Education Archive

JB Hunt Gives $2.7M to Set Up Innovation Center at UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/22/2017 07:09 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell announced Wednesday a $2.75 million grant to the University of Arkansas.

The Influencers: Laurence Alexander of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

by Kyle Massey 3/20/2017 12:00 am

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Chancellor Laurence Alexander, who took over Arkansas' only historically black state school in 2013, sees it as a bright spot in Jefferson County and beyond, as well as an economic engine.

The Influencers: Jeff Long of the University of Arkansas

by Marty Cook 3/20/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long is a driven man, so it's a bit of a surprise when his voice catches while talking about how much sports mean to him.

The Influencers: Michael Poore of the Little Rock School District

by Jan Cottingham 3/20/2017 12:00 am

It's probably best to be an optimist if you want to lead the Little Rock School District. By that measure, Arkansas Education Commissioner Johnny Key made the right choice last April in selecting Mike Poore as superintendent of the state's biggest — and long-troubled — school district.

World-Class Rationalization (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/20/2017 12:00 am

One afternoon provided two exercises in compartmentalization: Richard Johns' plea agreement and the indictment of former state Sen. Jon Woods and Oren Paris III.

Arkansas Business Presents The Influencers

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/20/2017 12:00 am

Meet five leaders in business and education who are influencing their industries, their communities and the future of Arkansas.

Governor Appoints Arkansas CEOs to Study State's Computer, Data Sector

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2017 10:19 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson forms a blue ribbon commission to study how to grow the state's computer science and data analytics sector. The 19-member commission is co-chaired by Acxiom Corp. founder Charles Morgan and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston.

Arkansas Tech Breaks Ground for $3.5M Sports Complex

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2017 12:57 pm

Arkansas Tech University hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday for its new $3.5 million multi-sports complex on the university's Russellville campus.

Bradbury Family Foundation Gives $300K For Free Enterprise Scholarships

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/16/2017 10:29 am

Arkansas State University announces a $300,000 gift from the Bradbury Family Foundation of Little Rock that will fund merit-based scholarships to six students each year who enroll in the new Bradbury Free Enterprise Scholars Program.

Fitz Hill Fights for Young People, Community in New Role

by Todd Traub 3/15/2017 09:15 am

Former Arkansas Baptist president Fitz Hill continues to help young African-Americans as the leader of the college's foundation.

UA Names Interim Director of Economic Research Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 01:26 pm

The University of Arkansas on Monday named Mervin Jebaraj interim director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at its Sam M. Walton College of Business, effective April 17.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to a Record 3.8 Percent

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/13/2017 09:58 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate continued to fall in January to the lowest on record, 3.8 percent. The rate was 3.9 percent in December and 4.2 percent in January 2016.

Kathy Deck To Leave Arkansas for Alabama-Tuscaloosa

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Economist Kathy Deck is leaving the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville to become the director of community and economic research partnerships at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.

Change In the Air at Clinton National Airport

by Mark Friedman 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Renovations at Clinton National Airport in Little Rock are coming at a time when other airports are starting to look more like shopping malls.

Disputed Contracts Place Procurement in Spotlight

by Kyle Massey 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Disputes over recent state contracts have put Republican lawmakers at odds with the Republican governor, angered potential vendors and muddied understanding on what businesses can expect from the process of awarding state work.

Managing Small-Business Cash Flow (Marcus Guinn Expert Advice)

by Marcus Guinn 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Cash flow is the largest determining factor of a small business' success or failure. Before a company opens for business, there should be a plan in place for managing cash flow.

Downtown Startup Space Among Conway Chamber's Priorities

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/10/2017 11:38 am

The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce said Thursday it will raise public and private money for seven "generation defining" projects, including a startup space that Conway Corp. has said it will pay for.

UAM, UAMS Announce New Pre-Pharmacy Transfer Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2017 12:30 pm

The University of Arkansas at Monticello announces the Rural Health Early Admissions Program, which will offer pre-pharmacy students the opportunity to transfer early to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' College of Pharmacy.

The Conductor, Junior Achievement to Provide K-12 Programming

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2017 09:13 am

The Conductor, a public-private partnership of the University of Central Arkansas and Startup Junkie Consulting, announces a new partnership with the nonprofit Junior Achievement of Arkansas to create programming for K-12 students.

Barbara Ross-Lee: Arkansas Can Support 3 Medical Schools

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/7/2017 03:50 pm

Arkansas "absolutely, positively" needs doctors and can sustain three medical schools, Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee tells the Little Rock Rotary Club.

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