Education Archive

ASU Board Names President's Home After Supporter

by Associated Press 12/7/2014 02:04 pm

The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees has named the home it provides the ASU System president in Little Rock in honor of a university supporter.

NLR Chamber, ABPG Join In Women's Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2014 11:36 am

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock to launch a new program to honor the significant contributions of Arkansas women in business, politics, philanthropy and other fields.

UA College Names Emily Williams Director of Development

by Associated Press 12/5/2014 11:26 am

The University of Arkansas has named Emily Williams the director of development for the university's College of Education and Health Professions.

Bill Walker Out as Department of Career Education Director

by Lee Hogan 12/5/2014 10:54 am

Bill Walker, director of the Arkansas Department of Career Education, will not continue in the role under Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson.

Report: Bret Bielema In Talks With Nebraska; Here's His UA Contract Details

by Lance Turner 12/3/2014 03:07 pm

There's this report making the rounds that University of Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema is in "serious talks" with the folks at Nebraska to talk to the top coaching job there.

Ebola Survivor Kent Brantly to Speak at Harding University

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/3/2014 02:39 pm

Harding University in Searcy announced Wednesday that Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly will be the fifth speaker in its annual American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

Arkansas Research Alliance Launches ARA Fellows Program

by Mark Carter 12/3/2014 11:05 am

The ARA Fellows program was created to recognize and reward distinguished research talent at the state's five research universities, and is a complement to the ARA Scholars program, which recruits new research talent to the state.

Bergman School Board Rescinds Superintendent DWI Suspension

by Associated Press 12/3/2014 09:53 am

The Bergman School Board has rescinded a suspension for its superintendent, who was cited for driving while intoxicated and driving left of center last month.

More US CEOs Plan to Boost Hiring in Next 6 Months

by Associated Press 12/2/2014 11:33 am

Chief executives at the largest U.S. companies expect sales to keep growing in the next six months and also plan to step up hiring.

Arkansas Community Colleges Host Community College Work$ Week Events

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/1/2014 11:13 am

Arkansas' 22 community colleges, and a number of branch campuses, will hold events this week to highlight the role college plays, whether it be education, technical training or workforce development, in the region.

Barn-Raising Planned at Johnny Cash Home

by Associated Press 12/1/2014 08:25 am

Hoping to collect money for a barn-raising at the site of the boyhood home of country music legend Johnny Cash, the Arkansas State University Alumni Association is planning an online fundraising campaign for Tuesday.

KUAF Sets Sights On New Transmitter

by Sean Beherec 12/1/2014 12:00 am

KUAF-FM, 91.3, the NPR affiliate in Fayetteville, will soon be in the market and fundraising for a new FM transmitter. Station Manager Rick Stockdell said the station's 26-year-old, 25,000-watt transmitter is on its last legs. Bad weather and lightning strikes have knocked the transmitter out of commission in the past, and replacement parts are either costly or have to be custom-made.

Charities Prosper Under New Laws, Economy

by Marty Cook 12/1/2014 12:00 am

An improving economy and a state full of philanthropic hearts have meant another good year for Arkansas charities, despite concerns that tax law changes might have caused complications.

Preventing Fraud Requires a System (Ann Dorsey Commentary)

by Ann Dorsey 12/1/2014 12:00 am

Every business should have a fraud prevention system in place that includes a solidly written fraud policy and provides training to develop a culture of fraud awareness.

The Power of Mentorship (Monique L. Sanders Commentary)

by Monique L. Sanders 12/1/2014 12:00 am

The business world has changed tremendously over the last two decades, but some things remain constant. Successful companies understand the value of key elements, such as strong relationships. Continuous employee development in communication and in internal and external customer service, along with partnership development, supports positive results. A formal mentorship program can offer invaluable development in these and other areas.

Help Fight Financial Illiteracy (Charlott Jones Commentary)

by Charlott A. Jones 12/1/2014 12:00 am

As individuals and as a country, we are in the throes of a huge problem with consequences for our families, our communities and our entire nation. That problem is financial illiteracy.

U.S. Census Says More Than 8 Out of 10 American Households Own Computers

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/1/2014 12:00 am

In 2013, 83.8 percent of U.S. households owned a computer and 74.4 percent reported Internet use, according to a November report from the Census Bureau.

No Daily Report, Morning Report or E-newsletters on Thursday, Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/26/2014 11:03 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report, Morning Report or weekly industry e-newsletters on Thursday and Friday in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Picasolar Gets New Funding, Works to Scale Innovative Solar Cell

by Mark Carter 11/26/2014 09:31 am

Fresh off a new round of federal SunShot Initiative funding and a $1.2 million round of equity capital, Fayetteville's Picasolar will spend the next 10 to 12 months scaling its solar cells to meet the industry standard.

UALR School of Mass Communication Gets $1.4M Bequest from Winn Trust

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/25/2014 10:09 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Mass Communication has received a $1.4 million bequest from the Johnnie A. Winn Revocable Trust.