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.
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.