Education Archive

Beneficiary Ads Fail To Raise Sales for Arkansas Scholarship Lottery

by Sean Beherec 12/15/2014 12:00 am

A $300,000 investment by the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to promote scholarship beneficiaries, including on-field promotions at college football games this fall, appears to have had little impact on sales.

UA System Announces Faculty to Develop eVersity Curriculum

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/12/2014 02:12 pm

The University of Arkansas System announces a group of faculty members who next week will begin developing curriculum and degree offerings for the eVersity, the system's online unversity.

ASTA Funds UALR Research into Solar Cell Technology

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/12/2014 11:22 am

The Arkansas Science and Technology Authority has awarded a grant of $46,500 to a University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor of physics who hopes to improve on a solar cell material as a stable source of sustainable energy.

Bobby Lester Named Interim Superintendent for Jacksonville District

by Associated Press 12/11/2014 09:00 am

A former superintendent of the Pulaski County Special School District will be the temporary head of a breakaway district.

State Pre-K Program Awarded $60M Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2014 03:46 pm

The state's pre-kindergarten program, Arkansas Better Chance, will receive $60 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Education & Health & Human Services.

UALR Bowen School of Law Ranks Second in Student Yield

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2014 03:33 pm

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law ranks second in the nation in student yield, a term used to describe the percentage of accepted students that choose to enroll in a given school.

NLR Chamber, ABPG Launch Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Lee Hogan 12/10/2014 01:38 pm

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock, launched the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

Arkansas Gets $15M Preschool Grant

by Associated Press 12/10/2014 07:56 am

Federal education officials say Arkansas has been awarded a nearly $15 million grant from the Preschool Development Grants program.

Fort Smith No. 1 in Arkansas Tech Business Index for September, 3Q

by Lee Hogan 12/9/2014 10:27 am

Fort Smith returned to the top of the Arkansas Tech University Business Index in September, and also led the way in the third-quarter rankings.

Bordelon Gift to UA's Walton College Will Support Faculty Innovation

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/9/2014 09:45 am

University of Arkansas alumni Ann and Gene Bordelon have contributed $100,000 to establish the Faculty Innovation Endowed Fund for the benefit of the Sam M. Walton College of Business, the UA announced Tuesday.

UA Receives Grant for Upgrade of Network Connections to ARE-ON, Internet2

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/9/2014 09:24 am

The University of Arkansas will use a National Science Foundation grant to upgrade its campus connection to the Arkansas Research and Education Optical Network.

Hendrix College Program to Meet Financial Need for Some Arkansas Students

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2014 04:10 pm

Hendrix College has announced a new program, Hendrix Arkansas Advantage, that it says will meet 100 percent of the financial need to attend the college, beginning with qualifying Arkansas high school seniors enrolling in fall 2015.

East-Harding's Van Tilbury on Getting Students To Climb the Ladder into Construction

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Van Tilbury is chairman-elect of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce and will focus his 2015 chairmanship on issues including workforce development, education, public safety and economic development.

Big River Pushes Construction Total to $2.2B

by George Waldon 12/8/2014 12:00 am

The valuation of large commercial projects underway in Arkansas approached $2.2 billion, nearly double the tally from a year ago. The big leap was thanks in no small measure to the $700 million construction contract for the Big River Steel Mill manufacturing facility near Osceola.

ASU Board Names President's Home After Supporter

by Associated Press 12/7/2014 02:04 pm

The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees has named the home it provides the ASU System president in Little Rock in honor of a university supporter.

NLR Chamber, ABPG Join In Women's Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2014 11:36 am

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock to launch a new program to honor the significant contributions of Arkansas women in business, politics, philanthropy and other fields.

UA College Names Emily Williams Director of Development

by Associated Press 12/5/2014 11:26 am

The University of Arkansas has named Emily Williams the director of development for the university's College of Education and Health Professions.

Bill Walker Out as Department of Career Education Director

by Lee Hogan 12/5/2014 10:54 am

Bill Walker, director of the Arkansas Department of Career Education, will not continue in the role under Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson.

Report: Bret Bielema In Talks With Nebraska; Here's His UA Contract Details

by Lance Turner 12/3/2014 03:07 pm

There's this report making the rounds that University of Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema is in "serious talks" with the folks at Nebraska to talk to the top coaching job there.

Ebola Survivor Kent Brantly to Speak at Harding University

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/3/2014 02:39 pm

Harding University in Searcy announced Wednesday that Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly will be the fifth speaker in its annual American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.