Tagged: university of arkansas

UA Journalism Gets $1M

by Marty Cook 7/14/2016 12:52 pm

The University of Arkansas announced Thursday a $1 million donation from alumna Sue Walk Burnett for the Department of Journalism.

College Endowments in Arkansas Increase in Importance

by Jan Cottingham 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Endowments have always been important to private colleges and universities, but public higher education, which has experienced flat state funding or even declines in recent years, is joining private schools in its appreciation for the financial gifts that comprise endowments.

UA System Board Approves $160M Stadium Expansion 8-2

by Lance Turner 6/16/2016 11:44 am

The University of Arkansas System board of trustees on Thursday voted 8-2 to press ahead with a $160 million expansion of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Update: John Tyson, 4 Others Urge UA Board to Slow Down Stadium Expansion

by Lance Turner 6/15/2016 9:30 am

Tyson Foods Inc. Chairman John Tyson is among five former University of Arkansas System board members questioning a $160 million proposal to expand Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Uber Job Helped Veteran Jason Shelby Heal

by Kyle Massey 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Jason Shelby, who has moved from Fayetteville to Bentonville, now has his master’s degree and has fielded offers to become an athletic trainer, but with earnings of up to $1,200 in a good week, he says he’s sticking with Uber.

New Walton College Dean Matt Waller Confronts E-Commerce Revolution

by Jan Cottingham 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Matt Waller is the new dean of the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, after having served as interim dean since June 1.

Walton College of Business Scholarship Reaches Out to ‘Underrepresented’

by Jan Cottingham 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Among the items on his to-do list as dean, Matt Waller said, is ensuring the success of the Fleischer Scholars Program, a scholarship program that seeks to draw students from “underrepresented” parts of Arkansas to the Walton College of Business.

Bill Clinton to Speak to Clinton School Graduates May 15

by Sarah Campbell 5/9/2016 11:06 am

Former President and Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton will deliver a commencement address to 41 students graduating from the Clinton School of Public Service with master's degrees in public service.

Blackwell Architects Wins 2016 National Design Award

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/6/2016 11:02 am

Marlon Blackwell Architects of Fayetteville has received a 2016 National Design Award from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Rich Mountain Community College Trustees Vote To Join UA System

by Sarah Campbell 4/28/2016 11:16 am

The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees could give final approval May 25-26 to a merger with Rich Mountain Community College in Mena (Polk County).

UA Narrows Candidates for UALR Chancellor to 3

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/28/2016 9:32 am

University of Arkansas System President Donald R. Bobbitt said Thursday that he and a committee have narrowed their search for a new chancellor in Little Rock to three.

UA Appoints Michael Miller Dean of Education, Health Professions

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2016 10:56 am

Michael T. Miller has been named dean of the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas for a two-year term, beginning July 1.

UA Names Matthew Waller Dean of Walton Business College

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/26/2016 11:40 am

The University of Arkansas said Tuesday that Matthew Waller will become dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business on May 1. Waller, 51, has been interim dean since April.

Wal-Mart Reveals $1.9M Paid to UA in FY 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. revealed in its proxy statement last week that it paid about $1.9 million to the University of Arkansas in the retailer’s fiscal year that ended Jan. 31.

University of Arkansas Cancels Fayetteville Hotel Plans

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

A hotel and conference center planned by the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is no longer on the to-do list.

‘He Was a Gentleman’ (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Ray Thornton, who died last week at the age of 87, recalled an earlier era in Arkansas politics, when compromise wasn’t considered treason, when people could be political foes but personal friends or, at least, friendly.

Williamsons Give $1.5M to UA Engineering College

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/14/2016 8:00 am

The University of Arkansas College of Engineering on Wednesday announced a $1.5 million donation from the estate of the late Herman and Barbara Williamson of Shreveport, La.

McMillon Studio Showcases Retail Innovation

by Marty Cook 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Researcher Susan Sedberry is overseeing the final touches to the Retail Innovation & Technology Lab, to be called the McMillon Innovation Studio, at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville that she calls “an interactive Amazeum for adults.”

Assistance Programs Seen as 'Lot of Bang' for Companies' Buck

by Marty Cook 4/4/2016 12:00 am

The legal profession is especially vulnerable, but there are employees with mental health and substance abuse problems in every walk of life.

University of Arkansas Business Hall of Fame

by Arvest Bank 3/31/2016 12:00 am

The Sam M. Walton College of Business hosted the Business Hall of Fame Dinner at the Statehouse Convention Center. The event featured dinner and a program that honored William T. Dillard II, George K. Mitchell, Winthrop Rockefeller and Patricia P. Upton.