Education Archive

Robin Bowen Takes Over as President at Arkansas Tech

by Associated Press 7/2/2014 09:31 am

Robin Bowen took office Tuesday, becoming the 12th president of the university in Russellville. She succeeds Robert Brown, who retired Monday after serving 21 years.

Senate Approves Teacher Insurance Plan

by Associated Press 7/1/2014 02:39 pm

The Arkansas Senate has approved legislation that would prevent large premium increases for the state's public school employees.

Survey: Midwest Economy Growing

by Associated Press 7/1/2014 09:23 am

The economy in nine Midwestern and Plains states including Arkansas should continue growing steadily in the months ahead, according to a monthly survey of business leaders released Tuesday.

UA Spends Millions On Adjacent Properties (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 6/30/2014 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas had a busy few weeks buying up properties on the borders of its campus.

Revised Figures Show Improved Rate for Arkansas Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/30/2014 12:00 am

A government report earlier this month on gross domestic product included revised figures that affected data on Arkansas' growth rate back to 1997, according to Michael Pakko, the state economic forecaster.

Fort Smith Osteopathic School Picks Architect

by Mark Friedman 6/30/2014 12:00 am

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education of Fort Smith recently named Risley & Associates of Fort Smith as the lead architect to build the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, a job estimated at $75 million.

Special Session Highlights Arkansas' Old Capitol

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/26/2014 03:05 pm

The last time Arkansas lawmakers took up significant legislation in the Old State House building, wireless meant the telegraph and the only tweets were what you heard outside.

Burgundy Book: Slight Economic Improvement in Arkansas

by Mark Carter 6/24/2014 09:07 am

According to a May survey of business leaders in the state, the near-term outlook for the Little Rock zone improved slightly.

Noble Institute Brings Youth Entrepreneurship Program to Fort Smith

by Mark Carter 6/23/2014 03:20 pm

The second-annual Noble Institute from Noble Impact kicked off this week in Fort Smith, and event leaders hope to spur the kind of interest in youth entrepreneurship that has enveloped the central Arkansas startup scene over the past year.

Walton Family Foundation Gives $1.9M Grant for Public School Leadership Program

by Lee Hogan 6/23/2014 10:55 am

The University of Arkansas Foundation and the College of Education and Health Professions are the recipients of a $1.9 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under Forty Class of 2014

by Gwen Moritz 6/23/2014 12:00 am

This week, Arkansas Business presents its 21st class of 40 Under 40 honorees. This year's honorees represent our state's geography — Pine Bluff, England, Jonesboro, Conway, Fort Smith, Rogers — and the diversity of our business community — farming, finance, medicine, academia, nonprofits.

Southern Arkansas Selects Presidential Search Committee

by Lee Hogan 6/16/2014 09:48 am

Southern Arkansas University has selected a 12-person search committee to find the university's next president. David Rankin announced his retirement May, which is effective June 30.

Heifer International CEO Pierre Ferrari Stresses Performance

by Jan Cottingham 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Five years after Heifer International laid off about 20 percent of its workforce because of a falloff in revenue and almost four years after it announced a new CEO, Heifer is placing new emphasis on measuring its impact on the mostly rural families it seeks to help.

Pay Tops $1 Million For Seven on Highest-paid Nonprofit Employees List

by Gwen Moritz 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Seven nonprofit employees in Arkansas who earned more than $1 million in the 2012 tax year are either medical doctors or hospital administrators, as are the vast majority of the 262 nonprofit employees whose compensation exceeding $215,000 is reported in this issue.

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Winding Down, Will Close in 2017

by Mark Friedman 6/16/2014 12:00 am

After committing more than $1.8 billion to nonprofits since 1994, including hundreds of millions of dollars to organizations in Arkansas, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation of Las Vegas is set to shut down at the end of 2017.

The Road to Professional Passion (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/16/2014 12:00 am

The popular idea that the only path to professional satisfaction is doing something you already love is not realistic for everyone — maybe not even for most people — nor do we have to be destitute because the market doesn't value our passions. We can match our skills to the market and, with time and effort, develop the mastery that leads to satisfaction.

Markets and Information Asymmetry (Andy Terry Expert Advice)

by Andy Terry 6/16/2014 12:00 am

If we care about the efficient allocation of resources, we care about market efficiency. In finance, market efficiency occurs when asset prices fully reflect all available information.

Arkansas Community Foundation's Heather Larkin on Your Neighbors' Aspirations

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/16/2014 12:00 am

A native of Charleston (Franklin County), Heather Larkin is a graduate of Hendrix College in Conway and the Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She joined the Arkansas Community Foundation in 1998 and became its president and chief executive officer in January 2008.

Gubernatorial Candidates Discuss Private Option, Taxes, Education

by Lee Hogan 6/13/2014 12:29 pm

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mike Ross and Republican nominee Asa Hutchinson expressed differing viewpoints on the future of the state's private option while speaking to the Delta Grassroots Caucus conference Friday.

Noble Impact Introduces Entrepreneurship Program to eStem Third Graders

by Mark Carter 6/13/2014 11:23 am

After successfully introducing its student entrepreneurship program to Little Rock's eStem Public Charter High School, Noble Impact decided to take on third graders.