UWF alum facing the ultimate antarctic challenge

Passionate about preserving history for future generations, UWF alumna Susanne Grieve will go to any length to learn more about historic adventurers and explorers, even if it means suiting up in four layers of heavy gear, facing temperatures that fall to negative 96 degrees Fahrenheit and enduring three months of darkness 24 hours a day. […]

Cavanaugh appointed Chancellor of Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

This morning, the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education named University of West Florida President John Cavanaugh as their next Chancellor, effective July 1. The PASSHE Chancellor has direct responsibility for 14 universities and more than 110,000 students, making it one of the largest public university systems in the U.S. […]

UWF lends a helping hand to local Job Development Center

Not only driven to help students take big steps towards their futures, the University of West Florida is also making sure to continue reaching out to the community to offer help and assistance to local organizations. Recently in collaboration with the Century Community Development Partnership Inc. (CCDP), UWF donated 20 computers, a chalk board and […]

UWF alum heading to Nigeria to offer HIV/AIDS education

Wrapping up four years in a place that has shaped and helped her create her passion, Mary Ann Kaiser, a recent University of West Florida graduate, is not only preparing for the culmination of her undergraduate years, she is truly getting ready to face the world. Ready to go on June 23, Kaiser will travel […]

Grads-to-be share memories and advice

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. You are the one who’ll decide where to go,” wrote the whimsically wise Theodore Geisel. This spring, approximately 1,600 University of West Florida students […]

UWF College of Business AACSB accreditation renewed

The University of West Florida College of Business has achieved accreditation renewal for its undergraduate business degree programs and its graduate Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Accountancy from AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is the premier accreditation agency for business schools. Only 15 percent of business […]

Symposium to promote healing for deployed U.S. military and families

Every day a soldier, marine, sailor or airmen is directly affected by war. Equally affected are the families and loved ones of military members serving their country through multiple deployments. Taking steps to expand the knowledge of community-based mental health professionals, government and uniformed health care providers and others interested in deployment or behavioral health, […]

A festival for the eyes and ears

Jazz. Art. Sun. Food. The perfect combination for any event is just a glance at what’s to come for the University of West Florida’s annual Festival on the Green April 4 and 5 on the UWF Main Campus. Students, local artists and many campus community members will come together to presents works through crafts, music […]

UWF Forensics Team topping national tournaments

Not everyone can easily walk up to a podium and own the stage. However for the University of West Florida Forensics Team, inspiring audiences to move to action, debating social issues or performing dramatic literature at a national level are some of the things they do best. Winning a national championship, the UWF Forensics Team […]

$700,000 pledge to support need-based scholarships

The University of West Florida announced that the Theodore R. and Vivian M. Johnson Scholarship Foundation pledged $700,000, over five years, as a two-part challenge to support need-based scholarships at UWF. In the first part of its challenge to UWF, the Johnson Scholarship Foundation is challenging the university to raise $1 million for need-based scholarship […]

There’s no place like home

Dorothy had to click her heels three times in order to get home. At the University of West Florida, students need only walk through the doors of their residence halls to feel the warmth, safety and acceptance of a place called home. UWF Housing and Residence Life strives to offer students living on campus a […]

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 […]