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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.
 

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 11:08am

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.

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:36am

Progress is being made on projects funded by a collection of sales taxes approved by Van Buren voters last year, though not all the progress can be seen by the naked eye.

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:32am

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.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 3:53pm

Cleanup of debris leftover from last week's ice storm will be collected starting next week, according to the city of Fort Smith's Department of Sanitation.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 3:35pm

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).

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 11:42am

Jim Dunn said Tuesday (Dec. 10) that the U.S. Marshals Museum leadership and staff have a lot to do in the next few months as they work to meet a Sept. 24 groundbreaking.

Tue, 12/10/2013 - 4:13pm

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.

Mon, 12/09/2013 - 2:15pm

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.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 10:10am

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

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 5:03pm

From a weather perspective, it may soon get nasty in Northwest Arkansas and the Fort Smith area – with possible “utility interruptions” part of a National Weather Service warning.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 7:00pm

Andrew Garner is the new city of Fayetteville planning director. He served as senior planner for the city since 2005.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 5:26pm

University of Arkansas alumnus Kevin Brown and his wife, Marie, have created an endowed department head chair within the College of Engineering thanks to a $3 million gift.

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 5:04pm

Mark Horn, vice chancellor for university relations at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, has been recognized by the Arkansas Association of College and University Business Officers.

Wed, 11/27/2013 - 7:15am

Shoppers venturing out on the evening of Thanksgiving (Nov. 28) and Black Friday (Nov. 29) may want to avoid the intersection of Rogers Avenue and Interstate 540 in Fort Smith.

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 11:18am

The Crawford County Quorum Court's budget committee began meeting with department heads on Thursday (Nov. 21) to address a $150,112.76 budget deficit.

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 10:39pm

Thirty-seven teams of high school business students made their pitches Nov. 21 to “loan committees” at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith to seek funding for the businesses they want to start and operate until spring.
 

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 2:14pm

The October Baloney Sandwich Index (BSI) predicts a Fort Smith area jobless rate increase when the September and October metro jobless rates are released on Dec. 9.

October’s BSI rose to 166.1 from 140.8 in September.

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 9:36am

It may not be obvious to the naked eye, but Fort Smith will be a bit more crowded through the upcoming weekend as players, coaches, support staff and fans stream into the city for the Heartland Conference regular-season volleyball tournament taking place this weekend at the University of Arkansas

Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:10pm

A t-shirt with a design by Danielle Kling of Muldrow, a University of Arkansas at Fort Smith graphic design student, is on sale at more than 100 GAP retail stores across the U.S.

Wed, 11/20/2013 - 6:20am

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