UAFS and Food Bank to Collect Peanut Butter during MLK Week.
In partnership with the River Valley Regional Food Bank, the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will host its second annual peanut butter donation drive in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Junior Week celebrations. 
Darbeau Appointed Lock Haven University Provost
Dr. Ron Darbeau, dean of the University of Arkansas Fort Smith College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, and interim dean of the College of Health Sciences will step down at the end of the 2020 academic year to serve as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. 
UAFS to Host National Science Foundation Grant Workshop
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will partner with the Arkansas INBRE Program to bring the National Science Foundation Grant-Writing Workshop to Fort Smith Tuesday, Jan. 14,  welcoming researchers from across the state to learn from some of the NSF’s leading experts.
Dooly graduates with career, Arkansas teachers Corps fellowship in place
UAFS student Meagan Dooly, walked across the commencement stage this December, a full semester early, with a bachelor’s degree, a career plan, and a fellowship awaiting her in the new year. Caring faculty who both supported Dooly, and empowered her to seek her true calling, helped her find her place as an educator herself.
Pate Carves Own Path
The career path of Remington Pate suggests two truths for job hunting in the 21st century: 1. Be willing to switch positions if the offer is right; and 2. Keep your LinkedIn profile current. Pate, a December 2016 graduate, has some solid experience changing jobs in the last three years.
UAFS Pioneers Jumpstart Program Offering Volunteer Opportunities, Scholarships
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith School of Education is pioneering a state-wide program that will expand student opportunities for community service, scholarship, and hands-on learning and impact the state’s youngest learners. Thanks in part to a $103,414 grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service, UAFS will be able to support nearly 40 students of any major as they volunteer with the AmeriCorps Jumpstart program, delivering innovative early learning instruction to local preschoolers with a focus on language, literacy, and social-emotional skills. In return, the program offers professional development, monetary incentives, and scholarships for those who volunteer.
Nursing Education Opens Doors to Travel for Alumnus Newton
Cody Newton, a 2016 graduate of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at UAFS, has experienced a phenomenal rise as a Registered Nurse, traveling the world and earning the title of Charge Nurse in the Emergency Department at Baptist-Fort Smith, just two years after his graduation.
UAFS Volunteers Pack Food Boxes for Students, Families
As University of Arkansas - Fort Smith students head home for the holidays, caring staff and faculty members are ensuring those in need will be food secure through the break. Nearly 60 large boxes of food,  adorned with festive papers and ribbon, were sent home with students this week, stocked to meet the needs of not only those Lions who requested a box, but their families as well. 
Two Grads Commissioned Second Lieutenants
After more than 600 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith students were honored for their academic achievements at the commencement ceremony Dec. 14, two newly commissioned second lieutenants returned to the platform to recite their military oaths of office in a ceremony acknowledging their commitment to their country as well as their education.
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.

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