Chancellor Riley Announces Extended Spring Break for UAFS Students
Friday morning University of Arkansas - Fort Smith chancellor Dr. Terisa Riley released an updated statement to students, faculty, and staff regarding an extended spring break, related to COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus 2019.) Her full statement is included below.
UAFS Launches Website for COVID-19 Preparedness Efforts
Tuesday morning University of Arkansas - Fort Smith chancellor Dr. Terisa Riley released a statement to students, faculty, and staff regarding preparedness and prevention efforts related to COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus 2019.) Her full statement is included below.
UAFS Campus Activities Board to host Sensory Room
The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith’s Campus Activities Board will host a Sensory Room Saturday, March 7, from 5-7p.m. in Baldor Room 101.  
UAFS professors earn Journal of Economics Teaching commendation for Paper on K-12 outreach
Two professors of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s College of Business, Dr. Dan Settlage, and Dr. Jim Wollscheid, received a commendation from the Journal of Economics Teaching, earning the 2019 Best Paper Award for their paper, “The Invisible Hand in Action - An Interactive Classroom Experiment.” 
12 Contestants to Vie for Miss UAFS Crown
A new University of Arkansas – Fort Smith student will don the Miss UAFS crown this month as 12 contestants participate in the university’s annual scholarship competition, which will take place at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 21, at the ArcBest Performing Arts Center in the Fort Smith Convention Center.
Luis “Wicho” Negrete Becerra and Taely Dedmon Homecoming King and Queen
The Roaring 20s slate of homecoming festivities at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith culminated in the crowning of students Luis “Wicho” Negrete Becerra of Saltillo, Mexico and Taely Dedmon of Mansfield as 2020 Homecoming King and Queen.
UAFS To Host Open Meet and Greets with Diversity Equity and Inclusion Candidates
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will hold two public meet and greet events to introduce the Fort Smith community to each of the finalist candidates for the position of Executive Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion Thursday, March 5 and Thursday, March 12 on the UAFS campus. 
Halim Awarded Lucille Speakman Legacy Endowment Grant
On Monday, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith announced that assistant professor of chemistry Dr. Mohammad Halim will be awarded the fourth grant from the Lucille Speakman Legacy Endowment.
UAFS Partners with T.E.A.C.H. to Offer Affordable AAS Degree
Thanks to a partnership between the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith and the Teacher Education and Compensation Helps (TEACH) initiative, early childhood educators across Arkansas can earn their Associate of Applied Science degree from UAFS for as little as $77 a semester. 
Joel Stubblefield Named Honorary Alumni
Legendary chancellor Joel Stubblefield will be named an honorary alumni of UAFS during the Alumni Reunion Dinner February 29. The Alumni Advisory Council established the award in 2018 to recognize individuals who demonstrate their outstanding support of the university, showing they are Lions at heart.

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