Education Archive

Henderson State University Finds Mismanagement at Foundation

by Lance Turner 3/20/2015 03:09 pm

Henderson State University of Arkadelphia said Friday that it has uncovered mismanagement of interest allocations at the nonprofit Henderson Foundation and said it has taken steps to improve how it handles donor money.

Patricia Woertz of Archer Daniels Midland Named Speaker for Bumpers Lecture Series at UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/20/2015 07:10 am

Patricia Woertz of Archer Daniels Midland Co. in Chicago is the speaker for the fourth-annual Dale and Betty Bumpers Distinguished Lecture Series, presented by the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas, the school announced Thursday.

Arkansas Effort to End Common Core-linked Test Fails

by Associated Press 3/18/2015 02:00 pm

A Senate panel has voted to prevent the state from renewing its contract with a Common Core-linked test for more than a year after a proposal to scrap the assessment entirely failed.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.6 Percent in January

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2015 10:17 am

The state's unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent to January from December, and is a full percentage point below what it was the same time last year.

Task Force Becomes Default Option for Session (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/16/2015 07:04 am

Arkansas needs a task force to study the state's obsession with task forces. That may be the only one that hasn't been created yet during the 2015 legislative session.

Social Media Add Twist to Modern Marketing

by Marty Cook 3/16/2015 12:01 am

Marketing is still marketing, even if it looks a whole lot different in today's social media world, according to Randy McLeod, a professor and director of the professional sales department at Harding University in Searcy.

Pope Moseley Named New Dean of UAMS College of Medicine

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Dr. Pope Moseley has been named dean of the College of Medicine and executive vice chancellor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, effective July 15. Moseley succeeds Dr. G. Richard Smith, who has served as College of Medicine dean and vice chancellor of UAMS for the past two years.

Michael Morton Has Been Giving to Schools for Years

by Mark Friedman 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Morton, who has been in the nursing home industry for more than 40 years and has 27 nursing homes in Arkansas, said education has always been a passion.

Lawrence Bearden Named to SAU Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2015 05:24 pm

He fills a vacancy left by the passing of board chair Bill Stringfellow last year. The appointment expires in January 2016.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Members of Common Core Review Council

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2015 02:44 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced the members of his Governor's Council on Common Core Review, which will be chaired by Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin. The governor's office said the members were chosen from more than 700 applicants and come from every corner of the state.

Ben Johnson Named Interim Provost at SAU

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2015 10:09 am

Southern Arkansas University has named Ben Johnson its interim provost and vice president for academic affairs for the 2015-16 academic year, the school announced Friday.

Melody Kouchehbagh Joins UA Bumpers College Staff

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2015 10:03 am

Melody Kouchehbagh has joined the staff of the University of Arkansas Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences as development and external relations coordinator, the school announced Friday.

UA Provost Sharon Gaber to Become University of Toledo President

by Lance Turner 3/12/2015 11:41 am

Sharon L. Gaber, the University of Arkansas' provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, has accepted a job as the next president of the University of Toledo, the UA said Thursday.

Arkansas Senate OKs Easing Rules for Education Commissioner

by Associated Press 3/12/2015 07:00 am

The Arkansas Senate has voted to reduce the qualifications needed in a state education commissioner. Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants the change so a former state senator he wants for the job can hold it.

Hutchinson Signs Bill That Could Protect Rural Schools from Consolidation

by Associated Press 3/12/2015 06:59 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday signed a measure that could protect rural school districts from consolidation through a decade-old bill designed to ensure equal funding across the state.

UA-Monticello Narrows Chancellor Search to 4 Finalists

by Associated Press 3/11/2015 10:04 am

The University of Arkansas at Monticello has narrowed its search for a new chancellor to four finalists, all from Arkansas.

Amy Schlesing Joins University Relations Team at UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2015 09:28 am

Amy Schlesing, former deputy communications director for Sen. Mark Pryor, and an award-winning reporter, has joined the University of Arkansas as director of science and research communications, the school announced Wednesday.

UA Walton College Dean Eli Jones to Join Texas A&M

by Marty Cook 3/10/2015 10:27 am

Eli Jones has been named the dean of Texas A&M's Mays Business School and will start July 1.

UA Provost A Finalist for University of Toledo Presidency

by Associated Press 3/10/2015 07:27 am

One of the three finalists vying to become the next president at the University of Toledo has dropped out.

Arkansas Senate Votes to Cut Scholarship Awards for Freshmen

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/9/2015 03:21 pm

The Arkansas Senate has voted to cut the lottery-funded scholarships incoming freshmen will receive and base its eligibility solely on standardized testing, days after the same proposal narrowly failed before the chamber.