posted: 11/06/2013 4:33 a.m.
The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville’s latest six year graduation rate is 60.1 percent, slightly down from last fall’s record 60.4 percent rate but still tracking favorably with universities nationally, according to a new report.
posted: 11/03/2013 3:43 a.m.
FORT SMITH — The new mission for the Arkansas Air National Guard’s 188th Fighter Wing will position it for a role in the U.S. military’s post-Middle East-era planning, while drawing higher-paying jobs and higher levels of security clearance to the base, said its commander, Col. Mark William Anderson, to a crowd of about 1,000 Saturday afternoon.
posted: 11/03/2013 3:40 a.m.
Jack Lyons recalls how fortunate he and his wife felt throughout a complicated pregnancy when their bosses at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville proved to be empathetic.
posted: 11/02/2013 3:42 a.m.
The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville named a new dean of students, in a move that separates the position from its vice provost for student affairs post, officials announced Friday.
posted: 10/29/2013 5:26 a.m.
The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville’s alumni organization has for the first time awarded $1 million in scholarships in a single academic year, officials announced Monday.
posted: 10/14/2013 5:10 a.m.
As a registered nurse who works 12-hour shifts for three straight days, Ashley Creek didn’t always feel like hitting the books to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing — even though “hitting the books” actually involved powering up her laptop.
posted: 10/12/2013 6:24 a.m.
The closed case file of billionaire Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton’s DWI arrest two years ago in her home state of Texas includes letters from two doctors contending that illness and old car-accident injuries prevented her from passing the walking portion of her sobriety test.
posted: 10/06/2013 5:52 a.m.
Fall enrollment at the University of Arkansas includes a smaller freshman class than last fall and fewer Arkansans overall, but the Fayetteville campus made gains in other areas it tracks, such as international students, Hispanics and the total number of minority-group students, according to a preliminary tally of its 11th-day head count.
posted: 09/30/2013 12:50 a.m.
The University of Arkansas System is changing the health plan it offers its retired, Medicare-eligible faculty and staff Jan. 1, saying it is trying to avert what would have been a 26 percent premium increase for the current plan.
posted: 09/26/2013 4:26 a.m.
The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville will get $1.4 million from the federal government to establish a research center focused on improving river transportation, Arkansas’ U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman and U.S. Rep. Steve Womack said in a joint announcement Tuesday.
posted: 09/22/2013 4:14 a.m.
SPRINGDALE — Titia Grimsley was among the daughters and granddaughters who honored the memory of Jerry Stark during Saturday’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Arvest Ballpark, a fundraising event that drew an estimated 1,100 people.
posted: 09/18/2013 12:52 a.m.
The duties of the new in-house financial planner hired at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville will go hand in hand with what the campus plans to do in response to a legislative audit of its deficit-troubled fundraising arm, according to campus officials. Plans include having units across campus submit monthly, in depth financial reports by December.
posted: 09/14/2013 3:54 a.m.
FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas System’s board of trustees gave its Fayetteville campus the go-ahead Friday on construction-related decisions involving six projects.
posted: 09/13/2013 12:01 a.m.
The chief auditor for the University of Arkansas System asked the system’s trustees Thursday to consider temporarily suspending the system’s 24-hour Fraud Hotline because of his concern public release of its tips could endanger privacy of whistle-blowers and those falsely accused.
posted: 09/12/2013 12:57 a.m.
Legislative auditors have referred three items they found while investigating University of Arkansas at Fayetteville finances to the Washington County prosecutor for further scrutiny.
posted: 09/11/2013 4:59 a.m.
A legislative audit concerning deficit spending at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville raises serious concerns, UA trustees and other leaders said Tuesday.
posted: 09/08/2013 5:32 a.m.
The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville’s chief fundraising arm was able to get a half-million dollars’ worth of help with its $13.3 million budget for the current fiscal year by shifting some costs to eight university colleges and other outside units that historically have partnered to fund certain positions, officials confirmed.
posted: 09/05/2013 12:11 a.m.
The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville has created a new position for an in-house financial planner to help it proactively prevent the kind of budget crisis it has faced in its Advancement Division.
posted: 08/31/2013 4:10 a.m.
The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville’s fired chief spokesman, John Diamond, recalls a day last winter when Chancellor G. David Gearhart summoned him to a meeting.
posted: 08/30/2013 12:01 a.m.
University of Arkansas chief fundraiser Chris Wyrick expressed regrets this week about remarks he made that a fired university spokesman found offensive, and both men elaborated on the context of the statements that were made public Monday.
posted: 08/27/2013 12:30 a.m.
The chancellor of the University of Arkansas disputes the assertion by his former chief spokesman that the Fayetteville campus fired him because of disagreements about its openness and accountability to the public, saying Monday that the reasons the sides will part ways include John Diamond’s insubordination.
posted: 08/26/2013 4:21 a.m.
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville records regarding its fundraising receipts show it raised an average $97.9 million in assets annually during the past five years, with an average 64 percent coming from new cash gifts and pledge payments combined.
posted: 08/24/2013 3:47 a.m.
The chief spokesman for the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville will lose his job next month, apparently over differences with other administrators regarding how open the university should be with information it provides to the public.
posted: 08/23/2013 5:10 a.m.
