Education Archive

Iron Yard Hopes Coding Helps Populate Tech Sector in Little Rock

by Mark Carter 10/19/2015 12:00 am

As more Americans suspect traditional college degrees are delivering less return on their investment, coding schools like the Iron Yard are filling a fast-growing niche.

Adjunct Professors' Low Pay A Savings For Colleges

by Mark Friedman 10/19/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas Business surveyed more than a dozen public colleges and universities across the state and found adjunct salaries paid generally between $2,000 and $2,500 at four-year schools.

Arkansas Universities Expand Online Programs to Lure Students

by Marty Cook 10/19/2015 12:00 am

Universities across the state are expanding and strengthening their online degree programs in an attempt to attract some of the 300,000-plus potential students who can't attend campus classes.

Education Commissioner Johnny Key on Moving Arkansas Forward in Learning

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2015 12:00 am

Before being named education commissioner, Key was associate vice president for university relations at the University of Arkansas System, a position he had held since August 2014.

Pulaski Tech Gets $1.5M for Humanities, Arts Building

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2015 11:22 am

The Pulaski Technical College Foundation said Friday that the Windgate Charitable Foundation has awarded it a $1.5 million grant to furnish and equip the college's new Center for Humanities and Arts.

University of the Ozarks Receives $2M for Faculty Enrichment

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/15/2015 12:55 pm

Helen McElree of Fayetteville, a University of the Ozarks graduate and honorary lifetime member of its board of trustees, has made a $2 million commitment to the university for faculty enrichment.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame to Induct 4

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2015 10:56 am

The 2016 inductees are: William T. Dillard II of Dillards Inc.; Dr. George K. Mitchell, former Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield CEO; former Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller; and Patricia P. Upton of Aromatique.

UA Research Center Funded by $12M Grant to Focus on Cybersecurity

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 10:25 am

University of Arkansas researchers will lead a new national center devoted to cybersecurity for electric power utilities, made possible by a $12.2 million federal grant.

Truckers Still Feeling Driver Pinch

by Marty Cook 10/12/2015 12:00 am

An American Trucking Associations analysis reported an expected shortage of a record-high 47,500 drivers by the end of 2015, an increase of nearly 10,000 from the year before. The report said driver shortage has been a growing problem since the industry began to recover from the recession in 2011.

Weyerhaeuser Launches $190M Dierks Sawmill Project

by George Waldon 10/12/2015 12:00 am

One of the oldest sawmill operations in the state is undergoing a $190 million rebirth at its historic southwest Arkansas home. Site preparation for the new Weyerhaeuser complex at Dierks (Howard County) is winding down as the project shifts into a new phase of construction.

Cotton Inc. Honors UA Cotton Breeder Fred Bourland

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Fred Bourland, a cotton breeder for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, will be inducted by Cotton Inc. into the 2015 class of the Cotton Research & Promotion Hall of Fame.

October Proclaimed Farm to School Month

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

A program that connects schools with nearby farms to provide fresh produce for students and income for farmers is being recognized by Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proclamation of October as Arkansas Farm to School Month.

Arkansas Poultry Industry Braces for Bird Flu

by Marty Cook 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Many Arkansans are looking skyward, eager to see migrating ducks from the north flying though the state when hunting season opens in November. Many other Arkansans are looking in the same direction, but with anxiety rather than eagerness.

Former Harding Nursing Dean Cathleen Shultz Retires (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Cathleen Shultz, former dean of the Carr College of Nursing at Harding University in Searcy, retired last month. She had been a member of the Harding faculty since 1976 and, in 1980, was the founding dean of the College of Nursing.

Forest Resources Center's Matthew Pelkki on Why Timber Industry Isn't Falling

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Matthew Pelkki has written more than 100 scholarly articles and been a lead investigator in 27 projects involving more than $6 million in research funding.

Donald Bobbitt Wants Karla Hughes as UAM Chancellor

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2015 10:47 am

University of Arkansas System President Donald Bobbitt announced Friday that he will recommend Karla Hughes, Ph.D., to the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas System as chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Tyson Foods Gives $1.3M to UA System's Agriculture Division

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2015 03:57 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Tuesday donated $1.3 million to the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Scott Varady to Lead Razorback Foundation

by Marty Cook 10/6/2015 12:42 pm

Scott Varady, the University of Arkansas' general counsel, has been named executive director and general counsel of the Razorback Foundation.

ADWS Awards $4M to Community Colleges

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2015 10:01 am

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services has awarded Arkansas Community Colleges more than $4 million as part of its Arkansas Sector Partnership initiative.

Hendrix College Offers New Scholarships After $26M Donation

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2015 09:46 am

Hendrix College will offer new scholarships to cover the full cost of attendance for Federal Pell Grant-eligible students from the Arkansas Commitment program, Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock Catholic High School for Boys, and Mount St. Mary Academy.