Sixth annual Emerald Coast BEST Robotics competition hosted by the University of West Florida

The University of West Florida (UWF) will host the sixth annual Emerald Coast BEST Robotics competition for local middle and high school students on Saturday, Oct. 20 in the UWF Field House. Participating robotics teams from area schools are given 42 days to complete a product, which they will present on Saturday. This year’s objective […]

National Science Foundation ADVANCE Distinguished Visiting Scholar to speak at UWF

Dr. Mary Silver, professor emeritus at the University of California-Santa Cruz, will speak at the University of West Florida (UWF) on Friday, Oct. 19 at 12 p.m. as part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) UWF ADVANCE Distinguished Visiting Scholars series. Silver will present a public lecture, entitled “Natural Toxins in the Sea: Ancient Hazards […]

UWF to host annual Disability Awareness Day program

The University of West Florida ADA Office will host the ninth annual Disability Awareness Day Program on Oct. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the UWF Auditorium. The theme is “Real People, Real Impact: Celebrating Community and Changing Attitudes.” This year, the Disability Awareness Day Program will honor disabled veterans. The featured keynote speaker is Brian Fleming, […]

UWF hosts grand opening of new College of Business Education Center

The University of West Florida (UWF) celebrated the grand opening of the state-of-the-art College of Business Education Center on Thursday, Oct. 4 with a ribbon-cutting dedication and reception. Throughout the week, UWF hosted a series of events to provide an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends to reconnect with one another and to […]

UWF Downtown lecture series kicks off with presentation from President Judy Bense

The University of West Florida (UWF) is launching UWF Downtown: A Lecture Series Honoring the Arts and Humanities, with a presentation by President Judy Bense on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) in downtown Pensacola. Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by Bense’s lecture, “Where’s My Shovel: […]

Sixth Annual UWF Alumni Scholarship Classic supports scholarships for UWF Students

The University of West Florida hosted the Sixth Annual Alumni Scholarship Classic tournament today at Scenic Hills Country Club. Each year, the Scholarship Classic draws area alumni, faculty, staff, students and members of the community to compete in the tournament. Over the past six years, more than $44,000 has been raised to directly support UWF […]

UWF hosts State of the University Address

University of West Florida (UWF) President Judy Bense welcomed students, faculty, staff and the Pensacola community on Thursday, Sept. 27 at the annual State of the University Address.  Bense began the program by providing an update of the current semester. The university opened its doors on Aug. 30 to a record breaking 12,823 students. With […]

Leadership translates out of the classroom for two University of West Florida graduate students

Two University of West Florida graduate students have recently taken on leadership roles for the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA). Tying directly to their Strategic Communication and Leadership coursework, Jeff Nall and Valeria Lento create and implement measurable goals for the statewide organization. Jeff Nall, APR, CPRC, who recently took on the role as FPRA’s […]

UWF welcomes first class of Pensacola Pledge Scholars

This fall, the University of West Florida (UWF) and Pensacola State College (PSC) welcomed 35 Pensacola Pledge Scholars, amounting to approximately $60,000 in scholarship awards. Out of these students, 24 freshmen are currently enrolled at UWF. The 2012 UWF Pledge Scholars include: Haley Anderson, Andre Bordelon, Jonathan Brannan, Jackson Buckley, Brett Calkins, Alexa Carter, Phillip […]

UWF included in list of ‘Best Southeastern Colleges’ by Princeton Review

The University of West Florida (UWF) was named a Best Southeastern College by The Princeton Review for the 10th consecutive year, based on results from the company’s 2013 Best Colleges survey. UWF was one of 136 institutions receiving the Best in Southeast Designation. The company designated 222 colleges in the Northeast, 122 in the West […]

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 […]