Education Archive

UCA Selects 4 President Finalists to Interview On Campus

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2016 11:04 am

The University of Central Arkansas says the list of applicants for president has been narrowed to four after eight were interviewed by committee in Dallas on Wednesday and Thursday.

Arkansas Unemployment Rises to 4 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2016 09:23 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased by one-tenth of a percentage point, from 3.9 percent in August to 4 percent in September.

UALR Provost Zulma Toro Leaving for New Post

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2016 11:37 am

After serving as the University of Arkansas at Little Rock provost and executive vice chancellor for almost four years, Zulma Toro has been named president of Central Connecticut State University

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Names 4 Inductees

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2016 09:17 am

The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas this week announced four new inductees to its Arkansas Business Hall of Fame.

Innovation Hub to Host Makers Summit on Thursday

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 11:18 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub of North Little Rock, which is now part of Winrock International, will host its first Makers Summit on Thursday in support of the White House's Nation of Makers,

Four Agencies Hope To Punch Ticket on Scholarship Lottery

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Three Little Rock bidders and a Boston digital marketing agency are in the running for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery's advertising and marketing work, worth $5 million a year and rising.

Kimberly Williams Heads Drive To Promote Great River Road (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Kimberly Williams has been named director of Arkansas' Great River Road for the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism.

Jesus and Trump (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/17/2016 12:00 am

In 2016, the Republican nominee for president is Donald Trump, and many social and political scientists will make careers out of figuring out whether that happened because of or in spite of the GOP's alignment with conservative Christianity.

Luter Family Gives $1M to ASU College of Business

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2016 08:56 am

A northeast Arkansas banker and his wife have given $1 million to the Arkansas State University business college.

UCA Narrows Applicants for President

by Lance Turner 10/13/2016 04:36 pm

UCA names the eight finalists who will interview for the president's job next week in Dallas.

UCA to Narrow List of President Candidates, Begin Interviews Next Week

by Lance Turner 10/13/2016 09:57 am

The University of Central Arkansas in Conway has received 37 applications for president and will work Thursday to narrow the list and schedule interviews for next week in Dallas.

ASU Hires Ty Keller As Innovation System Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2016 10:16 am

The Arkansas State University Delta Center for Economic Development has hired Ty Keller to direct the A-State Innovation System, DCED Executive Director Shawnie Carrier announced Wednesday.

UALR Starts Construction on $20.3M Arts Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/11/2016 11:58 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock begins work on its new $20.3 million, 64,600-SF Windgate Center of Art & Design, set to open on Jan. 8, 2018, the first day of the 2018 spring semester.

Sonya Murphy Selected as Camp Aldersgate CEO (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Sonya Schmidt Murphy has been named chief executive officer of Camp Aldersgate in west Little Rock, succeeding Sara C. Wacaster, a 21-year employee of the nonprofit camp that provides year-round programming to individuals with special needs.

UAMS Names Chase Smith New Assistant Professor (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Chase Smith has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedics in the College of Medicine.

I Don't Want to Scare You, But… (John Hendon Commentary)

by John Hendon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

There is significant circumstantial evidence that union organizing efforts in companies of all sizes are likely to rise at an alarming rate in the next year or two.

State Attorney General Gives UALR $1M for Legal Clinic

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/7/2016 10:25 am

The Arkansas Attorney General's Office has given a $1 million grant to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law to create a Business Innovation Clinic, UALR announced Friday.

AACF Pushes for More Focus on Children in Upcoming Election

by Alexis Crowe 10/5/2016 01:50 pm

Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families encourages constituents to consider issues that affect children as they decide who to vote for in the upcoming election.

NIH Renews $10M Grant for Alzheimers Research at UAMS

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2016 11:19 am

An Alzheimer's disease research team at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences receives a five-year, $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Cybersecurity Leader: Goal Is For Networks to Protect Themselves

by Sarah Campbell 10/4/2016 11:01 am

Programmers must teach computers and networks to protect themselves because they're fast but not smart, U.S. cybersecurity leader Phyllis Schneck says.