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The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has scheduled a slate of community and educational events in January to celebrate legendary civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
An experienced fundraiser with local ties will lead the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s development efforts as the vice chancellor for university advancement and executive director of the UAFS Foundation.
At the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s commencement ceremony Dec. 13, Mayor-Elect George McGill urged UAFS graduates to “not forget the town that trained you and educated you.”
It’s not every day that a Hollywood actor joins the ranks of students at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, but in January of 2018, Logan Parks did exactly that. 
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has reached an agreement with the Arkansas National Guard to collaborate in regards to the university’s unmanned aerial systems program, a mutually beneficial partnership that will elevate the UAS program while allowing the National Guard to utilize the technology.

 

Fort Smith and UAFS to Celebrate MLK in January
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has scheduled a slate of community and educational events in January to celebrate legendary civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Mannheim Steamroller Returns to Fort Smith for Dec. 9 Concert
Next month, Fort Smith residents will be able to celebrate the holidays once again with the return of Mannheim Steamroller to Fort Smith for two concerts Dec. 9 at the ArcBest Corp. Performing Arts Center, located at 55 S. 7th St.
McGill to Serve as Fall Commencement Speaker at UAFS
George McGill, mayor-elect of Fort Smith and representative of District 78 in the Arkansas House of Representatives, will speak at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s fall commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Stubblefield Center, located at 532 N. Waldron Road.
Photographer, Professor to Speak at UAFS Nov. 27
Gerardo Jaso Nacif, a professor of the prestigious school Colegio Madrid and eco-photographer for the prominent Mexican newspaper La Jornada, will visit UAFS for a lecture at 11 a.m. Nov. 27 in the theater of Windgate Art & Design, located at 535 N. Waldron Road.
Campus Lighting, Season’s Greetings Events to be Held in November
Local residents can get in the holiday spirit this month with a lighting ceremony and a holiday concert as part of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season of Entertainment 38.