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The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith came away with six awards from the Arkansas State Festival of the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival held Oct. 24-27.
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Mon, 10/28/2013
On Thursday, Nov. 21, Fort Smith area residents will have a chance to learn about the prehistoric cultures of the region when archeologist Jim Rees gives a presentation on the importance of membrane drums to ancient Mississippian societies.
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Fri, 10/25/2013
​Dr. Keith Fudge of Van Buren, faculty athletics representative for the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, has received two national distinctions with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) through his role for UAFS.
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Fri, 10/25/2013
Theatre @ UAFS will perform “Women of Manhattan,” its third theatrical production of the year, Nov. 21-24 at the Breedlove Auditorium on the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith campus.
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Thu, 10/24/2013
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Jazz Band and Jazz Catz will perform in concert Nov. 19 as part of the UAFS Season of Entertainment 33.
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Wed, 10/23/2013
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has scheduled several activities Nov. 18-22 -- cultural presentations, a speech competition and a mini-Olympic event -- in celebration of International Education Week.
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Wed, 10/23/2013
A reception for “Eye/Mind/Hand/Heart: An Exhibition of Faculty Work,” an exhibit featuring artwork by University of Arkansas - Fort Smith faculty, will be held from 5-6 p.m. Nov. 13 at UAFS at Second Street, 101 N. 2nd St., as part of a two-month exhibition.
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Tue, 10/22/2013
Music lovers will be able to “tune in” to the Season of Entertainment 33’s second touring show of the year, when the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith brings the Broadway musical “Memphis” to Fort Smith for an 8 p.m. Nov. 16 show at the Arkansas Best Performing Arts Center.
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Mon, 10/21/2013
The 2013 River Valley BEST Robotics Competition held Oct. 19 on the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith campus saw Muldrow High School take top honors at the competition while also winning a slew of additional awards.
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Mon, 10/21/2013
​What does it feel like to have only a cardboard box for a shelter or not know what your next meal will be? Those signing up for an all-night event on Nov. 16 will get a tiny glimpse while drawing attention to the problem.
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Mon, 10/21/2013
​For many high school seniors, deciding which college to attend can be a painstakingly difficult decision. But the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is making that process easier for prospective college students by hosting Senior Den Day on Nov. 5.
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Fri, 10/18/2013
An opening reception will be held Nov. 7 at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith to kick off an exhibit featuring a private collection of posters from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
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Wed, 10/16/2013
​The final talk of the year in the “Crawford County Chronicles” series will take place Nov. 11, when a special edition of the program commemorating Veterans Day will be hosted at the King Opera House in Van Buren.
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Wed, 10/16/2013
The UAFS Academy of the Arts will perform the celebrated musical “Annie Get Your Gun” on Nov. 9 and 10 at the Breedlove Auditorium, the second theatrical production in the Academy’s On Stage series.
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Tue, 10/15/2013
The Music Department at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will feature a guest trombonist Nov. 6 and a Chamber Ensemble Concert on Nov. 11, according to Dr. Edward White of Fort Smith, interim head of the department.
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Mon, 10/14/2013
The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has released its schedule for the November and December months.
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Thu, 10/10/2013
​The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has planned a week of activities to celebrate Homecoming 2013, including events for students, alumni and the community.
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Thu, 10/10/2013
​Judy McReynolds, president and chief executive officer of Arkansas Best Corp., had several thoughts to share Oct. 9 with approximately 65 business students at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, but her advice came back to two very specific words -- hard work.
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Wed, 10/09/2013
The Index of Consumer Sentiment (ICS) for the Fort Smith region was lower for the third quarter ending Sept. 30, according to the preliminary report released Oct. 8 by the Center for Business Research and Economic Development at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.
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Tue, 10/08/2013
The Criminal Justice Club at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith received over 500 pounds of canned food donations in a month-long food drive which took place in September.
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Mon, 10/07/2013
​University of Arkansas - Fort Smith students will get the opportunity to do more than just dress up at Halloween time this year -- they’ll have the chance to save lives.
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Mon, 10/07/2013
​The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Department of Music will hold its eighth annual Octubafest beginning at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, an event culminating with a free concert at 7:30 p.m.
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Thu, 10/03/2013
Acclaimed entertainer Audra McDonald will perform at the Arkansas Best Performing Arts Center on Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m., highlighting Season of Entertainment 33, a year-long lineup of entertainment sponsored by the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.
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Wed, 10/02/2013
​The Fort Smith regional economy continued to post improved numbers in August, according to the report released Oct. 2 by the Center for Business Research and Economic Development (CBRED) at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.
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Wed, 10/02/2013
On Saturday, Oct. 26, the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will be transformed into a Halloween-themed carnival, when Haunted Union will be held on the UAFS campus for the 10th consecutive year.
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Tue, 10/01/2013
​Lovers of Disney movies have a chance to revisit one of Disney’s modern classics in late October, when the Academy Kidz Theatre Company will present “Disney’s Aladdin KIDS” at 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.
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Mon, 09/30/2013
Four students from the Honors International Studies Program at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith filmed a documentary in late September chronicling a local woodworker as he crafted a bow from a stave of wood in less than a day.
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Mon, 09/30/2013
​Additional representatives have been elected to the Student Government Association at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, adding to the slate of officers and representatives for 2013-14.
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Fri, 09/27/2013
“Good music, bad jokes, and baseball.” That’s how Dr. Rager H. Moore II described the fall choral concert to be performed Oct. 24 by students at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.
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Thu, 09/26/2013
​The world-famous musical group Canadian Brass will perform at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith campus on Oct. 25 as part of a two-day visit to Fort Smith, allowing Fort Smith area residents an opportunity to see one of the most well-known contemporary musical ensembles.
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Thu, 09/26/2013
​Nursing education at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith received a $50,000 boost Sept. 26 when Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel presented UAFS administrators with a check in a brief ceremony held in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center.
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Thu, 09/26/2013
Sounds from cannon fire will reverberate from the hillside over downtown Van Buren on Saturday, Oct. 12, when a series of Civil War programs and demonstrations are conducted at the Drennen-Scott Historic Site.
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Wed, 09/25/2013
​The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is bringing Drs. Harry and Rosemary Wong -- educators, educational speakers and authors -- to Fort Smith on Oct. 17 for a half-day co-curricular advisory conference aimed at area pre-service and career teachers.
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Wed, 09/25/2013
​Schools from across northwest Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma will compete in the annual River Valley BEST Robotics Competition Oct. 19 from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. on the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith campus, a competition to determine who can engineer a robot to best fit the year’s thematic criteria.
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Tue, 09/24/2013
Dr. Paul B. Beran, chancellor at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, has been selected as one of 23 notable alumni from Stephen F. Austin State University who are being honored with banners hanging along the university’s historic Vista Drive.
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Tue, 09/24/2013
The theatrical portion of the university-sponsored Season of Entertainment 33 will start off with a laugh when Theatre @ UAFS performs “Lend Me a Tenor” on Oct. 17-19 and 21-22.
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Mon, 09/23/2013

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