Bumper Jacksons to Perform at Blue Lion Jan. 17
The Bumper Jacksons, a six-piece band showcasing an eclectic mix of folk music, will come to The Blue Lion at UAFS Downtown, located at 101 N. 2nd Street, for a performance at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17.
Miss UAFS Princess/Prince Program Accepting Applications
Registration is now open for local girls and boys who want to participate in the Princess/Prince program during the Miss UAFS Scholarship Pageant Feb. 24, offering an opportunity to meet and appear on stage with pageant contestants.
Markham to UAFS Grads: “Three F’s” Lead to Success
Most people don’t associate the letter F with college graduation, but Dr. Maria Markham did just that during her remarks Dec. 14 at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s fall commencement ceremony.
School of Education at UAFS Earns National Accreditation
The School of Education at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith was the first public university in the state to go through the accreditation process of the new accrediting agency, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
UAFS Student Gains Insight from Internship
A prestigious internship helped UAFS student Hilda Flores realize many things about herself; some of them surprised her.
Fort Smith and UAFS to Celebrate MLK in January
A slate of community events and educational sessions at the University of Arkansas –Fort Smith comprise the schedule for this year’s celebration of legendary civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Wichita Home School Wins Frontier Trails BEST
It was a “year of excellence” for the 36 competing schools at the annual Frontier Trails BEST robotics competition, but Wichita Home School emerged as the winner of both the robot competition and the BEST Award.
Bates’ Artwork on Display at UAFS through Feb. 28
An art exhibit at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will feature pen-and-ink illustrations by a Fort Smith native through Feb. 28, with a reception slated for Jan. 31.
UAFS Students Help Downtown Van Buren Thrive
Dr. Elise Riker, assistant professor of business administration at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, wanted her marketing research class to tackle projects that give students hands-on, project-based learning experiences. So when the opportunity came about for her class to research and recommend strategies to improve downtown Van Buren, Riker jumped on the opportunity.
Roland Native Thrives at UAFS
Mackenzie O’Kelley has seen the impact of cancer firsthand. Many of her relatives have battled with it, some of them passing away. For this reason, the Roland, Okla., native is pursuing her dream of becoming a radiation oncologist at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.

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