Education Archive

ASU-Mountain Home Honors Three (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Jim Seaman, Matt Buel and Sheryl Lynn Bryant were recently honored by Arkansas State University-Mountain Home.

The One-Way Test (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 11/16/2015 12:00 am

At virtually every meeting, Rotarians recite “The Four-Way Test of the Things We Think, Say or Do,” but I keep my mouth shut. I'm fine with the first two — Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? — because those are my personal and professional goals at all times. But the parts about building goodwill and friendship and being beneficial to all concerned — well, the things I'm paid to think, say and do don't always pass those tests.

Arkansas State & Brookland School District Play Host to Campus Construction

by George Waldon 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Two high-profile projects at Arkansas State University were delivered this year, propelled by extremely different timetables.

Commercial Construction Finds Home In Jonesboro

by George Waldon 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Several new projects and redevelopments along Jonesboro's thoroughfares are simmering, contributing to a tally of commercial construction that topped $66 million through the first nine months of 2015.

Hutchinson: Focused on Economic Development Through Education, Trips Abroad

by Alexis Hosticka 11/12/2015 02:11 pm

At the 87th annual Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce meeting, Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks on his computer education program and plans to attract Chinese and Japanese business prospects to Arkansas.

ASU Mid-South Achieves Manufacturing Accreditation

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/11/2015 04:03 pm

Arkansas State University Mid-South's Machining Technology program has earned accreditation from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills, which many manufacturing industries use as a basis for recruiting, hiring, placement and promotion.

Arkansas Research Alliance Gets $764K FDA Contract for Cancer Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/11/2015 01:20 pm

The Arkansas Research Alliance announced Wednesday a $764,000 contract with the Food And Drug Administration to determine if new approaches can be developed to screen for lung cancer with a blood test.

Bailey Foundation Gives $2M to UALR Scholarships

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/11/2015 09:03 am

A $2 million donation from the Bailey Foundation will give more students access to a University of Arkansas at Little Rock education, UALR announced Wednesday.

Frank Lyon Jr. Dies at 74; Funeral Set For Thursday

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 04:11 pm

Frank Lyon Jr., who served as chairman, president or director of many companies including Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Arkansas, died Sunday, Nov. 8 at his Little Rock home.

National Flood Insurance Program Helps Protect Arkansans

by Marty Cook 11/9/2015 12:00 am

Residents of NFIP communities are eligible to buy flood insurance from the federal government at premiums dictated by factors that include what kind of floodplain the structure is located on and how elevated the structure is.

Your Tax Dollars At Work (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 11/9/2015 12:00 am

When I saw that Milligan had taken it upon himself to buy an online financial education program for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students, I immediately dismissed it as a political publicity stunt — the kind of thing he should have raised private money to do. After talking with him and his assistant chief of staff, Grant Wallace, for an hour, I still think so.

Adult Learners: A Call to Action (Judy McReynolds Commentary)

by Judy McReynolds 11/9/2015 12:00 am

With 18- to 21-year-old students accounting for only one-third of the national college population, ArcBest's challenge, and that of others in the Arkansas business community, is clear, says ArcBest CEO Judy McReynolds.

Patrick Hundley To Fill VP Role at Arkansas Tech on Interim Basis (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 12:00 am

Patrick D. Hundley will serve as interim vice president for development at Arkansas Tech University at Russellville, succeeding Jayne Jones, who has accepted a new role as coordinator of special projects for the institution.

CFO at Arkansas Tech Announces Retirement

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/6/2015 03:02 pm

David Moseley, senior vice president for administration and finance at Arkansas Tech University, has announced he will retire as of June 30, 2016.

Walton Family Foundation Gives $50M to Teach for America

by Associated Press 11/5/2015 02:15 pm

The Walton Family Foundation says it will donate $50 million over three years to Teach for America to support 4,000 new teachers nationwide.

UALR to Lead Big Data Effort in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/4/2015 11:17 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will serve as the Arkansas hub for a big data collaboration involving 16 Southern states and the District of Columbia.

Venture Center, UALR Partner on '2 Days to Startup'

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/4/2015 11:15 am

The program brings business professionals, entrepreneurs and students together for a problem-solving competition in which participants create products and services.

Poll: Arkansas Politics Steady, Support of Medical Marijuana Up

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/4/2015 11:04 am

The political views of Arkansans haven't changed, but their view of medical marijuana has, according to the 17th annual Arkansas Poll from the University of Arkansas released Wednesday.

Baker Kurrus: Little Rock Schools on Detroit Path

by Mark Carter 11/3/2015 03:55 pm

Little Rock is on path to a similar fate as Detroit's low-performing public schools, Little Rock School District Superintendent Baker Kurrus warned Tuesday. But he saved some optimism for the future and challenged the community to take ownership of its schools during a speech at the Little Rock Rotary Club's weekly luncheon at the Clinton Presidential Center.

Hendrix Receives $1M for New Welcome Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2015 03:16 pm

Hendrix College received a $1 million challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa and will use the money for the construction of the Mary Ann and David Dawkins Welcome Center at the northeast entrance to campus.