With the move-in for students well underway and the opening of two new dormitories for the fall semester, officials at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville said there won’t be any worries this school year about having enough rooms.
posted: 08/17/2013 5:49 a.m.
BENTONVILLE — Robert Huggins has spent this week suiting up high school football players in Northwest Arkansas with a body-cooling device and GPS monitors as part of his doctoral dissertation on athletic hydration safety and performance.
posted: 08/11/2013 3:38 a.m.
The first three years of lottery-funded scholarships have helped the growth-driven University of Arkansas expand its undergraduate enrollment, particularly freshmen, officials said.
posted: 08/11/2013 3:32 a.m.
Officials in Franklin County shut down their side of the Silver Bridge on Saturday evening because of floodwaters, dispatchers said.
posted: 08/08/2013 4:55 a.m.
The University of Arkansas has chosen two development groups to submit proposals for building an on-campus executive hotel and conference center, an administrator confirmed Wednesday.
posted: 07/30/2013 4:49 a.m.
On its second try, Northwest Medical Center in Springdale passed a site evaluation by state health officials and will join Arkansas’ trauma system as a Level III center.
posted: 07/26/2013 3:22 a.m.
Administrators at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville said Thursday they’ve balanced the fiscal 2013 budget for the deficit-troubled Advancement Division, ending with $13.37 million in expenditures, and have approved a similar amount for the fiscal 2014 budget, which began July 1.
posted: 07/25/2013 4:43 a.m.
The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville topped $100 million in fundraising support for the third straight fiscal year, it announced Wednesday, producing $108.4 million in new gifts and pledges between July 1, 2012, and June 30.
posted: 07/24/2013 4:31 a.m.
More than three weeks into the new fiscal year, administrators at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville contend they are unable to produce official budgets for the university’s deficit-troubled Advancement Division for the current and recently ended fiscal years.
posted: 07/22/2013 3:15 a.m.
A Missouri doctor accused of lying about his qualifications as a surgeon while giving expert testimony in an Arkansas court case is facing a felony perjury charge in Arkansas, court documents show.
posted: 07/19/2013 12:52 a.m.
Two days after the university announced his successor in February, the former chief fundraiser for the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville agreed not to sue the school or the UA System or make other claims, a previously undisclosed document shows.
posted: 07/18/2013 12:10 a.m.
The new chief of the University of Arkansas’ Advancement Division described a staff restructuring for the new fiscal year as something he would have done even if he’d not taken on his predecessor’s multimillion-dollar budget deficit.
posted: 07/09/2013 3:07 a.m.
The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith plans to seek permission from the state to begin offering its first-ever master’s degree.
posted: 07/07/2013 2:51 a.m.
Officials who work with college students in Arkansas who depend on subsidized Stafford loans said they hope the doubling of the loans’ interest rate last Monday is a temporary setback that Congress will remedy before it affects students who sign loan papers for the forthcoming academic year.
posted: 07/05/2013 3:08 a.m.
A $1 million gift pledge will help the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith tackle a nursing shortage by increasing its nursing professors, officials have announced.
posted: 07/05/2013 2:56 a.m.
Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding affirmative action in university admissions won’t have an immediate effect at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, but observers there and elsewhere in the state say the debate over “race-conscious ” admissions likely isn’t over.
posted: 06/30/2013 4:04 a.m.
Legislative auditors have completed much of the field work on a review of deficit finances at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville’s Division of Advancement and estimate the audit to be released later this summer, an official said Friday.
posted: 06/22/2013 5:28 a.m.
At the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, it’s taken time for some to get used to the automatic light switches and thermostats that began popping up there a few years ago.
posted: 06/16/2013 4:14 a.m.
The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville will outsource the management of game-day parking in the coming year, but those who attend sporting events on campus likely won’t notice a difference, an athletics official said.
posted: 06/14/2013 4:42 a.m.
A delegation from the University of Arkansas is in Panama this week to strengthen existing academic and cultural exchanges and recruit students.
posted: 06/13/2013 12:48 a.m.
The disagreement between some faculty members and the Fulbright College dean at the University of Arkansas that prompted the dean’s resignation this week centered on a peer-reviewed system of employee evaluations and the extent to which it was being honored, those familiar with the issue said.
posted: 06/11/2013 3:47 a.m.
The dean of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville’s arts and sciences college tendered her resignation notice Monday, citing a stalemate with leaders of the college’s academic departments concerning an evaluation system.
posted: 06/07/2013 4:56 a.m.
A children’s nature center that canceled its summer camps this year because of financial problems will welcome a new leader before its regular program year begins in the fall, officials announced Thursday.
posted: 06/01/2013 4:58 a.m.
Arkansas’ medical school has been able to play matchmaker to more than 1,100 patients for potential clinical trials in the four years since it received a multimillion-dollar federal grant designed to speed up drug development, officials said this week.
posted: 06/01/2013 4:57 a.m.
The next director of the Arkansas Archeological Survey envisions expanding its offerings for amateur archaeologists and public schools, as well as its online courses for university students.
posted: 05/31/2013 4:46 a.m.
At their first meeting, members of Arkansas Learns heard about expanding advanced placement courses, learning from charter schools and incorporating local business needs into the classroom.
posted: 05/31/2013 4:43 a.m.
The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville has announced its selection of five incoming freshmen for its Bodenhamer Fellowship, a program that has received a boost from its benefactor within the past year to increase the award’s value.