Oh the places you will go

Enhancing the values of their college degrees, breaking out of their normal academic routines and traveling to places they never thought they’d experience, more than ever University of West Florida students are taking advantage of the UWF Study Abroad Program. This spring, 27 students are studying abroad. From the Netherlands to Japan to Switzerland, UWF […]

International trade internship opens doors for UWF student

Alejandra Lopez, native of Colombia and University of West Florida senior, is all about checking things off her list of goals. Pursue her education in the United States, check. Find a university that feels like home, check. Not only has Lopez completed her check list, she’s adding to it. Now Lopez has checked the completion […]

A can’t miss classic: “A Christmas Carol”

A true feast for the senses, with it’s beautiful music, costumes and vivid lights and sets, UWF’s “A Christmas Carol” will have audiences saying anything but “bah humbug” this holiday season. The UWF Center for Fine and Performing Arts and Department of Theatre will present the community-wide production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” in […]

“Goblin Market” not just any fairy tale

Providing evocative imagery, displaying intense bonds of sisterhood and bringing rhyme schemes to life, University of West Florida students will perform Christina Rossetti’s poem, “Goblin Market” Nov. 13 through 23. Exploring the sensibility and sensuality of women in the Victorian era, the play tells the tale of two sisters who are lured by goblin men […]

Honors students travel to Panama

Horseback riding, exploring bat caves, snorkeling the coral reef, visiting indigenous tribes and zip-lining in Panama, 11 University of West Florida students, led by Klaus Meyer-Arendt, chair of Environmental Studies, received the cultural experience of a lifetime mixing these opportunities with their recent Honors seminar. Hosted by the university’s Honors program, the seminar combines an […]

A festival for the eyes and ears

Jazz. Art. Sun. Food. The perfect combination for any event is just a glance at what’s to come for the University of West Florida’s annual Festival on the Green April 4 and 5 on the UWF Main Campus. Students, local artists and many campus community members will come together to presents works through crafts, music […]

Discovering your inner archaeologist

Have you ever wondered if that mystery object you found while digging in your garden was secretly a key piece of Northwest Florida’s history? Have you ever created a coil pot or had the chance to throw an atlatl spear? The opportunities are endless with activities, events and lectures during Florida Archaeology Month, which begins […]

Jealousy runs rampant in “The House of Bernarda Alba”

Through tragedy, we grieve. For some, it may take months and for others it seems to always be with them. For Bernarda Alba, main character in Frederico Garcia Lorca’s “The House of Bernarda Alba,” she takes the grief process into her own hands. Forcing her daughters to grieve the loss of her second husband for […]

Studers gift $2.25 million to support Maritime Museum

The University of West Florida has announced that Quint and Rishy Studer have gifted $2.25 million to support the Vice Admiral John H. Fetterman State of Florida Maritime Museum and Research Center. The gift to the UWF Foundation will be submitted for a dollar-for-dollar match through the state of Florida’s Alec P. Courtelis program for […]

Miss Universe hopeful hits the books

From the basketball court, to the classroom and also to the pageant stage, Katherine David, Miss Bolivia 2007 and current UWF international student, knows how to keep her life balanced. Interestingly enough, she wasn’t so sure about pageants when she began. “I thought they were kind of silly at first,” said David. “I wanted to […]

$1 million gift names aquarium exhibit at Maritime Museum

The University of West Florida has announced that the Lamar, Switzer and Reilly families have donated $1 million to name the Ocean Aquarium Exhibit at the Vice Admiral John H. Fetterman State of Florida Maritime Museum and Research Center. The aquarium will be named the Charles W. Lamar Sr. Ocean Aquarium. The gift to the […]

UWF receives gift to become an “All-Steinway School”

PENSACOLA – The University of West Florida announced today the receipt of a significant gift from Helen Wentworth which has allowed the UWF Department of Music to purchase 18 Steinway pianos (10 grand pianos and eight uprights) and receive the prestigious designation of “All-Steinway School.” The remainder of the gift will initiate a “Steinway Piano […]