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Quan Ho Shines on Reality TV, Artistic Career
When Quan “Jason” Ho began his studies at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith in 2013, he told friends his exceptional English skills were thanks to not only his voracious desire to learn but also his love of American television. Now Ho is the star of a Vietnamese reality television show himself. 
UAFS Announces Schedules for Season of Entertainment, Season at The Blue Lion
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has released the schedules of touring shows and musical performances for Season of Entertainment 39 and the seventh annual Season at The Blue Lion.
UAFS To Host Advances in Business Research Symposium Nov 11, 12
The College of Business at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will host an intensive academic research event, The Advances in Business Research Symposium, Nov. 11-12, 2019, at the UAFS campus.
UAFS Hosts Summer Blood Drive
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, will host its summer blood drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, located at 800 N. 49th Street.
UAFS students explore U.S. history first hand in D.C.
For 30 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith students, the life-long dream to see the nation’s capital and explore the birthplace of the United States became a reality this summer, thanks to a condensed credit Maymester course, held through the Myles Friedman Honors Program.
UAFS Welcomes Dr. Terisa C. Riley as Chancellor
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is thrilled to welcome Terisa C. Riley, Ph.D. as its chancellor as of July 1, 2019.
Spanish Fast Track helps UAFS students succeed, save money.
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has taken another step toward increasing retention and graduation – an initiative outlined in its latest strategic plan – through a fast-track completion program in the Department of World Languages.
Corley Earns Position with Congressman Bruce Westerman, serves Arkansans
As a fifth-generation Arkansan, Booneville native Kayley Corley never imagined herself living anywhere else. But when she was awarded a prestigious John Paul Hammerschmidt Fellowship during her senior year at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, that all changed.
Katie Burgess Earns Teaching Accolades in Oklahoma
Katie Burgess, an alumna of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith class of 2017, has earned recognition as one of the top 20 novice teachers in the state of Oklahoma by the Teaching & Leading Initiative of Oklahoma (TLI).
UAFS to cohost Solar Night, Solar Panel Certification Course
Through a partnership with Energy Efficient Design & Development (EEDD) based in Van Buren, the university will offer two summer programs dedicated to informing the public about solar energy and training prospective installers.

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When Quan “Jason” Ho began his studies at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith in 2013, he told friends his exceptional English skills were thanks to not only his voracious desire to learn but also his love of American television. Now Ho is the star of a Vietnamese reality television show himself. 
Date Posted:
Wed, 07/17/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has released the schedules of touring shows and musical performances for Season of Entertainment 39 and the seventh annual Season at The Blue Lion.
Date Posted:
Sun, 07/14/2019
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, will host its summer blood drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, located at 800 N. 49th Street.
Date Posted:
Tue, 07/09/2019
The College of Business at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will host an intensive academic research event, The Advances in Business Research Symposium, Nov. 11-12, 2019, at the UAFS campus.
Date Posted:
Tue, 07/09/2019
For 30 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith students, the life-long dream to see the nation’s capital and explore the birthplace of the United States became a reality this summer, thanks to a condensed credit Maymester course, held through the Myles Friedman Honors Program.
Date Posted:
Wed, 07/03/2019
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is thrilled to welcome Terisa C. Riley, Ph.D. as its chancellor as of July 1, 2019.
Date Posted:
Mon, 07/01/2019
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has taken another step toward increasing retention and graduation – an initiative outlined in its latest strategic plan – through a fast-track completion program in the Department of World Languages.
Date Posted:
Fri, 06/21/2019
As a fifth-generation Arkansan, Booneville native Kayley Corley never imagined herself living anywhere else. But when she was awarded a prestigious John Paul Hammerschmidt Fellowship during her senior year at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, that all changed.
Date Posted:
Thu, 06/20/2019
Katie Burgess, an alumna of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith class of 2017, has earned recognition as one of the top 20 novice teachers in the state of Oklahoma by the Teaching & Leading Initiative of Oklahoma (TLI).
Date Posted:
Tue, 06/18/2019
When deciding where to go to college, high school stand-out Casey Ludolph of Pea Ridge considered numerous universities as her top choices, but when she arrived for her campus tour at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, she knew she’d found her home. What she didn’t realize was that UAFS would become where she found her voice and herself. 
Date Posted:
Mon, 06/17/2019
Through a partnership with Energy Efficient Design & Development (EEDD) based in Van Buren, the university will offer two summer programs dedicated to informing the public about solar energy and training prospective installers.
Date Posted:
Mon, 06/17/2019
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has partnered with ABB to introduce the first Youth Apprenticeship Program for advanced manufacturing in the state of Arkansas. The collaborative program was launched at the Fort Smith Area Chamber of Commerce Signing Day on May 3 when nine students from six local high schools officially joined ABB as apprentices.
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Thu, 06/13/2019
Top students from 45 academic programs at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith were given accolades for their work when they received Academic Excellence Awards from the university.
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Tue, 06/11/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has released the Dean's List for spring 2019 semester, according to Dr. Georgia Hale, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.
