In March of 2010, UAFS students at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith launched the first student publication in eight years. The Lions' Chronicle, which began as a monthly publication with a staff of six students, has since grown over the past few semesters to a staff of 20.
With the increase in staff, the production has also grown. Last fall the staff produced six issues — one new issue about every two weeks.
Already, the students are working to make anticipated changes in the way they produce the publication. In the coming weeks, The Lions' Chronicle will receive a face lift, which also includes a ramped up publication schedule.
Lion’ Chronicle Managing Editor Melanie Stout said she is eager to meet the new challenge.
“I have faith in my staff, and it is an honor to lead such a talented and dedicated group of journalists who are committed to making the The Lions' Chronicle the very best it can be,” Stout said.
Following are excerpts from the top stories on the Lions’ Chronicle, with a link to the full story included.
• Chancellor Paul Beran Gives State of the University
story by Joshua R. Barnhardt
Every year in January, the President of the United States gives a State of the Union address to the nation. He talks about the successes of the nation over the past year and lays out a plan of what he would like the government to accomplish in the year to come. With this idea in mind, Dr. Paul B. Beran gave an interview to the Lions’ Chronicle about the State of the University.
• Student Athletic Spotlight: Djordje Stojanovic
story by Abigail Whittemore
When basketball star Djordje Stojanovic steps on to the court, it is not hard to see the dedication, intensity, and passion he has for the game. The 6’8 Serbian from the small town of Lazarevac was the third leading scorer for the Lions last year and is a fan favorite.
• Spotlight: Faculty Author Tom Walton
story by Shirley Jones
“Events that can change the course of life are often secrets that are best kept secret,” according to a newly published book by Tom Walton of Fort Smith, assistant professor of Speech Communication at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.
• Call for Student Musician Submissions
story by Corey Woodard
The Lions’ Chronicle is currently in the process of building content for a media player on the Lions’ Chronicle homepage and is in need of UA Fort Smith student musicians to showcase their talent. So while you get to promote your music online for the UAFS community to enjoy, we get to help local artists get their names out.