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Reagan Heppner Announced as 2020 Cub Camp Director
Reagan Heppner, a 19-year-old vocal music education major at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, is a natural leader who is always seeking a new challenge, and her upcoming role as Cub Camp director will undoubtedly be one of her most rewarding challenges yet.
UAFS Police to Accept Food for Fines
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Police Department is in the giving spirit this holiday season, launching their third annual Food For Fines program this week. 
Slate of Holiday Events at UAFS Begin Nov. 25
Area residents can get in the holiday spirit this month with a slate of free, public events hosted by the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, including a campus lighting ceremony, a festive holiday concert and a meet and greet with Santa.
UAFS To Host Arkansas Scholarship Lottery and ADHE Nov. 22
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith American Democracy Project will host a town hall with the executive director of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery and the financial aid manager at the Arkansas Department of Higher Education at noon Friday, Nov. 22, in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center Reynolds Room, located at 800 N. 49th St.
Angel Tree Brings Community Need to Campus
In celebration of the holiday season, students, faculty, and staff and the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith gathered together this week to pull the first angel tags from the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree. 
Social Work Program at UAFS Earns CSWE Accreditation
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith social work program has earned initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
UAFS Earns ALL IN Award for Civic Engagement
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith earned a coveted bronze seal from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
UAFS Jazz to Perform Nov. 19
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season of Entertainment brings the Jazz Catz and Jazz Band back to the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, with selections sure to delight music lovers of all ages. 
Veteran Student finds Camaraderie, Support at UAFS
Air Force veteran Jana Aydelott-Leeper came to the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith after an intense career in the military as a weather forecaster and observer, looking to enrich her natural talents in entrepreneurship. The Roland, Oklahoma, native traveled to 28 countries while on active duty but returned home to the River Valley to earn her degree in a supportive, empowering community.
UAFS Celebrates National First-Generation Student Day
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith celebrated National First-Generation Student Day Friday, Nov. 8, alongside fellow campuses across the country.

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The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Police Department is in the giving spirit this holiday season, launching their third annual Food For Fines program this week. 
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Thu, 11/21/2019
Reagan Heppner, a 19-year-old vocal music education major at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, is a natural leader who is always seeking a new challenge, and her upcoming role as Cub Camp director will undoubtedly be one of her most rewarding challenges yet.
Date Posted:
Thu, 11/21/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith American Democracy Project will host a town hall with the executive director of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery and the financial aid manager at the Arkansas Department of Higher Education at noon Friday, Nov. 22, in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center Reynolds Room, located at 800 N. 49th St.
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Tue, 11/19/2019
Area residents can get in the holiday spirit this month with a slate of free, public events hosted by the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, including a campus lighting ceremony, a festive holiday concert and a meet and greet with Santa.
Date Posted:
Tue, 11/19/2019
In celebration of the holiday season, students, faculty, and staff and the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith gathered together this week to pull the first angel tags from the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree. 
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Sat, 11/16/2019
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith social work program has earned initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
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Fri, 11/15/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith earned a coveted bronze seal from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
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Thu, 11/14/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season of Entertainment brings the Jazz Catz and Jazz Band back to the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, with selections sure to delight music lovers of all ages. 
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Wed, 11/13/2019
Air Force veteran Jana Aydelott-Leeper came to the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith after an intense career in the military as a weather forecaster and observer, looking to enrich her natural talents in entrepreneurship. The Roland, Oklahoma, native traveled to 28 countries while on active duty but returned home to the River Valley to earn her degree in a supportive, empowering community.
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Sat, 11/09/2019
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith celebrated National First-Generation Student Day Friday, Nov. 8, alongside fellow campuses across the country.
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Fri, 11/08/2019
Jen Fry, a nationally acclaimed speaker and social justice educator, led training sessions, discussion groups, and workshops on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus Tuesday, encouraging conversation on diversity and inclusion in higher education and athletics. 
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Wed, 11/06/2019
A week from today the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Season of Entertainment will present the 2016 Tony Award winning Broadway production, The Color Purple to river valley fans, UAFS students and a special guest audience of area high school students. 
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Mon, 11/04/2019
The University of Arkansas Fort Smith Foundation’s scholarship portal Lions Share is now open to UAFS students. The Scholarship Hub and Resource Engine connects UAFS students to scholarships made possible by the generous support of private donors.
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Fri, 11/01/2019
Jake Myers came into the Master’s in Health Care Administration program at UAFS with no medical experience, but a passion for making a difference through leadership. After earning his MHCA, Myers has found a job and a calling right in his hometown.
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Tue, 10/29/2019
The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith campus has earned an esteemed accolade for its pristine landscaping and grounds management.
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Thu, 10/24/2019
Wednesday afternoon University of Arkansas Fort Smith Students in the STEM Living Learning Community convened at the Fort Smith Regional Airport to experience 3-D Laser scanning, also known as light detection and ranging technology (LiDAR,) in action.
