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UAFS to Hold Man vs. Machine Piano Duel March 1
Dr. Stephen Husarik, professor of humanities and music history at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, will duel with recordings of reproducing pianos in his lecture-performance “Capturing Art with Machines: Piano Players vs. Player Pianos.” The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday March 1, at the Breedlove Auditorium, located at 5120 Grand Ave.
UAFS Student Uses Campus Services to Succeed, Lose 150 Pounds
Recent graduate Garrett Rogers, 23, of Clayton, Okla., found his stride at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, utilizing campus facilities and programs to reach his academic, social and even weight loss goals, dropping nearly 150 pounds, and finding ways to succeed in his life and career over the course of his four years at the university.
UAFS To Host Blood Drive Jan. 29-30
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will host its winter blood drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 29-30 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, located at 800 N. 49th Street.
UAFS to Host McGill's First State of the City Address
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith American Democracy Project will host Fort Smith’s newly instated Mayor George McGill as he delivers his first State of the City Address at noon Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center. This will be an opportunity for McGill to share his assessment of where the city is and to lay out his vision for the year ahead.
UAFS To Host Mercy President in STEM Seminar Series
Cole Goodman, M.D., president, Mercy Clinic Fort Smith Communities, will visit UAFS for a lecture at noon Friday, Jan. 25, in room 101 of the UAFS Math-Science Building, located at 720 N. 49th St. Dr. Goodman will address faculty and students on the rapidly changing pace in the health care industry and the importance of higher education in preparing students to pursue careers in continuously advancing healthcare fields. 
UAFS and Northside Photography Students Hold Joint Exhibition
Photography students from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith and Northside High School are showing a joint exhibition at UAFS entitled “3.” The exhibit is on display through Jan. 18, when a closing reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. in Windgate Art & Design, located at 535 N. Waldron Road.

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Recent graduate Garrett Rogers, 23, of Clayton, Okla., found his stride at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, utilizing campus facilities and programs to reach his academic, social and even weight loss goals, dropping nearly 150 pounds, and finding ways to succeed in his life and career over the course of his four years at the university.
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Fri, 01/18/2019
Dr. Stephen Husarik, professor of humanities and music history at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, will duel with recordings of reproducing pianos in his lecture-performance “Capturing Art with Machines: Piano Players vs. Player Pianos.” The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday March 1, at the Breedlove Auditorium, located at 5120 Grand Ave.
Date Posted:
Fri, 01/18/2019
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will host its winter blood drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 29-30 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, located at 800 N. 49th Street.
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Wed, 01/16/2019
Photography students from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith and Northside High School are showing a joint exhibition at UAFS entitled “3.” The exhibit is on display through Jan. 18, when a closing reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. in Windgate Art & Design, located at 535 N. Waldron Road.
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Tue, 01/15/2019
Cole Goodman, M.D., president, Mercy Clinic Fort Smith Communities, will visit UAFS for a lecture at noon Friday, Jan. 25, in room 101 of the UAFS Math-Science Building, located at 720 N. 49th St. Dr. Goodman will address faculty and students on the rapidly changing pace in the health care industry and the importance of higher education in preparing students to pursue careers in continuously advancing healthcare fields. 
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Tue, 01/15/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith American Democracy Project will host Fort Smith’s newly instated Mayor George McGill as he delivers his first State of the City Address at noon Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center. This will be an opportunity for McGill to share his assessment of where the city is and to lay out his vision for the year ahead.
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Tue, 01/15/2019
At the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s commencement ceremony Dec. 13, Mayor-Elect George McGill urged UAFS graduates to “not forget the town that trained you and educated you.”
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Mon, 12/17/2018
An experienced fundraiser with local ties will lead the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s development efforts as the vice chancellor for university advancement and executive director of the UAFS Foundation.
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Mon, 12/17/2018
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has scheduled a slate of community and educational events in January to celebrate legendary civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
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Mon, 12/17/2018
It’s not every day that a Hollywood actor joins the ranks of students at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, but in January of 2018, Logan Parks did exactly that. 
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Mon, 12/10/2018
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has reached an agreement with the Arkansas National Guard to collaborate in regards to the university’s unmanned aerial systems program, a mutually beneficial partnership that will elevate the UAS program while allowing the National Guard to utilize the technology.
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Thu, 12/06/2018
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s theatre department earned another slew of awards at the Arkansas State Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, which took place earlier this month at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia and was attended by universities in Arkansas and Louisiana.
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Wed, 11/28/2018
Next month, Fort Smith residents will be able to celebrate the holidays once again with the return of Mannheim Steamroller to Fort Smith for two concerts Dec. 9 at the ArcBest Corp. Performing Arts Center, located at 55 S. 7th St.
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Tue, 11/27/2018
George McGill, mayor-elect of Fort Smith and representative of District 78 in the Arkansas House of Representatives, will speak at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s fall commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Stubblefield Center, located at 532 N. Waldron Road.
