The NorthWest Arkansas Community College culinary arts program has reached capacity yet more students are seeking to join the program. A solution to potentially growing the program was one of several discussions Friday (Jan. 23) during the NWACC College Board of Trustees retreat.
Improving infrastructure and enhancing quality of life for the region’s growing population was the main theme discussed by city, county, regional and national leaders on Friday (Jan. 23) in Bentonville.
Students enrolled at NorthWest Arkansas Community College are being asked by school administrators and board trustees to complete the Title IX survey they find in the email on Thursday (Jan. 22). The survey is open until Feb. 5.
John Brown University, a private college based in Siloam Springs, kicked off the public phase of its $125 million capital campaign in an announcement on Wednesday (Jan. 21) that included news of several recently acquired, unannounced gifts.
With student and program growth at Arkansas’ leading universities capturing most of the headlines, one may be forgiven for not knowing of the almost 33% enrollment growth and the broad expansion of workforce related education programs since 2010 at the Ozark campus of Arkansas Tech University.
Col. Bobbi Doorenbos took command of the Arkansas Air National Guard's 188th Wing from Col. Mark W. Anderson in a formal change-of-command ceremony Jan. 11 held at Ebbing Air National Guard Base, Fort Smith.
A majority of the Fort Smith Board of Directors appear open to the idea of redirecting a portion of the city’s sales tax revenue for streets to help fund a plan to create a “continuous” and “connected” trail system in the city.
If you ask Conner Eldridge about his political future don’t expect an answer. The 37-year-old Prosecuting Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas responds to political questions with a wide grin, twinkling eyes and initial silence.
The University of Arkansas will get a new administrator in 2015. Chancellor G. David Gearhart announced his retirement Monday (Jan 12), saying he will step down July 31 so he can return to teaching and to spend more time with family.
The Board of Trustees of the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education has added four people to the board. The new members, elected by the current Arkansas Colleges of Health Education Board of Trustees, are Drs. R.
Jerry Glidewell has been concerned for more than six months about the small amounts of cancer-causing TCE pollution from Whirlpool’s Fort Smith plant found under the Evans Boys & Girls Club property, but said so far he is “comfortable” that the pollution is not a threat to the hundreds of chi
A light agenda gave way to a spirited town hall session at the Jan. 6 meeting of the Fort Smith Board of Directors, and there was one main topic on everyone’s mind: a consent decree that could end up tripling the sewer volume usage charge on monthly water department bills by 2026.
Van Buren and other wholesale water customers of the Fort Smith water system will not see their rates change to help pay for the estimated $480 million Fort Smith will have to invest by 2026 as part of an agreement with the federal government.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that the agreement with the city of Fort Smith will over the next 12 years cost $255 million “plus the cost of routine operation and maintenance.” That’s a big “plus,” which is to say it’s in the neighborhood of another $225 million.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will be in Fort Smith on Feb. 26 to speak at the first of three Winthrop Paul Rockefeller Distinguished Lecture Series that are focused on the history of the U.S. Marshals Service.