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(1 day ago) The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith announced today that it has earned the 2021-2022 Military Friendly School designation from Viqtory Media, earning a place as one of 747 schools, colleges, and universities in the United States awarded the prestigious designation.

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(2 days ago) The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith announced today that it has earned the 2021-2022 Military Friendly School designation from Viqtory Media, earning a place as one of 747 schools, colleges, and universities in the United States awarded the prestigious designation. Date Posted: Tue, 06/29/2021.

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UAFS Earns Military Friendly Designation | news.uafs.edu

(1 day ago) Jun 29, 2021  · The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith announced today that it has earned the 2021-2022 Military Friendly School designation from Viqtory Media, earning a place as one of 747 schools, colleges, and universities in the United States awarded the prestigious designation. Viqtory determined methodology, criteria, and weightings with input from the Military Friendly Advisory

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Chancellor Riley Releases Video Update ... - news.uafs.edu

(1 day ago) Feb 17, 2021  · In an email sent Wednesday, Feb. 17, UAFS Chancellor Terisa Riley shared the below video, writing: "Dear Lions, Today, I have recorded my campus update in which I share my gratitude to all of you for working and learning virtually during these stressful and challenging times.

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UAFS Celebrates First Gen Students | news.uafs.edu

(2 days ago) Nov 09, 2020  · Today, Nov. 9, 2020, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith joins hundreds of universities across the nation to celebrate first-generation college students in celebration of National First-Generation College Student Celebration Day. On the UAFS campus, nearly half of all students will be the first in their families to earn a college degree. Though the official holiday is celebrated Nov. 8 ...

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UAFS Unveils Five-Year Strategic Plan | news.uafs.edu

(2 days ago) Mar 03, 2017  · Chancellor Paul Beran presents the university's five-year strategic plan March 3. Dr. Paul B. Beran, chancellor of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, unveiled the university’s five-year strategic plan at the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce’s First Friday Breakfast March 3, setting the direction of the university to further serve the needs of the greater Fort Smith region ...

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UAFS Announces $1.7 Million Windgate ... - news.uafs.edu

(2 days ago) Dec 10, 2019  · The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith announced today that it will receive three new gifts totaling more than $1.7 million from the Windgate Foundation. Windgate is already known for its generosity on campus because of its earlier gifts, including $15.5 million to build Windgate Art & Design, the university’s state of the art gallery, workspace, classroom and office building

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UAFS Grad Conquers College and Cancer | news.uafs.edu

(1 day ago) Dec 17, 2019  · On December 14, 2019, Lauren Luginbill crossed the stage in the Stubblefield Center and accepted a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. Though the 14-year childhood cancer survivor has faced more than her share of struggles, she used the strength she found through that adversity to excel in every pursuit while at UAFS. “I am proud to be a ...

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UAFS Launches Website for COVID-19 ... - news.uafs.edu

(2 days ago) Mar 10, 2020  · Tuesday morning University of Arkansas - Fort Smith chancellor Dr. Terisa Riley released a statement to students, faculty, and staff regarding preparedness and prevention efforts related to COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus 2019.) Her full statement is included below. A website detailing university efforts is available here. "Dear Lions, The senior leaders and Emergency

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UAFS Helps Hudefi Work Towards Dream | news.uafs.edu

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Bobbitt Names Serna to Lead UAFS in ... - news.uafs.edu

(2 days ago) Aug 16, 2018  · Edward Serna University of Arkansas System President Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt today announced the appointment of Edward Serna, Ed.D., as interim chancellor at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith (UAFS). Current Chancellor Paul B. Beran, Ph.D., announced he is leaving the institution Aug. 31 after leading the campus for more than 12 years to become the executive director and CEO of the …

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UAFS Rises for the River Valley | news.uafs.edu

(1 day ago) Feb 14, 2020  · For the fifth year, students, faculty and staff of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith joined with the United Way of the Fort Smith Area and the Crisis Intervention Center to host Rising in the River Valley. This annual Valentine’s Day event proclaims a local commitment to One Billion Rising’s global initiative to end sexual assault and domestic violence.

