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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.
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.

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The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith social work program has earned initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
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Fri, 11/15/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith earned a coveted bronze seal from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
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Thu, 11/14/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season of Entertainment brings the Jazz Catz and Jazz Band back to the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, with selections sure to delight music lovers of all ages. 
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Wed, 11/13/2019
Air Force veteran Jana Aydelott-Leeper came to the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith after an intense career in the military as a weather forecaster and observer, looking to enrich her natural talents in entrepreneurship. The Roland, Oklahoma, native traveled to 28 countries while on active duty but returned home to the River Valley to earn her degree in a supportive, empowering community.
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Sat, 11/09/2019
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith celebrated National First-Generation Student Day Friday, Nov. 8, alongside fellow campuses across the country.
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Fri, 11/08/2019
Jen Fry, a nationally acclaimed speaker and social justice educator, led training sessions, discussion groups, and workshops on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus Tuesday, encouraging conversation on diversity and inclusion in higher education and athletics. 
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Wed, 11/06/2019
A week from today the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Season of Entertainment will present the 2016 Tony Award winning Broadway production, The Color Purple to river valley fans, UAFS students and a special guest audience of area high school students. 
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Mon, 11/04/2019
The University of Arkansas Fort Smith Foundation’s scholarship portal Lions Share is now open to UAFS students. The Scholarship Hub and Resource Engine connects UAFS students to scholarships made possible by the generous support of private donors.
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Fri, 11/01/2019
Jake Myers came into the Master’s in Health Care Administration program at UAFS with no medical experience, but a passion for making a difference through leadership. After earning his MHCA, Myers has found a job and a calling right in his hometown.
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Tue, 10/29/2019
The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith campus has earned an esteemed accolade for its pristine landscaping and grounds management.
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Thu, 10/24/2019
Wednesday afternoon University of Arkansas Fort Smith Students in the STEM Living Learning Community convened at the Fort Smith Regional Airport to experience 3-D Laser scanning, also known as light detection and ranging technology (LiDAR,) in action.
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Fri, 10/18/2019
Wesley Hooks, technical director at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith joined hundreds of professionals from across the country in Washington D.C. this September for the National Role Models Conference, where he was honored with Minority Access Incorporated’s esteemed Mentor Role Model award.
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Tue, 10/15/2019
The UAFS Haunted Union will be held from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center.
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Tue, 10/15/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will soon provide even more academic support for its students thanks to a $2.25 million, five-year grant from the Department of Education. 
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Mon, 10/14/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Student Veterans Organization put action behind their mission to support local veterans this weekend, spending their Saturday morning installing a 12-by-16-foot greenhouse at the Buddy Smith Home in Fort Smith.
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Sat, 10/12/2019
At the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, administrators, student groups, and community leaders are working together to provide meals for students in a pilot program that brings Fort Smith’s Sack Lunch Program to campus. 
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Fri, 10/11/2019
Students at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will partner with First National Bank of Fort Smith this week to work a seemingly unsolvable problem for the second year – How to fix the national debt. During the interactive workshop, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, students of the UAFS College of Business will learn from experts how the federal budget and national debt work
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Tue, 10/08/2019
A familiar face has returned to the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Lions Athletics Department, helping tell the story of UAFS’s student-athletes. Dusan Stojanovic took over as the UAFS sports information director this fall, returning to the city and the basketball court he called home for five years. 
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Mon, 10/07/2019
A group of students at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith have taken up the mission of supporting teachers and children in the region after a lesson on satire inspired the class to respond to a serious problem with more than just humor.  Thursday, Oct. 3, from noon to 3 p.m. at the UAFS Bell Tower, a team of students will host Help A Teacher, Help A Child, an inaugural school supply drive and fundraiser to support the educators of Fort Smith.
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Tue, 10/01/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s annual Family Weekend will take place Oct. 25-26 this year, featuring a welcome reception, lip-sync battle, chili cook-off, and two volleyball games. The weekend will also represent the culmination of UAFS Volunteer Week and UAFS Greek Week with numerous on-campus and community-based activities. All Family Weekend events are free and open to the public in hopes of allowing students, parents and community members a chance to experience life on campus.
