Education Archive

Georgia Hale Promoted at UA-Fort Smith (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/14/2014 12:00 am

Georgia Hale has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs by the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, where she was most recently associate provost. Hale joined UAFS in 2004 as associate dean of the College of Business, becoming dean of the College of Applied Science & Technology in 2009.

Robin E. Bowen Makes History as New Arkansas Tech President

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/14/2014 12:00 am

Robin E. Bowen is the 12th president of Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, a job she began July 1. She was elected by the Arkansas Tech Board of Trustees in late April, becoming the first female president of a public four-year university in Arkansas.

Lyon College Receives $1M Donation from Wilson Foundation

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2014 10:52 am

Lyon College has received a $1 million gift from the R.E. Lee Wilson Trust Foundation to help fund the construction of its new residence halls. The donation will go toward the construction of two residence halls that will accommodate 100 students each. The project is to be completed in fall 2015.

Dr. Lowry Barnes to Chair UAMS Orthopedic Surgery Department

by Gwen Moritz 7/11/2014 10:48 am

Barnes will continue seeing patients at Arkansas Specialty Orthopaedics and at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, as well as at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

UCA Gauging Retail Interest in Mixed-Use Development

by Lee Hogan 7/10/2014 11:04 am

The University of Central Arkansas is starting to look into the interest levels businesses may have in being a part of the first phase of the university's renovation of Donaghey Avenue.

UAMS Receives $900k Federal Grant to Train Primary Care Physicians

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/8/2014 02:22 pm

The grant will fund a training program for resident physicians at UAMS' regional center in Fort Smith. It will pay for the addition of two new resident physicians and continued funding for four others that have been added over the past two years.

Teens Hope to Attract Professional Hockey to Fort Smith

by Brandon Riddle 7/8/2014 11:47 am

Six high school seniors will present their dream of bringing a professional hockey team, tentatively named the Arkansas Marshals, at noon Wednesday at the Golden Corral restaurant in Fort Smith.

Curt Rom Named Interim Dean of UA Honors College

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/8/2014 10:09 am

The University of Arkansas has named Curt Rom, a university professor of horticulture, as its interim dean of the Honors College. Bob McMath, the college's current dean, is set to retire at the end of the month.

UALR College of Business Endowment Sits at More Than $2M

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2014 01:51 pm

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock College of Business says the balance of its Stephen Harrow Smith Dean of Business endowment now sits at more than $2 million after more than $500,000 was donated as result of the George W. Donaghey Foundation Challenge Match.

Southern Arkansas University's Marine Biology Program Begins This Fall

by Lee Hogan 7/7/2014 10:37 am

Southern Arkansas University will offer the state's first marine biology degree beginning this fall. The university hopes the new program will draw in students from across the state and region.

Little Rock Zone MSAs See Modest Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Employment grew modestly in the first quarter of 2014 in the Little Rock zone, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The Little Rock zone includes all of Arkansas except the northeast.

Frank Lloyd Wright House Already Drawing Museum Visitors

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Interest in the reconstruction of the Bachman Wilson House on the grounds of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville is so great that people have been bringing lawn chairs to watch the work progress.

No Daily Report, E-newsletters on Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2014 10:01 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report or weekly industry e-newsletters on Friday, the Fourth of July. Arkansas Business Publishing Group offices will be closed Friday as well, reopening on Monday. ABPG wishes everyone a happy Fourth.

Georgia Hale Named UAFS Provost, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

by Lee Hogan 7/2/2014 09:34 am

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith has tapped one of its own, Georgia Hale, as its next provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

Robin Bowen Takes Over as President at Arkansas Tech

by Associated Press 7/2/2014 09:31 am

Robin Bowen took office Tuesday, becoming the 12th president of the university in Russellville. She succeeds Robert Brown, who retired Monday after serving 21 years.

Senate Approves Teacher Insurance Plan

by Associated Press 7/1/2014 02:39 pm

The Arkansas Senate has approved legislation that would prevent large premium increases for the state's public school employees.

Survey: Midwest Economy Growing

by Associated Press 7/1/2014 09:23 am

The economy in nine Midwestern and Plains states including Arkansas should continue growing steadily in the months ahead, according to a monthly survey of business leaders released Tuesday.

UA Spends Millions On Adjacent Properties (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 6/30/2014 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas had a busy few weeks buying up properties on the borders of its campus.

Revised Figures Show Improved Rate for Arkansas Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/30/2014 12:00 am

A government report earlier this month on gross domestic product included revised figures that affected data on Arkansas' growth rate back to 1997, according to Michael Pakko, the state economic forecaster.

Fort Smith Osteopathic School Picks Architect

by Mark Friedman 6/30/2014 12:00 am

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education of Fort Smith recently named Risley & Associates of Fort Smith as the lead architect to build the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, a job estimated at $75 million.