Education Archive

Arkansas Panel Closer to Public Building 'Bathroom Bill'

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 3/16/2017 06:52 am

An Arkansas Senate committee moved closer Wednesday to approving a bill to require that people in public schools and government buildings use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their birth gender.

Concealed Weapons Bill Awaits Asa Hutchinson's Signature

by Associated Press 3/16/2017 06:49 am

Permit holders who receive active shooting training would be able to carry concealed weapons almost anywhere in Arkansas, even the state Capitol, under a measure lawmakers sent Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday.

Fitz Hill Fights for Young People, Community in New Role

by Todd Traub 3/15/2017 09:15 am

Former Arkansas Baptist president Fitz Hill continues to help young African-Americans as the leader of the college's foundation.

Arkansas House Panel Advances Campus Gun Bill

by Associated Press 3/14/2017 01:00 pm

A bill that would allow people with a concealed carry license to carry their firearms at Arkansas colleges, some bars and many state buildings if they undergo additional training has advanced out of a House committee.

UA Names Interim Director of Economic Research Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 01:26 pm

The University of Arkansas on Monday named Mervin Jebaraj interim director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at its Sam M. Walton College of Business, effective April 17.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to a Record 3.8 Percent

by Sarah Campbell 3/13/2017 09:58 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate continued to fall in January to the lowest on record, 3.8 percent. The rate was 3.9 percent in December and 4.2 percent in January 2016.

Disputed Contracts Place Procurement in Spotlight

by Kyle Massey 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Disputes over recent state contracts have put Republican lawmakers at odds with the Republican governor, angered potential vendors and muddied understanding on what businesses can expect from the process of awarding state work.

Managing Small-Business Cash Flow (Marcus Guinn Expert Advice)

by Marcus Guinn 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Cash flow is the largest determining factor of a small business' success or failure. Before a company opens for business, there should be a plan in place for managing cash flow.

UAM, UAMS Announce New Pre-Pharmacy Transfer Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2017 12:30 pm

The University of Arkansas at Monticello announces the Rural Health Early Admissions Program, which will offer pre-pharmacy students the opportunity to transfer early to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' College of Pharmacy.

The Conductor, Junior Achievement to Provide K-12 Programming

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2017 09:13 am

The Conductor, a public-private partnership of the University of Central Arkansas and Startup Junkie Consulting, announces a new partnership with the nonprofit Junior Achievement of Arkansas to create programming for K-12 students.

Barbara Ross-Lee: Arkansas Can Support 3 Medical Schools

by Sarah Campbell 3/7/2017 03:50 pm

Arkansas "absolutely, positively" needs doctors and can sustain three medical schools, Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee tells the Little Rock Rotary Club.

Time to Unplug? (Sonya Premeaux Commentary)

by Sonya Premeaux 3/6/2017 12:00 am

Cramming more work in a day through electronic devices may backfire.

Johnny Cash's Footsteps Lead Tourists Back in Time to Dyess

by Kyle Massey 3/6/2017 12:00 am

The legacy of American musician Johnny Cash attracts history buffs and music fans from dozens of countries and every state to his boyhood home in the Historic Dyess Colony, the largest agricultural resettlement of the Depression-era New Deal.

Small Business Center Touts Record-Breaking Numbers

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/3/2017 02:04 pm

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock announced last week that it has helped its clients obtain nearly $70 million in capital funding and open 141 businesses in 2016.

Uncle T's, Opening in Conway, Eyes More Expansion

by Sarah Campbell 3/2/2017 11:49 am

Little Rock landmark Uncle T's Deli Market will celebrate the grand opening of its second location Saturday in Conway, and the family behind the business aims to open five more in the next three years.

Arkansas Lawmakers Eye More Changes to Campus Guns Bill

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/28/2017 07:01 am

Arkansas lawmakers said Monday they're negotiating more changes to a bill allowing concealed handguns on college campuses after it faced resistance from the National Rifle Association over its age and training restrictions.

Architect Compensation in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 12:00 am

The mean annual wage for architects in Arkansas in 2015 was $68,540 compared with $82,850 nationally, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

CJRW Lottery Strategy: Playing To Win Over Millennials

by Kyle Massey 2/27/2017 12:00 am

The day after CJRW signed a hotly contested $34.5 million advertising contract on Feb. 16, a team led by Gary Heathcott at CJRW was busy putting a new face to the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.

MAHG Architect Travis Bartlett at Home with Sustainable Design

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 12:00 am

Since joining MAHG Architecture in 1996, Travis R. Bartlett has been responsible for the design of civic, health care, commercial, residential and higher education projects.

UA Little Rock Advances Three to Interim TItles (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 12:00 am

Allen Stanley, University of Arkansas at Little Rock contract review manager, has been named interim associate vice chancellor for finance. Daryl Rice will serve as interim associate vice chancellor of academic affairs.

Search