The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has received nearly $2 million in grants from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education for the continuation of the university’s Regional Workforce Grant programs. The funding will allow UAFS to offer concurrent credit courses to high school students for two more years in robot automation and cyber systems to help address the skills gap in those fields.

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The Blue & You Foundation has awarded $2.3 million to 40 organizations across the state to support various health initiatives. The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is using its $30,000 grant to provide dental care to children in need through its After School Smilz program. The free clinics are scheduled for Feb. 6, March 6 and April 3. Parents can schedule appointments by calling 479-788-7270.

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University of Arkansas Fort Smith Chancellor Paul Beran discusses the school's new five-year vision and the goals that will get it there. The goals include increasing enrollment, workforce participation and matching resources to what the school wants to achieve.

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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.