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Employee Clinic Provides COVID Vaccines ... - news.uafs.edu

(1 day ago) Feb 05, 2021  · Close to 300 University of Arkansas – Fort Smith employees received their first COVID-19 vaccination today, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, thanks to a partnership clinic between the university and Mercy Fort Smith. Spirits were high throughout the morning at the Ben Geren Park tornado shelter as colleagues shared distanced congratulations and sighs of relief, knowing they were one step

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UAFS Touts $142M Economic Impact in ... - news.uafs.edu

(1 day ago) Oct 08, 2020  · The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is a substantial academic and economic powerhouse in its region, supporting an estimated $142.7 million economic impact to Sebastian County in 2019, according to an independent study released today. The university, which contributes more than 1,400 jobs and $55.4 million in labor income to the regional economy, enrolls nearly 6,500

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Karen Jeffers to return to UAFS as ... - news.uafs.edu

(2 days ago) Jun 01, 2020  · The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith announced today that long-time financial aid professional Karen Jeffers will oversee the Department of Financial Aid and Veterans Benefits at UAFS. Jeffers will lead a staff of nine financial aid professionals serving nearly 6,500 students. Each year the UAFS Department of Financial Aid administers more than $53 million in financial aid

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McCollum awarded Nancy Murphy Chadwick ... - news.uafs.edu

(1 day ago) Feb 26, 2021  · AnnMarie McCollum, resident director of the Lion’s Den Residence Hall at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, was recently selected as the recipient of the Nancy Murphy Chadwick Professional of Distinction Award from the Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers. The award was presented virtually Feb. 26 during the association’s annual conference.

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Chancellor Riley Releases Statement ... - news.uafs.edu

(1 day ago) Jun 01, 2020  · Monday afternoon Chancellor Terisa Riley released a heartfelt message to students, faculty, and staff regarding the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota, the systemic injustices highlighted by his death, and the university's committments to its Black community. "Lions, My heart is heavy as I write to you today, knowing our community is hurting once again following the senseless killing of ...

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Future Fit Training Program Begins ... - news.uafs.edu

(1 day ago) Jan 27, 2020  · Future Fit, an innovative pilot program launched by the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, will begin its second class today, Jan. 27, with a full enrollment of 20 students. In partnership with 10 companies in western Arkansas, UAFS and the AEDC built the customized training program to meet the urgent employment needs of regional industry ...

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Color Purple to Bring Community and ... - news.uafs.edu

(2 days ago) Nov 04, 2019  · A week from today the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Season of Entertainment will present the 2016 Tony Award winning Broadway production, The Color Purple to river valley fans, UAFS students and a special guest audience of area high school students. A part of the UAFS Season of Entertainment 39, the national-touring performance will take stage at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov.

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WWI Memorial Tree Planted on UAFS Campus | news.uafs.edu

(2 days ago) Nov 14, 2017  · Carrie Mize (left) speaks during the planting ceremony for a World War I memorial tree on the UAFS campus. A piece of World War I history was planted at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith during a ceremony last week honoring local veterans who perished in the conflict. A two year-old willow oak was planted in Wenderoth Park on campus as a memorial tree using soil from the

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UAFS Kicks Off Women's History Month ... - news.uafs.edu

(2 days ago) Mar 05, 2021  · The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has announced a slate of events honoring and celebrating Women’s History Month, kicking off on the 2021 International Day of Women, March 8, with celebrations, discussions, and presentations at the UAFS campus and through Zoom. Events will continue throughout the month with focuses on women leaders, combating sexual assault and violence,

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UAFS Leaders, Students, to Host Public 9 ... - news.uafs.edu

(2 days ago) Sep 08, 2021  · The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks with a week of service and commemoration, culminating in a public memorial event Friday at 11 a.m., and a day of service Saturday. Dr. Terisa Riley, UAFS Chancellor, remembers the fateful day of September 11, 2001, vividly. She heard the news of the first plane striking the

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University of Arkansas - Fort Smith to offer Master of ...

(1 day ago) Sep 24, 2019  · The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will soon offer educators a new way to strengthen their skills and advance their careers thanks to the launch of the university’s second graduate program. UAFS today announced it has received approval from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to offer a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree; classes are scheduled to begin in January 2020.

