Education Archive

Arkansas State Gets $6.7M Windgate Grant For Arts Building

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/21/2018 10:42 am

The Windgate Foundation of Little Rock has awarded a $6.7 million grant to Arkansas State University in Jonesboro for a new sculpture and ceramics program building. It is the largest single gift to the arts in the university's 109-year history.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Declines to 3.6 in August

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/21/2018 10:18 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate declined to 3.6 percent in August, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month, according to a report released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

Arkansas Extends Dave Van Horn's Contract Through 2023

by Associated Press 9/20/2018 07:44 am

Arkansas has extended its contract with baseball coach Dave Van Horn, three months after he led the Razorbacks to the finals of the College World Series.

Arkansas Education Department Awarded $9M Grant For Mental Health Programs

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2018 09:18 am

The Arkansas Department of Education announced Wednesday that it has been awarded a $9 million grant from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration to develop and support school-based mental health programs in the state.

Nominate Now for the Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2018 11:24 am

Arkansas Business is once again seeking nominations of the state's most outstanding businesses, business executives and nonprofit organizations for its Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

ATU, North Arkansas College Sign Agreement

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/17/2018 12:15 pm

Arkansas Tech University in Russellville and North Arkansas College in Harrison entered into a memorandum of understanding on Sept. 11 that will create pathways for Northark students to pursue bachelor's degrees through ATU.

UA Little Rock College's Auditorium Named For Thomas Schueck

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/17/2018 12:06 pm

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has named the auditorium of its Donaghey College of Engineering & Information Technology in honor of Thomas Schueck, founder and chairman of steel company Lexicon Inc. of Little Rock.

Report: Machines to Handle More Than Half Workplace Tasks by 2025

by Associated Press 9/17/2018 10:40 am

More than half of all workplace tasks will be carried out by machines by 2025, organizers of the Davos economic forum said in a report released Monday that highlights the speed with which the labor market will change in coming years.

Three Promoted at Conway Corp. (Conway Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/17/2018 12:00 am

Cory Cox has been promoted to dispatch coordinator at Conway Corp., where John Davis was promoted to broadband premises expert and Beth Jimmerson is now senior marketing coordinator.

The Struggle Is Real (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 9/17/2018 12:00 am

Customer experiences in retail and dining confirm that the struggle to find employees with critical thinking skills is real.

Arkansas State, Miami Given Deadline to Resolve Dispute

by Associated Press 9/13/2018 09:17 am

A judge has ordered Arkansas State University and the University of Miami to use a third-party mediator to resolve a dispute over a football game that was canceled last year because of concerns about Hurricane Irma.

Bridging the Skills Gap (Margaret A. Ellibee Commentary)

by Margaret A. Ellibee 9/12/2018 09:20 am

Throughout the U.S., and right here at home in Arkansas, it is the "middle skills" that are in demand. And it is those same middle skills that also constitute the dreaded skills gap.

Arkansas Colleges Report on Enrollment

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/10/2018 12:19 pm

Some Arkansas universities reported that their overall enrollment fell slightly this year, though a couple had record-breaking enrollment and several touted other measures as positive — such as higher retention and graduation rates.

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education Develops $11M Village

by Associated Press 9/10/2018 07:04 am

Heritage Village, a walkable neighborhood with both commercial and residential space, is now under development on the Barling side of Chaffee Crossing across from the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education.

Spa City Surge: New Players Shaking Up Downtown Hot Springs

by George Waldon 9/10/2018 12:00 am

New takes on old properties have become a trending theme for activity in downtown Hot Springs. Redevelopments dominate the storyline, but new construction provides an undercurrent to the narrative.

MISO Supports Cybersecurity Education with Philander Smith

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/10/2018 12:00 am

Midcontinent Independent System Operator Inc. of Carmel, Indiana, recently partnered with Philander Smith College in Little Rock to develop a curriculum for the school's new cybersecurity program, which will award certifications and two-year and four-year degrees.

Fayetteville Company Scores UAMS Opioid Abuse Predictor

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/10/2018 12:00 am

TrestleTree LLC of Fayetteville has purchased the rights to a digital tool that determines the level of risk for opioid abuse and addiction that patients face before their first opioid prescription is written.

Joshua Brown Notes Successful Developments Raised by Wolves

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/10/2018 12:00 am

Joshua Brown, one of the principals of Haag Brown in Jonesboro, says northeast Arkansas "needs 'one thing' by which we are known."

UAM Gets $6M Donation, Largest in Its History

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/7/2018 10:25 am

The University of Arkansas at Monticello receives a donation worth more than $6 million, after property appraisals are completed, from the trust of the late Merle and Deloris Peterson of Dumas.

Consultant Sentenced to 6 Years for Role in Kickback Scheme

by Associated Press 9/6/2018 04:15 pm

A consultant who was convicted of funneling kickbacks to Arkansas lawmakers in exchange for keeping some of the money has been sentenced to six years in prison.