Chancellor Riley Releases Statement Following Killing of George Floyd in Minnesota.
Monday afernoon, following a weekend of peaceful protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement around Fort Smith, chancellor Terisa Riley released a heartfelt message to students, faculty and staff regarding the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota, the injustices his death have exposed, and the university's committments to its Black community.
Karen Jeffers to return to UAFS as Financial Aid Director
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith announced today that long-time financial aid professional Karen Jeffers will oversee the Department of Financial Aid and Veterans Benefits at UAFS. Jeffers will lead a staff of nine financial aid professionals serving nearly 6,500 students. Each year the UAFS Department of Financial Aid administers more than $53 million in financial aid and scholarships to UAFS students while ensuring compliance with federal, state and institutional guidelines.
UAFS Named Safest Campus in Arkansas
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith was recently named the safest university in Arkansas, earning praise from online safety resource YourLocalSecurity.com.
UAFS Students, Faculty, Release 12th Edition of Azahares Spanish Literary Magazine
The 2020 edition of Azahares, the Spanish literary magazine published by the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith launched this month, featuring local, regional, national and international contributors, hailing from Fort Smith to Brazil and Spain. This year’s publication is the magazine’s 12th edition.
Chancellor Riley Announces Phased Staff Return to Work Plan
Saturday, May 24, 2020, UAFS Chancellor Dr. Terisa Riley announced in a campus-wide email a phased return to work plan for university staff. The plan covers return to work protocols, expectations and safety measures for staff through the Summer 2020 term. 
UA System Board of Trustees Approves Dave Stevens Lion Pride Pantry renaming
This week the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees honored the request of the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Student Government Association, passing a resolution to rename the Lion Pride Food Pantry for Dr. Dave Stevens.
OnLion Orientation Sessions Help Students, Parents Prepare for College
Leaders from the Enrollment Management and Student Life offices at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith are developing new ways to engage and inform students and parents online, through digital support sessions called OnLion Orientations.
Justina Buck Honored with 2020 Lori Norin Faculty Appreciation Award
"She's just warm and truly makes me feel as though I can accomplish absolutely anything," Jami Taylor said of University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Instructor Justina Buck, recipient of the 2020 Lori Norin Faculty Appreciation Award.
UAFS Launches $1,000 Scholarship for New Transfer Students
A new scholarship program launched Wednesday by the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will provide $1,000 in financial aid for all eligible incoming transfer students.
UAFS Counselor Offers Advice on Coping With Pandemic Grief
Holly Hannam is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has served the students of UAFS since 2011 as an integral member of the UAFS Counseling Center on campus. This week, she offers advice on coping during a crisis, and tools you can use to stay mentally and emotionally healthy.

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