Education Archive

ADWS Awards $4M to Community Colleges

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2015 10:01 am

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services has awarded Arkansas Community Colleges more than $4 million as part of its Arkansas Sector Partnership initiative.

Hendrix College Offers New Scholarships After $26M Donation

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2015 09:46 am

Hendrix College will offer new scholarships to cover the full cost of attendance for Federal Pell Grant-eligible students from the Arkansas Commitment program, Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock Catholic High School for Boys, and Mount St. Mary Academy.

ASU Receives $1M for Sales Leadership Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2015 03:32 pm

The Arkansas State University College of Business received $1 million for its new sales leadership center from the family of Robert M. "Bob" Wood.

UALR Offers Sneak Peek at Virtual Reality

by Mark Carter 10/5/2015 09:16 am

Carolina Cruz-Neira, director of the Emerging Analytics Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, promises a show people will remember when her team hosts an open house on Oct. 16-17 to showcase the latest virtual reality technology.

In Arkansas, Rural Hospitals Fight to Recruit Doctors

by Jan Cottingham 10/5/2015 12:00 am

Rural hospitals are using every tool at their disposal to lure doctors: recruiting firms, competitive pay packages, signing bonuses, stipends. And still they struggle. The reasons behind the dearth of doctors seeking to join rural hospitals are many, longstanding and, sometimes, structural.

Arkansas Children's Hospital Releases Strategic Plan For Growth

by Mark Friedman 10/5/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas Children's Hospital's announcement in August that it was building a hospital in northwest Arkansas was part of its plan to expand its services across the state.

Hospitalist Jobs Growing in Popularity

by Marty Cook 10/5/2015 12:00 am

Hospital physicians are a growing trend in the United States. The Society of Hospital Medicine estimated that there are 44,000 practicing hospitalists in the country, approximately quadruple the number in 2003, and nearly 75 percent of hospitals have some type of hospitalist program.

Getting 'Unstuck' (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 10/5/2015 12:00 am

Anyone who runs a business is familiar with how easy it is to spend every day heads down in the business. But the same efficiency a leader gains with day-to-day operation also leads to tunnel vision. A leader can easily become isolated as well as stale.

UA Selects 3 Finalists for Fayetteville Chancellor Position

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/2/2015 03:53 pm

University of Arkansas System President Don Bobbitt and his chancellor search committee selected three finalists for the University of Arkansas chancellor post and scheduled times for them to visit campus.

Report Shows Northwest Arkansas Competing Well With Bigger Cities

by Marty Cook 10/2/2015 03:04 pm

The fifth annual State of Northwest Arkansas Region Report shows the region competitive in key metrics with other areas, including Austin, Texas, and Madison, Wisconsin.

$280K USDA Grant to Promote High-Paying, In-Demand Agriculture Careers

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/2/2015 02:16 pm

The agriculture departments at Southern Arkansas University and the University of Arkansas are teaming up to take on the problem of declining numbers of agriculture students and more mouths to feed.

Court Strikes Down Possible Payments to College Athletes

by Associated Press 9/30/2015 11:02 am

A federal appeals court agreed Wednesday that the NCAA's use of college athletes' names, images and likenesses in video games and TV broadcasts violated antitrust laws but struck down a plan to allow schools to pay players up to $5,000.

US Education Department Honors 5 Arkansas Schools

by Associated Press 9/30/2015 07:40 am

The U.S. Department of Education is honoring five Arkansas schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for their overall academic excellence.

UAMS Establishes Residency Program in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/29/2015 10:09 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences received accreditation for an internal medicine residency program at its Fayetteville campus from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

East Poinsett County Students to Take International Assessment

by Associated Press 9/28/2015 06:54 am

East Poinsett County 10th-grader Heath Cavitt enjoys competing. Cavitt is among 42 East Poinsett County students who will represent Arkansas in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA).

An 'F' in Retirement: UA's Repeat Chancellor Dan Ferritor Says This Time He Means It

by Marty Cook 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Dan Ferritor, the interim chancellor at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, is not shy about his age or the effects of his years on his energy level.

Public Pension Funds Branch Out Globally

by Jan Cottingham 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Public employee pension funds, including those in Arkansas, increasingly have moved into “alternative investments” as a way to spread risk and boost returns.

Chris Arnold Named New Associate Attorney at Hope Trice O'Dwyer & Wilson (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Chris Arnold has joined the Hope Trice O'Dwyer & Wilson law firm in Little Rock as an associate attorney practicing family, business and commercial, insurance, real estate and construction law. He was previously assistant general manager of Quality Petroleum Inc.

Arkansas, Arkansas State Get Grants to Study Terrorism

by Associated Press 9/25/2015 07:44 am

The University of Arkansas and Arkansas State have each been awarded U.S. Department of Justice grants for studies into homegrown terrorism.

JBU Gets $1.5M 'Challenge Grant' for Construction, Fundraising

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/24/2015 09:56 am

John Brown University has been awarded a $1.5 million challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation of Tulsa to support construction and fundraising projects on campus, the private Siloam Springs school announced Thursday.