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Dr. Jim Beard, Associate Professor of Management
Business and IndustryLion Voices

Faculty Voices: Dr. Jim Beard

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith management professor Dr. Jim Beard will retire at the end of the academic year, concluding 20 years at UAFS. With a background in espionage, radio, and business, his path to teaching was unique and is a legacy...

October 19, 2023
Mayor George McGill (center) speaks to LEAD LLC and Black Student Alliance students at recent Leadership Nuts and Bolts lecture
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Lessons in Leadership: Mayor George McGill Shares Wisdom with UAFS Students

Fort Smith Mayor George McGill spoke to University of Arkansas - Fort Smith students from the LEAD LLC and Black Student Alliance, detailing his life story and personal take on leadership principles.

October 19, 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
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
Brock Slater smiling for the camera.
Lion Voices

Lion Voices: Brock Slater

Brock Slater is this week's #LionVoices. Brock talks about how UAFS has impacted his life and why he chose to come to UAFS in the first place. He talks about his life on and off campus and about those who have helped him the most.

October 13, 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
UAFS junior Kimber Campbell, center, with her grandparents Lyshelle, left, and Joe Eyerman. The Eyermans were named the 2023 UAFS Family of the Year.

Eyermans Recognized as UAFS Family of the Year

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith 2023 Family of the Year award was recently given to Joe and Lyshelle Eyerman, the grandparents of UAFS junior Kimber Campbell.

October 12, 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

Pounding the Pavement at the Career Fair

Students looking for a job in their major field can avoid some heavy pavement-pounding at the Babb Center for Career Services’ all-majors Career Fair on Thursday.

October 09, 2023
Wes Milam, a University of Arkansas - Fort Smith adjunct criminal justice professor and Fort Smith Police Captain, stands outside of the FSPD station
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Baby Steps of Ambition

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith adjunct criminal justice professor Wes Milam, details his journey from UAFS student to professor while continuing to serve the community of Fort Smith.

October 06, 2023
Shatoya Freeman salutes in front of an American flag
Business and Industry

When Class Is Half a World Away

As Shatoya Freeman’s day is just beginning, most of her professors are preparing for the second half of their day. It’s not due to an overnight schedule or a desire to sleep in. Instead, it’s due to the expanse of being four time zones apart.

October 05, 2023
Alumni and current volleyball players with coach Jane Sargent

Alumni Ready for More

Before the first game of the season, before the Blue-White game, there was the alumni game, when this year’s UAFS volleyball team took on opponents … who were playing volleyball before today’s students were, well, born.

October 05, 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
Student in profile outside the Pendergraft Health Sciences Center
Health Education and Human Sciences

Surgical Tech Grads Join Professional Ranks

Hannah Cervantes and other new graduates of the surgical technology program at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith attended their first professional conference with excitement and anticipation.

October 05, 2023
eSports gaming room

Join the Excitement: UAFS eSports Team Prepares for High-Stakes LAN Tournament

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith eSports Team, Digital Lions, will be represented in the upcoming Red Bull Campus Clutch USA Delta Offline Qualifier on Oct. 7. The UAFS Valorant Blue team will compete in a high-stakes LAN tournament featuring...

October 05, 2023
Adults surround a young child in a child's riding car
Arts and Sciences

Go Baby Go: Students Learn the Value of Giving

Dr. Kiyun Han planned to combine “electrical and computer engineering with community engagement” to benefit children with limited mobility and teach his students a valuable lesson about living as citizens of the Earth.

October 05, 2023
Jesus smiling while standing next to a bush with his backpack on.
Lion Voices

Lion Voices: Jesus Quinionez

This week for Lion Voices, we have a sophomore Biomedical Science major, Jesus Quinionez. Jesus was born and raised in Aldama Chihuahua, Mexico, and moved to the US where he attended high school and now UAFS. He talks about his plans for college...

October 04, 2023
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Lions to Join MIAA

The 2023-2024 sports seasons at UAFS will be the Lions last in the Lone Star Conference, which the university joined in 2019.

October 04, 2023

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