MLK Week 2018

MLK Day 2018

Our very first event of the Spring semester will be our Civic Lions series featuring a panel discussion on the following theme: Fake News vs. Real News: What, if anything, can the media do to restore its reputation as the watchdog of the American democracy?  The panelists are none other than the following top local and state journalists: Colleen Clement (News Director, 40/29); Michael Tilley (Co-Owner & Executive Editor, Talk Business & Politics); Kyle Kellams (News Director, KUAF); David Bailey (Managing Editor, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)

The panel discussion will take place on Tuesday January 30, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Windgate auditorium.

Civic Lions – Nov. 6, 2017 @ noon

Left, right. Blue, red. Liberal, conservative. The United States of America is no longer so united. Rather than giving Americans the freedom to engage in the pursuit of happiness, the political system instead has made us angry and divided.

Sacrificing for future generations has always been part of the American character. What if the country renewed its commitment to that philosophy?

The Constitution’s Preamble states that its purpose is to “secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.” Will either of the two parties become the “posterity party”? If not, could a new Posterity Party arise? Future generations may depend on it.


Come hear Arkansas Freelance Journalist/Columnist, Steve Brawner, share his thoughts about the current state of politics in America.


When: Today, Monday, November 6, 2017 at noon


Where: Latture Conference Center


What: Mr Steve Brawner’s presentation is part of the UAFS American Democracy Project’s Civic Lion Series


Who: Mr. Steve Brawner will be sharing his thoughts on the state of politics in America with our students and other members of our campus community





Details are here.

Join ADP, SGA and the U.S. Marshals Museum at 11 a.m. Sept. 16 at the Bell Tower for a celebration to wrap up Constitution Week! There will be free food, a mock voting booth and voter registration! For more information contact Amy Fairbanks at amy.fairbanks@uafs.edu or479-788-7027


January 13

The Ministerial Alliance Prayer Service, 6 p.m., Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 1119 Division St., Fort Smith

January 16

MLK Community Association Parade, 10 a.m., Starts at corner of North Seventh and North A streets, Downtown Fort Smith

Awards and Recognition Banquet, 7 p.m.,    Reynolds Room, Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, Tickets: $30   Reserved Tables: $350, For tickets: Bruce Wade, 479-739-7904

January 17

Annual Ecumenical Service, 6 p.m., First Missionary Baptist Church, 3110 Kelley Highway, Fort Smith


January 18

Breakfast and Discussion Panel    8 a.m. ,    Reynolds Room, Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center

Symbolic March, 10:45 a.m., Campus Center to Bell Tower,  For more information: Leroy Cox, 479-788-7768

January 21

American Democracy Project annual Unsung Heroes Program, 5:00-7:30 p.m., Reynolds Room, Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, Keynote Speaker: Kirk Bowden, retired U.S. Marshal, For tickets: Elizabeth Underwood, 479-788-7008  Or: uafs.edu/adp/american-democracy-project. Co-sponsored with the U.S. Marshals Museum

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