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 […]

UWF creates Office of Economic Development and Engagement

By Kelly Russ, University Communications The University of West Florida will play a more significant role in economic development and job growth in Northwest Florida and across the state with the creation of the Office of Economic Development and Engagement, which was announced Wednesday, Jan. 19 by President Judith A. Bense at a press conference. […]

UWF logistics degree offers career options and stability for new graduates

When running to the local grocery or convenience store for a gallon of milk, most people never even imagine the logistics involved in getting the milk to the right place at the right time, ready for purchase. Did it arrive by train? Plane? Truck? A combination of all three? How was it kept fresh? UWF […]

UWF alumnus awarded U.S. Patent for Profit Solver accounting technology

When launching a new business, many entrepreneurs play a guessing game in determining the price to charge for their products and services. Thanks to a new technology implemented by UWF alumnus Dan Zalta ’88, business owners can now determine the exact price to charge for products or services to cover costs and break even, or […]

UWF College of Business opens new patio

The first day of fall is bringing many things to the University of West Florida—slightly cooler temperatures, a much-needed breeze and the announcement that a new building for the College of Business will break ground in March 2011. Ed Ranelli, dean of the College of Business (COB), welcomed students to a new, shaded deck as […]

UWF student wins Best Paper Award at international conference

The International Conference of Accounting, Business, Leadership and Information Management brings together professionals from countries around the world to network with one another. The conference, which was held May 15 and 16 in New Orleans, evaluated papers submitted by undergraduate and graduate students from universities around the world and selected three to win a Best […]

UWF oil spill team ready to analyze water and sand samples

Researchers at the University of West Florida, led by Richard Snyder, director of the Center for Environmental Diagnostic and Bioremediation, are ready to start analyzing and releasing data after four weeks of collecting sand and water samples from around the Pensacola area. The difficulty in obtaining a sample of oil from the spill site, essential […]

UWF graduate student monitors Gulf Waters for oil-related changes

Facing a collection of Gulf-water-filled beakers in a University of West Florida lab, biology graduate student Melissa Overton explains her role with the UWF oil spill research mission. “I am looking at the bacterial community, basic microbe ecology, in the coastal waters off the beaches of Pensacola and Navarre,” said Overton. “Bacteria are the key […]

UWF Small Business Development Center assisting businesses in oil spill’s aftermath

Standing in the Casino Beach parking lot next to Pensacola Beach, University of West Florida President Judy Bense noted the lack of people there taking advantage of the area’s strongest tourism draw – its beautiful beaches. “Why aren’t people here? The beach is fine,” said Bense, as she accompanied State University System Chancellor Frank Brogan […]

UWF professor’s microbe research could come into play in oil spill aftermath

Microbial research at the University of West Florida in the past two decades could be a vital resource in the aftermath of continuing BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. UWF crews have been collecting water and sand samples from specific locations in the area for the past two weeks in order to establish […]

UWF Environmental Studies instructor helps monitor Pensacola shoreline

Chasidy Hobbs, an environmental studies instructor at the University of West Florida since becoming a graduate teaching assistant in 2006, says she “loves having the opportunity to help students see the big picture and interconnectedness of our lives and the world around us.” As executive director of Emerald Coastkeeper of Pensacola, a non-profit member of […]