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Tue, 06/11/2019
Four UAFS students spent their fall semester immersed in Spanish language and Chilean culture as part of their study abroad requirement for their degrees in Spanish.
Date Posted:
Mon, 06/10/2019
UAFS junior right fielder Logan Allen has been drafted by the Major League Baseball team the Tampa Bay Rays.
Date Posted:
Wed, 06/05/2019
Students completing the innovative MathUp program at UAFS saved a total of 202 credit hours, $40,400 in tuition costs, and 51 semesters toward graduation in the first summer of the program. In 2017, MathUp saved students a total of 190 credit hours, $42,440 in tuition, and 51 semesters toward graduation. 
Date Posted:
Fri, 05/24/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Family Enterprise Center will host New York Times top-ten author Dr. Tom Deans, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, as the keynote speaker for the quarterly breakfast meeting of the Family Enterprise Center (FEC).
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Thu, 05/23/2019
Little Lions will be practicing the alphabet and learning new words when they get their hands on “N is for Numa,” a new hardback children’s book expected to top UAFS alumni book charts.
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Wed, 05/22/2019
This summer children of all ages will have the opportunity to participate in instructional camps focusing on the sports of baseball, basketball and volleyball, as well as, for the first time, cross country running, thanks to the UAFS Athletics Department
Date Posted:
Tue, 05/21/2019
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith interim chancellor Dr. Edward Serna will depart the university to assume the role of president of the University of Maine at Farmington. His last day at UAFS will be June 30, 2019.
Date Posted:
Tue, 05/21/2019
Dr. Ron W. Darbeau, dean of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and the School of Education, has been appointed to serve as the interim dean of the UAFS College of Health Sciences effective immediately.
Date Posted:
Wed, 05/15/2019
Two impactful community leaders spoke to graduates at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s 101st commencement ceremony, Saturday, May 11, 2019, urging them to fully commit to a life of continual learning and bettering their community as they embark on their next endeavors. 
Date Posted:
Sat, 05/11/2019
Of more than a thousand students who earned degrees and certificates as part of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith class of 2019, just two earned the honor of being commissioned as second lieutenants into the Arkansas Army National Guard, in addition to their degrees.
Date Posted:
Sat, 05/11/2019
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith junior Taylor Wewers has been selected as a prestigious John Paul Hammerschmidt (JPH) fellow by Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3). The fellowship will allow her to spend the summer immersed in national legislative affairs at Congressman Womack's Washington D.C. office.
Date Posted:
Mon, 05/06/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Unmanned Aerial Systems program hosted its inaugural Drone Day competition Saturday, with flight and build competitions that encouraged creative thinking in this emerging industry. Teams from Northside, Southside, Van Buren, Siloam Springs, and Future School high schools, and Ramsey Junior High School competed in the event.
Date Posted:
Sat, 05/04/2019
High-flying fun is guaranteed May 4 at the inaugural University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Drone Day, hosted by the Unmanned Aerial Systems program. The free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Stubblefield Center, located at 5402 Kinkead Ave.
Date Posted:
Fri, 05/03/2019
Two local leaders of industry and innovation will address new graduates at the 101st commencement of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Saturday, May 11. Ceremonies will take place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Stubblefield Center, located at 532 N. Waldron Rd. 
Date Posted:
Wed, 05/01/2019
On a beautiful spring day, dedicated students at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith took a break from studying for exams to get their hands dirty and create a sanctuary for the bees and butterflies of Fort Smith. 
Date Posted:
Sat, 04/27/2019
Five University of Arkansas – Fort Smith faculty members were honored for their services to the institution during the 12th Annual Faculty Appreciation Day, which took place April 12 on campus.
Date Posted:
Fri, 04/26/2019
Members of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus and regional community will soon have the opportunity to pay tribute and honor fallen soldiers before a replica of the Tomb of the Unknowns.
Date Posted:
Thu, 04/25/2019
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has announced the 18 best research presentations delivered at the 12th Annual Student Research Symposium, which took place April 12 on the UAFS campus.
Date Posted:
Tue, 04/23/2019
Saturday morning University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students rose early to give back to their community through cleaning, organizing, boxing and more at the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Fort Smith. The students’ selfless efforts were part of Lions Community Outreach Day, an annual event where students give back to their region.
Date Posted:
Mon, 04/22/2019
This Arbor Day, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host a free tree celebration at the bell tower plaza, thanks to a partnership with the Tree Campus USA Committee, and the UAFS Student Veterans Organization, Garden Club, and Green Team.
Date Posted:
Mon, 04/22/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith School of Education’s faculty, students and supporters are celebrating the work of Arkansas teachers as part of the state-wide Educator Commitment Signing Week intitiative. 
Date Posted:
Sun, 04/14/2019
The 12th Annual Student Research Symposium will take place from 2-4 p.m. Friday, April 12, on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus. Students will present in both oral and poster formats on research projects they have conducted over the school year.
Date Posted:
Tue, 04/09/2019

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