UAFS Utilizes Automatic Lawnmower on Campus
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students returning to campus for fall classes may have noticed a surprising addition to the east side of campus.
Barber Learns Valuable Lessons as JPH Fellow
From briefings on the newly-announced space force to a meeting with members of the proposed Iranian Congress, it was an exciting and eye-opening summer for Luke Barber to spend in the nation’s capital.
Right Place, Right Time: Conversation Changes Life for Non-Traditional Student
Had Amanda Norris not gotten her oil changed that day in the summer of 2014, the conversation and its ensuing revelations that led to her attending the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith might never have happened.
Fort Smith Brewing Co. Celebrates City’s Past, Looks to Future
Fort Smith Brewing Company looks to Fort Smith’s future while celebrating its past. Located in a World War II-era warehouse in Chaffee Crossing in anticipation of further area growth, the company works with small businesses to spur growth in the city, guided by a 100-year plan that seeks to return brewing to its small-town roots. The company names its beers after historical figures and occurrences in Fort Smith, and it prizes and relies on the blue-collar work ethic that has defined this community for two centuries.
Bobbitt Names Serna to Lead UAFS in Interim Chancellor Role
University of Arkansas System President Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt today announced the appointment of Edward Serna, Ed.D., as interim chancellor at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith (UAFS).
Rapleys’ Bequest Caps Lifetime of Giving to UAFS
It would not have surprised anyone to learn that Rosemary and Gene Rapley passed away within six weeks of each other; after 65 years of marriage, even when their infirmities separated them, the two were one.
Beran to Leave UAFS for South Dakota Role
Dr. Paul B. Beran, chancellor of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, will leave the university to assume the role of executive director and chief executive officer of the South Dakota Higher Education Board of Regents. His last day at UAFS is Aug. 31.
UAFS Student, Budding Entrepreneur, Participates in Prestigious Program
Stephanie Long’s father, an avid Rolling Stones fan, gave each of his children a song from the legendary band to describe them. For his daughter, he chose “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” Long begs to differ. At age 21, Long is a budding entrepreneur, director of operations for a regional frozen custard chain in Northwest Arkansas, and full-time student at UAFS.
Fall Move-In Slated for Aug. 16-18
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith students will move into campus housing 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 17, and 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 18, with help from the UAFS campus community.
UAFS to Host Town Halls July 31, Aug. 2
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host two town halls this summer – one at 6 p.m. July 31 for candidates in the Fort Smith board of directors race, and a second at noon Aug. 2 for Fort Smith mayoral candidates.

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