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February 01, 2022
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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
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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
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FeaturedNewsHealth Education and Human Sciences

AV Announces New Diversity Studies Minor

University of Arkansas – Fort Smith students now have the option to minor in an important new discipline: Diversity Studies, following approval from the University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees and the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating...

December 06, 2021
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Kelley to Lead AV Camp

Logan Kelley, a junior Business Administration major at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, will serve as the AV 2022 AV Camp director.

December 01, 2021
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AV Music & Theater to Perform 1940s Radio Hour

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Department of Music and Theatre will present the musical production "The 1940s Radio Hour" at 7 p.m., Dec. 3-4, at Breedlove Auditorium on the AV campus.

November 29, 2021
Dylan Newell runs home to his Fraternity, Sigma Nu, at the 2021 Bid Day celebration.
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100+ Students Join Greek Life at AV

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith held its annual fraternity and sorority initiations throughout the month of November, concluding with more than 100 new members officially joining their new collegiate families. Sorority and Fraternities...

November 29, 2021
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Eaton Earns Artist 360 Grant

James Eaton IV, a senior music student at the University of Arkansas- Fort Smith, was recently awarded a prestigious Artist 360 grant from the Mid-America Arts Alliance to further his work as a musician and composer.

November 22, 2021
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Byrd Tapped to Lead AV Library

The AV has selected Jason Byrd to head the Boreham Library, beginning January 18, 2022.

November 15, 2021
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AV Places in Four US News Categories.

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith earned recognition this week as one of the top public universities in the south according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Colleges rankings, ranking 5th overall for social mobility and 12th ...

November 03, 2021
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AV to host Haunted Union Oct. 30, 6-9 p.m.

The Campus Activities Board at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host its annual Haunted Union this Saturday, October 30, from 6-9 p.m. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

October 28, 2021
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AV to Host Health Secretary Dr. Jose Romero Oct. 29

The AV Democracy Project will host Arkansas Health Secretary Dr. Jose Romero in a town hall at 11 a.m., Friday, October 29, 2021, in the Reynolds Room of the AV Campus Center. Attendees can also join virtually by registering at this link. This...

October 26, 2021
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FeaturedNewsBusiness and Industry

ADCP named Outstanding Adult Education Program of the Year

The Adult Degree Completion Program at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, along with Dr. Tina Root, Dr. Kristin Tardif, and Dr. Ken Warden, earned the prestigious Malcolm Knowles Award for outstanding adult education program leadership earlier...

October 25, 2021
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AV Family Weekend

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will celebrate its annual Family Weekend. On Oct. 22 and 23, all AV students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to bring their families to a slate of campus activities, including Lady Lions Volleyball,...

October 18, 2021
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AV Staff Earn Speakman Awards

The University Staff Council at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith presented Lucille Speakman Excellence Awards to Deborah Beckham and Jeff Adams, both of Fort Smith, during its annual staff meeting on September 29.

October 15, 2021
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Men of Excellence Crowdfunding Campaign Launches

This week, the AV Men of Excellence (MOX) program launched their first crowd funding campaign. The organization aims to assure, encourage and motivate male students during their time at AV and beyond.

October 13, 2021
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AV to Host Oct 20 Info Session for Displaced Vista Students

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is working to assist students displaced by the closure of Vista College of Fort Smith as they plan the next steps in their education and get back on track to pursue their chosen career paths.

October 13, 2021
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AV Alumni Legacy Scholarship Students Thrive

This semester, six area students attending AV will receive $1,000 in financial aid from the Alumni Legacy Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is the most scholarships granted from the fund in one year.

October 04, 2021

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