Trustees ask President Bense to lead UWF until 2012 – Maritime Museum to stay at original location

The University of West Florida board of trustees voted unanimously Friday to extend President Judy Bense’s appointment until March 2012. “It’s absolutely thrilling and I am honored,” said Bense. Bense became interim president July 1, 2008. And, in December the UWF Board of Trustees voted to extend her contract through the summer of 2010. “UWF […]

Students study abroad during summer semester

Traveling the world is a dream for some, a goal for others and an attainable educational opportunity for students at the University of West Florida. There are more than 20 countries covering five continents available through UWF partnerships for study abroad experiences. Students who study abroad enjoy the opportunity to immerse themselves in a new […]

Art student wins international sculpture competition

Sharon Kirby, a Bachelor of Fine Arts candidate at the University of West Florida, was awarded the prestigious International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award for 2009. Her work titled, “Original Gray Intendo,” was one of 11 chosen out of more than 1,300 submissions from students at 176 colleges and universities from […]

Honors students travel to Rome

The famous Roman Coliseum, historic Vatican museums, unforgotten ruins – these are a few of the splendors of the ancient city of Rome. Six University of West Florida Honors students are in Rome this month touring these sites and learning how the plays of William Shakespeare influenced Italy both socially and politically. They are participating, […]

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 […]