Family Enterprise Center Director Robertson Set to Retire
Dave Robertson, director of the Family Enterprise Center (FEC) at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, has announced his plans to retire on Dec. 31, 2020. Robertson joined UAFS in this role in April of 2009, prepared by a 29-year career in various accounting and auditing positions in the Fort Smith region.
UAFS Launches First Crowdfunding Campaign to Benefit Lion Pride Pantry
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith launched its first digital crowd-funding effort this week in support of the Dave Stevens Lion Pride Pantry on the UAFS Campus. The university’s goal is to engage potential donors in new ways, through a month-long fundraising campaign to help combat food insecurity.
Writing Center Funded by $2.25M Grant Opens Oct. 15
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host a grand opening celebration for the UAFS Writing Center this Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. The Writing Center, which will support student learning by connecting faculty and tutors with students who wish to improve their writing, editing, and research, is located in the fully renovated west wing of the Old Gym at 5004 Kinkead Ave.
UAFS Touts $142M Economic Impact in Sebastian County, says Independent Study
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is a substantial academic and economic powerhouse in its region, supporting an estimated $142.7 million economic impact to Sebastian County in 2019, according to an independent study released today. 
UAFS to Begin COVID-19 Testing on Campus
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Powell Student Health Center will begin COVID-19 testing on campus Tuesday, October 6, after receiving an Abbott Testing Machine and testing kits from the Arkansas Department of Health this week. 
UAFS Grad Aims to Cure Cancer Through Cell Research
Andrea Edwards, a 2013 UAFS graduate of the Chancellor's Leadership Class from White Hall, Ark., is working doctorate in the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where she is researching ways cells repair themselves and regenerate, with hopes to one day cure childhood cancer.
5K to Support Scholarships this October
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Alumni Association will host a virtual 5K race to support the UAFS Alumni Legacy Scholarship. Registration costs $25, and registrants who sign up by October 1 will receive a free t-shirt commemorating the race.  
UAFS Hosting Interactive Financial Aid Webinars for High School, College students
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Office of Financial Aid is hosting a month-long series of virtual webinars titled “Rock The FAFSA” aiming to help high school students, parents, and families understand the complexities of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid,) application and paying for college.
JumpStart Arkansas volunteers from UAFS Honor 9/11 Day Through Service
This month members of the UAFS Jumpstart Arkansas AmeriCorps program joined groups across the country to perform patriotic acts of service in honor of the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.
UAFS Staff Members Turney, Brown, Earn Speakman Awards
The University Staff Council at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, presented Lucille Speakman Excellence Awards to Shanna Turney of Fort Smith and Melissa Brown of Van Buren during the university's semiannual all-staff meeting.