Education Archive

SAU Begins Construction of Health-Care Training Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/17/2015 10:54 am

Construction on the 1,920 SF Health Science Simulation Center at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia is underway, the school announced Tuesday.

Arkansas State University Honored for Military Education

by Associated Press 2/17/2015 07:19 am

Military Advanced Education has awarded Arkansas State University the designation of a "Top School" in its 2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities.

Jonesboro Transportation Officials to Mull University Loop

by Associated Press 2/16/2015 09:03 am

Jonesboro transportation officials are set to consider the completion of a loop around the Arkansas State University campus.

Professors on PBS TV Programs Boost UA Profile

by Marty Cook 2/16/2015 12:00 am

On Wednesday, the TV series “Nova” will premiere its one-hour documentary special “Petra: Lost City of Stone” on PBS. University of Arkansas geoscience professor Tom Paradise, who has worked on the site in southern Jordan for 25 years, played a large role — on screen and off — in the production.

Making Change: Social Entrepreneurs on a Mission (Whitney Horton Commentary)

by Whitney Horton 2/16/2015 12:00 am

Businesses have had social impact for a long time, creating jobs and tax revenue for their communities. Yet social entrepreneurs are not content with the rising tide lifting all boats; instead, they go into business with a specific cause in mind.

Greater Little Rock Home Builders Pick Nathan Cooper as President (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/16/2015 12:00 am

Nathan Cooper of River Valley Builders has been named 2015 president of the Home Builders Association of Greater Little Rock. Cooper has been a member of the Home Builders Association since 2009 and has served on the board of directors. Justin Keener of Billy Hartness Construction will be vice president, and Tony Dillon of The Dillon Group will be secretary/treasurer.

AB Exec of '09 Joe Stanley On Building One Architecture Firm Out of Two

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/16/2015 12:00 am

A graduate of the Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas, Joe Stanley started his architectural career in 1971 in Memphis. In 1977, he moved back to Arkansas to start Polk Stanley. In 2009, after a merger with The Wilcox Group, Stanley was named CEO.

100 Girls of Code Lands in Arkansas, Aims to Address Gender Gap

by Mark Carter 2/13/2015 01:43 pm

An initiative called 100 Girls of Code that aims to close the gender gap that currently exists in STEM-related fields officially has come to Arkansas.

ASU Athletics Director Agrees to New, 4-Year Contract

by Associated Press 2/13/2015 11:35 am

Arkansas State University Athletics Director Terry Mohajir has been awarded a new, four-year contract through June 30, 2019.

UA to Induct 4 Into Business Hall of Fame Tonight

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2015 11:21 am

The Sam Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas will induct four into its Business Hall of Fame at a ceremony tonight at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

EAST Initiative Unveils New West Little Rock Digs

by Mark Carter 2/12/2015 04:08 pm

EAST Initiative unveiled its new west Little Rock location on Thursday afternoon. The nonprofit partners with schools to provide project-based, service-oriented programs with a focus on high-end technology.

Asa Hutchinson Appoints Niel Crowson of Jonesboro to ASU Board of Trustees

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/12/2015 11:01 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed Niel Crowson of Jonesboro to a five-year term on the ASU Board of Trustees.

Tyson Grant to Support Retention and Graduation of Underrepresented Students at UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/12/2015 09:13 am

Tyson Foods Inc. has awarded a $120,000 grant to the University of Arkansas to retain and ultimately graduate underrepresented juniors and seniors majoring in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, business technology, food science and agricultural fields.

Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin to Lead Common Core Task Force

by Associated Press 2/11/2015 11:16 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin will lead a task force that will study the state's Common Core education standards. Hutchinson said Wednesday that he will name all 16 members of the panel, selecting them from among educators, parents, business leaders and students.

Arkansas Senate Panel Advances Bill to Abolish Lottery Commission

by Lance Turner 2/10/2015 01:14 pm

A proposal to abolish the independent commission running Arkansas' lottery and put the games under a state agency's control is heading to the Senate for a vote.

University of Arkansas Touts $1.2B Economic Impact in 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/10/2015 10:56 am

The University of Arkansas released a report Tuesday that says the university has an economic impact on "state and local economies" of $1.2 billion, up 66 percent from the previous year.

Arkansas Senate OK Bills on Arming Teachers, Staff

by Associated Press 2/10/2015 07:18 am

The Arkansas Senate has approved legislation aimed at clearing the way for districts to use teachers, administrators and other staff as armed guards and eliminating the regulatory panel that had resisted similar efforts in the past.

Arkansas Bill Defends Christmas Greetings in Schools

by Associated Press 2/9/2015 05:10 pm

Classrooms could be filled with Christmas trees, menorahs and other religious holiday imagery under a bill filed by an Arkansas lawmaker who wants to defend teachers and students who wish to celebrate Christmas at school.

University of Arkansas Extends Bret Bielema's Contract Through 2020

by Associated Press 2/9/2015 09:54 am

Arkansas has announced the signing of Bret Bielema to a two-year contract extension and raise, keeping the coach at the school through the 2020 season.

Communication as a Management Skill (Karen Leonard Expert Advice)

by Karen Leonard 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Often a manager uses communication without realizing its effectiveness as a tool to enhance employee performance. In fact, research shows that the amount and duration of employee motivation and commitment are directly tied to how well a manager communicates. But effective communication is a skill a manager must spend time and effort to perfect.