University of West Florida supports active duty military, waives academic fees

In the tradition of the University of West Florida’s ongoing support of military students, the university recently approved a proposal to waive fees not covered by the Tuition Assistance program for active duty military members. The new policy will go into effect for the Summer 2013 semester. The proposal to waive fees for active duty […]

UWF to host 13th annual Festival on the Green

The 13th annual Festival on the Green, a well-known tradition at the University of West Florida, will return on Friday and Saturday, April 5-6 at the main campus in Pensacola. The free event usually draws crowds of more than 20,000 people of all ages as they celebrate Pensacola’s rich history and diverse culture. The Green Trading Post, […]

University of West Florida to host Scholars Week

The University of West Florida will host its first Scholars Week from Tuesday, April 23 to Friday, April 26. The week-long event, titled “A Celebration of Ideas,” will feature guest speakers Dr. Kelly Mack, executive director of Project Kaleidoscope, Association of American Colleges and Universities, and UWF President Judy Bense. The ADVANCE keynote address will be […]

UWF history professor to lead summer tour in Central Europe

University of West Florida history professor Daniel E. Miller will lead a tour of Central Europe from June 13-29. UWF students, families, friends and individuals of any age are welcome to join the tour. Miller and a Prague-based guide will lead participants through several Central European locations: Berlin and Dresden, Germany; the Saxon-Switzerland National Park in […]

Pensacola Historical Society to host Spring Touriffic Ghost Tours

The Pensacola Historical Society will be hosting its Spring Touriffic Ghost Tours on March 29 and 30 at 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m. in downtown Pensacola. Tours will be taking place out of the Tivoli House in Historic Pensacola Village, 205 E. Zaragoza St. There are two different walking tours to choose from: the family friendly Seville Mayhem […]

University of West Florida top ranked in nation and Florida for CPA exam pass rates

The University of West Florida is ranked No. 5 in the U.S. for first-time pass rates by small accounting programs on the CPA exam, according to recent results released by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). UWF was competing against 266 institutions classified as small programs with 10 to 20 reported candidates. […]

National Flight Academy & University of West Florida Partners in STEM Education

The National Flight Academy (NFA) and the University of West Florida (UWF) officially joined forces in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) education and Professional Development for the Ambition program in a ceremony that took place today at the National Flight Academy facility.  Retired Navy Vice Admiral Gerald Hoewing, President of the National Flight Academy, […]

West Florida Historic Preservation Inc. to host Tuskegee Airman Walter Richardson

Tuskegee Airman and Congressional Award recipient Chief Master Sgt. Walter Richardson will speak to the Pensacola Historical Society on Saturday, March 16 at 1 p.m. in the J. Earle Bowden Building, 120 Church St., in downtown Pensacola. Richardson, a 30-year military veteran, enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp in 1949. He was among the 1,500 enlisted […]

UWF to host Mark Whitacre, the inspiration behind ‘The Informant’

The University of West Florida (UWF) College of Business will host guest speaker Mark Whitacre on Monday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the UWF Conference Center. Whitacre was the famous whistleblower in the Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) price-fixing scandal during the 1990s. His story inspired the 2009 movie “The Informant,” starring Matt Damon. Whitacre’s presentation, titled […]

University of West Florida awarded grant for innovative study on teacher practice

The University of West Florida’s College of Professional Studies and the Santa Rosa County Public School System were recently awarded a competitive grant to investigate the use of virtual reality to change teacher practice and student achievement. Ten sites across the country will participate in a national research project led by the University of Central […]

UWF to offer IT certification, further enhancing industry-readiness for graduates

The University of West Florida is offering complimentary vouchers for Information Technology (IT) certification exams and practice exams to eligible seniors in IT programs during the Spring 2013 semester. The goal of the pilot program is to enable students in selected IT programs the ability to earn industry-related certifications before they graduate, making them more marketable to […]

Call for Nominations for the Combined Rotary of Pensacola Ethics in Business Award

The University of West Florida College of Business, in partnership with the Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola, is now accepting nominations for the Combined Rotary of Pensacola Ethics in Business Award. “This award recognizes business leaders who adhere to high ethical standards in their business practices reflected in the Rotary Four-Way Test,” said Dr. Ed […]