Anaconda and tarantula bites and a monkey stealing his hat were just a few of the hardships Heath Slamons of Elkins had to endure during a seven-week stay in San Pedro, Ecuador. But the experience was well worth it, as the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student was able to pursue his passion for water conservation through a summer internship.
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Lions Bookstore will participate in Arkansas’ tax-free weekend Aug. 6-7, offering local residents a chance to purchase items exempt from the state sales tax of 9.75 percent.
College students across the nation will spend their summer reading for pleasure, but three University of Arkansas – Fort Smith have the privilege of reading novels and short stories as part of an internship with a prestigious literary press.
Two University of Arkansas – Fort Smith alumni from the university’s studio art program have had their artwork selected to be featured in a national competitive exhibition at Fort Smith’s Regional Art Museum.
Students from the Phi Beta Lambda chapter at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith earned awards at the annual PBL National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Ga.


Mayser Exhibit on Display through Aug. 31
Artworks depicting rural landscapes by a local award-winning artist are on display at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith through Aug. 31, with a reception to be held at 5 p.m. July 27.
Wattles’ Artwork on Display at Center for Art and Education
Watercolor artwork by Laura Wattles, creative director at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, is currently on display in an exhibit at the Center for Art & Education in Van Buren through July 29, with a reception slated at 1 p.m. July 10.
Tickets On Sale for UAFS’ Season of Entertainment, Season at The Blue Lion
Season tickets are now on sale for the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s two annual lineups of touring shows and musical performances: the 36th annual Season of Entertainment and the fourth annual Season at The Blue Lion.
Textile Artwork on Display at UAFS through June 30
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.
CHS Pinning Ceremonies Slated for May 12 & 13 at UAFS
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.