Education Archive

Mike Ross Wants To Expand Arkansas Pre-K Program

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/2/2014 11:24 am

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross is proposing to expand Arkansas' prekindergarten program and make it accessible to every 4-year-old in the state, a plan he says will eventually cost an additional $37.4 million a year.

Gilbert Baker Resigns From UCA Post

by Lee Hogan 4/2/2014 10:28 am

Former state legislator Gilbert Baker resigned Wednesday, effective immediately, from his position at the University of Central Arkansas. The university released a one-line statement announcing Baker's resignation.

Website Seeks to Bring Together Food Workers, Employers

by Lee Hogan 4/2/2014 09:33 am

Culinary and hospitality workers and employers have a brand new tool to help bring them together. A new website launched this week, ARFoodJobs.com, to help these two groups connect exclusively.

Little Rock Diocese Says Former Bishop Andrew McDonald Has Died

by Associated Press 4/1/2014 12:27 pm

The Diocese of Little Rock says former bishop Andrew McDonald has died. He was 90.

UA Ag System Names Boardroom After Pete Welch

by Associated Press 4/1/2014 07:25 am

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture has named its boardroom in honor of former Arkansas Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Ewell "Pete" Welch.

UA Receives $7.8M for College of Engineering

by Mark Carter 3/31/2014 09:32 am

The University of Arkansas announces an estate gift valued at more than $7.8 million to its College of Engineering from alumnus Robert H. Biggadike.

Arkansas' Unemployment Rate at 7.1 Percent in February

by Lance Turner 3/31/2014 09:11 am

The state Department of Workforce Services says Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point from 7.3 percent in January to 7.1 percent in February.

Jo Luck at Bumpers Distinguished Lecture Series on Thursday

by Lee Hogan 3/31/2014 09:10 am

Jo Luck, the former president and CEO of Heifer International, will be the featured speaker at the Dale and Betty Bumpers Distinguished Lecture Series this week.

Flashbacks of Arkansas Business' First 30 Years (Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/31/2014 12:00 am

To celebrate Arkansas Business' 30th anniversary, the staff decided to pull out and reprint some of the stories that we felt were the most important, the most interesting and the most fun. Arkansas Business is still reporting on the state economic scene with business executives as its readership, sticking to its mission of providing the revealing, memorable and important business news available in Arkansas.

Andrew Kilgore: Portraits in Black and White

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/31/2014 12:00 am

Beginning with the last issue of 1984 and continuing into 1988, Andrew Kilgore photographed business legends and up-and-comers for the cover of Arkansas Business.

An Interview with Alice Walton: Crystal Bridges An Expression of Love

by Jan Cottingham 3/31/2014 12:00 am

Articles about Alice Walton and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art have tended to focus on big numbers: an $800 million endowment, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of artwork, 200,000 SF of museum space, 250,000 visitors expected to visit the Bentonville showplace yearly. What the stories haven't done is explain why Walton, the only daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton, chose art as her way to give not just to northwest Arkansas but to the entire world.

4 Finalists Named for New Arkansas Tech President

by Associated Press 3/27/2014 10:48 am

Four finalists have been named in the search for a new president for Arkansas Tech University.

An Open Letter to Rick Bagley, News Director, KFSM Channel 5, Fayetteville

by Gwen Moritz 3/25/2014 01:24 pm

Arkansas Business Editor Gwen Moritz objects to conflict of interest, unfair comparison in KFSM's story about the choice to lead the University of Arkansas Center for Ethics in Journalism.

Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton Promote Higher Education

by Associated Press 3/24/2014 02:09 pm

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jeb Bush, potential foes in the 2016 presidential contest, said Monday that higher education has the power to transform lives and be a force for democracy around the globe.

Arkansas Tech Board Approves $11.6M CDI Bid for New Facility

by Lee Hogan 3/24/2014 12:16 pm

Arkansas Tech University's Board of Trustees on Thursday awarded an $11.6 million construction contract to CDI Contractors LLC for a four-story, 66,900-SF academic, student support and administrative facility on the Russellville campus.

Qbot Markets At Colleges To Foster Growth

by Luke Jones 3/24/2014 12:00 am

Little Rock's homegrown Qbot app has had its ups and downs, but the customer loyalty program has successfully used colleges as marketing bases to spread its network.

Women Can — And Men Can, Too (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/24/2014 12:00 am

There may be a few jobs out there in which every man — person — for himself is a winning strategy, but a rising tide generally does lift all boats. All of us should ask: Am I protecting myself to my own detriment? Would I be more successful or happier or richer or less stressed if I shared the opportunity?

Kristi Crum of Verizon on Keeping a Line Open for Rural Communities

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/24/2014 12:00 am

Kristi Crum began her career in 2001 as an analyst for Alltel Corp. in Little Rock. She continued working for the company following its acquisition in 2009 by Verizon. She has worked at Verizon's headquarters in New Jersey and was most recently director of retail sales for Verizon's northern California region. Her current position will return her to her home city of Little Rock.

UA Trustees Establish Online University

by Lee Hogan 3/20/2014 03:42 pm

The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees approved Thursday the creation of an online university meant to target adult students.

UA Leads Way with 10 Finalists in 2014 DWR Governor's Cup

by Mark Carter 3/20/2014 02:54 pm

Eighteen teams from six Arkansas colleges and universities, including 10 from the University of Arkansas, have been named finalists in the 2014 Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup collegiate business-plan competition.

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