John Brown University has named nursing educator Dr. Ellen Odell as director of JBU’s new nursing program. Odell will be initially responsible for developing curriculum and recruiting instructors for the university’s nursing program, which will begin admitting pre-nursing students Fall 2014.
It's not every day that Fort Smith, Ark., is in the national spotlight. It's not every day that a film crew from a world-renowned publication makes a visit to this community to shed light on one of the country's most startling epidemics, either.
Laura Jacobs has been named the new associate vice chancellor of university relations at the University of Arkansas. Her selection comes almost four months after the sudden and controversial firing of John Diamond by Chris Wyrick, the UA vice chancellor for university advancement.
Dr. Marta Loyd, vice chancellor for university advancement at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, has resigned her UAFS job to accept a position as executive director of the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute in Morrilton.
The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority voted Monday (Dec. 16) to award its executive director with a $25,000 bonus he requested during an executive session used to evaluate his performance during the last year.
Mark Horn of Fort Smith, vice chancellor for university relations at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, gave UAFS grads pointed advice about their life after college during a retrospective commencement address at the fall graduation ceremony Dec. 11.
Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, was recently elected to serve on the board for the Association for University Business and Economic Research.
Deck’s role will be to serve as an association director.
A laboratory in the city of Fort Smith's Utility Department was recently re-certified, not only allowing the lab to continue analysis of surface water and wastewater, but also serve as a backup to state labs in Little Rock.
The Walton Family Foundation has announced a $2.1 million grant to the University of Arkansas to fund several programs within the College Access Initiative and the Center For Multicultural and Diversity Education (CMDE).
Life is starting to return to normal across the Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas regions after a powerful winter storm dropped freezing rain, sleet and snow across the area, resulting in tens of thousands of residents being left without power for extended periods.
It’s hard to travel anywhere in Northwest Arkansas and not see evidence of many ongoing road construction projects—and officials say the orange barrel phenomenon is going to be a steady sight in the next few years.
An expected mix of Arctic air and wintry precipitation has regional and local power companies making preparations as the National Weather Service in Tulsa has placed Northwest Arkansas and the Fort Smith area in a winter storm watch starting T