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UAFS Music Faculty to Perform Jan. 31 Concert
A group of accomplished music faculty at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will treat local residents to a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 as part of the university’s Season at The Blue Lion.
UAFS Group Recognized as a Top Student Vet Organization
The Student Veterans Organization at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith was recently recognized as one of the top student veteran groups in the nation during the Student Veterans of America national conference earlier this month in Anaheim, Calif.
High School Students Discuss Concerns, Education at MLK Event
In front of a capacity crowd gathered on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus, nine high school students discussed a spectrum of issues during “The Trumpet: A Fort Smith Community Forum,” the university’s celebration commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
UAFS Announces Student Panelists for MLK Event
Nine local high school students will serve as panelists for the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s annual community breakfast Jan. 16 celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Local Documentary to be Premiered at UAFS Jan. 19-22
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host screenings of the documentary “Leaving a Legacy” – which chronicles the lives, triumphs, and disappointments of six band students at Northside High School – from Jan. 19-22 on the UAFS campus.
Cemetery Symbolism to be Discussed at Feb. 16 Meeting
Holly Hope, special projects historian with the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, will serve as the guest speaker for the February Ark-Homa Chapter Meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 16. The event will be held in the Echols Conference Center on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus.
UAFS Campus Closed Friday, Jan. 6
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith campus will be closed on Friday, Jan. 6 due to inclement weather. During a campus closure, UAFS employees do not report to work. As a result of the campus closure, the Chamber of Commerce's First Friday breakfast scheduled for tomorrow morning has also been cancelled. 
Blood Drive to be Held at UAFS Jan. 24-25
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will host a blood drive from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 24-25 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, with donors receiving a free T-shirt and a free health screening.
UAFS History Professor Wins Award for Article
A University of Arkansas – Fort Smith professor was recently recognized by the Kentucky Historical Society for a scholarly article he authored.
“Pippin” to be Performed Feb. 1 through UAFS Season of Entertainment
A revival of a classic Tony-Award winning musical will come to downtown Fort Smith for a show at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 as part of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season of Entertainment 36.

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Great Value Colleges recently named the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith the third-best affordable school for the RN to BSN online degree program in the United States.
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Wed, 10/07/2015
Two workforce development grants totaling more than $110,000 from the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet to the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will create career paths at the university for in-demand jobs both locally and across the state.
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Wed, 10/07/2015
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Mon, 10/05/2015
Theatre @ UAFS will perform Arthur Miller’s drama “All My Sons” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15-17 and 19-20 in the Breedlove Auditorium on the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith campus as part of the university’s Season of Entertainment 35.
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Mon, 10/05/2015
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has announced the schedule for this year’s homecoming events slated to run from Oct. 19-24. Events include a pep rally, volleyball game, bonfire, parade, and tailgate.
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Thu, 10/01/2015
The Kennedy Center’s American College Theater Festival for the state of Arkansas will be held Oct. 22-25 on the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith campus, featuring productions by college theater programs from across Arkansas and Oklahoma.
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Thu, 10/01/2015
This fall, Keller’s art has returned to the UAFS campus. Two of his paintings are currently on display in Windgate Art & Design, “Our Lady of Bethpage” and “Nemesis and her Hurricane,” two round oil paintings on canvas, both painted in the late 1980s.
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Thu, 10/01/2015
As the largest retailer in the world, Walmart selects only the best and the brightest for jobs within their company. They visit and recruit at universities across the United States, but they’re also finding qualified and prepared employees at a university just 80 miles south of Bentonville thanks to a unique relationship between the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith and a Walmart associate.
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Wed, 09/30/2015
Robert Lopez, weighted down with 80 pounds of flak jacket and an M16 rifle, raced along the wall’s edge balancing on the foot-width ledge as bullets pinged the ground, kicking up dust around him.
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Wed, 09/30/2015
More than 20 classrooms in area schools will host University of Arkansas – Fort Smith professors for the university’s second year of the Adopt-a-Professor program, an educational outreach initiative coordinated by the Education Renewal Zone at UAFS.
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Tue, 09/29/2015
A joint meeting of the Arkansas Senate and House committees on state agencies and governmental affairs will meet 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Boreham Conference Room in the Baldor Technology Center on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus. Coffee and water will be provided for the general public. For more information, contact Dr. Elizabeth Underwood at 479-788-7025.
