Hale Named to Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s Fast 15
Jordan Hale, director of government and community relations at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith and a UAFS alumnus, was recently recognized for his work by being named to the Fast 15, an annual list of top professionals in their twenties published by the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal.
UAFS “Success Stories” Graduate May 12
“There are between 600-800 students who will receive their degrees from this wonderful institution this spring,” said Dr. Don Bobbitt, president of the University of Arkansas System, during his address to UAFS graduates. “But to me, it’s 800 success stories.” Those stories saw their end – and the beginning of countless new success stories – at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith’s commencement ceremonies held in the Stubblefield Center May 12.
UAFS Gains Insight for UAS Program at Unmanned Conference
Robot dogs, solar-powered submarines, and drone races. University of Arkansas - Fort Smith representatives witnessed this cutting-edge unmanned technology and more during the annual Association of Unmanned Vehicles International (AUVSI) Xponential conference last week in Denver, where they connected with industry partners to strengthen their recently-approved associate degree in unmanned technology.
Students, Employees and Organizations Awarded at NUMAS
Members of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus community, from students to alumni to registered student organizations, were recognized for their contributions to the university this school year during the 15th annual NUMAS Awards ceremony held May 4 in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center.
Academic Excellence Awards Given to UAFS Students
Top students from 42 academic programs at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith were given accolades for their work when they received Academic Excellence Awards from the university.
“Azahares” to be Released at May 3 Event
The 10th anniversary of “Azahares,” the annual Spanish literary magazine published by the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, will be celebrated at a release event at 6 p.m. May 3 in room 122 of the Boreham Library on the UAFS Campus.
UAS Program Takes Flight at UAFS
The unmanned aerial systems program is taking off at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. Last spring, UAFS announced plans to begin offering courses in the field – better known as drones – that would transition into degree programs at the university that would prepare residents for jobs in the emerging technological field. Now, after receiving approval April 20 from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, UAFS will offer that program – an associate degree in unmanned aerial systems – beginning in the fall semester.
“A Grand Night for Singing” Slated for May 1
“A Grand Night for Singing,” the final show of Season of Entertainment 37 at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, will take place at 7:30 p.m. May 1 at the ArcBest Performing Arts Center at the Fort Smith Convention Center, located at 55 S. 7th St.
UAFS Faculty Awarded at Ceremony
Five University of Arkansas – Fort Smith faculty members were honored last week for their services to the institution during the Faculty Appreciation Ceremony held on campus. Recipients were Dr. Alexandra Zacharella of Fort Smith, recipient of the Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Award; Dr. Sandhya Baviskar of Fort Smith, recipient of the Lucille Speakman Master Teacher Award; Dr. Ann-Gee Lee of Fort Smith, recipient of the Excellence to the University, to the Profession, and to the Community Service Award; Jennifer Stewart of Fayetteville, recipient of the Luella M. Krehbiel Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award; and Bob Cloninger of Fort Smith, instructor of computer engineering in the Western Arkansas Technical Center, recipient of the Lori Norin Faculty Appreciation Award given by the Student Government Association.
UAFS Student Paints Three-Dimensional Crosswalk on Campus
The campus community at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Monday may have noticed something unexpected when traversing campus over the last few weeks: a three-dimensional crosswalk.

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