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Ten people stand in a line in front of a historic ship.
Bell TowerAlumni

Maymester: Honors Students at Home and Abroad

About two dozen UAFS Myles Friedman Honors Program graduates met recently to mark the program’s 10th anniversary.

October 20, 2022
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Bell TowerHealth Education and Human Sciences

Daughter Finds Teachable Moment - For Mom

Sometimes the lessons we teach our children are the lessons we most need to learn. At least it happened that way for Carolina Aguiar.

October 20, 2022
Individual in white lab coat smiles as he stands in front of a home fireplace.
Bell TowerHealth Education and Human SciencesAlumni

Baldridge Praises Clinical Profs

Donavon Baldridge is a double dipper. No, he isn’t a threat to your salsa; he is a double-degree earner at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2016 and received a bachelor of science degree...

October 20, 2022
Isai Carranza poses for photo at the Boston Marathon.
Bell TowerBusiness and IndustryAlumni

Chasing the American Dream

A massive crowd gathered along the 126th Boston Marathon route in April to support 30,000 athletes including Isaí Carranza ‘16. Having run mostly smaller races, he was shocked by the constant cheering along the entire 26-mile route. ~ Antoinette...

October 20, 2022
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Bell TowerHealth Education and Human Sciences

$9.9 Million Gift Will Double Nursing Program

Addressing a critical shortage of health-care providers, $9.9 million of the historic Windgate gift will be dedicated to nearly doubling the UAFS Nursing program.

October 20, 2022
Eleven cheerleaders hold signs that read $18,774,387 on stage at gift announcement.
Arts and SciencesBell TowerHealth Education and Human Sciences

Historic Gift by Windgate to Transform University and River Valley

In September, speaking about the $18.7 million gift from the Windgate Foundation, Chancellor Terisa Riley said, “In some ways, they can dream even bigger than we do, and to dream big dreams to improve our community together is special.”

October 20, 2022
A nurse practioner in a white medical coat poses for photo in medical setting.
AlumniBell TowerHealth Education and Human Sciences

Finding the Work-Life Balance

Dakota Young has something he wants to tell you, and if you know he works in the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery clinic at Baptist Health, you probably think you know what it is: a healthful diet, regular exercise, and no smoking. Those are certainly...

October 20, 2022
Four students stand with family members on the UAFS campus.
AlumniBell Tower

Legacy Scholarship Students Receive Awards

The Alumni Legacy Scholarship Endowment was established in 2015 to encourage the children or other immediate family members of alumni of the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith to attend the university.

October 20, 2022
Painted Silos at the Bakery District

UAFS joins Arkansas Climate League for Green Energy Workshop

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, in association with the Arkansas Citizens’ Climate League, will present The River Valley Green Energy and Education Workshop from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, October 20, 2022, at the UAFS Center for Economic...

October 17, 2022
The Bordertown Bones
EventsArts and Sciences

Octuba-Fest Returns for 2022

The UAFS Department of Music and Theatre is delighted to announce its 16th Octubafest on Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center in the Reynolds Room.

October 17, 2022
Juliet standing in front of a ferris wheel.
Lion Voices

Juliet Flanagan - Lion Voices

Juliet talks about her time at UAFS.

October 14, 2022
The UAFS wind ensemble performs at their 2021 concert
EventsArts and Sciences

UAFS Wind Ensemble to Perform

Audiences of the 2022-2023 Season of Entertainment will have a chance to see the UAFS Wind Ensemble in concert later this month. The concert, which will take place at 7 p.m., Oct. 25, at the ArcBest Corp. Performing Arts Center, will be under the...

October 10, 2022
A child dressed as a vampire holds a candy bag open to two women

Haunted University to Fright and Delight Oct. 29

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host a revamped Haunted Union this year, complete with a new name: the UAFS Haunted University. Hosted by the university’s Campus Activities Board (CAB,) the all-ages Halloween tradition will be...

October 10, 2022
Stacey Jones

In Memory of Stacey Jones

Stacey Jones passed away Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, just one week after retiring from his long-time home at UAFS. Stacey was beloved by many, and his passing will be mourned by the entire UAFS community.

October 08, 2022
Elliot Nemeth
Lion Voices

Lion Voices - Elliot Nemeth

Elliot talks about his time on campus and how UAFS has help him grow as a person.

October 07, 2022
Dr. Rittle and Dr. Riley sign the transfer agreement
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UAFS Forges New Pathway with NWACC

Leaders from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Community College signed a Memorandum of Understanding today, Oct. 5, 2022, that will create a seamless pathway for NWACC students who hope to transfer to UAFS.

October 07, 2022
EventsArts and Sciences

Arkansas Supreme Court's Appeals on Wheels Coming to UAFS Oct. 20

The Arkansas Supreme Court will travel to the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith on October 20th, 2022, as part of the Court’s “Appeals on Wheels” program.The Court will hear oral argument at 10:00 AM in the case CR-22-114, Shawn Cone v. State...

October 03, 2022
Haunted Hustle event graphic

Haunted Hustle Brings a Holiday Theme to Annual 5K

The UAFS Alumni Office will host its annual 5k this year with a new theme: Haunted Hustle! The race will be held October 29 on campus, but Alumni across the globe are invited to participate virtually.

October 01, 2022
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UAFS Democracy Project to Host Debates

The UAFS Democracy Project will host a series of town halls this fall aimed at increasing voter awareness and access to local candidates for elected office on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus.

October 01, 2022
EventsBusiness and Industry

UAFS to Host Manufacturing Week Panel

he University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will host a Manufacturing Week panel discussion from 2-3:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3, in the UAFS Baldor Technology Center Room 101.

September 30, 2022

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