UWFAlumna_Dr. Patricia Izbicki plays piano

UWF program paves a multitude of career paths for music majors

The University of West Florida has added the Bachelor of Arts in Music and an Outside Field program, which will allow students a unique opportunity to prepare for employment in a variety of disciplines including music, the humanities, education, health and STEM fields. The program is designed for students interested in majoring in music while […]

UWF professors Dr. Valerie Morganson and Dr. Steve Kass, along with graduate students Kenzie Hurley, Cayla Hartley, Kaylin Strong and Dean Jones, conducting parachute simulations with former U.S. Navy pilot Andy Caputi on Jan. 22, 2020.

UWF researchers work with SoarTech, U.S. Navy to evaluate parachute training system

University of West Florida researchers are helping the U.S. Navy evaluate parachute training devices for its pilots and other personnel. Dr. Steven Kass, professor in the Department of Psychology, and Dr. Valerie Morganson, associate professor in the Department of Psychology have been working on the project. Their work includes conducting analyses to determine the cognitive skills […]

Virtual cybersecurity training at the Escambia County Supervisor of Elections office 

UWF partners with Escambia County elections staff to enhance cybersecurity preparations

The University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity provided virtual training for the Escambia County Supervisor of Elections staff on Wednesday, July 15, in preparation for the 2020 general election. The election training session included how to report suspicious activity, demystifying the world of hackers and building a cybersecurity culture in which all staff members […]

Dr. Lisa Waidner, professor of biology at UWF, along with Captain DJ Johnson of Marine Services, Nine Henriksson, staff member of the Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation and graduate students Trupti Potdukhe and Carrie Daniel, venture out to multiple sites in Escambia County rivers, bays and bayous to measure the amount of Vibrio, the virus responsible for the flesh-eating necrotizing fasciitis, in the water on March 2, 2020. The scale of the survey is the area's largest, with 44 total sites.

UWF, Escambia County partner to test local waters for Vibrio bacteria

University of West Florida researchers are working with the Escambia County Natural Resources Management Department to test local waters for the presence and abundance of various Vibrio species, including those associated with the “flesh-eating” disease necrotizing fasciitis. Dr. Lisa Waidner, assistant professor, Dr. Jane Caffrey, professor, and Dr. Wade Jeffrey, professor, are heading up a […]

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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 […]

UWF students wearing face coverings

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 […]

A teacher is leading a class of elementary school children. There are various posters on the wall, and drawings on the chalkboard. Students are putting up their hands to answer a question.

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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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 […]

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 […]

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UWF prepares to return to campus

University leadership is actively developing a plan to return to campus while keeping the safety, security and wellbeing of the University community at the forefront of every decision. This plan will include a phased return for employees that will begin in June and a student return for the fall semester.  Today, the Florida Board of […]