Education Archive

Looking for Alternatives to Remedial Courses (Brett Powell Commentary)

by Brett Powell 6/13/2016 02:56 pm

For many Arkansas post-secondary students, enrollment in remedial courses is a significant stumbling block to certificate or degree attainment.

UAFS, ACHE to Collaborate on Research

by Sarah Campbell 6/13/2016 10:56 am

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education, also in Fort Smith, have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaboratively pursue research efforts.

Arkansas Lawyers Nationally Ranked No. 45 in Wages

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on March 30 that the annual mean wage for lawyers in Arkansas in May 2015, the latest figures available, was $100,320.

5 Tips to Designing an Engaging Visual Aid (Sarah Clements Expert Advice)

by Sarah Clements 6/13/2016 12:00 am

There are many tools for creating visual aids, but the key word when developing them is the word “visual.” Visual aids are for the audience to follow along and stay connected with your presentation.

Anna Kimmell To Lead Education Department at The Rep (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Anna Kimmell was recently named the new director of education at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock.

UA Law School Dean Stacy Leeds on What's Leading Law Students Into Business & Industy Roles

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Stacy Leeds has been dean and professor at the UA School of Law since 2011.

Summit Addresses How to Treat Poverty in Jonesboro

by George Jared 6/10/2016 01:06 pm

Marcella Wilson came to Jonesboro to raise awareness of how poverty can impact the vitality of a community. Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin and chief of police Rick Elliott were among those who attended the summit, a public forum called “Eliminate the Condition of Poverty.”

Johnny Cash Boyhood Home, Other Heritage Sites Expected to Generate $10M Each Year

by Sarah Campbell 6/9/2016 10:01 am

Arkansas State University Heritage Sites Director Ruth Hawkins told the Rotary Club of Little Rock Tuesday that her office had recently opened a visitor center in Dyess, is moving the annual festival there and that the historical sites she oversees are projected to have $10 million impact on northeast Arkansas.

UALR Professor Demos Robotic Cane in Washington

by Sarah Campbell 6/7/2016 02:09 pm

University of Arkansas at Little Rock researcher Cang Ye and his students demonstrated their Co-robotic Cane during the Congressional Robotics Caucus at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

UAMS Names 14 New Board Members for Fayetteville Campus

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 03:11 pm

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences announced Monday the appointment of 14 new members to the advisory board for its Northwest Campus in Fayetteville.

ATA Road Team Promotes Arkansas Truck Drivers

by Marty Cook 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Shannon Newton introduced the 12 members of the Arkansas Road Team at the Arkansas Trucking Association's annual conference in Little Rock last month.

Businesses in Arkansas Confront Shooter Scenario

by Kyle Massey 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Many Arkansas businesses and institutions now have reaction plans for mass shootings, and some training goes beyond the federal government's basic run-and-hide recommendations.

The Courtway Legacy (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/6/2016 12:00 am

UCA will have a hard time finding a replacement for Tom Courtway, someone of his steadiness, ability to bring people together for the good of the institution and refreshing lack of … baloney.

You Can Go Home Again: More Young Americans Living With Parents

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Living with a parent is the most common living arrangement for 18- to 34-year-olds in the United States, the first time on record that that has been the case, according to the Pew Research Center.

Rich Huddleston: Improving Welfare Will Benefit Arkansas' Future

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Before being named the executive director of Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families in July 2004, Rich Huddleston was the research and fiscal policy director for the nonprofit and was the lead program staff for its State Fiscal Analysis Initiative.

Jana Rucker Named Harding University VP (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Jana Rucker, a Florida marketing executive, will become Harding University's vice president for communication, a newly created position in the president's cabinet.

Board Votes to Increase Arkansas State Tuition 1.9 Percent

by George Jared 6/2/2016 10:16 am

The Arkansas State University System board of trustees voted Wednesday to raise its tuition and fees by 1.9 percent at its flagship Jonesboro campus for the 2016-17 school year.

Arkansas Lottery Sales Pass Record High

by Alexis Hosticka 6/1/2016 11:06 am

With one full month remaining in the fiscal year, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery last week surpassed its previous cash sales record for annual draw game sales.

Hobby Lobby Gives $200K for JBU Nursing Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/31/2016 03:27 pm

John Brown University announced Tuesday a $200,000 donation from Hobby Lobby toward the university's new bachelor of science in nursing program.

UALR Gets $300K for Student Success Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/31/2016 12:07 pm

Money from an anonymous donor will be used to establish a student emergency support fund and to support the funding of a master's level social worker responsible for implementing academic success initiatives.