UWF Historic Trust to host presentation by storyteller Appleyard

The University of West Florida Historic Trust will host “Life and Living in Pensacola’s Historic District 1885-1900” by Dr. John Appleyard at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Voices of Pensacola presented by Gulf Power. “The period of 1885-1900 was a time of incredible changes for Pensacola’s residents,” Appleyard said. “Back when utilities were […]

UWF hosts ribbon cutting for Camellia Garden Enhancement Project

The University of West Florida hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony today to celebrate the transformation of the Camellia Garden in honor of the institution’s 50th Anniversary. “What a wonderful tribute to our university’s golden anniversary,” said UWF President Martha Saunders. “Like education, the camellia flower has been prized for its beauty and complexity for centuries. […]

UWF professor receives award from American Anthropological Association

Dr. Kristina Killgrove, bioarchaeologist and assistant professor of anthropology at the University of West Florida, recently received the New Directions Award in public anthropology from the General Anthropology Division of the American Anthropological Association, the world’s largest organization for professional anthropologists. Killgrove regularly contributes blog posts to Forbes and was chosen as the recipient for […]

Women in Leadership Conference returns to UWF on March 3, 2017

The University of West Florida College of Business Executive Mentor Program will host its annual Women in Leadership conference on Friday, March 3, 2017, from 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the UWF Conference Center and Auditorium, Building 22, on the Pensacola Campus. Registration will be open starting on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. Entering its […]

Bense named President Emeritus by University of West Florida Trustees

Today, the University of West Florida Board of Trustees named Dr. Judith Bense President Emeritus, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Bense will retire as president on Dec. 31, 2016. President Emeritus is an honorary designation reserved for university presidents who have made exceptional contributions to the institution. The board voted unanimously to adopt a resolution. “Judy […]

UWF expands Textbook Affordability Program to remove financial barriers for students

The University of West Florida recently expanded its Textbook Affordability Program after a successful pilot launch. The program, implemented by the Office of the Provost and the John C. Pace Library, aims to reduce student costs by ensuring access to course-required print textbooks. “It is important for institutional units to contribute to student success,” said Robert Dugan, […]

UWF to host human capital consultant, former higher education executive for lecture on women and leadership

The University of West Florida Division of Student Affairs, Office of Equity and Diversity, Women’s Leadership Initiatives and University College have partnered to host Dr. Frances Lucas, president of Frances Lucas Consulting, as she presents, “Lessons Learned: One Woman’s Leadership Journey in Higher Education.” The lecture will take place on May 10, 2016, from 3 […]

UWF students two of 13 nationwide selected to receive endowed scholarship from the American Chemical Society Scholars Program

Two University of West Florida seniors, Pristine Kirkconnell (left) and Chiena Whitt (below), were recently selected to receive endowed scholarships from the American Chemical Society Scholars Program, an honor bestowed to only 13 students nationwide. The ACS Scholars Program is observing its 20th anniversary this year. To celebrate, the society began raising funds to endow […]

UWF President hosts 2015 State of the University Address

University of West Florida President Judith Bense presented the 2015 State of the University address today, providing an update on the University’s recent accomplishments, as well as priorities and initiatives for the 2015-16 academic year. Bense began her address with a recap of University accomplishments from the 2014-15 year, including the prestigious 2015 Community Engagement […]

UWF receives $1.46 million federal grant for student support services program

The University of West Florida’s 21st Century Scholars program in the Office of Equity, Diversity and International Affairs was awarded a $1.46 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support the TRiO Student Support Services program. The five-year grant will support staff and resources that will help eligible students achieve a high level […]

UWF Army ROTC student named Honor Graduate at Basic Airborne Course

Cadet Hakeem Douglas, a student in the University of West Florida Army ROTC program, was named Honor Graduate at a Basic Airborne Course in Fort Benning, Georgia. The course took place from June 24 through July 17, and Douglas was selected as best in class in a group of more than 400 soldiers and cadets. […]

UWF libraries recognized by national information literacy database

A committee of the Association of College and Research Libraries recently recognized the University of West Florida’s John C. Pace Library for a large-scale information literacy tutorial project that will now be included in its national “Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online” (PRIMO) database. Made possible with funding from a 2013 Pace Academic Development Award, the tutorials […]