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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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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
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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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Airo Honored as an Association of Energy Engineers Fellow

AV Director of Plant Operations Robert Airo was made Association of Energy Engineers Fellow in October 2023. Airo became the first AEE Fellow in Arkansas.

December 01, 2023
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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
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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
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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
Dr. Marsh Lavenue, CEO of INTERA, guest lectures to AV geology students on Oct. 27, 2023
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CEO of INTERA Visits AV Campus, Students

Explore the intersection of hydrogeology, environmental consulting, and geoscience education with Dr. Marsh Lavenue, INTERA's CEO. Gain insights into spatial statistics, the success of Pedro Gutierrez, a AV geology...

November 09, 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
Mayor George McGill (center) speaks to LEAD LLC and Black Student Alliance students at recent Leadership Nuts and Bolts lecture
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Lessons in Leadership: Mayor George McGill Shares Wisdom with AV Students

Fort Smith Mayor George McGill spoke to AV students from the LEAD LLC and Black Student Alliance, detailing his life story and personal take on leadership principles.

October 19, 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
AV junior Kimber Campbell, center, with her grandparents Lyshelle, left, and Joe Eyerman. The Eyermans were named the 2023 AV Family of the Year.

Eyermans Recognized as AV Family of the Year

The AV 2023 Family of the Year award was recently given to Joe and Lyshelle Eyerman, the grandparents of AV junior Kimber Campbell.

October 12, 2023

Pounding the Pavement at the Career Fair

Students looking for a job in their major field can avoid some heavy pavement-pounding at the Babb Center for Career Services’ all-majors Career Fair on Thursday.

October 09, 2023
Head coach Jane Sargent talks with her team during the 2021 Pink Out

Fight Breast Cancer with AV Volleyball and Annual Pink Out Match

The AV volleyball team brings awareness to breast cancer with its annual Pink Out. The Lions host Arkansas Tech on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m., becoming the first AV team to host ATU.

October 09, 2023
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AV Celebrates LGBTQIA+ History Month

October is LGBTQIA+ History Month. At the AV, see what events will be held to celebrate and honor LGBTQIA+ history.

October 05, 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
Maggie Heppner, 2024 AV Camp Student Director

Heppner Takes Over AV Camp

The AV has named sophomore Maggie Heppner as the 2024 AV Camp Student Director.

October 04, 2023

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