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Former State Senate President Jim Argue Dies at 66
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Former State Senate President Jim Argue Dies at 66

Jim Argue, a former state Senate president and House member who championed education in Arkansas, died yesterday at age 66.
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A-State Names Temporary Dean of Business College

Arkansas State University recently announced that Jim Washam, associate dean of undergraduate programs, has been named acting dean of the Neil Griffin College of Business.
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Jennifer Methvin Named Arkansas State University-Beebe Chancellor

Arkansas State University System President Charles L. Welch on April 20 named Jennifer Methvin as the next chancellor of Arkansas State University-Beebe.
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Study: Venture Center Created 192 Jobs in 2017

The Venture Center in Little Rock announced Monday that it created 192 jobs last year, according to a Clinton School student's analysis.
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Osteopathic School At A-State Receives $828K Grant for Mobile Clinic

The New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University has been awarded a $828,748 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to develop a mobile medical clinic. read more >

Lyon College President Keeps An Eye on Mission, Sustainability

A conversation with Joseph King, who became the 18th president of Lyon College when he was named to the post in late 2016. read more >

Simmons Bank Donates Record $2.5M to UAPB Athletics

A record $2.5 million gift from Simmons Bank to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff athletic program means short-term cosmetic improvements and, hopefully, a long-term competitive edge, officials and coaches said Tuesday. read more >

Simmons Bank Gives $2.5M to UAPB for Athletics

Simmons First National Corp. CEO George Makris this morning announced a $2.5 million donation to the athletics program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. read more >

Consulate of Mexico, ATU Team Up to Offer $90K in Scholarships

The Consulate of Mexico in Little Rock and the Arkansas Tech University Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding on Wednesday that will result in $90,000 in scholarship funding for ATU students of Mexican origin in 2018. read more >

Sustich Returns to Classroom; Risch to Lead Arkansas Biosciences Institute

Andrew Sustich is returning to the classroom, stepping down from his administrative posts as Arkansas State University's associate vice chancellor for research and technology and as executive director of the Arkansas Biosciences Institute at A-State. read more >

UCA Names Dean of Liberal Arts College

The University of Central Arkansas has named Tom Williams, Ph.D, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, effective July 2. read more >

75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Combine for $38.9B This article is available only in print.

Revenue at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield topped $2.5 billion last year, a milestone achieved by only one other company in the 30 years that Arkansas Business has been ranking private companies by revenue. read more >

Arkansas Sees 1.1 Percent Increase in GDP

Real gross domestic product grew in 47 states and the District of Columbia in 2017, averaging 2.1 percent nationally, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. read more >

VR Expert Carolina Cruz-Neira Showcases New Product

Carolina Cruz-Neira with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock was in Chicago a week ago and in Atlanta last month to showcase her team's CAVE-in-a-Box. read more >

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