Education Archive

Meet the Finalists of the 27th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2015 11:37 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. Readers make nominations and an independent panel of judges selects the winners.

UA to Host Alley Scholars Business Plan Challenge

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2015 09:31 am

Undergraduate teams of minority students will compete in the Alley Scholars Shark Tank Business Plan Challenge on Saturday at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Report: Maumelle Police Close Murder-Suicide Case Involving UALR Professor

by Lance Turner 2/25/2015 10:52 am

Maumelle police have closed that murder-suicide case from last weekend involving University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor James Wilbanks.

Arkansas House Passes Lottery Bill, Sends to Hutchinson

by Associated Press 2/25/2015 07:08 am

Arkansas lawmakers have passed and sent to Gov. Asa Hutchinson a bill that would abolish the independent lottery commission and instead place it under Hutchinson's control.

After Meeting with Governor, Dan Douglas Puts Highway Bill On Hold

by Associated Press 2/25/2015 06:56 am

An Arkansas lawmaker says a proposal to shift tax revenue from car-related items to highways is on hold as he tries to find changes that could win the support of Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Schools Close Ahead of More Wintry #ARWX

by Associated Press 2/25/2015 06:53 am

Many Arkansas schools have canceled classes in advance of more wintry weather conditions. The Little Rock, North Little Rock and Pulaski school districts canceled classes.

Hutchinson Signs Measure Expanding Computer Science Classes

by Associated Press 2/24/2015 03:18 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed into law a measure requiring public high schools to offer computer science courses in the coming school year.

UA Engineer Receives $500k for Wireless Sensor Networks Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/24/2015 10:40 am

University of Arkansas engineer Jing Yang has received a $500,000 federal grant to further develop sensing and transmission systems for energy-harvesting, wireless sensor networks, the university said Tuesday.

Arkansas House Supports School District Formation Bill

by Associated Press 2/23/2015 04:06 pm

Arkansas House members have revived and advanced a bill to relax restrictions on the creation of new school districts.

Walmart Foundation's Kathleen McLaughlin to Deliver 'Food for Thought' at UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/23/2015 09:47 am

Kathleen McLaughlin, president of the Walmart Foundation and senior vice president for Walmart Global Sustainability, will provide a "Food for Thought" lecture at the University of Arkansas on March 3, the university announced Monday.

Fed Sues Waldo Doctor for Unpaid $193K Student Loan

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/23/2015 12:00 am

A Columbia County doctor was recently hit with a lawsuit in an attempt to collect on alleged unpaid student loans she took out beginning in the early 1990s.

Arkansas State University System Opposes Highway Funding Bill

by Associated Press 2/20/2015 04:23 pm

The president of the Arkansas State University System says a bill to compensate for dwindling highway maintenance and construction funding would be "catastrophic" for higher education in the state.

Trey Berry Named President of Southern Arkansas University

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2015 04:47 pm

Southern Arkansas University's Board of Trustees said Thursday that it has selected Trey Berry as its 12th university president.

Pope Moseley Named UAMS College of Medicine Dean

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2015 03:12 pm

Dr. Pope L. Moseley has been named dean of the College of Medicine and executive vice chancellor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, effective July 15.

Cursive Writing Bill Awaits Governor's Signature

by Associated Press 2/19/2015 01:27 pm

All that's needed to return cursive writing classes to Arkansas classrooms is a signature by Gov. Asa Hutchinson - and if he signs it, it will probably be in cursive.

Arkansas House Panel Supports Disbanding Lottery Commission

by Associated Press 2/18/2015 01:26 pm

The House Rules Committee on Wednesday supported a bill that would move responsibility for the lottery's operations from the Lottery Commission to a state agency.

SAU Begins Construction of Health-Care Training Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/17/2015 10:54 am

Construction on the 1,920 SF Health Science Simulation Center at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia is underway, the school announced Tuesday.

Arkansas State University Honored for Military Education

by Associated Press 2/17/2015 07:19 am

Military Advanced Education has awarded Arkansas State University the designation of a "Top School" in its 2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities.

Jonesboro Transportation Officials to Mull University Loop

by Associated Press 2/16/2015 09:03 am

Jonesboro transportation officials are set to consider the completion of a loop around the Arkansas State University campus.

Professors on PBS TV Programs Boost UA Profile

by Marty Cook 2/16/2015 12:00 am

On Wednesday, the TV series “Nova” will premiere its one-hour documentary special “Petra: Lost City of Stone” on PBS. University of Arkansas geoscience professor Tom Paradise, who has worked on the site in southern Jordan for 25 years, played a large role — on screen and off — in the production.