Education Archive

Walton Family Foundation Gives NWACC $2M for Springdale Campus

by Marty Cook 10/31/2016 04:12 pm

The Walton Family Foundation has donated $2 million to Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville to help fund the construction of the college's Springdale campus.

At 5, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Transforms Bentonville

by Jan Cottingham 10/31/2016 12:00 am

There are any number of ways to try to gauge the impact — economic and otherwise — Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has had on Bentonville, on Arkansas and beyond since its opening Nov. 11, 2011.

Young Chefs Offers Classes In Rogers

by Jan Cottingham 10/31/2016 12:00 am

A Rogers couple, Mary and Alfonso Vidal, are opening a Young Chefs Academy, which offers cooking classes to children, in December. It's the first Young Chefs Academy in Arkansas.

Sarah Worley Added to Northwest Health Medical Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Sarah Worley, an internal medicine physician, has joined Northwest Health, practicing at Northwest Health Medical Plaza-East Side in Springdale.

Kerry Mix Moves Up at ASU-Beebe (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Kerry Mix has been named vice chancellor of academics at Arkansas State University-Beebe.

US Marshals Museum Aims for Opening Date in 2019

by Sarah Campbell 10/27/2016 03:46 pm

The U.S. Marshals Museum plans to open on Sept. 24, 2019, and it has launched a $60 million fundraising campaign to pay for the 50,000-SF museum on the banks of the Arkansas River in Fort Smith.

Gaming, Interactive Media Degrees Add to State's Focus on Technology Education

by Alexis Crowe 10/25/2016 01:51 pm

It's the lazy college student cliché: sitting in a dorm room playing video games until 2:30 a.m. But for some students, video games have a new, more productive role.

Ross Family Gives $1M to Baptist Preparatory School

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/25/2016 01:39 pm

Mark and Dianne Ross have given $1 million to The Baptist Preparatory School of Little Rock, officials said Tuesday.

SPONSORED: Uncle T's: A Neighborhood Mainstay For 50 Years And Counting

by 10/24/2016 11:00 am

History books may devote more pages to nearby Little Rock Central High School, but in the day-to-day life of the neighborhood it's hard to imagine any landmark around here ranking higher than Uncle T's Deli Market.

Jacksonville Valero Valued in $1.2M Transaction

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/24/2016 12:00 am

This week's quartet of multimillion-dollar Pulaski County real estate transactions consists of a west Little Rock home, a Jacksonville convenience store, a Sherwood commercial site and a North Little Rock day care.

Companies Relying on Training Programs To Supply Candidates

by Marty Cook 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Tech, health care and manufacturing executives say they have all run into the same sort of problem: finding employable candidates for the open jobs they have.

Online Recruitment Works If Done Correctly, Experts Say

by Sarah Campbell 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Automated job-match programs — like Monster, Indeed, Glassdoor, Career Builder, Dice and the state-run Arkansas JobLink — are still useful, but experts say employers have to use them smartly to get the best results.

Signs of the Times (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Most of us who have been in the workplace for a while have encountered the most frustrating kind of co-worker: the one whose hard skills are good, or good enough, but whose soft skills create tension.

Construction Contractors Team With Pulaski Tech with Free Training Class to Fill Spots

by George Waldon 10/24/2016 12:00 am

More companies are embracing the notion that on-the-job training is good business. Under that banner, members of the central Arkansas construction community are banding together to fill employment gaps in their ranks.

Ritter Communications Invests in Onboard Training

by George Waldon 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Helping new employees fit in is considered the starting point of training, according to Leha Pemberton, director of training and development at Ritter Communications in Jonesboro.

Employment, Earnings Tied to Education Credentials

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Unsurprisingly, the more education a worker has the likelier she is to have a job and the higher her earnings are, although a professional degree — physician, lawyer — means both a lower unemployment rate and higher earnings than a doctoral degree.

No Surprise: Higher Pay Helps Attract, Retain Employees

by Mark Friedman 10/24/2016 12:00 am

All industries, from health care to manufacturing, have faced a shortage of workers. Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas, says increasing pay would be the first action she would suggest when companies can't find the right workers to fill positions.

Employers Seek Hires With Soft Abilities Like Attitude, Teamwork

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

“Skills gap” discussions often pivot on abilities or qualifications that employers find in short supply, but broader communication and human interaction traits are more likely to determine success or failure on the job, human resources experts say.

Looking Up at Channel 7, With a Drone of Its Own

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

You might say that KATV has a new drone to play with, but it's no toy; instead, it's a sophisticated newsgathering tool costing at least $6,000, not counting the employees who fly it.

Natalie Ghidotti on If There's an Overlap Between Skills and Generation Gaps

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Natalie Ghidotti is the CEO and principal of Ghidotti Communications of Little Rock, a public relations consulting firm serving clients in all industries.