The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will hold its first-ever 48 Hours of Giving event from Dec. 1-2, an opportunity for residents of the Fort Smith and surrounding communities to donate funds to benefit university students.
A former University of Arkansas – Fort Smith vice chancellor will return to the university to serve as the speaker for its fall commencement ceremony.
Dr. Dave Stevens, formerly the director of campus involvement, has been promoted to Dean of Students at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.
Approximately 500 student veterans are enrolled at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, making it one of the largest student veteran populations among universities in the state. One thing the university had been missing, however, was a space dedicated solely to veterans. This week, that problem was solved when the university opened the Veteran Resource Center in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, a facility offering veterans a place to study, connect, and unwind.
At age five, Marissa Moore decided that she was going to be just like her uncle as she watched him clean teeth.


On Stage Series Presents “Mulan Jr.”
Students from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Academy of the Arts will perform “Mulan Jr.,” at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 19 in Breedlove Auditorium.
Museum Curator to Discuss Greek Archeology Dec. 3
A local resident’s time spent in an archeological field school in Greece will be discussed at a monthly archeological meeting held on UAFS campus.
NAACP Christmas Banquet to be Held at UAFS Dec. 4
A new local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will hold a Christmas banquet at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Dec. 4. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with dinner being served at 6:30 p.m. and the program beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25. For tickets, contact Rev. Jerry Jennings at 479-783-2433.
Academy to Host Two Concerts in December
Academy of the Arts students will showcase their musical talents during two concerts in December – one featuring holiday music and one featuring classical orchestral masterpieces by prominent composers.
CHS to Hold Two Events in December
The College of Health Sciences at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will hold two events in December for the Fort Smith community: an open house Dec. 5 and an awards ceremony Dec. 9.