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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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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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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AV Rings in the New Semester with a Week of Events

Spring Back Week returns to the AV. Join the Campus Activity Board and other Registered Student Organizations with a full slate of events during the first week of the spring semester.

January 10, 2024
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University, MLK Commission Plan Events

Under the theme “UNITY - It Starts With Me,” the AV, in collaboration with the River Valley MLK Commission and other area organizations, will host a series of events to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin...

January 01, 2024
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AV Mailbag: Wrapped

Check out the AV Mailbag: Wrapped. It is the final edition of the semester and covers what you need to know for graduation, we take a look back at the semester, and share some positives heading into the extended break.

December 01, 2023
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AV Prepares Students for Fall Finals

The AV prepares students for finals with the Long Night Against Procrastination. The international tutoring event is designed to help students finish the semester strong.

November 28, 2023
Sophomores, Brenna Smith, psychology major (left) and Shelby Zink, biology major, make traditional corn husk dolls

Native American Heritage Month Celebrated at AV

The AV and the AV 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 AV Office of International Relations celebrates International Education Week with Culture Fest '23. Join AV students, faculty, staff, and the Fort Smith community in celebrating more than 21 countries through...

November 16, 2023
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AV Revives Toy Toss, Slated for Nov 21

Toy Toss returns to AV 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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Traveling Art Exhibition Makes Stop at AV

Small Works on Paper, a traveling art exhibition, will be on display at the AV Windgate Art & Design Don Lee Student Gallery until Friday, Dec. 1. The exhibition features 40 works from 27 Arkansas artists.

November 01, 2023
Stacey Jones Season of Entertainment, Season's Greetings Concert

Stacey Jones Season of Entertainment

The Stacey Jones Season of Entertainment is in full swing. You can kick off your holiday season with the annual Season's Greeting Concert, or enjoy "9 to 5 the Musical," wind ensemble, jazz band, or "A Doll's House Part 2."

October 31, 2023
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Charles Portis Symposium to Educate, Inspire

In homage to the prolific author Charles Portis, the University of Arkansas - Fort will host a symposium exploring his profound impact and lasting legacy Nov. 2-4. The symposium comes in conjunction with the May 2023 release of "The Collected Works...

October 16, 2023
Fields of Faith Event. Students of all ages are sitting on the Crowder Field grass as they listen to Mikey Brinton speak.
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AV First Time Hosting the Annual Fields of Faith.

AV hosted its first Fields of Faith event on Wednesday, October 11. Fields of Faith is a nationwide, annually held event put on by the Fellowship Christian Students organization. The University's new FCA HUddle, along with campus ministries, and...

October 16, 2023
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AV Mailbag: Spooky SZN

The AV Mailbag is back with its latest edition! Fall is in the air, and spooky season is here. Check out what AV is doing for Halloween and things to do to get you in the spirit of the season.

October 13, 2023
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Haunted University Celebrates 20 Years on Oct 28.

The River Valley community is invited to the 20th annual Haunted University at the AV on October 28 from 6 - 9 p.m.

October 09, 2023

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