Education Archive

Finding Patterns in Counties' Statistics (Michael Pakko Commentary)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/31/2015 12:00 am

In preparation for a recent presentation to the Association of Arkansas Development Organizations, I gathered a set of statistics on demographics and economic development for Arkansas' 75 counties. Mapping the results yielded some interesting patterns, although in many cases not terribly surprising.

Jeannette Balleza Collins on the Agility of Arkansas Startups

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/31/2015 12:00 am

Jeannette Balleza Collins is a freelance strategic consultant with Scribe Marketing, which she founded in 2004, as well as the manager of the Tonic NWA Fund, an angel investment fund she co-founded.

A Proud Moment for Our State: The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Erica Swallow 8/28/2015 11:38 am

Erica Swallow writes on the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame and how the inductees affected her life as a child growing up in northeast Arkansas.

Inaugural Inductees Honored at Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Alexis Hosticka 8/28/2015 09:12 am

The new Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame inducted its first members, 11 women and one group, during a ceremony Thursday night at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

UCA Receives $3M from Highway and Transportation Department

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/27/2015 03:50 pm

University of Central Arkansas President Tom Courtway was presented with a $3 million check today.

Arkansas State Board Approves $12.6M Renovation Plan

by Alexis Hosticka 8/27/2015 03:01 pm

The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees approved a $12.6 million plan to renovate its historic Wilson Hall, which it plans to lease to the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame to Honor First Inductees

by Alexis Hosticka 8/27/2015 10:12 am

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame will celebrate its inaugural class of inductees at a ceremony Thursday evening at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Former LR School Board Member Running for US House Seat

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/26/2015 03:33 pm

A former member of the Little Rock School Board is running for a U.S. House seat in central Arkansas, the first Democrat to announce a bid for a congressional seat in the state next year.

Hendrix College Gets Its Biggest Donation, $26M from Mary Ann Dawkins

by Alexis Hosticka 8/26/2015 11:23 am

Hendrix College, the private, liberal arts college in Conway, on Wednesday announced a $26 million donation — the biggest in its history — from the estate of Mary Ann Dawkins of Little Rock, who died in December.

Bradburys Give $500K for Art Museum at Arkansas State

by Mark Carter 8/26/2015 09:09 am

Stephens Inc. COO Curt Bradbury and his wife Chucki have made a $500,000 matching gift to transform an art gallery that bears their name at Arkansas State University.

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Awards Grant to UAPB

by Alexis Hosticka 8/25/2015 01:13 pm

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield on Tuesday announced a grant of $250,000 to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff's Department of Nursing to fund the Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Endowed Nursing Professorship in Rural Health.

Hutchinson Names Law Professor as New Chief Justice

by Mark Carter 8/25/2015 11:33 am

Long-time University of Arkansas law professor Howard Brill will serve out the term of retiring Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Hannah, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday.

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Gives $7.9M to UAMS

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/25/2015 10:04 am

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has given a $7.9 million grant to the Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Razorback Foundation Names Norm DeBriyn Interim Director

by Associated Press 8/24/2015 01:50 pm

Former Arkansas baseball coach Norm DeBriyn has been named interim director of the Razorback Foundation.

By the Numbers: Gambling in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2015 12:00 am

Oaklawn, Southland, lottery and bingo: a look at wagers and payouts from games of chance in Arkansas.

Apartments in Northwest Arkansas Still in High Demand

by Marty Cook 8/24/2015 12:00 am

A recent apartment market study reported that occupancy rates for northwest Arkansas were 98 percent or higher in each of the four major cities.

Delta Life Documented on Wilson Website

by Mark Carter 8/24/2015 12:00 am

As anyone who's visited could attest, the south Mississippi County hamlet of Wilson is not like other Delta towns.

The Grad Student Debt Bomb (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/24/2015 12:00 am

Federal programs that encourage massive borrowing by grad students and then allow much of the debt to be “forgiven,” a deceptively benign term, are behind this disturbing trend. And critics from both the left and the right are critical of the situation.

Ozarka College Taps Two for Leadership Positions (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2015 12:00 am

Keith McClanahan has been hired by Ozarka College in Melbourne (Izard County) as the institution's provost and executive vice president of learning. Ozarka has also promoted Josh Wilson to associate vice president of planning and institutional research.

UALR Names New Director of Procurement Services

by Alexis Hosticka 8/21/2015 11:17 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has named Rebecca Kee the new director of procurement services.