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UAFS Students Hear About Real-World Challenges at Alumni Roundtable
College of Business students at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith were able to get a peek into the real world of business by participating in roundtable discussions with successful UAFS alumni.
17 Research Presentation at UAFS Receive Awards
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has announced the 17 best research presentations delivered at the 11th Annual Student Research Symposium.
UAFS ROTC to Hold Suicide Awareness Event May 3
The Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) and the Student Veterans Organization at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host an event for suicide awareness at 2 p.m. May 3 at the Bell Tower on the UAFS campus.
One-Act Play Showcase to Hit the Stage April 26-28
Theatre students at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith will have a chance to showcase their talents as actors, directors and designers during the annual One-Act Play Showcase held at 7:30 p.m. April 26-28 on the UAFS campus.
Boozman to Speak at UAFS Commencement May 12
Sen. John Boozman, Arkansas’ senior U.S. Senator and dean of the state’s congressional delegation, will serve as the keynote speaker for the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s commencement exercises at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. May 12 in the Stubblefield Center at UAFS.
UAFS Students Win Medals at SkillsUSA
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith students, including those in the Western Arkansas Technical Center at UAFS, won a total of 15 medals – nine of them gold medals – in the 2018 Arkansas SkillsUSA Championships.
Coin Flips Lead to $4,500 Donation to Help UAFS Students
Thanks to nine coin flips, a local business leader was able to give a gift to the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith to help nontraditional students stay in school.
CHS Students Showcase Robotics Knowledge to Governor
When Gov. Asa Hutchinson came to Charleston High School this week to speak to students about the career opportunities in computer science, he also got to see firsthand the strides the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has made in preparing students for the high-demand career field.
Greenhouse at UAFS Provides Life-Changing Research Opportunities
The greenhouse is a rectangle of paned glass peaking at a slanted roof, the windowed walls offering a view into rows of tubs filled with soil. Black tubes snake out from the loam and feed into a pipe stretching over each tub as a makeshift irrigation system. For most University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students, the greenhouse is a building noticed and forgotten, a small structure standing to the west Math-Science Building on campus. But for students spending their time within the building, it offers undergraduate research opportunities in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics that are life-changing.
First-Gen Student Finds Better Life through UAFS Education
Despite being a first-generation student, attending college was a foregone conclusion for Jared Belt. His parents, both of whom worked in manual labor, constantly stressed to him the importance of education as he grew up, knowing it would lead him to a better life. He took that lesson to heart. And though college might have been intimidating for some first-generation students, by the time he enrolled full-time at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, it already felt like home. After taking concurrent credit courses with the Western Arkansas Technical Center, Belt had 51 college credit hours by the time he graduated from Van Buren High School.

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The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce recently held a portion of its “Arkansas’s Workforce” session of Leadership Arkansas at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, a recognition of the university’s statewide innovations in workforce development.
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Tue, 11/07/2017
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host a blood drive from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 28-29 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, with donors receiving a free T-shirt and health screening.
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Mon, 11/06/2017
Jeremy Gillam, the Speaker of the House in the Arkansas House of Representatives, shared a behind-the-scenes look at the legislative process to University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students and discussed his keys for success as a legislator during a talk on the UAFS campus as the inaugural guest for a new speaker series at the university.
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Fri, 11/03/2017
Fort Smith, resident and University of Arkansas - Fort Smith alumna Charolette Tidwell has been selected as one of the 2017 Women of Worth Honorees by L’Oréal Paris for her outstanding work with Antioch for Youth & Family, a nonprofit organization that provides supplemental food assistance to approximately 7,000 people in the community, in addition to youth development services and family assistance through a variety of personal enrichment programs. Tidwell is one of 10 women in the country to receive the prestigious Women of Worth award this year, for her charitable efforts and perseverance in making a difference in the community.
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Thu, 11/02/2017
The Jazz Band and Jazz Catz at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will perform a fall concert of blues, contemporary pop, country and jazz at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in the ArcBest Corp. Performing Arts Center, located at 55 S. 7th Street.
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Thu, 11/02/2017
Since grade school, Kedrick Jones had been passionate about technology. But after earning associate degrees in general technology and general studies from Southeast Arkansas College, Jones thought earning a bachelor’s degree in computer science was a distant dream. His job at the time kept him from having the flexibility to continue attending college courses.
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Wed, 11/01/2017
Christian Gerard and Heather Dobbins have a lot in common. As a married couple, they love dancing, traveling, and working in the yard. They love cooking and nearly every type of music. They are also both professors at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith – Gerard an assistant professor of English, Dobbins an adjunct English professor. And not only are they both published poets, they both recently published poetry collections – “Holdfast” by Gerard and “River Mouth” by Dobbins. The two will be reading from their collections at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Fort Smith Public Library, located at 3201 Rogers Ave.
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Wed, 11/01/2017
Martina McBride, the best-selling and Grammy Award-nominated country music artist, will ring in the holidays in Fort Smith with a 7:30 p.m. concert Nov. 26 as part of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season of Entertainment 37.
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Tue, 10/31/2017
A lighting ceremony and a holiday concert will kick off holiday celebrations at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith as part of the university’s Season of Entertainment 37.
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Mon, 10/30/2017
When most Arkansans think of international travel, they imagine a plane flight overseas. But for University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students taking Maymester courses this summer, an international trip took the form of a bus ride to Canada as part of literature and history courses at the university. Maymester courses are condensed courses at locations across the country and the world held each May. Registration is currently open for 2018 courses.
