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UAFS Spring Den Day, Largest in a Decade

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith hosted its largest Den Day in nearly a decade on Friday, April 12. More than 500 students attended the event and were treated to a campus tour, the ability to explore majors and meet professors, and visit campus...

April 12, 2024
Attendee at the 2023 symposium on human trafficking at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
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April 18 Human Trafficking Symposium Sheds Light on Dark Issues

UAFS, in partnership with the United States Department of Homeland Security's Center for Countering Human Trafficking, Homeland Security Investigations, and the UAFS Department of Criminal Justice will host a symposium titled "Human Trafficking:...

April 12, 2024
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What's the 4-1-1 on Graduation?

Spring commencement at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is one month away. Graduating students should know what they need to do before the ceremony and what they can access as UAFS alums.

April 11, 2024
Erin Kimmerle on the set of the National Geographic documentary Expedition Amelia
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Acclaimed Forensic Anthropologist Dr. Erin Kimmerle to Speak at UAFS

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host Dr. Erin Kimmerle, esteemed forensic anthropologist, artist, and author, for two special guest lectures on Friday, April 19, 2024.

April 10, 2024

Faculty, Staff Celebrated for Excellence

On Friday, April 5, the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith administration hosted an appreciation brunch for faculty and staff.

April 09, 2024
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Veterans Resource Fair Slated April 10

The Financial Aid & Veteran Benefits office at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is set to host a Veterans Benefits Mini Resource Fair, aimed at providing military personnel, military veterans, and their dependents with access to a wealth of...

April 08, 2024
UAFS students perform during a Stacey Jones Season of Entertainment concert

Spring Celebration of the Arts

Join the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith before the end of the spring semester in a host of events celebrating the arts. Catch one of the four remaining Stacey Jones Season of Entertainment events, student recital, or musical ensemble before...

April 03, 2024
Students give poster presentation of research during the 16th Annual Student Research Symposium
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UAFS Student Research Symposium Tabbed for 17th Year

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Student Research Symposium is slated for the 17th year on Friday, April 5, from noon to 4 p.m. More than 45 research projects comprised of nearly 100 students will conduct half-hour demonstrations, lectures,...

March 29, 2024
Desi Culture Club president Aravinda

Holi Returns to UAFS Campus

Holi, the Hindu Festival of Colors, was celebrated at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. The Desi Cultural Club brought the colorful holiday back to campus for a second year in a row.

March 29, 2024
UAFS mascot, Numa, dressed as a mail carrier with letters in a pile and falling around Numa
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UAFS Mailbag: Spring in Bloom

The UAFS Mailbag is back with another edition. Springtime on campus isn't meant for cleaning; instead, it is for preparing for the end of the semester and is full of events.

March 29, 2024
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UAFS Welding Rodeo Back for Sixth Year

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith College of Business and Industry is set to host the sixth annual Welding Rodeo on April 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eighty high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from more than nine school districts will...

March 29, 2024
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UAFS Volleyball to Host the Razorbacks in Spring Scrimmage

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith welcomes the Arkansas Razorbacks in a free spring volleyball scrimmage at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, at the Stubblefield Center.

March 07, 2024
ArcBest at the UAFS Career Fair
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Career Fair set for March 7

UAFS is set to host its much-anticipated All-Majors Career Fair, bringing together students and top employers from across the state. Scheduled for Thursday, March 7, 2024, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the fair will take place at the Smith-Pendergraft...

March 04, 2024
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UAFS Mailbag: Where Memories Roar

The UAFS Mailbag returns with a recap of Homecoming 2024: Where Memories Roar. From competitions, reunions, awards, and games, homecoming week was full of excitement, and the campus was buzzing.

February 23, 2024
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UAFS Music & Theatre Department to Present 9 to 5 The Musical

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Music & Theatre Department is proud to announce its upcoming production of 9 to 5 The Musical, featuring music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick. This empowering and comedic musical,...

February 19, 2024
Attendees of Baha'i Club's Meaningful Conversations

UAFS Student Organization, Baha'i Club, Examines Race Through Conversations

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith registered student organization, Baha'i Club, invited students, faculty, staff, and the community to engage in meaningful conversations focused on "Healing Racism."

February 13, 2024
Art and Design students and faculty speak to interested students about joining the program
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Accepted Day and Majors Expo to Run in Conjunction

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Admissions Office and ROAR First Year Advising Center partner to host Accepted Day and the 2024 Majors Expo on Feb. 9 for incoming and current students to learn about UAFS and the incredible majors offered.

February 08, 2024
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Homecoming 2024: "Where Memories Roar"

UAFS Homecoming 2024: "Where Memories Roar" The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host its annual Homecoming celebration February 12-17, 2024. This year's theme, "Where Memories Roar," promises a week filled with spirited events...

February 05, 2024
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FAFSA: What You Need to Know

The 2024-2025 FAFSA form is now open, and the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Office of Financial Aid shares what students need to know and information that is good to know before completing the form.

January 31, 2024
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UAFS Artist in Residence to Give Talk

The UAFS Art & Design Artist in Residence welcomes Katya Grokhovsky, a New York-based artist, for her spring 2024 residency. Grokhovsky will present an Artist Talks event in the Windgate Theatre on Jan. 31.

January 26, 2024

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