UWF names Chief Diversity Officer

University of West Florida Provost Martha Saunders announces Dr. Kim LeDuff as Chief Diversity Officer, effective September 2013. As Associate Vice Provost for Equity, Diversity and International Affairs, LeDuff will have overarching responsibility for promoting and fostering a climate of diversity and inclusive excellence throughout all aspects of the university community. “I am delighted that Dr. […]

UWF public relations students win state award

Ten Public Relations students from the University of West Florida were recently honored an Award of Distinction from the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) for their Friends of the West Florida Public Library campaign. The award was presented at the 2013 Golden Image Awards Gala on Aug. 6, in conjunction with the FPRA’s 75th annual conference in St. […]

UWF engineering professor receives Outstanding Achievement Award

University of West Florida professor Dr. Muhammad H. Rashid was recently awarded the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Industry Application Society, adding to the continued success of the UWF Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Recently, two student teams –advised by Rashid – placed first and second in the Myron Zucker Undergraduate Student Design […]

T.T. Wentworth Jr. Museum temporarily closed during new exhibit installation

The T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum will be temporarily closed from Aug. 6 until November 2013 while preparations are made for the installation of a new 3,000-square-foot exhibit, titled “Pensacola: City of Five Flags.” The new exhibit will transform both the space and the technology currently used to recount Pensacola’s rich history, spanning its early settlement […]

Eight students awarded scholarships through UWF Military and Veterans Resource Center

The University of West Florida’s Military and Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) recently awarded scholarships to eight students who are military veterans or dependents of active or retired military. The scholarships were made possible as a result of the Brig. Gen. and Mrs. Michael Ferguson Scholarship Endowment, the Buzz and Larue Ambersley Memorial Scholarship and the […]

UWF Provost appoints Interim Deans

Today, Provost Martha Saunders announced the appointment of interim deans to fill the positions recently vacated in the College of Business and College of Arts & Sciences. Effective August 8, 2013, the following individuals will serve as interim deans: College of Business: Dr. Tim O’Keefe College of Arts & Sciences: Dr. Mike Huggins “Tim and Mike are proven university leaders […]

UWF students immersed in Japanese culture through study abroad

University of West Florida students were recently given the opportunity to experience Japanese culture firsthand through the 2013 Summer Semester in Japan study abroad program. This year, four students participated in the program, which was organized by the UWF Japan Center and the Jikei Group of Colleges in Tokyo, Japan. The main purpose of the […]

UWF Foundation announces new Board of Directors

The University of West Florida Foundation announces its 2013-2014 Board of Directors, with terms beginning on July 1. The new directors beginning their terms are:  Gail Dorsey, accounting coordinator for the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Inc.; Kim MacQueen, co-founder of Innisfree Hotels; Sherell Wood, vice president of the UWF Student Government Association. […]

UWF student teams place first and second in international engineering contest

Two UWF student teams were recently selected for the first and second place prizes for the Myron Zucker Undergraduate Student Design Contest, a prestigious international competition. The annual contest is sponsored by the Industry Applications Society (IAS), a special interest society within the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The awards will be presented […]

UWF HOSA Team places at national competition

Four students on the University of West Florida Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) team placed in the Top 10 of their respective categories at the 2013 HOSA National Leadership Conference held on June 26-29 in Nashville, Tenn. The five-person team was able to compete in the national competition as a result of a Student Government Association […]

UWF justice studies students tour Scotland

Ten University of West Florida students recently spent two weeks abroad in Scotland, where they learned about Scottish history, culture and criminal justice. Dr. John Smykla, a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Justice Studies at UWF, spearheaded this immersive learning experience as part of his Comparative Criminal Justice summer class. From June 16–29, […]

UWF students experience Spain through study abroad program

A group of University of West Florida students recently spent two weeks in Salamanca, Spain, as part of the “UWF in Spain” study abroad program. Laura Arguea, Spanish instructor at UWF, developed the program through the Department of English and World Languages with the assistance of the International Education and Programs office. “The main purpose […]