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AlumniEventsStudentsAV Mailbag

AV Mailbag: Where Memories Roar

The AV Mailbag returns with a recap of Homecoming 2024: Where Memories Roar. From competitions, reunions, awards, and games, homecoming week was full of excitement, and the campus was buzzing.

February 23, 2024
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Arts and SciencesEvents

AV Music & Theatre Department to Present 9 to 5 The Musical

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Music & Theatre Department is proud to announce its upcoming production of 9 to 5 The Musical, featuring music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick. This empowering and comedic musical,...

February 19, 2024
Holcomb and Boylan cheer as they are crowned
CommunityFeatured

Holcomb, Boylan Crowned at Homecoming 2024

On Saturday afternoon, February 17, 2024, the Where Memories Roar slate of homecoming festivities at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith concluded in the crowning of students Hendrix Holcomb and Krystal Boylan as 2024 Homecoming King and Queen.

February 17, 2024
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AlumniCommunityFeatured

AV Honors Alumni Award Winners

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Alumni Advisory Council honored five Lions at the Alumni Brunch today as part of 2024 homecoming events. Dr. Daniel Fudge, ‘12, and Jaime Vargas, ’18 and ‘23, received the Young Alumni Award, Sara Putman...

February 17, 2024
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AlumniBusiness and IndustryLion Voices

Readying Player One and the Gamer, Cody Holt

Follow the evolution of AV senior instructor Cody Holt. From gamer to AV educator and eSports coach, uncover his gaming passion and commitment to student achievement along the way.

February 16, 2024
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CommunityEventsStudents

AV Student Organization, Baha'i Club, Examines Race Through Conversations

The AV registered student organization, Baha'i Club, invited students, faculty, staff, and the community to engage in meaningful conversations focused on "Healing Racism."

February 13, 2024
Yosey Cardenas during graduation, May 2023
AlumniFirst GenerationHealth Education and Human SciencesLion Voices

Coming Full Circle with Yosey Cardenas

At the AV, education and social work academic advisor for the College of Health, Education, and Human Sciences, Yosey Cardenas, shares her story as a first-generation student and how she now uses that experience to...

February 09, 2024
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AdmissionsArts and SciencesBusiness and IndustryCommunityEventsHealth Education and Human SciencesStudents

Accepted Day and Majors Expo to Run in Conjunction

The AV Admissions Office and ROAR First Year Advising Center partner to host Accepted Day and the 2024 Majors Expo on Feb. 9 for incoming and current students to learn about AV and the incredible majors offered.

February 08, 2024
Logan Aguilera, class of '23, coaches a player at Sallisaw during a football game. Aguilera is a geography teacher at Sallisaw Middle School.
AlumniArts and SciencesLion Voices

Some Things Are Worth Waiting For

AV College of Arts and Sciences 2023 alum Logan Aguilera encourages students to practice patience. AV helped prepare him to be a middle school teacher in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, and become a coach of six different teams....

February 08, 2024
First-Generation and student-athlete, Hannah Boyett poses on graduation day, May 2023 in front of the Numa statue at the Stubblefield Center.
Arts and SciencesAthleticsFirst GenerationLion VoicesStudents

First-Generation Student Spotlight: Hannah Boyett

AV first-generation graduate and grad school student Hannah Boyett discusses finding her success at AV in the classroom and on the court.

February 08, 2024
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EventsFeatured

Homecoming 2024: "Where Memories Roar"

AV Homecoming 2024: "Where Memories Roar" The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host its annual Homecoming celebration February 12-17, 2024. This year's theme, "Where Memories Roar," promises a week filled with spirited events...

February 05, 2024
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Arts and SciencesBusiness and IndustryFeaturedHealth Education and Human Sciences

Fall 2023 Deans List Announced

The AV has released the Dean's List for the fall 2023 semester, according to Dr. Shadow Robinson, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

February 05, 2024
AV mascot, Numa, dressed as a mail carrier standing in a pile of letters
AV Mailbag

AV Mailbag: Let's Talk AV the Weather

The AV Mailbag is back with the first edition of 2024. With the weather causing a delay to start the spring semester, it is the perfect topic to cover - even if Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring.

February 02, 2024
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First GenerationLion Voices

First-Gen Staff Voices: Spencer Ewing

AV sports and adventure coordinator Spencer Ewing shares his experience as a first-generation college student. His experience has led him to strive to help others in similar situations.

February 01, 2024
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EventsFeaturedNewsStudents

FAFSA: What You Need to Know

The 2024-2025 FAFSA form is now open, and the AV Office of Financial Aid shares what students need to know and information that is good to know before completing the form.

January 31, 2024
Artist Katya Grokhovsky poses with a drawing
Arts and SciencesEventsFeaturedGivingNews

AV Artist in Residence to Give Talk

The AV Art & Design Artist in Residence welcomes Katya Grokhovsky, a New York-based artist, for her spring 2024 residency. Grokhovsky will present an Artist Talks event in the Windgate Theatre on Jan. 31.

January 26, 2024
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Chancellor

Campus Update, Jan. 26

Board of Trustees of the UA System: It was an honor to represent the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith at the meeting of the Board of Trustees held on the campus of UA-Little Rock on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

January 26, 2024
AV professor Dr. Kimberly Wolfe poses with West Memphis Chamber of Commerce signage after being elected to board of directors.
Business and IndustryCommunityNews

Wolfe Elected to West Memphis Chamber Board of Directors

AV organizational leadership professor, Dr. Kimberly Wolfe, was elected to serve a three-year term on the West Memphis (AR) Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

January 26, 2024
Lion Voices

Lion Voices: Adam Holt

Adam is this week's lion voice and talks about his life and how he came to be a Lion. He mentions his leading person for inspiration and talks about the group he is involved in. He also mentions how AV has become more than expected.

January 19, 2024

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