UAFS Invests in Training Faculty to Excel in Online Teaching
This spring universities across the country raced to transition courses to online delivery in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With numbers still rising in the state of Arkansas, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is making strategic investments in training its faculty to excel in online course delivery, partnering with the world-renowned Quality Matters.
UAFS Chancellor Announces Protect The Pride Plan
Monday, July 20, 2020, University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Chancellor Terisa Riley released the Protecting the Pride:  Returning to UAFS in Fall 2020 plan in a campus-wide email. The document announces expectations for fall operations on the UAFS campus as well as answers to questions from students, faculty and staff about the fall semester. 
UA System Directs Campuses to Require Face Coverings When Distancing is not Possible
The University of Arkansas Systen Board of Trustees approved a resolution July 15 directing each campus, division and unit to adopt a policy that, at a minimum, requires the use of cloth face coverings by students, faculty, staff and guests in university facilities where physical distancing of six-feet or more cannot be assured in accordance with guidance from state and federal health officials.
Dr. Terisa Riley to host Chancellor Chats
Dr .Terisa Riley, chancellor of the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will host a digital Chancellor Chat Tuesday, July 21, at 4 p.m., which will be the inauguarl event of a Chancellor Chat series hosted by the UAFS Alumni Association.
Future Fit Adapts to COVID-19, Helps Combat Unemployment
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission are currently accepting applications for the innovative employment program Future Fit, which aims to meet the region’s urgent employment needs while preparing unemployed and underemployed citizens for high-skill, high-paying careers.
UAFS Welcomes Chartwells as New Food Service Provider
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has chosen Chartwells Higher Education as its new dining service provider. Chartwells plans to transform the on-campus dining experience at UAFS to create a premier food service program that emphasizes quality, made-to-order food, menu customization, variety, ethically-sourced foods, and excellent value, to foster student success and education. Chartwells will operate under the “UAFS Eats” name to align with the university’s mission and brand.
UAFS Campus Named Groundwater Guardian Green Site
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith was recently named a 2020 Groundwater Guardian Green Site by the Groundwater Foundation for utilizing groundwater-friendly practices and practicing environmental stewardship. UAFS is currently the only location in Arkansas to hold this designation.
Academic Excellence Award Winners Announced
Top students from 42 academic programs at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith were given accolades for their work, earning Academic Excellence Awards from the university.
Boreham Library Releases Pride Month Book List
The Boreham Library at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has released a Summer Reading List featuring faculty and staff book recommendations that celebrate and honor the LGBTQIA+ community during Pride Month. In line with the university's commitment to amplify diverse voices, each installment of the UAFS Summer Book Series will feature faculty picks that educate, inform and celebrate diversity. 
UAFS Earns $678,461 Grant to Complete Wilhauf Restoration
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith received a $678,461 grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council (ANCRC) to fund Phase V of the Drennen-Scott House project, specifically the restoration of the adjacent Wilhauf House.

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