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Patricia Woertz of Archer Daniels Midland Named Speaker for Bumpers Lecture Series at UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/20/2015 07:10 am

Patricia Woertz of Archer Daniels Midland Co. in Chicago is the speaker for the fourth-annual Dale and Betty Bumpers Distinguished Lecture Series, presented by the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas, the school announced Thursday.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.6 Percent in January

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2015 10:17 am

The state's unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent to January from December, and is a full percentage point below what it was the same time last year.

Jonesboro's Hytrol Conveyor Gifts $200k to ASU College of Engineering

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2015 11:07 am

Arkansas State University has received a $200,000 gift from Hytrol Conveyor Company Inc. of Jonesboro to endow scholarships in the ASU College of Engineering, the school announced Monday.

Social Media Add Twist to Modern Marketing

by Marty Cook 3/16/2015 12:01 am

Marketing is still marketing, even if it looks a whole lot different in today's social media world, according to Randy McLeod, a professor and director of the professional sales department at Harding University in Searcy.

Pope Moseley Named New Dean of UAMS College of Medicine

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Dr. Pope Moseley has been named dean of the College of Medicine and executive vice chancellor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, effective July 15. Moseley succeeds Dr. G. Richard Smith, who has served as College of Medicine dean and vice chancellor of UAMS for the past two years.

Michael Morton Has Been Giving to Schools for Years

by Mark Friedman 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Morton, who has been in the nursing home industry for more than 40 years and has 27 nursing homes in Arkansas, said education has always been a passion.

Lawrence Bearden Named to SAU Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2015 05:24 pm

He fills a vacancy left by the passing of board chair Bill Stringfellow last year. The appointment expires in January 2016.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Members of Common Core Review Council

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2015 02:44 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced the members of his Governor's Council on Common Core Review, which will be chaired by Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin. The governor's office said the members were chosen from more than 700 applicants and come from every corner of the state.

Ben Johnson Named Interim Provost at SAU

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2015 10:09 am

Southern Arkansas University has named Ben Johnson its interim provost and vice president for academic affairs for the 2015-16 academic year, the school announced Friday.

Melody Kouchehbagh Joins UA Bumpers College Staff

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2015 10:03 am

Melody Kouchehbagh has joined the staff of the University of Arkansas Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences as development and external relations coordinator, the school announced Friday.

UA Provost Sharon Gaber to Become University of Toledo President

by Lance Turner 3/12/2015 11:41 am

Sharon L. Gaber, the University of Arkansas' provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, has accepted a job as the next president of the University of Toledo, the UA said Thursday.

Amy Schlesing Joins University Relations Team at UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2015 09:28 am

Amy Schlesing, former deputy communications director for Sen. Mark Pryor, and an award-winning reporter, has joined the University of Arkansas as director of science and research communications, the school announced Wednesday.

UA Walton College Dean Eli Jones to Join Texas A&M

by Marty Cook 3/10/2015 10:27 am

Eli Jones has been named the dean of Texas A&M's Mays Business School and will start July 1.

UA eVersity's Michael Moore Wants Path to Hard Work To Be Easy

by Gwen Moritz 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Michael Moore's office shelves are crammed with books on business startups and online learning and psychology and statistics and digital analytics, and he's using all of them as he plans the launch of the University of Arkansas eVersity.

ASTA's Tim Atkinson Sees Higher Education Meeting Hi-Tech in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Tim Atkinson was appointed president of the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority in 2013 after years of helping scientists find funding for their work.

We Speak Hendren (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Last week, State Rep. Kim Hendren was discussing House Bill 1077, which would require public universities and colleges in Arkansas to allow faculty and staff having concealed carry licenses to bring firearms on campus. "Without exception," said Hendren, "[the colleges and universities] said leave the law as it is."

AT&T, Verizon Boost Signals To Fit Demand

by Sean Beherec 3/9/2015 12:00 am

When a call or text message won't go through, AT&T and Verizon don't want their networks to be the problem. The companies have stepped up efforts in recent years to increase coverage and network speed for customers at the office and at concert venues and sporting events.

Inside the UA eVersity: A Different Online-only Education

by Gwen Moritz 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Michael Moore is navigating an ambitious project: combining technologies and techniques that have been proven to work elsewhere into an entirely new UA member university.

Lynda Coon to Lead UA Honors College

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/5/2015 10:54 am

The University of Arkansas says Lynda Coon has been named dean of the Honors College, succeeding Bob McMath, who retired in August.

Foundation Grant Will Buy Equipment for SAU Simulation Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2015 10:20 am

The Blue & You Foundation has given a $149,128 grant to Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia for the purchase of equipment for the university's Health Sciences Simulation Center.

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