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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
CommunityEventsFeaturedNews

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

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
Aerial view of UAFS camps green and bell tower
News

Airo Honored as an Association of Energy Engineers Fellow

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Director of Plant Operations Robert Airo was made Association of Energy Engineers Fellow in October 2023. Airo became the first AEE Fellow in Arkansas.

December 01, 2023
Mailbag Numa popping out of a holiday package
AdmissionsAthleticsEventsNewsStudentsUAFS Mailbag

UAFS Mailbag: Wrapped

Check out the UAFS Mailbag: Wrapped. It is the final edition of the semester and covers what you need to know for graduation, we take a look back at the semester, and share some positives heading into the extended break.

December 01, 2023
a woman presents her business plan at the UAFS Lions Lair event
Business and IndustryCommunityFeatured

Lion's Lair Business Plan Contest Awards Nearly $2,000

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith concluded its anticipated Lion's Lair Business Plan Contest on November 30, with an array of innovative student projects. The contest, hosted by the UAFS Center for Economic Development, aimed to foster entrepreneurial...

November 30, 2023
Ashley Daney smiling for the camera with a ring of flowers on her arm.
Lion Voices

Lion Voices: Ashley Daney

Ashley talks about how she has received an amazing amount of help from the Choctaw Nation. She lists how she wants to try and return their generosity by maybe working for them in the future. She mentions her school journey and who has helped her...

November 29, 2023
Students studying together at the Boreham Library at UAFS
EventsNewsStudents

UAFS Prepares Students for Fall Finals

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith prepares students for finals with the Long Night Against Procrastination. The international tutoring event is designed to help students finish the semester strong.

November 28, 2023
Sophomores, Brenna Smith, psychology major (left) and Shelby Zink, biology major, make traditional corn husk dolls
CommunityEventsFeaturedStudents

Native American Heritage Month Celebrated at UAFS

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith and the UAFS Native American Student Association celebrated Native American Heritage Month (November) with a full slate of campus-wide activities and events.

November 21, 2023
UAFS mascot NUMA, dressed as a mailcarrier
StudentsUAFS Mailbag

UAFS Mailbag: What We're Thankful For

The UAFS Mailbag is back with a special holiday edition! Hear from your fellow Lions as Dr. Riley, students, and staff share what they're thankful for this holiday season.

November 17, 2023
Sydney Barnes smiling for the camera.
Lion Voices

Lion Voices: Sydney Barnes

In this week's Lion Voices, Sydney Barnes. She talks about how she landed in Arkansas and became a Lion. She mentions her decision to stay at UAFS, even when she lives a bit away.

November 17, 2023
UAFS students celebrate Culture Fest through dance and traditional clothing
CommunityEventsFeaturedNewsStudents

International Education Week Concludes with Culture Fest

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Office of International Relations celebrates International Education Week with Culture Fest '23. Join UAFS students, faculty, staff, and the Fort Smith community in celebrating more than 21 countries through...

November 16, 2023
Dr. Nicha Otero, UAFS Associate Professor of Psychology
Health Education and Human SciencesLion Voices

Home Away from Home: Dr. Nicha Otero

Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, UAFS associate professor of psychology Dr. Nicha Otero found a home in Arkansas and the UAFS community.

November 16, 2023
A student smiles at the camera during the career fair
Arts and SciencesBusiness and IndustryFeaturedFoundationGivingHealth Education and Human SciencesNews

Babb Family Endows $1M Premier Internship Program

Thanks to a generous gift from long-time UAFS supporters Doug and Kathy Babb, more students at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will have access to paid internships as part of their university experience.

November 16, 2023
Sarah Murrah, left, with her husband and two daughters
AlumniBusiness and IndustryLion Voices

Life and UAFS: How Sarah Murrah Balanced the Twists and Turns to Success

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Campus and Community Engagement Administrative Assistant Sarah Murrah describes the twists and turns of life on her journey to obtaining her degree and giving back to the university that made it happen.

November 13, 2023
UAFS mascot, NUMA, dressed as a mail carrier
StudentsUAFS Mailbag

UAFS Mailbag: Study Tips

The latest edition of the UAFS Mailbag uncovers students' favorite places to study on campus. Read about some studying tips and tricks from UAFS students and staff as you prepare for finals week, which is one month away.

November 10, 2023
Aerial view of the Bell Tower at sunset
Chancellor

UAFS Celebrates Involvement in State Initiatives

There are so many things to celebrate at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, and I appreciate having this venue to share some of it with you.

November 10, 2023
Destiny Craine sitting down and smiling.
Lion Voices

Lion Voices: Destiny Craine

Destiny Craine talks about why she chose UAFS and how it has helped her grow. She attributes much of her success to professors, and the groups she participates in.

November 10, 2023
Dr. Marsh Lavenue, CEO of INTERA, guest lectures to UAFS geology students on Oct. 27, 2023
Arts and SciencesNewsStudents

CEO of INTERA Visits UAFS Campus, Students

Explore the intersection of hydrogeology, environmental consulting, and geoscience education with Dr. Marsh Lavenue, INTERA's CEO. Gain insights into spatial statistics, the success of Pedro Gutierrez, a University of Arkansas - Fort Smith geology...

November 09, 2023

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