Education Archive

Masseys Give UCA $1M for Scholarship Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/21/2018 11:17 am

Rick and Anne Massey of Little Rock have given the University of Central Arkansas $1 million to endow and establish a scholarship program for first-generation college students.

Mary Bane Lackie Named Executive Director of Development at UCA

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2018 03:03 pm

The University of Central Arkansas Division of Advancement said Tuesday that Mary Bane Lackie had been named its new executive director of development.

Arkansas Metros Show Wide Gap in Post-Recession Employment Rates

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Although the unemployment rate gets the most attention, Arkansas economist Michael Pakko recently also looked at the employment rate in the state over the last year and since the Great Recession.

Is the U.S. Due for a Recession? (Commentary)

by David Andolfatto and Andrew Spewak 2/19/2018 12:00 am

The U.S. economy has been expanding for the last eight and a half years, but how much longer will that expansion last?

Ben Goodwin of Our House on Where Nonprofits, Businesses Can Meet

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Our House Director Ben Goodwin reveals how a deeply personal experience affirmed his commitment to serving the homeless.

After Fiscal Chaos, Arkansas Baptist Reverses 2016 Hire

by George Waldon 2/19/2018 12:00 am

During the 15 months Joseph Jones served as the 14th president of Little Rock's Arkansas Baptist College, operational conditions deteriorated from copacetic to crisis mode.

Arkansas Small Business & Tech Center Offers Help for Restaurants

by Jan Cottingham 2/19/2018 12:00 am

The Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center is offering programming and consulting help to food- or beverage-related businesses in Faulkner, Jefferson, Pulaski and White counties this year.

Pam Jones Puts Ad Twist on Black History Month

by Kyle Massey 2/19/2018 12:00 am

To address a lack of advertising diversity and “stereotypical representation,” Little Rock marketing firm Culturally Connected Communications is taking a different ad every day and reimagining it with brown and black subjects.

Tyson's Goal? Offering Protein of All Kinds

by Marty Cook 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Tyson Foods of Springdale wants to be your protein source, even if that protein didn't start out as an animal.

Presenting the 30th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business honors the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Copper Run Acreage Assembled for $2.6M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Layman Lane LLC, led by Graham Smith and Russell James, bought the more than 85 acres at 10601 Layman Road from Glenda C. Pehrson Family Ltd.

Hall to Head Henderson's Marketing; Taggard Promoted at UA Little Rock (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Tina Hall has been named executive director of marketing and communications at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. Desiree Taggard has been promoted to director of procurement for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Jonesboro Native, Former Ambassador: Isolationism Not An Option

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 2/14/2018 01:51 pm

A former U.S. ambassador to Bulgaria who was part of diplomatic efforts in the Balkans in the late 1990s told a crowd at Arkansas State University that isolationism is not an option.

Plugged-In Nation (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/12/2018 12:00 am

If Richard Nixon had recorded his conversations as a podcast host instead of as a president, the world may have never known about Martha Mitchell.

Of Dollars and the Arts (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Alice Walton needs to have a talk with state Sen. Bart Hester. She needs to explain to him the economic impact of the arts in Arkansas.

Invest in Your Culture; It's Reflected in the Bottom Line (Karen Armstrong Expert Advice)

by Karen Armstrong 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Today's workforce, especially among millennials, rates companies that are desirable to work for based on their culture. From a recruitment and retention standpoint, culture is critical, but how do the characteristics of that environment translate to profitability?

Harding Satellites Get New Directors (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Mitch Walton has been named director at Harding University-North Little Rock and Meredith Jones has been named director at Harding University-Northwest Arkansas.

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs, Osteopathic School Partner on Residency Programs

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/8/2018 11:08 am

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs announces a partnership with the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith to develop new undergraduate medical education and graduate medical education training opportunities for osteopathic students and graduates.

Trust, But Verify (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/5/2018 12:00 am

UAMS, ostensibly accountable to the public, is selling its doctors' services, and the taxpayers who employ those doctors aren't allowed to know how much the buyer is paying.

On Passing, And Failing, Civics (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas students are required to pass a civics test, the same test immigrants must pass to become naturalized American citizens, to be eligible for high school diplomas or General Educational Development certificates. If only legislators had to take it too.