Education Archive

Fowlers Donate $2.93M to Chancellor's Residence Expansion

by Lee Hogan 11/13/2014 04:08 pm

The chancellor's home on the University of Arkansas campus is getting an upgrade thanks to a hefty gift from its namesakes. Wallace W. and Jama M. Fowler of Jonesboro pledged $2.93 million to an effort to expand the residence, adding room to host large dinners, receptions and other special events.

Investors at Technology Summit Advise Startups to Sell the Vision

by Mark Carter 11/13/2014 04:05 pm

Investors participating in the Arkansas Technology Summit Thursday at the Argenta Innovation Center in downtown North Little Rock said they'd prefer to see an inspired pitch from a potential investment target than a detailed business plan.

Arkansas Technology Summit to Showcase Research-based Startups

by Mark Carter 11/12/2014 09:51 am

The summit will run all day Thursday from the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub's Argenta Innovation Center in downtown North Little Rock.

UAPB, UA Receive $2.2M in Grants

by Lee Hogan 11/12/2014 09:48 am

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and the flagship institution of the UA System, the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, have received a combined $2.2 million in grant funding this week.

5 Arkansas Schools Win Blue Ribbon Award

by Associated Press 11/12/2014 09:08 am

Five Arkansas schools have been honored by the U.S. Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools.

UAMS Provides Telemedicine

by Associated Press 11/11/2014 08:22 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is providing telemedicine support for high-risk pregnant women at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences' Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Greg Hatcher on Health Care Trends in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2014 12:00 am

Greg Hatcher is the author of three books, including “55 Steps to Outrageous Service.”

Brad Phelps Named Associate General Counsel for Arkansas State University System (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2014 12:00 am

Brad Phelps, formerly chief deputy attorney general for the state of Arkansas, has been named associate general counsel of the Arkansas State University System.

Barbara Goswick, Don Smith Top List of CFO of the Year Honorees

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas accounting professionals took an unaccustomed turn at center stage last Wednesday at the Arkansas Business CFO of the Year Awards luncheon at the Embassy Suites in west Little Rock.

Harding Board of Trustees Picks New Officers

by Associated Press 11/6/2014 08:22 am

Harding University has elected new officers for its board of trustees.

Arkansas Marshallese Population to Be Studied

by Associated Press 11/5/2014 02:12 pm

A panel discussion that explores the health disparities, cultural understanding and social policies of the state's thousands of Marshallese residents has been scheduled for next week.

UA Projects, Fayetteville School Win American Architecture Awards

by Jan Cottingham 11/4/2014 09:36 am

Three projects with ties to the University of Arkansas' Fay Jones School of Architecture have received 2014 American Architecture Awards.

Apartments, Ace Hardware Subjects of Million-Dollar Deals in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2014 12:00 am

Multifamily and retail properties were at the heart of two seven-digit transactions in Conway.

DHS Director John Selig on What Changes He'd Make in Public Policy

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2014 12:00 am

John Selig joined the Department of Human Services in 1988 as a special assistant to the director. He left the agency for two years in 1994 to work at the Department of Health before returning to DHS as the director of Behavioral Health Services. He was named director by Gov. Mike Huckabee in 2005.

Shannon Boshears Accepts Dual Roles at Pulaski Tech College, Foundation

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2014 12:00 am

Shannon Boshears will lead fundraising efforts for the Pulaski Technical College Foundation, the fundraising and private gift-receiving agency for the college.

Shackleford Road Veterinary Clinic a Good Home for New Owner (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2014 12:00 am

Brian Barron, a doctor of veterinary medicine, is the new owner of Shackleford Road Veterinary Clinic at 304 N. Shackleford Road in Little Rock. Barron has practiced at the clinic since May 2008. He earned his DVM at Louisiana State University and practiced in Bastrop, Louisiana, for a year before coming to Little Rock.

The Mindful Leader (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 11/3/2014 12:00 am

Mindfulness as a leadership concept is becoming trendy. I worry when something this foundational becomes au courant, since topics that are trendy often get the inch-deep, mile-wide flavor-of-the-month treatment. The concept of mindfulness is centuries old. It is one of those few meta-skills that impact all other leadership capacities. And for most of us, it is a lifetime's work.

Vitamin Shoppe Attracts $3.7 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/3/2014 12:00 am

Big projects in North Little Rock change hands with an 8,200-SF retail project on McCain Blvd., a big piece of a 276,231-SF Gregory Street warehouse, and the closed Belwood Elementary school.

Bank Branch Count in Arkansas Dwindles After Mergers

by Gwen Moritz 11/3/2014 12:00 am

After reaching a peak of 1,513 in mid-2008, Arkansas' branch network had fallen to 1,388 as of this year's summary of deposits, which was released on Sept. 29. A net reduction of 54 branches happened in the 12 months that ended June 30.

Tech Park Has $522M Impact, UA Study Finds

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2014 10:34 am

The Arkansas Research & Technology Park has had an economic impact of more than a half-billion dollars since it was opened 10 years ago, according to an analysis by the UA's Center for Business and Economic Research.