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Lynette Thrower works on a painting at the first Sip and Paint event.

Women's History Month Slate Includes Painting, Open Mic Night.

This March, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will celebrate women’s accomplishments, legacies, and experiences as part of National Women’s History Month.

March 01, 2022
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Wellness Week Takes Flight at AV

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith offices of Student Affairs and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion have partnered to offer A Week of Wellness, a week-long program focused on self-care and emotional wellbeing from February 28 to March 4.

February 27, 2022
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Civil War Lecture Series Highlights Diverse Voices

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host a civil war lecture series titled “Our only ‘felt’ history: New Perspectives on the U.S. Civil War” featuring leading scholars in the field throughout the semester, thanks to funding from...

February 21, 2022
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Heppner, Ha Crowned Homecoming Royalty

Saturday afternoon, February 19, 2022, the Wild Roarin’ West slate of homecoming festivities at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith concluded in the crowning of students Bao Ha and Reagan Heppner as 2022 Homecoming King and Queen.

February 19, 2022
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2022 Alumni Award Winners Roar

As the AV celebrated Homecoming 2022 The Wild Roarin’ West last week, the Alumni Office recognized alumni and special non-alum with awards.

February 19, 2022
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Local Principals Award $3000 in AV Scholarships

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will award a total of $3,000 in scholarships during a special presentation that will take place during halftime of the men’s Homecoming basketball game, which begins at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, February...

February 17, 2022
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Wild Roarin' West Food Drive Lassos Thousands of Donations

The AV hosted its annual Homecoming Stock the Pantry Pep Rally at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16, in the campus Recreation and Wellness Center. The Student Activities Office, Campus Activities Board, and the Greek...

February 17, 2022
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Fall 2021 Dean's List Announced

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has released the Dean's List for the fall 2021 semester, according to Dr. Georgia Hale, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

February 11, 2022
Emily Nguyen, left, and Isabel Jamison, senior dental hygiene major, clean a faculty volunteer's teeth at the AV Dental Hygiene Clinic, Wednesday, February 9, 2022.
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Dental Hygiene Clinic Offers Free Children's Services

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month throughout the month of February with free dental exams and cleanings for children under the age of 18.

February 09, 2022
Georgia Hale

Provost Hale Announces Retirement

Dr. Georgia Hale, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at The University of Arkansas- Fort Smith, announced her plans to retire at the end of the 2022 fiscal year.

February 06, 2022
Homecoming Logo for 2022. States:  Wild Roaring West AV 2022

A Wild Roarin' Homecoming Scheduled Feb. 14-19

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith will celebrate homecoming 2022 from Feb. 14-19 with a slate of events for students, families, and alumni. This year’s events are themed, “The Wild Roarin’ West,” and will put a classic Western spin...

February 04, 2022
Johnathan Brewer, of the Men of Excellence program at AV sits with fellow members before a fall Men of Excellence meeting

Black History Month Slate Announced

Throughout February, the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith will honor and celebrate Black History Month with a slate of events hosted by the Black Student Association, Men of Excellence, and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at AV.

February 01, 2022
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Stealey Exhibit Opens at Windgate Gallery

Award-winning artist and educator Dr. Jo Stealey’s exhibit “EXTRA/ORDINARY” is now on display at the Windgate Art & Design Gallery on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public...

January 26, 2022
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ReadThis! Slate Kicks Off with Killers of the Flower Moon

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host a kickoff event for the 2022 Read This! community literacy program, Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 5:30 p.m. in room 122 of the Boreham Library. The event will also be streamed via Zoom.

January 25, 2022

Slate of 2022 MLK Week Events Announced

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has announced a slate of January events sponsored by the university's MLK Celebrate the Dream Team, celebrating and honoring the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 10, 2022
D Antonio Dean Cantu
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Cantu Named Dean of College of Health, Education & Human Sciences

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has selected Dr. D. Antonio “Dean” Cantu as the Dean of the College of Health, Education, and Human Sciences. Cantu will begin his role Feb. 1, 2022.

December 27, 2021
Graduate stands with AV Chancellor Terisa Riley on graduation day

AV Graduates Reflect Ahead of 105th Commencement

Three of the more than 450 University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students who will be honored this Saturday at the university’s 105th commencement ceremony shared reflections on their university careers this week, looking back on the triumphs,...

December 17, 2021
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Pitsch to Serve as Fall 2021 Commencement Speaker

Senator Mathew Pitsch will serve as the guest speaker for the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s fall commencement ceremony held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 18, at the Stubblefield Center on the AV campus at 5402 Kinkead...

December 12, 2021
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Men of Excellence Earn Over $10,000 in Crowdfunding Campaign

Concluding a month-long crowdfunding campaign, the new University of Arkansas – Fort Smith program AV Men of Excellence (MOX) is ahead more than $10,000.

December 07, 2021
women's basketball coach Louis Whorton

AV Mourns Passing of Coaching Legend Louis Whorton

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Athletics family mourns the loss of Hall of Fame Head Women's Basketball Coach Louis Whorton, who passed away over the weekend.

December 06, 2021

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