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Faculty Voices: Dr. Nicki Stancil

Hailing from the small town of Tiffin, Ohio, Doctor Nicki Stancil found herself at home when she arrived at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus in the fall of 2015. Since then, Dr. Stancil has become a pillar in the media communication...

March 22, 2023
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NewsHealth Education and Human Sciences

New Director of Child Development Center Passionate about Early Education

Annette Lauver had a resume full of things that made her perfect for her new role as director of the Little Lions Child Development Center at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.

March 21, 2023
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Chancellor Updates Campus on University’s Role in Region, UA System

We have had a very active two weeks on the campus of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. I believe a short summary before a well-deserved break was due.

March 16, 2023
An F-35A Lightning II and two F-16 Fighting Falcons, assigned to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, fly above the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, July 28, 2021. The aircraft participated in air refueling with an Alaska Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kaylee Dubois)

Fort Smith Air Force Base Selected as Home for U.S. Air Force Mission

The Department of the Air Force has finalized the selection of Ebbing Air National Guard Base in Fort Smith as the site for the new home of the Foreign Military Sales Program (FMS) Pilot Training Center, hosting F-16 and F-35 training for participant...

March 15, 2023
A student welds pieces of metal.
EventsBusiness and Industry

Fifth Annual Welding Rodeo Set to Return to UAFS

The Welding Technology Department in the College of Business and Industry is excited to announce the return of the annual Welding Rodeo on Friday, March 31, 2023.

March 14, 2023
Students talk to recruiters about job opportunities at All-Majors Career Fair
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UAFS All-Majors Career Fair a Success

Resumes, elevator pitches, and handshakes filled the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center on Thursday, March 9 as hundreds of Lions took steps into their new careers at the spring All-Majors Career Fair.

March 10, 2023
Desi Culture Club students pose for photo during Holi celebration

UAFS Students Celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colors

Celebrated by millions around the world, the Hindu Festival of Colors, better known as Holi, made an impact right here on the UAFS campus Wednesday, March 8, 2023. Neither cool weather nor the threat of rain could stop one of the newest clubs on...

March 09, 2023
Recruiters from ArcBest at 2022 career-fair
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UAFS hosts All-Majors Career Fair

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host an All-Majors Career Fair on Thursday, March 9 from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. More than 100 students from all majors will be in attendance with an opportunity to speak with 46 vendors and employers...

March 07, 2023
UAFS ROTC members

UAFS Elevates Military Friendly Ranking

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has once again been awarded designation as a Military Friendly School for the 2023-2024 academic year. The university earned Silver Status designation, moving up in the ranks from last year’s Bronze rating.

March 07, 2023
Spanish Poetry Slam presenters celebrate winner
EventsArts and Sciences

Spanish Poetry Slamming Success

Students took to the Windgate Art and Design Theatre stage Thursday, March 2, 2023, for a unique presentation of culture and art.

March 06, 2023
Aerial view of the Bell Tower at sunset

Chancellor Riley Reports Staff Senate Actions, Budget Updates

As the weather warms up, I am so grateful for the signs of spring I see across our beautiful campus. I don’t know about you, but I was really getting tired of leafless trees and dry or dead plants/grass. The rain this week will cause a quick greening...

March 03, 2023
A student plays an esports game in a dimly-lit gaming center

ESports Team gets a Powerup: Team Uniforms Unveiled

On the second floor of the Baldor Technology Center, a converted classroom is now home to one of the fastest growing sports in the world. The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith eSports team has been in the works since the summer of 2021, behind...

February 28, 2023
Aerial view of the Bell Tower at sunset

Chancellor Updates Campus on Homecoming, ‘Spelling Bee,’ Accepted Students

It has been a busy and productive two weeks at UAFS. We had an amazing Homecoming Week full of campus activities and visits with proud alumni who have a lifelong love for this university. Thanks to everyone who worked hard to make all of the events...

February 24, 2023
children in a pre-k classroom raise their hands

UAFS Offers Unique Summer Program for High School Juniors

High school juniors considering a career in early childhood education have a new opportunity to learn, earn college credits, and receive a stipend thanks to an innovative program at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.

February 21, 2023
chancellor Riley speaks at graduation

Fall 2022 Dean's and Chancellor's Lists Annouced

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has released the Dean's List for the fall 2022 semester, according to Dr. Shadow Robinson, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. Students with a 4.0 (straight-A) grade point average are now included...

February 20, 2023
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2023 Alumni Award Winners Announced

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith alumni gathered for the homecoming brunch on Saturday, Feb. 18, first celebrating award winners before heading to the pep rally and basketball games at the Gayle Kaundart Arena in the Stubblefield Center.

February 18, 2023
Four students in crowns celebrate homecoming

Witt, Gilbertson Crowned Homecoming Royalty

On Saturday afternoon, February 18, 2023, the Lions, Camera, Action, slate of homecoming festivities at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith concluded in the crowning of students Jesse Witt and Shae Gilbertson as 2023 Homecoming King and Queen.

February 18, 2023
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Majors Expo Welcomes Current, Future Students

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will host its annual Majors Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in the Recreation and Wellness Center (RAWC).

February 16, 2023
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2023 Homecoming Court Announced

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Student Life Office announced the finalists for the 2023 Homecoming Court on Thursday, February 16, 2023.

February 16, 2023

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