Education Archive

Tusk Musk Sold Under UA License

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

A New York entrepreneur has distilled the scent of the University of Arkansas and is offering it in men's and women's versions for $39.50 per 1.7-ounce bottle.

State Economic Forecaster Michael Pakko Says Arkansas Economy Could Be Dampened by These Two Industries

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

Michael R. Pakko took on the job of chief economist and state economic forecaster position at the Institute for Economic Advancement at UALR in August 2009.

Hoxie School District Integration Marks 60th Anniversary

by Associated Press 7/12/2015 01:25 pm

About 200 people gathered in the Hoxie High School gym to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the school district's integration.

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Adds BSN

by Alexis Hosticka 7/10/2015 01:04 pm

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff received initial approval status for its pre-licensure bachelor's of science in nursing program from the Arkansas State Board of Nursing on Wednesday.

Harding University Names Allen Frazier Dean of Business College

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2015 11:23 am

Harding University on Friday named Allen Frazier, associate dean of the university's Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration, dean of the college effective July 15.

UAMS Names Keith Olsen Dean of Pharmacy College

by Arkansas Bride Staff 7/10/2015 10:59 am

Dr. Keith M. Olsen has been named dean of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy. He'll begin work at the college around Nov. 1.

Harding University Names Kevin Kehl Dean of Student Success Center

by Alexis Hosticka 7/9/2015 03:40 pm

Kevin Kehl, director of First Year Experience and academic resources at Harding University's Center for Student Success, was named dean of the center effective Aug. 1.

Arkansas Education Board Approves Switch to ACT Test

by Associated Press 7/9/2015 01:42 pm

The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday agreed to the governor's choice for a new standardized test to replace one linked to the controversial Common Core standards, less than a month after rejecting the same switch.

ADEQ Says E-Waste Grant Applications Available

by Associated Press 7/8/2015 06:50 am

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is accepting applications for its 2015 round of electronic waste grants.

UA Gets $1.2M Donation for Libraries

by Alexis Hosticka 7/7/2015 09:15 am

University of Arkansas alumnae and sisters Agnes Lytton, Mary Sue and Betty Lynn Reagan have designated an estate gift to the University Libraries valued at over $1.2 million.

Butler Center, Crystal Bridges Team on Education Project

by Associated Press 7/7/2015 07:00 am

The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies is teaming with the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and others to develop an education program using historic art and objects.

Baptist Health School Now Offers Degrees

by Alexis Hosticka 7/6/2015 02:09 pm

Baptist Health Schools Little Rock on Wednesday officially became Baptist Health College Little Rock. This completes the transition from a diploma-granting institute to a degree-conferring college.

LPGA Tourney Showcases Northwest Arkansas

by Marty Cook 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The ninth edition — now officially the Wal-Mart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G — was won by Na Yeon Choi on June 28 in front of large crowds, most of whom were rooting for former University of Arkansas star Stacy Lewis, who finished in a tie for third.

ACT Aspire Best for State (James W. Carr Commentary)

by James W. Carr 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The main contention is that ACT Aspire is the wrong system because it is currently administered in only three states, so Arkansas students' results can't be adequately compared with those of students in other states. This contention is misguided.

Millennials Rising as Biggest Share of Workforce

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The millennial generation earlier this year passed Generation X to become the largest share of the U.S. workforce, the Pew Research Center says.

Growing Participation Means Longer List of Largest Trade & Professional Unions

by Austin DuVall 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The Arkansas Business list of the state's largest trade and professional associations is back after a four-year hiatus, complete with 15 new entries because of greater participation.

Former FBI Specialist Cyrus Smith Takes Over Public Safety at University of the Ozarks (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Cyrus Smith has been named the University of the Ozarks' new director of public safety, replacing Jeannette Willis, who retired this month. Smith's duties began July 1. A 2006 graduate of the university, Smith had worked as an investigative specialist with the FBI in San Antonio, Texas, since 2010.

Dean Jane Wayland on Keeping UALR's College of Business in the Mix

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Before being named dean, Jane Wayland was interim dean of the UALR College of Business for two years. She also has served as associate dean of graduate studies and chairwoman of the Marketing & Advertising Department. The College of Business Advising Center was established within a year of her appointment, and she initiated the Ambassador program to showcase top students.

Mid-South Community College Becomes Part of ASU System

by Alexis Hosticka 7/2/2015 11:02 am

Mid-South Community College has officially become Arkansas State University Mid-South and the newest member of the ASU System.

ASU Hosts STEM Education Conference

by Alexis Hosticka 7/2/2015 10:16 am

The Arkansas State University Delta STEM Education Center and the Colleges of Science and Mathematics and Education and Behavioral Science will host a STEM Leadership Conference for K-12 Teachers on Friday, July 10, at the Delta Center for Economic Development.