Health Disparities Conference Set for April 10

Registration is now open for the 2015 Arkansas Health Disparities Conference to be held April 10 at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development on the University of Arkansas campus. Continue reading

Athletic Training Students Present Research at Annual U of A Symposium

University of Arkansas students in the master's degree program in athletic training presented their research at a poster session Jan. 17 during the ninth annual Razorback Winter Sports Medicine Symposium co-sponsored by the program. Continue reading

Office for Education Policy Names McKenzie as Executive Director

University of Arkansas Office for Education Policy announced that Sarah McKenzie has been named to a newly formed executive director position. McKenzie will spearhead the Office of Education Policy’s support to policymakers and education leaders in encouraging evidence-based decision-making. Continue reading

Racquetball Contestants Honor Denny, Raise Money for Scholarship

Twenty-seven participants battled for honors and prizes at a Dec. 13 racquetball tournament that raised money for a scholarship fund established by George Denny’s family in his honor. The first scholarship was awarded last fall. Continue reading

Arkansas PROMISE on Target to Provide Paid Work Experiences for Teens With Disabilities

The Arkansas PROMISE project based at the University of Arkansas is off to a good start on its goal of providing job training and paid work experiences for Arkansas teenagers with disabilities. Continue reading

College Staff Member Named Part-Time Employee of the Year

Felicia Roberts, an administrative specialist in the College of Education and Health Professions, has been named Part-Time Employee of the Year by the University of Arkansas Staff Senate. Continue reading

U of A Scholar Examines Hunger Games Trilogy as Literature

University of Arkansas professor Sean Connors has edited a book of essays about the Hunger Games trilogy that looks at how the series might be used in classroom teaching.

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Racquetball Tournament Honoring Denny's Memory Set for Dec. 13

Online registration is open for the second-annual racquetball tournament at the University of Arkansas to benefit the George S. Denny Memorial Scholarship Fund. Continue reading

Online Master's Program in Educational Technology is Ranked No. 18

An online degree program from the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas is ranked among the 25 Best Online Master in Educational Technology Degree Programs in the nation, according to The Best Schools website. Continue reading

Advanced Degrees Vital as Nurse Practitioner's Role Grows in Importance

The role of nurse practitioner combines the nurse’s skill in providing medical treatment with the attention to care innate to nursing, according to Dee White, an advanced practice nurse practitioner who is enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program in the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas. Continue reading

U of A Graduate Helping Dallas School District Revamp Language Program

Stephen “Ricky” Adamson of Forrest City, Arkansas, accepted a job this past summer as director of world languages for the Dallas Independent School District. Continue reading

U of A Report Outlines Ways to Assist Schools Considered Priority for Improvement

The Office of Innovation for Education at the University of Arkansas has released its first major report with ideas for the schools that the Arkansas Department of Education considers to be a high priority for improvement. Continue reading

Sports Illustrated Senior Writer to Discuss Business of College Football Oct. 10

The recreation and sport management program at the University of Arkansas will present Andy Staples, senior writer for Sports Illustrated, for a question-and-answer session Oct. 10 on the business of college football. Continue reading

Holmes Scholar Plans to Give Back to Alma Mater

The University of Arkansas has named Cedric Collins of Jackson, Miss., a Holmes Scholar this year. Continue reading

Arkansas PROMISE Begins Enrolling Teens with Disabilities for Paid Work Experiences

The Arkansas PROMISE project has begun enrolling teens with disabilities who receive Supplemental Security Income to take part in a federally funded program that will provide training and paid work experiences, the first such work experience for many of the teens. Continue reading

Osher Open House to Feature Class Information, Honor Lifelong Learners

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s fall open house on Sept. 4 will feature information about fall courses being offered along with entertainment and refreshments. Continue reading

From Homework, to Hero, to Homework

Last year, technology education major Jim Curry was just another Harry Potter geek who’d grown up reading J.K. Rowling’s books and day dreaming about life in another time, preferably one with swords. Continue reading

Research Finds Charter Schools Nationwide More Cost-Effective, Produce Greater ROI

A first-ever report released July 22 by a University of Arkansas researcher, which ties charter school funding to achievement, finds that public charter schools are more productive than traditional public schools in all 28 states included in analyses of cost-effectiveness and return on investment. Continue reading

Patterson Adds Eight New Scholarships at U of A

James Patterson, internationally acclaimed New York Times best-selling author, has created an additional eight teacher-education scholarships at the University of Arkansas. Continue reading

U of A Grad Tells Boozman About STEM Initiative

University of Arkansas graduate Angela Watson of Fayetteville recently visited U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Arkansas, to discuss STEM education in the College of Education and Health Professions. Continue reading

Maranto Named Editor of Journal of School Choice

Robert Maranto, University of Arkansas professor of education reform, has been named editor of the Journal of School Choice published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, the publisher announced. Continue reading

U of A Doctoral Program Adding Focus on Community Colleges

The College of Education and Health Professions is expanding a University of Arkansas online degree program in adult and lifelong learning based on a successful proposal to the Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges. Continue reading

U of A to Sponsor Discussion on Innovative Education Ideas

“Eye to the Future: Education, Youth, and the Economy” will bring state legislators, business leaders, educators from preschool through college, and students together from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 17 at the Global Campus in Rogers Continue reading

Arkansas Teacher Corps Announces Second Cohort of Fellows for Fall 2014

The Arkansas Teacher Corps at the University of Arkansas will introduce the second group of recipients of its fellowships during an event in El Dorado on Thursday, June 5. Continue reading

Online Program Allows West Memphis Grandmother to Earn Bachelor's Degree 40 Years after High School

Melinda Leigh McDaniel wanted to earn her bachelor’s degree, but she did not want to give up her full-time job or miss her grandchildren’s Little League games. A few years ago, she discovered an online program that let her do it all. Continue reading

U of A Student Wins Prestigious Madison Fellowship

A University of Arkansas student has been awarded a prestigious James Madison Fellowship in the amount of $24,000 to help her pay for graduate studies. Continue reading

Education Student's Research Project Published by Vendor

A recent University of Arkansas graduate’s research project about mathematics instruction was published by the vendor that produces a teaching tool used in the research. Continue reading

University of Arkansas Health Experts Selected to Present at SEC Symposium

Matthew Ganio, an assistant professor of exercise science, and Rodolfo Nayga, a professor of agricultural economics, will be among the scheduled presenters for the 2014 SEC Symposium, scheduled for Sept. 21-23 in Atlanta. Continue reading

Award-Winning Author to Headline U of A Multiculturalism Symposium

Award-winning author H. Richard Milner IV will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Multiculturalism and Social Justice Symposium scheduled for June 23-24 at the University of Arkansas. Continue reading

University Recreation Amps Up Involvement in National Recreation Association

University Recreation had a strong showing at NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation national conference, which was held April 23-25 in Nashville, Tennessee. Continue reading

Office for Education Policy Announces Top High School Graduation Rates

The Office for Education Policy at the University of Arkansas has published the first statewide analysis of high school graduation rates since the implementation of new and improved graduation rate indicators. Continue reading

Kirkland Presents Research at Meeting of Occupational Health Nurses

Tracie Kirkland, University of Arkansas assistant professor of nursing, presented her research on the role of advanced practice registered nurses in pre-diabetes screening at a national meeting of occupational health nurses May 6 in Dallas. Continue reading

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