Education Archive

Groups Strive to Support Latino Entrepreneurs

by Marty Cook 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Jay Amargos of Startup Junkie Consulting said a lack of money is just one of many barriers for the prospective Latino entrepreneur.

UCA Promotes Kale Gober to VP Slot (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Kale Gober has been hired as vice president of institutional advancement at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. He was formerly assistant athletic director for development at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

St. Bernards Adds Justin Yancey to Medical Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Justin Yancey has joined the medical staff of St. Bernards Healthcare as a pediatric hospitalist.

Susan Harriman To Lead ForwARd Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Susan Bonesteel Harriman has been named executive director of ForwARd Arkansas, a partnership of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Walton Family Foundation and Arkansas Board of Education that aims to improve public education in Arkansas.

Board Approves Parole for Former UCA Administrator

by Associated Press 5/6/2016 05:08 pm

The Arkansas Parole Board has approved parole for a former University of Central Arkansas administrator who was convicted on burglary charges for helping a student steal tests.

Blackwell Architects Wins 2016 National Design Award

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/6/2016 11:02 am

Marlon Blackwell Architects of Fayetteville has received a 2016 National Design Award from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

A New Infrastructure of Thinking (U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford Commentary)

by U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford 5/6/2016 10:43 am

The future economy will have different benchmarks critical to sustaining schools, businesses and our towns.

Pulaski Tech Board to Vote on UA System Merger

by Alexis Hosticka 5/6/2016 10:39 am

The Pulaski Technical College board of trustees will vote Wednesday on a proposal to enter into a formal partnership with the University of Arkansas System. "Generally we've had very positive reception," PTC Associate Vice President Tim Jones said. "I think there are a lot of people that are on board."

Harrison High School Students Compete for Makerspace Money

by Associated Press 5/2/2016 07:05 am

Some Harrison High School students are hoping to make a Makerspace a real space in town.

Arkansas Budget Bill Boosts Human Services, School Funding

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/2/2016 07:00 am

Arkansas' public schools, child welfare system and Medicaid program are set to receive funding increases while additional money is being tucked away for unexpected needs under a proposed $5.3 billion state budget unveiled Sunday.

US Employment, Earnings Gains Rose in March

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2016 12:00 am

The U.S. economy continued to rebound in March, as private-sector employment and average hourly earnings rose.

Realtor Chris Polychron Recognized by UA Walton College of Business (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2016 12:00 am

Chris Polychron of Hot Springs, who served as president of the National Association of Realtors in 2015, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from his alma mater, the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Bradley Sheriff Shoots High at UA-Fort Smith (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2016 12:00 am

Bradley Sheriff has been named vice chancellor for finance and administration at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith effective May 9.

ASU Appoints Carl Cates to Lead Newly Structured College

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/29/2016 10:23 am

Arkansas State University appointed Carl Cates of Valdosta State University to be the first dean of a newly structured college that combines colleges of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences and Media & Communication.

Rich Mountain Community College Trustees Vote To Join UA System

by Sarah Campbell 4/28/2016 11:16 am

The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees could give final approval May 25-26 to a merger with Rich Mountain Community College in Mena (Polk County).

JBU Gets $3M From Windgate Foundation for Renovation to Dorms

by Alexis Hosticka 4/28/2016 10:30 am

John Brown University announced Thursday a $3 million lead challenge grant from the Windgate Foundation to fund the $6 million renovation of Mayfield Residence Hall.

Arkansas Tech Names Bernadette Hinkle CFO

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/28/2016 10:16 am

Arkansas Tech University of Russellville has selected Bernadette Hinkle as its next vice president for administration and finance, the university announced Thursday.

UA Narrows Candidates for UALR Chancellor to 3

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/28/2016 09:32 am

University of Arkansas System President Donald R. Bobbitt said Thursday that he and a committee have narrowed their search for a new chancellor in Little Rock to three.

Innovation Hub's Second Maker Faire Is May 7

by Sarah Campbell 4/27/2016 02:34 pm

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is expecting an even larger crowd than last year's 3,000-plus for its second annual North Little Rock Mini Maker Faire.

UA Appoints Michael Miller Dean of Education, Health Professions

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2016 10:56 am

Michael T. Miller has been named dean of the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas for a two-year term, beginning July 1.