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Renderings of the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith, which is set to open July 1, 2023 after more than 16 years in development.
Education / Tourism

US Marshals Museum Sets July 1 Opening Date

The $50 million, 53,000-SF museum on the banks of the Arkansas River will feature interactive exhibits, educational programming focused on civic literacy, and tributes to marshals killed in the line of duty. read more >
The unfinished 53,000-SF museum in Fort Smith.
Nonprofits / Tourism

State Awards $800K to US Marshals Museum

The grant comes from a program for nonprofit cultural institutions. read more >
The unfinished 53,000-SF museum in Fort Smith.
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Marshals Museum Plans to Open Summer 2023Lock Icon

The U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith has faced many obstacles and delays in the last 15 years, but hopes to open next summer. read more >
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Legal / Tourism

Former Marshals Museum CEO Pleads Guilty to Assault

He was accused of pointing at gun at two people in December 2021. read more >
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New Dean Named at UA Monticello (Movers & Shakers)

Shuneize Slater will be the new dean of the School of Mathematical & Natural Sciences. read more >
Ben Johnson, CEO of the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith
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US Marshals Museum Hires Ben Johnson as CEO

He has more than 20 years of experience in museum operations, most recently at the Putnam Museum & Science Center in Iowa. read more >
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Fulbright’s Feet of Clay Seen AnewLock Icon

The debate over whether to remove a monument to J. William Fulbright puts the legacy of the Arkansas senator to the test. read more >
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Arkansas Delta Boosters Seek ‘Critical Mass’Lock Icon

The Arkansas Delta Council, a nonprofit economic development organization still in formation, hopes to raise money and entice investors to a region that has been losing population, unevenly but inexorably, for half a century. read more >
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Ben Johnson Named Interim Provost at SAU

Southern Arkansas University has named Ben Johnson its interim provost and vice president for academic affairs for the 2015-16 academic year, the school announced Friday. read more >
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Shift Toward ‘Wet’ Taking Arkansas by Storm (Ben Johnson Commentary)

Arkansas today remains among the few states fractured into a patchwork of wet and dry regions. The surge of local option elections expanding the boundaries of wet territory has provoked calls in state publications for a uniform statewide system of liquor sales that could not be eroded piecemeal by local referendums. read more >
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Southern Arkansas’ Ben Johnson Receives Endowed Professorship in State’s History

Ben Johnson has been selected to receive the first endowed professorship in Arkansas studies. It was donated by John and Dora Ragsdale, who are known for their support of Arkansas history and chose Johnson on the basis of his research and commitment. read more >
Dr. Ben Johnson of Southern Arkansas University.

Ben Johnson Receives SAU Endowed Professorship in Arkansas Studies

Southern Arkansas University said Monday that Ben Johnson, a history professor, has been selected to receive the first endowed professorship in Arkansas studies. read more >