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Spring 2024 Dean's and Chancellor's Lists Announced

Ƶ from the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith are honored for their spring 2024 semester academic excellence by making the Dean's and Chancellor's Lists.

June 17, 2024
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Above and Beyond with Upward Bound

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is the host institution for Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math/Science. The two programs are part of the Federal TRIO Programs and are funded to each serve 62 9th-12th grade students from low-income households...

June 14, 2024
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Ƶ Awarded Thousands in Scholarships

Three accounting students from the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith ended the spring semester by being awarded $2,000 in academic scholarships from the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants' Student Education Fund.

June 14, 2024
New Ƶ alum, Joshua MerrittJoshua Merritt (right) and his dad Jason, a senior instructor in the College of Business and Industry, at the 2024 Spring Commencement
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Double Dose of Graduation

Joshua Merritt, a recent University of Arkansas—Fort Smith graduate, celebrated the completion of not one but two degrees during his time at Ƶ. After starting at the university at just 13 years old, Merritt graduated with a bachelor's degree...

May 31, 2024
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A Feather in His Cap: The Life and Career of Dr. Charles Preston

Dr. Charles "Chuck" Preston traces his roots in biology to growing up in Fort Smith and attending the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith when the university was still known as Westark Community College. Today, he is one of the world's foremost researchers...

May 31, 2024
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Ƶ Alumna Brings Urban Flair to Community

Jami Davis, a 2010 graduate of the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, brings what she learned in the classroom and from her travels to the city through her boutique, Grunge House. As owner and operator, Davis has carefully curated a shop to meet...

May 31, 2024
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Class Notes, May 2024

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith alumni shared life events and happenings.

May 30, 2024
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Summer Band Camps Announced

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Department of Music and Theatre will offer two exciting music camps in June.

May 30, 2024
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Ƶ Student to Ride Cross-Country for The Ability Experience

Braxten Martin, a student at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, will embark on a 4,300-mile cross-country bike ride to raise awareness for those with physical and mental disabilities. He will set out on The Ability Experience's Journey of Hope,...

May 23, 2024
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2-year Nursing Track Announced

This week the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith announced the return of its Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Nursing degree in the Carolyn McKelvey Moore School of Nursing, offering a two-year Registered Nurse (RN) pathway, and an affordable...

May 20, 2024
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Chancellor Reports

End of the Semester

As we come to the end of another wonderful semester at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, I reflect on the excellent educational, social, and vocational opportunities this place has brought to so many through the years.

May 10, 2024
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Ƶ Faculty Member to Retire After More Than 50 Years

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith professor of biology, Dr. Tom Buchanan, is set to retire after 53 years at Ƶ. Buchanan arrived at Ƶ in 1971 and stayed ever since. He leaves behind a legacy of teaching hundreds of biologists and is credited...

May 03, 2024
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Ƶ Artist Concludes Residency with 'Is There a Place'

Katya Grokhovsky, a Ukrainian-born, New York City-based artist, recently concluded her residency at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith with a pop-up exhibition, "Is There a Place," held in a former railway warehouse in Fort Chaffee.

May 03, 2024
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First-Generation Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Kerrie Taber

Dr. Kerrie Taber is an assistant professor of organizational leadership in the College of Business and Industry at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. As a first-generation student, Taber understands the challenges some of her students face...

May 03, 2024
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Crawford County Chronicles Returns for 2024 Season

The Crawford County Chronicles will launch its 2024 season on Sunday, May 5, at 2 p.m., featuring a 19th-century music performance led by Dr. Alexandra Zacharella, a University of Arkansas – Fort Smith music professor, and her students. The event,...

May 02, 2024
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Jordan Mader and the Chemists of the Future

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith professor of chemistry Jordan Mader may have a last name that rhymes with an iconic Star Wars villain, but she is the opposite of the "Dark Side" when it comes to teaching the future of chemists.

April 30, 2024
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Alexander to Serve as Next Dean of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Toni Alexander will serve as the new Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Alexander, a seasoned academic leader, will assume her new role on July 8, 2024, following a comprehensive national search.

April 30, 2024
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Debbie Dameron and the Pursuit of Student Success

At the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, you may be hard-pressed to find someone with as much experience working at multiple higher education institutions as Debbie Dameron, an advising coordinator for the College of Business and Industry. The...

April 30, 2024
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Ƶ Academic Excellence Award Winners Announced for 2023-2024

Ƶ at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith who were nominated by Ƶ faculty members for their exceptional dedication in the classroom were honored as recipients of the Academic Excellence Awards.

April 29, 2024
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Record Breaking Day of Giving for Ƶ

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith's annual Day of Giving campaign broke records this year, surpassing $142,000 in 1,928 minutes. More than 1,000 donors came out in full force from across the nation to help multiple Ƶ initiatives.

April 26, 2024

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