UWF art lecturers join forces with local artist to help people in Haiti

Though the devastation left by the Jan. 21 earthquake in Haiti lays hundreds of miles away from Pensacola, the emotional impact on Haiti’s people there is felt here in Pensacola where Hurricane Ivan left its own mark in September 2004. That is why two University of West Florida art lecturers and artists, Gina Cestaro and […]

“Grease” comes to the UWF stage

Danny Zuko, Sandy Dumbrowski and the rest of their Rydell High friends are on their way to the University of West Florida stage this week. “Grease,” one of the most famous and entertaining pop-culture musicals of our time, will be presented Thursday through Saturday, April 8 to 10, 15 to 17 at 8 p.m. and […]

Festival on the Green returns for 10th year

Plan on helping the University of West Florida celebrate its 10th anniversary of Festival on the Green March 26 and 27 on the UWF Main Campus in Pensacola. The festival is free and open to the public. The agenda for annual arts and crafts festival is filled with fun and activities for the whole family, […]

Theater student’s agenda: graduate, move north, find work

Brittani Rappise’s time at the University of West Florida is coming to an end soon, but her professional career is just waiting to begin. After graduation in May, the Totowa, N.J., native plans to leave the Pensacola area and move to New York or Philadelphia and seek work in the theater. She’ll take with her […]

Department of Art expands palette

The University of West Florida Department of Art has expanded its palette-students now have the opportunity to choose pixels ratherthan paint to express their art. The department offers two new program specializations: Digital Art and Graphic Design. “Students entering the Bachelor of Fine Arts program and specializing in digital art consider the computer as their […]

Holiday season means the return of “A Christmas Carol”

He’s not jolly or even very friendly, in fact, he’s down right mean. But the story of Ebenezer Scrooge in  A Christmas Carol still resonates for theater-goers young and old each year during the holiday season. The UWF Center for Fine and Performing Arts and Department of Theatre will present its community-wide version of the […]

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 […]