Jayson Toney Crowned Miss UAFS 2021
In a competition that awarded more than $20,000 in scholarships and prizes among its eight candidates, Jayson Toney claimed the crown of Miss UAFS 2021 during the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith’s scholarship competition on March 13. 
Eight Vie for the 2021 Miss UAFS Crown
A new woman will don the Miss University of Arkansas – Fort Smith crown this Saturday, as eight contestants participate in the university’s annual scholarship competition, which will take place at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 13, at the UAFS Breedlove Auditorium.
UAFS Hosts 48th Annual Conference of the Arkansas Political Science Association
The 48th Annual Conference of the Arkansas Political Science Association took place in a virtual format Thursday, Feb. 25 and Friday, Feb. 26, hosted for the first time by the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. Influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest that has caused a myriad of political, social, economic, and international disruptions, the theme for this year’s event was “An Unnatural State of Affairs: Governing in Uncertain Times.” 
UAFS Kicks Off Women's History Month Slate on March 8, International Women's Day
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has announced a slate of events honoring and celebrating Women’s History Month, kicking off on the 2021 International Day of Women, March 8, with celebrations, discussions, and presentations at the UAFS campus and through Zoom.
Heppner to Lead Cub Camp 2021
Incoming first-year students at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith will be welcomed to their UAFS experience by a new slate of 2021 Cub Camp directors, led by a familiar face – Reagan Heppner, who will serve her second term as a director this year with a staff of three assistant directors and 14 chairs. Cub Camp, the traditional welcome weekend experience for incoming UAFS students will take place Aug. 18-21, connecting new Lions to the campus, faculty, fellow students and university traditions. Entirely led by UAFS students, new Lions can create connections that will last far beyond their years at UAFS and ease their transition from high school to college. Cub Camp Registration is open now through August 6.
Lt. Gov. Griffin to Host Town Hall March 3
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host a virtual town hall with Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 3. Griffin will discuss his role as lieutenant governor as it pertains to the state government, the duties his office is responsible for, and what his priorities are in his current role. 
Francisco, McCullough Named 2021 Homecoming King and Queen
Saturday afternoon, the Lucky To Be A Lion slate of homecoming festivities at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith culminated in the crowning of students Jomar Francisco of Little Rock and Shandreka McCullough of Farmington and as 2021 Homecoming King and Queen.
McCollum awarded Nancy Murphy Chadwick Professional of Distinction Award
AnnMarie McCollum, resident director of the Lion’s Den Residence Hall at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, was recently selected as the recipient of the Nancy Murphy Chadwick Professional of Distinction Award from the Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers. The award was presented virtually Feb. 26 during the association’s annual conference.
UAFS Alumnus Provides More Than 1,000 Desks for Remote Students in Iowa
As the COVID-19 pandemic forced students and teachers to pivot to remote work, hindrances to learning were plentiful, but University of Arkansas – Fort Smith alumus Nate Evans, qho teaches Seventh grade literacy at Ankeny Community School District made it his mission to help his students success in any way possible – starting with their desks. 
2021 In-Person Commencement Schedule Announced
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will resume in-person commencement ceremonies this May at the conclusion of the spring 2021 semester. Ceremonies will be conducted over four days to honor graduates from the current semester as well as those from spring, summer, and fall of 2020 who were unable to participate in a traditional ceremony.

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