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UAFS Students Fulfill Service Projects for “Alternative” Spring Break
While some students spent their spring break tanning at the beach or relaxing at home, seven University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students opted to spend their time off from school conducting community service projects in New Orleans as part of an “Alternative Spring Break” program at the university.
UAFS Season of Entertainment to Host “Cinderella” April 23
The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Cinderella,” written by the legendary musical duo Rodgers and Hammerstein, will come to Fort Smith for a performance at 7:30 p.m. April 23 as part of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season of Entertainment 37.
Blood Drive at UAFS to be Held April 10-11
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host a blood drive from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 10-11 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, with donors receiving a free T-shirt and health screening.
Hard Work, Faculty Support Leads UAFS Graduate to Medical School
The path to becoming a doctor has not been easy for Jesse Pacheco. A first-generation college student, Pacheco juggled the obligations of school, work and family and faced considerable challenges while doing it. But now, with the end of medical school in sight, Pacheco can reflect on a decade of hard work and guidance from UAFS faculty who helped him along the way.
UAFS to Host Forums for Senate, Judge and Mayoral Candidates
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host three public forums in April and May for candidates in three local political races: the Republican candidates for the District 8 senate seat, the Democratic candidates for Sebastian County Judge, and the candidates for Mayor of Fort Smith.
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.

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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
Radiography students at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith showcased their talents last week when they won a slew of awards during the Arkansas Society of Radiologic Technologist Conference held on the UAFS campus.
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Wed, 04/12/2017
The University of Arkansas Fort Smith’s theatre program continued its stellar run at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival this year, notching four awards at the state and one at the regional level.
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Tue, 04/11/2017
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University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student Kayley Corley of Booneville will have the opportunity to spend a summer in Washington, D.C. as part of a prestigious fellowship through the office of Congressman Steve Womack.
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Mon, 04/10/2017
Thirty artworks by students from area high schools are currently on display at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith through April 28 as part of a high school art competition, with winners announced at a reception from 5-6 p.m. April 19.
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Fri, 03/31/2017
A University of Arkansas – Fort Smith alumnus and postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Georgia will serve as the guest speaker for the university’s Student Research Symposium to be held from 1-4:30 p.m. April 14 on the UAFS campus.
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Wed, 03/29/2017
A blood drive will be held at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 5-6 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, giving the campus community and local residents the chance to save a life just like a UAFS student recently did.
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Tue, 03/28/2017
Earlier this month, representatives from local and statewide organizations gathered on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus to study a technology that is poised for exponential growth in the next five years.
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Tue, 03/28/2017
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student Talia Blanton chose to attend UAFS because of the numerous opportunities in the university’s graphic design program, but Blanton hadn’t expected one of those opportunities would include designing a logo for a regional athletic conference.
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Mon, 03/27/2017
An eclectic mix of Spanish prose, poetry and photography is featured in this year’s Azahares, the annual literary magazine published by the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith that is now available.
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Thu, 03/23/2017
An iconic landmark at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is receiving a facelift that began earlier this week as part of yearlong restoration efforts to the structure.
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Thu, 03/23/2017
An exhibition featuring “un” still-life paintings will be on display from April 3-May 31 at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, with a reception slated for April 6.  
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Wed, 03/22/2017
When Skyler Webster of Poteau, Okla., applied for the prestigious Chancellor’s Leadership Council Scholarship at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, she didn’t think she would receive the scholarship. Since she suffered from test anxiety, her ACT score was below the recommended score to receive the scholarship. But the CLC scholarship took more into consideration than just test scores. After two rounds of interviews with Dr. Paul B. Beran, UAFS chancellor, and other administrators, Webster was chosen to receive the scholarship, which has led to a wealth of involvement opportunities for Webster at UAFS.
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Wed, 03/22/2017
Dr. Emily Beahm, the station archeologist at the Arkansas Archeological Survey’s Winthrop Rockefeller Institute Research Station, will present on a garden initiative the WRI is currently undertaking at a presentation at 7 p.m. April 20 as part of the monthly Ark-Homa chapter meeting held at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.
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Tue, 03/21/2017
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has hired a new director to oversee its Boreham Library. Anne Liebst, formerly the discovery and access coordinator for the Ottenheimer Library at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been named the new director of library services at UAFS. Her start date was March 13.
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Tue, 03/21/2017
A partnership between the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith and a local trucking company was recently recognized when USA Truck awarded the Commercial Driving School at UAFS as its 2016 CDL School of the Year.
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Mon, 03/20/2017
The African Students Association at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host its fifth annual African Night at 6 p.m. April 7 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center.
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Mon, 03/20/2017
Even before Kayley Corley had chosen to attend the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, it felt like home to her.
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Fri, 03/17/2017
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host the Southern Literary Festival from March 30 – April 1 on campus, an event offering workshops, readings, and master classes in a wide variety of genres to undergraduate students from colleges and universities across the region, in addition to readings from nationally-acclaimed authors that are open to the public.
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Fri, 03/17/2017

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