Education Archive

Arkansas Northeastern College of Blytheville Starts $13M Construction Project

by Mark Friedman 5/4/2015 12:00 am

The center will be about 85,000 SF and combine three of the school's existing centers: the Harry L. Crisp Center, the Burdette Center and the Aircraft & Metals Engineering Center. The Crisp Center is for customized industrial training, which provides training for companies. Some of the training is for college credit and some isn't, Shemwell said.

Consolidation Pares Roster of Arkansas Banks

by Gwen Moritz 5/4/2015 12:00 am

2014 started with 120 separate banks chartered in Arkansas and ended with 109. Two have become inactive in 2015.

John Brown University Endowment Tops $100M for First Time

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/30/2015 04:25 pm

John Brown University of Siloam Springs said this week that its endowment has exceeded $100 million for the first time in its 96-year history.

Donald Judges Named Interim Associate Vice Provost for Distance Education at UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/30/2015 02:29 pm

Donald P. Judges has been named the interim associate vice provost for distance education at the University of Arkansas, taking on the role of second-in-command at the Global Campus beginning May 1, the university announced.

State Improving Internet Access for K-12 Students

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/29/2015 02:47 pm

The state of Arkansas is providing K-12 students access to high-speed broadband through its Arkansas Public School Computer Network, it announced Friday.

Arkansas Baptist College Opens Scott Ford Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/29/2015 02:29 pm

Arkansas Baptist College of Little Rock on Wednesday marked the opening and dedication of the Scott Ford Center for Entrepreneurship & Community Development.

Student-Run Greenhouse Project Blossoms at Mountain Pine High School

by Associated Press 4/27/2015 06:56 am

Coach Keith Scott's Greenhouse Project at Mountain Pine High School allows students to learn about plants and maintaining their own enterprise in a single collective endeavor.

Wal-Mart Shares $1.5M UA Connection in Proxy

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. revealed in its latest proxy statement that it paid about $1.5 million to the University of Arkansas in the retailer's fiscal year that ended Jan. 31.

Intellectual Dishonesty (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Under Associated Press style rules, most of which we have adopted at Arkansas Business, the honorific Dr. is reserved for medical doctors, dentists, veterinarians and the like — not for Ph.Ds. Therefore, we would never have called the interim superintendent of the Little Rock School District “Dr.” Dexter Suggs in the first place.

Eagle Bank's Jeff Lynch Takes Seat on Federal Reserve Council (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Jeff Lynch, president and CEO of Eagle Bank & Trust in Heber Springs, has been appointed to a three year term on the Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

How America's Middle Class Has Shrunk Since 2000

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2015 12:00 am

The struggles of middle-class American families and growing income inequality have risen to the top of the national agenda.

Arkansas State, Harding Teams Take Top Awards at DWR Governor's Cup

by Mark Carter 4/22/2015 02:54 pm

Teams from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and Harding University in Searcy took top honors at the 2015 Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup collegiate business-plan competition awards.

Mabee Foundation Makes $1M Challenge Grant to Harding

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/21/2015 03:21 pm

The Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has a issued a $1 million challenge grant to raise money for three renovation and construction projects at Harding University in Searcy.

UCA Picks Eric Rob & Isaac for Advertising Services

by Sean Beherec 4/21/2015 12:30 pm

The university selected Eric Rob & Isaac after reopening the contract for bids last month. The decision comes about a month after UCA reopened its contract with CJRW of Little Rock, which held the account since 2009, and requested bids from other agencies.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Unchanged at 5.6 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/21/2015 09:53 am

The state's unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.6 percent in March, reflecting a revised rate for February. According to DWS, the state's civilian labor force rose by 4,900 from January to February, a result of 5,800 more employed and 900 fewer unemployed Arkansans.

Dexter Suggs Resigns From LRSD Amid Plagiarism Allegations

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/21/2015 09:37 am

Little Rock School District interim Superintendent Dexter Suggs has resigned from the district, the state Department of Education said Tuesday.

Jacksonville Schools Wants To Be Party in Desegregation Case

by Lance Turner 4/20/2015 07:05 am

A federal judge says he needs more information before deciding whether the new Jacksonville School District can be a party to a decades-old desegregation case involving the Pulaski County Special School District.

Arkansas Hospital Execs' Pay Below Regional Average

by Mark Friedman 4/20/2015 12:00 am

A study recently released to the Arkansas Hospital Association shows that compensation for health care executives in Arkansas is almost 10 percent below averages in the region.

Contractors See Construction Business Pick Up in 2014

by George Waldon 4/20/2015 12:00 am

In general, 2014 was a year of increase among the biggest general contractors in Arkansas. Eighteen out of 32 firms that reported updated revenue figures for the largest commercial contractors list recorded year-over-year gains.

For Fairness (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/20/2015 12:00 am

We support the proposal before the Little Rock Board of Directors that would forbid discrimination against city workers, including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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