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Arkansas Coding Academy Aims to Provide Affordable Tech Education

by Alexis Hosticka 5/24/2016 9:22 am

A collaborative effort between the University of Central Arkansas, the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and many area business partners, the Arkansas Coding Academy is designed to create a talent pipeline from the classroom to the workforce.

Colleges, Universities Play Vital Role In Conway’s Economic Success

by Dwain Hebda 5/18/2016 12:00 am

Signs greeting motorists proudly proclaim Conway the “City of Colleges,” and its three residential campuses have played a major role in the growth and development of the wider community.

Conway Retail, Tech Startups Joust in Entrepreneurial Climate

by Dwain Hebda 5/18/2016 12:00 am

It’s hard to say which emerging segment of Conway’s entrepreneurial community best typifies the city’s economic development, retail or tech start-ups. City leaders aren’t complaining either way.

Conway College Presidents Talk Retention, Campus Changes

by Alexis Hosticka 5/17/2016 3:30 pm

College presidents in Conway discussed the challenges facing higher education and changes coming to their respective schools on Tuesday at the first Outlook Conway conference, hosted by the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce.

UCA Promotes Kale Gober to VP Slot (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Kale Gober has been hired as vice president of institutional advancement at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. He was formerly assistant athletic director for development at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Board Approves Parole for Former UCA Administrator

by Associated Press 5/6/2016 5:08 pm

The Arkansas Parole Board has approved parole for a former University of Central Arkansas administrator who was convicted on burglary charges for helping a student steal tests.

UALR Recognizes Elaine Eubank, Paul Nolte (Movers & Shakers)

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

Elaine Eubank, president and CEO of Easter Seals Arkansas, will receive the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Distinguished Alumni Award for 2016 at a luncheon on May 13, and Paul Nolte, an entrepreneur in the election equipment industry, will receive the President’s Award.

Court Accepts Law License Surrender of Ex-UCA Official

by Associated Press 3/3/2016 11:02 am

The state Supreme Court has accepted the surrendered law license of the former chief of staff for the University of Central Arkansas who was convicted on burglary charges for helping a student steal tests.

Arkansas Colleges Live With Legacy of 1942 Vote

by Gwen Moritz 2/29/2016 12:00 am

Placed on the statewide ballot by petition and adopted on Nov. 3, 1942, Amendment 33 insulated institutes of higher education and “all charitable, penal or correctional institutions” from the whims and provincialism of politicians.

Tim Gunter To Lead New Band Program at Central Baptist College (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Tim Gunter, the director of athletic bands at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville for 15 years, has been named director of bands and an associate professor of music for Central Baptist College’s new band program.

UCA Adds Two to Media Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/11/2016 12:00 am

Grant Schol has joined the University of Central Arkansas at Conway as a photographer and new media producer, and Michelle Standridge has joined UCA as a graphic designer.

UCA Receives $215K for Nursing Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2015 3:52 pm

The University of Central Arkansas Foundation, Inc. received $215,500 Monday from the Blakenship family to support the Nursing Simulation Lab in the Department of Nursing.

UCA President Tom Courtway to Step Down, Return to Teaching

by Alexis Hosticka 12/11/2015 1:45 pm

University of Central Arkansas President Tom Courtway is looking to step down before the end of his current contract and return to teaching in the UCA College of Business, university officials said Friday. The university's board said it will begin discussing the process of a presidential search in the spring.

Corporate Welfare Hurts Arkansas Workforce (Jacob Bundrick Commentary)

by Jacob C. Bundrick 11/30/2015 12:00 am

A region’s workforce is vital to economic growth. Yet with such a consensus about the importance of the workforce, it is incredible to find that Arkansas has a shortage of qualified, skilled job applicants.

Victoria Groves-Scott New Dean at UCA College of Education( Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Victoria Groves-Scott is the new dean of the College of Education at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.

Nurse Practitioners & Health Care (Zachary Helms Commentary)

by Zachary Helms 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Nurse practitioners, or NPs, have different cost structures than physicians and are more likely to be drawn to rural areas as a result. Yet the current practice environment restricts the ability of NPs to provide care.

Follow The Money (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/19/2015 12:00 am

Adjuncts aren’t paid well enough. Depending on the size of the class and depending on the subject, the pay can truly be less than minimum wage.

Adjunct Professors’ Low Pay A Savings For Colleges

by Mark Friedman 10/19/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas Business surveyed more than a dozen public colleges and universities across the state and found adjunct salaries paid generally between $2,000 and $2,500 at four-year schools.

Arkansas Universities Expand Online Programs to Lure Students

by Marty Cook 10/19/2015 12:00 am

Universities across the state are expanding and strengthening their online degree programs in an attempt to attract some of the 300,000-plus potential students who can’t attend campus classes.

UCA, AEDC Collaborating on Assistance Program for Arkansas Mayors

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2015 12:14 pm

Technical Assistance Program for Arkansas Mayors will provide education and training to mayors, particularly in rural areas and the Delta region.