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Symphonic Band to Perform Concert April 4
The Symphonic Band at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will hold a concert at 7:30 p.m. April 4 as part of the university’s Season of Entertainment 37.
UAFS to Host African Night April 6
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host its annual cultural event, African Night, at 6 p.m. April 6 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, located at 800 N. 49th Street.  
UAFS Fall & Summer II 2017 Graduates Listed
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has released the list of students receiving degrees and certificates during the fall 2017 semester and the second summer term ending in August.
Womack Speaks to Business Students on Budgeting
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith business students in the Beta Alpha Psi honors society were able to hear about the federal government’s budgeting and appropriations process from U.S. Rep. Steve Womack during a talk on campus earlier this month.
UAFS Student Wins Big on ‘Price is Right’
Garrett Rogers of Clayton, Okla., may have had some good birthdays in his life, but he’s never had won quite like this one. The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student appeared on “The Price is Right” March 8, netting $52,000 in winnings including a car, a pontoon boat, and a trip to a Californian beach.
Student Thrives at UAFS through Campus Involvement
LaTavia Rollinson, a sophomore at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, does it all. Having gone to Northside High School, Rollinson decided to attend UAFS because it was nearby. “It’s close to home, and it would have been cheaper than going to anywhere else,” Rollinson said. “And I had moved out after I graduated high school, so I didn’t want to pick up and leave.” 19-year-old Rollinson works full time as a manager at Taco Bell. She also works at a local daycare, taking care of children between the ages of 8 months and 1 year.
Restore Hope CEO Outlines Recidivism, Foster Care Crises at UAFS Talk
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students were able to hear firsthand of the state’s efforts to reduce criminal recidivism and foster care rates during a talk last week by Paul Chapman, executive director of Restore Hope.
Findlay Wins Mark Horn Staff Appreciation Award at UAFS
Debbie Findlay of Greenwood, advising coordinator in the College of Communications, Languages, Arts and Social Sciences, was the recipient of the 2018 inaugural Staff Appreciation Award in honor of Mark Horn, selected by the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Student Government Association.
UAFS Employees Recognized for Years of Service
Thirty-six University of Arkansas Fort Smith employees were honored for their years of service to the university at a bi-annual staff meeting Feb. 28.
Elizabeth Spencer Crowned Miss UAFS 2018
In a competitive pageant that awarded more than $18,000 in scholarships to winners among its 13 contestants, it was Elizabeth Spencer of Fort Smith who took the crown of Miss UAFS 2018 at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith’s scholarship pageant Feb. 24.

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The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host a Music Faculty Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at The Blue Lion at UAFS Downtown, located at 101 N. 2nd Street.
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Fri, 08/18/2017
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has released the list of students receiving degrees and certificates during the spring 2017 semester and the first summer term ending in July.
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Thu, 08/17/2017
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s annual exhibit featuring photographs taken during the Sept. 11 attacks will be on display this year from Sept. 5-12 in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, located at 800 N. 49th Street.
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Wed, 08/16/2017
The University of Arkansas Fort Smith’s first blood drive of the new school year will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 12-13 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, with donors receiving a “Win from Within” T-shirt.
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Tue, 08/15/2017
A musician considered “the most respected living U.S. jazz instrumentalist” will bring his quartet to Fort Smith to kick off Season of Entertainment 37 at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7.
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Mon, 08/14/2017
UAFS alumnus Jesus Sedeno-Gutierrez recently returned from his summer trip, aptly named “34 Days Around the World.” While abroad, Sedeno-Gutierrez visited six countries: Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Spain, Germany, and Scotland.
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Thu, 08/10/2017
Kayley Corley learned plenty during her summer spent working for Congressman Steve Womack in Washington, D.C., but the most important lesson she learned was a simple one.
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Tue, 08/08/2017
A local photographer and documentarian is showcasing her photography at an exhibit at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith through Sept. 29, with a reception slated from 5-6 p.m. Aug. 30.
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Thu, 08/03/2017
You might guess that Cole Thornton, cofounder of the successful Gadget Grave chain of electronic repair shops, grew up as the kid who deviled his parents by taking all their devices apart and spent eight days a week with a game controller in his hand. You’d be wrong.
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Thu, 07/27/2017
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students, faculty and alumni will enjoy a break from sales taxes the weekend of Aug. 5-6 when the university will participate in Arkansas’ Tax Free Holiday.
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Thu, 07/27/2017
Summer may have Fort Smith in its hot fist, but at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith the beginning of the fall semester is within sight.
