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Dr. Mary Lackie has been named the vice chancellor for university advancement at the University of Arkansas, and will begin the job in February.

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 10:34am

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.

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 3:48pm

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.

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 7:23am

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.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 10:44pm

Eddie Christian Sr., a Fort Smith attorney known in wide legal circles as one of the best defense attorneys in the nation, has died following a fight with cancer. He was 72.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 3:33pm

More than 200 health professionals, local residents and city leaders attended the grand opening celebration of the new $13 million Mercy Clinic in Bella Vista on Thursday evening (Dec. 12).

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 8:47pm

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


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