Education Archive

Arkansas Tech University Approves $4M for Residence Hall Upgrades

by Lee Hogan 11/20/2014 03:33 pm

Arkansas Tech University's board of trustees approved Thursday to invest $4.67 million in upgrades to its 18 residence halls.

Raczynski, Phillips Pledge $1M to UAMS

by Associated Press 11/20/2014 02:18 pm

The dean of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health and his wife have pledged a planned estate gift of $1 million to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

A.L. Chilton Foundation to Support UA Faculty with $500k Gift

by Associated Press 11/20/2014 08:36 am

A new faculty fellowship is being created at the University of Arkansas' College of Education and Health Professions thanks to a $500,000 gift from the Dallas-based A.L. Chilton Foundation.

UAMS Northwest Opens Comprehensive Rehabilitation Clinic

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/18/2014 09:11 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has opened a comprehensive rehabilitation clinic on its northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville, it announced Tuesday.

Mid-South Community College Eyes Arkansas State University Merger

by Lee Hogan 11/17/2014 10:30 am

Mid-South Community College of West Memphis and the Arkansas State University System could be headed toward a merger.

‘I've Got Suits Older Than You' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 11/17/2014 12:00 am

When I arrived at Arkansas Business in August 1999, I really didn't know any business leaders in Arkansas. I was born and raised in Arkansas, and I had been a local government reporter in Pine Bluff and an education reporter for the old Arkansas Gazette. But the only business reporting I had done was in Nashville, Tennessee, so even business legends like William H. Bowen were new to me.

Pharmacy Firm RxResults Adding Jobs

by Mark Friedman 11/17/2014 12:00 am

RxResults, a pharmacy risk management company that is partly owned by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, said it plans to add between 20 and 30 jobs in the next 21 months, according to a UAMS news release. Founded in 2008, RxResults was created to help lower drug costs for employers and their workers while making sure they receive the best medicines available.

KUAR Makes Morning Changes To Allow More Local News

by Sean Beherec 11/17/2014 12:00 am

KUAR-FM, 89.1 has announced some programming changes during its “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered” broadcasts to allow the station more flexibility in airing regional news. The station announced it will now air state news headlines in the morning at 20 and 43 minutes past the hour and in the afternoon at 4:34 p.m. and 5:34 p.m.

UAMS Researcher Receives $1.5M Grant from National Institutes of Health

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2014 10:25 am

A researcher at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the use of nanoparticles in cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Fowlers Donate $2.93M to Chancellor's Residence Expansion

by Lee Hogan 11/13/2014 04:08 pm

The chancellor's home on the University of Arkansas campus is getting an upgrade thanks to a hefty gift from its namesakes. Wallace W. and Jama M. Fowler of Jonesboro pledged $2.93 million to an effort to expand the residence, adding room to host large dinners, receptions and other special events.

Investors at Technology Summit Advise Startups to Sell the Vision

by Mark Carter 11/13/2014 04:05 pm

Investors participating in the Arkansas Technology Summit Thursday at the Argenta Innovation Center in downtown North Little Rock said they'd prefer to see an inspired pitch from a potential investment target than a detailed business plan.

Arkansas Technology Summit to Showcase Research-based Startups

by Mark Carter 11/12/2014 09:51 am

The summit will run all day Thursday from the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub's Argenta Innovation Center in downtown North Little Rock.

UAPB, UA Receive $2.2M in Grants

by Lee Hogan 11/12/2014 09:48 am

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and the flagship institution of the UA System, the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, have received a combined $2.2 million in grant funding this week.

Greg Hatcher on Health Care Trends in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2014 12:00 am

Greg Hatcher is the author of three books, including “55 Steps to Outrageous Service.”

Brad Phelps Named Associate General Counsel for Arkansas State University System (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2014 12:00 am

Brad Phelps, formerly chief deputy attorney general for the state of Arkansas, has been named associate general counsel of the Arkansas State University System.

Barbara Goswick, Don Smith Top List of CFO of the Year Honorees

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas accounting professionals took an unaccustomed turn at center stage last Wednesday at the Arkansas Business CFO of the Year Awards luncheon at the Embassy Suites in west Little Rock.

UA Projects, Fayetteville School Win American Architecture Awards

by Jan Cottingham 11/4/2014 09:36 am

Three projects with ties to the University of Arkansas' Fay Jones School of Architecture have received 2014 American Architecture Awards.

Apartments, Ace Hardware Subjects of Million-Dollar Deals in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2014 12:00 am

Multifamily and retail properties were at the heart of two seven-digit transactions in Conway.

DHS Director John Selig on What Changes He'd Make in Public Policy

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2014 12:00 am

John Selig joined the Department of Human Services in 1988 as a special assistant to the director. He left the agency for two years in 1994 to work at the Department of Health before returning to DHS as the director of Behavioral Health Services. He was named director by Gov. Mike Huckabee in 2005.

Shannon Boshears Accepts Dual Roles at Pulaski Tech College, Foundation

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2014 12:00 am

Shannon Boshears will lead fundraising efforts for the Pulaski Technical College Foundation, the fundraising and private gift-receiving agency for the college.