UAFS Employees Recognized for Years of Service
Thirty-six University of Arkansas Fort Smith employees were honored for their years of service to the university at a bi-annual staff meeting Feb. 28.
Elizabeth Spencer Crowned Miss UAFS 2018
In a competitive pageant that awarded more than $18,000 in scholarships to winners among its 13 contestants, it was Elizabeth Spencer of Fort Smith who took the crown of Miss UAFS 2018 at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith’s scholarship pageant Feb. 24.
UAFS Grad Realizes Passion for Electronics
It was never enough for Jared Dunning to simply know that electronics worked. He had to know how they worked as well.
Battle of the Bands Slated for March 1 at UAFS
The annual Battle of the Bands at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will take place at 6 p.m. March 1 in the Breedlove Auditorium, located at 5120 Grand Ave. on the UAFS campus.
UAFS to Increase Opportunities for Students through On-Site Classes
A UAFS program that educates Fort Smith high school students in robot automation and cyber systems is moving, and next year the courses will be taught on-site at ABB and ArcBest.
Donation a Capstone to a Lifetime of Giving
A generous heart, a modest lifestyle and a storybook romance led to a $100,000 donation to the University of Arkansas Fort Smith to help working students.
Stone, Anderson Crowned UAFS Homecoming King and Queen
A week of homecoming festivities at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith culminated in the crowning of students Steven Stone of Lamar and Ashley Anderson of Rogers as 2018 Homecoming King and Queen.
Underwood Learning Leadership as Cub Camp Director at UAFS
Tradition is important to Kaley Underwood. It’s part of the reason she decided to attend the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, following in the footsteps of her father and aunt, both of whom attended the university when it was Westark Community College. But Underwood isn’t only continuing traditions in her own family. She’s also helping continue traditions at UAFS by serving as the director of Cub Camp for 2018, a three-day camp for incoming UAFS freshmen hosted by upperclassmen that helps ease the transition from high school to college.
UAFS Chorale to Perform Concert Feb. 27
The Department of Music at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith will present a choral spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Smith, located at 116 North 12th St.
Robertson, UAFS Grow Local Economy through FEC
For Dave Robertson, there’s two ways of looking at economic development. “One is bringing in new business, but the other aspect of it is supporting existing businesses,” Robertson said. “Eighty to ninety percent of all US businesses are considered a family business. When you realize how significant that number is, and you look at the challenges that they face that are kind of unique, you can see where there’s an opportunity to support them and keep them strong.” Helping local family businesses address those challenges was a major reason Robertson took over as director of the Family Enterprise Center at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith nine years ago, a program that grows the economy of the greater Fort Smith region by helping local family businesses.