Education Archive

Johnny Allison Donates $5M to Arkansas State Athletics Department

by Lee Hogan 8/26/2014 04:06 pm

Johnny Allison, chairman of Home BancShares Inc. of Conway and an Arkansas State University alumnus, made the largest personal gift commitment in the A-State athletics department's history: $5 million.

Kim Davis of Fayetteville Named to State Board of Education

by Associated Press 8/26/2014 11:36 am

Davis serves as director of external relations and economic development for the Northwest Arkansas Council, which is a nonprofit organization aimed at promoting the region.

University of Arkansas Endowment Reaches All-Time High of $920.6M

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/25/2014 10:50 am

The University of Arkansas announced its endowment holdings reached a record high of $920.6 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30. It's more then $100 million higher than the previous year's total of $818 million.

Trinity Renewed: Keller Links Health of Episcopal Church to Community

by Jan Cottingham 8/25/2014 12:00 am

When he took office six months ago, the Rev. Christoph Keller III told Little Rock developer Rett Tucker, a longtime church member who helped recruit Keller, that he intended to be an “energetic interim.” To that end, Keller has launched an effort to reinvigorate the cathedral, which will mark the 130th anniversary of its downtown founding on Oct. 30.

$50M Revitalization Plan Aims To Turn El Dorado into Cultural Mecca

by Michelle Corbet 8/25/2014 12:00 am

With a declining population and an unstable job market, the city of El Dorado is investing in quality of life in an effort to boost its economy.

Superior Closure Sparks Northwest Arkansas Efforts To Find Jobs for Workers

by Marty Cook 8/25/2014 12:00 am

Melissa Turner says it was a somber day said when the news came that Superior Industries was closing its Rogers plant. But then the community stepped in, and not just Rogers either.

VIC Develops Own Startup ‘Venture Ecosystem'

by Mark Carter 8/25/2014 12:00 am

A unique technology transfer model is helping a Fayetteville company incubate early-stage, high-tech startups and place them on a path to market success.

LR Retail Centers Draw $6.1 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/25/2014 12:00 am

Two retail projects in southwest Little Rock tipped the scales at $6.1 million. Geyer Springs Shopping Center LLC of Brooklyn, New York, bought its namesake 152,852-SF property at 8717 Geyer Springs Road and the 21,760-SF Geyer South project at 8521 Geyer Springs Road.

UAMS Gets $2.1M For Marshallese Health Study

by Mark Friedman 8/25/2014 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has been awarded a $2.1 million grant to attempt to reduce diabetes in the Marshallese community in northwest Arkansas.

Mike Huckabee: 'Stop the Fight' Over Common Core

by Associated Press 8/22/2014 12:24 pm

Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday. The position puts him at odds with a significant bloc of Republicans.

Arkansas State Delays Opening of Mexico Campus

by Lee Hogan 8/22/2014 09:31 am

Arkansas State University had plans to open its campus in Mexico in fall 2015, but unforeseen problems have pushed that date to 2016.

Fort Chaffee Panel Shown Plans for Medical College

by Associated Press 8/22/2014 08:41 am

Fort Chaffee officials got a sneak peek at preliminary designs for a planned medical college to be built in their city.

Court Ends Part of Arkansas Desegregation Lawsuit

by Associated Press 8/21/2014 02:55 pm

A federal judge is ending a large part of an Arkansas desegregation case rooted in the Little Rock Central High School crisis of 1957.

Last Chance to Nominate Candidates for Arkansas Business' 20 in Their 20s List

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2014 11:42 am

Nominations are being accepted for the list of the state's most influential young professionals, "The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s."

Pediatrics Plus Opens Russellville Facility

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2014 08:53 am

Pediatrics Plus opened its new, 23,000-SF facility in Russellville on Monday. The developmental preschool and therapy center is located at the former home of Hog Wild Fun Center. The project was $4 million for acquisition and renovations.

Public Company Board Service Can Mean Lots of Work and Risk

by Gwen Moritz 8/18/2014 12:00 am

This week we list all directors of 19 publicly traded companies headquartered in Arkansas and the compensation they received for service on the boards in the most recent fiscal year. It's work that's “a whole lot harder” than it used to be.

Shannon Newton on The Public's 'Blind Spot' Toward Trucking

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2014 12:00 am

Shannon Newton was named president of the Arkansas Trucking Association on June 11 to replace Lane Kidd, who stepped down after 22 years.

Landers Toyota, Baptist Health School Subjects of Latest Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2014 12:00 am

Our latest lineup of big real estate transactions features a quartet, three in the capital city and one in North Little Rock.

Mid-America Science Museum Gets Ross Foundation Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2014 01:31 pm

Two schools in Clark County are the beneficiaries of a grant from the Ross Foundation in Arkadelphia to the Mid-America Science Museum.

Vilonia Considers Rebuilding Options After Tornado

by Mark Friedman 8/11/2014 12:00 am

After the tornado that hit Faulkner County on April 27, Vilonia is tiptoeing into the rebuilding process. While the rebuilding of a $13 million school is moving forward, a group of citizens is hoping business owners will consider all options before construction starts on Main Street.