Education Archive

St. Bernards' Brenda Million Earns Fellow Status (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2016 12:00 am

Brenda Million has earned fellow status in the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of 80 chapters and 40,000 healthcare executives. Million is the vice president of women's and children's and perioperative services at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.

US Adds Just 151K Jobs in January; 4.9 Percent Jobless Rate

by Associated Press 2/5/2016 07:41 am

U.S. employers added 151,000 jobs in January, a sharp deceleration from recent months as companies shed education, transportation and temporary workers.

UCA Announces Speakers for TEDx Event

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2016 02:18 pm

The University of Central Arkansas in Conway is hosting its first TED event on March 4, and announced its lineup of speakers that includes the executive director of the nonprofit Syrian Emergency Task Force.

Hendrix College Creates Position to Focus on Diversity, Inclusion

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2016 10:53 am

Hendrix College education professor Dionne B. Jackson will become the college's first vice president for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer beginning July 1.

As Expected, Most Hog Football Tickets Going Up

by Mark Carter 2/3/2016 09:59 am

As expected, most Fayetteville tickets to Arkansas Razorback football games are going up in price, but ticket prices for the Hogs' one Little Rock game per year are going down, the University of Arkansas announced Tuesday.

In Little Rock, National Parks Chief Says System Must Appeal to Millennials

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/3/2016 06:55 am

The National Park Service must broaden its appeal to millennials as it celebrates its 100th birthday this year, the director of the agency said Tuesday in Little Rock.

Pulaski Technical College Debuts $30M Center for Humanities and Arts

by Alexis Hosticka 2/2/2016 03:48 pm

Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock held a grand opening celebration Tuesday for its new $30 million, 90,000-SF Center for Humanities and Arts.

Kathy Deck Joins St. Louis Federal Reserve Council

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2016 03:20 pm

Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, has been named to the Real Estate Industry Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Kays Foundation Contributes $50K to Museum at ASU

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2016 10:10 am

The Kays Foundation has awarded a $50,000 gift commitment to the Bradbury Art Museum at Arkansas State University

E-Z Mart CEO Sonja Hubbard Appointed to Chair Arkansas Research Alliance

by Mark Carter 2/1/2016 10:09 am

The Arkansas Research Alliance has named Sonja Hubbard, president and CEO of Texarkana's E-Z Mart Stores Inc., chairman of its board of directors and added four new board members.

Hendrix Professor Honored for Political Courses

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 10:08 am

Hendrix College politics professor Jay Barth was recently named a Faculty Fellow for The Education Network for Active Civic Transformation at Brandeis University.

Little Rock School District Students to Participate in Job Shadowing

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 09:49 am

Seven primary sites across Pulaski County will host National Groundhog Job Shadow day on Feb. 2 in partnership with Junior Achievement Arkansas.

Arkansas Democrat's 'Improbable Life' Subject of New Book

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Veterans of the Great Arkansas Newspaper War of 1979-1991 — those still living — will be particularly interested in the following item: “The Improbable Life of the Arkansas Democrat: An Oral History” is now available to order.

Annual Pay for Architects and Engineers Above National Median

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

The median annual pay for architects in the United States was $74,520 in May 2014, the latest figures available. That compares with $35,540 median annual pay for all occupations.

Facebook Posts Raise Questions For Employers

by Mark Friedman 2/1/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled in December that a woman who was fired for posting “arguably” critical comments about her employer on Facebook could receive unemployment benefits. It's the latest decision in an escalating legal war between employment and social media.

Tim Gunter To Lead New Band Program at Central Baptist College (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Tim Gunter, the director of athletic bands at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville for 15 years, has been named director of bands and an associate professor of music for Central Baptist College's new band program.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2016 02:48 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced the appointments to state boards and commissions.

Pulaski Technical College to Unveil New $30M Facility

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2016 09:07 am

Pulaski Technical College will celebrate the completion of its new $30 million Center for Humanities and the Arts with a public grand opening celebration at 2 p.m. Tuesday at its main campus.

UALR Team Finalist in Media Competition

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2016 09:05 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock was selected as one of six finalists in a global competition geared at creating a social and digital media campaign to counter the online recruiting efforts of violent extremist groups.

Rosanne Cash to be Featured at Fundraising Event at Governor's Mansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/28/2016 01:56 pm

Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash will be in Little Rock Thursday, March 3, for “An Evening with Rosanne Cash” at the Governor's Mansion.