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Tue, 11/20/2018
Sonja Davis of Van Buren, catering coordinator with Aramark at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, was recently recognized for her hard work by being one of 200 employees across the country selected for the 2018 Aramark Ring of Stars, an honor celebrating outstanding company employees.
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Wed, 11/14/2018
Gerardo Jaso Nacif, a professor of the prestigious school Colegio Madrid and eco-photographer for the prominent Mexican newspaper La Jornada, will visit UAFS for a lecture at 11 a.m. Nov. 27 in the theater of Windgate Art & Design, located at 535 N. Waldron Road.
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Mon, 11/12/2018
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students helped get out the vote this week as part of a project in a graphic design course, a hands-on learning opportunity that also helped drive civic engagement in the community.
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Thu, 11/08/2018
Thanks to the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, Fort Smith Public Schools and regional industry partners and organizations, local eighth graders had the opportunity to learn more about high-demand career fields in the Fort Smith area.
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Thu, 11/08/2018
Local residents can get in the holiday spirit this month with a lighting ceremony and a holiday concert as part of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season of Entertainment 38.
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Mon, 11/05/2018
Haylie West has a heart for helping. So it’s no surprise the sophomore from Prairie Grove majored in nursing, just as it’s no surprise she became director of Cub Camp to help more freshmen students become acclimated to college.
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Thu, 11/01/2018
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has scheduled two more town halls in November for UAFS students and local residents to learn more about public service.
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Wed, 10/31/2018
The TEN Tenors, one of Australia’s most famous musical groups, will generate “pure electricity and undeniable drama” during their performance at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Fort Smith Convention Center, located at 55 S. 7th St.
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Tue, 10/30/2018
A night of live music, history and skits featuring University of Arkansas – Fort Smith faculty and alumni will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, at the King Opera House in Van Buren, located at 427 Main St., with proceeds being donated to local historical institutions.
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Mon, 10/29/2018
Two University of Arkansas – Fort Smith faculty members helped raise money for a good cause recently when they rappelled off the Arvest Bank Tower on Rogers Avenue for a “Toss the Prof” fundraiser.
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Mon, 10/29/2018
An acoustic ensemble of award-winning musicians will perform a concert of various musical styles at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 as part of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season at the Blue Lion.
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Mon, 10/15/2018
Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera, former president of Costa Rica, will speak at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Nov. 3 as part of the university’s Spanish Teacher Symposium. 
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Thu, 10/11/2018
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith combined choirs and Symphonic Band will perform the acclaimed masterwork “Carmina Burana” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the ArcBest Performing Arts Center, located at 55 S. 7th Street.
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Tue, 10/09/2018
A talent show, chili cook-off, volleyball game and Halloween event comprise the events for this year’s Family Weekend at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, held Oct. 26-27.
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Thu, 10/04/2018
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student Hayla May of Greenwood didn’t realize she wanted to be a medievalist until she stood in front of the Chartres Cathedral in Paris. She had studied the structure throughout the spring 2018 semester as part of an Arts in Paris course, but her research did not do it justice.
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Wed, 10/03/2018
Bob Stevenson is no stranger to the devising of nationally-recognized original theatre at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, but creating his upcoming show was like “learning to walk again.”
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Tue, 10/02/2018
Tammy Spencer of Poteau, Okla., assistant director of procurement and contracts, and Danielle Jolie of Fort Smith, director of academic services and academic coordinator in the College of Applied Science and Technology, were honored as outstanding employees during the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s annual staff meeting Sept. 26.
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Fri, 09/28/2018
Two years ago, University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student Lynette Thrower wrote her first short story that she thought was good enough to be published, uncovering a passion for writing she didn’t know she had. This fall, after four years of study in the university’s English program, she’s received a prestigious grant from Artists 360, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance made possible through the support of the Walton Family Foundation. The opportunity will help her unlock the passion for writing in others while also telling stories of underserved populations in the area.
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Fri, 09/28/2018
Myles Friedman might have been a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but his heart always stayed in Fort Smith, the city where he grew up and began his college career. Now, Friedman’s legacy will stay in Fort Smith as well. The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith announced on Sept. 25 a $10.8 million estate gift to the university from the late engineer and former Westark Community College faculty member, the third-largest gift in the university’s history and the largest gift given to UAFS by an individual.
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Tue, 09/25/2018
Candidates for city, county, and state elective offices will be able to share their respective visions for a better Arkansas during five town halls slated next month at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.
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Mon, 09/24/2018
First National Bank of Fort Smith and the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s College of Business will team up to help educate students about the federal budget and national debt by hosting an interactive workshop from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center.
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Fri, 09/21/2018
Adjusting to college life can be hard. The 22 resident assistants named for the upcoming year at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith plan to make it easier.  
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Fri, 09/14/2018

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