Education Archive

Fort Smith Voters to Consider Millage Increase for Library

by Marty Cook 6/12/2014 11:39 am

Fort Smith will hold a special election Aug. 12 to decide a millage increase to benefit the city's public library.

Mike Beebe Announces 16 to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/11/2014 11:57 am

Gov. Mike Beebe announces appointments to state boards and commissions.

UA to Offer First Start-to-Finish Online Bachelor's Degree

by Lee Hogan 6/10/2014 09:41 am

Starting this fall, the University of Arkansas will offer its first start-to-finish online bachelor's degree program. The degree will be a bachelor's in business administration from the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

Northwest Arkansas Law Firms Feeling the Recovery

by Marty Cook 6/9/2014 12:00 am

Some of northwest Arkansas' largest law firms were able to handle the post-recession market thanks to some planning and diversity. During northwest Arkansas' economic growth in the early years of the 21st century, many outside law firms made moves into the area and opened local offices.

On Development: Business & Childhood (Scott Gordon Commentary)

by Scott Gordon 6/9/2014 12:00 am

There's a proven correlation between childhood development and economic development. Research shows that investments in children's health and learning have impressive economic outcomes, both in the short and long term.

New Position at Hendrix College Filled by W. Ellis Arnold

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

W. Ellis Arnold III has been chosen to fill a new position at Hendrix College in Conway: senior executive vice president, dean of advancement and general counsel. He has served as acting president of the college since J. Timothy Cloyd's resignation in February 2013.

SAU Gets $60,000 Engineering Program Donation

by Lee Hogan 6/5/2014 03:37 pm

The Southern Arkansas University engineering program recently received a $60,000 donation from Albemarle and the Albemarle Foundation. In all, that's $200,000 from the specialty chemical company for the SAU Albemarle Endowed Professor of Engineering.

Arkansas Fellowship Announces First Class, Host Companies

by Mark Carter 6/4/2014 12:21 pm

The Arkansas Fellowship is a program that matches graduating Arkansas college seniors with Arkansas host companies.

UALR Names Finalists for Vice Provost of Research Position

by Lee Hogan 6/3/2014 10:31 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has named three finalists for vice provost of research, innovation and economic development. The finalists are set to visit the campus this month.

Prosecutor: No Charges Over Conflicting Testimony by UA Officials

by Lee Hogan 6/3/2014 09:36 am

Contradictory testimony by the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville's chancellor and former spokesman do not warrant prosecution, according to Larry Jegley, prosecuting attorney for the 6th Judicial District of Arkansas.

Tuition, Fees On the Rise at State's Major Universities

by Lee Hogan 6/2/2014 01:37 pm

Pupils at the state's five largest public, four-year universities can expect one thing for certain next year: higher tuition and fees. The increases are between $210 and $391 for 30 credit hours.

Inaugural Class of Arkansas Fellows Revealed This Week

by Mark Carter 6/2/2014 12:00 am

The inaugural class of Arkansas Fellows will be revealed Wednesday at a Governor's Mansion reception. The new Arkansas Fellowship program pairs graduating college seniors from state schools with Arkansas-based host companies for two-year internships that will pay an annual salary of $40,000.

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Fights Falling Sales

by Luke Jones 6/2/2014 12:00 am

While the state's two gambling venues are predicting green pastures and growth, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is resigned to a second consecutive decline in annual revenue.

Public Education Revenue in U.S. Slips

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Public elementary and secondary education revenue fell in fiscal year 2012 for the first time since 1977, when the U.S. Census Bureau began collecting public education finance data annually. Public elementary and secondary school systems received $594.5 billion in total revenue in fiscal year 2012, down $4.9 billion, or 0.8 percent, from fiscal year 2011, according to a Census report issued in late May.

Mere Mortals Can Make It Happen (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Shortly after our firstborn arrived in the fall of 1990 — a year before I took a job as a business reporter even though I knew nothing about business — I read an article that sent an electric shock through my newly maternal brain. It said, simply and indisputably, that every dollar I saved for my child's college education would earn money and every dollar I had to borrow for college would cost money.

UAMS Anesthesiology Department Gains New Chair (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Williams Brooks Gentry has been appointed chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, effective July 1.

Bentonville Remains Atop Arkansas Tech Business Index

by Lee Hogan 5/30/2014 04:55 pm

Bentonville remained atop the Arkansas Tech Business Index's ranking of 16 municipalities across the state, accrording to data compiled for February. In all, 10 cities were above the state average since 2009.

Arkansas State Notified of Data Breach; Up to 50,000 Could Be Affected

by Lee Hogan 5/30/2014 02:44 pm

The Arkansas Department of Human Services has notified Arkansas State University that a data breach could expose the personal information, including partial Social Security numbers, of about 50,000 individuals.

UCA Trustees Approve 3.86 Percent Increase to Tuition, Fees

by Lee Hogan 5/30/2014 12:44 pm

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees on Friday unanimously approved a 3.86 percent increase for tuition and fees in the next academic year.

Henderson State Trustees Approve Tuition, Fees Hike

by Lee Hogan 5/29/2014 04:56 pm

Henderson State University trustees approved a 3.82 percent increase to tuition and fees for the 2014-15 academic year at a board meeting Thursday. The hike will mean an additional $139 per semester for full-time students.