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Students wave to the camera during Mane Event at UAFS
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Students Prepare for Fall Classes at Mane Event

Nearly 300 students attended the second of three Mane Events at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith as they prepare for fall classes.

July 21, 2023
UAFS Director of Human Relations, Mandy Keyes
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Staff Voices: Mandy Keyes

Hailing from the central Sebastian County town of Hackett, Mandy Keyes, University of Arkansas – Fort Smith director of human resources, admits that attending college after high school was something other than what she planned on pursuing. She...

July 21, 2023
UAFS alumn, Bryce Neal, celebrates a big moment with the University of Louisville softball program. He is a former assistant coach for the Cardinals.
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From Lions to Tigers: Coach Bryce Neal

On Wednesday, June 21, 2023, the LSU softball program introduced Bryce Neal as the newest assistant coach to join the Tigers’ staff in Baton Rouge. His hiring comes on the heels of a meteoric rise in the softball coaching world and is backed by...

July 12, 2023
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Professor of Accounting, Dr. Randall Stone
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Faculty Voices: Dr. Randall Stone

Since the fall of 2020, Dr. Randall Stone has called the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith his professional home. However, as a native of Fort Smith, the city has always been home. He is a UAFS alum who now teaches accounting to current Lions.

July 07, 2023
UAFS graduate Anna Vincent stands next to the entrance sign at the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center
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From UAFS to Preserver of History: Anna Vincent

Anna Vincent, a history graduate ('17) of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, finds herself twenty miles from the UAFS campus, where history and culture are buried in time. The Spiro Mounds in Fort Coffee, Oklahoma, contain artifacts from...

July 03, 2023
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Exclusive New Career Beckoned to UAFS Grad

Part of what Hannah Cervantes likes about her new career is its exclusivity.

June 28, 2023
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Surgical Tech Grads Join Professional Ranks

Some people attend professional conferences with a combination of boredom and indifference, but not Hannah Cervantes and other new graduates of the surgical technology program at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.

June 28, 2023
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Spring 2023 Chancellor’s and Dean’s List Announced

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has released the Dean's List for the spring 2023 semester, according to Dr. Shadow Robinson, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

June 28, 2023
UAFS students outside walk to class and gather outside of the Breedlove Building and UAFS Bell Tower

Lion Scholars Program, Preparing Students for Success

Despite fall classes not beginning until Monday, August 21, Academic Success Center staff at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith are busy preparing incoming first-year students for academic success through the Lion Scholars program.

June 27, 2023
The Numa Lion statue roars over a sunset

UAFS to Join Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Conference

The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association announced on Monday that the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith will join the Association with full-time membership in the 2024-2025 academic year.

June 26, 2023
An historic photo of Stuckey's candies
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Stuckey's CEO to Speak to Family Enterprise Center

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Family Enterprise Center will host renowned speaker Stephanie Stuckey, CEO of Stuckey’s, for its quarterly breakfast slated for 7:30 a.m., Thursday, June 29, at the Center for Economic Development at the...

June 22, 2023
Students cheer with a poster at UAFS Mane Event
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Mane Event Q&A

Close to 300 incoming students filled the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus on Friday, June 16, 2023 for a new student orientation called Mane Event. The students will begin their journey as Lions in the fall of 2023 taking paths as student-athletes,...

June 16, 2023
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UAFS Students Making Juneteenth Plans

The Declaration of Independence reads, “All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” When University of Arkansas – Fort...

June 15, 2023
Pam Fout
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Staff Voices: Pam Fout

Behind every information system and software update is a team of specialists dedicated to making sure things run smoothly on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus. Behind that team is Pam Fout, associate director of IT, and her 43 years...

June 14, 2023
Shatoya Freeman at the Fort Irwin National Training Center in California
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Class, Half A World Away

While most of her professors are getting ready for the second half of their day, Shatoya Freeman, 32, a student enrolled in the Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCP) at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, is just waking up.

June 13, 2023
UAFS Collection Development Librarian, Jordan Ruud
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Faculty Voices: Jordan Ruud

“People think of libraries as being books. Libraries are people. If the library burned down, but there were still librarians, you would still have a library.” At the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, tucked back in the northeast corner...

June 12, 2023
The 2023 FSBGC scholarship recipients hold their awards.

UAFS Set to Match Boys & Girls Club Scholarships

The UAFS Foundation has entered a new match agreement with the Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club, agreeing to match scholarships awarded to UAFS students at 100 percent.

June 12, 2023
Roarin' on the River Shrimp Boil poster

Gettin' Shrimpy With It

It’s okay to be ‘shellfish’ at the annual all-you-can-eat Roarin' on the River Shrimp Boil. Recent graduates and all Lions are invited to chow down on heaping portions of boiled shrimp, andouille sausage, corn-on-the-cob, potatoes, and KJ’s...

June 01, 2023
Posters for UAFS Department of Music and Theatre summer camps; Summer Band Camp (left) and Jazz Band Workshop
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Summertime Music: UAFS Department of Music and Theatre Host Summer Camps

During the early weeks of summer at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, chattering squirrels, the puttering of golf carts, and the sounds of prospective students on campus tours fill the air. But beginning Monday, June 12, notes will sound...

June 01, 2023
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NUMAS Awards Honor UAFS Students

Members of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus community, from students to staff to registered student organizations, were recognized for their contributions to the university during the 20th annual NUMAS Awards ceremony held on Friday,...

May 29, 2023

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