Education Archive

University of Arkansas Raises $131.6M in FY 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2016 10:02 am

The University of Arkansas announced on Thursday that it has finished the 2016 fiscal year with $131.6 million in private gift support, surpassing its $115 million goal and making this year the third best in its fundraising history.

At Rotary, Johnny Key Touts 'Student-Focused Education'

by Sarah Campbell 8/16/2016 02:00 pm

The Arkansas Department of Education can transform the state to lead the nation in student-focused education, Commissioner Johnny Key tells the Rotary Club of Little Rock.

JBU Opens $6M Health Education Building

by Alexis Hosticka 8/15/2016 11:00 am

John Brown University celebrated the opening of its new $6 million, 20,000-SF Health Education Building with a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday morning.

UA Community Colleges Get $900K for Geospatial Technology Education

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 10:20 am

The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies at the University of Arkansas gets a three-year grant for $898,073 from the National Science Foundation.

NFL's Darren McFadden Learns Lesson From Financial Fumble

by Mark Friedman 8/15/2016 12:00 am

In June, Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden filed a lawsuit accusing his former family friend and financial adviser, Michael Vick of Pulaski County, of “gross incompetence, self-dealing and outright theft” of more than $15 million.

The Company You Keep (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/15/2016 12:00 am

It's time for John Goodson to resign as a UA trustee. We are known by the company we keep — and the people we empower.

Central Baptist College Promotes Two (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

J.D. Gray and Amy Reed have been named director of development and annual fund officer at Central Baptist College in Conway.

Power and Pain of Consensus (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Mainstream, action-oriented leadership thinkers tend to hate the idea of consensus, opting instead for rapid-fire, quick-decision meetings. The efficiency of pushing quickly for a clear path forward is hard to resist; however, it often steps over or forces underground the kind of resistance that will kill a new idea or initiative — but usually not until most of the time and money are spent.

Unemployment Rates in Arkansas Cities Vary Widely

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Unemployment rates rose slightly in Arkansas metro areas in June, but rates are still lower than a year ago, notes Michael Pakko, chief economist at the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Sale of Former Remington College Exceeds $4.3 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/15/2016 12:00 am

EAI Realty Inc., an affiliate of Education America Inc. of Heathrow, Florida, sold the 35,000-SF building in west Little Rock.

Platform Change Gives Democrats Opening on Pre-K (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/14/2016 02:10 pm

The Arkansas Republican Party's decision to remove any mention of pre-kindergarten from its platform gives Democrats a new line of attack on what they view as a popular issue.

EDA Awards $1.4M in Grants to Northwest Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2016 02:56 pm

The Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce announces a trio of grants totaling $1.4 million to three recipients in northwest Arkansas.

Walmart Foundation Gives $750K to Northwest Arkansas Residency Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2016 11:30 am

The Walmart Foundation has given $750,000 to support the Northwest Arkansas Community Internal Medicine Residency Program.

18 Cities See Increased ATBI Ratings in Latest Report

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/9/2016 11:20 am

Eighteen of the 20 cities on the Arkansas Tech Business Index saw their rating increase following the compilation of data for May 2016. Just one month earlier, 15 of the 20 cities on the index experienced a rating decrease.

NanoMech Announces New Adviser, Investor John White

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/9/2016 10:22 am

NanoMech of Springdale announced on Monday that John White, who holds a Ph.D., has been appointed to its board of advisers and is now a significant investor in the company.

Ascendant Raises Money for Breast Cancer Tests Nurtured by UAMS Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 12:00 am

A Springdale company is raising $5 million to move forward with its plans to sell breast cancer screening tests.

Ten Arkansas Business Icons Have Stories to Tell

by Gwen Moritz 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents these ten Arkansas business icons as a way to acquaint readers with the personalities behind some of the most familiar names in our state's business community.

UCA Hires Joycelin Randle To Handle Development (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Joycelin Randle has joined the Division of Advancement at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway as executive director of development.

Arkansas Hospice Adds Physician Robin Devan (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Robin Devan of Little Rock has joined Arkansas Hospice as a physician for the central Arkansas area.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/5/2016 02:37 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced appointments to boards, commissions and other groups.

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