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Daily Digest: December 9, 2019

Sam Pittman to Be Next Razorbacks Head Football Coach

Sam Pittman will be the new head coach for the Arkansas Razorbacks football team.

Pittman emerged as a leading candidate for the role in a search that included Lane Kiffin and Mike Leach Most recently, Pittman has served as the Georgia Bulldogs offensive line coach and associate head coach. Read the full story here.


Josh Throne Tackles the Search Engine Marketing Industry

Careers are made on the football gridiron. But in Josh Throne’s case, they’re made off the field.

The central Arkansas native is a rising star in the web design and search engine marketing industry as a result of his company Craft SEO. But he’ll tell you that it all starts with football. Read the full story here.

The Innovator’s Field Guide: Gaining Wisdom.



Hutchinson Aims to Increase UA Division of Agriculture’s Budget

Gov. Asa Hutchinson plans to increase the University of Arkansas’ Division of Agriculture’s annual revenue budget. During the Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 2019 conference, Hutchinson announced that he plans to ask the legislature to increase the revenue budget by $1.8 million in the next fiscal year.

Currently, the Division of Agriculture is operating on a budget of approximately $63.9 million for fiscal year 2020. Read the full story here.

Stacy Hurst talks Parks, Heritage and Tourism role.



Applications Open for 2020 Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Applications are now open for the Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.

Held from May 17-22 at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, the boot camp aims to empower undergraduate and graduate students who are starting a healthcare venture. Read the full story here.

Arkansas Heart Hospital restructures, citing ‘efficiency’ measures.



ASU System Board Approves Henderson State Merger

The Arkansas State University System Board of Trustees has approved a merger agreement and transition plan for Henderson State University. With this approval, Henderson is one step closer to becoming the seventh member in the ASU System.

In July 2019, Henderson and the ASU System made their first step toward the merger by signing a Memorandum of Understanding for ASU to provide support services. Read the full story here.

Endowed scholarship for real estate program created at UA Little Rock.


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