Breaking ground for innovation

Plans for the University of West Florida’s new Science and Engineering Building continue to thrive and break the mold of the traditional classroom facility. On March 11, UWF will officially break ground on this innovative building for the School of Science and Engineering, which will bring science to the forefront and boost interdisciplinary and collaborative […]

UWF education includes safety awareness

On campus flyers, computer screens or just walking down a campus sidewalk, safety is a constant message that the University of West Florida strives to promote among students, faculty, staff and visitors. The Blue Light System. Student and campus-wide seminars. The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D) program. Access to campus escorts 24 hours a day, seven […]

Discovering your inner archaeologist

Have you ever wondered if that mystery object you found while digging in your garden was secretly a key piece of Northwest Florida’s history? Have you ever created a coil pot or had the chance to throw an atlatl spear? The opportunities are endless with activities, events and lectures during Florida Archaeology Month, which begins […]

Jealousy runs rampant in “The House of Bernarda Alba”

Through tragedy, we grieve. For some, it may take months and for others it seems to always be with them. For Bernarda Alba, main character in Frederico Garcia Lorca’s “The House of Bernarda Alba,” she takes the grief process into her own hands. Forcing her daughters to grieve the loss of her second husband for […]

Studers gift $2.25 million to support Maritime Museum

The University of West Florida has announced that Quint and Rishy Studer have gifted $2.25 million to support the Vice Admiral John H. Fetterman State of Florida Maritime Museum and Research Center. The gift to the UWF Foundation will be submitted for a dollar-for-dollar match through the state of Florida’s Alec P. Courtelis program for […]

Miss Universe hopeful hits the books

From the basketball court, to the classroom and also to the pageant stage, Katherine David, Miss Bolivia 2007 and current UWF international student, knows how to keep her life balanced. Interestingly enough, she wasn’t so sure about pageants when she began. “I thought they were kind of silly at first,” said David. “I wanted to […]

$1 million gift names aquarium exhibit at Maritime Museum

The University of West Florida has announced that the Lamar, Switzer and Reilly families have donated $1 million to name the Ocean Aquarium Exhibit at the Vice Admiral John H. Fetterman State of Florida Maritime Museum and Research Center. The aquarium will be named the Charles W. Lamar Sr. Ocean Aquarium. The gift to the […]

UWF alum heading back into space

More than any other Florida institution, the University of West Florida has six alumni who have gone on to become astronauts. Of those six, one is UWF alumnus John Phillips, retired Navy Reserve Captain and NASA astronaut, who is just beginning his training for his next mission into space. The STS-119 mission is targeted for […]

UWF researcher deep sea dives

Matthew Schwartz, University of West Florida assistant professor of Environmental Studies, has an affinity for the ocean. As he should, since he recently traveled over a mile and a half below its surface. Schwartz participated in a three-week cruise aboard the research vehicle (RS), “Atlantis” which was the mother ship to the “Alvin,” a deep-sea […]

Local companies opening doors for UWF construction students

Local companies, like the Green-Simmons Company continue to show support for the UWF Construction Program by hiring students as interns and for positions after they graduate. The Green-Simmons Company recently provided a gift of $30,000 to continue to build and sustain the UWF construction program, as well as to establish an endowed scholarship to support […]

UWF’s student efforts enhancing Milton’s community

Standing before a council composed of city officials including Milton mayor, Guy Thompson, University of West Florida students from the “Hospitality, Recreation and Resort Planning and Design” course presented feasibility studies Dec. 11, which included plans for and against the implementation of an Olympic-sized pool for the Milton Community Center. “I was impressed with their […]