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Hendrix College Raises $2M to Make Goal for Mabee Grant

Hendrix College Raises $2M to Make Goal for Mabee Grant

Hendrix College of Conway says it has reached its goal to meet a $1 million challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa.
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Harding Football Coach to Join Advancement Office

Ronnie Huckeba, head football coach at Harding University, will join the university's advancement office in January. Huckeba announced Aug. 10 that he would be stepping down as head coach at the conclusion of this season.
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Harrison Hospital Fights Assessor's Tax Ruling

North Arkansas Medical Services Inc. of Harrison has appealed the Boone County assessor's decision not to grant tax-exempt status for one of its medical clinics.
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Keith Jackson to Leave Razorbacks Broadcasts After Season

Longtime Razorbacks Sports Network football analyst Keith Jackson Sr. will leave his post after the 2016 season. read more >

Wal-Mart's McMillon Tops Compensation List of 100 Arkansas Public Company Execs

C. Douglas McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has returned to the No. 1 spot on the annual list of executive compensation at publicly traded companies headquartered in the state. read more >

Issue 3: A Job-Luring Amendment, or Corporate Welfare?

If Arkansas voters approve an amendment to the state Constitution in November, supporters say it will help bring more companies and jobs to the state. Opponents say it's corporate welfare. read more >

Mike Malone Stepping Down As Northwest Arkansas Council CEO

Mike Malone announced he will leave the Northwest Arkansas Council where he has served as president and CEO of the nonprofit since 2006. read more >

University of Arkansas Raises $131.6M in FY 2016

The University of Arkansas announced on Thursday that it has finished the 2016 fiscal year with $131.6 million in private gift support, surpassing its $115 million goal and making this year the third best in its fundraising history. read more >

USDA Awards $481K to Arkansas Project to Recruit Farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded nearly a half million dollars to an east Arkansas project aimed at supporting new farmers and ranchers. read more >

Crystal Bridges Hires Lauren Haynes As Contemporary Art Curator

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art hired Lauren Haynes as its Curator of Contemporary Art, the museum announced Tuesday. Haynes will start at the museum in October. As curator, she will help the museum's contemporary art program with exhibits, presentations and publications. read more >

The Rep Names John Miller-Stephany Producing Artistic Director

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre on Tuesday named John Miller-Stephany as its new producing artistic director. Miller-Stephany will begin work in mid-October. read more >

UA Community Colleges Get $900K for Geospatial Technology Education

The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies at the University of Arkansas gets a three-year grant for $898,073 from the National Science Foundation. read more >

Power and Pain of Consensus (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

Mainstream, action-oriented leadership thinkers tend to hate the idea of consensus, opting instead for rapid-fire, quick-decision meetings. The efficiency of pushing quickly for a clear path forward is hard to resist; however, it often steps over or forces underground the kind of resistance that will kill a new idea or initiative — but usually not until most of the time and money are spent. read more >

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