Education Archive

Businesses in Arkansas Confront Shooter Scenario

by Kyle Massey 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Many Arkansas businesses and institutions now have reaction plans for mass shootings, and some training goes beyond the federal government's basic run-and-hide recommendations.

The Courtway Legacy (Editorial)

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

UCA will have a hard time finding a replacement for Tom Courtway, someone of his steadiness, ability to bring people together for the good of the institution and refreshing lack of … baloney.

You Can Go Home Again: More Young Americans Living With Parents

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Living with a parent is the most common living arrangement for 18- to 34-year-olds in the United States, the first time on record that that has been the case, according to the Pew Research Center.

Rich Huddleston: Improving Welfare Will Benefit Arkansas' Future

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Before being named the executive director of Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families in July 2004, Rich Huddleston was the research and fiscal policy director for the nonprofit and was the lead program staff for its State Fiscal Analysis Initiative.

Jana Rucker Named Harding University VP (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Jana Rucker, a Florida marketing executive, will become Harding University's vice president for communication, a newly created position in the president's cabinet.

Board Votes to Increase Arkansas State Tuition 1.9 Percent

by George Jared 6/2/2016 10:16 am

The Arkansas State University System board of trustees voted Wednesday to raise its tuition and fees by 1.9 percent at its flagship Jonesboro campus for the 2016-17 school year.

Arkansas Lottery Sales Pass Record High

by Alexis Hosticka 6/1/2016 11:06 am

With one full month remaining in the fiscal year, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery last week surpassed its previous cash sales record for annual draw game sales.

Hobby Lobby Gives $200K for JBU Nursing Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/31/2016 03:27 pm

John Brown University announced Tuesday a $200,000 donation from Hobby Lobby toward the university's new bachelor of science in nursing program.

UALR Gets $300K for Student Success Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/31/2016 12:07 pm

Money from an anonymous donor will be used to establish a student emergency support fund and to support the funding of a master's level social worker responsible for implementing academic success initiatives.

Held Hostage (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Businesspeople, entrepreneurs and others generally seek to avoid a “poisonous atmosphere.” Fort Smith can't expect to attract the kind of economic development enjoyed just a few miles up the road in northwest Arkansas as long as it's held hostage by people who think the future is in the past.

2 Banks Join Arkansas Business' Largest Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/30/2016 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $34.2 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up more than 4 percent in a year.

Donna Gullette Honored by UAMS Women's Faculty Development Caucus (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Donna Gullette, associate dean for practice and professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Nursing, received the 2016 Outstanding Woman Faculty Award from the UAMS Women's Faculty Development Caucus.

Drawing Out the Power of the Pen (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 5/30/2016 12:00 am

There's a bigger picture when it comes to pictures: New research shows that the mere act of writing things out, and drawing pictures of information you need to remember, will improve your memory. That should help you be more persuasive and effective.

UA System Board Votes to Partner With Pulaski Tech

by Alexis Hosticka 5/26/2016 01:17 pm

The University of Arkansas System board of trustees voted unanimously Thursday morning to enter into a formal partnership between Pulaski Technical College and the University of Arkansas System.

Our House Using New $1M Career Center for Increased Job Training

by Alexis Hosticka 5/26/2016 11:16 am

Our House opened a new, $1 million new Career Center on Wednesday, May 18, quadrupling the capacity of the previous space and allowing for as many as 120 people to participate daily in job training and career education.

Be Pro Be Proud Initiative Receives $80K in Investments

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/24/2016 02:37 pm

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Arkansas announced Tuesday its acceptance of a $50,000 investment from the Gene Haas Foundation and a $30,000 investment from Tyson Foods Inc.

Iron Yard Closing Little Rock Campus

by Sarah Campbell 5/24/2016 10:33 am

Iron Yard coding school is closing its Little Rock campus after one year, finding that the general population isn't aware of opportunities and needs night and weekend classes it doesn't offer.

Arkansas Coding Academy Aims to Provide Affordable Tech Education

by Alexis Hosticka 5/24/2016 09:22 am

A collaborative effort between the University of Central Arkansas, the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and many area business partners, the Arkansas Coding Academy is designed to create a talent pipeline from the classroom to the workforce.

Brett Powell Named VP at Henderson State University

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 03:16 pm

Henderson State University will welcome current director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education Brett Powell as its vice president for finance and administration beginning Aug. 1.

UALR Receives $1.2M for Classroom Interpreter Training

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 11:37 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will use a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, to launch a program to train classroom interpreters to serve the deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind communities, UALR announced Monday.