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Loyd to Receive Diligence to Victory Award Feb. 9
A former University of Arkansas – Fort Smith administrator who helped grow the university’s endowment to more than $50 million will be given the Diligence to Victory Award at the Homecoming Reunion Social at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at The Blue Lion at UAFS Downtown, located at 101 N. 2nd Street.
UAFS to Hold Commercial Drone Course in February
The Center for Business and Professional Development at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host a three-week test preparation course for the Federal Aviation Administration’s Part 107 test to become a commercial operator of unmanned aerial aircraft, more commonly known as drones.
UAFS Alum Earns Vice President Position at Bank
For many professionals, earning a vice president position at a major bank would signify the culmination of their professional career. For Chukwukere Ekeh, it’s just the beginning.
Fall 2017 Dean’s List Announced
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has released the Dean's List for the fall 2017 semester, according to Dr. Georgia Hale, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.
UAFS Student Vet Chapter Wins National Competition
When the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith chapter of the Student Veterans Organization placed third in the business plan competition at the annual Student Veterans of America national conference last year, they vowed to do better at the 2018 conference.
UAFS Celebrates MLK with Panel Discussion
On Jan. 15, six Lincoln High School alumni spoke of their experiences integrating from the all-black school to Northside High School during a panel discussion at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.
UAFS Dental Hygiene to Hold Clinics in Spring
The dental hygiene program at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will sponsor free afterschool clinics in the spring for children in the greater Fort Smith region.
UAFS to Hold Homecoming Celebrations Feb. 5-10
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus community and residents of the greater Fort Smith region will have the opportunity to get their game on during the university’s annual Homecoming festivities Feb. 5-10.
UAFS Music Faculty Showcase Slated for Jan. 30
The talents of music faculty at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will be on display during the Music Faculty Showcase held at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 as part of the university’s Season at The Blue Lion.
Dental Hygiene Student Praises Program
Savannah Page isn’t sure exactly where her degree will take her, but she’s sure of one thing: It’s going to be filled with smiles.

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Students will have an opportunity to experience homelessness and donate to help local homeless residents at the Cardboard Box City event held Oct. 7-8 on campus.
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Wed, 10/05/2016
This year’s River Valley BEST robotics competition will take place from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Stubblefield Center on the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith campus, located at 5210 Grand Avenue.
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Wed, 10/05/2016
Thirty-five University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students were matched with a community leader or business executive and UAFS young alumni for the third year of the UAFS Alumni Association’s Mentors Connections program.
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Wed, 10/05/2016
The symphonic band at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will perform a Halloween-themed concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 as part of the university’s Season of Entertainment 36.
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Tue, 10/04/2016
When applying for graduate school at one of the top universities in the world, it helps to stand out. Matthew Farrar of Fort Smith found that fact out firsthand after accruing a wealth of international travel and research experience during his time at UAFS that helped him get accepted to a graduate program at one of the top universities in the world.
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Thu, 09/29/2016
Justin Harris of Elkins was able to apply his education from the university’s criminal justice program to an exciting summer internship with the Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS) in Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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Thu, 09/29/2016
After surviving two near-death experiences – an apartment fire and a cancer diagnosis – Lynette Thrower of Fort Smith decided to return to school because she wanted to do more with her life. Thanks to dedicated professors and a friendly campus, Lynette has found her way at UAFS to pursue her passion of becoming a teacher.
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Thu, 09/29/2016
When Heather Deere of Muldrow, Okla., began researching universities as a high schooler, she initially wanted to attend a large university. Now, as a senior rhetoric and writing major at the UAFS, she’s realized the impact she can make on a smaller campus after becoming involved in numerous organizations and opportunities that UAFS has to offer.
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Thu, 09/29/2016
The University Staff Council at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith presented Lucille Speakman Excellence Awards to Becky Bufkin of Greenwood and Debbie Sharp of Roland, Okla., during its annual staff meeting Sept. 27.
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Thu, 09/29/2016
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will hold it’s first-ever Family Weekend Oct. 21-22 to provide an opportunity for university students and their families to enjoy a weekend of events on campus.
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Wed, 09/28/2016
The Department of Music and Theatre at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will present their first concert of the year at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 as part of Season of Entertainment 36.
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Wed, 09/28/2016
A duo renowned for their unique combination of classical music and classic rock will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 as part of the University of Arkansas Fort Smith’s Season at The Blue Lion.
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Mon, 09/26/2016
Dr. Glenda Ezell of Magazine, executive director of the School of Education at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, has been elected to serve as the chair of the Arkansas Association for Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE).