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Wed, 07/26/2017
Season tickets are now on sale for the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s two annual lineups of touring shows and musical performances: the 37th annual Season of Entertainment and the fifth annual Season at the Blue Lion.
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Wed, 07/26/2017
Rodney O. Parks, senior director of major and planned gifts at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Foundation, received the Crystal Apple Award by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education in San Francisco on Monday.
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Wed, 07/26/2017
Aaron Underhill, seen here in front of the Arkansas Department of Health in Little Rock, is participating in a summer internship researching pediatric clients in the WIC program
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Thu, 07/13/2017
More than 2,300 lives were potentially saved through blood drives held on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus in the 2016-17 school year.
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Wed, 06/28/2017
Beginning this fall, the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is taking another step toward increasing retention and graduation of students – an initiative outlined in its latest strategic plan – through a fast-track completion program in the Department of World Languages.
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Wed, 06/28/2017
Dr. Edward Serna, formerly chief of staff and associate vice chancellor for external funding at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, has been promoted to chief of staff and vice chancellor for strategic initiatives, effective July 1.
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Tue, 06/27/2017
The University Rotary Club earlier this month presented a check for $2,000 to Mary Lackie, vice chancellor for advancement at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, for scholarships.
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Thu, 06/22/2017
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has released the Dean's List for the spring 2017 semester, according to Dr. Georgia Hale, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.
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Wed, 06/21/2017
A $157,500 grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates will help low-income students enrolled at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith continue their education when faced with financial emergencies.
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Mon, 06/19/2017
A University of Arkansas – Fort Smith marketing student is spending her summer enjoying the national pastime through an internship in northwest Arkansas.
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Wed, 06/14/2017
The Wilhauf House, a historic property in downtown Van Buren owned by the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, recently received a $600,000 grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resource Council to continue renovating the property.
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Wed, 06/14/2017
With recent changes in tuition by colleges and universities across the state, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is now the most affordable four-year university campus in Arkansas.
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Mon, 06/12/2017
Keimi Driscoll knows it will be hard get on the career path she wants to follow, but she believes a summer in Washington, D.C., will give her the edge she needs.
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Fri, 06/09/2017
The legacy of a former Fort Smith city administrator who died unexpectedly last year was celebrated at an event June 7 that presented estate gifts to the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith and the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville totaling $750,000.
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Fri, 06/09/2017
From mock interviews to flute lessons to regularly exercising, Miss UAFS 2017 Logan Moore of Van Buren has had a busy few months of preparation for the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant to be held June 13-17.
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Wed, 06/07/2017
Roger Young of Van Buren has worked plenty of jobs in his more than four decades of work – from a career in the armed forces to counseling – but he has found the “enjoyment of his life” in his current role as American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.
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Mon, 06/05/2017
For the third straight year, a team of University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students earned national recognition by competing against top schools from across the nation to raise awareness about the national debt.
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Tue, 05/30/2017
When University of Arkansas – Fort Smith graduate Hunter Delarm of Macon, Mo., began working in the Department of External Funding at UAFS to help find grants for the university, he never imagined he would end up receiving a grant that would help him in his studies.
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Wed, 05/24/2017
Dr. Elizabeth Underwood, formerly the associate vice chancellor for government and university relations at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, will be returning to her alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Asheville, to serve as the senior director of alumni relations. Her last day at UAFS is May 25.
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Wed, 05/24/2017
Thanks to a $2,500 grant through an endowment from the UAFS Foundation honoring Lucille Speakman, one University of Arkansas – Fort Smith professor will travel to Spain to study religious artwork and gain knowledge that will benefit both her and her students.
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Tue, 05/23/2017
Two years ago, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith received accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission to begin offering its first master’s degree in healthcare administration. Now, two years later, the first graduating class walked across the stage to receive their degrees at the university’s commencement ceremonies held last weekend.
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Fri, 05/19/2017
Sixteen camps offered this summer through the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will give local children and teenagers the opportunity for fun in the areas of music, science and engineering and athletics.
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Thu, 05/18/2017
A University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student was able to fuse his love of science fiction with his talent in three-dimensional design this semester when he conceptualized, designed and 3D-printed the base of a lightsaber as part of his studies at UAFS.
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Wed, 05/17/2017
The History Club at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will be conducting workshops throughout the summer on cemetery preservation for community members in the Fort Smith and northwest Arkansas areas.
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Tue, 05/16/2017
Two University of Arkansas – Fort Smith graduates were honored with a ceremony May 12 signaling the end of their participation in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program at UAFS and their commissioning as second lieutenants in the armed forces.
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Tue, 05/16/2017

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