Education Archive

Chaffee Crossing Continues Growth in Fort Smith

by Marty Cook 9/19/2016 12:00 am

While it seems today that Chaffee Crossing is one of those blessed developments that seems to fall into one handsome deal after another, Ivy Owen, the executive director of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority in Fort Smith, remembers a much leaner time.

Education a Cornerstone of Batesville's Strategic Plan

by Gwen Moritz 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Making sure the children of Independence County have the educational opportunities necessary to escape poverty is a cornerstone of the Impact strategic plan that Baldwin worked on when he was chairman of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Suicide Is Preventable (Steven Blackwood Commentary)

by Steven Blackwood 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Shortly after my wife, Cindi, and I lost our son to undiagnosed depression almost eight years ago, I learned that suicide was the No. 1 cause of death for white male college students in the Southern states.

A Question of UA Priorities (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Somewhere, somehow, higher education in this country veered off track. University advancement departments now seem to exist to raise money to fund more university advancement efforts.

W. James Chon Switches to UAMS To Lead Transplant Program (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Dr. W. James Chon has been appointed to manage the Renal Transplant Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as medical director. Chon will also serve as an associate professor of medicine at the UAMS College of Medicine.

Nick McCarthy Makes Move to Media & More (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Nick McCarthy has been hired as an account services coordinator at Media & More Consulting of Little Rock. McCarthy will be responsible for branding and media strategies.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2016 01:11 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announces appointments to the state Supreme Court, boards and commissions.

WattGlass of Fayetteville Gets $679K SunShot Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2016 02:07 pm

WattGlass of Fayetteville gets a $679,413 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to help commercialize its anti-reflective glass coating technology.

Adult Education Division Marks 50 Years Next Week

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2016 12:31 pm

The Adult Education Division of the Arkansas Department of Career Education will celebrate 50 years of adult education in Arkansas with a series of events during Adult Education Week.

UALR, eStem Break Ground on $11.4M High School

by Sarah Campbell 9/14/2016 11:45 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock and eStem Public Schools breaks ground on eStem's new $11.4 million high school. The new campus is set to open in time for the 2017-18 school year.

University of Arkansas Reports Record Enrollment of 27,194

by Associated Press 9/14/2016 11:25 am

Student enrollment for the fall semester at the University of Arkansas is at a record 27,194. The university said the number includes 4,967 freshman and 4,275 graduate students.

Innovation Hub Announces Kickoff of Inaugural I-Fund Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2016 09:52 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub of North Little Rock says eight teams representing five universities kicked off the inaugural 12-week I-Fund program in Fayetteville over the weekend.

LRSD Superintendent Wants Local Control to Return Next Year

by Sarah Campbell 9/13/2016 04:52 pm

The Little Rock School District is working to regain local control by July, Superintendent Mike Poore tells the Rotary Club of Little Rock.

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Touts $604M in Scholarships

by Sarah Campbell 9/13/2016 04:35 pm

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery will soon celebrate its seventh anniversary and has awarded more than $604 million in scholarships.

Arkansas State University Road Project Delayed

by Associated Press 9/12/2016 09:23 am

Arkansas State University has delayed its plan to construct a side road to provide an alternate way to get across campus because of high bids.

Clinton's and Trump's Plans to Help Education Differ Sharply

by Associated Press 9/12/2016 06:48 am

Hillary Clinton has spent decades talking about the needs of children and touting the benefits of early education. It's a new subject for Donald Trump.

Meet 20 In Their 20s: The New Influentials Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Twenty of Arkansas' young leaders show the energy and ambition and adventurous spirit that is obvious in our state's business legends, even decades after they were in their 20s. We're proud to introduce these New Influentials and to consider all the potential they offer our state in the decades to come.

A-State Chief's Move to Little Rock the Right Decision (Feedback)

by Bryce Goad 9/12/2016 12:00 am

A Jonesboro reader asks if with no Little Rock presence, would the Arkansas State University System still have a powerful presence in central Arkansas, and would it have experienced the student enrollment growth from that area?

TEDx Coming Back to Little Rock (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 9/12/2016 12:00 am

You may not agree with what you hear at a TEDx conference, but you will learn something new. You may not get the full picture — since speakers are given 18 minutes — but you will be escorted into territory occupied by that speaker that is likely to be new, controversial and challenging.

JoAnn Maxey Appointed as New General Counsel for UA System (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Maxey will replace Fred Harrison, who has stepped down from the position that he has held for more than 30 years.