Black History Month:
Yamkam Addresses Political Status

By Rhiannon J. Corley

As many of you know February is Black History month. Black History month is celebrated every year and it is a celebration of the advancement and achievements of African Americans. The origins of Black History Month stem from what was originally called “Negro History Week” and since 1976 every U.S. president has officially designated February as Black History Month.


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UAFS Student Senate:
Lack of Accessibility and Accountability

By Leslie Hassel

Public officials are frequently put in the spotlight. Details about the personal lives of politicians flood the media and there is rarely a problem making contact with public officials or those that represent them, so I was a bit surprised to find a lack of information on the members of UA Fort Smith’s Student Senate. When I was asked to write an update on activities of the Student Senate at UA Fort Smith, I was eager to make contact with members of the Student Senate and I was excited to hear of their progress this semester. However, I encountered difficulties when attempting to obtain contact information for the Senators.

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Expanded Library to Grace Campus

By Roy Fisher

We have come a long way since the Boreham Library was completed in 1987; back then it was considered a “state of the art” facility with 29,000 square feet of sound proofing that was humidity controlled and newly-introduced CD-Rom technology.

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Spring Scholar Series Provides Learning Opportunities

By Leslie Hassel

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Photo: Nushu items
Photo Credit: Leslie Hassel

This spring, UA Fort Smith’s Center for Lifelong Learning presents the 2011 Spring Scholar Series. The Spring Scholar Series not only provides the community with an opportunity to receive free instruction, it allows UA Fort Smith faculty members to present individual research and showcase achievements and concentrations. The Spring Scholar Series will be held on Thursday afternoons from noon to 1 p.m. in the Echols Conference Center at UAFS.  

The Scholar Series began Thursday, March 3, with “Clandestine Craft: The Phenomenon of Nushu,” a discussion led by UAFS associate professor of English, Dr. Ann-Gee Lee.

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Eating in the Lions Den

By Pauline Kuhn Ortega

The Lions Den Resident Dining Hall offers a new and unique experience for University of Arkansas - Fort Smith students and visitors. I had heard rumors on campus that the hall was strictly for students living in the campus housing and decided to check the truth of that out for myself.

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2011 Fashion Show Raises $1,000 for Charity

By Pauline Kuhn Ortega

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Saturday, March 5th, the Phi Beta Lambda academic business organization presented the 2011 Miss USA Fort Smith Fashion Show to benefit the Arkansas Children's Hospital. The fashion show, set in the Breedlove Auditorium, began at 7:00 p.m.

Photo: Miss UAFS Fashion Show
Photo Credit: Pauline Kuhn Ortega

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Mass Deaths “Not That Unusual” Experts Say

By Chris Strange

Flocks of birds are dying mysteriously all over the U.S. and other countries. Thousands of birds have been found dead in Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Texas, Italy, Sweden, and the UK.

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Wakarusa to Rock the Region in June

By Kimberly Stevens

Since 2004, the Wakarusa festival has appealed to music lovers. People gather from all fifty states and several countries to be a part of this ever-growing outdoor music festival. Each year during the summer, Wakarusa sets up a four day music festival at Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas. Hundreds of artists and thousands of people gather for a four day non-stop entertaining musical event. Campsites for RVs and tents litter the beautiful scenery and music pumps through the people’s ears.

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