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.
Dobbs Hosts Virtual Percussion Studios with Nationally Acclaimed Musicians
As the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith transitioned classes to online delivery for the Spring 2020 semester, Dr. Tommy Dobbs, instructor of music, called in some favors to make the change a little easier – and more fun – for his students. Instead of traditional online course assignments, Dobbs instead presented a slate of industry professionals to host virtual clinics for his Percussion Studio class.
UAFS Students Evans & Neal selected as Summer Research Scholars at UT Health Science Center
Two students from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith have been selected to participate in the Summer Research Scholars program June 8 through July 31 at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.
UAFS Professor, Students, Awarded Research Grant to Study Chloroplast DNA
Dr. Jeff Shaver, associate professor of biology at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, was awarded a grant of nearly $40,000 this month from the Arkansas IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) which will allow him, and two UAFS students to conduct a research project during the summer and fall semesters of 2020.
DeCoster Offers Advice on Living in an Extraordinary Time
The current COVID-19 pandemic is a global challenge unseen since the Spanish flu of 1918, historical in every sense of the word. It is forcing dramatic changes both on an international level and also in our personal lives, and most of us do not like change. Dr. Vaughn DeCoster has put 30 years of social work experience to paper to provide coping mechanisms and encouragement for the next two weeks of class.

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