Education Archive

Student from Arkansas selected as Rhodes Scholar for 2017

by Associated Press 11/21/2016 07:07 am

A college student from Arkansas is among 32 Americans selected as Rhodes Scholars and will pursue post-graduate studies at Oxford University in England.

Yellville-Summit School District Seeks $110K Federal Grant

by Billy Jean Louis, The Baxter Bulletin 11/21/2016 06:57 am

A grant application from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) worth $110,714 has been approved during a Yellville-Summit School District Board meeting.

Heathcott Hopes CJRW Selected as Lottery's First Pick

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:00 am

The battle for an Arkansas Scholarship Lottery marketing contract worth more than $5 million a year is down to three Little Rock advertising finalists.

Confidence Continues Slump in US Institutions

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:00 am

Americans' confidence in the country's major institutions remains low, lagging behind historical averages, according to the pollster Gallup.

UALR Adds Two Engineering Degree Programs

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2016 02:09 pm

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Department of Systems Engineering will offer two new degree programs in the spring semester.

ASU President Elected to National Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2016 02:05 pm

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities has elected Chuck Welch, president of the Arkansas State University System in Little Rock, to its board of directors for 2017.

UALR Team Presents Research at NATO Conference

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2016 01:54 pm

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor and two doctoral students presented their research on cyber defense at the international NATO Technology for Information, Decision and Execution (TIDE) Sprint Conference on Oct. 26 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Update: 'Conductor' Innovation, Entrepreneurial Initiative Launches at UCA

by Sarah Campbell 11/17/2016 11:00 am

The University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville and the Central Arkansas Venture Team launches a public-private initiative called "Conductor" to drive entrepreneurship and innovation.

HIPPY USA Names Staci Croom-Raley Executive Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2016 09:51 am

The board of trustees of Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters has named Staci Croom-Raley as its new executive director.

Colony West Center Sells for $7.1 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Colony West Group LLC, led by T.J. Leflar, Marshall Saviers and Brian Shaw, and C-Lef Partners LLC, led by Leflar, bought the Colony West Shopping Center at 10300 N. Rodney Parham Road.

The Everyday Proof of Social Proof (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 11/14/2016 12:00 am

One of the most powerful forces of persuasion is “social proof,” the tendency of people to look to the behavior of similar others when they aren't sure what is correct in a given situation. You can find evidence of social proof nearly everywhere.

Pebbles Fagan Steps In as New Tobacco Center Director at UAMS (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Pebbles Fagan has been named the director of the Center for the Study of Tobacco at the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Boy Scouts Elect David Briscoe President of Quapaw Area Council (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Briscoe has served on the board of the Quapaw Council for the past 22 years.

UALR Recognizes Appointments, Promotions (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2016 12:00 am

UALR Assistant Professor Glenn Anderson has been appointed to the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education, the national accrediting board for interpreter education programs.

ASU's Holly Hall To Head Kappa Tau Alpha (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Holly Hallis the incoming vice president and president-elect of Kappa Tau Alpha, a national college honor society that recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship in journalism and mass communication.

UCA Announces $1M Endowment for Study Abroad Programs

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/11/2016 02:48 pm

The University of Central Arkansas in Conway announced on Friday that Bunny and Carol Adcock have established a $1 million endowment for study abroad opportunities.

UALR, Jacksonville High Announce Promise Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/11/2016 10:49 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Jacksonville High School announced this week their new "Jacksonville Promise" program for JHS juniors and seniors, in the graduating classes of 2017-20.

Medical Marijuana: A Fact of Life for Arkansas Employers (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 11/10/2016 09:57 am

Arkansas is the latest of many states to allow medical marijuana. What does the new law do, and how will it play out in the Arkansas workplace?

Robert L. Johnson to Speak at Little Rock Chamber's 151st Meeting

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/8/2016 11:36 am

Robert L. Johnson, founder of The RLJ Companies and Black Entertainment Television (BET), will be the featured speaker at the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce's 151st annual meeting on Nov. 18.

UA Names New Academic Affairs VP, Provost

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/8/2016 09:13 am

The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville says James “Jim” Coleman, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northern Arizona University, has been appointed as executive vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost at UA.