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UWF alumnus named NSF Graduate Research Fellow

University of West Florida alumnus Joseph “Joey” Yount was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The fellowship will allow Yount to pursue a Ph.D. in materials engineering at Purdue University. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program is the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind. NSF Fellows are anticipated to become leaders in their […]

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UWF announces updated visitor guidelines during COVID-19

The University of West Florida has established new guidelines and protocols for visitors to protect the health and safety of the University community.  Visitors, vendors and volunteers are required to comply with the below guidelines and protocols that promote a safer and healthier campus: Do not visit a UWF location if you are sick.  A […]

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Board of Governors approve UWF’s Fall 2020 Reopening Plan

The Florida Board of Governors approved the University of West Florida’s Fall 2020 Reopening Plan during its meeting on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The plan was approved by UWF’s Board of Trustees on June 19, 2020.  “We look forward to welcoming back our Argos while providing a safer and healthier environment,” said UWF President Martha […]

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UWF teacher education programs receive CAEP accreditation

Several programs within the University of West Florida Professional Education Unit recently received accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, or CAEP, valid through Spring 2025. The professional accreditation applies to the following certification programs: Exceptional Student/Elementary Education, Bachelor of Arts; Elementary Education, B.A.; Educational Leadership, Master of Education; Reading Education, M.Ed.; […]

A Question of When, displayed at the Pensacola Museum of Art, features work across a multitude of mediums from numerous artists, all expressing their perspectives on societal shift brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pensacola Museum of Art unveils ‘A Question of When,’ exhibition reflecting on the world during COVID-19 pandemic

On Saturday, June 20, 2020, the Pensacola Museum of Art will open a new exhibition in response to our changing world during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Throughout history, art has played a unique and crucial role in times of change. Featuring works by Marc Chagall, Walker Evans, Joan Miró and other artists from the museum’s […]

UWF to add master’s degree in international affairs this fall

The University of West Florida College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities is adding a Master of Arts in International Affairs beginning in Fall 2020, pending approval from the Florida Board of Governors. The UWF Board of Trustees approved the program at its quarterly meeting on April 23. The program is currently being offered as […]

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Taking Action

Recently, UWF published tweets in response to racially-charged comments made by a UWF student. We sincerely regret and apologize that one of the tweets allowed for misinterpretation. Therefore, this tweet has been removed.  We want to reemphasize that the University of West Florida denounces all forms of racism and hate.  Over the next several weeks, […]

UWF Notice: Tropical Storm Cristobal

University officials are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Cristobal, which is currently a tropical storm heading toward the Gulf of Mexico. The University of West Florida remains operational at this time. If conditions change, the University will update the campus community. According to the most recent update from the National Weather Service, the path of Tropical […]

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UWF invites public to vote on inspirational Songs of Impact

Inspired to support their fellow Argonauts amid COVID-19, the University of West Florida community has answered the call by submitting songs of impact for the public to listen to and vote on as their favorites.  UWF received more than 50 submissions from faculty, staff, students and alumni after the call to submit songs and lyrics […]

UWF researchers help preserve papers of former US chief justice

UWF researchers help preserve papers of former US chief justice

Two University of West Florida researchers have joined a project to preserve and make public letters and other material written by Roger Taney, whose long, controversial career in American politics saw him serve in President Andrew Jackson’s cabinet and as chief justice of the United States. In doing so, they also hope to chart a […]

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Message from UWF leadership

Argo Family, Like so many of you, our hearts are heavy because of recent events in our country. The senseless deaths of African Americans and the mistreatment of people of color shine a light on deeply rooted racial inequity that continues to plague our communities and our world. Our levels of stress, anger and fear have […]

Cody Verhulst

UWF alumnus capitalizes on unique career opportunity during COVID-19 pandemic

Cody Verhulst ’19 knows the value in taking advantage of every opportunity he’s given, even when it’s presented in the middle of a global pandemic. In college, it was accepting a graduate assistant position with the University of West Florida Department of Recreation, overseeing facility operations and special events on campus, which provided the financial […]