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.
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.
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.
Even before Kayley Corley had chosen to attend the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, it felt like home to her.
In a night that featured a surprise marriage proposal and appearances by Miss America and Miss Arkansas, it was Logan Moore of Van Buren who stole the show by being crowned Miss UAFS 2017.


“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.  
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.
UAFS to Host African Night April 7
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.
UAFS to Host Southern Literary Festival March 30-April 1
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.
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 36.