UWF College of Business graduate part of NASA team that landed rover on Mars

On Aug. 6, a team from NASA successfully landed the Curiosity rover on Mars, and a graduate from the University of West Florida College of Business played a key role in getting it there. Joseph Bergstrom, a 2009 UWF graduate, works in Logistics and Material Services in the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His role is […]

UWF to host third annual Family Weekend

The University of West Florida will host its third annual Family Weekend Sept. 21-23. During the weekend, parents and siblings of UWF students can take part in a variety of activities provided by the Office of Family Programs, connect with one another and become more familiar with campus life. The weekend will be packed full […]

Street View imagery of UWF now available to public on Google Maps

Current and prospective students, alumni and visitors now can get a panoramic view of the University of West Florida main campus from their computer, thanks to the Street View feature in Google Maps. UWF was included in the latest release of new street-level imagery in Google Maps that features university and college campuses across the […]

Traffic Accident on UWF Main Campus

Sept. 7, 2012 8:55 a.m. The early morning accident involving a UWF student has been cleared from the roadway. The east entrance to the UWF main campus is now open. Sept. 7, 2012 7:23 a.m. Due to the traffic accident that occurred on the main UWF campus this morning, the east campus entrance is closed […]

UWF Begins Fall Semester with Record Enrollment of 12,823

With the three-day closure due to Hurricane Isaac, the University of West Florida officially opened its doors yesterday to a record breaking 12,823 students. With an overall increase of 6.6%, the university is now home to more than 800 additional students from last year’s 12,000 students. Last fall, the university surpassed its goal of reaching […]

UWF Housing begins Fall 2012 with new residence hall and reaches full capacity for on-campus housing

The University of West Florida welcomes 2,144 students to campus housing, reaching 107% capacity for the Fall 2012 semester. Presidents Hall will open its doors for the first time on Saturday, Aug. 25. This new suite-style residence hall will house 252 Argonauts during their second year of college. Presidents Hall features both double and single […]

UWF Office of Economic Development and Engagement partners to bring jobs to the region

The Office of Economic Development and Engagement at the University of West Florida announces the funding for the addition of more than 60 high-wage jobs at iSirona, a downtown Panama City-based medical software development company. This is the second economic development announcement that includes funding from the Industry Recruitment, Retention & Expansion Fund Grant Program […]

UWF public relations students recognized at state competition

Ten University of West Florida students recently earned the 2012 Florida Public Relations Association Award of Distinction for their campaign for the Pensacola Museum of Art. Eight of the students accepted the award on Aug. 7 at the 74th annual Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) conference in St. Augustine. The competition is open to all […]

UWF receives $2.75 million planned gift commitment

University of West Florida graduate, John Switzer recently committed a planned gift valued at $2.75 million, one of the largest contributions in UWF history. The gift will provide support to the College of Business and UWF Athletics. “John’s planned gift commitment of $2.75 million to UWF represents one of the largest bequests to the institution […]

UWF Military Veterans Resource Center awards six scholarships

The University of West Florida’s Military and Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) recently awarded six scholarships to military veterans and families of veterans. Two of the scholarships came from private donations, and four were awarded through a donation from the First Command Educational Fund (FCEF), a nonprofit, public charity dedicated to improving financial literacy through scholarships […]

UWF to host sixth annual alumni golf tournament

The University of West Florida will host the sixth annual Alumni Scholarship Classic tournament Friday, Sept. 28 at Scenic Hills Country Club. All of the proceeds from the tournament will fund UWF student scholarships. Last year, the tournament raised $8,300, for a total of $36,000 over a six-year period. “The Annual Alumni Scholarship Classic has […]

UWF included in list of Great Colleges to Work For

The University of West Florida is listed as one of the Great Colleges to Work For, according to a survey recently released by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The results are based on a survey of 47,000 participants from 294 colleges and universities. Only 103 institutions gained recognition for specific best practices and policies. The […]