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Black Student Association to Host Open Forum
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.
21 Resident Assistants named at UAFS
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.
UAFS to Host Majors Expo
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.
UAFS Opens Lion Pride Pantry
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.
UAFS to Host Territorial Arkansas: The Wild Western Frontier
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. 
UAFS LionLaunchpad Equips STEM Freshmen with iPad
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.
Three Students Earn Scholarships Thanks to UAFS Alumni
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.
UAFS Volleyball Player Witnesses Olympic Qualifier
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.
International Students Arrive at UAFS
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. 
University Police Drone Operations Take Flight
Officers in the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Police Department will soon be implementing leading-edge technology as part of a collaborative effort with the university's Unmanned Aerial Systems academic program. 

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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.
Date Posted:
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.
Date Posted:
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.
Date Posted:
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. 
Date Posted:
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.
Date Posted:
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.
Date Posted:
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.
Date Posted:
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. 
Date Posted:
Thu, 08/15/2019
Officers in the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Police Department will soon be implementing leading-edge technology as part of a collaborative effort with the university's Unmanned Aerial Systems academic program. 
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Tue, 08/13/2019
Two years ago a genetic test identified a mutation that profoundly changed Katie Beinke’s life. As she began the devastating process of acceptance and healing, she found strength in doing work she’d trained for her whole life: leading, educating, and caring for others. 
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Mon, 08/12/2019
The UAFS Windgate Art & Design Gallery will host an exhibition of work by Little Rock sculptor Michael Warrick titled “Darkness and Lightness” from Aug. 17 to Sept. 30. 
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Wed, 08/07/2019
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has released the list of students receiving degrees and certificates during the spring 2019 semester.
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Wed, 08/07/2019
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith students will move into campus housing beginning in just ten days! Cub Camp participants will move in 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 15; while students residing in Sebastian Commons will move in 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 16-17, and Lion’s Den residents will move in 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 17.
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Mon, 08/05/2019
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students, faculty and alumni will enjoy a break from sales taxes the weekend of Aug. 3-4 when the university’s bookstore will participate in Arkansas’ Tax Free Holiday. 
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Fri, 08/02/2019
11 UAFS students began their summer immersed in the educational experience of a lifetime, during an International Honors Maymester course in Bulgaria, offered by the Myles Friedman Honors Program. Steeped in the rich cultural heritage of the region, the students focused their studies on sustainable development through the lens of the Bulgarian experience since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the democratic political changes that followed.
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Fri, 08/02/2019
Thanks to a collaborative effort between the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith and Methodist Village Senior Living, Alzheimer's residents can now enjoy a new variety of recreational items to enrich their days.
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Thu, 08/01/2019
Dr. Ragupathy Kannan, a biology and ecology professor at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, will set sail Aug. 14, 2019, to assist scientists on a 16-day Summer Ecosystem Monitoring Survey along the east coast of the United States. Dr. Kannan will participate in this cruise as part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association's Teacher at Sea program, which bridges science and education through real-world research experiences.
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Tue, 07/30/2019
When Shannon McGill enrolled at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith in 2017, she knew that life-changing decision was a long time coming. College was something the 35-year-old mother-of-three from Bixby, Okla., had been planning her entire life, and that August the moment and the institution were finally just right. 
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Thu, 07/25/2019
Blake Rickman, vice chancellor for university advancement and executive director of the UAFS Foundation, and Jennifer Holland, executive director for student retention, have been named to the 2020 class of Leadership Fort Smith, where the two will represent UAFS among 25 of the city’s most committed and ambitious citizens.
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Wed, 07/24/2019
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. 
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
Date Posted:
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

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