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New Director of Child Development Center Passionate about Early Education

Annette Lauver had a resume full of things that made her perfect for her new role as director of the Little Lions Child Development Center at the AV.

March 21, 2023
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Chancellor Updates Campus on University’s Role in Region, UA System

We have had a very active two weeks on the campus of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. I believe a short summary before a well-deserved break was due.

March 16, 2023
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AV Elevates Military Friendly Ranking

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has once again been awarded designation as a Military Friendly School for the 2023-2024 academic year. The university earned Silver Status designation, moving up in the ranks from last year’s Bronze rating.

March 07, 2023
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AV hosts All-Majors Career Fair

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host an All-Majors Career Fair on Thursday, March 9 from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. More than 100 students from all majors will be in attendance with an opportunity to speak with 46 vendors and employers...

March 07, 2023
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Chancellor Riley Reports Staff Senate Actions, Budget Updates

As the weather warms up, I am so grateful for the signs of spring I see across our beautiful campus. I don’t know about you, but I was really getting tired of leafless trees and dry or dead plants/grass. The rain this week will cause a quick greening...

March 03, 2023
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Chancellor Updates Campus on Homecoming, ‘Spelling Bee,’ Accepted Students

It has been a busy and productive two weeks at AV. We had an amazing Homecoming Week full of campus activities and visits with proud alumni who have a lifelong love for this university. Thanks to everyone who worked hard to make all of the events...

February 24, 2023
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AV Offers Unique Summer Program for High School Juniors

High school juniors considering a career in early childhood education have a new opportunity to learn, earn college credits, and receive a stipend thanks to an innovative program at the AV.

February 21, 2023
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2023 Alumni Award Winners Announced

AV alumni gathered for the homecoming brunch on Saturday, Feb. 18, first celebrating award winners before heading to the pep rally and basketball games at the Gayle Kaundart Arena in the Stubblefield Center.

February 18, 2023
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Witt, Gilbertson Crowned Homecoming Royalty

On Saturday afternoon, February 18, 2023, the Lions, Camera, Action, slate of homecoming festivities at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith concluded in the crowning of students Jesse Witt and Shae Gilbertson as 2023 Homecoming King and Queen.

February 18, 2023
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2023 Homecoming Court Announced

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Student Life Office announced the finalists for the 2023 Homecoming Court on Thursday, February 16, 2023.

February 16, 2023
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Chancellor Riley Celebrates Read This! Committee

This note is specifically to lift up and celebrate the work of the Read This Committee whose members, in partnership with the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, selected and hosted Pulitzer Prize winning author Colson Whitehead on campus.

February 08, 2023
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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
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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
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AV’s Jumpstart Arkansas to Expand to NorthWest Arkansas Community College

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Jumpstart Arkansas announced that it received a grant of $219,287 from AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism, through the support of EngageAR, the Arkansas state office...

February 01, 2023
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Ed Major Gives Preschoolers a Jumpstart into Kindergarten

AV junior Karina Gonzales became a member of Jumpstart because she wanted to help educate young minds, but what she learned is as important as what she taught.

February 01, 2023
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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
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From Childcare to the Classroom, Teacher Takes Road Less Traveled

With family members cheering her on from their seats, Cecily Kimble, AV class of ‘22, was all smiles as she crossed the Stubblefield Center stage at May’s graduation ceremony.

January 27, 2023
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Perseverance Pays Off for First-Generation Graduate

Miguel Roque, AV class of ’22, knows the importance of working hard to overcome obstacles, and he’s used that skill to become a first-generation college graduate and military officer.

January 26, 2023
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Business Major Values Friendship, Involvement, and Planning

Unlike most students on their first day of college at AV, JT Beasley showed up at AV Camp in August with 32 credits and a plan to complete his college degree for free.

January 25, 2023

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