Education Archive

ASU Receives $30K for Media Production Unit

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/26/2016 04:13 pm

A $30,000 gift from the Ernest and Anna Ritter Family Endowment and E. Ritter & Company is supporting the creation of a mobile media production unit for Arkansas State University's media and communication students.

Tom Clifton Named Interim Dean at UALR

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/26/2016 11:23 am

Tom Clifton has been named the interim dean of the College of Arts, Letters and Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Hendrix College Raises $2M to Make Goal for Mabee Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/26/2016 11:07 am

Hendrix College of Conway says it has reached its goal to meet a $1 million challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa.

Arkansas Tech, University of the Ozarks Ink Deal to Benefit International Students

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/26/2016 09:28 am

Arkansas Tech University President Robin E. Bowen and University of the Ozarks President Richard L. Dunsworth signed a memorandum of understanding to create an academic collaboration to benefit international students.

Harding Football Coach to Join Advancement Office

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2016 11:10 am

Ronnie Huckeba, head football coach at Harding University, will join the university's advancement office in January. Huckeba announced Aug. 10 that he would be stepping down as head coach at the conclusion of this season.

Newcomers to Northwest Arkansas Refilling Labor Pool

by Marty Cook 8/22/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services released a report in July that showed Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in June 2016. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported unadjusted unemployment rates of 3.1 percent for northwest Arkansas and 4.2 percent for Arkansas.

Sandra Robertson Greenwood To Retire from UALR (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Sandra Robertson Greenwood will retire as director of budget and strategic initiatives for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Sept. 20, her 70th birthday.

Traveling the Globe in Search of Jobs (Mike Preston Commentary)

by Mike Preston 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Over the last year, your Arkansas Economic Development Commission has traveled almost 20,000 miles around the world searching for good-paying jobs for the people of Arkansas. It's a reflection of the times in which we live. Ours is a global economy, and the competition for new jobs is no longer with surrounding states only, but with every country around the globe.

Arkansas Unemployment Unchanged at 3.9 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2016 09:42 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.9 percent in July, according to a report Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

University of Arkansas Raises $131.6M in FY 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2016 10:02 am

The University of Arkansas announced on Thursday that it has finished the 2016 fiscal year with $131.6 million in private gift support, surpassing its $115 million goal and making this year the third best in its fundraising history.

At Rotary, Johnny Key Touts 'Student-Focused Education'

by Sarah Campbell 8/16/2016 02:00 pm

The Arkansas Department of Education can transform the state to lead the nation in student-focused education, Commissioner Johnny Key tells the Rotary Club of Little Rock.

JBU Opens $6M Health Education Building

by Alexis Hosticka 8/15/2016 11:00 am

John Brown University celebrated the opening of its new $6 million, 20,000-SF Health Education Building with a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday morning.

UA Community Colleges Get $900K for Geospatial Technology Education

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 10:20 am

The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies at the University of Arkansas gets a three-year grant for $898,073 from the National Science Foundation.

NFL's Darren McFadden Learns Lesson From Financial Fumble

by Mark Friedman 8/15/2016 12:00 am

In June, Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden filed a lawsuit accusing his former family friend and financial adviser, Michael Vick of Pulaski County, of “gross incompetence, self-dealing and outright theft” of more than $15 million.

The Company You Keep (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/15/2016 12:00 am

It's time for John Goodson to resign as a UA trustee. We are known by the company we keep — and the people we empower.

Central Baptist College Promotes Two (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

J.D. Gray and Amy Reed have been named director of development and annual fund officer at Central Baptist College in Conway.

Power and Pain of Consensus (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Mainstream, action-oriented leadership thinkers tend to hate the idea of consensus, opting instead for rapid-fire, quick-decision meetings. The efficiency of pushing quickly for a clear path forward is hard to resist; however, it often steps over or forces underground the kind of resistance that will kill a new idea or initiative — but usually not until most of the time and money are spent.

Unemployment Rates in Arkansas Cities Vary Widely

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Unemployment rates rose slightly in Arkansas metro areas in June, but rates are still lower than a year ago, notes Michael Pakko, chief economist at the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Sale of Former Remington College Exceeds $4.3 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/15/2016 12:00 am

EAI Realty Inc., an affiliate of Education America Inc. of Heathrow, Florida, sold the 35,000-SF building in west Little Rock.

EDA Awards $1.4M in Grants to Northwest Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2016 02:56 pm

The Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce announces a trio of grants totaling $1.4 million to three recipients in northwest Arkansas.


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