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Fri, 10/18/2019
Wesley Hooks, technical director at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith joined hundreds of professionals from across the country in Washington D.C. this September for the National Role Models Conference, where he was honored with Minority Access Incorporated’s esteemed Mentor Role Model award.
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Tue, 10/15/2019
The UAFS Haunted Union will be held from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center.
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Tue, 10/15/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will soon provide even more academic support for its students thanks to a $2.25 million, five-year grant from the Department of Education. 
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Mon, 10/14/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Student Veterans Organization put action behind their mission to support local veterans this weekend, spending their Saturday morning installing a 12-by-16-foot greenhouse at the Buddy Smith Home in Fort Smith.
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Sat, 10/12/2019
At the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, administrators, student groups, and community leaders are working together to provide meals for students in a pilot program that brings Fort Smith’s Sack Lunch Program to campus. 
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Fri, 10/11/2019
Students at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will partner with First National Bank of Fort Smith this week to work a seemingly unsolvable problem for the second year – How to fix the national debt. During the interactive workshop, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, students of the UAFS College of Business will learn from experts how the federal budget and national debt work
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Tue, 10/08/2019
A familiar face has returned to the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Lions Athletics Department, helping tell the story of UAFS’s student-athletes. Dusan Stojanovic took over as the UAFS sports information director this fall, returning to the city and the basketball court he called home for five years. 
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Mon, 10/07/2019
A group of students at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith have taken up the mission of supporting teachers and children in the region after a lesson on satire inspired the class to respond to a serious problem with more than just humor.  Thursday, Oct. 3, from noon to 3 p.m. at the UAFS Bell Tower, a team of students will host Help A Teacher, Help A Child, an inaugural school supply drive and fundraiser to support the educators of Fort Smith.
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Tue, 10/01/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s annual Family Weekend will take place Oct. 25-26 this year, featuring a welcome reception, lip-sync battle, chili cook-off, and two volleyball games. The weekend will also represent the culmination of UAFS Volunteer Week and UAFS Greek Week with numerous on-campus and community-based activities. All Family Weekend events are free and open to the public in hopes of allowing students, parents and community members a chance to experience life on campus.
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Tue, 10/01/2019
Theatre @ UAFS will perform Warren Leight’s Tony Award–winning play “Side Man” by Warren Leight at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26-28; Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 in the Breedlove Auditorium on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus as part of the Season of Entertainment 39. Tickets for the jazz musical are $6 for the general public and free to UAFS faculty, staff and students. To acquire tickets contact the UAFS Box Office at 479-788-7300 or go to tickets.uafs.edu.
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Thu, 09/26/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will soon offer educators a new way to strengthen their skills and advance their careers thanks to the launch of the university’s second graduate program. UAFS today announced it has received approval from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to offer a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree; classes are scheduled to begin in January 2020. The M.Ed. will allow licensed teachers (or those eligible for licensure) to choose between two areas of emphasis: curriculum and instruction or English.
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Tue, 09/24/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Black Student Association is hosting a public forum titled Safe Space: Let’s Talk Race, Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the UAFS Campus Center Reynolds Room.
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Fri, 09/13/2019
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has named 21 resident assistants for the upcoming school year. These RAs will support and encourage fellow students through the transition of beginning college and living on campus, as well as help students in the UAFS residence halls feel welcomed and at home.
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Wed, 09/04/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host the annual Majors Expo from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, offering students an opportunity to explore the university’s degree offerings.
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Wed, 08/28/2019
Friday morning Dave Stevens, dean of students, pushed a cart filled to the brim with canned and boxed foods down a concrete pathway toward the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Recreation and Wellness Center. Peanut butter, canned soups, granola bars, and Cup O'Noodles overflowed the rails of the cart, ready to meet the needs of students.
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Fri, 08/23/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, will host a traveling exhibit titled Territorial Arkansas: The Wild Western Frontier, Sept. 4-25 at the Boreham Library. The exhibition, which tells the story of Arkansas Territory, will be open for viewing 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 
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Thu, 08/22/2019
First-year students in the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) began their first year as Lions with high-tech alternatives to textbooks and No. 2 pencils. Thanks to the Lion Launch Pad initiative, 285 STEM students received a brand-new iPad Wednesday as part of a comprehensive rollout of the newly integrated devices.
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Wed, 08/21/2019
The University of Arkansas — Fort Smith Alumni Association awarded three $1,000 scholarships through the Alumni Legacy Scholarship Endowment this year. Thanks to a growing endowment, the UAFS Foundation was able to make the awards to students related to previous graduates of the university from any era.
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Mon, 08/19/2019
When Rachel Williams heard about an opportunity to witness a monumental moment in the sport she loved, there was no question in her mind - she had to find a way to see it firsthand. Earlier this month fans from across the world traveled to witness the first-ever U.S. women’s volleyball Olympic qualifier in Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana, Williams and her family among them.
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Fri, 08/16/2019
More than 20 new international students have arrived on campus at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith this semester hailing from the Ivory Coast, Chile, China, Japan, Vietnam, Hungary, France, South Korea, and Taiwan. 
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Thu, 08/15/2019

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