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Lions Support 9/11 Week of Service through Community Outreach Day

On the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith provided community services throughout the early morning on Saturday in honor of those that lost their lives.

October 01, 2021
Dental Hygiene Chairs are Installed
NewsHealth Education and Human Sciences

Dental Hygiene Clinic Sits Pretty in 2021 Thanks to Grants

Patients at the AV Dental Hygiene Clinic will be sitting pretty this year, thanks to two grants totaling $50,000 from Delta Dental of Arkansas.

September 30, 2021
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FeaturedNews

Dr. Blake Johnson Named Assistant Provost for Student Success

Dr. Blake Johnson has been named Assistant Provost for Student Success and Retention at the AV following a national search. He will begin his role Oct. 18. The position was created after a year-long institutional...

September 27, 2021
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EventsFeaturedNewsStudents

Hispanic Heritage Month Kicks Off at AV

This Wednesday, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will begin a month-long slate of events celebrating Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 through October 15. The events, which include a nacho bar and salsa dancing...

September 26, 2021
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FeaturedNews

AV To Host Inaugural White Coat Ceremony

The AV will host its inaugural White Coat Ceremony for nursing students on Sept. 2 at Eastside Baptist Church in Fort Smith.

September 17, 2021
ROTC members in their camouflage.
ChancellorFeaturedNews

AV Earns Military Friendly Designation

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith announced today that it has earned the 2021-2022 Military Friendly School designation from Viqtory Media, earning a place as one of 747 schools, colleges, and universities in the United States awarded the...

September 16, 2021
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FeaturedNews

Campus Upgrades Progress at AV

Drivers on Grand Avenue have had a front-row seat to some of the most visible improvements on the AV campus this summer, but there is plenty more going on than meets the eye. Summer is always a busy time for AV...

August 20, 2021
Students move boxes during AV move in day
AdmissionsFeaturedNewsStudents

2021 Move In Held August 19-21

AV students will begin moving into campus housing this Thursday, August 19, and continue through August 21.

August 17, 2021
The Bakery district in downtown Fort Smith
Business and IndustryFeaturedNews

Sabo to Lead ASBTDC at The Bakery

The AV has a new resource for small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Arkansas River Valley. The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC)’s Fort Smith office is officially...

August 02, 2021
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Alumni Director Rick Goins Reflects on His Time at AV

Alumni Director Rick Goins Reflects on His Time at AV There’s an old saying that if you love what you do, you never go to work. Over the last 7 and a half years, I believe I have “gone to work” for about a total of three weeks. It has been...

May 26, 2021
Arvest Representatives Pose at the New Bakery Location
NewsBusiness and Industry

$50,000 Arvest Gift Supports AV Bakery District Location

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith announced a $50,000 gift from Arvest Bank this Friday, May 21, 2021, which will support the university’s strategic investments at The Bakery District in downtown Fort Smith. In recognition of the gift,...

May 21, 2021
FeaturedNews

2021 Student Research Symposium Winners

The AV has announced the 17 best research presentations delivered at the 14th Annual Student Research Symposium. Research projects presented at the conference included both oral and poster presentations. Among the...

May 12, 2021
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ChancellorEventsFeaturedNews

AV Honors 2020 Graduates

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith held the first two of its seven commencement ceremonies this month on Saturday, May 1, honoring 2020 graduates who returned to campus to take their long-delayed walking across the stage.

May 01, 2021
NewsHealth Education and Human Sciences

AV Announces Spanish for the Helping Professions Certificate Option

Beginning this summer University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students will have the option to add a Certificate of Proficiency in Spanish for the Helping Professions to their academic resume thanks to a collaboration between the Department of World...

May 01, 2021
FeaturedNews

Historic Day of Giving Offers Opportunities for Students

Day of Giving 2021 is in the books now at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, and it shattered its goals.

April 30, 2021
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FeaturedNewsArts and Sciences

AV Art Department Earns National Accolades for Value

AV Art Department Rated ‘Good Value’ The Art Department at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has been designated one of the 100 Great Affordable Colleges for Art in 2021. Great Affordable Colleges, which ranks AV at 51 on its list,...

April 29, 2021
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AV to Host Inaugural Day of Giving Crowdfunding Campaign, Wednesday April 28.

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Foundation is hosting a Day of Giving on Wednesday, April 28. This crowdfunding event will allow friends and members of the university community to create unique opportunities for students through seven initiatives....

April 28, 2021
News

AV Releases 2021 Edition Its Spanish Literary Magazine, Azahares

Azahares, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith's award-winning Spanish-language creative literary magazine, has been released through the College of Communication, Languages, Arts and Social Sciences, and is now live at: https://class.uafs.edu/languages/azahares...

April 23, 2021
EventsNews

Future Still Bright for AV Performers, As Sun Sets on Season of Entertainment

As the sun sets on the AV’s Season of Entertainment just shy of its 40th year, Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus and Community Events Stacey Jones reflected on how the season started, his favorite moments, and...

April 15, 2021
AV Faculty Members pose with their awards
News

AV Faculty Earn Appreciation Awards

our University of Arkansas – Fort Smith faculty members were honored for their services to the institution during the Annual Faculty Appreciation Day, which took place virtually April 9.

April 09, 2021

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