UWF explores history with local teachers

Dead guys and dusty books – these are the images many school children conjure up when they think about studying history. Public school teachers are challenged with the task of convincing their students that there is more to history than meets the eye and inspiring them to develop a passion for the past and an […]

UWF’s Pensacola Historic Village: a “living-learning” laboratory for UWF’s public history museum class

The days of static museum exhibits and design are over. Today’s museum consumers want to participate in their environment and engage in interactive feedback. In response, museum professionals are now focusing their energy on 21st century museum interpretation. And, UWF Public History Professor Patrick Moore’s “Advanced Museology” class is preparing students for this new era […]

UWF kicks-off study abroad “Programs in Spain”

The University of West Florida is working to establish long-term opportunities for intercultural exchanges with Spain through “Programs in Spain.” The first program is a month-long “Intensive Language and Culture Program” at the University of Málaga and the second is a two-week “Interdisciplinary Travel and Learn Program.” The inauguration of these programs coincides with the […]

Digging archaeology: Florida Archaeology Month

The Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) works every day to bring the past to life. FPAN offers Archaeology Days, lectures and special events throughout March in celebration of Florida Archaeology Month, allowing Florida residents the opportunity to discover their inner archaeologists. “Throughout the year FPAN works hard to connect professional archaeologists with their communities,” said […]

Honoring Northwest Florida’s Spanish history

Resurrecting Spanish history through the archeological study of Northwest Florida’s beginnings, University of West Florida scholars and students have continued to put pieces of the past together and also recently played a part in welcoming King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sophia of Spain to Pensacola as part of the city’s 450th Anniversary Celebration. “We […]

An unforgettable dream just inches away

Bringing fantasy, mischief and love to the stage, University of West Florida Theatre students will lightheartedly show audiences a happy ending in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The UWF Department of Theatre will present the production Feb. 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 22 and March 1 at […]

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 […]