UAFS Student Designs New Heartland Conference Logo

Aug 11, 2017
Courtesy: Rachel Putman/UAFS

The Heartland Conference is a NCAA Division II conference comprised of 10 schools including the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. When officials decided they wanted to update their branding, they turned to UAFS graphic design students for ideas.


The University of Arkansas in Fort Smith recently received a $600,000 grant to begin restoring a home built in the late 1830s just down the hill from the Drennen-Scott House, which UAFS had also restored and turned into a historic site. This latest project is a home that was built by Leonard Wilhaf, who was a German immigrant, baker and soldier in the Mexican American War.

UAFS Unveils Five-Year Strategic Plan

Mar 21, 2017

Improving graduation and retention rates is one of four major initiatives that are part of the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith's plan for 2017-2022.

UAFS Makes Multimillion Economic Impact on Region

Mar 14, 2017

About every four years, the University of Arkansas Fort Smith conducts an economic impact study. According to the latest report, the university had a $301 million impact in fiscal year 2016.

UAFS Launches Drone Course

Mar 11, 2017

March 13-17 UAFS will offer a 40-hour, condensed course designed to prepare participants to pass the test to become licensed commercial drone pilots.

UAFS Celebrates New Fitness Center

Aug 24, 2016
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Students heading back to the University of Arkansas campus this week will have access to the recently opened Recreation and Wellness Center. The approximately $11.5 million project was a student-lead and student-funded initiative.

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With roughly 500 veterans enrolled at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, the Student Veterans Resource Center is an oasis for those veterans to study and unwind on campus. It also serves as a clearinghouse for information and resources available for veterans.

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Rick Goins, University of Arkansas Fort Smith Director of Alumni Affairs, facilitates "Mentor Connections"--a novel team mentoring program for graduating business seniors.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Association and UAFS will host a series of events through Monday that will celebrate the legacy and work of the civil rights leader.