Current Stories

Fall 2020 Dean's List Announced
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has released the Dean's List for the fall 2020 semester, according to Dr. Georgia Hale, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.
Leaders Talk Passion, Empathy, Justice on MLK Panel
Impassioned leaders from across the River Valley joined together Monday, Jan. 18, to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s annual panel discussion, which was moved to a virtual format this year due to COVID-19.
UAFS to Host Virtual MLK Panel
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will commemorate the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with an online panel discussion, open to anyone who wishes to participate, at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18.
60 student-athletes named to LSC Commissioner's Honor Roll
60 student-athletes at UAFS have been named to Lone Star Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll this year, with 12 earning a 4.0.
UAFS Health Students to Begin COVID Vaccinations Monday
More than 300 students attending the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will have the option to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on Monday, January 11, thanks to a partnership between Coleman Pharmacy and the UAFS College of Health Sciences. In addition to students, Health Sciences faculty, instructors, and support staff who have not been vaccinated in regional hospitals and clinics will also be able to receive the vaccination.
UAFS Instructor First in State to Earn National Geospatial Certification
​​​​​​​University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Instructor Lisa Cady earned elite recognition from the National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence, making her among the first 21 educators in the nation to earn Geospatial Science and Technology Educator Certification.
New Scholarship Could Save Graduate Students $2,000+ Annually
Beginning this spring, graduate students at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith who earned bachelor's degrees from the university will be eligible for more than $2,000 in annual scholarships thanks to a new loyalty scholarship announced this week.
UAFS Music Named Best Value in National Ratings
The Department of Music at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has been named one of the nation’s best values in undergraduate music education by Great Value Colleges, a researched-based ranking site that aims to help connect prospective students with high-quality, affordable education.

