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Thompson named Miss UAFS 2019
In a competition that awarded nearly $23,000 in scholarships and prizes among its 12 candidates, Allison Thompson claimed the crown of Miss UAFS 2019, during the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith’s scholarship competition March 16.
UAFS and Fort Smith Symphony Launch Unexpected Collaboration
Students at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, had the opportunity to learn from a classically-trained and internationally-known artist, thanks to a partnership between UAFS, the Fort Smith Symphony and 64.6 Downtown. 
UAFS To Host African Night April 5
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host its annual cultural event, African Night, at 6 p.m., Friday, April 5 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, located at 800 N. 49th Street.
UAFS Professors Collect Supplies for Area Elementary School Children
A group of faculty members from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, took charge in an effort to provide assistance to young learners through donations to meet some of their basic needs. 
Scottish band Skerryvore to Perform March 28
The award-winning Scottish band Skerryvore will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. March 28 as part of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season at the Blue Lion.
“Currents” by Mayumana to be Performed March 31
“Currents” by Mayumana will electrify audiences during their performance at 7:30 p.m. March 31 at the Fort Smith Convention Center, located at 55 S. 7th St.
UAFS Student Earns Prestigious Doctoral Academy Fellowship
Peter Phan, a 22-year-old senior at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, has been awarded the Doctoral Academy Fellowship at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Phan, originally from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, will join Dr. T.K.S. Kumar, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, to conduct a joint project on snake venom proteins. The fellowship also includes a stipend of $12,000 per year for four years as well as a graduate assistantship.
UAFS Scholars Publish Textbook Chapter on STEM Inclusion
research team at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has published a textbook chapter focusing on ways to increase and enhance diversity in STEM fields.  The chapter, titled "Transforming STEM Departments for Inclusion: Creative Innovation, Challenges, Adaptation, and Sustainability at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith," can be found in the textbook: Broadening Participation in STEM: Effective Methods, Practices, and Programs. 
Local High School International Students Visit UAFS
The University of Arkansas Fort Smith hosted an International Students’ Open House last month, inviting exchange students from regional high schools to visit the UAFS campus and engage with the university’s international relations department and international students.
Miss UAFS Prince and Princess Program to Host 29 Children
Twenty-nine local children will participate in the Miss UAFS Scholarship Competition March 16 through the Princess/Prince Program, a non-competitive program allowing children ages 5-10 to take part in the festivities.

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In a competition that awarded nearly $23,000 in scholarships and prizes among its 12 candidates, Allison Thompson claimed the crown of Miss UAFS 2019, during the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith’s scholarship competition March 16.
Date Posted:
Sun, 03/17/2019
Students at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, had the opportunity to learn from a classically-trained and internationally-known artist, thanks to a partnership between UAFS, the Fort Smith Symphony and 64.6 Downtown. 
Date Posted:
Sat, 03/16/2019
A group of faculty members from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, took charge in an effort to provide assistance to young learners through donations to meet some of their basic needs. 
Date Posted:
Fri, 03/15/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host its annual cultural event, African Night, at 6 p.m., Friday, April 5 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, located at 800 N. 49th Street.
Date Posted:
Fri, 03/15/2019
The title of Miss UAFS 2019 will be up for grabs this month when 13 University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students participate in the university’s annual scholarship competition, which will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the ArcBest Performing Arts Center, in the Fort Smith Convention Center, located at 55 S. 7th St.
Date Posted:
Sat, 03/02/2019
Twenty-nine local children will participate in the Miss UAFS Scholarship Competition March 16 through the Princess/Prince Program, a non-competitive program allowing children ages 5-10 to take part in the festivities.
Date Posted:
Sat, 03/02/2019
The University of Arkansas Fort Smith hosted an International Students’ Open House last month, inviting exchange students from regional high schools to visit the UAFS campus and engage with the university’s international relations department and international students.
Date Posted:
Sat, 03/02/2019
research team at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has published a textbook chapter focusing on ways to increase and enhance diversity in STEM fields.  The chapter, titled "Transforming STEM Departments for Inclusion: Creative Innovation, Challenges, Adaptation, and Sustainability at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith," can be found in the textbook: Broadening Participation in STEM: Effective Methods, Practices, and Programs. 
Date Posted:
Sat, 03/02/2019
Peter Phan, a 22-year-old senior at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, has been awarded the Doctoral Academy Fellowship at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Phan, originally from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, will join Dr. T.K.S. Kumar, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, to conduct a joint project on snake venom proteins. The fellowship also includes a stipend of $12,000 per year for four years as well as a graduate assistantship.
Date Posted:
Sat, 03/02/2019
“Currents” by Mayumana will electrify audiences during their performance at 7:30 p.m. March 31 at the Fort Smith Convention Center, located at 55 S. 7th St.
Date Posted:
Sat, 03/02/2019
The award-winning Scottish band Skerryvore will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. March 28 as part of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season at the Blue Lion.
Date Posted:
Sat, 03/02/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith honored 39 employees Feb. 27 at the bi-annual all-staff meeting for their years of service at UAFS.
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Thu, 02/28/2019
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has launched a transformational new approach to advising with the creation of the R.O.A.R. First-Year Advising Center. The R.O.A.R. stands for Relationships, intentional Outreach, excellent Advising and the connection to appropriate Resources.
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Wed, 02/27/2019
U.S.Senator John Boozman (R-AR) recognized Lt. Col. (retired) Robert M. Horn, a Vietnam War veteran who dedicated a career to serving his country, in ‘Salute to Veterans,’ a series commemorating the military service of Arkansans.
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Mon, 02/25/2019
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith (UAFS) Gender & Intersectional Feminism (GIF) Committee is hosting a public event on domestic violence awareness and advocacy March 12-13.
