Under New Name, UA-Little Rock Institute Aims to Promote Economic Growth
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Under New Name, UA-Little Rock Institute Aims to Promote Economic Growth

Under its new name, the Arkansas Economic Development Institute, based at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is refocusing as a proactive entity promoting economic growth in the state.
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Harding Announces New Accreditation for Nursing Programs

Harding University on Friday announced that its Carr College of Nursing received accreditation in May for several programs from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
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UCA Provost to Step Down As President Seeks Replacement

The University of Central Arkansas' provost will step down at the request of Houston Davis, who took over as the university's president earlier this year.
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ASU-Beebe Names New Marketing, PR Director

Keith Moore of Jacksonville has been named executive director of marketing and public relations at Arkansas State University-Beebe.
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