University of Arkansas - Fort Smith to offer Master of Education
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will soon offer educators a new way to strengthen their skills and advance their careers thanks to the launch of the university’s second graduate program. UAFS today announced it has received approval from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to offer a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree; classes are scheduled to begin in January 2020. The M.Ed. will allow licensed teachers (or those eligible for licensure) to choose between two areas of emphasis: curriculum and instruction or English.
Black Student Association to Host Open Forum
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Black Student Association is hosting a public forum titled Safe Space: Let’s Talk Race, Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the UAFS Campus Center Reynolds Room.
21 Resident Assistants named at UAFS
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has named 21 resident assistants for the upcoming school year. These RAs will support and encourage fellow students through the transition of beginning college and living on campus, as well as help students in the UAFS residence halls feel welcomed and at home.
UAFS to Host Majors Expo
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host the annual Majors Expo from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, offering students an opportunity to explore the university’s degree offerings.
UAFS Opens Lion Pride Pantry
Friday morning Dave Stevens, dean of students, pushed a cart filled to the brim with canned and boxed foods down a concrete pathway toward the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Recreation and Wellness Center. Peanut butter, canned soups, granola bars, and Cup O'Noodles overflowed the rails of the cart, ready to meet the needs of students.
UAFS to Host Territorial Arkansas: The Wild Western Frontier
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, will host a traveling exhibit titled Territorial Arkansas: The Wild Western Frontier, Sept. 4-25 at the Boreham Library. The exhibition, which tells the story of Arkansas Territory, will be open for viewing 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 
UAFS LionLaunchpad Equips STEM Freshmen with iPad
First-year students in the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) began their first year as Lions with high-tech alternatives to textbooks and No. 2 pencils. Thanks to the Lion Launch Pad initiative, 285 STEM students received a brand-new iPad Wednesday as part of a comprehensive rollout of the newly integrated devices.
Three Students Earn Scholarships Thanks to UAFS Alumni
The University of Arkansas — Fort Smith Alumni Association awarded three $1,000 scholarships through the Alumni Legacy Scholarship Endowment this year. Thanks to a growing endowment, the UAFS Foundation was able to make the awards to students related to previous graduates of the university from any era.
UAFS Volleyball Player Witnesses Olympic Qualifier
When Rachel Williams heard about an opportunity to witness a monumental moment in the sport she loved, there was no question in her mind - she had to find a way to see it firsthand. Earlier this month fans from across the world traveled to witness the first-ever U.S. women’s volleyball Olympic qualifier in Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana, Williams and her family among them.
International Students Arrive at UAFS
More than 20 new international students have arrived on campus at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith this semester hailing from the Ivory Coast, Chile, China, Japan, Vietnam, Hungary, France, South Korea, and Taiwan.