Education Archive

Qbot Markets At Colleges To Foster Growth

by Luke Jones 3/24/2014 12:00 am

Little Rock's homegrown Qbot app has had its ups and downs, but the customer loyalty program has successfully used colleges as marketing bases to spread its network.

Women Can — And Men Can, Too (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/24/2014 12:00 am

There may be a few jobs out there in which every man — person — for himself is a winning strategy, but a rising tide generally does lift all boats. All of us should ask: Am I protecting myself to my own detriment? Would I be more successful or happier or richer or less stressed if I shared the opportunity?

Kristi Crum of Verizon on Keeping a Line Open for Rural Communities

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/24/2014 12:00 am

Kristi Crum began her career in 2001 as an analyst for Alltel Corp. in Little Rock. She continued working for the company following its acquisition in 2009 by Verizon. She has worked at Verizon's headquarters in New Jersey and was most recently director of retail sales for Verizon's northern California region. Her current position will return her to her home city of Little Rock.

UA Trustees Establish Online University

by Lee Hogan 3/20/2014 03:42 pm

The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees approved Thursday the creation of an online university meant to target adult students.

UA Leads Way with 10 Finalists in 2014 DWR Governor's Cup

by Mark Carter 3/20/2014 02:54 pm

Eighteen teams from six Arkansas colleges and universities, including 10 from the University of Arkansas, have been named finalists in the 2014 Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup collegiate business-plan competition.

Online Education on the Table for UA Board of Trustees

by Lee Hogan 3/19/2014 10:46 am

The University of Arkansas' Board of Trustees are set to consider a new online education initiative that would target adults at its Thursday meeting.

Mike Beebe Names 36 Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2014 03:08 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday announced a judicial appointment as well as 36 appointments to state boards and commissions.

NYIT Votes to Put Osteopathic School in Jonesboro

by Lance Turner 3/17/2014 02:59 pm

The New York Institute of Technology on Friday approved a resolution to establish a second site of its College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University's campus in Jonesboro.

Fellowship Program Aims to Attract, Keep Entrepreneurial Talent

by Mark Carter 3/17/2014 01:30 pm

A new entrepreneurship program called the Arkansas Fellowship has been launched as part of an effort to keep and attract entrepreneurial talent to the state.

Mike Beebe Appoints Morril Harriman to UA Board of Trustees

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2014 11:09 am

Gov. Mike Beebe names Morril Harriman of Little Rock to the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.3 Percent in January

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2014 09:40 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point from December to 7.3 percent in January, according to the state Department of Workforce Services.

UAMS, Saline Memorial Join Forces With New Clinic

by Eric Monson 3/17/2014 12:00 am

The residents of Saline County recently received a boost to their health care options as Saline Memorial Hospital joined with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock to open the UAMS Neurosurgery Clinic at Saline Memorial.

Mangan Holcomb, Social Innovation Get Go Green Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2014 12:00 am

Mangan Holcomb Partners and Social Innovation, both of Little Rock, were recently awarded seven Go Green advertising awards in recognition for their work with Keep Arkansas Beautiful and Delta Plastics.

You're Not the Boss of Me (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/17/2014 12:00 am

It does seem to me that having leadership skills is one of those areas in which women still have to be better than men in order to be recognized, because men can still get away with demanding followership without immediately being written off as bossy.

Sustainability as a Business Strategy (Nancy Landrum Commentary)

by Nancy Landrum 3/17/2014 12:00 am

Sustainability in business is, at its core, about returning to old-fashioned business values: knowing your customers and neighbors, frugality and efficiency, doing the right thing and being accountable for your actions.

UCA Plans To Reshape Donaghey Avenue

by Mark Friedman 3/17/2014 12:00 am

The University of Central Arkansas in Conway is working on plans to renovate a mile-long section of Donaghey Avenue. The crown jewel of the proposed project is an approximately 68,000-SF, four-story mixed-use building that will feature retail on the ground floor and student housing on floors 2 through 4.

Conway Works on Plan for a New Downtown

by Mark Friedman 3/17/2014 12:00 am

What started as a way to solve a flooding issue in Conway has blossomed into a plan to create a new downtown, covering 28 blocks to be transformed into a mixed-use development that features small businesses, wide sidewalks, public parking, parks, lofts and apartments.

Arkansas Business Seeking 40 Under 40 Nominations

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2014 08:15 am

The 2014 class of 40 Under 40 honorees will be profiled in the June 23 issue of Arkansas Business. Included in this issue will be a listing of their accomplishments within their businesses, organizations and/or community.

ASU Negotiating with Firm for Hotel, Convention Center

by Lee Hogan 3/12/2014 09:54 am

Arkansas State University says it's negotiating with Jonesboro Hotel and Convention Center LLC of Effingham, Ill., to build the proposed hotel and convention center at the university's Jonesboro campus.

UAMS BioVentures to Host Commercialization Workshops

by Mark Carter 3/10/2014 03:52 pm

Two commercialization strategy workshops for entrepreneurs and university researchers have been scheduled for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in April.