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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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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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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
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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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Bird-Watchers Rejoice at Snow Birds' Return

As Arkansas braces for another round of snowfall and temperatures dip below freezing, the age-old past time of bird watching is bringing joy to river valley residents. Dr. Ragupathy Kannan, professor of ornithology at the University of Arkansas –...

January 15, 2024
The AV Belltower sits in the background with yellow daffodils in the foreground during a bright spring day

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
Community members march to honor Dr. King

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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2023: A Year of Achievement

Much of what happened at the AV in 2023 is informed by the values and goals in the university’s new 5-year strategic plan, approved by the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees this May.

December 18, 2023
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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 AV 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

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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Babb Family Endows $1M Premier Internship Program

Thanks to a generous gift from long-time AV supporters Doug and Kathy Babb, more students at the AV will have access to paid internships as part of their university experience.

November 16, 2023
AV Men's Basketball Toy Toss

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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Join the Excitement: AV eSports Team Prepares for High-Stakes LAN Tournament

The AV eSports Team, Digital Lions, will be represented in the upcoming Red Bull Campus Clutch USA Delta Offline Qualifier on Oct. 7. The AV 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 AV 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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AV Ranked as one of 2024's Best Colleges by US News

The AV was named to the U.S. News list of 2024 Best Colleges in multiple categories.

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

The AV 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
AV students share why they registered to vote on National Voter Registration Day.

Constitution Week at AV, Highlighted by National Voter Registration Day

On Sept. 19 the AV 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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