Education Archive

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to 3.8 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/17/2016 09:28 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate shows the state at 3.8 percent for May 2016, a decrease of 1.6 percent since May 2015.

Jonesboro Could Increase Pay for City Employees With Degrees

by Associated Press 6/17/2016 06:18 am

The Jonesboro City Council is considering giving pay raises to city employees who've received degrees in education.

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame Announces Second Class

by Alexis Hosticka 6/16/2016 09:45 am

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Thursday announced nine inductees to its second class, which includes two posthumous honorees and one organization.

Arkansas Spending $400K for Computer Science Program

by Associated Press 6/15/2016 03:16 pm

Arkansas is spending $400,000 to offer an online program to middle school students around the state aimed at raising interest in computer science and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers.

Innovation Hub Joins Winrock International

by Alexis Hosticka 6/15/2016 11:31 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is becoming part of Winrock International of Little Rock, which is undertaking a "strategic reorganization of its U.S. and Arkansas programs."

Update: John Tyson, 4 Others Urge UA Board to Slow Down Stadium Expansion

by Lance Turner 6/15/2016 09:30 am

Tyson Foods Inc. Chairman John Tyson is among five former University of Arkansas System board members questioning a $160 million proposal to expand Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Walton Foundation Hires Kyle Peterson As Director

by Associated Press 6/15/2016 06:46 am

The Walton Family Foundation has hired a new executive director to lead the philanthropic organization. Kyle Peterson will start this fall.

President of Southern LP Gas Establishes UALR Scholarship

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/14/2016 10:22 am

Southern LP Gas President Julie Brown, a 1993 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has established an endowed scholarship at the university.

Looking for Alternatives to Remedial Courses (Brett Powell Commentary)

by Brett Powell 6/13/2016 02:56 pm

For many Arkansas post-secondary students, enrollment in remedial courses is a significant stumbling block to certificate or degree attainment.

UAFS, ACHE to Collaborate on Research

by Sarah Campbell 6/13/2016 10:56 am

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education, also in Fort Smith, have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaboratively pursue research efforts.

Arkansas Lawyers Nationally Ranked No. 45 in Wages

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on March 30 that the annual mean wage for lawyers in Arkansas in May 2015, the latest figures available, was $100,320.

5 Tips to Designing an Engaging Visual Aid (Sarah Clements Expert Advice)

by Sarah Clements 6/13/2016 12:00 am

There are many tools for creating visual aids, but the key word when developing them is the word “visual.” Visual aids are for the audience to follow along and stay connected with your presentation.

Anna Kimmell To Lead Education Department at The Rep (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Anna Kimmell was recently named the new director of education at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock.

UA Law School Dean Stacy Leeds on What's Leading Law Students Into Business & Industy Roles

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Stacy Leeds has been dean and professor at the UA School of Law since 2011.

Summit Addresses How to Treat Poverty in Jonesboro

by George Jared 6/10/2016 01:06 pm

Marcella Wilson came to Jonesboro to raise awareness of how poverty can impact the vitality of a community. Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin and chief of police Rick Elliott were among those who attended the summit, a public forum called “Eliminate the Condition of Poverty.”

Nominate Now for Arkansas Business '20 in Their 20s'

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/10/2016 08:44 am

Arkansas Business is once again taking nominations for its annual "20 in Their 20s" list, which honors young professions in their 20s.

Johnny Cash Boyhood Home, Other Heritage Sites Expected to Generate $10M Each Year

by Sarah Campbell 6/9/2016 10:01 am

Arkansas State University Heritage Sites Director Ruth Hawkins told the Rotary Club of Little Rock Tuesday that her office had recently opened a visitor center in Dyess, is moving the annual festival there and that the historical sites she oversees are projected to have $10 million impact on northeast Arkansas.

UALR Professor Demos Robotic Cane in Washington

by Sarah Campbell 6/7/2016 02:09 pm

University of Arkansas at Little Rock researcher Cang Ye and his students demonstrated their Co-robotic Cane during the Congressional Robotics Caucus at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

UAMS Names 14 New Board Members for Fayetteville Campus

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 03:11 pm

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences announced Monday the appointment of 14 new members to the advisory board for its Northwest Campus in Fayetteville.

ATA Road Team Promotes Arkansas Truck Drivers

by Marty Cook 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Shannon Newton introduced the 12 members of the Arkansas Road Team at the Arkansas Trucking Association's annual conference in Little Rock last month.