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Tom Wing and Shadow Robinson at the Preserve Arkansas Awards
Arts and SciencesCommunityNews

Wilhauf House Wins Excellence in Preservation through Restoration at Arkansas Preservation Awards

The Wilhauf House in Van Buren was honored with the Excellence in Preservation through Restoration award at the annual Arkansas Preservation Awards hosted by Preserve Arkansas.

January 26, 2024
UAFS professor Dr. Kimberly Wolfe poses with West Memphis Chamber of Commerce signage after being elected to board of directors.
Business and IndustryCommunityNews

Wolfe Elected to West Memphis Chamber Board of Directors

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith organizational leadership professor, Dr. Kimberly Wolfe, was elected to serve a three-year term on the West Memphis (AR) Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

January 26, 2024
Artist Katya Grokhovsky poses with a drawing
Arts and SciencesEventsFeaturedGivingNews

UAFS Artist in Residence to Give Talk

The UAFS Art & Design Artist in Residence welcomes Katya Grokhovsky, a New York-based artist, for her spring 2024 residency. Grokhovsky will present an Artist Talks event in the Windgate Theatre on Jan. 31.

January 26, 2024
Aerial view of the Bell Tower at sunset

Campus Update, Jan. 26

Board of Trustees of the UA System: It was an honor to represent the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith at the meeting of the Board of Trustees held on the campus of UA-Little Rock on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

January 26, 2024
UAFS surgical technology student, Kaylee Yandell
Health Education and Human SciencesStudents

Dress Blues to Scrubs

When Kaylee Yandell enrolled at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, she did so looking for a new challenge in life. The former Marine traded in her Dress Blues for books and scrubs as she prepares to graduate in May 2024.

January 19, 2024
Adam Holt standing next to his girlfriend.
Lion Voices

Lion Voices: Adam Holt

Adam is this week's lion voice and talks about his life and how he came to be a Lion. He mentions his leading person for inspiration and talks about the group he is involved in. He also mentions how UAFS has become more than expected.

January 19, 2024
Aerial view of the Bell Tower at sunset
Chancellor Reports

Strategic Plan Reports Announced

In the continuing effort to fully implement our new strategic plan, institutional leaders have submitted Institutional Effectiveness Reports and Plans. These documents report on benchmarks and outcomes of previous strategies as well as sharing plans...

January 17, 2024

UAFS Campus to Open Thursday, Jan 18

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will resume campus operations on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2024.

January 17, 2024
a caution sign with a snowflake

Campus Closed Jan 17, 2024.

The UAFS Emergency Management Team met this morning to discuss the safety of reopening campus tomorrow. Though the National Weather Service predicts mid-day temperatures to be well above freezing, we know that during the early morning and late evening...

January 16, 2024
a caution sign with a snowflake

Campus Closure Jan 16, 2024

After examining the National Weather Service’s predictions for overnight temperatures in the single digits and in consultation with local law enforcement, the UAFS Emergency Management Team has made the decision to close the campus and cancel all...

January 15, 2024
The Dark-eyed Junco is seen in the snow
FeaturedArts and Sciences

Bird-Watchers Rejoice at Snow Birds' Return

As Arkansas braces for another round of snowfall and temperatures dip below freezing, the age-old past time of bird watching is bringing joy to river valley residents. Dr. Ragupathy Kannan, professor of ornithology at the University of Arkansas –...

January 15, 2024
The UAFS Belltower sits in the background with yellow daffodils in the foreground during a bright spring day

UAFS Rings in the New Semester with a Week of Events

Spring Back Week returns to the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. Join the Campus Activity Board and other Registered Student Organizations with a full slate of events during the first week of the spring semester.

January 10, 2024
Aerial view of the Bell Tower at sunset

Weather and Safety

Leaders at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith take your safety very seriously. The Chief of Police at the UAFS Police Department, Chief Ray Ottman, attends National Weather Service weather briefings twice daily to ensure that we have the latest...

January 08, 2024
Quynh Nguyen, 2016 graduate of UAFS
AlumniBusiness and Industry

Achieving her Dreams

Quynh Nguyen, a 2016 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith graduate, immigrated from Vietnam with her family when she was 12. As a non-English speaking student, the language barrier was an obstacle she overcame her entire life. UAFS was a place that...

January 08, 2024
UAFS Athletic Director Curtis Janz walks along the sidelines during a game
AthleticsLion Voices

A Look Beyond the Records with Curtis Janz

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith athletic director Curtis Janz arrived in 2016. Since then, he has instilled culture, navigated a global pandemic, changed conferences, and built a lasting legacy.

January 08, 2024
Dr. Ann-Gee Lee poses with her dog, Alfredo. The UAFS Belltower can be seen in the background.
Arts and SciencesLion Voices

The Cultural Embrace of Dr. Ann-Gee Lee

Dr. Ann-Gee Lee came to the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, thinking her time would be merely a pitstop. Thirteen years later, she has no plans to leave and is eager to share her knowledge with anyone.

January 08, 2024
Community members march to honor Dr. King

University, MLK Commission Plan Events

Under the theme “UNITY - It Starts With Me,” the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, in collaboration with the River Valley MLK Commission and other area organizations, will host a series of events to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin...

January 01, 2024
the UAFS admissions team poses with UAFS letters
Arts and SciencesBusiness and IndustryFeaturedHealth Education and Human Sciences

2023: A Year of Achievement

Much of what happened at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith in 2023 is informed by the values and goals in the university’s new 5-year strategic plan, approved by the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees this May.

December 18, 2023
Aerial view of the Bell Tower at sunset

Chancellor's End of Semester Update

As we come to the end of fall 2023 I offer my most sincere congratulations to our graduates whose commencement ceremonies are tomorrow. I look forward to celebrating with you and your family and friends!

December 15, 2023

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