Education Archive

UALR Names Christian O'Neal New Vice Chancellor

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/28/2016 08:53 am

University of Arkansas at Little Rock officials announced Wednesday that Christian O'Neal will take over as vice chancellor for advancement.

Blytheville School Board Approves Bus Advertisements

by Associated Press 1/28/2016 07:13 am

The Blytheville School board has approved an ordinance to put advertisements on the district's school buses.

UA Board Votes to Continue Plans for $160M Razorback Stadium Expansion

by Alexis Hosticka 1/27/2016 05:13 pm

The University of Arkansas board of trustees on Wednesday voted to move forward with the estimated $160 million expansion and renovation of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

$6M Initiative Bringing 215 Teachers to Arkansas

by Associated Press 1/27/2016 02:56 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says $6 million is state and private funds are being used to bring more than 215 teachers to the state over the next three years.

UA Graduate's Design for WWI Memorial Wins Competition

by Alexis Hosticka 1/26/2016 03:08 pm

University of Arkansas at Fayettevile graduate Joseph Weishaar's design was selected as the winning entry for a World War I memorial to be built in Washington, D.C.

Governor Names Jim von Gremp to Higher Education Coordinating Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2016 11:36 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday named Jim von Gremp of Rogers to the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board, effective March 1.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.8 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2016 10:26 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point, from 5 percent in November to 4.8 percent in December.

Razorbacks Seek Approval for $160M North End Zone Redesign, Expansion

by Mark Carter 1/26/2016 09:48 am

The University of Arkansas athletic department will seek approval from the university's board of trustees to redesign an end zone of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Jonesboro High School Students Work as Nursing Aides

by Associated Press 1/25/2016 07:25 am

Jonesboro High School students are taking advantage of a medical procedures/certified nursing assistant course at Northeast Arkansas Career and Technical Center.

Not Enough College Students (Brett Powell Commentary)

by Brett Powell 1/25/2016 07:00 am

Job creation is a key to future economic development and those new jobs will only occur if there is an educated and qualified workforce waiting for them.

Ashok Subramanian Named New Dean of UAFS College of Business (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Ashok Subramanian, who is currently the dean and a professor of business at Buena Vista University in Iowa, has been hired as dean of the College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.

A Master Class in Feedback (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Every year, aspiring singers participate in auditions for the New York Metropolitan Opera. Judges provide feedback to each of the singers. Most of the conversations were great examples of powerful feedback, delivered with skill and impact.

Uncertainty Surrounds Governor's Highway Plan (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/24/2016 01:15 pm

With a plan to tap into the state's surplus and divert some general revenue, Gov. Asa Hutchinson is offering short-term relief to Arkansas' long-struggling highway funding system. At the same time, his approach may inject more uncertainty into the state's budget in the coming years.

Arkansas Court Asked to Revive Case Over Magazine Loan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/21/2016 11:24 am

A Hot Springs man is asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to revive his lawsuit challenging a university's loan to the Oxford American magazine, arguing the textbook revenues and other cash used to pay for the loan are public funds.

Harding Adds New Music Degrees

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/19/2016 04:06 pm

Harding University will begin offering a bachelor of music in piano performance and a bachelor of music in vocal performance beginning fall 2016.

Central Arkansas Economy Shows Growth in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

The economic recovery in central Arkansas accelerated in 2015, with job growth surpassing the national average since March, said Metroplan, the federally designated planning agency for Pulaski, Faulkner, Saline and Lonoke counties.

Crews' Derek Whitehead Moves to Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Derek Whitehead has been named account executive in the Conway office of Crews & Associates of Little Rock.

Auditor, Former Commissioner Bash Arkansas Lottery's 10-Year Contract Extension

by Mark Friedman 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Former Arkansas Scholarship Lottery officials are critical of a recent decision to add 10 years to the contract of a vendor whose original contract was altered after lottery commission approval.

University of Arkansas Joins Truck Driving Quest

by Marty Cook 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Members of a partnership that includes Mid-America Truck Driving School of Malvern, the Northwest Technical Institute of Springdale and the UA Global Campus in Rogers hope to raise the exposure and enrollment numbers of the program.

Sheena Howell Steps Up to Development Director at UALR College of Business (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Sheena Howell, who has worked as director of development for Trojan Athletics at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for the past year, has been named director of development and external relations for UALR's College of Business.