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Campus Center Closed for Repair

The Campus Center will remain closed into next week (July 15-19). Please continue checking your AV email for a reopening date. We are working with the manufacturer of the new chiller installed last month to correct a manufacturing defect our HVAC...

July 12, 2024
Little Lions Child Development Center director LaKeisha Stinyard
Health Education and Human SciencesLion Voices

LaKeisha Stinyard: Making the Biggest Impact with the Littlest Lions

Educating students is the number one goal at the AV. At the AV Little Lions Child Development Center, LaKeisha Stinyard, director, teaches the littlest of Lions.

June 28, 2024
Kauffman Stadium, where MLB's Kansas City Royals play, under the lights
AthleticsCommunityEventsFeatured

AV Joins Royals for MIAA Day at The K

Members of the AV community are invited to join MLB fans for the MIAA Day at the K on July 21. The Kansas City Royals host the Chicago White Sox in an afternoon matchup.

June 26, 2024
Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center
Featured

Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center to Remain Closed Through July 12

The AV Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center will remain closed through July 12 due to an HVAC outage.

June 25, 2024
Tom Wing and Angela Walton-Raji
Arts and Sciences

AV Professor Identifies, Honors Enslaved Populations of Van Buren

In December 2023, the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Humanities Council awarded a $4,327 grant to Tom Wing, AV assistant professor of history, for the request entitled “Researching the Enslaved at Drennen-Scott.” The grant, with additional...

June 19, 2024
Aerial view of AV with the Bell Tower and green in view
Arts and SciencesBusiness and IndustryFeaturedHealth Education and Human Sciences

Spring 2024 Dean's and Chancellor's Lists Announced

Students from the AV are honored for their spring 2024 semester academic excellence by making the Dean's and Chancellor's Lists.

June 17, 2024
Connor Hadley-Kimbrell (left), Travis Johns, and Kevin Allen (right) stand with a large check for their ARCPA scholarships
Business and IndustryNews

Students Awarded Thousands in Scholarships

Three accounting students from the AV 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
Upward Bound Summer Academy students participate in activities at AV
Featured

Above and Beyond with Upward Bound

The AV 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
Jami Davis, '10, is the owner and operator of Grunge House, a Fort Smith boutique
AlumniCommunity

AV Alumna Brings Urban Flair to Community

Jami Davis, a 2010 graduate of the AV, 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
New AV alum, Joshua MerrittJoshua Merritt (right) and his dad Jason, a senior instructor in the College of Business and Industry, at the 2024 Spring Commencement
AlumniArts and SciencesBusiness and IndustryNews

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 AV. After starting at the university at just 13 years old, Merritt graduated with a bachelor's degree...

May 31, 2024
Dr. Charles
AlumniArts and SciencesLion Voices

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 AV when the university was still known as Westark Community College. Today, he is one of the world's foremost researchers...

May 31, 2024
numa cheers in front of the athletic band
Arts and SciencesEvents

Summer Band Camps Announced

The AV Department of Music and Theatre will offer two exciting music camps in June.

May 30, 2024
Paper with the words
AlumniClass Notes

Class Notes, May 2024

AV alumni shared life events and happenings.

May 30, 2024
Braxten Martin with the bike he will ride from Seattle, Washington, to Washington, D.C. this summer
NewsStudents

AV Student to Ride Cross-Country for The Ability Experience

Braxten Martin, a student at the AV, 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
Future nurses work on a high fidelity simulation at AV
FeaturedHealth Education and Human SciencesNews

2-year Nursing Track Announced

This week the AV 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
Aerial view of the Bell Tower at sunset
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
Dr. Tom Buchanan and his three grandchildren
Arts and SciencesLion Voices

AV Faculty Member to Retire After More Than 50 Years

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

May 03, 2024
Dr. Kerrie Taber
Business and IndustryFirst GenerationLion Voices

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 AV. As a first-generation student, Taber understands the challenges some of her students face...

May 03, 2024
Katya Grokhovsky at her pop-up exhibition,
Arts and SciencesEvents

AV Artist Concludes Residency with 'Is There a Place'

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

May 03, 2024
Arts and SciencesEvents

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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