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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 Ƶ Center for Economic Development, aimed to foster entrepreneurial...

November 30, 2023
Sophomores, Brenna Smith, psychology major (left) and Shelby Zink, biology major, make traditional corn husk dolls
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Native American Heritage Month Celebrated at Ƶ

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

November 21, 2023
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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 Ƶ students, faculty, staff, and the Fort Smith community in celebrating more than 21 countries through...

November 16, 2023
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Babb Family Endows $1M Premier Internship Program

Thanks to a generous gift from long-time Ƶ 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
Ƶ Men's Basketball Toy Toss
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Ƶ Revives Toy Toss, Slated for Nov 21

Toy Toss returns to Ƶ Men's Basketball on Nov. 21. Bring a small toy or stuffed animal for free entry to the game and throw it onto the court following the Lions' first point. All toys will be donated.

November 03, 2023
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Join the Excitement: Ƶ eSports Team Prepares for High-Stakes LAN Tournament

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith eSports Team, Digital Lions, will be represented in the upcoming Red Bull Campus Clutch USA Delta Offline Qualifier on Oct. 7. The Ƶ Valorant Blue team will compete in a high-stakes LAN tournament featuring...

October 05, 2023
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Family Weekend Festivities Slated for Oct. 6-7

At the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith the importance of family in a student’s educational journey is celebrated year-round, but on the First Week of October, the celebrating ramps up. The much-anticipated 2023 Family Weekend is set to take...

September 29, 2023
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Ƶ Ranked as one of 2024's Best Colleges by US News

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith was named to the U.S. News list of 2024 Best Colleges in multiple categories.

September 18, 2023
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Ƶ Names Family Enterprise Center for Jim Walcott

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith announced today that it will rename its Family Enterprise Center to honor the late Jim Walcott, whose legacy has profoundly impacted the River Valley.

September 15, 2023
Ƶ students share why they registered to vote on National Voter Registration Day.
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Constitution Week at Ƶ, Highlighted by National Voter Registration Day

On Sept. 19 the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Student Government Association will be helping students register to vote for National Voter Registration Day. This is one event scheduled as part of Constitution Week.

September 13, 2023
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Ƶ Celebrates Enrollment Increases

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith announced today a 6.8 percent spike in first-year entering students, bringing the total to 889 this year, up from 832 in the 2022-23 academic year. Overall enrollment has also risen by 2.5 percent, up to 5514...

September 08, 2023
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Ƶ to Host Sí Se Puede Ƶ Event

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Office of Ƶ welcomes Spanish-speaking families to share important information about transitioning to the university. The event, Si Se Puede, will be conducted in Spanish.

September 01, 2023
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Hands-On Learning: A Pathway to Early Childhood Education Careers

High school students attend Early Childhood Summer CDA Academy at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith to begin the pathway to earning a credential for a career in Early Childhood Education.

August 21, 2023
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Cub Camp Kick Off

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith kicked off its 20th Cub Camp with record-breaking participation on the heels of a 5% increase in first-time entering students compared to the 2022-23 academic year.

August 17, 2023
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Ƶ System Back Online

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith system is back online after an outage impacted campus on the morning of Thursday, August 17, 2023.

August 17, 2023
Ƶ students gather to play Spikeball during Welcome Week 2022 on the Campus Green
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Ƶ Welcome Week 2023

Experience a vibrant start to the semester at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith’s Welcome Week 2023! Connect, engage, and thrive with exciting campus events. Check out the full Welcome Week schedule of events.

August 15, 2023
A mom gets ready to take her son into the Mamava Lactation Pod at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith's Little Lions Child Development Center.
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Little Lions Make Big Investment in Families

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith's Little Lions Child Development Center celebrates the start of the fall semester and National Breastfeeding Month (August) with the opening of a Mamava Lactation Pod. A state-of-the-art pod designed with moms...

August 11, 2023
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Get 'Move-In' Ready

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith fall 2023 semester is approaching. Shortly before the semester begins, hundreds of students will move into their new space as Lion’s Den or Sebastian Commons residents. Before move-in, the Ƶ Resident...

August 10, 2023
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Ƶ 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
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Ƶ Event to Feature Spanish Track for Familes

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will continue its commitment to inclusive community engagement during its upcoming Mane Event orientation on Friday, July 28, 2023, with specialized Spanish language sessions to help parents and families learn...

July 21, 2023

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