Education Archive

First, Do No Harm (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/28/2018 12:00 am

More than 200 people lost their livelihoods because UAMS and the board refused to face the fiscal reality of which they'd long been aware until the confrontation could no longer be delayed.

Furgerson Has Good Hair Day at Sports Clips Contest (Conway Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/28/2018 12:00 am

Morgan Furgerson of Conway has landed an honorable mention in the Sport Clips Haircuts “The Look” competition in San Antonio.

Suzanne McCall Moves to Arkansas Tech (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/28/2018 12:00 am

Suzanne McCall has joined Arkansas Tech University in Russellville as a controller, and Mary Gunter has been promoted to chief of staff for the president's office.

Osteopathic School At A-State Receives $828K Grant for Mobile Clinic

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2018 01:15 pm

The New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University has been awarded a $828,748 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to develop a mobile medical clinic.

Lyon College President Keeps An Eye on Mission, Sustainability

by Todd Traub 5/23/2018 01:41 pm

A conversation with Joseph King, who became the 18th president of Lyon College when he was named to the post in late 2016.

Simmons Bank Donates Record $2.5M to UAPB Athletics

by Todd Traub 5/22/2018 04:35 pm

A record $2.5 million gift from Simmons Bank to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff athletic program means short-term cosmetic improvements and, hopefully, a long-term competitive edge, officials and coaches said Tuesday.

Simmons Bank Gives $2.5M to UAPB for Athletics

by Lance Turner 5/22/2018 11:44 am

Simmons First National Corp. CEO George Makris this morning announced a $2.5 million donation to the athletics program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Consulate of Mexico, ATU Team Up to Offer $90K in Scholarships

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2018 10:43 am

The Consulate of Mexico in Little Rock and the Arkansas Tech University Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding on Wednesday that will result in $90,000 in scholarship funding for ATU students of Mexican origin in 2018.

Sustich Returns to Classroom; Risch to Lead Arkansas Biosciences Institute

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2018 10:30 am

Andrew Sustich is returning to the classroom, stepping down from his administrative posts as Arkansas State University's associate vice chancellor for research and technology and as executive director of the Arkansas Biosciences Institute at A-State.

UCA Names Dean of Liberal Arts College

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2018 10:22 am

The University of Central Arkansas has named Tom Williams, Ph.D, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, effective July 2.

75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Combine for $38.9B

by Gwen Moritz 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Revenue at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield topped $2.5 billion last year, a milestone achieved by only one other company in the 30 years that Arkansas Business has been ranking private companies by revenue.

Arkansas Sees 1.1 Percent Increase in GDP

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Real gross domestic product grew in 47 states and the District of Columbia in 2017, averaging 2.1 percent nationally, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

VR Expert Carolina Cruz-Neira Showcases New Product

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Carolina Cruz-Neira with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock was in Chicago a week ago and in Atlanta last month to showcase her team's CAVE-in-a-Box.

UA Little Rock Professor Shows Ways of Fighting Propaganda

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/21/2018 12:00 am

On May 2, UA Little Rock professor Nitin Agarwal attended the kickoff of the U.S. State Department's Tech Demo program to counter foreign propaganda and disinformation.

Henderson State Hires Brad Patterson as VP (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Brad Patterson has been hired as vice president of student affairs and student success for Henderson State University in Arkadelphia.

A-State Marks Construction Start for Red Wolf Convention Center

by Todd Traub 5/18/2018 10:30 am

After close to three years of financial and political challenges — and grappling with the presence of a competing project — the city welcomed the ceremonial start of construction on the Red Wolf Convention Center and Embassy Suites Hotel at Arkansas State University.

As Stodola Steps Aside, It's Time to Rethink Schools, Governance (Blake Rutherford Commentary)

by Blake Rutherford 5/17/2018 11:06 am

The possibility to become a bourgeoning city of the new and progressive American South rests at Little Rock's feet. It is time for our city to reach beyond its farthest branch.

Bradbury Art Museum Gets $1M from Windgate Foundation

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2018 02:10 pm

The Windgate Charitable Foundation of Siloam Springs has awarded a $1 million grant to Bradbury Art Museum at Arkansas State University.

Air Base, Jacksonville High Get $377K Grant For Cyber Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2018 02:29 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Monday a $377,812 Military Affairs Grant Program award to the Little Rock Air Force Base Community Council and Jacksonville High School to develop a first-of-its-kind cyber security training curriculum.

Help Wanted, Desperately, Behind the Wheel

by Kyle Massey 5/14/2018 12:00 am

Butch Rice, the president and CEO of Stallion Transportation Group of Beebe, has been preaching about the driver shortage for years. But it's growing worse, he says.