began his college career. Now, Friedman’s legacy will stay in Fort Smith as well. The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith announced on Sept. 25 a $10.8 million estate gift to the university from the late engineer and former Westark Community College faculty member, the third-largest gift in the university’s history and the largest gift given to UAFS by an individual.
Political Candidates to Share Visions During Five Town Halls at UAFS
Candidates for city, county, and state elective offices will be able to share their respective visions for a better Arkansas during five town halls slated next month at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.

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