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Wed, 09/21/2016
Ten years ago, an original production from a fledging theatre department at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith brought national acclaim to the university, the beginning of a 10-year run of celebrated productions and performances by the theatre program. This fall, Theatre @ UAFS will reenact the award-winning production “CORRIGENDA” for a 10th-anniversary celebration as part of the University’s Season of Entertainment 36. The shows will take place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20-22 and 24-25 in the Breedlove Auditorium on the UAFS campus, and tickets are $6 for the general public and free for students. The show is rated suitable for all audiences.
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Mon, 09/19/2016
For the second straight year, students in a special project class at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith received a unique opportunity to apply their artistic learnings by joining street artists from across the globe in painting murals in downtown Fort Smith.
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Thu, 09/15/2016
Eleven new resident assistants will join the 11 returning RAs and the rest of the housing team at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith for the 2016-2017 academic year.
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Tue, 09/13/2016
Not many college students have the opportunity to attend congressional briefings and committee meetings, conduct research on legislation, and give tours of the U.S. Capitol, but one University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student spent his summer doing just that as part of a prestigious fellowship.
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Tue, 09/13/2016
When Sandy Dixon decided to start Turn Key Construction Management and enter a male-dominated field, she had her skeptics. But she did not dwell on the negativity of naysayers. Instead, she relied on the business fundamentals she was taught through her classes at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, then Westark Community College, to navigate her company through its early years.
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Mon, 09/12/2016
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation is seeking third-party comments from students, faculty, graduates or employers of graduates of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s School of Education.
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Wed, 09/07/2016
Artwork by Laura Wattles, creative director at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, is on display until Oct. 31 in an exhibit at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, with a reception slated for 5 p.m. Sept. 14.
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Tue, 09/06/2016
Sisters Constance and Naomi Lee have always been close. When Constance, the older sister by three years, got a job as a waitress at a local restaurant, Naomi got her work permit at age 13 so she could bus tables alongside her. As kids, the two spent a summer in Michigan detasseling corn, an experience they describe as “horrible” but are able to laugh about now.
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Tue, 09/06/2016
The monthly meeting of the Ark-Homa Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society and the Oklahoma Anthropological Society will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 in Room 202 of the Math-Science Building on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus.
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Fri, 09/02/2016
“Triple-threat fiddle champions” will bring their musical talents to Fort Smith for a performance at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 as part of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season at The Blue Lion.
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Tue, 08/30/2016
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s eighth-annual Majors Expo will be held at 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center for students and prospective students looking to choose a college major.
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Mon, 08/29/2016
Jillia Jackson wouldn’t have ever secured a recording deal in Nashville had it not been for her education at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.
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Fri, 08/26/2016
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host a Music Faculty Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at The Blue Lion at UAFS Downtown, located at 101 N. 2nd St. The event will feature various members of the UAFS music faculty presenting a variety of vocal and instrumental music in a variety of styles and genres.
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Fri, 08/26/2016
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will host a blood drive from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 19-20 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, with donors receiving a free T-shirt and free health screening.
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Fri, 08/26/2016
A University of Arkansas – Fort Smith professor who went out of her way to help one of her students serving in the military was recognized by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) during a faculty meeting at UAFS.
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Thu, 08/25/2016
A Sept. 1 reception at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith for an exhibit by an acclaimed street artist will kick off this year’s The Unexpected, the arts initiative coordinated by 64.6 Downtown and curated by JustKids taking place September 2-11 in downtown Fort Smith.
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Wed, 08/24/2016
Prospective students, local residents and the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus community can catch a new perspective of the university and campus life through the university’s new Snapchat account, UAFSlions, launched last week.
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Wed, 08/24/2016
In front of a capacity crowd gathered in the lobby of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s new state-of-the-art Recreation and Wellness Center – dubbed the “RaWC” – Chancellor Paul B. Beran lauded the building and the students who helped make it a reality during his remarks at the building’s ribbon cutting Aug. 22.
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Tue, 08/23/2016
Fantasy buffs from Arkansas, the U.S. and the world will gather together to celebrate and analyze fantasy literature during the “Hidden and Fantastic” conference Sept. 23-24 hosted by the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith and featuring some of the top fantasy scholars in the world as keynote speakers.
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Mon, 08/22/2016
Colors leave Angela Alvos paintbrush as she begins to create a work of art on the canvas. The room is small, but her artworks adorn the walls she smiles as she continues to admire her studio.
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Fri, 08/19/2016
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will feature its annual exhibit from Sept. 2-12 in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center commemorating the Sept. 11 attacks.
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Fri, 08/19/2016
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has released the list of students receiving degrees and certificates during the spring 2016 semester and the first summer term ending in July.
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Wed, 08/17/2016
The path to downtown Fort Smith just got a little easier for the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus community and those living along the seven miles of streets now designated as the Blue Lion Bikeway, a path that will benefit Fort Smith residents and will be celebrated during a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Sept. 7 at the Campus Green at UAFS.
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Tue, 08/16/2016

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