UA Fort Smith: Growing into the Future

by Luke Hobbs

Construction 10-4-09
Construction 11-29-09

In 2002, Westark College became the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith – a transformation that has sparked many changes as the institution continues to transition from community college to university. In fall 2009, that transition continues to bring change to campus, and while the UA Fort Smith administration is carefully executing its plans, the breadth and focus of the changes are not always noticeable. . .

Construction 11-30-09

The most easily visible change on campus is the construction of new student housing at the west corner of Waldron and Kinkead. When completed in summer 2010, the residence hall will house over 440 students and will sit next to a cafeteria-style dining hall.

Photos: Construction on 10-4-09 (upper left) and 11/30/09 (upper right and above)
Photo Credits: Stephanie "Rain" Raney (upper left and right) and Jean Powell-Vosper (above)
Special thanks to Dr. Nancy Hawking for the use of her office in taking the photo (above)

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The Lions Cash Card – Not Just Another Pretty Face

by Chadd Sheffield

Lions Card Image

The old University of Arkansas - Fort Smith student identification card was, at best, bland, but when the university changed it they wanted more than an aesthetically pleasing ID card. Functionality, on and off the campus, was key, and UA Fort Smith established this by implementing Lions Cash.

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High Cost of Printing Hits Students

by Stephanie "Rain" Raney

Student using print station.

Would you believe paying for printing is also a way of going green and saving our planet? Some students have expressed confusion about why the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith began charging for printing this semester.

Photo: Senior, Yvonne Hofer
Photo Credit: Jean Powell-Vosper

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