UAFS to Host Inaugural Day of Giving Crowdfunding Campaign, Wednesday April 28.
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Foundation is hosting a Day of Giving on Wednesday, April 28. This crowdfunding event will allow friends and members of the university community to create unique opportunities for students through seven initiatives.
UAFS Releases 2021 Edition Its Spanish Literary Magazine, Azahares
Azahares, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith's award-winning Spanish-language creative literary magazine, has been released through the College of Communication, Languages, Arts and Social Sciences
Jumpstart UAFS student to participate in statewide panel on volunteerism
It’s no wonder that a UAFS student whose volunteer activities regularly overflow her calendar would be invited to speak at the Governor’s Advisory Commission on National Service and Volunteerism;  a real surprise would be if she weren’t. Fatima Bonilla, a junior elementary education student and member of Jumpstart Arkansas at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, has been invited to participate in a panel discussion at the EngageAR office in Little Rock.
UAFS Launches New Brand
Following more than a year of research, discovery, analysis, and design, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith launched its new brand Wednesday, April 21, 2021, with a  ceremonial flag-raising and celebration on the campus green. UAFS chancellor, Dr. Terisa Riley, joined Chris Kelly, director of marketing and communications to speak to the importance of this moment in the university’s history.
UAFS Adds 3 Living and Learning Communities for First-Year Students
As the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith prepares for in-person learning in the 2021-2022 school year, it plans to offer three new Living and Learning Communities in the Lion's Den residence hall. The new LLCs will be for students planning to be business majors, students interested in developing their leadership potential, and students in the Myles Friedman Honors Program. They will join students in the university's first LLC, which is for students working toward a degree in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The STEM LLC began in the fall semester of 2019.
Future Still Bright for UAFS Performers, As Sun Sets on Season of Entertainment
As the sun sets on the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith’s Season of Entertainment just shy of its 40th year, Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus and Community Events Stacey Jones reflected on how the season started, his favorite moments, and the bright future ahead for the arts on campus, and in the city of Fort Smith. 
Jumpstart Members Serve During Americorps Week
Members of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Jumpstart Arkansas, an AmeriCorps national service program funded by EngageAR, participated in National AmeriCorps Week March 7-13 by serving the Fort Smith community through a variety of volunteer projects.  The UAFS student members were also joined by School of Education faculty in packing snack bags for the backpack program at Community Clearing House; creating and delivering flyers for Heart to Heart Pregnancy Center; and serving dinner for residents at Community Rescue Mission.
UAFS Faculty Earn Appreciation Awards
Four University of Arkansas – Fort Smith faculty members were honored for their services to the institution during the Annual Faculty Appreciation Day, which took place virtually April 9. Honorees were Rebecca Cheek of Alma, recipient of the Luella M. Krehbiel Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award; Dr. Kristin Tardif of Fort Smith, recipient of the Excellence to the University, to the Profession, and the Community Service Award; Dr. Shelli Henehan of Fort Smith, recipient of the Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Award; and Dr. Nicki Stancil, recipient of the Lucille Speakman Master Teacher Award. Each recipient received accolades at the event, a commemorative plaque, and $2,500
UAFS STEM Professors Earn $74,000 in Grants to Fund Undergraduate Research
Two professors in the college of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith have received grants totaling more than $74,000 from the Arkansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) to advance undergraduate research at the university. Dr. Souvik Banerjee, assistant professor of organic and medicinal chemistry, applied for and received a grant for $38,250 for a research proposal entitled “Tubulin Polymerization Inhibitors for the Treatment of Resistant Metastatic Mela.” Dr. Mohammad Halim, assistant professor of chemistry, received $36,341 for his research project “Structure-Guided Design of Antiviral Peptides Against SARS-CoV-2.” 
Top 10 UAFS Alumni of 2021 Announced
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Alumni Association announced the Top 10 Alumni of 2021, part of the Feb. 26 Homecoming 2021 “Lucky to Be a Lion” event slate. The honor acknowledges alumni for their contributions in their field of study, service to their community, professional accomplishments, and/or philanthropy work in support of worthy causes.