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Divisions help pay UA unit’s salaries

$505,137 assists fundraising arm

Subscriber onlyThe 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. Continue reading...

UA sees need for financial planner

After unit deficit, it creates new job

Subscriber onlyThe 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. Continue reading...

UA chief denies no-talk directive

Diamond says he heard otherwise

Subscriber onlyThe 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. Continue reading...

Rues remarks, learned lesson, Wyrick says

UA official, fired aide expound on religious, racial references called offensive

Subscriber onlyUniversity 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. Continue reading...

UA chancellor disputes fired official’s assertions

Ex-top school spokesman quick to fire back

Subscriber onlyThe 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. Continue reading...

UA spokesman fired; boss cites irreparable rift

Diamond exits in September

Subscriber onlyThe 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. Continue reading...

Football players aid cooling research

High school students test body-cooling gloves during preseason practice

Subscriber onlyRobert 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. Continue reading...

Franklin County shuts down bridge

Subscriber onlyOfficials in Franklin County shut down their side of the Silver Bridge on Saturday evening because of floodwaters, dispatchers said. Continue reading...

India festival breeds cultural unity

Subscriber onlyIndia’s Independence Day drew hundreds of people of Indian descent to a celebration rich in tradition and cultural heritage on Saturday, five days before the official holiday. Continue reading...

Lottery scholarships boost UA enrollment

Subscriber onlyThe first three years of lottery-funded scholarships have helped the growth-driven University of Arkansas expand its undergraduate enrollment, particularly freshmen, officials said. Continue reading...

UA taps transfers for math, tech

Subscriber onlyAfter years of emphasis on increasing graduates in science, technology, engineering and math fields, or STEM, the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is looking to a previously untapped source — transfer students from the state’s two-year colleges. Continue reading...

Late UA alumnus’ kin give $1 million

Subscriber onlyThe family of a Texas alumnus who died in December 2011 is honoring him with a $1 million planned gift to the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, the school announced Monday. Continue reading...

Hospital Added To Trauma System

Springdale Center Ranked Level III

Subscriber onlyOn 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. Continue reading...

UA unit’s budget set at ’13’s outlays

Subscriber onlyAdministrators 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. Continue reading...

UA Tops $100 Million In Fundraising For 3rd Straight Year

Subscriber onlyThe 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. Continue reading...