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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
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For the Love of Dance and Language

Dance is a joyful practice for Isaac Navarro, AV class of ’12, who shares that joy with the community as a Zumba instructor at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Recreation and Wellness Center and Mercy Fitness Center.

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
Cathy Mullis
NewsLion Voices

Staff Voices: Cathy Mullis

Cathy Mullis serves as an Administrative Specialist at the front desk of the Plant Operations building, making sure none of our Lions get locked out! She also provides badges and key sets to campus vendors and contractors and approves reservations...

December 01, 2022
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AV Undergrad Presents Biomedical Research

Sydney Du, an undergraduate student from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith was honored to present her research at the 2022 conference of the Arkansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Oct. 21-22 at the University of Arkansas...

November 28, 2022
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LionHeart Fills the Fridge for the Holidays

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s student-led philanthropic organization LionHeart will partner with Antioch Youth and Family this week to host a continuation of the Fill the Fridge food insecurity program launched at the university this...

November 14, 2022

Metcalf to Lecture on Child Protection

To increase the community’s understanding of the special dangers that lurk online for today’s children, Crimestoppers and the AV Criminal Justice Club will sponsor the lecture “Technology, Predators, and Children: Understanding the Threats”...

October 24, 2022
Bill Sabo
NewsBusiness and Industry

Sabo Earns Prestigious Ambassador of the Year Award

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center named Bill Sabo, director of the ASBTDC regional office at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, Ambassador of the Year at its statewide meeting on October 11 in Little Rock. The...

October 21, 2022
Painted Silos at the Bakery District

AV joins Arkansas Climate League for Green Energy Workshop

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, in association with the Arkansas Citizens’ Climate League, will present The River Valley Green Energy and Education Workshop from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, October 20, 2022, at the AV Center for Economic...

October 17, 2022
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Haunted University to Fright and Delight Oct. 29

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host a revamped Haunted Union this year, complete with a new name: the AV Haunted University. Hosted by the university’s Campus Activities Board (CAB,) the all-ages Halloween tradition will be...

October 10, 2022
Dr. Rittle and Dr. Riley sign the transfer agreement
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AV Forges New Pathway with NWACC

Leaders from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Community College signed a Memorandum of Understanding today, Oct. 5, 2022, that will create a seamless pathway for NWACC students who hope to transfer to AV.

October 07, 2022
Cheer and Pom hold up sighs stating $18774387 as Chancellor Riley announces the largest gift in university history
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$18.7 Million Gift to Double Nursing Grads, Expand Arts Programs

In a ballroom packed to the brim Friday, September 9, 2022, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith announced the largest single gift in its 94-year history – a transformational $18.7 million from the Windgate Foundation that will radically empower...

September 09, 2022
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AV Little Lions Child Development Center Announced

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has announced a partnership with the Arkansas Department of Human Services which will award more than $1 Million to AV to help construct and staff an early childhood education center.

September 06, 2022
Charolette Tidwell poses with members of AV student organizations Men of Excellence and IDEAL Women during a campus kickball tournament held this spring in partnership with Antioch for Youth & Family.

Antioch Partnership Welcomes Students with Full 'Fridges.

The college students who will live in AV’s Sebastian Commons apartments will have some help keeping the fridge full this year.

August 15, 2022
Christy Williams

Williams Honored in NWA Business 40 Under 40

The warmth and welcome Christy Williams projects explain her career success and inclusion in this year’s Forty Under 40 list, published by the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal. Williams, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations...

August 15, 2022

Library Acquisition Adds Vital Sources for Research

On the eve of the new academic year, the Boreham Library has added a powerful research tool for student and faculty research.

August 09, 2022
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London Leads at AV

This fall, students at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will work with a slate of rock-star student affairs professionals thanks to a series of strategic hires and promotions in the Student Life Office, beginning with Stephanie London, who...

August 09, 2022
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AV Move-in to Welcome New, Returning Students

The excitement is building for students at the AV, where move-in weekend for on-campus housing will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18, through Saturday, Aug. 20.

August 09, 2022
Cecilia Flores provides food to cancer patients at the Community Services Clearinghouse.
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Cecilia Flores, Mexican-American Graduate Forges Path to Success

“It was difficult being the first child of an immigrant family,” said Cecilia Flores, who holds a Bachelor of Business and Administration degree with an emphasis in marketing from the AV.

July 22, 2022
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AV Earns Two Global Awards for Educational Advancement

Today the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) announced the 2022 Circle of Excellence Award winners. The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith earned two global awards, a Grand Gold award in the student-oriented digital campaigns...

June 22, 2022

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