Current Stories

Leasure to Speak at UAFS Student Research Symposium
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.
Unmanned Aircraft Course at UAFS Prepares Residents for Future
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.
UAFS Blood Drive Offers Chance to Help Those in Need
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.
UAFS Student Designs New Heartland Conference Logo
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.
UAFS Bell Tower Undergoing Renovations
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.
“Azahares” Now Available at UAFS
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.
Webster Shines at UAFS through Chancellor’s Leadership Council
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.
“Unstilllife” Exhibit to be Displayed at UAFS from April 3-May 31
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.  
Liebst Hired as UAFS Library Director
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.
WRI Garden to be Discussed at April 20 Meeting at UAFS
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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The History Club at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is offering cemetery restoration workshops throughout the summer at cemeteries in the River Valley and northwest Arkansas, for those interested in restoring tombstones at their local cemeteries.
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Tue, 05/24/2016
Two University of Arkansas – Fort Smith nursing students were recognized during an end-of-semester awards ceremony for the university’s College of Health Sciences.
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Tue, 05/24/2016
Hunter Comer, Dakston Drennan and Zane Harrison initially enrolled in classes at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Western Arkansas Technical Center to earn concurrent credit through courses that piqued their interest.
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Mon, 05/23/2016
After earning all his class credits required to graduate from Mountainburg High School by his junior year, Hunter Comer decided to enroll in the Western Arkansas Technical Center at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.
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Mon, 05/23/2016
Growing up, Dakston Drennan of Greenwood bonded with his grandfather through cars. He watched his grandfather work on them and traveled to car shows, where he would learn about the inner workings of vehicles.
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Mon, 05/23/2016
Zane Harrison of Van Buren always loved reading stories. And although he loved to create stories himself, putting words to a page always felt awkward.
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Mon, 05/23/2016
Parents at UAFS, a registered student organization at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, presented a check for $550 to the Children’s Emergency Shelter following fundraisers held on campus.
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Fri, 05/20/2016
Among a forest of easels in Room 220 of Windgate Art & Design, University of Arkansas – Fort Smith art students add shape, color and texture to paintings-in-progress, alternating between painting and observing the set-up in the center of the room they are attempting to express: three models seated around a circular table. All students in the studio aspire to become professional artists, and they can look to one participant in the back of the classroom for an example of how to become one.
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Wed, 05/18/2016
The application deadline for enrolling in the Master of Science in Healthcare Administration program for the fall semester at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith has been set for June 15.
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Wed, 05/18/2016
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s School of Education was ranked the second-best program in Arkansas for a bachelor’s degree in the education field by ToBecomeATeacher.org.
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Tue, 05/17/2016
Students attending the Western Arkansas Technical Center at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith have been recognized for superior achievement in a special awards ceremony, which included the announcement of Outstanding WATC Students, Starfish Awards, Director’s Honor Roll and SkillsUSA Gold Star Members.
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Mon, 05/16/2016
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host Economic Arkansas’ “Connecting Education to Industry” workshop for local educators from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 8.
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Mon, 05/16/2016
Amidst standing room-only crowds packed in the Stubblefield Center, Dr. Benny Gooden and Sam Sicard spoke to graduates at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s commencement ceremonies May 14. Gooden’s advice focused on the challenges graduates would face after graduation, while Sicard gave graduates advice on how to successfully face those challenges.
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Sat, 05/14/2016
Forty pieces of small-scale artwork are now on display at the annual Small Works on Paper exhibit in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith through May 30.
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Wed, 05/11/2016
Four groups of University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students presented projects and initiatives to Fort Smith community leaders gathered on the UAFS campus May 9, projects unified by a common theme: improving the Fort Smith community.
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Wed, 05/11/2016
Children and teenagers can find something to enjoy from the 23 summer camps offered by the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith through the university’s Academy of the Arts, Athletic Department and the Department of Music and Theatre.
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Wed, 05/11/2016
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has hired Nicolas Pattillo, previously an admissions and recruitment director at the University of South Carolina, to serve as director of international relations at UAFS.
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Tue, 05/10/2016
An exhibit on display until June 30 in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will feature textile artwork by hand weaver and fiber artist Jennifer Libby Fay, with a reception slated for June.
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Thu, 05/05/2016
The university's College of Business recently held its annual Professional Development Day, where students to hear from local business leaders.
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Wed, 05/04/2016
When Dr. Latisha Settlage, associate professor of accounting at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, reexamined the university’s personal finance course last year, she realized it wasn’t focusing on an issue that is a growing concern across the United States: student loan debt.
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Wed, 05/04/2016
A former U.S. Army and NASA consultant who left the field to pursue his passion in higher education was recently honored as an Outstanding Doctoral Student from a prestigious higher education administration program.
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Tue, 05/03/2016
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students, student organizations and advisers were recognized during the 13th annual NUMAs Awards ceremony held April 22 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center.
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Fri, 04/29/2016
Ten students in the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s College of Business were recognized during the college’s student awards ceremony held April 27 in the Latture Conference Center on UAFS campus.
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Fri, 04/29/2016
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith chapter of the Kappa Alpha Order presented a check for more than $2,000 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association April 28, funds the fraternity raised through a dodge ball tournament.
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Fri, 04/29/2016
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Fri, 04/29/2016
Dr. Martin McDonell, director of the social work program at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, has been named to the Arkansas State Independent Living Council by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
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Thu, 04/28/2016
A National Football League referee will serve as a guest speaker for a breakfast meeting sponsored by the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith’s Family Enterprise Center. The meeting will be held at 7:30 a.m. May 17 at The Blue Lion at UAFS Downtown, located at 101 N. 2nd St.
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Thu, 04/28/2016
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has announced the 18 students receiving awards for their research presentations delivered at the ninth annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.
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Wed, 04/27/2016
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. May 19 in Room 202 of the Math-Science Building on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus.
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Wed, 04/27/2016
Three pinning ceremonies in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith have been scheduled for May in recognition of graduates from the surgical technology, nursing and dental hygiene programs.
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Tue, 04/26/2016
More than 40 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith students were recognized for their academic performance during the university’s Academic Excellence Awards held April 19.
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Mon, 04/25/2016
Two Fort Smith community leaders – an educational leader and a business leader – will serve as the keynote speakers for the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s spring commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. May 14.
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Fri, 04/22/2016
Students in the Western Arkansas Technical Center at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith won a total of 14 medals – 7 of them gold medals – in the 2016 Arkansas SkillsUSA Championships.
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Thu, 04/21/2016
Terry Meadows of Fort Smith, formerly the assistant director of engineering, has been named the director of information technology at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.
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Thu, 04/21/2016
Twenty-four University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students from the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and the School of Education received outstanding student awards during a ceremony.
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Thu, 04/21/2016
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Academy of the Arts will present “Alice in Wonderland JR” at 7 p.m. May 20 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 21 in the Breedlove Auditorium on UAFS campus as part of the Academy’s On Stage Series.
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Thu, 04/21/2016

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