Education Archive

Access School Buys Site for 2nd Campus for $2.6M

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2016 04:38 pm

Access has closed on the $2.6 million purchase of the former First Christian Church at 1500 N. Mississippi in Little Rock, commercial real estate firm Colliers International announced Thursday.

Livestock Water Requirements Increase with Higher Temperatures

by Fred Miller, UA System Division of Agriculture 7/7/2016 01:27 pm

As summer temperatures climb into the 90s, a University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture animal scientist warns livestock producers that their cattle's water requirements increase substantially.

Pulaski Tech Names New CFO

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2016 01:51 pm

Stacey Hogue of Sherwood has been named chief financial officer and vice president for finance at Pulaski Technical College, effective July 1, the college announced Tuesday.

Fayetteville Startup Awarded $225,000 Grant to Test Coating

by Sarah Campbell 7/6/2016 10:56 am

University of Arkansas-affiliated startup SurfTec LLC of Fayetteville receives a $225,000 National Science Foundation grant to commercialize a nano-coating technology for manufacturing.

Michael Poore Seeks Local Control for LRSD

by Sarah Campbell 7/5/2016 04:15 pm

Little Rock School District Superintendent Michael Poore says he was hired to work collaboratively to return the LRSD to local control as quickly as possible, and he urged parents, local businesses and other stakeholders to stay engaged with education.

Little Rock Central Aims for UNESCO World Heritage Status

by Alexis Hosticka 7/5/2016 11:37 am

Little Rock Central High School is under consideration for "world heritage" status by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO.

Billions in Safety Costs Pay Off for Truckers

by Marty Cook 7/4/2016 12:00 am

The American Trucking Associations released a report on a 2015 study that showed that the trucking industry spends $9.5 billion a year on safety initiatives. The investments are proving to be worth it.

Talk Amongst Yourselves (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/4/2016 12:00 am

I love Arkansas Business readers. I'm approaching my 17th anniversary as editor of this publication, and I'm pretty good at intuiting what stories will interest you, but I'm still pleasantly surprised by your responses. You are such a delightfully unpredictable group — and certainly not the bastion of groupthink that the uninitiated might assume.

Health Care in Northwest Arkansas Responds to Growth

by Marty Cook 7/4/2016 12:00 am

Eric Pianalto, president of Mercy Northwest Arkansas, says big investments, such as the one his hospital is making, are critical if health care providers are going to have any hope of keeping up with the demands of the region.

CHI St. VIncent Adds Frances Radkey to Hot Springs Village Facility (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/4/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Frances A. Radkey recently joined the staff of CHI St. Vincent Primary Care-Village in Hot Springs Village. Radkey, a board-certified internal medicine physician, works specifically in preventive health care and in the management of chronic health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid disorders and heart disease.

SPONSORED: Tax Filing Fraud — The Newest Form Of Identity Theft

by 7/4/2016 12:00 am

New regulations are designed to protect taxpayers, but diligence and caution always help.

John Burgess Replaces Mary Good on Tech Park Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2016 03:51 pm

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Chancellor Joel E. Anderson appoints John Burgess to the Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board.

Survey: Arkansas Consumers Planning for Bigger Purchases, Saving More

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2016 09:36 am

Arkansas consumers expect to make large purchases now because they're seeing low unemployment rates, lower interest rates and the possibility of inflation, according to a new survey.

UALR Athletic Director Inks New Contract Through 2020

by Associated Press 6/28/2016 12:16 pm

Arkansas-Little Rock athletic director Chasse Conque has signed a new contract that runs through June 2020.

Walton Family Foundation Gives $250M to Charters in Little Rock, 16 Other Cities

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2016 11:16 am

The Walton Family Foundation on Tuesday announced it will give $250 million to charter schools in 17 cities, including Little Rock, as it aims to meet "growing demand for high-quality public school options."

UAMS Gets $2.7M for Synthetic Marijuana Research

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2016 10:20 am

A team of researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has received a $2.7 million federal grant to conduct the first comprehensive study of the dangers posed by synthetic marijuana products.

Nominate Now for Arkansas Business '20 in Their 20s'

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2016 09:41 am

Arkansas Business is once again taking nominations for its annual "20 in Their 20s" list, which honors young professionals in their 20s.

Fayetteville Company Gets NASA Grant to Commercialize High-Temp Circuits

by Sarah Campbell 6/27/2016 01:19 pm

NASA has awarded a $124,982 grant to Ozark Integrated Circuits Inc., a technology firm affiliated with the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Site of Oops In Farmington Brings $1.12M (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 6/27/2016 12:00 am

A 32,000-SF building that used to be the home of a Marvin's IGA in Farmington has been sold for the second time in 18 months.

On Priorities (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/27/2016 12:00 am

The fact that a majority of the trustees of the University of Arkansas System voted to use the university's credit to do a breathtaking $160 million upgrade of Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville is neither surprising nor disturbing.