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University of Arkansas – Fort Smith art students made an effort to beautify the campus in a way no students have before – with paintbrushes, stencils and spray paint.
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Wed, 12/16/2015
Residents of the greater Fort Smith region will have a chance to be a part of a new event held in January as part of the annual celebrations commemorating the legendary civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
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Mon, 12/14/2015
University of Arkansas Fort Smith student Travis Williams of Fort Smith was commissioned as an officer into the Arkansas Army National Guard during a ceremony held Dec. 9 at UAFS.
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Fri, 12/11/2015
Dr. Marta Loyd spoke to graduates at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s commencement ceremony Dec. 10, outlining three responsibilities for graduates now that they’ve earned their diploma: celebrate your family’s first college graduate, do the right things for the right reasons, and pay it forward.
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Fri, 12/11/2015
On Thursday, Wade James took a road trip from his home in Belleville to Fort Smith. He didn’t come to the city for Christmas shopping or sightseeing – instead, he came to receive his college degree from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.
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Fri, 12/11/2015
Laura Wattles has been promoted to creative director of the Marketing and Communications Office at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith.
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Thu, 12/10/2015
Wichita Homeschool of Wichita, Kan., was the overall winner of the 32-team Frontier Trails BEST regional robotics competition hosted by the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith this weekend.
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Thu, 12/10/2015
Fifteen University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students were recently inducted into the newly-created UAFS chapter of the SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society.
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Mon, 12/07/2015
The young girl with thick, curly black hair in the pink and yellow sari draped the fragrant flowers around Kerbi Key’s neck, before shyly watching the other girls play with the Americans at the new orphanage in India.
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Fri, 12/04/2015
At 7:30 a.m. on Thursday mornings, sixth-grade students sporting Beard Lighthouse Bank T-shirts settle into chairs behind their bank boxes and tally sheets. They are open for business.
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Thu, 12/03/2015
How often does a person ask for carrots? In Arthur Wendorf’s video game “¡Taco!,” it’s needed surprisingly often and the player better know zanahoria.
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Wed, 12/02/2015
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student Kory Reed of Morrow wasn’t sure what he wanted to do after graduation, but a competitive job placement program at Ingersoll Rand has helped him narrow his options.
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Tue, 12/01/2015
Every morning, Lois Labuda walks into Rise and Shine Paper in Alexandria, Louisiana, and begins the complex process of fine printing.
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Wed, 11/25/2015
Ashley Klinck first met Professor Lynn Lisk in fall 2006 when she enrolled in an introduction to law course at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.
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Tue, 11/24/2015
Students from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Academy of the Arts will perform “Mulan Jr.,” at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 19 in Breedlove Auditorium.
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Tue, 11/24/2015
A new local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will hold a Christmas banquet at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Dec. 4. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with dinner being served at 6:30 p.m. and the program beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25. For tickets, contact Rev. Jerry Jennings at 479-783-2433.
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Mon, 11/23/2015
A local resident’s time spent in an archeological field school in Greece will be discussed at a monthly archeological meeting held on UAFS campus.
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Mon, 11/23/2015
Academy of the Arts students will showcase their musical talents during two concerts in December – one featuring holiday music and one featuring classical orchestral masterpieces by prominent composers.
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Fri, 11/20/2015
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will hold its first-ever 48 Hours of Giving event from Dec. 1-2, an opportunity for residents of the Fort Smith and surrounding communities to donate funds to benefit university students.
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Thu, 11/19/2015
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith and the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce will co-host a meeting on the UAFS campus with a presentation by James Bullard, president and chief operating officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
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Wed, 11/18/2015
Tenth- and 11th-grade students and their parents are invited to attend the Western Arkansas Technical Center’s preview night at 6 p.m. Dec. 3 in room 201 of the Baldor Technology Center.
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Wed, 11/18/2015
The College of Health Sciences at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will hold two events in December for the Fort Smith community: an open house Dec. 5 and an awards ceremony Dec. 9.
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Wed, 11/18/2015
A former University of Arkansas – Fort Smith vice chancellor will return to the university to serve as the speaker for its fall commencement ceremony.
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Tue, 11/17/2015
Dr. Dave Stevens, formerly the director of campus involvement, has been promoted to Dean of Students at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.
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Mon, 11/16/2015
Thirty-two teams will compete at The Frontier Trails BEST regional robotics competition held Dec. 4-5 at the Fort Smith Convention Center.
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Mon, 11/16/2015
​Two events on the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith campus held in late November and early December will kick off the university’s holiday celebrations.
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Wed, 11/11/2015
They traveled overseas to serve their country, made friends and lost them, and made memories that will last a lifetime. And now they're seeking a better life through an education at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.
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Wed, 11/11/2015
The journey that led Armando Castro to create the Student Veterans Organization at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith began with an explosion.
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Wed, 11/11/2015
When Delores Edwards joined the Navy in 1986, women had limited job opportunities in the military.
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Tue, 11/10/2015
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will host a blood drive from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 23-24 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, with donors receiving a free t-shirt and health screening.
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Tue, 11/10/2015
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Academy of the Arts will present “The Addams Family” at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Breedlove Auditorium on the UAFS campus.
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Tue, 11/10/2015
Twenty-two years old, sick due to foreign food and isolated as one of the only females in an Iraqi field battalion, Lindsay Gutierrez bottled her emotions and proceeded to train Iraqi soldiers how to use their weapons.
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Mon, 11/09/2015
With works by prominent street artists from across the world adorning its walls, the debut exhibit in Windgate Art & Design’s gallery will be a tough act to follow.
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Mon, 11/09/2015
No matter how adverse the situation – whether it was bullets ripping through his meager concealment in an ambush outside of Fallujah, Iraq, or going days without food and water while trying to retrieve a fallen Marine’s body east of Baghdad – Joseph Boehm’s focus always remained on completing the mission at hand.
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Sun, 11/08/2015
At age five, Marissa Moore decided that she was going to be just like her uncle as she watched him clean teeth.
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Fri, 11/06/2015

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