Education Archive

UA Little Rock Touts Four New Early Entry Master's Programs

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 10:34 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Monday announced four new early entry programs that will begin this fall for students seeking master's degrees in public administration, information science, information quality, and construction management.

NWACC Builds Toward National Dreams

by Marty Cook 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Northwest Arkansas Community College, now the largest two-year institution in the state after reporting enrollment of 7,761 in 2016, hopes to break ground on an auxiliary campus in Springdale and recently opened Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food at a renovated Tyson Foods plant on Eighth Street in Bentonville.

Slimmed-Down Pulaski Tech Fits UA System

by Kyle Massey 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Pulaski Technical College had nearly 12,000 students in 2012 when Margaret A. Ellibee became its chief. Today it has about 6,000, and to Ellibee that's a good thing.

Ecclesia College Woes Multiply Under Federal Investigation

by George Waldon 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Ecclesia, the private Christian college in Springdale, is facing yet another federal investigation, this one by the U.S. Department of Education.

Pay Escalates for Top College Administrators in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Between fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2017, a more typical compensation increase for Arkansas university administrators was between 10 and 20 percent.

Fighting For Information (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Fort Smith lawyer Joey McCutchen is doing right in his fight for open government.

Barr, Archer Named Department Chairs at UAMS (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Frederick “Rick” E. Barr has been hired as chair of the Department of Pediatrics and associate dean for child health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, as well as pediatrician-in-chief for Arkansas Children's Hospital, and Dr. Robert L. “Lee” Archer has been named chair of the Department of Neurology.

Total Student Loan Debt Reached $1.3 Trillion in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Student loan debt hit $1.3 trillion by the end of 2016, an increase of 170 percent over debt totals in 2006, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported earlier this year.

Workforce Development: A Way to Help America (J. Bruce Cross Commentary)

by J. Bruce Cross 8/7/2017 12:00 am

In the nation, including in Arkansas, the need for a skilled workforce is already here and is growing exponentially as baby boomers begin to leave the workplace.

Chancellor Kelly Damphousse Starts With Clean Slate at A-State

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Kelly Damphousse was appointed chancellor of Arkansas State University in May. He was dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, where he oversaw a $100 million budget, a faculty and staff of more than 2,000 and 10,000 students.

Governor, ARA Name 5 New Research Fellows

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2017 01:16 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Research Alliance on Thursday announced five new ARA fellows.

A-State Center Joins Effort to Protect Endangered Red Wolves

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/2/2017 02:37 pm

Arkansas State University will increase its role the preservation of the endangered American red wolf species, with one of its research centers designated to collect blood and tissue samples of the animals.

UCA Exceeds 2016-17 Goal By Raising Over $6M

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/2/2017 09:30 am

The University of Central Arkansas' Division of Advancement in Conway raised nearly $6.12 million for the 2016-17 fiscal year, exceeding its goal of $6 million and making this the third-best fundraising year to date.

Rick Cartwright Named Director of UA Extension Service

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2017 03:40 pm

Rick Cartwright has been named director of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, part of the the university system's Division of Agriculture.

UAMS Gets $2.9M Grant to Study Radiation Treatment

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 11:22 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences says a team of researchers received a $2.97 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases.

Parks, Streams & Woods: 50 Years of Arkansas Tourism and the Ad Man Who Saw It All

by Kyle Massey 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Shelby Woods with his marketing agency, Cranford Johnson Robinson & Woods, became the state's top tourism marketer, publishing the Arkansas Tour Guide for 50 years and helping rebrand Arkansas as a “Natural State” for visitors.

Startups and More Bubble Up from Governor's Cup

by Sam Hoisington 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Over nearly two decades of the Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup competition, just over $2 million in prize money has been given to teams of college students with entrepreneurship ideas deemed promising by competition judges.

Tyler Clark to Lead Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Tyler B. Clark has been hired as the new executive director of the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas in Fayetteville.

SAU Names Two to Foundation, Alumni Slots (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Macy Braswell and Mike Woods have been hired at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia.

UA Economist Mervin Jebaraj on Which Fast-Growing Industry Could Be the Most Unpredictable

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Mervin Jebaraj was named the interim director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in April to replace Kathy Deck. He has been with the center since 2007.

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