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Arkansas Electrical Engineers Ride a Power Surge

Arkansas Electrical Engineers Ride a Power Surge

Arkansas' college programs in electrical engineering are thriving, with enrollment up over the past 10 years in all of the state's accredited programs.
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NYIT Medical Students to Start Clerkships

Students at the New York Institute of Technology's College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University are starting "clerkships" — rotating internships at various medical facilities in Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri and Louisiana.
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Fay Jones School Adding Design Camps This Summer

The Fay Jones School of Architecture & Design is adding three design camps this summer, with the goal of exposing even more children to careers in architecture, landscape architecture and interior design.
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State Senate Approves Bill for UAMS Cancer Center Funding

The Arkansas Senate has approved legislation that raises the minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 and increases some cigarette taxes for a cancer center. read more >

UCA Chief of Staff Leaving For New, Old Post

Kelley Erstine, chief of staff and vice president of university relations for the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, is leaving that post, effective Aug. 15. read more >

An Old LR Colleague, Tucker Carlson, Gets Naughty

The Fox News millionaire and I aren't truly buddies, but we were friendly when we worked together at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in the 1990s. read more >

Some People's Parents (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

The criminal case out of Boston — “Operation Varsity Blues” — illustrates that there's a right way and a wrong way to buy your mediocre child a prestigious start in life. read more >

Trying Again on Revised Overtime Rules (Missy McJunkins Duke Commentary)

The statistical reality of the the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime proposal is that Arkansas employees earn lower wages than much of the country, meaning Arkansas employers are more likely than employers in other parts of the country to feel the effects of an increase. read more >

China's Opportunity Zones Thrived. Arkansas' Can Too. (Lisa Ferrell Commentary)

We need to be investing in opportunity zones — in Arkansas and across the country — and we need to be doing it now. read more >

Lee Archer Recognized by Pulaski County Medical Society (UAMS Movers & Shakers)

Robert “Lee” Archer was honored by the Pulaski County Medical Society with the President's Award for a Lifetime of Outstanding Contributions to Medicine during the society's annual meeting at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock. read more >

Roche, Vanhoozer Named Arvest Private Bankers (NEA Movers & Shakers)

Teresa Roche and Deania Vanhoozer are new private bankers for Arvest Bank in Jonesboro. Ryan Kimbrough has been hired to direct client relations at Baugh Financial. read more >

Drilling Industry Waits for Bust to Clear This article is available only in print.

Three years after natural gas prices plunged to their lowest point since 1998 — one-sixth the price seen in 2005 — the gas market remains depressed, drilling is dormant, and oil production is flat in the traditional crude belt of south Arkansas. read more >

Pledger Actions Drive AETN Employees to Complain This article is available only in print.

Bad blood at the Arkansas Educational Television Network is spilling further into public, with employees accusing Executive Director Courtney Pledger of forcing early retirements, retaliating against subordinates who question her and holding employees in “open contempt.” read more >

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