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UAFS Theater to Host Fund-Raising Performance of Side Man, Feb. 16
heatre@UAFS will present a special performance of the award-winning production of “Side Man” at 7 p.m. Feb. 16, at the Alma Performing Arts Center. Proceeds from ticket sales will help enable UAFS theatre students to travel to Abilene, Texas, where they will compete at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival for Region 6, Feb. 23-28. 
UAFS Early Reading Program Earns Accolades
The early reading program of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith's bachelor of science degree in elementary education has garnered accolades this week, earning an A grade from the National Council on Teacher Quality.
State of The City Address To Be Held Feb. 19 at UAFS
Fort Smith Mayor George McGill will deliver the 2020 State of the City address at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. The address, which will include reports on city business, a review of initiatives that reached success in 2019, and McGill’s upcoming plans and vision for 2020, will be hosted in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center at UAFS. 
Kappa Sigma Fraternity Gives Back
Members of one of UAFS’s Greek organizations recently took time from their studies to give back to the River Valley. The Omicron-Tau Chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity spent the weekend of Feb. 1-2 assisting the River Valley Regional Food Bank and Fort Smith Junior Volleyball Club with their various needs.
Black History Month Kicks Off at UAFS
Throughout the month of February, UAFS will honor Black History month thanks to the dedication of the Black Student Association, the Campus Activities Board and the Student Affairs Diversity Committee on campus.
Hannibal B. Johnson to Speak at UAFS Feb. 12
Acclaimed attorney, author and independent consultant Hannibal B. Johnson will present a lecture titled, “From ‘Us and Them’ to ‘We’ – Examining Explicit and Implicit Biases,” ‪Wednesday, February 12, at 6 p.m. in the Reynold’s Room of the Smith Pendergraft Campus Center, on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus.
UAFS Homecoming To Be Held Feb. 24-29
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Homecoming celebration events will take place Feb. 24-29 on the UAFS campus.
UAFS Blood Drive Jan 29-30
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, and Thursday, Jan. 30, in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center on the UAFS campus, located at 800 N. 49th Street. January is National Volunteer Blood Donor Month, making this month's drive especially important.
Future Fit Training Program Begins Second Class at UAFS
Future Fit, an innovative pilot program launched by the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, will begin its second class today, Jan. 27, with a full enrollment of 20 students.
Jumpstart Arkansas Volunteers Serve During MLK Day
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith program Jumpstart Arkansas mobilized residents to serve this week as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. For 25 years, groups around the nation have served their communities on the MLK holiday, honoring Dr. King’s legacy of leadership and service.

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Mary Beth Andrews dedicates most of her time to smiles, preserving them as a dental hygiene student and creating them as captain of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith cheer team.
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Fri, 02/08/2019
Theatre @ UAFS will perform Shakespeare in Love, adapted for the stage by Lee Hall at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-16 and 18-19 in the Breedlove Auditorium at UAFS, as part of the Season of Entertainment 38. Tickets for the comedic drama are $6 for the general public and free to UAFS faculty, staff and students. For tickets, contact the UAFS Box Office at 479-788-7300 or http: and and tickets.uafs.edu
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Sat, 02/02/2019
The Dental Hygiene Clinic at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is hosting a Free Extraction Day from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Feb. 23, at 715 Waldron, Fort Smith, AR.
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Thu, 01/31/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Career Services center has been evolving alongside the university, growing with the needs of the campus community, to support career-readiness goals of its students.  Originally the Placement Department, Career Services was founded a short time after UAFS joined the University of Arkansas system in 2003, and has progressed to include the Babb Center for Student Professional Development, founded in 2015. 
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Wed, 01/30/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has released the Dean's List for the fall 2018 semester, according to Dr. Georgia Hale, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.
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Wed, 01/30/2019
On Jan. 25, 2019, the Coordinating Board for the Arkansas Department of Higher Education approved the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith’s proposal to offer its second master’s degree program, a Master of Education (M.Ed.) with two areas of emphasis: English and curriculum and instruction.  
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Wed, 01/30/2019
For Matthew Womack, an 18-year-old freshman from Poteau, Oklahoma, beginning college was a shock, but thanks to UAFS and the mentorship he received through the Chancellor’s Leadership Class, it was a shock that spurred immense growth. 
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Tue, 01/29/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host its first-ever Miss UAFS’s Outstanding Teen Competition at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at ArcBest Performing Arts Center, 55 S. 7thSt. in Fort Smith. This competition will be held in conjunction with the 42nd annual Miss UAFS Scholarship Competition.
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Tue, 01/29/2019
A new program announced at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will help working adults earn a bachelor’s degree in an affordable, hands-on academic environment. The Adult Degree Completion Program will provide a streamlined educational pathway for students returning to school with 30 or more credit hours to pursue either a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership or a Bachelor of General Studies. Previous college experience does not have to correspond to those areas of study. Students also have the opportunity to receive class credit for prior working experience.
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Mon, 01/28/2019
The Dental Hygiene program at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will sponsor free afterschool dental clinics Feb. 12 and March 12, 2019, for area children through the UAFS Smilz Kid’s Clinic. Preventive services offered by the clinic include a dental cleaning and exam, X-rays, fluoride treatments and sealants to prevent cavities. All dental hygiene services are provided by UAFS dental hygiene students under the supervision of UAFS dental hygiene faculty and staff.
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Mon, 01/28/2019
Attending the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is a vital part of Megan Sonnenmoser’s quest for mental health, and she wants her experience to help other students on campus as well.  Sonnenmoser, a 34-year-old history major from Kansas City, Mo., has battled mental health matters as long as she can remember. They impacted every aspect of her life, including her education. 
