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UAFS Celebrates MLK with Panel Discussion
On Jan. 15, six Lincoln High School alumni spoke of their experiences integrating from the all-black school to Northside High School during a panel discussion at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.
UAFS Dental Hygiene to Hold Clinics in Spring
The dental hygiene program at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will sponsor free afterschool clinics in the spring for children in the greater Fort Smith region.
UAFS to Hold Homecoming Celebrations Feb. 5-10
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus community and residents of the greater Fort Smith region will have the opportunity to get their game on during the university’s annual Homecoming festivities Feb. 5-10.
UAFS Music Faculty Showcase Slated for Jan. 30
The talents of music faculty at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will be on display during the Music Faculty Showcase held at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 as part of the university’s Season at The Blue Lion.
Dental Hygiene Student Praises Program
Savannah Page isn’t sure exactly where her degree will take her, but she’s sure of one thing: It’s going to be filled with smiles.
UAFS ROTC Student Commissioned into Army
For the last seven years, the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps has been a part of cadet Michael Dotson’s life. He participated in it while at Northside High School and continued into the ROTC program at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. On Jan. 4, Dotson’s time with the ROTC program came to an end when he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army during a ceremony held at Faith United Methodist Church.  
Bumper Jacksons to Perform at Blue Lion Jan. 17
The Bumper Jacksons, a six-piece band showcasing an eclectic mix of folk music, will come to The Blue Lion at UAFS Downtown, located at 101 N. 2nd Street, for a performance at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17.
Miss UAFS Princess/Prince Program Accepting Applications
Registration is now open for local girls and boys who want to participate in the Princess/Prince program during the Miss UAFS Scholarship Pageant Feb. 24, offering an opportunity to meet and appear on stage with pageant contestants.

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The monthly meeting of the Ark-Homa Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society and the Oklahoma Anthropological Society will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 in the Latture Conference Center at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.
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Fri, 12/09/2016
Metro Homeschool of Blue Springs, Mo., was the overall winner of the 38-team Frontier Trails BEST regional robotics competition hosted by the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.
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Fri, 12/09/2016
William Hutson of Cowlington, Okla., received a three-year Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty scholarship totaling $45,900 through the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Reserve Officers' Training Corps program (ROTC).
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Wed, 12/07/2016
An exhibit by an acclaimed local artist will be at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith through Jan. 27. “Nunca Pasa Nada,” an exhibit by Bethany Springer, will be on display in the gallery of Windgate Art & Design, the university’s state-of-the-art visual arts facility located at 535 N. Waldron Road.
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Tue, 12/06/2016
After losing her brother a month before school started, Katalina Hurt of Gentry began to reconsider her decision to attend college at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. But after participating in a unique program in the College of Business, she blossomed into a leader at the university.
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Tue, 12/06/2016
Dumpster diving and traveling to yard sales and auctions may not be the most glamorous way to get through college while raising a daughter, but Angie Meyer did it nonetheless.
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Mon, 12/05/2016
For University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student Lydia Bush, Spanish is more than just a language. It allowed her to embrace a new perspective, understand the importance of diversity, and change the world – all of which she is doing during her five-month stay in Temuco, Chile.
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Mon, 12/05/2016
The awards ceremony for the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will take place at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, with Dr. Jennifer Thomas serving as the keynote speaker.
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Fri, 12/02/2016
When Trang Ha moved to Fort Smith in 2012, she felt lost and alone. Completely blind and in a foreign country, Ha was surrounded by people speaking a language she didn’t understand. Four years later, Ha has found a home at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith as she enters her second year at the university, where she boasts a 4.0 grand point average thanks to a strong work ethic and a caring campus community.
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Thu, 12/01/2016
David Cooksey, a student veteran at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, faced a challenge when his van broke down, depriving him of transportation to commute to school when he starts classes this spring. Thanks to the Veterans Villages of America, Cooksey’s transportation problem has been solved.
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Thu, 12/01/2016
Thirty-eight teams will compete at the Frontier Trails BEST regional robotics competition held Dec. 2-3 at the Fort Smith Convention Center located at 55 South 7th Street.
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Mon, 11/28/2016
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Campus Activity Board recently won two awards from the National Association of Campus Activities for events it coordinated on campus.
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Tue, 11/22/2016
A documentary by a local artist on trees of Arkansas will be shown at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith at 6 p.m. Dec. 6, with a book signing and reception to be held after.
