Education Archive

Arkansas Hospice Adds Physician Robin Devan (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Robin Devan of Little Rock has joined Arkansas Hospice as a physician for the central Arkansas area.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/5/2016 02:37 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced appointments to boards, commissions and other groups.

Update: Report Says Former ASU Chancellor Might Have Violated Law

by Lance Turner 8/4/2016 11:44 am

The second part of an audit examining former Arkansas State University Chancellor Tim Hudson includes notice of possible violations of state law concerning his efforts to get financial assistance for a family member.

UALR Awarded $276K for Cybersecurity Education

by Sarah Campbell 8/4/2016 10:00 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Wednesday announced that a team of its researchers has been awarded a $276,424 National Science Foundation grant.

Mark Power Takes Over for Chris Wyrick as UA Advancement Chief

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/2/2016 11:27 am

The University of Arkansas announced Monday that Chris Wyrick, vice chancellor for University Advancement, had stepped down and will be replaced by Mark Power, effective immediately.

ATRS to Get Part of $300M Class-Action Settlement

by Mark Friedman 8/1/2016 10:47 am

Arkansas Teacher Retirement System will receive a percentage of a $300 million class-action settlement it reached last week with its custodial bank in connection with overcharging fees.

Philanthropy in the US: Charitable Giving Sets Record in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Charitable giving in the United States set a record last year: $373.25 billion. That's according to the report “Giving USA 2016: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the year 2015,” released in June.

Koontz Electric Celebrates Graduates

by Cimber Winfrey 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Koontz Electric Co. of Morrilton recently celebrated a graduating class of 12 apprentice electricians from the Arkansas Construction Education Foundation electrical apprenticeship program.

Former Wal-Mart CFO Charles Holley Takes Appointment at Deloitte (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Charles Holley, retired chief financial officer of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has been appointed as an independent senior adviser for the U.S. CFO Program at Deloitte LLP. Holley will serve as an independent adviser to staff, clients and senior leadership at the company.

Dr. Gregory Kearns Accepts Third Term on World Health Organization Panel (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Gregory Kearns, president of the Arkansas Children's Research Institute, senior vice president/chief research officer for Arkansas Children's Hospital and professor of pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, was recently reappointed to the World Health Organization's Expert Advisory Panel on Drug Evaluation.

Play Your Own Game (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/1/2016 12:00 am

You need to play your own game. Don't let the decisions others are making be more than data points in the mix when making your own decisions, because they aren't working with the exact same factors.

Mistakes Were Made (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/1/2016 12:00 am

ASU has been seeking a full-time director for the study-abroad program, which ASU System President Charles Welch thinks will help resolve the program's “disorganization.” But a full-time director is not necessarily the same as a new one.

Endeavor Foundation President & CEO Anita Scism on Treating More Than Just Symptoms of Poverty

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Anita Scism, 60, joined the Endeavor Foundation of Springdale in 2008 after 17 years with the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, including 10 as the center's CEO.

UA to Host Annual Turfgrass Field Day

by Alexis Hosticka 7/29/2016 02:52 pm

The University of Arkansas' annual Turfgass Field Day begins Wednesday at the Agricultural Research Center in Fayetteville, providing networking and insight for those in the lawn and landscaping, golf course, and sports industries.

Maria Markham Recommended as New Director of Department of Higher Education

by Alexis Hosticka 7/27/2016 11:35 am

The Arkansas Department of Higher Education director search committee will recommend Maria Markham as the new director of the ADHE, the department announced Wednesday.

Arkansas Baptist College Names Joseph Jones President

by Alexis Hosticka 7/27/2016 10:46 am

Arkansas Baptist College announced Tuesday that Joseph L. Jones has been selected to become the school's 14th president, succeeding Fitz Hill who is transitioning to lead the Arkansas Baptist College Foundation as its executive director.

At Rotary, Asa Hutchinson Talks Higher Education, Private Sector's Role in Economy

by Sarah Campbell 7/26/2016 02:12 pm

In a speech to the Rotary Club of Little Rock, Gov. Asa Hutchinson outlined what he sees as the keys to "sustained economic growth and vitality" in Arkansas.

St. Bernards Starts Osteopathic Residency Program

by Mark Friedman 7/25/2016 12:00 am

St. Bernards Healthcare in Jonesboro recently started its internal medicine residency program with an osteopathic focus.

Not Big Enough For Both (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Because building two convention centers in Jonesboro, a city of fewer than 75,000, doesn't seem prudent, we feel the need to be ready for a sad news event.

Ro Di Brezzo To Head Diversity Department at UA (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Ro Di Brezzo, vice provost for faculty development and enhancement at the University of Arkansas, has been appointed interim vice provost for diversity and inclusion for one year.