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Chancellor Advances Upcoming Events on Campus, at CED

I am thrilled to write to you today NOT to cancel or postpone classes. It is shocking to see that the forecast this weekend is in the mid to high-50s after spend the early part of this week iced into our homes. Again, I want to thank all of you for...

February 03, 2023
Winter Weather Alerts

Chancellor Message: Campus Announcement

Campus will open at 10 a.m. for normal operations on Thursday, February 2, 2023. This delayed start to work and classes should allow the majority of normal commuting traffic to be off the roadways when our employees are coming to work. Stay up-to-date...

February 01, 2023
Winter Weather Alerts

Chancellor Message: Campus Closure for January 31

Due to predictions from the national weather service and out of an abundance of caution, Chancellor Terisa Riley has made the decision to close the AV campus on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. All classes taught in-person AND online, including classes...

January 30, 2023
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Season Named for Stacey Jones

The AV Season of Entertainment has been renamed the Stacey Jones Season of Entertainment.

January 27, 2023
Winter Weather Alerts

Chancellor Message: Weather Update

Due to hazardous weather conditions, the AV campus will be closed on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.

January 24, 2023
Winter Weather Alerts

Chancellor’s Message: Jan. 24 Early Release

As a result of predictions from the National Weather Service, AV Chancellor Terisa Riley is authorizing an early release from work and classes at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.

January 23, 2023
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Chancellor Riley Shares Grief, Resources Following Recent Mass Shootings

Chancellor Terisa Riley shares her deep condolences over recent shootings in Buffalo, Laguna Woods, and Uvalde, her personal connection with the students of Uvalde School District, and resources for those impacted by these tragedies.

May 25, 2022
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AV Launches Center for Economic Development

Against a technicolor backdrop of painted grain silos and bright blue skies, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson waxed poetic about the state of workforce development, economic investments, technology, and industry in the River Valley, and he noted the...

April 27, 2022

Chancellor's Message: Mask Requirement Lifted, Guidance Updated

Chancellor Riley announced today a change to campus face-covering requirements. The new guidance states: “AV encourages, but does not require, employees, students, and guests to wear well-fitting face masks.”

February 28, 2022
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Chancellor's Message: Statement on War in Ukraine

In this campus message, dated February 25, 2022, Chancellor Riley issues a statement in support of those who oppose the needless violence in Ukraine and provides counseling options for AV students and employees.

February 25, 2022
Winter Weather Alerts

Chancellor's Message: Feb. 23-25 Weather Closure

The AV campus has announced winter-weather closures fro Feb 23, 24, and 25 due to heavy winter precipitation and treacherous driving conditions across the region.

February 22, 2022
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Chancellor's Message: Mask Requirement Update

In this campus message, dated February 21, 2022, Chancellor Riley announces the COVID Emergency Response Team's approval to immediately return to pre-Omicron masking requirements.

February 21, 2022
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Local Principals Award $3000 in AV Scholarships

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will award a total of $3,000 in scholarships during a special presentation that will take place during halftime of the men’s Homecoming basketball game, which begins at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, February...

February 17, 2022
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Chancellor's Message: 2022 Weather Alert

Click here to access up-to-date weather alerts at the AV.

February 01, 2022
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Chancellor's Message: Returning to Campus

In this campus message dated Thursday, Jan. 20, Chancellor Terisa Riley announces the COVID-19 Emergency Management Team's decision to return, as planned, to in-person learning and operations Monday, Jan. 24, 2022.

January 20, 2022
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Chancellor's Message:A One-Week Remote Pivot

AV will move instruction and operations to remote delivery beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, January 14 with plans to return to campus, Monday, January 24.

January 14, 2022
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Chancellor's Message: Welcome to Spring 2022

Chancellor Terisa Riley shares a message about the return to campus, safe COVID-19 operations, and the on-time and on-budget opening of the AV Center for Economic Development.

January 07, 2022
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AV Earns Military Friendly Designation

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith announced today that it has earned the 2021-2022 Military Friendly School designation from Viqtory Media, earning a place as one of 747 schools, colleges, and universities in the United States awarded the...

September 16, 2021
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AV Honors 2020 Graduates

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith held the first two of its seven commencement ceremonies this month on Saturday, May 1, honoring 2020 graduates who returned to campus to take their long-delayed walking across the stage.

May 01, 2021

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