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Top 10 UAFS Alumni of 2021 Announced

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Alumni Association announced the Top 10 Alumni of 2021, part of the Feb. 26 Homecoming 2021 “Lucky to Be a Lion” event slate. The honor acknowledges alumni for their contributions in their field of study,...

February 22, 2021

2021 In-Person Commencement Schedule Announced

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will resume in-person commencement ceremonies this May at the conclusion of the spring 2021 semester. Ceremonies will be conducted over four days to honor graduates from the current semester as well as those...

February 18, 2021

Chancellor Riley Releases Video Update on Winter Weather

In an email sent Wednesday, Feb. 17, UAFS Chancellor Terisa Riley shared the below video, writing: "Dear Lions, Today, I have recorded my campus update in which I share my gratitude to all of you for working and learning virtually during these stressful...

February 17, 2021
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Kannan Welcomes Winter Bird-Watchers

A slate-colored Dark-Eyed Junco rests in a snow-covered tree in Van Buren this week. As Arkansas braces for another round of snowfall and temperatures dip below 0 degrees, the age-old past time of bird watching is bringing joy to river valley residents....

February 16, 2021
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Homecoming 2021 Lucky to be a Lion Slate Announced

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will celebrate Homecoming 2021 Feb. 22-27 with a blend of virtual and in-person events. This year’s events fall under the theme “Lucky to be a Lion” and will put a digital spin on some of the traditional...

February 11, 2021
A UAFS admissions officer receives his vaccine

Employee Clinic Provides COVID Vaccines to Nearly 300

Close to 300 University of Arkansas – Fort Smith employees received their first COVID-19 vaccination today, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, thanks to a partnership clinic between the university and Mercy Fort Smith. Spirits were high throughout the morning...

February 05, 2021
Three UAFS Grads Named to High Reliability Teacher Cohort

Three UAFS Grads Named to High Reliability Teacher Cohort

Kyle Bates in his Spradling Elementary classroom. The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith School of Education recently celebrated three of its graduates for being named among the first recipients of the 2020-2021 High Reliability Teacher (HRT) Cohort...

February 03, 2021
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UAFS Named Newest Regional Location of the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center. 

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith recently received just over $78,000 in funding to launch the newest regional office of the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center. Funding for regional offices is provided by the U.S. Small...

February 02, 2021
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Jumpstart Arkansas Serves in Honor of MLK

Eleven students from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Jumpstart Arkansas program participated participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service Jan. 18, 2021, by serving the Fort Smith community through the 100 Families...

February 01, 2021
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Black History Month Slate Announced

Throughout the month of February, UAFS will honor Black History Month thanks to the collaborative efforts of the university’s Black Student Association, Campus Activities Board, Student Life Office, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programming...

January 28, 2021

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