Education Archive

Asa Hutchinson Open to Changes in School Consolidation Law

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 1/6/2015 01:24 pm

Arkansas' incoming governor says he's open to a change in the state's school consolidation law.

Chasse Conque Hired as UALR Athletic Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/6/2015 11:32 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has named Chasse Conque as its new athletic director.

UA Extends Mike Anderson's Contract Through 2020

by Lee Hogan 1/6/2015 11:09 am

The University of Arkansas has extended men's basketball coach Mike Anderson's contract through March 2020.

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson Announces 3 Appointments

by Associated Press 1/6/2015 07:31 am

Gov-Elect Asa Hutchinson has announced appointments to two state commissions and a reappointment to the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees.

Bret Bielema: Arkansas DC Robb Smith Signs New Contract

by Associated Press 1/5/2015 04:06 pm

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema says defensive coordinator Robb Smith has signed a new contract with the school.

The 2014 Executive Q&A Issue

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/5/2015 12:00 am

We asked Arkansas' business giants to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2014. Here's what they had to say.

Mayflower-Vilonia Tornado is Top AP Story of 2014

by Associated Press 1/1/2015 09:39 pm

Arkansas' worst natural disaster of 2014 has been selected by Associated Press members as the state's top news story of the year, edging out the Republican dominance in the midterm elections and court decisions that opened the door to marriages between same-sex couples.

Jeff Amerine Leaves UA Commercialization Post to Focus on Private Firm

by Mark Carter 1/1/2015 11:30 am

Jeff Amerine will continue to teach entrepreneurship classes at the UA's Walton College of Business, and will now devote more time to Startup Junkie Consulting of Fayetteville, which he founded in 2008 and plans to grow regionally.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Thursday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/31/2014 11:20 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Thursday in recognition of the New Year's holiday.

Notable Deaths in 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

William H. Bowen, Bob Lamb and Jeff Baskin were among a number of notable business leaders and professionals who died in 2014.

Tunnels, Dennis Smiley, John Rogers, Wal-Mart Kept Readers Checking Online

by Lance Turner 12/30/2014 07:13 pm

A tour of the hidden underground tunnels of Hot Springs was the most-read story on ArkansasBusiness.com in 2014.

The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 07:12 pm

Politics, white-collar crime, banking acquisitions, Turner Grain and more. Arkansas Business recaps the top 10 stories from the year that was 2014.

Best Quotes of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 11:15 am

They said it: The best quotes of the year.

No Daily Report, Morning Roundup on Thursday, Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2014 07:29 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report and Morning Roundup on Thursday and Friday in recognition of the Christmas holiday.

Conway Corp. Pledges $3M to Science Center Addition at UCA

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2014 03:42 pm

Conway Corp., operator of Conway's city-owned utility system, has pledged $3 million to the University of Central Arkansas for its $17.5 million construction and renovation project of the Lewis Science Center.

UA College of Engineering Names Tory Gaddy, Julie Olsen to Development Team

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2014 11:24 am

Tory Gaddy and Julie Olsen have been promoted to positions in the College of Engineering's Office of External Relations at the University of Arkansas.

Arkansas State, Mid-South Boards to Consider Merger at January Meetings

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2014 11:07 am

The boards of trustees at the Arkansas State University System and Mid-South Community College have set meetings for Jan. 9 to consider a merger.

A.J. Anglin Named Interim VP for Academic Affairs at Arkansas Tech

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2014 10:42 am

A.J. Anglin has been named interim vice president for academic affairs at Arkansas Tech Unviersity.

UA, UALR Forecasters See More Improvement in Arkansas' Economy in 2015

by Mark Friedman 12/22/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas' leading economists say the state should have an improved economy next year. One of the highlights: the unemployment rate is expected to continue to drop to 5.5 percent by the end of 2015 and then slip to 5.3 percent in 2016.

The Best & Worst of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2014 12:00 am

From best investment to worst financial projects, Arkansas Business recaps the best and worst of 2014.