Education Archive

Bacigalupi Has New Hope for Star Wars Musuem

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Former Crystal Bridges president Don Bacigalupi looking to San Francisco for Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.

Paula Casey Reflects on Legal Career

by Mark Friedman 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Paula Casey retired on June 30 from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where she was the interim vice provost for research and dean of the graduate school. She had held that position since 2013.

$2 Million For Financial Literacy (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/18/2016 12:00 am

When the Walton Family Foundation announced last week that it was giving $2 million to endow the nonprofit Economics Arkansas Foundation, we were thrilled.

Benny Gooden Named to Exec Position at Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Gooden recently retired as superintendent of the Fort Smith School District, a role he held for 30 years. He has also served in public relations for 50 years as a teacher and building/central office administrator.

The Historic Arlington, Still Vital (Ray Hanley Commentary)

by Ray Hanley 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Once the largest hotel in the state, the Arlington Hotel's role in the development of Hot Springs has earned its position in the history and economy of the city.

UA Journalism Gets $1M

by Marty Cook 7/14/2016 12:52 pm

The University of Arkansas announced Thursday a $1 million donation from alumna Sue Walk Burnett for the Department of Journalism.

ForwARd Arkansas Names 2 to Management Team

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/14/2016 11:47 am

ForwARd Arkansas on Tuesday announced two additions to its management team: Harvell Howard as operations manager and Cory Biggs as associate director.

ASU Appoints Mihir New Assistant Vice Chancellor

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/14/2016 11:14 am

Arkansas State University Provost Lynita Cooksey announced this week the appointment of Mihir as the new assistant vice chancellor for institutional effectiveness at ASU.

Walton Family Foundation Gives $2M to Economics Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/14/2016 09:14 am

The Walton Family Foundation said Thursday that it awarded a $2 million lead donation to endow the Economics Arkansas Foundation, which aims to advance financial and economic literacy in Arkansas education.

Field Agent Unveils Online Back-to-School Resource Center

by Sarah Campbell 7/11/2016 12:57 pm

Field Agent of Fayetteville unveiled its online resource center "The Back-to-School Locker" for brands and retailers this week.

Reports Says Arkansas Lottery Sales Up 11.5 Percent

by Associated Press 7/11/2016 12:55 pm

A new report says the Arkansas lottery enjoyed record-breaking sales over the past year that funded an increase in college scholarships in the state.

UAFS Gets $2M In Grants for Robotics, Computer Science Programs

by Sarah Campbell 7/11/2016 10:42 am

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith has received two workforce development grants totaling nearly $2 million from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.

Using Education to Close the Skills Gap (Brett Powell Commentary)

by Brett Powell 7/11/2016 08:00 am

As a nation and a state, we are at a critical point in education. We have known for some time that we are preparing too few individuals for future jobs. Closing the Gap 2020 is a plan to address that skills gap issue.

College Endowments in Arkansas Increase in Importance

by Jan Cottingham 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Endowments have always been important to private colleges and universities, but public higher education, which has experienced flat state funding or even declines in recent years, is joining private schools in its appreciation for the financial gifts that comprise endowments.

Multifamily Acreage Sells for $3.3 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Richardson Properties LLC, led by Keith Richardson, purchased 69 acres in west Little Rock with apartments in mind.

Big Shoes (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Harry Truman said “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” Example: Joel Anderson, who has just retired from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock after 45 years there, the last 13 of them as chancellor.

Keys to a Fast Professional Start (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Here are three practices that should help graduate business students — and anyone who wants to get off to a fast start in his career — to stand out among the waves of millennial professionals.

Bob Qualls Named Journalism Educator of the Year by APA (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Bob Qualls, adjunct instructor of journalism at Lyon College, recently received the Journalism Educator of the Year Award at the Arkansas Press Association's convention in Bentonville.

Ellis Arnold on Hendrix College's Special Bonds with Alumni

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2016 12:00 am

W. Ellis Arnold III is the senior executive vice president, general counsel and dean of advancement for Hendrix College in Conway. In addition to those roles, Arnold also serves as CEO of The Village at Hendrix LLC, a new urbanist community adjacent to the college.

Ex-Legislator Named Interim Arkansas Higher Education Chief

by Associated Press 7/8/2016 02:04 pm

A former state lawmaker has been picked as the interim director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.