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Dr. Patti Conard, a AV, associate professor and endowed professor for the College of Health, Education, and Human Sciences
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Faculty Voices: Dr. Patti Conard

Explore the inspiring story of Dr. Patti Conard, an associate professor and endowed professor for the College of Health, Education, and Human Sciences at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. With deep roots in the institution as an alumna,...

August 10, 2023
Anna Demmer (10) leaps to return a shot by an opponent
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AV Alumni Prepare for Inaugural Game

AV volleyball alumni set to return for the inaugural alumni game. Some of the greatest Lions will compete against current players on Saturday, August 19, at 2 p.m., at Stubblefield Center. The game is free and open...

August 07, 2023
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The Dog Days of...Cicadas?

Discover the fascinating world of campus wildlife at the AV. Learn about the mesmerizing songs of the cicadas, and the science behind their loud buzz during the scorching summer days.

August 04, 2023
AV Lion's Bookstore fall 2023 merchandise display
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Tax-Free Savings

Arkansas Tax-Free Weekend means savings for AV students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and families. Take advantage of the savings at the AV Lion's Bookstore Saturday, Aug. 5 and Sunday, Aug. 6.

August 02, 2023
The AV bakery district
Giving

AV Launches Community Investment Fund

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Center for Economic Development and the AV Foundation have announced plans for a revolutionary Community Investment Fund (CIF) of nearly $200,000 aimed at providing seed funds to locally-owned startups...

July 31, 2023
The Bell Tower at sunrise
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Enrollment, Planning on Chancellor's Mind

Happy Wednesday. I am writing to provide you with a very brief campus update.

July 27, 2023
Dr. Stephen Husarik discussing Beethoven's 32 Variations in C minor, WoO 80, at the annual conference of the Humanities Education and Research Association, Chicago, Spring, 2019.
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Buried in History: The Musical Discovery of Dr. Stephen Husarik

In an office that could easily be confused for a library by the number of books on shelves, it was a computer that University of Arkansas – Fort Smith professor Dr. Stephen Husarik pored over seven days a week, 365 days, for nearly two straight...

July 26, 2023
AV Director of Human Relations, Mandy Keyes
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Staff Voices: Mandy Keyes

Hailing from the central Sebastian County town of Hackett, Mandy Keyes, University of Arkansas – Fort Smith director of human resources, admits that attending college after high school was something other than what she planned on pursuing. She...

July 21, 2023
Students wave to the camera during Mane Event at AV
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Students Prepare for Fall Classes at Mane Event

Nearly 300 students attended the second of three Mane Events at the AV as they prepare for fall classes.

July 21, 2023
A family waves as they exit the June 2023 Mane Event
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July 28 Mane Event to Feature Spanish Track for Familes

The AV will continue its commitment to inclusive community engagement during its upcoming Mane Event orientation on Friday, July 28, 2023, with specialized Spanish language sessions to help parents and families learn...

July 21, 2023
AV alumn, Bryce Neal, celebrates a big moment with the University of Louisville softball program. He is a former assistant coach for the Cardinals.
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From Lions to Tigers: Coach Bryce Neal

On Wednesday, June 21, 2023, the LSU softball program introduced Bryce Neal as the newest assistant coach to join the Tigers’ staff in Baton Rouge. His hiring comes on the heels of a meteoric rise in the softball coaching world and is backed by...

July 12, 2023
AV Professor of Accounting, Dr. Randall Stone
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Faculty Voices: Dr. Randall Stone

Since the fall of 2020, Dr. Randall Stone has called the AV his professional home. However, as a native of Fort Smith, the city has always been home. He is a AV alum who now teaches accounting to current Lions.

July 07, 2023
AV graduate Anna Vincent stands next to the entrance sign at the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center
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From AV to Preserver of History: Anna Vincent

Anna Vincent, a history graduate ('17) of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, finds herself twenty miles from the AV campus, where history and culture are buried in time. The Spiro Mounds in Fort Coffee, Oklahoma, contain artifacts from...

July 03, 2023
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Exclusive New Career Beckoned to AV Grad

Part of what Hannah Cervantes likes about her new career is its exclusivity.

June 28, 2023
four students and instructor at conference
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Surgical Tech Grads Join Professional Ranks

Some people attend professional conferences with a combination of boredom and indifference, but not Hannah Cervantes and other new graduates of the surgical technology program at the AV.

June 28, 2023
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Spring 2023 Chancellor’s and Dean’s List Announced

The AV has released the Dean's List for the spring 2023 semester, according to Dr. Shadow Robinson, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

June 28, 2023
AV students outside walk to class and gather outside of the Breedlove Building and AV Bell Tower
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Lion Scholars Program, Preparing Students for Success

Despite fall classes not beginning until Monday, August 21, Academic Success Center staff at the AV are busy preparing incoming first-year students for academic success through the Lion Scholars program.

June 27, 2023
The Numa Lion statue roars over a sunset
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AV to Join Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Conference

The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association announced on Monday that the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith will join the Association with full-time membership in the 2024-2025 academic year.

June 26, 2023
An historic photo of Stuckey's candies
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Stuckey's CEO to Speak to Family Enterprise Center

The AV Family Enterprise Center will host renowned speaker Stephanie Stuckey, CEO of Stuckey’s, for its quarterly breakfast slated for 7:30 a.m., Thursday, June 29, at the Center for Economic Development at the...

June 22, 2023
Students cheer with a poster at AV Mane Event
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Mane Event Q&A

Close to 300 incoming students filled the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus on Friday, June 16, 2023 for a new student orientation called Mane Event. The students will begin their journey as Lions in the fall of 2023 taking paths as student-athletes,...

June 16, 2023

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