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The University of Arkansas Fort Smith will be going through some changes at the start of the new fiscal year in July. Chancellor Terisa Riley discusses the reorganization, which she says will not come with a loss of degree programs or jobs.

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The University of Arkansas Fort Smith is receiving $2.755 million in federal relief funding for students impacted by the pandemic. The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, which was signed in December, authorized more than $81 billion in support for education. UAFS officials say they're providing grants to students because many are need.

 

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More than 300 students attending the University of Arkansas Fort Smith had the option to receive the COVID-19 vaccine Monday. A vaccination clinic was hosted on campus thanks to a partnership between Coleman Pharmacy and the UAFS College of Health Sciences.

The University of Arkansas Fort Smith fall commencement was held virtually this year. Kayla Thompson, one of the students who graduated this weekend, says she's still thrilled she earned her degree in elementary education. She's wanted to be a teacher since she was five.

Raefa Yasin is a recent graduate from the University of Arkansas Fort Smith. Her graduation this fall comes during a pandemic, but she says she's ready to make the world a better place.

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The 12th edition of the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith's Spanish-language literary magazine is out now. The goal of Azahares is to provide students and community members with a literary space for writing that focuses on the Latino experience.

The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has received $1.8 million dollars from the Arkansas Department of Human Services to extend its reach of early childhood education training.

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The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith held a public discussion forum Tuesday evening following several weeks of community frustration after a former player accused the men's basketball coach of racial discrimination on the basis of his hair. UAFS cleared the coach of the allegations last week.

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Classes begin August 19th at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith and the school's new chancellor, Dr. Terisa Riley, says she's ready for the semester to begin.

Dr. Ragupathy Kannan, a professor of biology and ecology at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith, will take part in a NOAA-sponsored research project.  He'll also communicate with his students about the work in real time.

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