Education Archive

Revised Data: Northwest Arkansas Job Growth Better Than First Reported

by Marty Cook 4/10/2015 01:24 pm

New revised data from March show that northwest Arkansas added 7,000 more jobs — 10,000 compared to 3,000 — than previously reported.

Leslie Rutledge Announces Recipients of $21.5M Settlement with S&P

by Associated Press 4/10/2015 12:59 pm

The Arkansas attorney general says the $21.5 million settlement from Standard & Poor's Financial Services will be spent largely on public safety expenses.

April 17 Hearing Set on Jacksonville School District Plan

by Associated Press 4/10/2015 07:38 am

A federal judge has scheduled a hearing regarding the creation of a new school district in Jacksonville.

Arkansas State University Leaders to Consider Alcohol Sales

by Associated Press 4/10/2015 07:32 am

Leaders of Arkansas State University are considering allowing alcohol sales in limited areas during athletic and entertainment events.

Quarterly Business Analysis Luncheon Set for May 8 in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2015 11:49 am

Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, will present her regular Quarterly Business Analysis as a luncheon on Friday, May 8.

Frank Broyles to Receive Honorary Degree from UA

by Associated Press 4/9/2015 10:31 am

The University of Arkansas says it will give honorary degrees to a biological sciences dean and a former athletic director at commencement exercises next month.

Celebration Planned to Mark Fulbright's 110th Birthday

by Associated Press 4/8/2015 06:56 am

The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is hosting a celebration of Sen. Fulbright's 110th birthday this week.

Delta Research Consortium to Unite Regional Leaders

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/7/2015 11:47 am

Arkansas State University in Jonesboro is hosting the Delta Research Consortium Leadership Summit on Thursday and Friday, seeking to unite universities and other private and public institutions in eight states to produce research and innovation that will help the Delta economy.

Fort Smith Retakes Top Spot in Arkansas Tech Business Index

by Mark Carter 4/7/2015 09:36 am

The index is a comprehensive measure that provides a snapshot of economic activity in Arkansas cities. It encompasses a labor index, housing market index, construction index and retail sales index.

UCA Opens Advertising Contract for Bids

by Sean Beherec 4/6/2015 05:06 pm

UCA opened its advertising contract a year before the end of its contract with CJRW and will hear presentations next week.

Asa Hutchinson Signs Workforce Training Overhaul Into Law

by Associated Press 4/6/2015 01:23 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed into law a trio of bills aimed at overhauling the state's workforce education programs, a move he says will help the state compete better in economic development and coordinate agency efforts.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Computer Science Task Force

by Associated Press 4/6/2015 07:02 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has announced a 15-member task force to oversee the rollout of a requirement that all public high schools offer computer science courses.

Hendrix Athletes Suspended for Playing in March Madness Pool

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/6/2015 12:00 am

The March madness brackets for eight student athletes at Hendrix College in Conway were busted long before the tipoff of Monday's championship game.

HR Director Michele Burns on the Soft Skills Employers Want

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/6/2015 12:00 am

Michele Burns is the state director for the Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management and is the director of classification and compensation with the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Vistage Provides Group Therapy for Executives

by Gwen Moritz 4/6/2015 12:00 am

When Arkansas CEOs come together at their Vistage support group, egos are checked at the door.

Tech Talent Development the Next Phase for Innovate Arkansas

by Mark Carter 4/6/2015 12:00 am

Public and private resources such as the Arkansas Economic Development Commission's Innovate Arkansas program have helped bolster tech-based startups by providing quality and sustained mentorship to assist in business and financial model development, along with guidance in preparing those startups to present their products to investors.

Arkansas Tech College of Business Accreditation Extended

by Associated Press 4/3/2015 11:31 am

The College of Business at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville has had its accreditation extended for five years.

UA System Names Dan Ferritor UA Interim Chancellor

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/2/2015 10:06 am

University of Arkansas System President Don Bobbitt on Thursday named Dan Ferritor interim chancellor of the UA's flagship university upon Chancellor G. David Gearhart's retirement on July 31.

Central Arkansas Group Asks NCAA for Division I Bowl at War Memorial

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/1/2015 11:44 am

If approved, a game to be played in December would match teams from the Sun Belt Conference, which includes Arkansas State University at Jonesboro, and the American Athletic Conference.

UA to Honor William Dillard II, Johnelle Hunt

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/31/2015 10:01 am

William T. Dillard II and Johnelle DeBusk Hunt will be honored as Chancellor's Medal recipients at the University of Arkansas Towers of Old Main event on April 10.

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