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Mon, 02/25/2019
The Homecoming week festivities at UAFS culminated in the Saturday afternoon crowning of students Naythan Dyke and Mary Beth Andrews as 2018 Homecoming King and Queen.
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Sat, 02/23/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has partnered with Restore Hope and the United Way of Fort Smith Area to launch the 100 Families Initiative, a forward-thinking effort aimed at reducing the effect of Arkansas’s child welfare crisis.
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Tue, 02/19/2019
Bill Hanna, president, CEO and chairman of the board of Hanna Oil and Gas Company, will receive the inaugural Honorary Alumni Award from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Alumni Association.
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Mon, 02/18/2019
Casey Millspaugh, UPS account executive, founder of Fort Smith Popcorn Co., chairman of the Fort Smith Parks Commission and community leader, will receive the third annual Young Alumni Award from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Alumni Association, recognizing his successful career as both an executive and entrepreneur, as well as his service to the university and community.
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Mon, 02/18/2019
James “Jim” Spears, who served as Twelfth Circuit Judge from 1993 until 2016, following a lengthy career in law and a lifetime of community service, will be awarded the 9th Annual Diligence to Victory Award, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Alumni Reunion Dinner. 
Date Posted:
Mon, 02/18/2019
The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Fight Song, “Fort Smith Pride,” will have its world premiere performance during the halftime show of the UAFS men’s home basketball game at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. The men’s and women's teams will be competing against St. Mary’s that day as UAFS celebrates its 2019 Homecoming, “Lions of the Galaxy,” at the Stubblefield Center.
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Thu, 02/14/2019
This Valentine’s Day the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, along with the United Way of the Fort Smith Area and the Crisis Intervention Center, will host its fourth annual Rising in the River Valley. The event is a local commitment to One Billion Rising’s global action to end sexual assault and domestic violence. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, and will be held on Kinkead Ave., on the UAFS campus. A program will start at noon and a hot dog lunch will be provided.
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Wed, 02/13/2019
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has earned the distinction of being a 2018 Tree Campus USA®, as awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.
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Tue, 02/12/2019
In honor of Black History Month, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Black Student Association kicked off a slate events Friday, Feb. 8, at the Blue Lion at UAFS Downtown. The kickoff celebration featured talks by area leaders and artistic performances, all relating to the African American experience in Fort Smith.
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Sat, 02/09/2019
Mary Beth Andrews dedicates most of her time to smiles, preserving them as a dental hygiene student and creating them as captain of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith cheer team.
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Fri, 02/08/2019
Theatre @ UAFS will perform Shakespeare in Love, adapted for the stage by Lee Hall at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-16 and 18-19 in the Breedlove Auditorium at UAFS, as part of the Season of Entertainment 38. Tickets for the comedic drama are $6 for the general public and free to UAFS faculty, staff and students. For tickets, contact the UAFS Box Office at 479-788-7300 or http: and and tickets.uafs.edu
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Sat, 02/02/2019
The Dental Hygiene Clinic at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is hosting a Free Extraction Day from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Feb. 23, at 715 Waldron, Fort Smith, AR.
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Thu, 01/31/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has released the Dean's List for the fall 2018 semester, according to Dr. Georgia Hale, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.
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Wed, 01/30/2019
On Jan. 25, 2019, the Coordinating Board for the Arkansas Department of Higher Education approved the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith’s proposal to offer its second master’s degree program, a Master of Education (M.Ed.) with two areas of emphasis: English and curriculum and instruction.  
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Wed, 01/30/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Career Services center has been evolving alongside the university, growing with the needs of the campus community, to support career-readiness goals of its students.  Originally the Placement Department, Career Services was founded a short time after UAFS joined the University of Arkansas system in 2003, and has progressed to include the Babb Center for Student Professional Development, founded in 2015. 
Date Posted:
Wed, 01/30/2019
For Matthew Womack, an 18-year-old freshman from Poteau, Oklahoma, beginning college was a shock, but thanks to UAFS and the mentorship he received through the Chancellor’s Leadership Class, it was a shock that spurred immense growth. 
Date Posted:
Tue, 01/29/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host its first-ever Miss UAFS’s Outstanding Teen Competition at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at ArcBest Performing Arts Center, 55 S. 7thSt. in Fort Smith. This competition will be held in conjunction with the 42nd annual Miss UAFS Scholarship Competition.
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Tue, 01/29/2019
A new program announced at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will help working adults earn a bachelor’s degree in an affordable, hands-on academic environment. The Adult Degree Completion Program will provide a streamlined educational pathway for students returning to school with 30 or more credit hours to pursue either a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership or a Bachelor of General Studies. Previous college experience does not have to correspond to those areas of study. Students also have the opportunity to receive class credit for prior working experience.
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Mon, 01/28/2019
The Dental Hygiene program at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will sponsor free afterschool dental clinics Feb. 12 and March 12, 2019, for area children through the UAFS Smilz Kid’s Clinic. Preventive services offered by the clinic include a dental cleaning and exam, X-rays, fluoride treatments and sealants to prevent cavities. All dental hygiene services are provided by UAFS dental hygiene students under the supervision of UAFS dental hygiene faculty and staff.
Date Posted:
Mon, 01/28/2019
Attending the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is a vital part of Megan Sonnenmoser’s quest for mental health, and she wants her experience to help other students on campus as well.  Sonnenmoser, a 34-year-old history major from Kansas City, Mo., has battled mental health matters as long as she can remember. They impacted every aspect of her life, including her education. 
Date Posted:
Fri, 01/25/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host a kickoff event for the 2019 NEA Big Read: Fort Smith, from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, located at 800 N. 49th St.
Date Posted:
Thu, 01/24/2019

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