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Birds Call to Well-Traveled Professor

Lucille Speakman would have liked Dr. Ragupathy Kannan’s reply to a question about his plans for a travel grant: “I’m teaching the Belize course now and may not have ready access to email.”

May 26, 2023
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UAFS 2023-2028 Strategic Plan Approved by System Board

I am thrilled to share that the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees has approved our Strategic Plan for 2023-2028. This is a significant milestone in our university’s history, and it would not have been possible without your dedicated participation...

May 25, 2023
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Tuition, Budget Approved by UAS Board of Trustees

Today the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees approved our proposed budget for the 2023-2024 academic year. I am grateful for the care and consideration the board takes in assessing the budgets of the 14 colleges and universities that comprise...

May 25, 2023
Jayson Toney (left) and Callie Scherrey (right)
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Two UAFS Students to Compete for Miss Arkansas Crown

Getting dolled up and competing in front of an audience is nothing new for two University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students. Junior Jayson Toney, a media communications major, and senior Callie Scherrey, a nursing major, will call Little Rock home...

May 24, 2023
UAFS assistant professor, Dr. Kendra Abel
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Faculty Voices: Dr. Kendra Abel

Educating educators is what Dr. Kendra Abel, assistant professor of elementary, middle level, and secondary education, takes pride in at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. However, her journey to this role was anything but ordinary.

May 24, 2023
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith academic specialist, Dr. John Bennett
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Staff Voices: Dr. John Bennett

From serving in the Army to working in the TRIO Student Support Services program as an academic specialist, Dr. John Bennett has put the greater good of others above himself.

May 24, 2023
UAFS men's basketball head coach Zane Gibson, sits in front of team lockers

Revitalizing on the Hardwood: Zane Gibson's Return to UAFS Men's Basketball

For the first time in five years, Zane Gibson returns to the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith sideline to don the Lions’ blue and white. His return is a shift of just 18 inches but comes with the responsibility of being the UAFS men’s basketball...

May 18, 2023
Kathy Babb, Certificate of Distinction in Professional Development graduates, and Susan Krafft pose for a photo during cord ceremony.
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Babb Center for Career Services Honors Nine UAFS Grads

Hundreds of students from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith graduated to the tune of “Pomp and Circumstance” on Saturday, May 13, 2023. However, nine of those students walked across the stage with gold or silver cords to signify individual...

May 15, 2023
UAFS dental hygiene graduates, Jon Kevin Villeda (left) and Melissa Perez demonstrate how to floss teeth on testing equipment
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Clinical Boards are No Match for UAFS Dental Hygiene Students

Celebrating the graduation of 11 University of Arkansas – Fort Smith dental hygiene students is just a tiny part of what makes this class worthy of recognition.

May 13, 2023
UAFS College of Arts and Sciences graduate Daryl McElrath
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Largest College at UAFS Honors Graduates

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s 108th commencement continued Saturday, May 13, 2023, with the College of Arts and Sciences graduating class. The more than 400 graduates of UAFS’s largest college joined the more than 50,000 UAFS alums...

May 13, 2023

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