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Fri, 01/25/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host a kickoff event for the 2019 NEA Big Read: Fort Smith, from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, located at 800 N. 49th St.
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Thu, 01/24/2019
In order to succeed, college students must overcome many obstacles, not the least of which involve mental health struggles. At the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, students have access to numerous mentors, trained support staff and an on-campus counseling clinic fully staffed with licensed professional and paraprofessional mental health care clinicians.
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Wed, 01/23/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host a Music Faculty Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Thursday,  Jan. 31, at The Blue Lion at UAFS Downtown, located at 101 N. 2nd Street.
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Tue, 01/22/2019
On Jan. 21 five influential leaders in the Fort Smith community discussed their various missions in alleviating poverty, hunger and homelessness in the River Valley during a panel discussion at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith moderated by Mayor George McGill.
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Mon, 01/21/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has scheduled a slate of festivities the week of Feb. 18 in celebration of its annual Homecoming. The theme this year is Lions of the Galaxy.  “Homecoming is always an exciting week at UAFS,” said Stephanie London, director of student activities. “It’s a week of showing our lion pride through numerous events and competitions. We would love the community to join us, especially for our Saturday street fair and basketball games.”
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Mon, 01/21/2019
Recent graduate Garrett Rogers, 23, of Clayton, Okla., found his stride at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, utilizing campus facilities and programs to reach his academic, social and even weight loss goals, dropping nearly 150 pounds, and finding ways to succeed in his life and career over the course of his four years at the university.
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Fri, 01/18/2019
Dr. Stephen Husarik, professor of humanities and music history at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, will duel with recordings of reproducing pianos in his lecture-performance “Capturing Art with Machines: Piano Players vs. Player Pianos.” The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday March 1, at the Breedlove Auditorium, located at 5120 Grand Ave.
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Fri, 01/18/2019
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will host its winter blood drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 29-30 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, located at 800 N. 49th Street.
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Wed, 01/16/2019
Photography students from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith and Northside High School are showing a joint exhibition at UAFS entitled “3.” The exhibit is on display through Jan. 18, when a closing reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. in Windgate Art & Design, located at 535 N. Waldron Road.
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Tue, 01/15/2019
Cole Goodman, M.D., president, Mercy Clinic Fort Smith Communities, will visit UAFS for a lecture at noon Friday, Jan. 25, in room 101 of the UAFS Math-Science Building, located at 720 N. 49th St. Dr. Goodman will address faculty and students on the rapidly changing pace in the health care industry and the importance of higher education in preparing students to pursue careers in continuously advancing healthcare fields. 
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Tue, 01/15/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith American Democracy Project will host Fort Smith’s newly instated Mayor George McGill as he delivers his first State of the City Address at noon Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center. This will be an opportunity for McGill to share his assessment of where the city is and to lay out his vision for the year ahead.
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Tue, 01/15/2019
At the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s commencement ceremony Dec. 13, Mayor-Elect George McGill urged UAFS graduates to “not forget the town that trained you and educated you.”
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Mon, 12/17/2018
An experienced fundraiser with local ties will lead the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s development efforts as the vice chancellor for university advancement and executive director of the UAFS Foundation.
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Mon, 12/17/2018
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has scheduled a slate of community and educational events in January to celebrate legendary civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
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Mon, 12/17/2018
It’s not every day that a Hollywood actor joins the ranks of students at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, but in January of 2018, Logan Parks did exactly that. 
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Mon, 12/10/2018
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has reached an agreement with the Arkansas National Guard to collaborate in regards to the university’s unmanned aerial systems program, a mutually beneficial partnership that will elevate the UAS program while allowing the National Guard to utilize the technology.
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Thu, 12/06/2018
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s theatre department earned another slew of awards at the Arkansas State Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, which took place earlier this month at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia and was attended by universities in Arkansas and Louisiana.
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Wed, 11/28/2018
Next month, Fort Smith residents will be able to celebrate the holidays once again with the return of Mannheim Steamroller to Fort Smith for two concerts Dec. 9 at the ArcBest Corp. Performing Arts Center, located at 55 S. 7th St.
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Tue, 11/27/2018
George McGill, mayor-elect of Fort Smith and representative of District 78 in the Arkansas House of Representatives, will speak at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s fall commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Stubblefield Center, located at 532 N. Waldron Road.
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Tue, 11/20/2018
Sonja Davis of Van Buren, catering coordinator with Aramark at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, was recently recognized for her hard work by being one of 200 employees across the country selected for the 2018 Aramark Ring of Stars, an honor celebrating outstanding company employees.
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Wed, 11/14/2018
Gerardo Jaso Nacif, a professor of the prestigious school Colegio Madrid and eco-photographer for the prominent Mexican newspaper La Jornada, will visit UAFS for a lecture at 11 a.m. Nov. 27 in the theater of Windgate Art & Design, located at 535 N. Waldron Road.
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Mon, 11/12/2018
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students helped get out the vote this week as part of a project in a graphic design course, a hands-on learning opportunity that also helped drive civic engagement in the community.
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Thu, 11/08/2018
Thanks to the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, Fort Smith Public Schools and regional industry partners and organizations, local eighth graders had the opportunity to learn more about high-demand career fields in the Fort Smith area.
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Thu, 11/08/2018
Local residents can get in the holiday spirit this month with a lighting ceremony and a holiday concert as part of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season of Entertainment 38.
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Mon, 11/05/2018
Haylie West has a heart for helping. So it’s no surprise the sophomore from Prairie Grove majored in nursing, just as it’s no surprise she became director of Cub Camp to help more freshmen students become acclimated to college.
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Thu, 11/01/2018

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