Education Archive

Counseling for Family Businesses (Dave Robertson Commentary)

by Dave Robertson 3/21/2016 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, which leads economic development efforts in the Fort Smith region, established the Family Enterprise Center 10 years ago to provide support to family businesses.

Arkansas Business Presents The Power List 2016

by Gwen Moritz 3/21/2016 12:00 am

The total number on our list this time is 179, but our goal has never been a particular number. Our goal is to give readers a resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest companies or institutions in the individual industries. And some industries have broader bases than others.

Northwest Arkansas Firms Want to Hire 3K But Need Skilled Workers

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/18/2016 11:20 am

Northwest Arkansas companies plan to create more than 3,100 jobs and invest more than $336 million in expansion during the next three years, according to a regional employer survey.

UALR Names Brad Patterson Vice Provost, Dean

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/15/2016 03:15 pm

University of Arkansas at Little Rock announced on Tuesday Brad Patterson was chosen from four finalists as the new vice provost for student affairs and dean of students.

Lockheed Martin Gives SAU $20K Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/15/2016 03:11 pm

Southern Arkansas University Engineering receives $20,000 from Lockheed Martin, a contribution that brings the total amount raised to SAU Engineering to more than $350,000.

Arkansas' Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.4 Percent

by Alexis Hosticka 3/14/2016 10:36 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped three-tenths of a percentage point from December to 4.4 percent in January, according to a report Monday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.

Charlie Gocio Brought On at Sells Agency in Fayetteville (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Gocio, a Little Rock native, previously worked as a communications associate with the Clinton Foundation in Little Rock and was a public information coordinator for Arkansas Tech University's Ozark campus.

Cassandra Steele Elected to Heart Association Board (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Cassandra Steele has been elected to the board of directors of the central Arkansas chapter of the American Heart Association. She is the coordinator of speech and hearing services for the Little Rock School District.

Kane Webb on Leading the Life of Leisure at Parks & Tourism

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Kane Webb was appointed executive director of the Parks & Tourism Department in 2015 by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

UA Courts Pulaski Tech, Rich Mountain Community College

by Gwen Moritz 3/11/2016 02:32 pm

The University of Arkansas is in merger talks with both Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock and Rich Mountain Community College in Mena.

20 Teams Head to Governor's Cup Finals

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2016 08:58 am

Arkansas Capital Corp. of Little Rock announces 20 teams from nine Arkansas universities that have advanced to the final rounds of the annual Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition.

KUAR/KLRE General Manager Ben Fry Dies at 54

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/10/2016 11:31 am

Ben Fry, the longtime general manager of Little Rock public radio stations KUAR and KLRE died early Thursday. He was 54.

Harding Names New Provost, Vice Provost

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2016 02:21 pm

Harding University President Bruce McLarty Wednesday announced that Marty Spears will become the school's new provost, and Julie Hixson-Wallace will become vice provost for accreditation, effective June 1.

State Chamber Plan Aims to Recruit Skilled, Technical Workers

by Alexis Hosticka 3/8/2016 01:05 pm

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce announces the "Be Pro Be Proud" initiative, an effort to bring new professionals into the state's skilled technical workforce.

UA Names Timothy O'Donnell New Finance Chief

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/8/2016 10:25 am

The University of Arkansas has named Timothy J. O'Donnell its new vice chancellor for finance and administration.

Approaching Accountability in Higher Education Differently (Brett Powell Commentary)

by Brett Powell 3/7/2016 08:00 am

When the Every Student Succeeds Act was passed by Congress in December, a great cheer was heard from K-12 educators throughout the country. ESSA is the latest version of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act and replaces No Child Left Behind.

Drones: Farmers' Eyes Take To Arkansas Skies

by Jan Cottingham 3/7/2016 12:00 am

Drones have the potential to revolutionize agriculture in Arkansas, but the nature of that revolution remains unclear, farmers and those who work with them say.

FAA Delay Costing Little Rock's ArkUAV Firm

by Jan Cottingham 3/7/2016 12:00 am

The FAA Reform & Reauthorization Act of 2012 required the Federal Aviation Administration to integrate unmanned aircraft systems — drones — into U.S. airspace by 2015, but that deadline has come and gone and the agency still hasn't issued clear and final rules regarding commercial drones.

Lyon College's Jenn Daniels Placed on National 'Outstanding' Top 10 List (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2016 12:00 am

Jenn Daniels, assistant professor of psychology and co-director of the Year One program at Lyon College in Batesville, has been named one of 10 Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates by the National Resource Center for the First Year Experience & Students in Transition and Cengage Learning.

You Can Make Nominations Now for Arkansas Business 40 Under 40

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2016 07:00 am

For the 23rd consecutive year, Arkansas Business is seeking nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which recognizes 40 professionals under the age of 40 who excel in their profession and are leaving their mark on the Arkansas business and nonprofit community.