Education Archive

Small Business Center Touts Record-Breaking Numbers

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/3/2017 02:04 pm

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock announced last week that it has helped its clients obtain nearly $70 million in capital funding and open 141 businesses in 2016.

Uncle T's, Opening in Conway, Eyes More Expansion

by Sarah Campbell 3/2/2017 11:49 am

Little Rock landmark Uncle T's Deli Market will celebrate the grand opening of its second location Saturday in Conway, and the family behind the business aims to open five more in the next three years.

Architect Compensation in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 12:00 am

The mean annual wage for architects in Arkansas in 2015 was $68,540 compared with $82,850 nationally, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

CJRW Lottery Strategy: Playing To Win Over Millennials

by Kyle Massey 2/27/2017 12:00 am

The day after CJRW signed a hotly contested $34.5 million advertising contract on Feb. 16, a team led by Gary Heathcott at CJRW was busy putting a new face to the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.

MAHG Architect Travis Bartlett at Home with Sustainable Design

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 12:00 am

Since joining MAHG Architecture in 1996, Travis R. Bartlett has been responsible for the design of civic, health care, commercial, residential and higher education projects.

UA Little Rock Advances Three to Interim TItles (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 12:00 am

Allen Stanley, University of Arkansas at Little Rock contract review manager, has been named interim associate vice chancellor for finance. Daryl Rice will serve as interim associate vice chancellor of academic affairs.

ASU Trustees Approve Operations Agreement for New Campus in Mexico

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/24/2017 03:49 pm

The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved an updated 10-year collaboration agreement with a nonprofit partner of A-State that is building a $100 million, 800,000-SF campus in Queretaro, Mexico.

Interim Dean for Bowen Law School Named

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2017 11:48 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock announced on Wednesday that John DiPippa will serve as interim dean of its William H. Bowen School of Law. He starts July 1.

More Indictments Expected in Ecclesia Kickback Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Federal prosecutors may soon take more action in the kickback case involving former Rep. Micah Neal, who pleaded guilty to a federal felony in January.

Biggest Deals in Arkansas Rise 11 Percent in 2016

by Jan Cottingham 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Both the value and the volume of mergers and acquisitions in Arkansas rose last year, with the value increasing 11 percent to $9.8 billion and the volume rising 10 percent to 92.

Making the Tough Calls (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Decision making — especially when it is hard — is a fundamental part of leadership.

Staying in Searcy Fits Youthful Tastes

by Mark Friedman 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Harding students are not only deciding to stay in Searcy after graduating, the millennials are also following the movement of buying and eating locally, which has helped new restaurants.

Hive Chef Matthew McClure Sees Opportunity in Having a Full Plate

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Matthew McClure has been named a semifinalist for three consecutive years for the James Beard Foundation Awards' best chef in the South. This year's semifinalists are announced this month.

Angela Phipps Takes Associate Seat at Ozarka (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Angela Phipps has been promoted to associate director of advancement at Ozarka College in Melbourne.

Governor's ArFuture Grant Proposal Fails in Committee

by Ibby Caputo, Arkansas Nonprofit News Network 2/16/2017 07:03 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proposal to create a grant that would pay for tuition and fees for students at Arkansas community or technical colleges failed to pass the Senate Education Committee in a 4-4 vote Wednesday

Teach For America Director: Kids Deserve an Equitable Education

by Sarah Campbell 2/15/2017 12:00 pm

Children from low-income homes have more needs but the same potential as those from middle-class or affluent homes and should receive an equitable education, Jared Henderson, executive director of Teach For America in Arkansas, says.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2017 09:15 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on announces appointments to boards and commissions.

Museum of Discovery to Expand Girls in STEM Program

by Lydia McAllister 2/13/2017 07:00 am

The Museum of Discovery said last week that its Girls in STEM program will serve more girls in 2017 and expand to Jonesboro and Pine Bluff thanks to grants from Walmart, Best Buy and the Women's Foundation of Arkansas.

Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 29th Annual Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Arkansas Nonprofit News Network Aiming for Impact

by Kyle Massey 2/13/2017 12:00 am

In an era when “fake news” is a rallying cry and the Trump administration is attacking the press as a “failing” opposition party, Lindsay Millar has launched the Arkansas Nonprofit News Network as a “nonpartisan news project dedicated to producing journalism that matters to Arkansans.”