Education Archive

Ty Matlock Takes Associate Seat with United Federal Credit Union (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Ty Matlock has been named associate director of the board of directors of United Federal Credit Union, headquartered in St. Joseph, Michigan.

Dawn Prasifka on Teaching Your Girl Scout How To Be a Smart Cookie

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Dawn Prasifka has more than 25 years of experience with nonprofit organizations in Arkansas. Before joining Girl Scouts as CEO, she was the executive director of the Centers for Youth & Families Foundation, director of operations for Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation and volunteer coordinator for Arkansas Hospice.

New UCA President Houston Davis Talks Priorities, Plans

by Sarah Campbell 1/20/2017 11:26 am

Monday is Houston Davis' first day as the University of Central Arkansas' president, and he took some time Friday to speak with Arkansas Business about his priorities and plans. He called UCA "a place where students can get a very personalized education that prepares them for being an active citizen and an active employee, no matter what field they choose to go into."

Williams Baptist College Gets $2.9M from Toney Estate

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/17/2017 10:49 am

Williams Baptist College of Walnut Ridge receives $2.9 million from the estate of Jonesboro businessman Clifford Toney.

American Household Debt Rises in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Total household debt in the United States rose by $63 billion to $12.35 trillion, a 0.5 percent increase, during the third quarter of 2016 compared with second-quarter 2016. That's according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which issued its latest “Quarterly Report on Household Debt & Credit” Nov. 30.

Two Financial Centre Draws $11.3M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/16/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of Baptist Health was the majority buyer of the 124,900-SF office building in west Little Rock.

No Contract, No Conflict: Logic of a Lottery Ad Bid

by Kyle Massey 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Reasons given by the state procurement director on why CJRW was picked for a lucrative Arkansas State Lottery contract over two others has puzzled several Little Rock ad professionals.

The In-Person Experience (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/16/2017 12:00 am

My first reaction to the long movie line was simple: Just hire some more people, whydoncha? But if the answer were that simple, people whose livelihoods depend on retail sales could have figured that out.

Deborah Baldwin To Serve as Interim Provost, Vice Chancellor at UALR (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Baldwin is serving as interim provost for the spring 2017 semester following the departure of UALR's executive vice chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs and provost, Zulma Toro

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/13/2017 03:28 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced the following appointments.

JBU Fundraising Effort Passes $100M

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2017 11:38 am

John Brown University of Siloam Springs says it's received more than $100 million in gifts and pledges toward the $125 million goal of its "Campaign for the Next Century."

JTS Financial Gets Controlling Interest in EBi

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2017 10:45 am

JTS Financial acquires controlling interest in Your Benefits Agency Inc. of Little Rock, which provides insurance to the state education sector, including school districts.

UALR Sports Enters 10-Year Multimedia Contract With Learfield

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/11/2017 11:05 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock athletic department enters a 10-year multimedia agreement with Learfield Sports of Plano, Texas.

UCA's Community Development Institute Board Adds 3

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 11:54 am

The Community Development Institute at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway announced on Monday the appointment of three new members to its advisory board.

Harps, UAMS Partner on Pharmacy Training Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 11:51 am

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy announce a training program to teach pharmacists to work more directly with patients to improve their health.

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Says Osteopathic School Will Fill Physician Shortages in Delta

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee is the vice president for health sciences and medical affairs and site dean at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

Identities of Unidentified Players in Neal Indictment Revealed

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/6/2017 12:00 pm

Everybody's talking about the alphabet soup of unindicted people and entities described in state Rep. Micah Neal's plea agreement with federal prosecutors. Arkansas Business has determined the identities of several of them.

Arkansas Partners With Facebook to Give Schools Virtual Reality Kits

by Sarah Campbell 1/5/2017 02:16 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Facebook announce a partnership to provide 500 Oculus Rift virtual reality kits to 250 high schools, educational co-ops and STEM education centers across the state.

UA's Transportation Center Awarded $1.4M Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/5/2017 09:25 am

The University of Arkansas says its researchers and collaborators at five other institutions have been awarded a $1.4 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant to continue designing supply-chain networks to optimize resources and minimize congestion on navigable waterways.

UA to Break Ground Monday on Pat Walker Center Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/4/2017 09:24 am

The University of Arkansas plans to expand the Pat Walker Health Center that opened in 2004 and will break ground on the project Monday.