Education Archive

Of Dollars and the Arts (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Alice Walton needs to have a talk with state Sen. Bart Hester. She needs to explain to him the economic impact of the arts in Arkansas.

Invest in Your Culture; It's Reflected in the Bottom Line (Karen Armstrong Expert Advice)

by Karen Armstrong 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Today's workforce, especially among millennials, rates companies that are desirable to work for based on their culture. From a recruitment and retention standpoint, culture is critical, but how do the characteristics of that environment translate to profitability?

Harding Satellites Get New Directors (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Mitch Walton has been named director at Harding University-North Little Rock and Meredith Jones has been named director at Harding University-Northwest Arkansas.

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs, Osteopathic School Partner on Residency Programs

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2018 11:08 am

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs announces a partnership with the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith to develop new undergraduate medical education and graduate medical education training opportunities for osteopathic students and graduates.

SPONSORED: Wood Sales Leadership Center Teaches Art, Science Of Selling

by 2/6/2018 02:56 pm

Rare program poised to turn out its first class of future salespeople at Arkansas State University.

Trust, But Verify (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/5/2018 12:00 am

UAMS, ostensibly accountable to the public, is selling its doctors' services, and the taxpayers who employ those doctors aren't allowed to know how much the buyer is paying.

On Passing, And Failing, Civics (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas students are required to pass a civics test, the same test immigrants must pass to become naturalized American citizens, to be eligible for high school diplomas or General Educational Development certificates. If only legislators had to take it too.

Little Rock Tech Park Making Its Mark On Main

by George Waldon 2/5/2018 12:00 am

A month shy of its first birthday, the Little Rock Technology Park has exceeded expectations for attracting startup-minded entrepreneurs and tech-related ventures.

Entergy Property Generates $3.1M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Utility land in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $3.1 million. Entergy Arkansas Inc. bought its 10.08-acre location at 12209 W. Markham St. from Newkirk Lirock Ltd. of New York.

Laura Fine on Keeping Small Businesses from Missing the Market

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Laura Fine, chief of the Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center, tells what it does, and says customers are king.

Hutchinson Makes Appointments to SAU, Tech Boards of Trustees (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson appoints Monty Harrington to the Southern Arkansas University board of trustees and Stephanie Duffield to the Arkansas Tech University board.

UAMS Vice Chancellor for Campus Operations Retiring

by Mark Friedman 2/2/2018 04:48 pm

Mark Kenneday notified the administration of his plan to retire on Jan. 22, according to UAMS spokeswoman Leslie Taylor.

Normans Donate $500K For ATU Scholarships

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2018 12:24 pm

Robert and Sandra Norman of Tulsa, Oklahoma, donated $500,000 to the Arkansas Tech University Foundation to endow scholarships for business data analytics, management and marketing students in the ATU College of Business.

ATU, Mexican University Announce Partnership

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2018 03:23 pm

Arkansas Tech University in Russellville and Universidad Tecnologica de Matamoros of Mexico have entered into an agreement that establishes a formal educational partnership between the two universities.

Trucking Association Announces Technician Scholarships

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 10:37 am

The Arkansas Trucking Association announced Monday that it is accepting applications for a new scholarship for students interested in pursuing a career as a medium and heavy duty truck technician.

ATU Faculty Member Named to National Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 09:34 am

Melinda Wilkins, professor and director of the health information management and health informatics programs at Arkansas Tech University, has become the first Arkansas resident elected to the American Health Information Management Association's board of directors.

The Conductor To Host Startup Competition

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 09:13 am

The Conductor announced Friday its plans to host a National Collegiate Venture Competition that will award student entrepreneurs a total of $15,000 in cash prizes.

Governed Vs. Governors (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/29/2018 12:00 am

At a time when the free press is attacked daily by a man whose oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States seems as sacred as his marriage vows, the story of newspapers taking existential risks to tell the truth worked on me like a tonic.

Chef Michael Kuefner Finding Groove at The Grove

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 12:00 am

The Grove Comedy Club is scheduled to reopen next month in a remodeled complex in Lowell.

Winrock Announces Health Tech Accelerator

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Winrock International, Arkansas Heart Hospital, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and BioVentures at UAMS recently announced that they are teaming to support a new accelerator for health care technology startups called Health InnovatAR.