Tagged: university of arkansas

UPDATE: Jeff Long Fired As University of Arkansas Athletic Director

by Associated Press 11/15/2017 12:54 pm

Arkansas fired athletic director Jeff Long on Wednesday, ending a nearly decade-long tenure that included the scandalous ouster of football coach Bobby Petrino and the continued mediocrity of the program under Bret Bielema.

Analysis: War Memorial Only Slightly More Popular With South Arkansas Fans

by Gwen Moritz 11/15/2017 10:27 am

Fans from northwest Arkansas make up a bigger portion of ticket sales for Razorbacks football games held in Little Rock than fans from the southeast and southwest areas of the state combined, according to a presentation prepared by the University of Arkansas.

Reputation vs. Revelation (Feedback)

by Cary Stockdell 11/6/2017 12:00 am

Cary Stockdell observes the outside reputation of Arkansas and the business climate in the state, in particular northwest Arkansas.

Rock Region Metro's Donna Bowers Honored by Mass Transit (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2017 12:00 am

Donna Bowers, director of operations for Rock Region Metro, the public transportation system for central Arkansas, has been recognized as a 40 Under 40 honoree by Mass Transit trade journal.

UA Professor Captures Scholarly Book Award

by Kyle Massey 10/11/2017 4:19 pm

A professor at the University of Arkansas has received a national award for scholarly writing, the most prestigious granted by the National Communication Association, a nonprofit scholarly society based in Washington, D.C.

Lonoke Engagement in Florence, Italy: Erica + Grant

by Megan Ledbetter 9/21/2017 7:49 am

High school sweethearts Erica Brewer and Grant Dewey recently got engaged at the San Miniato Al Monte in Italy while Erica is studying abroad!

Erin Beatty Hired by UA's General Counsel

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/20/2017 11:02 am

Erin L. Beatty has joined the University of Arkansas' Office of the General Counsel on the Fayetteville campus, following a nationwide search.

Request Denied: States Try to Block Access to Public Records

by Andrew DeMillo and Ryan J. Foley, The Associated Press 9/18/2017 7:23 am

Lawmakers across the country — including in Arkansas — introduced and debated dozens of bills during this year's legislative sessions that would close or limit public access to a wide range of government records and meetings.

Harps Advances Two at Director Positions (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2017 12:00 am

Dean Payton has been named director of the 10Box division of Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale, and Mike Roberts has been named director of produce operations.

Erin Finzer Promoted at UA Little Rock (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2017 12:00 am

Erin Finzer has been named interim associate vice chancellor for academic affairs-continuous improvement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock effective Sept. 1.

Arkansas' Teacher Pipeline Running Low

by Marty Cook 8/28/2017 12:00 am

You don’t have to be a math teacher to know that the number of Arkansans interested in becoming teachers has declined sharply in recent years.

Walton Family Gives $120M to Start School of Art at UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/23/2017 10:02 am

The University of Arkansas says that the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation has given it $120 million to establish the School of Art.

Former UA Athletic Director Frank Broyles Dead at 92

by Kurt Voigt, The Associated Press 8/14/2017 1:39 pm

Frank Broyles, who guided the University of Arkansas to its lone national football championship and later molded the overall program as its athletic director, died Monday at the age of 92.

UA Chancellor Steinmetz Named Presiding Co-Chair of Northwest Arkansas Council

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2017 9:29 am

University of Arkansas Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz is the new presiding co-chair for the nonprofit Northwest Arkansas Council.

California Group Buys Sterling District For $57M

by Marty Cook 6/29/2017 4:33 pm

A California real estate group paid $57 million for the Sterling District student housing complex in downtown Fayetteville.

Study Finds Pay for Public College Presidents Up 5.3 Percent

by Associated Press 6/28/2017 8:52 am

Presidents of U.S. public colleges and universities saw their earnings climb by 5.3 percent last year, with several of them topping $1 million, according to an annual survey.

UA-Affiliated Startup Grox Industries Wins Tri-State Competition

by Sam Hoisington 6/1/2017 11:27 am

Grox Industries, a startup company led by graduate students from the University of Arkansas, won first place at a business plan competition in Las Vegas Wednesday.

Innovation Center Puts UA And J.B. Hunt on Same Road

by Marty Cook 4/24/2017 12:00 am

The chance to work for J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell is nothing new for a lot of graduates of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Now, UA students will have the chance to work with J.B. Hunt.

Dillard to Receive Honorary Degree from University of Arkansas

by Lydia McAllister 4/17/2017 11:33 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock Chairman and CEO William T. Dillard II will receive an honorary degree this spring from the University of Arkansas.

Arkansas Senate Exempts College Sporting Events from Concealed Carry Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/23/2017 1:12 pm

The state Senate votes to exempt college sporting events from a new law expanding where concealed handguns are allowed, addressing concerns that the gun rights measure would lead to armed spectators at stadiums and arenas.