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Tue, 11/22/2016
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith recently received the Military Friendly School designation for 2017 from Victory Media, publisher of the G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines.
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Mon, 11/21/2016
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will bring holiday cheer to Fort Smith when the acclaimed musical group Mannheim Steamroller travels to the city for a matinee concert Dec. 13 as part of the university’s Season of Entertainment 36.
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Fri, 11/18/2016
Fourteen students in the School of Education at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith have been inducted into the Alpha Beta Omega chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education.
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Thu, 11/17/2016
Judy McReynolds, chairman, president and chief executive officer of ArcBest Corporation, will serve as the guest speaker for the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s commencement ceremony held at 7 p.m. Dec. 15.
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Thu, 11/17/2016
A $200,000 grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation to the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will help to graduate students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, fields which have high job demand both locally and nationally.
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Wed, 11/16/2016
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will host a blood drive from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 29-30 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, with donors receiving a free T-shirt and a free health screening.
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Mon, 11/14/2016
Kim DeBar of Greenwood grew up dreaming of following in her father’s – and grandfather’s – footsteps.  Her grandfather served in the Army and was buried at the Fort Smith National Historic Site. Her father had forged a career in the military, retiring from the Navy as a senior chief petty officer and earning entry into the Chief’s Mess, a name given to a fraternity exclusive for master chief, senior chief, and chief petty officers in the Navy.
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Fri, 11/11/2016
When University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student Aaron Dickson suffered second-degree burns during an accident early in the semester, he faced a financial challenge. Having prided himself on paying for his tuition out of pocket, he found himself struggling to make his tuition payments in lieu of medical bills.
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Thu, 11/10/2016
Two events on the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith campus held in late November will kick off the university’s holiday celebrations as part of the university’s Season of Entertainment 36.
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Tue, 11/08/2016
Four University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students had the opportunity to meet with Rep. Steve Womack as part of a national collegiate competition to raise awareness about the national debt.
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Tue, 11/08/2016
Two graduates from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s School of Education were recognized by the Arkansas Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts as exceptional educators in the state.
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Mon, 11/07/2016
Dr. Margaret Tanner of Fort Smith, associate provost and director of graduate studies at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, received the KPMG Mentoring Award from the Gender Issues and Worklife Balance Section of the American Accounting Association.
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Fri, 11/04/2016
Kenneth Lee Davis, an Emmy Award-winning designer and University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student, is showcasing his artwork at an exhibit at UAFS through Jan. 3, with a reception scheduled for 5-6 p.m. Nov. 9.
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Fri, 11/04/2016
A University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Chancellor’s Leadership Council student earned a national award that is the result of years of hard work that began at the age of six.
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Thu, 11/03/2016
Many cadets in the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) experienced a day of firsts when they participated in an exciting training opportunity.
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Thu, 11/03/2016
The monthly meeting of the Ark-Homa Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society and the Oklahoma Anthropological Society will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Echols Conference Center at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.
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Thu, 11/03/2016
The theatre program at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith notched eight awards from the state’s Kennedy College American Theater Festival hosted on UAFS campus Oct. 27-30.
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Wed, 11/02/2016
Nineteen schools participated in the 2016 River Valley BEST competition Oct. 29 on the University of Arkansas- Fort Smith campus, but two schools dominated the competition.
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Tue, 11/01/2016
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will hold its seventh annual Psychology Symposium from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, providing students the opportunity to present research, engage in scholarly debate and network with employers in the field.
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Mon, 10/31/2016
Through a partnership between the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith and Rockline Industries, students at the company’s manufacturing facility in Booneville were able to take the first step in furthering their careers by receiving Certificates of Proficiency in Workforce Leadership from UAFS.
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Mon, 10/31/2016
The Student Veterans Organization will host a formal banquet at the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center from 6-10 pm. Nov. 11 in recognition of Veterans Day. The banquet is a fundraiser to help support the travel expenses for the 2017 Student Veterans of America National Conference in Anaheim, Calif.
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Wed, 10/26/2016
The Chamber Ensembles at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at The Blue Lion at UAFS Downtown, located at 101 N. 2nd St.
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Tue, 10/25/2016
For the second time in three years, a University of Arkansas – Fort Smith professor has been recognized as one of the highest rated professors by RateMyProfessor.com, a popular website that ranks faculty members of universities across the nation.
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Tue, 10/25/2016

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