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Ƶ Celebrates Involvement in State Initiatives

There are so many things to celebrate at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, and I appreciate having this venue to share some of it with you.

November 10, 2023
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Chancellor

Fall Filled with Good Weather, Various Activities

This week has been one for near perfect afternoon weather.

November 03, 2023
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Chancellor

Support, Resources Available in Face of Grief

As we move through the midpoint of our academic year, I find myself reflecting on our shared pursuit of education and the vast complexities and challenges that each of us faces in that journey.

October 30, 2023
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Chancellor

Fall Semester Sees Enrollment Gain, Busy Days

It has been a fun and busy start to the fall 2023 semester, so I am writing to give you a few updates of interest.

September 15, 2023
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Welcome to Fall 2023

If you’re looking around and feeling like there is more energy on campus, you’re right.

August 24, 2023
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Ƶ System Back Online

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith system is back online after an outage impacted campus on the morning of Thursday, August 17, 2023.

August 17, 2023
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Chancellor

Enrollment, Planning on Chancellor's Mind

Happy Wednesday. I am writing to provide you with a very brief campus update.

July 27, 2023
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Chancellor

Ƶ 2023-2028 Strategic Plan Approved by System Board

I am thrilled to share that the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees has approved our Strategic Plan for 2023-2028. This is a significant milestone in our university’s history, and it would not have been possible without your dedicated participation...

May 25, 2023
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Chancellor

Tuition, Budget Approved by UAS Board of Trustees

Today the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees approved our proposed budget for the 2023-2024 academic year. I am grateful for the care and consideration the board takes in assessing the budgets of the 14 colleges and universities that comprise...

May 25, 2023
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ChancellorNews

Commencement Calls for Strong Finish

In the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to represent Ƶ at several meaningful events that I hope will pay dividends for our university.

May 11, 2023
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ChancellorNews

Spring Beautiful and Busy on Campus

The next few weeks are so busy that most of us will be wishing we could be in two places at once. The Stacey Jones Season of Entertainment schedule is busy this time of the year with the annual Jazz Band concert scheduled for Tuesday night from 7-9...

April 10, 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 Ƶ

It has been a busy and productive two weeks at Ƶ. 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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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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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 Ƶ 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 Ƶ Season of Entertainment has been renamed the Stacey Jones Season of Entertainment.

January 27, 2023
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Chancellor Message: Weather Update

Due to hazardous weather conditions, the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith campus will be closed on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.

January 24, 2023
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Chancellor’s Message: Jan. 24 Early Release

As a result of predictions from the National Weather Service, Ƶ 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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