Education Archive

Comparing Metro Area Living Standards (James Bullard Commentary)

by James Bullard 4/16/2018 12:00 am

The results of this analysis show the importance of adjusting for price differences across regions when comparing living standards.

Listen Up, PR People (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/16/2018 12:00 am

If you have a story to pitch me, bring it on. But I never forget that I'm working for my readers, not your client.

Patricia Poulter Named Provost at UCA (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/16/2018 12:00 am

Patricia Poulter has been hired as provost and executive vice president of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.

Study: South's Native Talent Suffers Without Better Schools

by Associated Press 4/11/2018 06:46 am

The South's increasingly diverse homegrown talent won't share in the region's economic growth unless state leaders commit to spending more on public schools and higher education, according to a study released Tuesday.

SPONSORED: Wood Sales Leadership Center Teaches Art, Science Of Selling

by 4/10/2018 11:21 am

Rare program poised to turn out its first class of future salespeople at Arkansas State University.

Lyon College to Inaugurate New President on April 20

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 09:35 am

Lyon College will inaugurate W. Joseph King, Ph.D., as its 18th president at 2 p.m. April 20 in Couch Garden on campus.

Stephens, Economics Arkansas Launch Free Enterprise Education Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 09:14 am

Stephens Inc. of Little Rock and Economics Arkansas, an educational nonprofit, have created an umbrella PreK-12 program focused on free enterprise education for schools and students across the state.

Arkansas Sees Increase in Personal Income

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Personal income in Arkansas rose 3.2 percent in 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported late last month. That increase beat the average for all the states of 3.1 percent.

Employers, Employees Turning to Gig Work

by Marty Cook 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Shawn Camp is a happy participant in the gig economy, so named for the members of the workforce who take contract jobs — gigs — rather than long-term permanent employment with a single employer.

Innovation Hub's Christopher Jones Finds Economic Dedication Across Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub has a new executive director and lead maker, and he's ready to listen.

Pediatrics Plus Attracts $9.5 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/9/2018 12:00 am

EMR Land Co. LLC of Reno, Nevada, and the JWDM Trust of Los Angeles bought the 32,788-SF developmental preschool at 1540 Country Club Road in Sherwood from Pediatrics Plus Real Estate Sherwood LLC, led by Todd Denton.

Arkansas Tech Promotes 11 to Professor Positions (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Rebecca Callaway, Shelly Daily and Terri McKown are among 11 people promoted to professor recently at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville.

Westfall Named Interim Dean at UAMS College of Medicine (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Christopher Westfall has been appointed interim dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

Charles Lyford Joins State Career Education Department (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Charles Lyford of Little Rock has been hired as a managing attorney for the Arkansas Department of Career Education.

UA Receives $10M Grant to Clean Up Reactor Site

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/5/2018 02:30 pm

The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville has received a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to complete cleanup of the Southwest Experimental Fast Oxide Reactor – known as SEFOR – near the Strickler community in southern Washington County.

UA Professor Gets $500K to Study Sustainable Rice Production

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/5/2018 01:48 pm

Benjamin Runkle, a professor at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, has received a $500,199 Faculty Early Career Development grant from the National Science Foundation to expand his research on sustainable rice production.

Oren Paris III of Ecclesia College Pleads Guilty to Fraud

by Gwen Moritz and Lance Turner 4/4/2018 02:43 pm

Oren Paris III, the president of Ecclesia College in Springdale, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of fraud in a corruption scandal involving kickbacks on state grants.

Little Rock Sets Energy Standards for New Home Construction

by Kyle Massey 4/4/2018 02:02 pm

The Little Rock City Board of Directors took a substantial step toward improving efficiency in new homes Tuesday night, approving building codes for testing heating and air duct installation.

Arkansas State Gets $10M, Will Name Business College for Neil Griffin

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/3/2018 11:55 am

Arkansas State University's board of trustees voted Tuesday to name its business college after 1948 graduate F. O'Neil "Neil" Griffin.

Arkansas Club Builds Relationships with Deaf Community

by Associated Press 4/2/2018 06:49 am

Baylee Lewis was one of the first students to join the Sign Language Club at Jonesboro High School, in order to better communicate with those in the deaf community, both at school and beyond.