UWF becomes first in Florida to launch college virtual assistant

The University of West Florida has launched the first college virtual assistant in the state of Florida to provide resources to admitted students. The virtual assistant, Argie, named after UWF’s mascot, engages admitted students in two-way conversation through text messaging to support them on the path to enrollment success. Developed by Boston-based edtech company AdmitHub, […]

UWF Peer Educators present, earn awards at national conference

The University of West Florida Peer Educators presented at a national conference for the fourth consecutive year, and received two awards. “The peer educators consistently earn honors at this National Conference year after year,” said Dr. Rebecca Kennedy, assistant vice president and director of counseling and psychological services. “Dr. Cambron guides them all year, and […]

Area schools earn top honors at 10th annual Emerald Coast BEST Robotics Competition

The University of West Florida hosted the 10th annual Emerald Coast BEST Robotics competition on Saturday, Oct. 28. The project-based STEM program inspires middle and high school students to pursue careers in engineering, science and technology through participation in a sport-like competition to design, program and build a robot. This year, 585 students from 22 […]

Pensacola Museum of Art announces fall exhibition: DocuFlorida

The University of West Florida Pensacola Museum of Art announces the digital exhibition “DocuFlorida.” The exhibition will be on view through Feb. 4, 2018 in the Stairwell Gallery located on the second floor of the museum. “DocuFlorida” features photographic and image-based work and is focused on the current environment and landscapes of Florida, the Gulf […]

Military and Veterans Resource Center to host Veterans Day Observance

The Military and Veterans Resource Center will host its annual Veterans Day Observance from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9 at the UWF Conference Center. This year’s event, which honors those that have served our country, will feature guest speaker Vice Admiral Richard Buchanan, U.S. Navy, retired. Buchanan served over 30 years […]

UWF recognizes Spirit of UWF and Alumni Awards recipients

The University of West Florida Alumni Association recently held its awards and recognition program to honor Spirit of UWF and Alumni Awards recipients. UWF President Martha Saunders, Howard Reddy, interim vice president for university advancement, Missy Grace, alumni relations director, and Lauren Loeffler, executive director for career development and community engagement, recognized the outstanding achievements […]

UWF President Saunders pledges $10k for new JCPenney Suit Up program at UWF

The University of West Florida is partnering with JCPenney to participate in the JCPenney Suit Up program, a national initiative that allows students to purchase discounted professional wear. UWF President Martha Saunders has pledged $10,000 of personal funds to support the initiative. “This initiative matters to our students,” Saunders said. “It creates awareness of the […]

UWF hosts State of the University Address

University of West Florida President Martha Saunders presented her first State of the University address today, looking back on the University’s recent accomplishments and providing an overview of her vision for the future. The event began with speakers representing the University’s faculty, staff and students. Dr. David Ramsey, faculty senate president, Keaton West, staff senate […]

UWF welcomes National Merit Finalists and top scholarship recipients

The University of West Florida welcomed three National Merit Finalists this fall. Diana Hanks, Hannah Funk and Cara Womacks were among 1,500 students across the country to meet the requirements for finalist standing, out of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Competition. They were awarded full tuition, room and […]

UWF students pitch creative concepts at Da Vinci Innovation Celebration

The UWF Center for Entrepreneurship will host the inaugural Da Vinci Innovation Celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 5 in the Great Hall in the University Commons, located in Building 22. As part of the event, undergraduate and graduate students from across the University are invited to submit creative concepts, competing for […]

UWF prepares to support Hurricane Irma recovery effort

As Hurricane Irma impacts the Florida Peninsula, the University of West Florida is preparing to provide support to its students, faculty, staff, alumni, as well as Florida institutions and all Floridians. The current path of the storm is expected to remain east of the local area, and the University is fully engaged to provide assistance […]

UWF memorial scholarship created to honor devoted elementary teacher

The University of West Florida College of Education and Professional Studies recently received a $100,000 gift from David and Emily Walby to establish the Linda Evans Memorial Scholarship. “We are very fortunate to have an alumna like Linda Evans,” said Dr. William Crawley, dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies. “Her devotion to […]