News Archives

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has released the Dean's List for the fall 2020 semester, according to Dr. Georgia Hale, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.
Date Posted:
Mon, 01/25/2021
Impassioned leaders from across the River Valley joined together Monday, Jan. 18, to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s annual panel discussion, which was moved to a virtual format this year due to COVID-19.
Date Posted:
Mon, 01/18/2021
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will commemorate the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with an online panel discussion, open to anyone who wishes to participate, at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18.
Date Posted:
Fri, 01/15/2021
60 student-athletes at UAFS have been named to Lone Star Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll this year, with 12 earning a 4.0.
Date Posted:
Thu, 01/14/2021
​​​​​​​University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Instructor Lisa Cady earned elite recognition from the National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence, making her among the first 21 educators in the nation to earn Geospatial Science and Technology Educator Certification.
Date Posted:
Fri, 01/08/2021
More than 300 students attending the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will have the option to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on Monday, January 11, thanks to a partnership between Coleman Pharmacy and the UAFS College of Health Sciences. In addition to students, Health Sciences faculty, instructors, and support staff who have not been vaccinated in regional hospitals and clinics will also be able to receive the vaccination.
Date Posted:
Fri, 01/08/2021
Beginning this spring, graduate students at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith who earned bachelor's degrees from the university will be eligible for more than $2,000 in annual scholarships thanks to a new loyalty scholarship announced this week.
Date Posted:
Wed, 01/06/2021
The Department of Music at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has been named one of the nation’s best values in undergraduate music education by Great Value Colleges, a researched-based ranking site that aims to help connect prospective students with high-quality, affordable education.
Date Posted:
Tue, 01/05/2021
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith was recently ranked 43rd in the nation as one of the most affordable colleges to earn the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Early Childhood Education by DiscoverEarlyChildhoodEDU.org.
Date Posted:
Mon, 12/21/2020
Effective Jan. 19, 2021, John William Blue will become the first executive director of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.
Date Posted:
Fri, 12/18/2020
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith hosted a virtual commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 12, to honor graduation candidates of the spring, summer, and fall semesters of 2020 in a safe and socially-distanced manner to minimize the potential threat of COVID-19 for students, faculty, staff and their families. 
Date Posted:
Tue, 12/15/2020
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host a virtual commencement ceremony tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, for graduates of the fall class of 2020.
Date Posted:
Fri, 12/11/2020
This fall, in response to a total shift in delivery of instruction, performances and rehearsals, the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Drama Club took initiative to find innovative ways to practice their craft through a series of student-led workshops throughout semester, each welcoming students from across campus to participate. 
Date Posted:
Fri, 11/27/2020
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith professor Dr. Sayo Fakayode and his collaborators earned a of $19,995, grant from the Arkansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) in the form of a Consortium Agreement between the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences this week.
Date Posted:
Fri, 11/27/2020
Graduate students at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith could see a tuition savings of more than $3,000 this Spring, thanks to a Border State Tuition promise passed this month. 
Date Posted:
Thu, 11/19/2020
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is proud to partner with 64.6 Downtown and the Fort Smith Public Schools’ PEAK Innovation Center in hosting the third annual Invest Fort Smith economic development summit November 19, 2020, as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. 
Date Posted:
Thu, 11/12/2020
During the month of November, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host a series of lectures, events, and passive projects in celebration of and tribute to Native American Heritage Month
Date Posted:
Tue, 11/10/2020
Today, Nov. 9, 2020, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith joins hundreds of universities across the nation to celebrate first-generation college students in celebration of National First-Generation College Student Celebration Day. On the UAFS campus, nearly half of all students will be the first in their families to earn a college degree.
Date Posted:
Mon, 11/09/2020
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will hold three public meet and greet events to introduce the UAFS community and the region to each of the finalist candidates for the position of Executive Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion. 
Date Posted:
Mon, 11/09/2020
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Unmanned Aerial Systems program has been selected to participate in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems-Collegiate Training Initiative program (UAS-CTI.) 
Date Posted:
Fri, 11/06/2020
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Foundation’s scholarship portal Lions SHARE is now open for applications by UAFS students. The Scholarship Hub And Resource Engine connects UAFS students to scholarships made possible by private donors’ generous support. This one-stop online application gives current and prospective students another resource to help pay for college and makes accessing those scholarships seamless and straightforward. 
Date Posted:
Mon, 11/02/2020
Prospective students will join the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Office of Admissions next week for a virtual Den Day event. The half-day exploration event typically welcomes high school juniors from across the River Valley to campus for tours, information sessions, mock classes, discussions with college deans, and a lunch and involvement fair on the campus green. This year, however, Den Day will be offered virtually in an effort to keep students safe and involved more potential UAFS students in the events.
Date Posted:
Thu, 10/29/2020
The Culture Network at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host a candlelight vigil at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, honoring the life of Breonna Taylor and mourning the loss of every person who has lost their life at the hands of injustice and brutality.
Date Posted:
Tue, 10/20/2020
The annual Family Weekend at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will take place this year Oct. 30-31, featuring a variety of virtual and in-person events to encourage pride throughout the community and engage students and their families in campus traditions. 
Date Posted:
Fri, 10/16/2020
The English, Rhetoric & Writing Department at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has released a reading list featuring faculty and staff author recommendations inspired by Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month.In line with the university's commitment to amplify diverse voices, each installment of the UAFS Book Series will feature faculty picks that educate, inform and celebrate diversity. 
Date Posted:
Thu, 10/15/2020
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith launched its first digital crowd-funding effort this week in support of the Dave Stevens Lion Pride Pantry on the UAFS Campus. The university’s goal is to engage potential donors in new ways, through a month-long fundraising campaign to help combat food insecurity.
Date Posted:
Wed, 10/14/2020
Dave Robertson, director of the Family Enterprise Center (FEC) at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, has announced his plans to retire on Dec. 31, 2020. Robertson joined UAFS in this role in April of 2009, prepared by a 29-year career in various accounting and auditing positions in the Fort Smith region.
Date Posted:
Wed, 10/14/2020
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host a grand opening celebration for the UAFS Writing Center this Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. The Writing Center, which will support student learning by connecting faculty and tutors with students who wish to improve their writing, editing, and research, is located in the fully renovated west wing of the Old Gym at 5004 Kinkead Ave.
Date Posted:
Mon, 10/12/2020
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is a substantial academic and economic powerhouse in its region, supporting an estimated $142.7 million economic impact to Sebastian County in 2019, according to an independent study released today. 
Date Posted:
Thu, 10/08/2020
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Powell Student Health Center will begin COVID-19 testing on campus Tuesday, October 6, after receiving an Abbott Testing Machine and testing kits from the Arkansas Department of Health this week. 
Date Posted:
Fri, 10/02/2020
Andrea Edwards, a 2013 UAFS graduate of the Chancellor's Leadership Class from White Hall, Ark., is working doctorate in the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where she is researching ways cells repair themselves and regenerate, with hopes to one day cure childhood cancer.
Date Posted:
Wed, 09/30/2020
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Alumni Association will host a virtual 5K race to support the UAFS Alumni Legacy Scholarship. Registration costs $25, and registrants who sign up by October 1 will receive a free t-shirt commemorating the race.  
Date Posted:
Tue, 09/29/2020
The University Staff Council at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, presented Lucille Speakman Excellence Awards to Shanna Turney of Fort Smith and Melissa Brown of Van Buren during the university's semiannual all-staff meeting.
Date Posted:
Fri, 09/25/2020
This month members of the UAFS Jumpstart Arkansas AmeriCorps program joined groups across the country to perform patriotic acts of service in honor of the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Date Posted:
Fri, 09/25/2020
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Office of Financial Aid is hosting a month-long series of virtual webinars titled “Rock The FAFSA” aiming to help high school students, parents, and families understand the complexities of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid,) application and paying for college.
Date Posted:
Fri, 09/25/2020
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has organized a month-long slate of virtual and on-campus events celebrating Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month, Sept. 15 – Oct. 15. The events, which range from traditional food tastings and salsa dancing lessons to open forum discussions and author talks, are hosted by the university’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programming subcommittee, the Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee, and the Student Activities Office (SAO). 
Date Posted:
Mon, 09/21/2020

Pages