Education Archive

UA Names Mark Power Vice Chancellor for Advancement

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/24/2017 10:33 am

The University of Arkansas on Tuesday named Mark Power vice chancellor for University Advancement. He has been interim vice chancellor since August, following the resignation of Chris Wyrick.

Conductor Partnership to Host Angel Network Events

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 03:10 pm

The Conductor, a public-private partnership, announces plans to host Conductor Angel Network receptions starting Feb. 7 in Conway.

UALR Announces New Logo, Abbreviated Name

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 02:17 pm

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock launches a revised logo and a new abbreviated name, UA Little Rock.

As Arkansas Lottery's Luster Fades, Numbers Signal Challenges

by Kyle Massey 1/23/2017 12:00 am

In the years since the first tickets were sold in 2009, the lottery has lost much of its glossy newness, leaving hard numbers to do the talking.

Lottery Scholarship Has Evolved Since Halter's First Proposal

by Kyle Massey 1/23/2017 12:00 am

It was late 2005 or early 2006, Bill Halter recalled, and he had decided to run for lieutenant governor. His vision was to rally Arkansans to a cause: a lottery to provide money for college scholarships.

Air National Guard Course To Prepare Cyber Warriors

by Sarah Campbell 1/23/2017 12:00 am

The Air National Guard needs 400 cyberwarfare operators in the next two years, and future students of a new course at the Little Rock Air Force Base say it will help the Guard reach that goal as they soar to a “fighter pilot”-like status in their careers.

Ghosts of Hillbilly Past Haunt Arkansas Tourism

by Kyle Massey 1/23/2017 12:00 am

The Department of Parks & Tourism is seeking a “fully integrated marketing communication vendor” to get the word out: See our state, visit our parks, patronize our businesses.

$200K Grant Aims to Lure Doctors to Delta

by Mark Friedman 1/23/2017 12:00 am

To address the shortage of primary care physicians, the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University is using a grant to establish residencies in Delta-area hospitals.

William R. Bowes Promoted at UAMS (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

William R. Bowes, chancellor of finance and chief financial officer of UAMS, has been promoted to senior vice chancellor for finance and administration at the university.

Michael Bowman Steps In as Interim Assistant Dean at Arkansas State (NEA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Michael Bowman will serve as interim assistant dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Communication at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. He is an assistant professor in creative media production at the university.

Ty Matlock Takes Associate Seat with United Federal Credit Union (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Ty Matlock has been named associate director of the board of directors of United Federal Credit Union, headquartered in St. Joseph, Michigan.

Dawn Prasifka on Teaching Your Girl Scout How To Be a Smart Cookie

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Dawn Prasifka has more than 25 years of experience with nonprofit organizations in Arkansas. Before joining Girl Scouts as CEO, she was the executive director of the Centers for Youth & Families Foundation, director of operations for Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation and volunteer coordinator for Arkansas Hospice.

New UCA President Houston Davis Talks Priorities, Plans

by Sarah Campbell 1/20/2017 11:26 am

Monday is Houston Davis' first day as the University of Central Arkansas' president, and he took some time Friday to speak with Arkansas Business about his priorities and plans. He called UCA "a place where students can get a very personalized education that prepares them for being an active citizen and an active employee, no matter what field they choose to go into."

Williams Baptist College Gets $2.9M from Toney Estate

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/17/2017 10:49 am

Williams Baptist College of Walnut Ridge receives $2.9 million from the estate of Jonesboro businessman Clifford Toney.

American Household Debt Rises in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Total household debt in the United States rose by $63 billion to $12.35 trillion, a 0.5 percent increase, during the third quarter of 2016 compared with second-quarter 2016. That's according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which issued its latest “Quarterly Report on Household Debt & Credit” Nov. 30.

Two Financial Centre Draws $11.3M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/16/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of Baptist Health was the majority buyer of the 124,900-SF office building in west Little Rock.

No Contract, No Conflict: Logic of a Lottery Ad Bid

by Kyle Massey 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Reasons given by the state procurement director on why CJRW was picked for a lucrative Arkansas State Lottery contract over two others has puzzled several Little Rock ad professionals.

The In-Person Experience (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/16/2017 12:00 am

My first reaction to the long movie line was simple: Just hire some more people, whydoncha? But if the answer were that simple, people whose livelihoods depend on retail sales could have figured that out.

Deborah Baldwin To Serve as Interim Provost, Vice Chancellor at UALR (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Baldwin is serving as interim provost for the spring 2017 semester following the departure of UALR's executive vice chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs and provost, Zulma Toro

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/13/2017 03:28 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced the following appointments.

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