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.
Dr. Jim Wollscheid earns Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Award.
Dr. Jim Wollscheid, professor of accounting in the College of Business at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, has been named the 2020 recipient of the Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Award.
Dr. Larry Faulk earns Faculty Excellence award
Dr. Larry Faulk, associate professor of management in the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith College of Business, has been awarded the 2020 Excellence to the University, to the Profession, and to the Community Service Award in recognition of his dedication to service through various committees, recruitment, clubs, and data gathering.
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.

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