UWF Communications Arts students succeed at state, national competitions

UWF Department of Communication Arts students recently excelled in state and national competitions. From Feb. 22-24, the UWF Speech and Debate Team attended the 2013 Florida Intercollegiate Forensics Association in Tallahassee, while a group of journalism and public relations students attended the Southeastern Journalism Conference (SEJC) in Jackson, Tenn. The Speech and Debate Team won […]

Innisfree Hotels Founders pledge $250,000 to UWF Hospitality program

During a press conference today, the University of West Florida announced its partnership with Innisfree Hotels to provide new opportunities for students in the Hospitality, Recreation and Resort Management program. Julian and Kim MacQueen, founders of Innisfree Hotels, have pledged a $250,000 gift commitment to the program, which will be renamed The MacQueen Hospitality, Recreation […]

UWF hosts 2nd Northwest Regional Science Olympiad

On Saturday February 23, the University of West Florida hosted 14 teams from four different counties in the Florida Panhandle at the 2nd Northwest Regional Science Olympiad. The event was held at the UWF School of Science and Engineering (SSE). Florida Science Olympiad is an official state chapter of Science Olympiad, Inc. The goal of Science […]

Pamela Bowen Schwartz gifts $25,000 scholarship endowment to UWF

University of West Florida alumna, Pamela Bowen Schwartz, recently bestowed a scholarship endowment award of $25,000 to the university. This award celebrates Teachers Connecting Schools to Community on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of Florida Alpha Delta Kappa. With this award, Schwartz also pays tribute to the teachers, mentors and scholarships which have enabled her […]

UWF Emerald Coast to host ‘Wrongful Convictions’ presentation featuring guest speaker from Innocence Project of Florida

The University of West Florida (UWF) will host guest speaker Seth Miller, executive director of the Innocence Project of Florida (IPF) as he presents, “Wrongful Convictions: Your Questions Answered.” The event will be held Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at the UWF Fort Walton Beach Campus Auditorium, Building 8, 1170 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. During […]

UWF BEI takes next step for development of Hotel & Conference Center, Student Housing and Restaurants

The University of West Florida Business Enterprises, Inc. (UWF BEI) Board of Directors and the UWF Board of Trustees voted this week to approve an Affiliation Agreement with Vieste, LLC, of Chicago for the development of the UWF Hotel & Conference Center, Student Housing, and Restaurants. The vote follows the Jan. 29 approval of the […]

Pensacola Pledge Scholars Calls for Applications

Pensacola Pledge Scholars program is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 academic year. The program awards eligible recipients $2,000 per academic year to attend University of West Florida (UWF), and $1,200 to attend Pensacola State College (PSC). To apply for the Pensacola Pledge Scholars program, students must submit an application, two letters of recommendation and a 500-word essay on “What being a citizen […]

West Florida Historic Preservation, Inc. to host Pensacola Historical Society annual dinner

The 79th Pensacola Historical Society Annual Dinner will be held on Thursday, March 14 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Museum of Commerce in downtown Pensacola. Liz Watkins, executive producer of Pearl Harbor: One Last Goodbye will be the featured guest speaker. During her presentation, Watkins will describe how several Pensacola veterans made a 6,000-mile […]

UWF to present Jerry Maygarden distinguished lecturer, Deborah Bassett

The University of West Florida Department of Communication Arts will present the 2012-2013 Jerry Maygarden Distinguished Lecturer, Deborah Bassett on Monday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. The lecture, “Beyond Pocahontas: How Social Media is Changing the Face of Contemporary Native America,” will be held in the Music Hall of the Center for Fine and Performing […]

UWF to host eighth annual Student Transition Conference

The University of West Florida will host the eighth annual Student Transition Conference on Thursday, Feb. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the University Conference Center. The conference is for professionals, teachers, agency representatives and administrators who work with persons with disabilities. The conference will focus on transitioning into the world of work. […]

UWF HOSA Team earns top honors at regional competition

Ten students on the University of West Florida Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) team placed in the Top 3 in their categories at the Northwest Florida regional competition, hosted by Pensacola State College on Jan. 24-25. The 11-person team also earned the Outstanding HOSA Chapter Award for the region. The event judges students in 12 categories […]

UWF encourages alumni and students to Spring into Action

University of West Florida (UWF) Alumni Relations will host Spring into Action on March 22-23, 2013 at the Pensacola campus. The goal of the two-part event, featuring Network-a-Thon and the Professional Development Symposium, is to connect UWF alumni with current students to facilitate mentoring and giving opportunities. Network-a-Thon will be held on March 22 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. […]