Education Archive

National Flood Insurance Program Helps Protect Arkansans

by Marty Cook 11/9/2015 12:00 am

Residents of NFIP communities are eligible to buy flood insurance from the federal government at premiums dictated by factors that include what kind of floodplain the structure is located on and how elevated the structure is.

Your Tax Dollars At Work (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 11/9/2015 12:00 am

When I saw that Milligan had taken it upon himself to buy an online financial education program for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students, I immediately dismissed it as a political publicity stunt — the kind of thing he should have raised private money to do. After talking with him and his assistant chief of staff, Grant Wallace, for an hour, I still think so.

Adult Learners: A Call to Action (Judy McReynolds Commentary)

by Judy McReynolds 11/9/2015 12:00 am

With 18- to 21-year-old students accounting for only one-third of the national college population, ArcBest's challenge, and that of others in the Arkansas business community, is clear, says ArcBest CEO Judy McReynolds.

Patrick Hundley To Fill VP Role at Arkansas Tech on Interim Basis (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 12:00 am

Patrick D. Hundley will serve as interim vice president for development at Arkansas Tech University at Russellville, succeeding Jayne Jones, who has accepted a new role as coordinator of special projects for the institution.

CFO at Arkansas Tech Announces Retirement

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/6/2015 03:02 pm

David Moseley, senior vice president for administration and finance at Arkansas Tech University, has announced he will retire as of June 30, 2016.

Walton Family Foundation Gives $50M to Teach for America

by Associated Press 11/5/2015 02:15 pm

The Walton Family Foundation says it will donate $50 million over three years to Teach for America to support 4,000 new teachers nationwide.

UALR to Lead Big Data Effort in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/4/2015 11:17 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will serve as the Arkansas hub for a big data collaboration involving 16 Southern states and the District of Columbia.

Venture Center, UALR Partner on '2 Days to Startup'

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/4/2015 11:15 am

The program brings business professionals, entrepreneurs and students together for a problem-solving competition in which participants create products and services.

Poll: Arkansas Politics Steady, Support of Medical Marijuana Up

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/4/2015 11:04 am

The political views of Arkansans haven't changed, but their view of medical marijuana has, according to the 17th annual Arkansas Poll from the University of Arkansas released Wednesday.

Baker Kurrus: Little Rock Schools on Detroit Path

by Mark Carter 11/3/2015 03:55 pm

Little Rock is on path to a similar fate as Detroit's low-performing public schools, Little Rock School District Superintendent Baker Kurrus warned Tuesday. But he saved some optimism for the future and challenged the community to take ownership of its schools during a speech at the Little Rock Rotary Club's weekly luncheon at the Clinton Presidential Center.

Hendrix Receives $1M for New Welcome Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2015 03:16 pm

Hendrix College received a $1 million challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa and will use the money for the construction of the Mary Ann and David Dawkins Welcome Center at the northeast entrance to campus.

Southern Arkansas University Student Elected National President of FFA

by Associated Press 11/2/2015 07:07 am

Taylor McNeel was elected Saturday during the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Kentucky.

Noble Impact To Screen Award-Winning Film, 'Most Likely to Succeed'

by Mark Carter 11/2/2015 12:00 am

Little Rock's Noble Impact, the nonprofit that works in partnership with the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service to promote social-based student entrepreneurship, will screen the award-winning documentary “Most Likely to Succeed” in Fort Smith and Little Rock.

CBS Sportscaster Jim Nantz Headed to Little Rock

by Mark Carter 11/2/2015 12:00 am

Jim Nantz, lead play-by-play man for CBS Sports, will be in Little Rock on Nov. 23 to help raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease.

Five Make Moves at Arkansas Department of Career Education (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/2/2015 12:00 am

Trenia Miles, Kathy Koontz Edgerton, Kathi Turner, Brian Rogers and Sonja Wright-McMurray have new roles at the Arkansas Department of Career Education.

Jeff Mott Steps In at Arkansas Tech (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/2/2015 12:00 am

Jeff Mott has joined Arkansas Tech University at Russellville as chief of staff to President Robin E. Bowen.

On Campus, UA Introduces New Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz

by Marty Cook 10/30/2015 04:25 pm

Joseph E. Steinmetz won't take over as chancellor at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville until January, but System President Donald Bobbitt and Interim Chancellor Dan Ferritor made sure Steinmetz would look the part.

ASU-Beebe Selects Finalists for Chancellor Position

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2015 10:53 am

Arkansas State University System President Charles L. Welch announced Friday that three candidates have been invited to the ASU-Beebe campus to interview for the position of chancellor.

SAU Breaking Ground on $12M Dormitories After Record Enrollment

by Alexis Hosticka 10/30/2015 07:06 am

Southern Arkansas University will break ground Friday on a $12 million construction project to build two new residence halls. SAU President Trey Berry talks to Arkansas Business about construction and growth at the university.

QuBowl Awaits Quiz Results

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2015 12:00 am

QuBowl is an online training program that helps students from grade school to high school prepare for Quiz Bowl competitions. QuBowl's program allows students the flexibility to train in weak areas while allowing coaches to track the work habits and progress of their students.


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