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Hard Work, Faculty Support Leads UAFS ... - news.uafs.edu

(2 days ago) Mar 27, 2018  · Jesse Pacheco The path to becoming a doctor has not been easy for Jesse Pacheco. A first-generation college student, Pacheco juggled the obligations of school, work and family and faced considerable challenges while doing it. But now, with the end of medical school in sight, Pacheco can reflect on a decade of hard work and guidance from UAFS faculty who helped him along the

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UAFS Student Uses Quest For Mental ... - news.uafs.edu

(2 days ago) Megan Sonnenmoser discusses her classes in a sitting area ofhte Pendergraft Health Sciences building on the UAFS campus. Attending the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is a vital part of Megan Sonnenmoser’s quest for mental health, and she wants her experience to help other students on campus as well. Sonnenmoser, a 34-year-old history major from Kansas City, Mo., has

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Dooly graduates with career, Arkansas ... - news.uafs.edu

(2 days ago) Jan 06, 2020  · University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student Meagan Dooly, walked across the commencement stage this December a full semester early with a bachelor’s degree, a career plan, and a fellowship awaiting her in the new year. Caring faculty who both supported Dooly, and empowered her to seek her true calling, helped her find her place as an educator herself. The 21-year-old West Fork …

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Putman named Associate Director for ... - news.uafs.edu

(2 days ago) Feb 20, 2020  · Chris Kelly, director of marketing and communications at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, announced today that Rachel Putman will serve as the associate director for strategic communications effective immediately. Putman has served as the interim public information officer since January 2019. Her appointment comes after an extensive search and interview process.

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UAFS awarded $2.25M grant from ... - news.uafs.edu

(1 day ago) Oct 14, 2019  · The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will soon provide even more academic support for its students thanks to a $2.25 million, five-year grant from the Department of Education. The award, part of the highly competitive Title III Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP), will allow UAFS to move forward with the creation of a dedicated campus writing center, provide

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UAFS Grad Aims to Cure Cancer Through Cell Research | news ...

(2 days ago) UAFS Grad Aims to Cure Cancer Through Cell Research. Curiosity, hard work, and a commitment to giving back took Andrea Edwards from White Hall, Ark., to the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, and from there, she might go anywhere. Right now, the 2013 UAFS graduate is working on her doctorate in the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences ...

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Summer Reading Series Part 4: Pride | news.uafs.edu

(2 days ago) Jun 25, 2021  · Throughout the summer students, faculty, and staff at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will release weekly reading (and watching) lists, centered around amplifying diverse voices, and sharing fulfilling, fun, moving, and monumental stories with the UAFS community. For the fourth week of this summer series, the dedicated librarians at the UAFS Boreham Library created a list that ...

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UAFS Professors Offer Summer Reading ... - news.uafs.edu

(2 days ago) Looking for a book recommendation this summer? Here’s what four University of Arkansas - Fort Smith faculty members are reading over the summer break: Dr. Lindsy Lawrence, Associate Professor of English - Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall and Bringing Up the Bodies “Mantel won the Booker Prize for both of these novels, which tell the story of Thomas Cromwell, the son of a blacksmith who rose to ...

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UAFS students explore U.S. history first ... - news.uafs.edu

(1 day ago) Jul 03, 2019  · For 30 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith students, the life-long dream to see the nation’s capital and explore the birthplace of the United States became a reality this summer, thanks to a condensed credit Maymester course, held through the Myles Friedman Honors Program. The UAFS students traveled to Washington, D.C. via motorcoach this May, fulfilling the domestic travel

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Chancellor Riley on Social Media Complaint Reviews | news ...

(2 days ago) Jun 19, 2020  · Dear Lions, Today is Juneteenth: A day of celebration commemorating the day enslaved Americans became free in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union army general Gordon Granger read the federal orders to abolish slavery in Galveston, Texas. This holiday gives us pause - How is it possible that the people of Texas did not know they were free when the Emancipation

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Chancellor Riley Announces Campus Directives | news.uafs.edu

(1 day ago) Mar 19, 2020  · Dear Lions, In these unprecedented and uncertain times, it is more important than ever to communicate with you frequently regarding the status of our campus, our community, and the state of higher education. In that vein, I share with you an update, followed by new campus directives and resources: Update Governor Asa Hutchinson is providing daily updates on the impact of COVID-19 …

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Dr. Elizabeth Momand Earns Lucille ... - news.uafs.edu

(1 day ago) Apr 20, 2020  · Dr. Elizabeth Momand, professor of music at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, has been awarded the 2020 Lucille Speakman Master Teacher Award for outstanding teaching performance, professional growth, and service to the community. “I have many reasons to be grateful,” Momand said. “First, I have wonderful students to teach. They are eager to learn, open to new concepts

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UA System Announces Resolutions Regarding COVID-19 | news ...