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Mon, 09/28/2015
This year’s River Valley BEST robotics competition will take place from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Stubblefield Center on the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith campus.
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Mon, 09/28/2015
Students from the Chancellor’s Leadership Council at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, in partnership with the Sebastian County Humane Society, will help raise awareness about animal cruelty and neglect at an event held from 3-6 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Lion’s Den courtyard.
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Fri, 09/25/2015
A $15,000 grant from Verizon to the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will help more girls in the greater Fort Smith region learn about and pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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Thu, 09/24/2015
A conference of the Mid-South Inorganic Chemists Association will be held on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus 9:30 a.m. Oct. 3 in the Math-Science Building.
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Thu, 09/24/2015
After graduating from the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, Angie Stout was offered a position teaching English at Southside High School, the culmination of a lifelong journey to graduate college.
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Thu, 09/24/2015
The Department of Music and Theatre at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will present their first concert of the year at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 as part of Season of Entertainment 35.
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Wed, 09/23/2015
A nationally-renowned slam poet will headline an educators’ conference held from 8:45 a.m.-noon Oct. 15 coordinated by the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Educational Renewal Zone.
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Wed, 09/23/2015
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 during an initiation ceremony that also recognized senior members of the society with outstanding academic performance.
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Tue, 09/22/2015
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will hold its fall 2015 Preview Day Oct. 17 in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center for those interested in attending UAFS.
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Tue, 09/22/2015
Archaic shell rings found on St. Catherines Island will be the topic of discussion during a presentation at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 in room 204 of the Math-Science Building on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus.
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Mon, 09/21/2015
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host a Career Fair from 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center.
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Mon, 09/21/2015
Thirty-five University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students were matched with a community business leader and UAFS young alumni for the second year of the UAFS alumni association’s Mentors Connections program during a kick-off event held Sept. 10 on the UAFS campus.
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Mon, 09/21/2015
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, in partnership with the We Care Foundation, will host “Light Up the Night” at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 to bring awareness to childhood cancer.
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Thu, 09/17/2015
Students learned the do’s and don’ts of interview attire and etiquette during the annual “What Not to Wear” event held by the College of Business Sept. 16.
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Thu, 09/17/2015
UAFS Chancellor Paul B. Beran spent his Monday afternoon reading to students at Sutton Elementary School for Constitution Week, one of many volunteers from UAFS and the Fort Smith community who devoted their time to read to elementary schools across Fort Smith this week.
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Wed, 09/16/2015
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Department of Music and Theatre will hold its 10th annual Octubafest at 3 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center.
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Wed, 09/16/2015
Seventeen students from organizations at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith spent a weekend renovating the house of a disabled veteran for a community service project.
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Tue, 09/15/2015
The group of bird watchers searched fruitlessly for the endangered golden-cheeked warbler among the junipers on the Edwards Plateau in Central Texas. Then they heard the call, the clear buzzy zee, zoo, zeedee, zeep.
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Tue, 09/15/2015
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith students embraced the unexpected when they joined prominent international street artists in painting murals across buildings in downtown Fort Smith.
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Mon, 09/14/2015
An event recognizing Peace One Day, a global cease-fire day established by the U.N., will be hosted by the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Cultural Network from noon-3 p.m. Sept. 21 at the fireplace in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center.
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Mon, 09/14/2015
Local business leaders visited classes at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Sept. 10 to give students advice about an array of topics as part of the Back to Business Day hosted by the College of Business.
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Fri, 09/11/2015
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Kappa Delta Pi Chapter is sponsoring a 5K fun run and walk at 8 a.m. Sept. 19 at the UAFS Bell Tower. All proceeds will assist KDP in planning and implementing a series of literacy-based events at K-12 schools in the River Valley region.
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Fri, 09/11/2015
The University Staff Council at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith presented Lucille Speakman Excellence Awards to Melanie Racy and Carolyn Hankins, both of Fort Smith, during its annual staff meeting.
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Thu, 09/10/2015
Oklahoma Gas & Electric presented a $1,500 check to the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Sept. 8 in recognition of the university’s energy- and water-conservation upgrades to the Sebastian Commons residence halls.
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Wed, 09/09/2015
Eleventh-day enrollment figures for the fall 2015 semester at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith show an unduplicated headcount of 6,707 students, with numbers indicating increases in retention, the academic profile of incoming freshman, and diversity on campus.
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Tue, 09/08/2015

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