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Donation a Capstone to a Lifetime of Giving
A generous heart, a modest lifestyle and a storybook romance led to a $100,000 donation to the University of Arkansas Fort Smith to help working students.
Stone, Anderson Crowned UAFS Homecoming King and Queen
A week of homecoming festivities at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith culminated in the crowning of students Steven Stone of Lamar and Ashley Anderson of Rogers as 2018 Homecoming King and Queen.
Underwood Learning Leadership as Cub Camp Director at UAFS
Tradition is important to Kaley Underwood. It’s part of the reason she decided to attend the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, following in the footsteps of her father and aunt, both of whom attended the university when it was Westark Community College. But Underwood isn’t only continuing traditions in her own family. She’s also helping continue traditions at UAFS by serving as the director of Cub Camp for 2018, a three-day camp for incoming UAFS freshmen hosted by upperclassmen that helps ease the transition from high school to college.
UAFS Chorale to Perform Concert Feb. 27
The Department of Music at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith will present a choral spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Smith, located at 116 North 12th St.
Robertson, UAFS Grow Local Economy through FEC
For Dave Robertson, there’s two ways of looking at economic development. “One is bringing in new business, but the other aspect of it is supporting existing businesses,” Robertson said. “Eighty to ninety percent of all US businesses are considered a family business. When you realize how significant that number is, and you look at the challenges that they face that are kind of unique, you can see where there’s an opportunity to support them and keep them strong.” Helping local family businesses address those challenges was a major reason Robertson took over as director of the Family Enterprise Center at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith nine years ago, a program that grows the economy of the greater Fort Smith region by helping local family businesses.
Twenty-Eight Area Youth to be Princesses/Princes at Miss UAFS
Twenty-eight local children will participate in the Miss UAFS Scholarship Pageant Feb. 24 through the Princess/Prince Program, a non-competitive program allowing children ages 5-10 to take part in pageant festivities.
Thirteen Contestants Vie for Miss UAFS Crown Feb. 24
The title of Miss UAFS 2018 will be up for grabs this month when 13 University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students compete in the university’s annual scholarship pageant held at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at the ArcBest Performing Arts Center, located at 55 S. 7th St.
Theatre @ UAFS to Perform “Under Milk Wood” in February
Theatre @ UAFS will perform Dylan Thomas’s play “Under Milk Wood” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15-17 and 19-20 in the Breedlove Auditorium on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus as part of the Season of Entertainment 37.
Texas Native Finds Home in Fort Smith
Although she hails from the Lone Star State, Audrey Legg found the home she was looking for at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.
Hurst to Receive UAFS Young Alumni Award
Rebecca Hurst, managing partner at Smith Hurst law firm, will receive the second annual Young Alumni Award from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Alumni Association, recognizing the alumna’s successful career in business law and service to the university.

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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
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith jazz band will perform a concert featuring a variety of music at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 as part of the university’s Season of Entertainment 36.
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Mon, 10/24/2016
The Fort Smith Fire Dept. now has a valuable piece of training equipment thanks to five University of Arkansas – Fort Smith welding students.
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Thu, 10/20/2016
Fort Smith residents have seen Paperwerk get its start with hand-painted cards and notepads at Brick City Emporium and watched as it grew into its location at 3000 Old Greenwood Road where additional inventory and calligraphy workshops were held.
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Mon, 10/17/2016
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Campus Activities Board will host the 13th annual Haunted Union from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 29th in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center.
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Thu, 10/13/2016
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has announced the 2016-17 class of students participating in the Chancellor’s Leadership Council scholarship program.
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Thu, 10/13/2016
For the second consecutive year, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host the state’s Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival on its campus Oct. 27-30, featuring five colleges and universities competing for a slew of awards.
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Wed, 10/12/2016
Automotive students receiving a technical certificate from Northwest Technical Institute in Springdale will now be able to pursue an associate degree from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith thanks to a partnership forged between the two schools.
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Tue, 10/11/2016
When Colton Lee was laid off in early 2015 from his job in the oilfield, he reconsidered what he wanted to do with his life. He wanted a job that would provide him a livable wage and good benefits. Since his father had been a truck driver, he decided to enroll in the Commercial Driver Development Program at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.
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Tue, 10/11/2016
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host a performance of “Tres Vidas” in the theatre of Windgate Art & Design at 7 p.m. Oct. 26.
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Mon, 10/10/2016
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host a career fair and graduate school expo from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center.
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Mon, 10/10/2016
Officers in the University Police Department at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will soon be utilizing cutting-edge equipment as part of a federal grant from the Department of Justice.
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Fri, 10/07/2016

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