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Darbeau Appointed Interim Dean of the UAFS College of Health Sciences
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.
Two UAFS ROTC Students Commissioned Second Lieutenants
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.
101st Commencement Speakers Urge Intentionality, Dedication
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. 
UAFS Student Earns Prestigious Fellowship in Washington D.C.
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.
UAFS Drone Day Winners Announced
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.
Drone Day to Take Flight at UAFS
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.
Clark, Hanna to Address UAFS Spring Commencement Ceremonies
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. 
Bees and Butterflies Find Sanctuary at UAFS
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. 
UAFS Faculty Earn Appreciation Awards
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.
UAFS to Host Replica Tomb of the Unknown Soldier April 29, 30
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.

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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.
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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. 
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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
Renowned Native American artist and UAFS alumnus Jay Benham will present artistic works and discuss the history of Kiowa religious tradition and governmental policies at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Smith Pendergraft Campus Center Room 129AB. 
Date Posted:
Mon, 04/08/2019
Students at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith are utilizing the power of art to promote sustainability and environmental responsibility.
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Thu, 04/04/2019
Thanks to a collaborative partnership between the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith and Fort Smith Public Schools, UAFS School of Education interns will have an opportunity unlike any other in the state: to participate in an intensive, year-long paid internship. 
Date Posted:
Mon, 04/01/2019
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, through a series of industrial and military partnerships and advanced, cross-discipline training, is offering students access to an unmanned aerial systems degree that is unparalleled in the nation, that will prepare them for careers in one of the nation's top emerging fields. 
Date Posted:
Fri, 03/29/2019
UAFS has been awarded the 2018 Community Impact Leader Award by the United Way of Fort Smith Area. UAFS interim chancellor Dr. Edward Serna and Lauren Serna accepted the award, which celebrates the university’s dedication to community service and the Fort Smith region, at the United Way's Community Impact and Investment Celebration this morning.
Date Posted:
Fri, 03/29/2019
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) has launched a college-wide digital learning initiative to support educational innovation for students. Beginning this fall the Lion Launch Pad program will equip all entering freshmen in the College of STEM, including students in the School of Education, with an iPad to enhance their abilities to learn, share and excel academically.
Date Posted:
Tue, 03/26/2019
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.
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
“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 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
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.
Date Posted:
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.
Date Posted:
Wed, 02/27/2019
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.
Date Posted:
Mon, 02/25/2019
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.
Date Posted:
Mon, 02/25/2019

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