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Sophomores, Brenna Smith, psychology major (left) and Shelby Zink, biology major, make traditional corn husk dolls

Native American Heritage Month Celebrated at UAFS

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith and the UAFS Native American Student Association celebrated Native American Heritage Month (November) with a full slate of campus-wide activities and events.

November 21, 2023
UAFS mascot NUMA, dressed as a mailcarrier
StudentsUAFS Mailbag

UAFS Mailbag: What We're Thankful For

The UAFS Mailbag is back with a special holiday edition! Hear from your fellow Lions as Dr. Riley, students, and staff share what they're thankful for this holiday season.

November 17, 2023
UAFS students celebrate Culture Fest through dance and traditional clothing

International Education Week Concludes with Culture Fest

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Office of International Relations celebrates International Education Week with Culture Fest '23. Join UAFS students, faculty, staff, and the Fort Smith community in celebrating more than 21 countries through...

November 16, 2023
A student smiles at the camera during the career fair
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Babb Family Endows $1M Premier Internship Program

Thanks to a generous gift from long-time UAFS supporters Doug and Kathy Babb, more students at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will have access to paid internships as part of their university experience.

November 16, 2023
Dr. Nicha Otero, UAFS Associate Professor of Psychology
Health Education and Human SciencesLion Voices

Home Away from Home: Dr. Nicha Otero

Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, UAFS associate professor of psychology Dr. Nicha Otero found a home in Arkansas and the UAFS community.

November 16, 2023
Sarah Murrah, left, with her husband and two daughters
AlumniBusiness and IndustryLion Voices

Life and UAFS: How Sarah Murrah Balanced the Twists and Turns to Success

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Campus and Community Engagement Administrative Assistant Sarah Murrah describes the twists and turns of life on her journey to obtaining her degree and giving back to the university that made it happen.

November 13, 2023
UAFS mascot, NUMA, dressed as a mail carrier
StudentsUAFS Mailbag

UAFS Mailbag: Study Tips

The latest edition of the UAFS Mailbag uncovers students' favorite places to study on campus. Read about some studying tips and tricks from UAFS students and staff as you prepare for finals week, which is one month away.

November 10, 2023
Destiny Craine sitting down and smiling.
Lion Voices

Lion Voices: Destiny Craine

Destiny Craine talks about why she chose UAFS and how it has helped her grow. She attributes much of her success to professors, and the groups she participates in.

November 10, 2023
Aerial view of the Bell Tower at sunset

UAFS Celebrates Involvement in State Initiatives

There are so many things to celebrate at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, and I appreciate having this venue to share some of it with you.

November 10, 2023
Dr. Marsh Lavenue, CEO of INTERA, guest lectures to UAFS geology students on Oct. 27, 2023
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CEO of INTERA Visits UAFS Campus, Students

Explore the intersection of hydrogeology, environmental consulting, and geoscience education with Dr. Marsh Lavenue, INTERA's CEO. Gain insights into spatial statistics, the success of Pedro Gutierrez, a University of Arkansas - Fort Smith geology...

November 09, 2023
UAFS Men's Basketball Toy Toss

UAFS Revives Toy Toss, Slated for Nov 21

Toy Toss returns to UAFS Men's Basketball on Nov. 21. Bring a small toy or stuffed animal for free entry to the game and throw it onto the court following the Lions' first point. All toys will be donated.

November 03, 2023
Faith Cureton sits on some stairs and smiles.
Lion Voices

Lion Voices: Faith Cureton

During this interview, Faith Cureton has the chance to talk about why and how she came to choose UAFS as her school. She talks about her future plans of teaching and how theater has been a major passion in her life.

November 03, 2023
Aerial view of the Bell Tower at sunset

Fall Filled with Good Weather, Various Activities

This week has been one for near perfect afternoon weather.

November 03, 2023
Arts and SciencesCommunityEvents

Traveling Art Exhibition Makes Stop at UAFS

Small Works on Paper, a traveling art exhibition, will be on display at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Windgate Art & Design Don Lee Student Gallery until Friday, Dec. 1. The exhibition features 40 works from 27 Arkansas artists.

November 01, 2023
Kendrix Holcomb looking off in the distance. He is dressed in a nice, tan colored suit.
Lion Voices

Lion Voices: Kendrix Holcomb

Kendrix talks about how UAFS has become home to him. Kendrix mentions how UAFS has helped in on his path to achieve his dreams. He also gives advice to incoming Lions about how to best spend their time.

November 01, 2023
Stacey Jones Season of Entertainment, Season's Greetings Concert

Stacey Jones Season of Entertainment

The Stacey Jones Season of Entertainment is in full swing. You can kick off your holiday season with the annual Season's Greeting Concert, or enjoy "9 to 5 the Musical," wind ensemble, jazz band, or "A Doll's House Part 2."

October 31, 2023
Aerial view of the Bell Tower at sunset

Support, Resources Available in Face of Grief

As we move through the midpoint of our academic year, I find myself reflecting on our shared pursuit of education and the vast complexities and challenges that each of us faces in that journey.

October 30, 2023
Lynette Thrower
AlumniArts and SciencesCommunityLion Voices

Staff Voices: Lynette Thrower

Lynette Thrower has worked at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith since 2021, following her time as a student two years prior. However, it is the life she lived before getting to UAFS that made her the perfect hire for the university.

October 27, 2023
Pumpkin carved with UAFS logo, Numa the Lion
UAFS Mailbag

UAFS Mailbag: Is AI Alive?

The latest edition of the UAFS Mailbag is here. Check out this scary story written by your very own UAFS Comms Team to get you in the mood for Halloween.

October 27, 2023
Mayeli Rivas, UAFS junior nursing student
First GenerationHealth Education and Human SciencesLion VoicesStudents

First Gen Voices: Mayeli Rivas

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith junior nursing student Mayeli Rivas sometimes feels like Mario jumping over barrels as a first-generation student at UAFS, but the support and encouragement from her family and UAFS staff has helped her achieve...

October 26, 2023

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