Education Archive

NYIT Votes to Put Osteopathic School in Jonesboro

by Lance Turner 3/17/2014 02:59 pm

The New York Institute of Technology on Friday approved a resolution to establish a second site of its College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University's campus in Jonesboro.

Fellowship Program Aims to Attract, Keep Entrepreneurial Talent

by Mark Carter 3/17/2014 01:30 pm

A new entrepreneurship program called the Arkansas Fellowship has been launched as part of an effort to keep and attract entrepreneurial talent to the state.

Couple Pledges $240,000 for UA Engineering

by Associated Press 3/17/2014 11:14 am

A Dallas couple has pledged $240,000 to the University of Arkansas' college of engineering to support an endowed fellowship in their name.

Mike Beebe Appoints Morril Harriman to UA Board of Trustees

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2014 11:09 am

Gov. Mike Beebe names Morril Harriman of Little Rock to the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.3 Percent in January

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2014 09:40 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point from December to 7.3 percent in January, according to the state Department of Workforce Services.

UAMS, Saline Memorial Join Forces With New Clinic

by Eric Monson 3/17/2014 12:00 am

The residents of Saline County recently received a boost to their health care options as Saline Memorial Hospital joined with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock to open the UAMS Neurosurgery Clinic at Saline Memorial.

Mangan Holcomb, Social Innovation Get Go Green Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2014 12:00 am

Mangan Holcomb Partners and Social Innovation, both of Little Rock, were recently awarded seven Go Green advertising awards in recognition for their work with Keep Arkansas Beautiful and Delta Plastics.

You're Not the Boss of Me (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/17/2014 12:00 am

It does seem to me that having leadership skills is one of those areas in which women still have to be better than men in order to be recognized, because men can still get away with demanding followership without immediately being written off as bossy.

Sustainability as a Business Strategy (Nancy Landrum Commentary)

by Nancy Landrum 3/17/2014 12:00 am

Sustainability in business is, at its core, about returning to old-fashioned business values: knowing your customers and neighbors, frugality and efficiency, doing the right thing and being accountable for your actions.

UCA Plans To Reshape Donaghey Avenue

by Mark Friedman 3/17/2014 12:00 am

The University of Central Arkansas in Conway is working on plans to renovate a mile-long section of Donaghey Avenue. The crown jewel of the proposed project is an approximately 68,000-SF, four-story mixed-use building that will feature retail on the ground floor and student housing on floors 2 through 4.

Conway Works on Plan for a New Downtown

by Mark Friedman 3/17/2014 12:00 am

What started as a way to solve a flooding issue in Conway has blossomed into a plan to create a new downtown, covering 28 blocks to be transformed into a mixed-use development that features small businesses, wide sidewalks, public parking, parks, lofts and apartments.

Arkansas Business Seeking 40 Under 40 Nominations

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2014 08:15 am

The 2014 class of 40 Under 40 honorees will be profiled in the June 23 issue of Arkansas Business. Included in this issue will be a listing of their accomplishments within their businesses, organizations and/or community.

ASU Negotiating with Firm for Hotel, Convention Center

by Lee Hogan 3/12/2014 09:54 am

Arkansas State University says it's negotiating with Jonesboro Hotel and Convention Center LLC of Effingham, Ill., to build the proposed hotel and convention center at the university's Jonesboro campus.

UAMS BioVentures to Host Commercialization Workshops

by Mark Carter 3/10/2014 03:52 pm

Two commercialization strategy workshops for entrepreneurs and university researchers have been scheduled for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in April.

Todd Shields Named UA Fulbright College Dean

by Lee Hogan 3/10/2014 09:05 am

The University of Arkansas announced Monday the next dean for its J. William Fulbright College of Arts, the university's largest academic unit, will be Todd Shields. The move is effective March 24.

Minimum Wage Proposals Spark Disagreement

by Mark Friedman 3/10/2014 12:00 am

Whether raising the minimum wage — a burning issue in the tourism and hospitality industries — will actually help all the people it's aimed at is a question of deep disagreement, even among experts. There does appear to be, however, consensus on the minimum conditions necessary to have a sustainable economy.

Walmart Foundation Donates $1.5 Million to Bentonville's Amazeum

by Marty Cook 3/10/2014 12:00 am

The Walmart Foundation donated $1.5 million to the Amazeum, the interactive museum scheduled to open in 2015 in Bentonville. The money donated will allow the museum to have a temporary gallery, Amazeum officials said.

Henderson State Gets $342K From Entergy Arkansas For Energy Efficiency

by Luke Jones 3/10/2014 12:00 am

Henderson State University in Arkadelphia has received $342,218 in incentives from Entergy Arkansas Inc. for energy-efficient lighting upgrades.

Nettleton Schools To Spend $1 Million On Laptops to Students

by Mark Friedman 3/10/2014 12:00 am

The Nettleton School District in Jonesboro said it will spend $1 million during the next four years to provide its students with Apple laptops.

Accountability Sans Jerkiness (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 3/10/2014 12:00 am

A CEO can delegate just about everything except culture. And every company will have a culture, whether it just happens or is implemented purposefully and continually by leadership in every decision and hire.