Education Archive

ASU Professor Receives $1.7 Million Research Grant

by Alexis Hosticka 6/24/2015 02:57 pm

Dr. Shiguang Yu, assistant professor of immunology in the Arkansas Biosciences Institute at Arkansas State University, has been awarded a $1.7 million research grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Liz Howell Named to New Vice President Position at Harding University

by Alexis Hosticka 6/24/2015 02:15 pm

Liz Howell, assistant to the president for alumni and parent relations at Harding University, was named to the newly created post of vice president for alumni and parent relations at the school, effective July 1.

New Little Rock Superintendent Baker Kurrus Talks Plans for District

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 6/24/2015 06:57 am

The lawyer hired to lead the school district now controlled by the state says he's cut about $12.5 million from the budget and made other changes since taking over two months ago.

Hutchinson Open to Bidding for New Education Test Provider

by Associated Press 6/23/2015 04:58 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's open to Arkansas considering multiple proposals from standardized testing companies.

Kendra Clay Appointed General Counsel for the Arkansas Department of Education

by Alexis Hosticka 6/23/2015 04:48 pm

Kendra Clay will replace Jeremy Lasiter as the new general counsel for the Arkansas Department of Education beginning July 1.

Iron Yard Coding Classes Set to Begin in Little Rock

by Mark Carter 6/23/2015 10:46 am

The Iron Yard coding school is set to launch in Little Rock from the Museum Center in the River Market District. The school will begin with three-month courses devoted to .NET and front-end engineering.

Arvest Survey: Arkansans Making Major Household Purchases

by Alexis Hosticka 6/23/2015 10:25 am

Arkansas consumers have more student loans but are carefully paying bills and making large purchases, according to the third installment of the spring 2015 Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey. The survey said that 24 percent of Arkansas respondents plan to make a major household purchase in the next six months.

Number of Women-Owned Arkansas Businesses Rises

by Alexis Hosticka 6/23/2015 09:59 am

The number of women-owned businesses in Arkansas has increased by 73 percent since 1997, according to the fifth annual State of Women-Owned Business Report.

Asa Hutchinson Tells Education Department to Drop PARCC

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/23/2015 06:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson tells education officials to drop Arkansas' involvement in a standardized test linked to the controversial Common Core standards.

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame Announces Inaugural Inductees

by Alexis Hosticka 6/22/2015 11:38 am

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Monday announced its inaugural 11 inductees, including four historic figures and one organization.

Bryan Burks Named VP of Advancement at Harding

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 11:11 am

Burks currently is dean of the Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration at Harding. His appointment becomes effective July 15. He will direct Harding's advancement efforts and lead a team of seven fundraising professionals in the office.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2015

by Gwen Moritz 6/22/2015 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 22nd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

New Tenants Making Connection at Bentonville's Rainbow Junction Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

The 30,000-SF mall has one anchor tenant already in ATA Martial Arts, and it has two signed contracts with Mathnasium and LaVida Massage. Mathnasium, a learning center, is expected to open within a couple of months.

UA Plans To Revamp Passenger Plane Donated by Tyson

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

The nine-passenger turboprop plane that Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale donated to the University of Arkansas is getting a makeover.

Taekwondo Association To Reveal Little Rock HQ Plans

by Austin DuVall 6/22/2015 12:00 am

ATA International will break ground Wednesday on its new $13 million, 45,300-SF world headquarters in Little Rock.

The Value of Humility (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Interviewing our 40 Under 40 honorees remains for the Arkansas Business staff an interesting and often uplifting assignment despite years of experience. Reading the stories of so many productive people is a cure for cynicism.

UAPB Professor Named President of World Aquaculture Society

by Alexis Hosticka 6/19/2015 04:18 pm

Dr. Rebecca Lochmann, professor of aquaculture and fisheries at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, was inducted as president of the World Aquaculture Society during the organization's annual business meeting, held in Jeju, South Korea in May.

UCA College of Business Receives $3M for Supply Chain Program

by Alexis Hosticka 6/19/2015 04:02 pm

The university will use the funds to endow a chaired faculty position to support and expand the supply-chain logistics management program beginning in the fall.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Steady at 5.7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/19/2015 09:30 am

The state's unemployment rate was steady at 5.7 percent in May, according to data released Friday by the Arkansas Department for Workforce Services.

Phil Baldwin Tells Independence County to 'Dream Big'

by Alexis Hosticka 6/18/2015 03:12 pm

Through citizen involvement and a potluck of ideas, Independence County is aiming to leverage its strengths to improve its prospects in five key areas, including economic development. In doing so, Citizens Bank CEO Phil Baldwin is urging the county to aim high.

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