Education Archive

Henderson State Receives $771K from AT&T for Prep Academy

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/29/2014 11:46 am

Henderson State University has received $771,000 from AT&T to help expand its Southwest Arkansas College Preparatory Academy.

Private Institutions See Gains in Enrollment

by Lee Hogan 9/29/2014 11:26 am

While the state's public institutions of higher learning experienced a 1.5 percent drop in enrollment, Arkansas' 12 independent, or private, institutions saw a little more than a 2 percent increase in enrollment.

World Trade Center Arkansas Gets $600k Grant to Help Boost State Economy

by Mark Carter 9/29/2014 10:39 am

The World Trade Center Arkansas in Rogers, an affiliate of the University of Arkansas, has received a $600,000 federal grant to expand its outreach services to strengthen the state's economy, the university announced Monday.

Car Rental Zipcar Getting Tryout at University of Arkansas

by Marty Cook 9/29/2014 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas is trying an on-campus rental-car program again. Zipcar launched Sept. 20 on the Fayetteville campus and announced that two cars — a Ford Escape and a Ford Focus — are available for hourly or daily use for Zipcar members.

Commercial Property Filling Up in Northwest Arkansas

by Marty Cook 9/29/2014 12:00 am

Experts think the commercial real estate market in northwest Arkansas is returning to normal; those who make their living in the industry agree. And they like the new normal.

Developments Old, New Suit Fort Smith

by Gwen Moritz 9/29/2014 12:00 am

Fort Smith is not only the site of the future U.S. Marshals Museum, but also nearly 1,000 new jobs (by 2021) and a new $30 million headquarters for ArcBest Corp. on the east side of town at Chaffee Crossing.

No Quick Fix for Arkansas Teachers (Kelly Kissel Analysis)

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 9/28/2014 09:38 pm

Low pay and high insurance premiums are such big problems within the Arkansas public school system that, even given a chance to make a bold promise during a heated political campaign, the state's leading candidates for governor couldn't do so before a teachers' group last week.

Slater, Others Set for Transportation Panel at Philander Smith

by Mark Carter 9/26/2014 10:21 am

Former U.S. transportation chief Rodney Slater will join several of the state's biggest names in the transportation, technology and logistics sectors for a panel discussion hosted by Philander Smith College on Tuesday.

UAMS Gets $3M Grant in Northwest Arkansas

by Associated Press 9/25/2014 01:25 pm

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has received a nearly $3 million federal grant to study health disparities in the Hispanic and Marshallese communities in northwestern Arkansas.

'Jobs Now' Summit Examines Growing Skills Gap

by Mark Carter 9/24/2014 07:30 am

Ways to address a growing manufacturing skills gap was the focus of Tuesday's "Jobs Now: Arkansas Works When We Do" summit hosted by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce.

UALR to Offer Weekend MBA Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2014 11:06 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has a new degree option coming in January to its College of Business: The weekend Master of Business Administration with a healthcare focus.

Mike Beebe Archives Headed to Arkansas State University

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2014 02:55 pm

Once he leaves office in January, eight years worth of papers, video, photographs and other memorabilia from Gov. Mike Beebe will make their way to Arkansas State University.

Arkansas Business Presents 2014's 'The New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Since 2009 Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

Eric Rob & Isaac Tapped To Lead UTeach Arkansas Campaign

by Michelle Corbet 9/22/2014 12:00 am

The $240,000 contract will consume the bulk of the College Access Challenge Grant, which the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Central Arkansas at Conway are using to encourage more college students to pursue degrees that qualify them to teach math and science.

Hope for Tomorrow (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Yes, I know that a college degree still pays for itself over time, but that's cold comfort to a 22-year-old who faces a monstrous debt as soon as he picks up his diploma. Debt always limits options — always — and it isn't uncommon for college debt to limit a person's options for 15 or even 20 years.

Charley Penix on Architecture Shaping the Future of Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Charley Penix became CEO of Cromwell Architects Engineers Inc., the state's largest architecture firm and second-largest engineering firm, in 2009.

UCA Gets $1.2M Grant for High School Science, Math Teachers Training

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2014 12:52 pm

The University of Central Arkansas is the beneficiary of a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant aimed at increasing the number of qualified high school science and mathematics teachers.

UCA Moves Forward with Feasibility Study on Mixed-Use Development

by Lee Hogan 9/19/2014 10:42 am

The University of Central Arkansas moved a step closer to putting a mixed-use building on campus after its board of trustees on approved a feasibility study for issuing bonds for a proposed 67,500-SF center at the corner of Donaghey Avenue and Bruce Street.

Arkansas Tech to Offer MSBA Degree Online

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2014 03:34 pm

Beginning with summer classes in 2015, Arkansas Tech University's Master of Science in Business Administration will be offered fully online after its board of trustees on Thursday approved the method.

Arkansas' Higher Education Enrollment Down 1 Percent

by Lee Hogan 9/18/2014 10:24 am

The number of students enrolled in higher education is down 1 percent from a year ago, according to enrollment numbers on the 11th day of classes.