Education Archive

2 Banks Join Arkansas Business' Largest Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/30/2016 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $34.2 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up more than 4 percent in a year.

Donna Gullette Honored by UAMS Women's Faculty Development Caucus (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Donna Gullette, associate dean for practice and professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Nursing, received the 2016 Outstanding Woman Faculty Award from the UAMS Women's Faculty Development Caucus.

Drawing Out the Power of the Pen (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 5/30/2016 12:00 am

There's a bigger picture when it comes to pictures: New research shows that the mere act of writing things out, and drawing pictures of information you need to remember, will improve your memory. That should help you be more persuasive and effective.

UA System Board Votes to Partner With Pulaski Tech

by Alexis Hosticka 5/26/2016 01:17 pm

The University of Arkansas System board of trustees voted unanimously Thursday morning to enter into a formal partnership between Pulaski Technical College and the University of Arkansas System.

Our House Using New $1M Career Center for Increased Job Training

by Alexis Hosticka 5/26/2016 11:16 am

Our House opened a new, $1 million new Career Center on Wednesday, May 18, quadrupling the capacity of the previous space and allowing for as many as 120 people to participate daily in job training and career education.

Be Pro Be Proud Initiative Receives $80K in Investments

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/24/2016 02:37 pm

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Arkansas announced Tuesday its acceptance of a $50,000 investment from the Gene Haas Foundation and a $30,000 investment from Tyson Foods Inc.

Iron Yard Closing Little Rock Campus

by Sarah Campbell 5/24/2016 10:33 am

Iron Yard coding school is closing its Little Rock campus after one year, finding that the general population isn't aware of opportunities and needs night and weekend classes it doesn't offer.

Arkansas Coding Academy Aims to Provide Affordable Tech Education

by Alexis Hosticka 5/24/2016 09:22 am

A collaborative effort between the University of Central Arkansas, the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and many area business partners, the Arkansas Coding Academy is designed to create a talent pipeline from the classroom to the workforce.

Brett Powell Named VP at Henderson State University

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 03:16 pm

Henderson State University will welcome current director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education Brett Powell as its vice president for finance and administration beginning Aug. 1.

UALR Receives $1.2M for Classroom Interpreter Training

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 11:37 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will use a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, to launch a program to train classroom interpreters to serve the deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind communities, UALR announced Monday.

Banking on Success (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/23/2016 12:00 am

You don't know what you don't know, and if you've never been exposed to a particular career or seen someone who looks like you in a position of influence, it's hard to imagine entering that field or wielding that influence.

Andrea Angel Named Associate Vice Chancellor at UALR (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 12:00 am

Andrea Angel has been named associate vice chancellor for alumni and development by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Bobbitt to Recommend Andrew Rogerson as New UALR Chancellor

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/20/2016 01:46 pm

University of Arkansas System President Donald R. Bobbitt said Friday that he will recommend Andrew Rogerson to UA board of trustees as the next chancellor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

UALR Names Interim Dean of Graduate School

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/20/2016 01:08 pm

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has chosen Abhijit Bhattacharyya as interim vice provost for research and dean of its graduate school.

Rice Planting Surges Ahead of 5-Year Average, Approaches Record Acreage

by Ryan McGeeney, UA System Division of Agriculture 5/19/2016 12:55 pm

Arkansas growers report having nearly 100 percent of planned rice planting complete. The state could potentially exceed 2010 record of more than 1.7 million acres of rice.

Inside New Overtime Regulations, Traps to Avoid, How to Prepare (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 5/18/2016 01:22 pm

The U.S. Department of Labor published the final rule updating overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. More than 50,000 employees and their employers in Arkansas will be affected. Here's how to prepare.

Conway College Presidents Talk Retention, Campus Changes

by Alexis Hosticka 5/17/2016 03:30 pm

College presidents in Conway discussed the challenges facing higher education and changes coming to their respective schools on Tuesday at the first Outlook Conway conference, hosted by the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce.

UAMS Professor Given $1M Chair, Named ARA Scholar

by Sarah Campbell 5/16/2016 12:21 pm

Hong-yu Li, a professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, was awarded the $1 million Helen Adams & Arkansas Research Alliance (ARA) Endowed Chair and named an ARA scholar in a ceremony held Monday at the Governor's Mansion in Little Rock.

Uber Job Helped Veteran Jason Shelby Heal

by Kyle Massey 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Jason Shelby, who has moved from Fayetteville to Bentonville, now has his master's degree and has fielded offers to become an athletic trainer, but with earnings of up to $1,200 in a good week, he says he's sticking with Uber.

New Walton College Dean Matt Waller Confronts E-Commerce Revolution

by Jan Cottingham 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Matt Waller is the new dean of the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, after having served as interim dean since June 1.