UAFS Grad Conquers College and Cancer
On December 14, 2019, Lauren Luginbill crossed the stage in the Stubblefield Center and accepted a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. Though the 14-year childhood cancer survivor has faced more than her share of struggles, she used the strength she found through that adversity to excel in every pursuit while at UAFS.
Jones Implores Grads to Carry Lessons Forward
During the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith’s 102 commencement ceremony held Saturday, December 14, UAFS Alumnus Tony Jones encouraged graduates to carry forward the lessons learned on campus, both academic lessons and life lessons, in all they do.
UAFS Announces $1.7 Million Windgate Foundation Gifts
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith announced today that it will receive three new gifts totaling more than $1.7 million from the Windgate Foundation.
UAFS, MLK Association Announce January Events.
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has announced a slate of events January 17-24 sponsored by the UAFS American Democracy Project and the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Association celebrating the legendary civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Kannan earns Second, Third Fulbright Award
For many university professors, the idea of receiving one Fulbright award would be a dream come true. For Dr. Ragupathy Kannan, professor of biology at UAFS, that dream has now come true three times.
Lay Finds Purpose at UAFS, Lands Dream Career With Sigma Nu
As a high school sophomore weighing his options, Michael Lay had no intention of graduating college, a feat neither of his parents had yet completed. But thanks to a campus tour through the Upward Bound program, Lay fell in love with UAFS and began charting a course toward his future. 
School of Education Earns $1.8 Million Grant
The UAFS School of Education has earned a $1.8 million grant from the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education that will allow the university’s early childhood education (ECE) program to increase its free professional development offerings to Arkansas early childhood educators.
UAFS Undergrads Present Biomedical Research
Two undergraduate students from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith were honored with presenting their research at the 2019 conference of the Arkansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Oct. 26-27 at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Harmeet Kaur Chohan and Jeremiah Smith presented their findings to more than 400 students and faculty assembled at the conference.
Theatre@UAFS Claims 14 Awards at Festival
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith theatre program earned a wealth of accolades at the Arkansas State Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival earlier this month. Held at the University of the Ozarks Seay Theatre, the Theatre@UAFS company and crew for the shows "Side Man" and "Ghost Sonata" took home a whopping 14 awards, including excellence awards in virtually every facet of production and a half-dozen individual actor awards. 
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