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Wes Milam, a University of Arkansas - Fort Smith adjunct criminal justice professor and Fort Smith Police Captain, stands outside of the FSPD station
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Baby Steps of Ambition

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith adjunct criminal justice professor Wes Milam, details his journey from Ƶ student to professor while continuing to serve the community of Fort Smith.

October 06, 2023
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Lions to Join MIAA

The 2023-2024 sports seasons at Ƶ will be the Lions last in the Lone Star Conference, which the university joined in 2019.

October 04, 2023
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Focus on the Future

Matt Beyer, a 2015 accounting graduate, has some advice for those following in his footsteps.

October 04, 2023
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Charleston Maymester Provided History Lessons, Life Hacks, Friendships

A cross-(half-a-)country domestic Maymester trip took 40 members of the Myles Friedman Honors Program at Ƶ to Charleston, South Carolina, on a journey that offered breathtaking scenery, wildlife, history, and a chance to use their analytical skill...

October 04, 2023
Class Notes
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Updates on graduates

October 04, 2023
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High-Five Fridays

When Zane Gibson returned to the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, he did so with a mission to reinvigorate the Ƶ basketball program and the excitement in the community.

October 04, 2023
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Character Counts for Coach Zane Gibson

For the first time in 5 years, Zane Gibson returns to the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith to don the Lions’ blue and white.

October 04, 2023
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Legends of the Games They Played

The Ƶ Lions Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed by the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Athletics Department.

October 04, 2023
Student posing at Majors Expo
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Studying Earth to Get to Space

Do you ever listen to podcasts? Did one ever change your life?

October 04, 2023
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It's Good for Your Heart

The annual Day of Giving invites people to put their money where their hearts are by making dedicated gifts to student-facing projects, special accounts that make a Ƶ education unique.

October 04, 2023
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Alumni Legacy Awards

Twenty students received financial aid through the Alumni Legacy Scholarship in the 2023-2024 academic year. This is the highest number of scholarships awarded in a year.

October 04, 2023
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Babb Center Provides Polish

Ƶ can be brilliant in the classroom, in the laboratory, and at the computer or soldering iron, but if they can’t show prospective employers how that brilliance will count in the workplace, it may not be enough.

October 03, 2023
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Grad Preserves History at Home

“What are the odds,” Anna Vincent asked herself on the morning of March 1, 2023, her first day as the historical facility manager at the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center – her first day working to preserve her hometown slice of history.

October 03, 2023
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History Comes Alive in Math Timeline

What is 4 feet tall, 108 feet wide, and lives in the Math Science building?

October 03, 2023
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Charting the Future: University Navigates with Strategic Plan

With a new chancellor at the helm and a centennial anniversary on the horizon, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith set about defining its course for the next five years by creating a strategic plan.

October 03, 2023
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A Look through the Lens at Belize

A senior biology major at Ƶ, preparing to attend medical school, spent the first part of the summer honing his filmmaking skills and adding to his bird life list in Belize.

October 03, 2023
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Historic Gift by Windgate to Transform University and River Valley

In September, speaking about the $18.7 million gift from the Windgate Foundation, Chancellor Terisa Riley said, “In some ways, they can dream even bigger than we do, and to dream big dreams to improve our community together is special.”

October 20, 2022
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Little Dog Brings Big Relief

If you don’t leave your job knowing you’ve improved someone’s day, you don’t have as good a job as Faith Walker, a Social Work student at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.

October 20, 2022
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Small Businesses Can Have Big Ambitions

Although the director of The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development in western Arkansas emphasizes that the center is not just for startups, he clearly has a soft spot for watching the process from idea to execution

October 20, 2022
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Fall 2022 Class Notes

October 20, 2022

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