Education Archive

Proposal Would Raise Arkansas' Minimum Wage Rate

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas' minimum wage of $6.25 an hour, which applies to all employers with four or more employees, is one of only four state minimums that remain below the federal wage of $7.25 hourly.

Arkansas Law Grads Still Finding Tight Market

by Mark Friedman 7/21/2014 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Bowen School of Law said it is reducing its enrollment for the fall because of the tight job market for new attorneys.

Lessons Learned (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/21/2014 12:00 am

One of our best additions to the pages of Arkansas Business in our redesign three years ago has turned out to be the weekly Executive Q&A. It's a good way of getting new voices into the paper, voices largely unfiltered by editors because the Q&As are usually done via email and we publish the answers largely as written (though sometimes abbreviated because of space constraints).

Rob Noirot, Chris Green Join DataPath (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2014 12:00 am

Rob Noirot has been hired as business relationship manager at DataPath Inc. of Little Rock, and Chris Green has been hired as national sales executive. Noirot previously worked in business banking and treasury management at U.S. Bank. Green was formerly a regional manager for George R. Douglas & Associates in Memphis.

Arkansas Tech Trustees Agree to $1.15M Land Sale

by Associated Press 7/17/2014 03:12 pm

The Arkansas Tech University board of trustees has agreed to sell a parcel of land near Interstate 40 in Russellville to Narayan Hotels LLC for $1.15 million.

About That Gubernatorial Race (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 7/16/2014 02:16 pm

Mike Ross has staked his gubernatorial hopes on playbook Gov. Mike Beebe devised eight years ago. Will it be enough to lead the Democratic hopeful to victory in November?

Sparks Puts $13.5M Toward Fort Smith Osteopathic Medical School

by Lee Hogan 7/15/2014 03:22 pm

Sparks Health System has released $13.5 million for the proposed osteopathic medical school in Fort Smith.

Georgia Hale Promoted at UA-Fort Smith (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/14/2014 12:00 am

Georgia Hale has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs by the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, where she was most recently associate provost. Hale joined UAFS in 2004 as associate dean of the College of Business, becoming dean of the College of Applied Science & Technology in 2009.

Robin E. Bowen Makes History as New Arkansas Tech President

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/14/2014 12:00 am

Robin E. Bowen is the 12th president of Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, a job she began July 1. She was elected by the Arkansas Tech Board of Trustees in late April, becoming the first female president of a public four-year university in Arkansas.

Lyon College Receives $1M Donation from Wilson Foundation

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2014 10:52 am

Lyon College has received a $1 million gift from the R.E. Lee Wilson Trust Foundation to help fund the construction of its new residence halls. The donation will go toward the construction of two residence halls that will accommodate 100 students each. The project is to be completed in fall 2015.

Dr. Lowry Barnes to Chair UAMS Orthopedic Surgery Department

by Gwen Moritz 7/11/2014 10:48 am

Barnes will continue seeing patients at Arkansas Specialty Orthopaedics and at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, as well as at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

UCA Gauging Retail Interest in Mixed-Use Development

by Lee Hogan 7/10/2014 11:04 am

The University of Central Arkansas is starting to look into the interest levels businesses may have in being a part of the first phase of the university's renovation of Donaghey Avenue.

UAMS Receives $900k Federal Grant to Train Primary Care Physicians

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/8/2014 02:22 pm

The grant will fund a training program for resident physicians at UAMS' regional center in Fort Smith. It will pay for the addition of two new resident physicians and continued funding for four others that have been added over the past two years.

Teens Hope to Attract Professional Hockey to Fort Smith

by Brandon Riddle 7/8/2014 11:47 am

Six high school seniors will present their dream of bringing a professional hockey team, tentatively named the Arkansas Marshals, at noon Wednesday at the Golden Corral restaurant in Fort Smith.

Curt Rom Named Interim Dean of UA Honors College

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/8/2014 10:09 am

The University of Arkansas has named Curt Rom, a university professor of horticulture, as its interim dean of the Honors College. Bob McMath, the college's current dean, is set to retire at the end of the month.

UALR College of Business Endowment Sits at More Than $2M

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2014 01:51 pm

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock College of Business says the balance of its Stephen Harrow Smith Dean of Business endowment now sits at more than $2 million after more than $500,000 was donated as result of the George W. Donaghey Foundation Challenge Match.

Southern Arkansas University's Marine Biology Program Begins This Fall

by Lee Hogan 7/7/2014 10:37 am

Southern Arkansas University will offer the state's first marine biology degree beginning this fall. The university hopes the new program will draw in students from across the state and region.

Little Rock Zone MSAs See Modest Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Employment grew modestly in the first quarter of 2014 in the Little Rock zone, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The Little Rock zone includes all of Arkansas except the northeast.

Frank Lloyd Wright House Already Drawing Museum Visitors

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Interest in the reconstruction of the Bachman Wilson House on the grounds of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville is so great that people have been bringing lawn chairs to watch the work progress.

No Daily Report, E-newsletters on Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2014 10:01 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report or weekly industry e-newsletters on Friday, the Fourth of July. Arkansas Business Publishing Group offices will be closed Friday as well, reopening on Monday. ABPG wishes everyone a happy Fourth.