Dr. Elizabeth Momand Earns Lucille Speakman Master Teacher Award
Dr. Elizabeth Momand, professor of music at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, has been awarded the 2020 Lucille Speakman Master Teacher Award for outstanding teaching performance, professional growth and service to the community.
Lynda McClellan earns Luella M. Krehbiel Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award
Lynda McClellan, adjunct instructor in the Department of World Languages, has been awarded the 2020 Luella M. Krehbiel Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award.
Dr. Kim Gordon on Coping With a Disrupted Spring
Let’s face it: Spring 2020 feels like it's on hold. Paused. Disrupted. As buzzwords go, disruption has been in the spotlight since Clayton Christensen published his work, “The Innovator’s Dilemma,” in 1997. Christensen describes a process “by which a product or services take root, … eventually displacing established competitors.” Displacing. Disrupting. Forcing new ways of thinking and new ways of doing. Our spring 2020 is disrupted.
UA System Announces Resolutions Regarding COVID-19
In an email sent Wednesday, April 8, 2020, UAFS Chancellor Terisa Riley outlined the resolutions presented by the University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees in their April 8 meeting. 
UAFS 3D Prints PPE for Healthcare Workers
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s College of Applied Science and Technology is running its fleet of 3-D printers to produce parts for plastic face shields in response to a nation-wide need for personal protective equipment (PPE).
SGA Resolves to Name Lion Pride Pantry for Dave Stevens
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Student Government Association unanimously passed a resolution this morning requesting the university’s Lion Pride Food Pantry be named for Dr. Dave Stevens, dean of students.
Riley Announces Optional Pass/Withdrawal Grading Option for Spring 2020
As a result of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith moved to an online/distance-learning-only form of educational delivery beginning March 30, 2020.  In an effort to prevent potentially negative, educational outcomes for students, and in consultation with Student Government Association, Faculty Senate, and University Staff Council, UAFS Chancellor Terisa Riley approved offering an emergency Pass/Withdrawal grade option for students enrolled in full spring semester and second 8-week spring semester courses.
Chancellor Riley Announces Resource Guide in Latest Update
UAFS Chancellor, Dr. Terisa Riley, released an update Friday, March 27, 2020, reiterating the campus-wide move to remote instruction and launching a resource page for students.
Alumni Adapt to COVID-19 Challenges
As residents of the greater Fort Smith region struggle with restrictions prompted by the COVID-19 outbreak, several businesses owned by alumni of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith are making changes to accommodate their customers.
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.

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