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Daily Digest: January 17, 2020


Alice Walton Creates Whole Health Institute and Chopra Library

Alice Walton is setting out to improve health care in Arkansas and beyond.

On Wednesday, the Walmart scion announced the creation of the Whole Health Institute and Chopra Library in Northwest Arkansas. The new institutions will be located in Bentonville.

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DRA Bringing Workforce Training Workshop to Little Rock

In March, the Delta Regional Authority (DR) will be holding a workshop focused on workforce training and education in Little Rock as part of the Delta Workforce Program. The DRA will be holding workshops throughout its eight-state service region.

The Delta Workforce Program is aimed at building “long-term community capacity” as well as increasing the Delta region’s economic competitiveness.

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Barbara Sugg named CEO for Southwest Power Pool.
Bojangles’ and Love’s to partner in Arkansas.



Nine Appointed to Arkansas Healthcare Transparency Initiative Board, Six to GIS Board

Nine individuals have been appointed to the Arkansas Healthcare Transparency Initiative Board as part of a series of appointments Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced on Thursday, Jan. 16.

In total, 44 individuals have been appointed and reappointed to boards, advisory councils and committees. Twenty-two of those total appointment are reappointments.

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Natural Resources Commission approves $42 million in loans.



Arkansas Hospitals Plan Major Overhauls Statewide

Arkansas’ health-care community is growing by leaps and bounds as health systems and healthcare providers from one end of the state to the other have announced expansions to their physical footprint and medical services.

In September, Conway Regional Health System broke ground on a three-story, $13 million medical office building on the northeast corner of the hospital campus.

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Bringing the “life” in “quality of life” to South Arkansas.


UCA Chemistry Department Receives $650K Grant for Low-Income, Diversity Program

National Science Foundation’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) programhas awarded the University of Central Arkansas’ Department of Chemistry with a $650,000 to establish a program for low-income chemistry majors from diverse backgrounds.

UCA Department of Chemistry lecturer Faith Yarberry will be the lead for the program, serving as principal investigator for the “Fostering a Diverse Community of Future Chemists Through Scholarship Support, Peer Instruction, Mentoring, and Professional Development” program.

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Desperate Missouri State hoping to cash in on Petrino.


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