Chancellor Riley Releases Video Update on Winter Weather
In an email sent Wednesday, Feb. 17, UAFS Chancellor Terisa Riley shared a video regarding campus closure and gratitude to all the students, faculty and staff who are working so hard to continue teaching, learning, and working during this winter storm.
Kannan Welcomes Winter Bird-Watchers
As Arkansas braces for another round of snowfall and temperatures dip below 0 degrees, the age-old past time of bird watching is bringing joy to river valley residents. Dr. Ragupathy Kannan, professor of ornithology at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, shared some insight into the kinds of birds residents can expect to see in the snow and how to help these feathered friends stay fed during this unusual weather.
Homecoming 2021 Lucky to be a Lion Slate Announced
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will celebrate Homecoming 2021 Feb. 22-27 with a blend of virtual and in-person events. This year’s events fall under the theme “Lucky to be a Lion” and will put a digital spin on some of the traditional competitions and events.
Employee Clinic Provides COVID Vaccines to Nearly 300
Close to 300 University of Arkansas – Fort Smith employees received their first COVID-19 vaccination today, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, thanks to a partnership clinic between the university and Mercy Fort Smith. 
Three UAFS Grads Named to High Reliability Teacher Cohort
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith School of Education recently celebrated three of its graduates for being named among the first recipients of the 2020-2021 High Reliability Teacher (HRT) Cohort for Arkansas program.
UAFS Named Newest Regional Location of the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center. 
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith recently received just over $78,000 in funding to launch the newest regional office of the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center. 
Jumpstart Arkansas Serves in Honor of MLK
Eleven students from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Jumpstart Arkansas program participated participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service Jan. 18, 2021, by serving the Fort Smith community through the 100 Families initiative. The UAFS Jumpstart members partnered with the Literacy Council of Western Arkansas, United Way of Northwest Arkansas, and local bookstore Bookish to complete the project in celebration of diversity.
Black History Month Slate Announced
Throughout the month of February, UAFS will honor Black History month thanks collaborative efforts of the university’s Black Student Association, Campus Activities Board, Student Life Office, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programming Committee.
Mayor McGill Commends UAFS Student Visionaries
Fort Smith Mayor George McGill visited the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Wednesday, January 27, 2021, to sign a proclamation recognizing UAFS students who brought forward innovative ideas to improve the quality of place of the City of Fort Smith, and to name the students official Fort Smith Ambassadors.
Fall 2020 Dean's List Announced
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has released the Dean's List for the fall 2020 semester, according to Dr. Georgia Hale, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

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