Education Archive

Charley Penix on Architecture Shaping the Future of Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Charley Penix became CEO of Cromwell Architects Engineers Inc., the state's largest architecture firm and second-largest engineering firm, in 2009.

UCA Gets $1.2M Grant for High School Science, Math Teachers Training

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2014 12:52 pm

The University of Central Arkansas is the beneficiary of a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant aimed at increasing the number of qualified high school science and mathematics teachers.

UCA Moves Forward with Feasibility Study on Mixed-Use Development

by Lee Hogan 9/19/2014 10:42 am

The University of Central Arkansas moved a step closer to putting a mixed-use building on campus after its board of trustees on approved a feasibility study for issuing bonds for a proposed 67,500-SF center at the corner of Donaghey Avenue and Bruce Street.

Arkansas Tech to Offer MSBA Degree Online

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2014 03:34 pm

Beginning with summer classes in 2015, Arkansas Tech University's Master of Science in Business Administration will be offered fully online after its board of trustees on Thursday approved the method.

Arkansas' Higher Education Enrollment Down 1 Percent

by Lee Hogan 9/18/2014 10:24 am

The number of students enrolled in higher education is down 1 percent from a year ago, according to enrollment numbers on the 11th day of classes.

A-State, NYIT Prepare for October Summit on Proposed Medical School

by Lee Hogan 9/17/2014 03:39 pm

Officials with the proposed New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine on the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro have set a graduate medical education summit for October. The GME Summit, scheduled Oct. 16, will bring together state and national healthcare leaders, hospital executives and practicing physicians.

Leaders Say New School District Will Boost Businesses in Jacksonville

by Lee Hogan 9/17/2014 10:44 am

More than 94 percent voted Tuesday for Jacksonville to separate from the Pulaski County Special School District and create its own school district. Leaders expect the move to provide a big boost for business in the city.

Governor's Quality Awards Go to 28 Arkansas Organizations

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2014 08:28 am

The 20th annual event was held at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Little Rock before an audience of more than 400 business and civic leaders. In addition to recognizing the winers, 16 past awards recipients were recognized.

Former August House Publisher Liz Smith Russell Begins a Familiar Chapter

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2014 12:00 am

Nine years after selling August House Publishers to an Atlanta firm, one of the former owners and leaders of the award-winning Little Rock publishing company is getting back into book publishing.

Department of Arkansas Heritage Puts Down Roots Near River

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2014 12:00 am

The Department of Arkansas Heritage intends to develop a 30,000-SF headquarters in downtown Little Rock, assembling a 4.5-acre location on the banks of the Arkansas River in two transactions totaling $2.3 million.

Challenges of Family Ownership (Rudy Ortiz Expert Advice)

by Rudy Ortiz 9/15/2014 12:00 am

The irony of family business is that the same characteristics that can lead to their successes can also contribute to their demise. These competing characteristics include family trust, founder independence and tenacity, and extensive product knowledge. It is important to review each of these in fuller detail to understand the challenges family businesses face.

Early Numbers Put Arkansas Tech 3rd Among State Universities

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/12/2014 02:19 pm

If preliminary enrollment numbers at Arkansas universities hold, Arkansas Tech University in Russellville would be ranked third in the state.

Crystal Bridges Exhibit to Put American Artists in Spotlight

by Marty Cook 9/11/2014 02:08 pm

Officials with the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art travelled more than 100,000 miles to visit with artists across the United States last year in search of pieces for the museum's new exhibit.

AT&T Gives $35,000 for EAST Initiative Partnership with Innovation Hub

by Mark Carter 9/11/2014 08:01 am

AT&T on Wednesday announced a $35,000 donation to the EAST Initiative as part of its partnership with the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub.

Jeff Baskin, Head of NLR Library System, Dies

by Jan Cottingham 9/10/2014 03:25 pm

Jeffrey Lee Baskin, who served the Laman Library System for 27 years and was responsible for a great expansion of the system, has died at 67.

Arkansas State to Change Helmet Decals After Complaint

by Lance Turner 9/10/2014 02:52 pm

Arkansas State University will modify helmet decals that honor former player Markel Owens and former equipment manager Barry Weyer after receiving a complaint that the decal in the shape of a cross is a violation of the separation of church and state.

UA Transportation Center Gets $1.4M Grant from U.S. Department of Transportation

by Lee Hogan 9/9/2014 10:24 am

The University of Arkansas' Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center has received a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Mike Beebe Appoints 58 to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2014 02:58 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe announces 58 appointments to state boards and commissions.

Kelley Erstine Returns to UCA as Chief of Staff

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2014 12:00 am

Kelley Erstine, an alumnus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, started work last week as chief of staff at his alma matter. In his new role, Erstine will make $165,000 a year.

Baptist Health School Sells In $8.5 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/8/2014 12:00 am

The sale of a medical project in west Little Rock weighed in at $8.5 million. A cell tower project in North Little Rock rang up a $1 million sale. And a Town Place Suites project in North Little Rock is in the works after a $950,000 transaction.