Education Archive

NASA's Chief Medical Officer To Give Osteopathic Keynote June 17

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/1/2017 01:03 pm

The Arkansas Osteopathic Medical Association says J.D. Polk, NASA's chief health and medical officer, will deliver a keynote address on June 17 during its four-day 32nd Annual State Convention.

Ryan Watley Named CEO of Go Forward Pine Bluff

by Lance Turner 5/1/2017 11:05 am

Ryan Watley is named CEO-elect of Go Forward Pine Bluff, a volunteer group backed by Simmons First National Corp. that aims to stop the city's population decline and bolster its tax base.

A Penny for My Thoughts (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/1/2017 12:00 am

College costs inflating much faster than even health care costs represent a shameful abandonment of American values -- if American values still included concern about future generations.

Three Finalists for A-State Chancellor Named

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2017 12:31 pm

Arkansas State University on Thursday announced three finalists for the chancellor position who will be interviewed on the Jonesboro campus in May.

School for Math & Science Leases Tech Park Space

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 06:04 pm

The Little Rock Technology Park says the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences & the Arts in Hot Springs will lease space at the park for its Coding Arkansas' Future initiative.

Higher Education Bubble Vexing for Arkansas Institutions

by Gwen Moritz 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Runaway inflation in the health care sector is obvious to every American family, but when a kid heads to college, this fact hits home: The consumer cost of higher education has inflated even faster over the past quarter-century.

Georgia Pacific, UAM-CTC Team Up to Train Workers for 21st Century

by Jan Cottingham 4/24/2017 12:00 am

A worker-training technique that evolved in the Middle Ages is gaining new currency in 21st century Crossett.

Even in Bankruptcy, College Debt Stands

by Mark Friedman 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Generally, student loans aren't discharged in bankruptcy, leaving borrowers with the debt after they've gone through the process. That could be a problem for the growing number of borrowers.

Innovation Center Puts UA And J.B. Hunt on Same Road

by Marty Cook 4/24/2017 12:00 am

The chance to work for J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell is nothing new for a lot of graduates of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Now, UA students will have the chance to work with J.B. Hunt.

Hospitality Arrives Before Hotel at Arkansas State

by Kyle Massey 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas State University's new hospitality management program has plenty of vacancies, partly because few students know about it: Officials are waiting for a $50 million billboard to point to.

Amy Hopper Leaps Into Innovation Hub (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Amy Hopper has been hired at the Innovation Hub at Winrock International as manager of the organization's Delta I-Fund and will relocate to Little Rock in the coming months.

Conway Corp Trio Complete Journey to Lineman Slots (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Nathan Ball, Jake Ballard and Travis Lauer have been promoted to journeyman linemen at Conway Corp.'s electric department after successfully completing a four-year apprentice program through the Missouri Public Utility Alliance.

$3.7M Buys Joyce Plaza In Fayetteville (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 4/24/2017 12:00 am

The complex covers 3.77 acres and was formerly anchored by Buffalo Wild Wings, which recently moved across Joyce to a location adjacent to the Malco Cinema.

The High Cost of Bad Moods (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Research in behavioral science is showing that there is a trend toward higher irritability in the workplace — especially in the United States — and it has been more pronounced over the last 24 months.

Video: Fitz Hill Talks Transparency in Leadership, Work at Scott Ford Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2017 10:55 am

Leaders should tell the truth, be transparent and communicate regularly with stakeholders during a crisis, says Fitz Hill in Part 2 of Arkansas Business' new video series on leadership.

Dillard to Receive Honorary Degree from University of Arkansas

by Lydia McAllister 4/17/2017 11:33 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock Chairman and CEO William T. Dillard II will receive an honorary degree this spring from the University of Arkansas.

Fort Smith Osteopathic School Prepares for August Opening

by Mark Friedman 4/17/2017 10:54 am

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education in Fort Smith receives a key approval from the American Osteopathic Association Commission, which paves the way for the school to open in August.

ASU Convention Center Project Also Delayed

by Mark Friedman 4/17/2017 12:00 am

The other convention center being developed in Jonesboro hasn't broken ground, but it is on schedule to open on the Arkansas State University campus before the start of the fall 2018 semester.

Anne Liebst To Head Boreham LIbrary at UA-Fort Smith (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Anne Liebst has been named director of the Boreham Library at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, succeeding Bob Frizzell, who retired at the end of 2016.

Andy Miller To Lead Arkansas Energy Education Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Andy Miller of Southwestern Energy in Little Rock has been elected president of the Arkansas Energy Education Foundation, and Bill Hanna of Hanna Oil & Gas in Fort Smith has been elected secretary.

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