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Faith Cureton sits on some stairs and smiles.
Lion Voices

Lion Voices: Faith Cureton

During this interview, Faith Cureton has the chance to talk about why and how she came to choose AV as her school. She talks about her future plans of teaching and how theater has been a major passion in her life.

November 03, 2023
Arts and SciencesCommunityEvents

Traveling Art Exhibition Makes Stop at AV

Small Works on Paper, a traveling art exhibition, will be on display at the AV Windgate Art & Design Don Lee Student Gallery until Friday, Dec. 1. The exhibition features 40 works from 27 Arkansas artists.

November 01, 2023
Kendrix Holcomb looking off in the distance. He is dressed in a nice, tan colored suit.
Lion Voices

Lion Voices: Kendrix Holcomb

Kendrix talks about how AV has become home to him. Kendrix mentions how AV has helped in on his path to achieve his dreams. He also gives advice to incoming Lions about how to best spend their time.

November 01, 2023
Stacey Jones Season of Entertainment, Season's Greetings Concert

Stacey Jones Season of Entertainment

The Stacey Jones Season of Entertainment is in full swing. You can kick off your holiday season with the annual Season's Greeting Concert, or enjoy "9 to 5 the Musical," wind ensemble, jazz band, or "A Doll's House Part 2."

October 31, 2023
Aerial view of the Bell Tower at sunset

Support, Resources Available in Face of Grief

As we move through the midpoint of our academic year, I find myself reflecting on our shared pursuit of education and the vast complexities and challenges that each of us faces in that journey.

October 30, 2023
Lynette Thrower
AlumniArts and SciencesCommunityLion Voices

Staff Voices: Lynette Thrower

Lynette Thrower has worked at the AV since 2021, following her time as a student two years prior. However, it is the life she lived before getting to AV that made her the perfect hire for the university.

October 27, 2023
Pumpkin carved with AV logo, Numa the Lion
AV Mailbag

AV Mailbag: Is AI Alive?

The latest edition of the AV Mailbag is here. Check out this scary story written by your very own AV Comms Team to get you in the mood for Halloween.

October 27, 2023
Mayeli Rivas, AV junior nursing student
First GenerationHealth Education and Human SciencesLion VoicesStudents

First Gen Voices: Mayeli Rivas

AV junior nursing student Mayeli Rivas sometimes feels like Mario jumping over barrels as a first-generation student at AV, but the support and encouragement from her family and AV staff has helped her achieve...

October 26, 2023
Mayor George McGill (center) speaks to LEAD LLC and Black Student Alliance students at recent Leadership Nuts and Bolts lecture
Arts and SciencesBusiness and IndustryHealth Education and Human SciencesNewsStudents

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
Dr. Jim Beard, Associate Professor of Management
Business and IndustryLion Voices

Faculty Voices: Dr. Jim Beard

AV management professor Dr. Jim Beard will retire at the end of the academic year, concluding 20 years at AV. With a background in espionage, radio, and business, his path to teaching was unique and is a legacy...

October 19, 2023
The author Charles Portis joined John Wayne on the set of the 1969 film adaptation of his novel “True Grit.”Photograph from Paramount Pictures / Photofest
Arts and SciencesCommunityEventsNews

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
Fields of Faith Event. Students of all ages are sitting on the Crowder Field grass as they listen to Mikey Brinton speak.
EventsLion Voices

AV First Time Hosting the Annual Fields of Faith.

AV hosted its first Fields of Faith event on Wednesday, October 11. Fields of Faith is a nationwide, annually held event put on by the Fellowship Christian Students organization. The University's new FCA HUddle, along with campus ministries, and...

October 16, 2023
Pumpkin carved with AV logo with AV Belltower in the background
CommunityEventsAV Mailbag

AV Mailbag: Spooky SZN

The AV Mailbag is back with its latest edition! Fall is in the air, and spooky season is here. Check out what AV is doing for Halloween and things to do to get you in the spirit of the season.

October 13, 2023
Brock Slater smiling for the camera.
Lion Voices

Lion Voices: Brock Slater

Brock Slater is this week's #LionVoices. Brock talks about how AV has impacted his life and why he chose to come to AV in the first place. He talks about his life on and off campus and about those who have helped him the most.

October 13, 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
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

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
A child visits a trunk or treat stand with candy.

Haunted University Celebrates 20 Years on Oct 28.

The River Valley community is invited to the 20th annual Haunted University at the AV on October 28 from 6 - 9 p.m.

October 09, 2023
Bracelets made and handed out by the AV Native American Student Association on Indigenous Peoples' Day, 2023

AV Students Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day

Students at the AV celebrated Indigenous Peoples' Day through conversations and bracelets.

October 09, 2023
Wes Milam, a AV adjunct criminal justice professor and Fort Smith Police Captain, stands outside of the FSPD station
Bell TowerArts and SciencesAlumni

Baby Steps of Ambition

AV adjunct criminal justice professor Wes Milam, details his journey from AV student to professor while continuing to serve the community of Fort Smith.

October 06, 2023

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