UAFS Donates Personal Protective Equipment to UAMS
After a weekend surge of positive cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas, faculty and administrators at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith banded together to help frontline medical teams and hospital staff stay prepared and protected. Monday morning, a small team gathered at the UAFS campus to collect, box, label, and load more than 100,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) for colleagues actively fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
All Spring Courses Move to Remote Delivery, Commencement Postponed.
Chancellor Terisa Riley announced Friday afternoon that as of March 30, 2020, all academic instruction at UAFS will be delivered remotely for the remainder of the semester. Additionally, the University of Arkansas System board of trustees voted unanimously to postpone commencement for all system institutions until at least June 1.
UAFS Food Pantry, Tyson Foods Assist Students in Need
Thanks to partnerships and giving hearts across the region, more than 150 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith students departed for spring break with grocery sacks in hand, helping calm anxieties of food insecurity during an uncertain and challenging time. Staff and faculty members packed sacks for students throughout the week, stocked to meet the needs of not only the students who requested groceries but their families as well. A generous donation from Tyson Foods Thursday will allow UAFS to offer students in need frozen meat as well – a first for the Lion Pride Pantry.
Chancellor Riley Announces Campus Directives
UAFS Chancellor Terisa Riley announced new work-from-home directives for staff, March 20-29.
UAFS Chancellor Responds to K-12 Closures
UAFS has made additional announcements in response to Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Department of Education Secretary Key's announcement that all K-12 public schools in the State of Arkansas will be closed Tuesday, March 17-Sunday, March 29.
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.

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