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Fri, 10/27/2017
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student Jennifer Hosley had never applied for a scholarship before, but the first time was a charm for the Greenwood native after she applied for and received a nationally competitive scholarship for student veterans.
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Fri, 10/27/2017
Local and world-renowned talent will come together to perform a concert of Latin American music at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith at 3 p.m. Nov. 4 in the theater of Windgate Art & Design, located at 535 N. Waldron Road.
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Thu, 10/19/2017
The inaugural Lollapalooza on the Green drew more than 2,000 people to enjoy the day of art and sunshine at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.
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Thu, 10/19/2017
A symposium providing professional development for local Spanish teachers will be held on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 4 in theater of Windgate Art & Design, located at 535 N. Waldron Road, with a concert also scheduled to close the event.
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Wed, 10/18/2017
One of the best-kept secrets on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus helps university students each week dress for success.
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Tue, 10/17/2017
A fierce competition took place at the River Valley BEST robotics competition this weekend on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus, but it was Metro Homeschool who continued their run of dominance by placing first in the robot competition and BEST Award categories.
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Tue, 10/17/2017
Thanks to University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students and community members, Fort Smith will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Baha’i Faith.
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Mon, 10/16/2017
High-flying bicycle acrobatics will be on display in “Cirque Mechanics: Pedal Punk,” steampunk-inspired show that will travel to Fort Smith for a 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 performance as part of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season of Entertainment 37.
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Fri, 10/13/2017
Local residents will have the opportunity to become certified solar panel installers after completing a three-day course offered by the University of Arkansas Fort Smith’s Center for Business and Professional Development.
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Wed, 10/11/2017
A serious accident prevented a Canadian artist from exhibiting his works at Windgate Art & Design when that building opened to the public in September 2015, but this year he has made up for that in a big way.
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Wed, 10/11/2017
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has selected 26 students to represent the university as campus ambassadors for the 2017-18 school year.
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Mon, 10/09/2017
Artwork by a Fort Smith native is on display in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith through Nov. 30, with a reception slated for 5 p.m. Oct. 11.
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Fri, 10/06/2017
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student Claudia Lackie of Fort Smith has been drawing ever since she was a toddler. And now, as a graphic design major at UAFS, she is showcasing her artwork in a solo exhibit for the first time at the Fort Smith Public Library.
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Thu, 10/05/2017
The Gentlemen Trio, a nationally-acclaimed group of tenors, will perform in Fort Smith at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 as part of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season of Entertainment 37.
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Wed, 10/04/2017
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student Garrett Rogers has a vision: to help students feel a sense of inclusion, not only at UAFS but around the world. He took steps to achieve that lofty goal when he entered and was selected as one of 15 finalists across the nation for AT&T’s “Live Proud” scholarship contest, which rewards college students’ ideas for on-campus LGBT advocacy projects.
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Mon, 10/02/2017
Two University of Arkansas – Fort Smith employees were honored for their service to the university when they received Lucille Speakman Excellence Awards at the University Staff Council’s annual staff meeting Sept. 27.
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Mon, 10/02/2017
If you’ve never heard of “Tex-Mex honky tonk,” you’re not alone. But one musical quartet has found national recognition with this unique fusion, which they will bring to Fort Smith for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 as part of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season at The Blue Lion.
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Wed, 09/27/2017
Thirty-seven University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students were matched with a community leader or business executive and UAFS young alumni for the fourth year of the UAFS Alumni Association’s Mentors Connections program.
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Tue, 09/26/2017
On Oct. 14, the floor of the Stubblefield Center will become a roadway for robots designed and constructed by students from 16 area schools when the annual River Valley BEST robotics competition is held on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus.
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Tue, 09/26/2017
Jacob Keys was only in the second grade when, in the summer of 2007, he began to feel lethargic and lost his appetite – symptoms that culminated in a diagnosis of stage four Acute Myeloid Leukemia, a cancer with a 26 percent five-year survival rate. Ten years later, Keys is cancer-free and a student at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, but his challenges battling cancer earned him a $4,000 scholarship from the We Care Foundation to help him with his studies at UAFS.
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Mon, 09/25/2017
Students in the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s theatre department will perform a rendition of Tennessee William’s play “Night of the Iguana” Oct. 19-21 and 23-24 as part of the university’s Season of Entertainment 37.
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Wed, 09/20/2017
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host its second annual Family Weekend Oct. 27-28 on the university campus, offering families of students an opportunity to experience the UAFS campus.
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Tue, 09/19/2017
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student Keimi Driscoll of Fort Smith never saw herself working in politics. But after spending a summer interning for the National Conference of State Legislatures in Washington, D.C. thanks to a grant from the bequest of late City Administrator Ray Gosack, Driscoll changed her major to political science when she returned to UAFS this fall.
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Fri, 09/15/2017
The Symphonic Band at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will hold a concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 as part of the university’s Season of Entertainment 36.
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Fri, 09/15/2017
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Department of Music will “light the night” when it presents a choral concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 as part of the university’s Season of Entertainment 37.
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Wed, 09/13/2017
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, in partnership with the Shane Bailey Memorial Music Society, will host the “Lollapalooza on the Green” event from 1-7 p.m. Sept. 30 on the Campus Green on UAFS campus, featuring a fun afternoon of music and games for all ages.
Date Posted:
Tue, 09/12/2017

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