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 […]

UWF hosts grand opening of University Park Center as part of Founders Week

Today, the University of West Florida celebrated the grand opening of University Park Center, a multi-use facility located at Pen Air Field on the Pensacola campus. “Today’s opening of University Park Center not only provides additional space for our growing healthcare and athletic programs, it also brings Florida State University to our campus,” said President […]

UWF College of Business hosts first case competition

Business students at the University of West Florida enjoy endless opportunities to expand their knowledge and experience through hands-on connections with industry partners. On April 13-14 2018, the UWF College of Business hosted the first UWF Business Case Competition: Masters Level, welcoming graduate students from any university with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of […]

UWF announces Earl Hutto Foundation, Inc. endowments to nursing program

The University of West Florida recently received a $250,000 gift commitment from The Earl Hutto Foundation, Inc. to name the Earl and Nancy Hutto Master of Science in Nursing program in the UWF School of Nursing in the Usha Kundu, MD College of Health. The gift will create a scholarship for endowment for students pursuing […]

UWF faculty and students to present research, creative work at Student Scholars Symposium

More than 360 individual research presentations will be featured at the University of West Florida Student Scholars Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase on Thursday, April 19, in the University Commons Conference Center, and Center for Fine and Performing Arts. The all-day event will bring together undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty, to showcase […]

UWF invites public to explore and survey science at BioBlitz

The University of West Florida invites the public to explore and survey science at its BioBlitz on Saturday, April 7 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. A BioBlitz is an all-day event where research professionals, naturalists, hobbyists and volunteers work together to survey and log as many species as possible in a designated study area. […]

UWF to host annual Take Back The Night event

The University of West Florida Department of Recreation and Wellness Services will host the 19th annual Take Back The Night event tomorrow, April 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the University Commons Auditorium. Take Back The Night is an international event that serves to educate, protest and bring awareness of all forms of violence by creating […]

UWF 2018 Job Shadow Week provides students hands-on experience 

Last week, March 26-30, University of West Florida students participated in the 2018 Job Shadow Week. A record 53 students participated, with career interests spanning a variety of industries including hospitality, marketing, environmental science, finance and accounting, business, health care, government and more. The UWF Office of Career Development and Community Engagement, UWF Center for Entrepreneurship, […]