Education Archive

UA Little Rock Advances Three to Interim TItles (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 12:00 am

Allen Stanley, University of Arkansas at Little Rock contract review manager, has been named interim associate vice chancellor for finance. Daryl Rice will serve as interim associate vice chancellor of academic affairs.

ASU Trustees Approve Operations Agreement for New Campus in Mexico

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/24/2017 03:49 pm

The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved an updated 10-year collaboration agreement with a nonprofit partner of A-State that is building a $100 million, 800,000-SF campus in Queretaro, Mexico.

NRA Backs Expanded Arkansas Campus Guns Proposal

by Associated Press 2/24/2017 08:11 am

The National Rifle Association backs an effort to expand an Arkansas campus guns bill to allow anyone with a concealed handgun license to carry a gun on a college campus.

NRA Drops Support of Arkansas Campus Guns Bill After Changes

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/23/2017 07:02 am

The National Rifle Association said Wednesday it no longer supports a bill allowing concealed handguns on Arkansas college campuses after it was limited to people 25 and over who have gone through active shooter training.

Interim Dean for Bowen Law School Named

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2017 11:48 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock announced on Wednesday that John DiPippa will serve as interim dean of its William H. Bowen School of Law. He starts July 1.

More Indictments Expected in Ecclesia Kickback Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Federal prosecutors may soon take more action in the kickback case involving former Rep. Micah Neal, who pleaded guilty to a federal felony in January.

Biggest Deals in Arkansas Rise 11 Percent in 2016

by Jan Cottingham 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Both the value and the volume of mergers and acquisitions in Arkansas rose last year, with the value increasing 11 percent to $9.8 billion and the volume rising 10 percent to 92.

Making the Tough Calls (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Decision making — especially when it is hard — is a fundamental part of leadership.

Staying in Searcy Fits Youthful Tastes

by Mark Friedman 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Harding students are not only deciding to stay in Searcy after graduating, the millennials are also following the movement of buying and eating locally, which has helped new restaurants.

Hive Chef Matthew McClure Sees Opportunity in Having a Full Plate

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Matthew McClure has been named a semifinalist for three consecutive years for the James Beard Foundation Awards' best chef in the South. This year's semifinalists are announced this month.

Angela Phipps Takes Associate Seat at Ozarka (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Angela Phipps has been promoted to associate director of advancement at Ozarka College in Melbourne.

Governor's ArFuture Grant Proposal Fails in Committee

by Ibby Caputo, Arkansas Nonprofit News Network 2/16/2017 07:03 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proposal to create a grant that would pay for tuition and fees for students at Arkansas community or technical colleges failed to pass the Senate Education Committee in a 4-4 vote Wednesday

Teach For America Director: Kids Deserve an Equitable Education

by Sarah Campbell 2/15/2017 12:00 pm

Children from low-income homes have more needs but the same potential as those from middle-class or affluent homes and should receive an equitable education, Jared Henderson, executive director of Teach For America in Arkansas, says.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2017 09:15 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on announces appointments to boards and commissions.

Museum of Discovery to Expand Girls in STEM Program

by Lydia McAllister 2/13/2017 07:00 am

The Museum of Discovery said last week that its Girls in STEM program will serve more girls in 2017 and expand to Jonesboro and Pine Bluff thanks to grants from Walmart, Best Buy and the Women's Foundation of Arkansas.

Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 29th Annual Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Arkansas Nonprofit News Network Aiming for Impact

by Kyle Massey 2/13/2017 12:00 am

In an era when “fake news” is a rallying cry and the Trump administration is attacking the press as a “failing” opposition party, Lindsay Millar has launched the Arkansas Nonprofit News Network as a “nonpartisan news project dedicated to producing journalism that matters to Arkansans.”

The Short-Termism of Protectionism (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/13/2017 12:00 am

BlackRock Inc. has more than $5 trillion to invest, so when Larry Fink talks, corporations at least hear him out.

Quality Pre-K Important for Workforce, Military (Hugh McDonald and Maj. Gen. William D. Wofford Commentary)

by Hugh McDonald and Maj. Gen. William D. Wofford 2/13/2017 12:00 am

As the former president and CEO of Entergy Arkansas and as the former adjutant general of the Arkansas National Guard, we know from personal experience that one of the keys to success in business and in the military is the ability to look over the horizon and anticipate future challenges and opportunities.

Tom Frazier Joins UAMS Orthopaedic Clinic (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Dr. G. Thomas Frazier has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock as a hand and upper extremity surgeon.

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