(1 day ago) Apr 08, 2020  · In an email sent Wednesday, April 8, 2020, UAFS Chancellor Terisa Riley outlined the resolutions presented by the University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees in their April 8 meeting. "Dear Lions, Today, the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas met and voted to adopt several resolutions that will guide our institution and all colleges and universities in the U of A System as we ...

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Summer Reading Series Part 3: Juneteenth | news.uafs.edu

(2 days ago) Jun 18, 2021  · Throughout the summer students, faculty, and staff at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will release weekly reading (and watching) lists, centered around amplifying diverse voices, and sharing impactful stories with the UAFS community. Ahead of Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, UAFS faculty, staff, and students have ...

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Community Activist Weidman Leaves Legacy at UAFS | news ...

(2 days ago) May 01, 2020  · Peggy Weidman was responsible for many things that enhanced life in the greater Fort Smith region, but her love for alma mater, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, was exceptional. Peggy Raynor Weidman, a nursing graduate of Westark Community College in 1973, was a co-founder of the Reynolds Cancer Support House; a member of the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission, the

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Jones Implores Grads to Carry Lessons Forward | news.uafs.edu

(1 day ago) Dec 14, 2019  · During the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith’s 102 commencement ceremony held Saturday, December 14, UAFS Alumnus Tony Jones encouraged graduates to carry forward the lessons learned on campus, both academic lessons and life lessons, in all they do. “This campus, this town, and this community hold a special place in my heart because of our shared story as UAFS Lions,” Jones,

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Mark Horn Honored by U.S. Senator Boozman | news.uafs.edu

(1 day ago) Feb 25, 2019  · WASHINGTON- U.S.Senator John Boozman (R-AR) recognized Lt. Col. (retired) Robert M. Horn, a Vietnam War veteran who dedicated a career to serving his country, in ‘Salute to Veterans,’ a series commemorating the military service of Arkansans. Horn was destined to serve in the military. He grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the home of the U.S. Air Force Academy.

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Luis “Wicho” Negrete Becerra and ... - news.uafs.edu

(2 days ago) Feb 29, 2020  · The Roaring 20s slate of homecoming festivities at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith culminated in the crowning of students Luis “Wicho” Negrete Becerra of Saltillo, Mexico and Taely Dedmon of Mansfield as 2020 Homecoming King and Queen. Negrete Becerra is the son of Javier Negrete Martinez and Graciela Becerra Vela. A senior mathematics major, he represents Kappa Alpha

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College of Business hosts Advances in ... - news.uafs.edu

(1 day ago) Nov 26, 2019  · The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith College of Business hosted the Advances in Business Research Symposium, an intensive academic research event, Nov. 11-12, 2019, welcoming 30 presenters representing nine universities from Texas to Florida to the UAFS campus.

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State of The City Address To Be Held Feb ... - news.uafs.edu

(2 days ago) Feb 06, 2020  · Fort Smith Mayor George McGill will deliver the 2020 State of the City address at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. The address, which will include reports on city business, a review of initiatives that reached success in 2019, and McGill’s upcoming plans and vision for 2020, will be hosted in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft

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5 Commissioned in ROTC Ceremony | news.uafs.edu

(1 day ago) Five University of Arkansas - Fort Smith students were honored May 9 with a ceremony signaling the end of their participation in the Army ROTC program at UAFS and their commissioning as second lieutenants in the Active Army or Arkansas Army National Guard. The evening’s activities for the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets included taking the state oath of office and having their gold ...

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Opera Stars of the Met Give UAFS Students Workshop | news ...

(1 day ago) Mar 02, 2016  · University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student Kody Goad of Fort Smith was 21 years old when discovered he had a voice for singing. Shortly after, he began honing his talents while dreaming of performing in an opera, and he set his sights high. He wanted to perform in the most prestigious opera house in the world – the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

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Native American Heritage Celebrated on UAFS Campus | news ...

(2 days ago) Nov 10, 2020  · Josh Simonds, Upward Bound Classic Coordinator and member of the Cherokee Nation places a sign on the UAFS campus identifying the Native lands the UAFS campus occupies. During the month of November, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host a series of lectures, events, and passive projects in celebration of and tribute to Native American Heritage Month.

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