Closed circuit TVs will display campus news & events

University Communications and External Relations (UCER) now manages the Welcome Sign marquee at the front entrance of UWF and its content. In addition, UCER will manage the content on 10 closed circuit televisions (CCTV), to be installed in mid-April in high traffic areas around campus. The CCTVs will feature a mix of targeted advertising, calendar […]

UWF places first at regional conference two years in a row

The University of West Florida (UWF) placed first among competing schools from nine states at the Southeast Case Research Association’s (SECRA) annual conference for the second year in a row. Professionals and students from the southeast region presented cases over the course of three days to be double blind reviewed by industry professionals. Both authors […]

U.S. Department of Labor awards $3.9 million to UWF, Chipola College

Programs will train Northwest Florida residents for high-skill jobs PENSACOLA, Fla. – The U.S. Department of Labor awarded a $3.9 million grant to the University of West Florida and Chipola College to provide education, training and job placement assistance to meet the demand for high-skill workers in Northwest Florida. The funding comes as part of […]

UWF outlines university’s future, master plan

PENSACOLA, Fla. – University of West Florida (UWF) officials outlined an updated campus master plan for the growth of the university for the next 20 to 30 years Monday at a public forum on campus. Plans include mixed use facilities to house classrooms and academic space, residence halls, and retail space; a new student union, […]

Logistics Team takes first place at national competition

Six University of West Florida (UWF) students took first place in Denver, Colo., beating out 14 of the top logistics programs in North America during the Operation Stimulus/Denver Transportation Club annual logistics case competition. The team spent two weeks and nearly 200 hours each preparing a detailed case analysis of a real-world global supply chain […]

Town hall addresses parking, growth

The University of West Florida SGA hosted a town hall Dec. 1 with Vice President of Administrative Services Matt Altier, Vice President of Student Affairs Kevin Bailey, Vice President of Advancement Kyle Marrero, College of Business Dean Ed Ranelli, College of Arts and Sciences Dean Jane Halonen and President Judith Bense. Administrators answered a variety […]

Self-study reports UWF general studies are positive and supportive

A program review of the general studies curriculum at the University of West Florida completed recently revealed very positive results, according to Tom Westcott, dean of General Education. At the beginning of the 2010-11 academic year, Provost Chula King charged the General Education Assessment and Reform (GEAR) Committee to complete a self-study of the curriculum […]

UWF speaker chronicles success, fraud and redemption

Within the span of 10 years, HealthSouth CFO Aaron Beam went from helping to revolutionize the health care industry and being a millionaire, to participating in one of the largest and most publicized cases of corporate fraud ever, lending him time in prison. Beam spoke at the University of West Florida Nov. 8 on the […]

UWF students prepare marketing plan for area hotel

By Josh Newby, University Communications University of West Florida students are assisting Pensacola Beach hotels just in time for the busy tourism season. The Hospitality Sales & Marketing class was tasked with developing a realistic and comprehensive marketing plan for the Holiday Inn Resort on Pensacola Beach. The students were given a hypothetical budget and […]

UWF College of Business announces six Outstanding Student Award recipients

By Josh Newby, University Communications Six students from the University of West Florida College of Business received Outstanding Student Awards April 1. The awards recognize students with an exceptional GPA and a faculty nomination. The winners of the award are: Justin Anderson, from the Department of Marketing; James Harrison and Sarah Neuland, from the Department […]

UWF students prepare tax returns for local taxpayers

By Josh Newby, University Communications Students at the University of West Florida (UWF) helped more than 90 taxpayers file federal tax returns for 2010 at no cost. Eight students, part of a financial and accounting service learning program, in partnership with the United Way of Escambia County and the Internal Revenue Service, gained valuable experience […]

UWF logistics team wins second place in national competition

By Josh Newby, University Communications In January, six University of West Florida students won second place in Denver, Colo., beating out 14 of the top logistics programs in North America during the Operation Stimulus/Denver Transportation Club annual logistics case competition. Members of the UWF team included Tom Cahill, Mike Bush, Daniel Marron, Preston Stokes, Laura […]