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Students studying together at the Boreham Library at UAFS

UAFS Prepares Students for Fall Finals

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith prepares students for finals with the Long Night Against Procrastination. The international tutoring event is designed to help students finish the semester strong.

November 28, 2023
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 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
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
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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
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
Fields of Faith Event. Students of all ages are sitting on the Crowder Field grass as they listen to Mikey Brinton speak.
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UAFS First Time Hosting the Annual Fields of Faith.

UAFS hosted its first Fields of Faith event on Wednesday, October 11. Fields of Faith is a nationwide, annually held event put on by the Fellowship Christian Students organization. The University's new FCA HUddle, along with campus ministries, and...

October 16, 2023
The author Charles Portis joined John Wayne on the set of the 1969 film adaptation of his novel “True Grit.”Photograph from Paramount Pictures / Photofest
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Charles Portis Symposium to Educate, Inspire

In homage to the prolific author Charles Portis, the University of Arkansas - Fort will host a symposium exploring his profound impact and lasting legacy Nov. 2-4. The symposium comes in conjunction with the May 2023 release of "The Collected Works...

October 16, 2023
Pumpkin carved with UAFS logo with UAFS Belltower in the background
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UAFS Mailbag: Spooky SZN

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Mailbag is back with its latest edition! Fall is in the air, and spooky season is here. Check out what UAFS is doing for Halloween and things to do to get you in the spirit of the season.

October 13, 2023
A child visits a trunk or treat stand with candy.

Haunted University Celebrates 20 Years on Oct 28.

The River Valley community is invited to the 20th annual Haunted University at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith on October 28 from 6 - 9 p.m.

October 09, 2023
Head coach Jane Sargent talks with her team during the 2021 Pink Out

Fight Breast Cancer with UAFS Volleyball and Annual Pink Out Match

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith volleyball team brings awareness to breast cancer with its annual Pink Out. The Lions host Arkansas Tech on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m., becoming the first UAFS team to host ATU.

October 09, 2023
Bracelets made and handed out by the UAFS Native American Student Association on Indigenous Peoples' Day, 2023

UAFS Students Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day

Students at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith celebrated Indigenous Peoples' Day through conversations and bracelets.

October 09, 2023
Hands make a heart to show solidarity at a Pride event

UAFS Celebrates LGBTQIA+ History Month

October is LGBTQIA+ History Month. At the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, see what events will be held to celebrate and honor LGBTQIA+ history.

October 05, 2023
two girls on a carnival ride.

Family Weekend Festivities Slated for Oct. 6-7

At the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith the importance of family in a student’s educational journey is celebrated year-round, but on the First Week of October, the celebrating ramps up. The much-anticipated 2023 Family Weekend is set to take...

September 29, 2023
Hispanic Heritage Month, flags in the foreground, UAFS Belltower in the background

Honoring Heritage: How Jaylin Barroso Explores Her Hispanic Identity

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith student Jaylin Barroso details how Hispanic Heritage Month allows her to explore her roots and share her identity and culture with others.

September 28, 2023
Student walks across the UAFS campus with her backpack and a smile

College Fair Coming to UAFS

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith to host inaugural fall college fair from 5-7 p.m. on Sept. 19. UAFS will host nearly two dozen colleges and universities from Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma for high school students and their...

September 18, 2023
UAFS students share why they registered to vote on National Voter Registration Day.

Constitution Week at UAFS, Highlighted by National Voter Registration Day

On Sept. 19 the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Student Government Association will be helping students register to vote for National Voter Registration Day. This is one event scheduled as part of Constitution Week.

September 13, 2023
Stock image of a calculator and pen on top of accounting and finance documents.
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Secure Your Spot for Meet the Firms

Meet the Firms, an annual accounting and finance networking and recruiting event, returns to the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. College of Business and Industry students studying accounting, finance, or information technologies are encouraged...

September 13, 2023
American Flags planted throughout the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Campus Green with the Bell Tower in the background

9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Planned by UAFS ROTC

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith ROTC to host 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in honor of those affected by the terror attacks 22 years ago. The climb begins after a Remembrance Ceremony, followed by an American Flag planting on the UAFS Campus...

September 07, 2023
View of the UAFS Bell Tower from Hispanic Heritage Month Salsa at the Bell Tower

UAFS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Schedule of Events

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith celebrates a month of heritage and culture with a full slate of events scheduled for Hispanic Heritage Month.

September 05, 2023

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