J. Earle Bowden retires as West Florida Historic Preservation Inc. board chairman, takes new position with WFPHI Board of Governors

West Florida Historic Preservation, Inc. (WFPHI), a non-profit, direct support organization of the University of West Florida, announces the retirement of board chairman J. Earle Bowden. Bowden, a longtime WFPHI board member, will now take on the position as chairman of WFHPI’s newly created Board of Governors. Bowden was active in the preservation movement in […]

UWF computer science students win first place in division at regional programming contest

Three University of West Florida computer science students recently took first place in their division at the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Southeast USA Regional Intercollegiate Programming Contest at the UWF School of Science and Engineering. The “UWF Angry Pointers,” comprised of Breanna Garrett, Chris Terry and Joel Willoughby, placed first out of 59 teams […]

UWF Business Enterprises Inc. announces interim leadership

On Thursday, Dec. 6, the University of West Florida (UWF) Business Enterprises, Inc. (BEI) Board of Directors, in consultation with UWF President Judy Bense, named Dr. James (Jim) Barnett, interim CEO for UWF BEI, effective immediately. The board also voted to begin a search after the first of the year for a permanent executive officer. Barnett […]

UWF to host Grand Opening for Presidents Hall

The University of West Florida will celebrate the grand opening of Presidents Hall, the newest residence hall on campus, on Friday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. The ceremony will include a ribbon cutting dedication, followed by light refreshments and tours of Presidents Hall.  Presidents Hall opened its doors to students on Aug. 25. The suite-style […]

UWF hospitality students prepare Thanksgiving meal for foster care facility

University of West Florida (UWF) hospitality students received hands-on experience and gave back to the community by serving Thanksgiving dinner to 30 children and 10 adults at the Children in Crisis foster care facility in Fort Walton Beach on Friday, Nov. 16. In order to assess students in her Management of Food and Beverages Operations […]

UWF Office of Diversity hosts lecture on HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention

The University of West Florida Office of Diversity will host Hydeia Broadbent, a public speaker and activist for HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. in Building 36, Room 191. The lecture is the latest in the John C. Pace Jr. Symposium Series. In her lecture, entitled “Knowing Your HIV/AIDS Status,” […]

UWF announces Saunders as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

University of West Florida President Bense announces the appointment of Dr. Martha Saunders, APR as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Saunders will officially begin on Jan. 2, 2013. “We’re delighted to welcome Martha back to the UWF campus,” said President Bense. “She is a proven leader and her wealth of experience will be […]

University of West Florida to host Construction Industry Economic Forum

The University of West Florida Department of Applied Science, Technology and Administration is hosting a Construction Industry Economic Forum on Nov. 16 at 11:30 a.m. in Building 70 & 80 on the UWF Pensacola Campus. The forum is being held in order to bring awareness to the UWF Building Construction Program, the UWF CORE Construction […]

Future Physicists of Florida to host induction ceremony for first chapters in Pensacola and Tallahassee

The University of West Florida will host an induction ceremony for the first class of the Future Physicists of Florida (FPF) Pensacola chapter on Friday, Nov. 16 at 4:30 p.m. at the UWF School of Science and Engineering. The organization is dedicated to preparing middle and high school students for future careers in the science, […]

University of West Florida presents College of Business Executive Mentor Program

The University of West Florida announces the College of Business Executive Mentor Program, established to initiate networking and career connections for undergraduate students. The program matches College of Business students with influential community business leaders who share their personal and professional experience, knowledge and skills. The one-on-one mentor relationship allows for individual attention to the […]

Exit Poll to be conducted by UWF Government students

The University of West Florida (UWF) Department of Government is conducting an exit poll on Nov. 6, to provide students with an opportunity to engage the local community about voting choice and issues that matter to the voting public. Institutions around the country are participating in the project, developed by Professor Jennifer Emery at UWF, […]

UWF to host colloquium in continued support of Military Veterans

The University of West Florida’s Center on Aging and Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) will co-host a Colloquium on the Health and Well-Being of Military Veterans on Friday, Nov. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the UWF Conference Center. The event, entitled “Life Issues and Opportunities for Veterans of All Ages,” will include […]