Education Archive

UALR Business College Retains AACSB Accreditation

by Lee Hogan 4/8/2014 12:56 pm

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock's College of Business retained an accreditation held by less than 5 percent of the world's business programs.

Peter MacKeith Named Dean of UA's Fay Jones School of Architecture

by Lee Hogan 4/8/2014 11:01 am

Peter MacKeith has been named the dean of the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas. MacKeith is an architecture professor at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.

Students Shine at First-ever High School Startup Weekend

by Mark Carter 4/7/2014 11:54 am

More than 80 students in grades 9-12 spent the weekend in Little Rock coming up with potential tech-based startup ventures as part of the first-ever High School Startup Weekend.

UA Energy Efficiency Project Yields Better Than Expected Results

by Lee Hogan 4/7/2014 11:28 am

Early results of a University of Arkansas project, Razors EDGE, aimed at improving energy use on the Fayetteville campus has been better than expected. In 2012-13, energy costs saved 24 percent more than expected, or $715,000.

Dyess Administration Building Restoration Nearly Complete

by Associated Press 4/7/2014 08:14 am

A project to restore the boyhood home of Johnny Cash and the Dyess Administration Building is underway in the tiny Mississippi County town, and the projected completion date of the first phase is the end of April.

Lawmaker Jane English Helps Spur Workforce Training Reform

by Jan Cottingham 4/7/2014 12:00 am

State Sen. Jane English has no use for the private option, the Medicaid expansion providing health insurance to the poor. But the Republican lawmaker from North Little Rock saw an opportunity and took it, and what began as an old-fashioned political horse trade — you get my vote, I get something for my constituents — appears likely to evolve into a governor-backed legislative package that next year will seek to transform workforce training in Arkansas.

Changing Face of Manufacturing Leads to Skills Gap, Job Opportunities

by Jan Cottingham 4/7/2014 12:00 am

For those half-empty-glass people, the increasing use of advanced technology — think robotics, lasers and computers — in manufacturing has led to a "skills gap" that makes finding capable employees challenging. For you half-full-glass folks, the increasing use of advanced technology in manufacturing means that job opportunities exist for those with the right abilities.

Nontraditional Benefits, Unusual Perks Growing In Popularity

by Luke Jones 4/7/2014 12:00 am

Increasingly, companies are looking to offer benefits that fall outside the normal range: flexible hours, paid lunches, ice cream on Fridays. These perks might not be mentioned in the company handbook, but they're becoming more important in attracting a new generation of employees and keeping the old ones.

Government, Wal-Mart, Tyson Foods Remain Atop Largest Arkansas Employers List

by Marty Cook 4/7/2014 12:00 am

The names of Arkansas' largest employers remain mostly unchanged from a year ago — and every year. State government is still atop the list with nearly 57,000 employees.

Arkansas Sees 2.2% Rise in State Personal Income

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/7/2014 12:00 am

Average state personal income in the U.S. grew 2.6 percent in 2013, a decline from the 4.2 percent of 2012, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

About That Cooling-Off Period (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/7/2014 12:00 am

Current law requires Arkansas lawmakers to wait just one year before they seek to take advantage of any clout amassed by hiring on to jobs as lobbyists that pay much more money than most of them have ever before seen.

Relative Value (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/7/2014 12:00 am

Things that should be highly valued, in real dollar terms, often are not, and teaching is one of those things.

Arkansas Desegregation Case Inches Closer to Resolution

by Associated Press 4/4/2014 04:35 pm

Arkansas' long-running desegregation lawsuit inched closer to a resolution Friday when a federal judge said he was satisfied with a rural school district's plan to provide college scholarships for more students.

Judge: Magnet School Panel to Dissolve

by Associated Press 4/4/2014 11:49 am

A federal judge says a panel that reviews magnet school programs for three central Arkansas school districts involved in a long-running desegregation battle will cease to exist this summer.

Video: High School Startup Weekend Kicks Off in LR

by Mark Carter 4/4/2014 09:04 am

The first-ever High School Startup Weekend will be held Friday through Sunday from the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock.

US Employers Add 192k Jobs; Rate Stays at 6.7 Percent

by Associated Press 4/4/2014 08:50 am

U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in March and hired more in January and February than previously thought. Friday's government report sent a reassuring signal that the economy withstood a harsh winter that had slowed growth.

Arkansas State Names Shane Hunt Business College Dean

by Lee Hogan 4/3/2014 03:15 pm

Shane Hunt, an associate professor of marketing at Arkansas State University, was named dean of the university's College of Business on Thursday.

The NLRB & Redefining March Madness (Robert Coon On Politics)

by Robert Coon 4/2/2014 02:19 pm

Like millions of Americans, I obsess over March Madness. It's exciting and unpredictable, and truly one of the best things about college sports. But something happened this March that could turn the college sports world upside down - and not in a good way.

Arkansas Tech Introduces Business Index

by Lee Hogan 4/2/2014 12:47 pm

On Wednesday, the Arkansas Tech University's College of Business launched a business index hoped to provide a snapshot of economic activity throughout the state.

Mike Ross Wants To Expand Arkansas Pre-K Program

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/2/2014 11:24 am

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross is proposing to expand Arkansas' prekindergarten program and make it accessible to every 4-year-old in the state, a plan he says will eventually cost an additional $37.4 million a year.