Rise of the Residents

June 23, 2021

Sports

That's the Ball Game, Folks

Arkansas Razorback Baseball

The Razorbacks have had quite the year in sports. With the college sports calendar coming to a close, Razorback fans and programs alike are looking forward to what next season might have in store.

  • A quick recap: From football to baseball and everything in between, the Razorbacks came to play. The season was not without its hardships and losses, but after an Elite Eight appearance, sweeping the SEC in baseball, and a triple crown in track & field, the sky's the limit for next year's Hogs.
  • Past, present, and future: Some Razorbacks are still competing. Multiple former and current Hogs are representing the University of Arkansas in the Olympic trials and will hopefully bring a little bit of NWA to Tokyo.

Reminisce about the memorable season HERE.

Business

Girl Boss

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Women in NWA have been working hard this year, and their work has not gone unnoticed. The Northwest Arkansas Business Journal has released the list of 10 honorees for its 2021 Women in Business awards program.

  • The honorees featured in this year's list have paved their way to success in various industries, becoming role models for other women forging their paths. These women's commitment to creating a better NWA, not just at work but throughout the community as well, is what set them apart.
  • A night to remember: The Northwest Arkansas Business Journal will be hosting an event tonight to honor these women at the Apollo on Emma Avenue in Springdale.

Find out more about the Women in Business list and awards program HERE.

Music & Arts

Sounds Like Fun

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The Momentary is going big into music this summer with two free weekly concert series that will have you jamming into next week.

  • Groove on the Green: The Momentary will be hosting its Live on the Green series on Friday nights, starting July 2nd. Bring the family out and kick back while you listen to some of the best sounds NWA has to offer!
  • Courtyard sessions: In addition, on Sundays the Arvest Bank Courtyard will be blending new music with some of the best food and drinks. Starting this Sunday evening at 4:30pm, you can stop by the Courtyard Session and find your new favorite artist.

Discover more about both of these free events HERE.

Education

Stepping In

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Bill Kincaid, the University of Arkansas's associate general counsel, has been named acting chancellor. The role is meant to be occupied for "a few weeks" while the University finds a long term fit for the position.

  • How did we get here? After over 5 years in the position, former Chancellor Steinmetz sent a letter last Thursday to campus signifying his immediate resignation effective June 18.
  • In the meantime: Mr. Kincaid has worked with the University of Arkansas for more than twenty years and will be stepping in to take care of the university's operations and relations while the U of A searches for a candidate to fill the role more permanently.

Read more about how the university is navigating this transition period HERE.

Education

State of Mind

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NWA is leading the charge in keeping more physician residencies and fellowships in Arkansas. Washington Regional Medical Center and UAMS Northwest developed a plan, approved on Friday, that will utilize almost $12.5M to expand Arkansas' healthcare capabilities.

  • Surplus and shortage: Currently, Arkansas equips more medical students than it can retain. Each year, close to 200 students that graduate in state end up moving out of state for residencies and other opportunities. The goal - to keep healthcare spending in the state.
  • Quote: We are grateful to Washington Regional and UAMS Northwest for leading the charge on this important initiative...We look forward to ongoing efforts to expand graduate medical education throughout the state.”

Find out more about the plan to expand physician residencies and fellowships HERE.

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