Ethical, spiritual, racial and gender issues discussed at book study

What if you discovered that long ago your mother’s cells were harvested during surgical treatment for cancer without her knowledge, and that since that day, her cells have become “immortal” – growing in labs across the world?  You learn that her cells spawned a multimillion dollar industry of which your family has never received a […]

Research in UWF Archives aids in remembering fallen officer

The Pensacola News Journal reported on Monday, May 7 that after 67 years, a Pensacola police officer who died in the line of duty will be recognized on the Department’s memorial for fallen officers. The article reports that the discovery was made by granddaughter Cindy Cherry after doing research in the archives at the University […]

Florida Public Relations Association honors UWF staff, students

UWF staff and students won multiple awards and earned scholarships for education at the Florida Public Relations Association Pensacola chapter Image Awards on Thursday, April 26. The awards demonstrate the best examples of public relations planning, design and innovation and are judged on sound research and evaluation of results. The redesigned UWF online newsroom earned […]

UWF archivist teaches emergency management for historical artifacts

Most people are familiar with the need for a plan in the event of a weather emergency. But what happens to sensitive archives and rare artifacts when severe weather or natural disasters strike? John C. Pace Library Archivist Dean DeBolt at the University of West Florida has been approved as a mentor in the Connecting […]

UWF to open new restaurant on campus

The University of West Florida is opening a new, portable restaurant on campus. Bistro Blue, an outdoor café, will feature jazz music, decking and a New Orleans-inspired menu. Bistro Blue will be open for business Monday, May 14. The grand opening for the restaurant is Tuesday, May 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. UWF […]

President Bense issues statement on recent campus incidents

Dear Campus Community, I want to advise you of some inappropriate behavior that has occurred at the University of West Florida.  Since Wednesday, April 11, two nooses were found in separate locations on our Pensacola campus. These incidents were reported to University Police, and an investigation is ongoing.  This speech is repugnant to University ideals. […]

UWF earns StormReady re-certification

Representatives from the National Weather Service and the Escambia County Department of Emergency Management recently inspected the University’s emergency notification systems, called ArgoAlert. ArgoAlert is used to distribute emergency notifications to faculty, staff, students and others on campus in the event of potentially damaging severe weather. Findings from the inspection show that UWF has more […]

Kimberly Tatum awarded Women’s Studies Award

Kimberly M. Tatum, associate professor of Justice Studies and assistant dean, was awarded the Mary F. Rogers Women’s Studies Award at the UWF Women’s Studies Conference April 5. The award is given by the UWF Women’s Studies Program annually to a faculty member for substantial scholarship in the field of women’s studies and making a […]

UWF president to chair Florida Board of Governors task force on facilities funding

PENSACOLA, Fla. – University of West Florida President Judith A. Bense was named chair of a Florida Board of Governors task force on facilities funding, announced today. The task force follows a vote at the Board of Governors March 22 meeting to “fully address the crisis forming in infrastructure and facilities funding amid the State […]

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 […]

Dr. Richard Snyder appears in “Beyond Pollution” expose

Dr. Richard Snyder, professor and director of the UWF Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation, appeared in the video expose, Beyond Pollution, which was narrated by actor Dean Cain and won several awards. The film debuted on Friday, March 16 at the Environmental Film Festival in Washington, D.C.. According to the website, Beyond Pollution is “a […]

ArgoAlert emergency communications test March 27

The University of West Florida will test ArgoAlert, the emergency notification system, on March 27. UWF tests ArgoAlert each semester. To ensure that critical information reaches the broadest audience, the ArgoAlert system includes multiple communications channels in the event of an emergency. Emergency communication also includes: Text Messaging: ArgoAlert message from the UWF Emergency Operations […]