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UAFS Jazz Concert Slated for April 17
The Jazz Catz and Jazz Band at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will treat music lovers to a concert of 100 years of music at 7:30 p.m. April 17 as part of the university’s Season of Entertainment 37.
“20X20” Posters Exhibit on Display at UAFS
An exhibition featuring 20 posters from prominent Iranian artists and 20 posters by international graphic designers will be on display at Windgate Art & Design at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith through April 6, with a lecture and workshop by one of the artists slated in late March.
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.

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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
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
Eileen Kradel and Dr. Georgia Hale gave differing but useful advice to graduates of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith during the university’s commencement ceremonies held May 13 in the Stubblefield Center.
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Sat, 05/13/2017
When most people think of memes, they think of a funny Facebook post or a viral image. But when one University of Arkansas – Fort Smith professor thinks of memes, he sees an expanding form of communication worthy of extensive research and classroom study.
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Fri, 05/12/2017
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students, alumni, registered student organizations and advisers were awarded for their hard work throughout the school year during the 14th annual NUMAs Awards ceremony held in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center.
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Fri, 05/12/2017
Students at Greenwood High School and Charleston High School were able to showcase the knowledge they’ve gained through concurrent credit robotics courses from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith May 8 when they programmed a robot to serve coffee from a Keurig coffee maker.
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Tue, 05/09/2017
More than 40 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith students were recognized for their academic performance when they received Academic Excellence Awards from the university.
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Fri, 05/05/2017
Students attending the Western Arkansas Technical Center at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith have been recognized for superior achievement in a special awards ceremony which included the announcement of Outstanding WATC Students, Director’s Honor Roll, SkillsUSA Gold Star Members and Starfish Awards.
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Fri, 05/05/2017
A stretch of Kinkead Ave. running through the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus will be permanently closed to traffic May 15 in accordance with a decision made by the Fort Smith Board of Directors late last year.
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Wed, 05/03/2017
For two days last weekend, University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students assumed the roles of Fort Smith residents “ignored by history” for the annual Tales of the Crypt event held April 29-30 at Oak Cemetery in Fort Smith.
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Wed, 05/03/2017
An exhibit on display through July 31 at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will feature pastel paintings by local artist Judy Howard, with a reception set for early May.
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Wed, 05/03/2017
Eileen Kradel, former vice president of compliance at Washington Regional Medical Center and member of the UAFS Board of Visitors, and Dr. Georgia Hale, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, will serve as speakers for the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. May 13.
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Tue, 05/02/2017
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s College of Health Sciences will hold pinning ceremonies for its surgical technology, dental hygiene and nursing programs in May.
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Tue, 05/02/2017
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith alumna Priscilla Tran of Fort Smith decided she wanted to pursue a career in film when, at age 18, she watched “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”
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Mon, 05/01/2017
Beginning this fall, the School of Education at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will offer students the opportunity to earn the pre-kindergarten-level, grades 3-4 endorsement online, making UAFS the first university in the state to offer the endorsement completely online.
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Fri, 04/28/2017
When Shane Hale graduated from Waldron High School, he had more than 20 scholarship offers from schools all over the country. Prestigious universities such as Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Baylor and others had offered him generous scholarships.   Instead, he chose the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. Where other schools barely interacted with him past reaching out to him to let him know he received a scholarship, he said the personal interest UAFS professors took in him influenced his decision to attend.
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Fri, 04/28/2017
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has announced the 16 best research presentations delivered at the 10th Annual Student Research Symposium.
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Thu, 04/27/2017
On April 20, girls from area public schools gathered on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus to learn how they can become leaders in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics during a leadership conference hosted by the STEM Education Center at UAFS.
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Tue, 04/25/2017
A tax seminar for certified public accountants and attorneys will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 18 at The Blue Lion at UAFS Downtown, located at 101 N. 2nd Street. The event is sponsored by Eldredge & Clark, LLP, First National Bank, and the UAFS Foundation.
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Mon, 04/24/2017
Two high school students earned prizes and a third earned recognition from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith after they placed in a high school artwork competition at the university.
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Fri, 04/21/2017
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith faculty members were recognized for their dedication to the university, to the community, and to teaching during a Faculty Appreciation Ceremony held April 14.
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Thu, 04/20/2017
Three nights of short theatrical productions will grace the stage at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith when the university’s theatre department will perform the One-Act Showcase at 7:30 p.m. April 27-29.
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Thu, 04/20/2017
Nine students in the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s School of Education have been inducted into the Alpha Beta Omega chapter of the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society during an initiation ceremony that also recognized senior members in the organization.
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Tue, 04/18/2017
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students will take the stage for a wide selection of musical numbers during “A Grand Night for Singing,” the annual musical event held as the final show of the university’s Season of Entertainment 36.
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Tue, 04/18/2017
When University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student Justin Kazy of Van Buren traveled to the IEEE robotics competition in Denver, Colo., earlier this month, his goal was to place in the top 10. He easily surpassed that goal when he placed fourth at the competition out of 32 competing teams comprised of undergraduates from other universities in the region.
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Mon, 04/17/2017
Students in the Western Arkansas Technical Center at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith won a total of 18 medals – two of them gold medals – in the 2017 Arkansas SkillsUSA Championships.
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Mon, 04/17/2017

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