UWF peer educators awarded "Outstanding Peer Education Program" at 2018 NASPA conference

UWF peer educators receive national accolade for campaign against violence

The University of West Florida Peer Educators program was recently awarded “Outstanding Peer Education Program” for its annual “Take Back the Night” event during the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators General Assembly Conference in Orlando. Held at UWF since 2000, Take Back the Night is an international event intended to educate, protest and bring […]

UWF Department of Music presents Jazz Ensemble in concert

The University of West Florida Department of Music will present the Jazz Ensemble in concert on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. The concert will be held in the Great Hall of the Commons, Building 22, on the UWF Pensacola Campus. The band will present the music of Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, Kim Richmond, Chuck […]

UWF to host 2018 State of the University

WHAT: University of West Florida President Martha Saunders will deliver the annual State of the University address, highlighting the institution’s accomplishments and looking ahead at plans for the 2018-19 academic year. The student body president, faculty senate president and staff senate president will also provide updates during the event. WHEN: Friday, Sept. 28 TIME: 1:30 […]

UWF Move-In Day 2018

WHAT: Media are invited to join President Martha Saunders and University officials as they welcome new students to the University of West Florida during Move-In Day on Friday, Aug. 24. University administrators, including Saunders, will visit the residence halls while students move in. Volunteers from athletic teams, fraternities and sororities, student organizations and faculty and […]

UWF nursing students attend Japanese tea ceremony

A group of University of West Florida nursing students recently had the unique opportunity to attend a Japanese tea ceremony at the University’s Japan House. Kathy Jones, program manager for the Japan Center at UWF, told the students before the event that the ceremony was more than just preparing and serving the traditional green tea, […]

UWF program makes improvements to disc golf course and benefits Argo Pantry

Members of the University of West Florida’s 2017-18 LEAD: The Faculty Version celebrated progress in their project to improve UWF’s disc golf course at the Argo Pantry Classic Disc Golf Tournament on April 7 to benefit UWF’s campus food pantry. The Argo Pantry is a campus resource that sustains currently enrolled UWF students with free, […]

UWF Military and Veterans Resource Center celebrates donors and students

The University of West Florida Military and Veterans Resource Center awarded scholarships to seven students at its annual Donor Appreciation Luncheon on May 16 at the Museum of Commerce. The luncheon recognizes military veterans and dependents or family members of active or retired service members by awarding the Navy Federal Credit Union Scholarship, Brig. Gen. […]

UWF students, faculty and local community take a stand against human trafficking

Nearly 200 students and community members attended a Human Trafficking Awareness Night on April 10 at the University of West Florida Conference Center. Organized by the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, the event showcased several speakers and agencies with an interest in putting an end to human trafficking, a form of human slavery that […]

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UWF to offer online Cross-Cultural Competency course

The University of West Florida is offering its newest massively open online course, Cross-Cultural Competency. Cross-Cultural Competency is structured around the concepts of awareness, acceptance and respect. The UWF Innovation Institute partnered with Dr. Kim LeDuff, the University’s chief diversity officer and vice president for academic engagement, to develop the free, not-for-credit course. The nationwide […]

UWF’s inaugural Day of Giving raises more than $113,000 from over 900 donors

The University of West Florida hosted its inaugural Day of Giving event on Thursday, April 19, raising more than $113,000. Over 900 people donated online and in-person on campus, during UWF’s first ever 24-hour fundraising initiative. Day of Giving is an online, social-media-driven effort that supports the University and its programs. Alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and […]

UWF recognizes campus and community partners at equity, diversity and inclusion awards

The University of West Florida Office of Equity and Diversity recently hosted the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Awards Ceremony to recognize those who have shown commitment in support of diversity, inclusion and global engagement on the UWF campus and to the Pensacola community. “The EDI awards are only a small thank you for the big […]

UWF student and army vet sells ‘the coconut life’

At just 26 years old, Alex Hill is putting his UWF marketing degree to use, going from the college life to the “coconut life.” Hill is currently a Junior at UWF and has launched two businesses, Emerald Coast Italian Ice and most recently, Emerald Coast Coconuts. The army veteran was inspired to go into business […]