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ASU Trustees Approve Lease For $29M North End Zone Project

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:02:00 -0600

The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees in a special meeting Monday approved a lease that will kick-start the $29 million north end zone expansion project at Centennial Bank Stadium on the Jonesboro campus.

ATU Names C. Blake Bedsole VP of Enrollment Management

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:56:00 -0600

Arkansas Tech University in Russellville announced Monday the hiring of C. Blake Bedsole as vice president for enrollment management, effective Jan. 2 and contingent upon approval by the ATU Board of Trustees.

The Best Way to Spend $4 Million? (Editorial)

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

We’re not convinced $4 million awarded for a no-bid contract to an Indiana company was the best use of our taxpayer dollars.

City of Jonesboro Hires Two (NEA Movers & Shakers)

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Bill Reznicek has been hired as chief financial officer for the city of Jonesboro, where Tiffny Calloway has been hired as grants administrator.

Quattlebaum Grooms & Tull Hire Christoph Keller (Movers & Shakers)

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Christoph Keller has joined the Little Rock office of Quattlebaum Grooms & Tull PLLC as an associate attorney with a primary practice in litigation.

Pody Gay to Lead Museum of Discovery Network (Movers & Shakers)

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Pody Gay has joined the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock as director of the Discovery Network, a consortium of museums, library systems, schools, university STEM centers and a Head Start program in Arkansas.

Arkansas Unemployment Increases to 3.6 Percent

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:55:00 -0600

Arkansas' unemployment rate in October rose to 3.6 percent from 3.5 percent in September, but it was still lower than the 4 percent reported for October 2016.

Chintan Desai Launches US House Bid in Arkansas

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:47:00 -0600

An official with a network of charter schools says he's seeking the Democratic nomination for a U.S. House seat in east Arkansas.

Bret Bielema's Future in Question After Jeff Long's Firing

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:56:00 -0600

Will it be Julie Cromer Peoples, Joseph Steinmetz or the UA board of trustees who is in charge of handling the more immediate question hounding all of Arkansas: What to do with Bret Bielema?

UPDATE: Jeff Long Fired As University of Arkansas Athletic Director

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:54:00 -0600

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.

UA-Pulaski Tech Names Tara Smith CFO, Vice Chancellor

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:21:00 -0600

University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College announced Monday that it has hired Tara Smith of North Little Rock as CFO and vice chancellor for finance, effective Dec. 31.

Arkansas-Little Rock Renews Contract of Athletic Director

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:08:00 -0600

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has renewed the contract of the school's athletic director for another five years.

Marshals Museum Task? Create Civic Literacy

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

The U.S. Marshals Museum being built in Fort Smith has a number of goals, but perhaps the most important is its role in teaching the importance of the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law.

Brian Berry Selected for UA Little Rock Commission (Movers & Shakers)

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Brian Berry will help lead reaccreditation efforts at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock as the new faculty co-chair of the Higher Learning Commission.

In an Online Era, Brown's Graduation Thrives on Face-to-Face Sales

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 09:12:00 -0600

Brown's Graduation of Jonesboro, a family-owned company that supplies regalia to 75 area schools and about 10,000 students each year, is on the cusp of its 65th graduating class.

SPONSORED: Expect More, Demand Change

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 10:06:00 -0600

Partnerships and initiatives identify skilled workers of the future in an effort to improve opportunities in Arkansas.

Arkansas Poll: Politics Steady, Most Support Overhaul of Campaign Finance

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 09:22:00 -0600

Most Arkansans believe that the system of funding political campaigns in the U.S. should be "completely rebuilt," according to the 19th annual Arkansas Poll.

Slideshow: Lloyd McCracken Jr., Steve Nelson Receive Lifetime Honors at CFO Awards

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 10:21:00 -0600

Lloyd McCracken Jr., CFO of Fowler Foods Inc. of Jonesboro, and Steve Nelson, former vice president and controller of Dillard’s Inc. of Little Rock, were honored with lifetime achievement awards at the Arkansas Business CFO of the Year luncheon.

Reputation vs. Revelation (Feedback)

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

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

Rick Schaeffer Files Injunction Against Sale of His Home

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Rick Schaeffer, the former University of Arkansas sports information director and basketball analyst, and his wife, Adelaide, have filed for a temporary restraining order in Washington County Circuit Court to prevent a bank from selling their home.