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Business and IndustryEventsFeaturedNews

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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EventsUAFS Mailbag

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
UAFS Cheer at the 2023 NCA Competitions
AlumniAthleticsFeatured

UAFS Cheer Builds Up Champions

With college nationals just a few weeks away, the all-star UAFS Cheer team is ready to take Daytona by storm. The UAFS cheer team has won 4 NCA Nationals Championships in 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2022, and has reached the collegiate tournament 14 seasons...

March 29, 2024
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Lion Voices

Lion Voices: Dadrick Franklin

Dadrick, who is a theatre major, talks about how UAFS is for him coming from a different college. He mentions the different groups he is associated with and some of his future aspirations.

March 29, 2024
Students give poster presentation of research during the 16th Annual Student Research Symposium
Arts and SciencesBusiness and IndustryEventsFeaturedHealth Education and Human SciencesNewsStudents

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
Chris Kelly catches a UAFS volleyball game at the Stubblefield Center
CommunityLion Voices

Chris Kelly: New Beginnings and Championing Change

Chris Kelly, the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Marketing at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, arrived in 2019 looking for a fresh start. In the nearly five years since, he has been a driving force behind the university's revamped marketing...

March 28, 2024
Lee, right, poses with her mother, as Tang holds her small niece on the back of a motorcycle taxi
Arts and Sciences

Women's History Month: Dr. Ann-Gee Lee

Today’s Women’s History Month feature is Dr. Ann-Gee Lee, professor and assistant chair of English Rhetoric and Writing and Media Communication. Dr. Lee brings a unique perspective to her field, especially through her focus on feminist historiogr...

March 26, 2024
Dr. April Evans, center, surrounded by her husband, Shane, and their five grandchildren
AlumniHealth Education and Human SciencesLion Voices

Building Foundations with Dr. April Evans

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith School of Education Interim Executive Director Dr. April Evans leaned on her love of education and literacy, her passion for making a difference, and the relationships she built along the way in her return to UAFS...

March 25, 2024
UAFS students in Dr. Jordan Mader's Chemistry Lab
Arts and Sciences

UAFS to Host Arkansas Academy of Science Annual Conference

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host the 107th Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Academy of Science (AAS) on April 5-6, 2024.

March 25, 2024
Lana smiling for a picture.
Lion Voices

Lion Voices: Lana Putman

Senior Lana Putman talks about how UAFS has helped her grow and how she has been able to learn what she needs to improve her future. She mentions her involvement on campus and what she plans to do after graduation.

March 22, 2024
Dr. Nicki Stancil
Arts and SciencesFeatured

Women's History Month: Dr. Nicki Stancil

In this week’s Women's History Month spotlight, Dr. Nicole "Nicki" Stancil, Associate Professor and Program Director of Media Communication and beloved UAFS eSports Coach shares a recent source of inspiration that reignited her passion for feminism...

March 18, 2024
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Arts and Sciences

UAFS to host College Music Society Conference

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith (UAFS) Department of Music & Theatre is set to host the 2024 South Central Chapter Conference of the College Music Society from March 14-16.

March 14, 2024
Shelli and Glenda
FeaturedHealth Education and Human Sciences

Women's History Month: Dr. Shelli Henehan

In this installment of our Women's History Month series, we feature Shelli Henehan, Professor, Assessment Coordinator, and Director of Early Childhood Education. Henehan reflected on her journey in higher education and the impact of mentorship on...

March 13, 2024
Beineke poses with student athletes during Turn the Town Teal
AthleticsFeatured

Women's History Month: Katie Beineke

In this week’s Women’s History Month profile, we feature Katie Beineke, Senior Associate Athletic Director at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. Beineke's journey and leadership role at UAFS underscores the unique perspectives and contributions...

March 13, 2024
Brooke Magallanes
AdmissionsCommunityNews

Magallanes to Serve as AVC of Enrollment Management

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith announced this week that Brooke Magallanes will serve as its next Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management. In her new role, Magallanes will be responsible for overseeing the university's efforts...

March 11, 2024
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AthleticsCommunityEventsFeaturedNews

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
Dr. Sophia Farmer
Arts and SciencesFeatured

Women's History Month: Dr. Sophia Farmer

Kicking off our Women's History Month series is Dr. Sophia Maxine Farmer, Assistant Professor of Art History in the UAFS Art and Design Department. Dr. Farmer is dedicated to enriching academia and the arts with the contributions of women, aiming...

March 06, 2024
Lawrence, Jackson, Wineland and Husarick
Arts and SciencesNews

2023 Faculty Appreciation Award Winners Named

On April 7, 2023, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith (UAFS) celebrated academic excellence by awarding four distinguished faculty members with Faculty Appreciation Awards. The 2023 winners are, Dr. Lindsy Lawrence for the Lucille Speakman...

March 04, 2024
ArcBest at the UAFS Career Fair
Arts and SciencesBusiness and IndustryEventsHealth Education and Human Sciences

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
Dr. Janine Chitty and her husband, Chuck
Arts and SciencesFirst GenerationLion Voices

First-Generation Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Janine Chitty

Before Dr. Janine Chitty began teaching English at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, she was a non-traditional first-generation student learning to navigate college. She now uses her experience to guide students facing similar challenges so...

March 01, 2024

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