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Tue, 10/01/2019
Theatre @ UAFS will perform Warren Leight’s Tony Award–winning play “Side Man” by Warren Leight at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26-28; Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 in the Breedlove Auditorium on the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus as part of the Season of Entertainment 39. Tickets for the jazz musical are $6 for the general public and free to UAFS faculty, staff and students. To acquire tickets contact the UAFS Box Office at 479-788-7300 or go to tickets.uafs.edu.
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Thu, 09/26/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will soon offer educators a new way to strengthen their skills and advance their careers thanks to the launch of the university’s second graduate program. UAFS today announced it has received approval from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to offer a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree; classes are scheduled to begin in January 2020. The M.Ed. will allow licensed teachers (or those eligible for licensure) to choose between two areas of emphasis: curriculum and instruction or English.
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Tue, 09/24/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Black Student Association is hosting a public forum titled Safe Space: Let’s Talk Race, Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the UAFS Campus Center Reynolds Room.
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Fri, 09/13/2019
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has named 21 resident assistants for the upcoming school year. These RAs will support and encourage fellow students through the transition of beginning college and living on campus, as well as help students in the UAFS residence halls feel welcomed and at home.
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Wed, 09/04/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host the annual Majors Expo from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, offering students an opportunity to explore the university’s degree offerings.
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Wed, 08/28/2019
Friday morning Dave Stevens, dean of students, pushed a cart filled to the brim with canned and boxed foods down a concrete pathway toward the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Recreation and Wellness Center. Peanut butter, canned soups, granola bars, and Cup O'Noodles overflowed the rails of the cart, ready to meet the needs of students.
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Fri, 08/23/2019
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, will host a traveling exhibit titled Territorial Arkansas: The Wild Western Frontier, Sept. 4-25 at the Boreham Library. The exhibition, which tells the story of Arkansas Territory, will be open for viewing 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 
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Thu, 08/22/2019
First-year students in the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) began their first year as Lions with high-tech alternatives to textbooks and No. 2 pencils. Thanks to the Lion Launch Pad initiative, 285 STEM students received a brand-new iPad Wednesday as part of a comprehensive rollout of the newly integrated devices.
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Wed, 08/21/2019
The University of Arkansas — Fort Smith Alumni Association awarded three $1,000 scholarships through the Alumni Legacy Scholarship Endowment this year. Thanks to a growing endowment, the UAFS Foundation was able to make the awards to students related to previous graduates of the university from any era.
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Mon, 08/19/2019
When Rachel Williams heard about an opportunity to witness a monumental moment in the sport she loved, there was no question in her mind - she had to find a way to see it firsthand. Earlier this month fans from across the world traveled to witness the first-ever U.S. women’s volleyball Olympic qualifier in Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana, Williams and her family among them.
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Fri, 08/16/2019
More than 20 new international students have arrived on campus at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith this semester hailing from the Ivory Coast, Chile, China, Japan, Vietnam, Hungary, France, South Korea, and Taiwan. 
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Thu, 08/15/2019
Officers in the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Police Department will soon be implementing leading-edge technology as part of a collaborative effort with the university's Unmanned Aerial Systems academic program. 
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Tue, 08/13/2019
Two years ago a genetic test identified a mutation that profoundly changed Katie Beinke’s life. As she began the devastating process of acceptance and healing, she found strength in doing work she’d trained for her whole life: leading, educating, and caring for others. 
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Mon, 08/12/2019
The UAFS Windgate Art & Design Gallery will host an exhibition of work by Little Rock sculptor Michael Warrick titled “Darkness and Lightness” from Aug. 17 to Sept. 30. 
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Wed, 08/07/2019
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has released the list of students receiving degrees and certificates during the spring 2019 semester.
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Wed, 08/07/2019
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith students will move into campus housing beginning in just ten days! Cub Camp participants will move in 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 15; while students residing in Sebastian Commons will move in 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 16-17, and Lion’s Den residents will move in 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 17.
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Mon, 08/05/2019

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