Education Archive

Higher Education: No Longer an Exclusive Club (Brett Powell Commentary)

by Brett Powell 4/4/2016 09:01 am

Demographic changes at today's colleges and universities present unique challenges that programs like the Arkansas Career Pathways Initiative are striving to overcome.

Consultants Surprised After Pine Bluff School District Fires Them

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

From the Heart International Educational Services LLC of Nashville, Tennessee, doesn't know why the school district cut ties with it in August 2015, just months after signing a contract that was worth more than $1 million.

Assistance Programs Seen as 'Lot of Bang' for Companies' Buck

by Marty Cook 4/4/2016 12:00 am

The legal profession is especially vulnerable, but there are employees with mental health and substance abuse problems in every walk of life.

Suicide: Unseen Public Health Crisis

by Gwen Moritz 4/4/2016 12:00 am

In Arkansas, suicide is as common as traffic fatalities and three times as common as homicide. But both of those causes of death are reported routinely, while self-harm is not, making suicide seem far more rare than it really is.

Rockfish Names New VP; Associate Dean Recognized at Lyon (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Jason Bennicoff has joined Rockfish, the digital marketing agency in Rogers, as vice president of digital strategy.

At Under 40 Forum, Hutchinson Outlines How Arkansas Must Recruit, Retain Talent

by Alexis Hosticka 4/1/2016 02:25 pm

At the inaugural Under 40 Forum on Friday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson highlighted how he thinks Arkansans must work to attract and retain talent.

Acxiom Corp. Partners With Boys & Girls Clubs

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2016 01:04 pm

Acxiom Corp. announced Wednesday a partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arkansas and Faulkner County, to provide STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs to their members during out-of-school hours.

Donald Bobbitt Talks to Pulaski Tech About Joining UA System

by Alexis Hosticka 3/28/2016 11:32 am

The Pulaski Technical College board of trustees and University of Arkansas System President Donald Bobbitt met Monday in a special meeting to discuss the possibility of the college joining the UA System.

Fayetteville's Garden Park Apartments Fetch $17.6 Million (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 3/28/2016 12:00 am

Fayetteville's Garden Park Apartments sold to California investors for $17.6 million.

Too Many Centers (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/28/2016 12:00 am

Jonesboro doesn't need two convention centers any more than Texarkana did.

Mary Jean Bradley Named New Education Dean at A-State (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/28/2016 12:00 am

Mary Jane Bradley has been named dean of the College of Education & Behavioral Science at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, effective July 1. A faculty member since 1987, Bradley has been serving as director of Professional Education Programs and professional licensure officer within the college.

Arkansas February Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.2 Percent

by Lance Turner 3/25/2016 09:19 am

Arkansas' February unemployment rate is 4.2 percent, down from 4.4. percent in January and 5.6 percent in the same month last year, according to report Friday from the state Department of Workforce Services.

ASU Convention Center Moves Forward With Grant From Delta Regional Authority

by Alexis Hosticka 3/22/2016 03:14 pm

A hotel and convention center project by Arkansas State University and O'Reilly Embassy Suites is moving forward even though a similar project has received significant financial support from the Jonesboro Advertising & Promotions Commission.

Governor, Hoops Fans Suffer Space Jam at High School Basketball Championship

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and his entourage with some 7,000 other people watched Bentonville's basketball clash with Cabot's boys in the Centennial Bank High School Championship Game.

Ben Fry's Death Prompts Flood of Grief, Tributes

by Kyle Massey 3/21/2016 12:00 am

The outpouring was swift and heartfelt after University of Arkansas at Little Rock public radio leader Ben Fry died in his sleep March 10 after almost 30 years of shaping campus stations KUAR and KLRE.

Counseling for Family Businesses (Dave Robertson Commentary)

by Dave Robertson 3/21/2016 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, which leads economic development efforts in the Fort Smith region, established the Family Enterprise Center 10 years ago to provide support to family businesses.

Arkansas Business Presents The Power List 2016

by Gwen Moritz 3/21/2016 12:00 am

The total number on our list this time is 179, but our goal has never been a particular number. Our goal is to give readers a resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest companies or institutions in the individual industries. And some industries have broader bases than others.

Northwest Arkansas Firms Want to Hire 3K But Need Skilled Workers

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/18/2016 11:20 am

Northwest Arkansas companies plan to create more than 3,100 jobs and invest more than $336 million in expansion during the next three years, according to a regional employer survey.

UALR Names Brad Patterson Vice Provost, Dean

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/15/2016 03:15 pm

University of Arkansas at Little Rock announced on Tuesday Brad Patterson was chosen from four finalists as the new vice provost for student affairs and dean of students.

Lockheed Martin Gives SAU $20K Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/15/2016 03:11 pm

Southern Arkansas University Engineering receives $20,000 from Lockheed Martin, a contribution that brings the total amount raised to SAU Engineering to more than $350,000.