UWF Archaeology Field School students conduct shovel testing

UWF faculty recognized for commitment to historic preservation Bense awarded prestigious honor

University of West Florida President Emeritus Dr. Judith Bense was recently named the 2019 recipient of the Evelyn Fortune Bartlett Award, the most prestigious award presented by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. Bense was one of three UWF faculty members honored during the 41st Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony, held May 17 at the Pensacola […]

UWF President Martha D. Saunders and UWF Student Body President Zenani D. Johnson

UWF Student Body President elected chair of Florida Student Association

The Florida Student Association elected University of West Florida Student Body President Zenani D. Johnson to serve as chair for the 2019-20 academic year. The FSA is an organization representing more than 300,000 students in the State University System. As chair, Johnson will serve as the student representative and a voting member of the Florida State […]

UWF Dance Marathon Executive Board members present check to Pensacola's Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart

UWF Dance Marathon raises more than $55,000 for Children’s Miracle Network

The seventh annual University of West Florida Dance Marathon raised $55,261.02 on March 23 in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a nonprofit organization that raises funds for pediatric hospitals, medical research and community awareness of children’s health issues. All proceeds from UWF’s event will be donated to Pensacola’s Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred […]

UWF celebrates donors, fosters connections at Endowed Scholarship Luncheon

The University of West Florida’s Division of University Advancement recognized donors who are helping students achieve their dreams at the inaugural Endowed Scholarship Luncheon on Wednesday, April 10, at the UWF Conference Center. The luncheon fostered a special opportunity for donors to meet the students whose lives are being changed by their generosity. “Events like […]

UWF student Basil Kuloba in the Cybersecurity Battle Lab in the Science and Engineering Building, Building 4.

Grand opening ceremony to celebrate UWF Center for Cybersecurity’s move to downtown Pensacola

  WHAT: The University of West Florida will celebrate an increased presence in downtown Pensacola with a new home for the Center for Cybersecurity in the Studer Community Institute Building. A grand opening ceremony, held as part of UWF’s Founders Week festivities, will introduce the community to the new facility, which is positioned to build […]

UWF encourages giving during second annual Day of Giving, a 24-hour fundraising event

The University of West Florida will host its second annual Day of Giving on Thursday, April 18, inviting alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends to donate to 14 featured funds. The 24-hour fundraising event is an online, social media-driven effort that supports the University and its programs. “We invite all alumni and friends to […]

UWF President Martha D. Saunders celebrates Founders Week

UWF celebrates second annual Founders Week with special events

For the second year, the University of West Florida will honor traditions, engage in the community and celebrate the future of the University during its annual Founders Week, which will be held April 13-18. Founders Week is a weeklong celebration that serves as an opportunity to bring the UWF family together, welcome alumni and visitors […]

UWF student holding books in the UWF Emerald Coast Library

UWF to offer new communication degree at UWF Emerald Coast

Beginning in Fall 2019, UWF’s Emerald Coast location in Fort Walton Beach will offer a degree in communication. “For 48 years, UWF Emerald Coast has been an extension of both the quality of education and caliber of faculty found at the Pensacola campus,” said UWF President Martha D. Saunders. “We choose new programs thoughtfully to […]

UWF to host Kaleidoscope-Multiple Perspectives, a diversity and inclusion conference

  WHAT: The University of West Florida’s Office of Equity and Diversity will provide another way for the campus and community to embrace diversity and inclusion when it hosts its first Kaleidoscope-Multiple Perspectives conference. The conference will take an energetic approach to provide empowerment, embracing difference, inspiring action and facilitating a solution-oriented process for living a […]

FPAN plays key role in training wounded warriors to search for missing WWII service members

The Florida Public Archaeology Network, a program of the Division of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of West Florida, recently teamed up with East Carolina University’s Program in Maritime Studies and the Task Force Dagger Foundation to create a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for wounded U.S. Special Operations Command service members. Dr. Della Scott-Ireton, FPAN associate […]

UWF honors local community members at the third annual Trailblazer Awards luncheon hosted at the Museum of Commerce on Feb. 20, 2019

UWF honors local trailblazers at annual awards

In honor of Black History Month, the University of West Florida Office of Equity and Diversity and Epps Christian Center recently partnered to award nine community members who inspire and empower the Pensacola area. The third annual Trailblazer Awards luncheon was hosted at the Museum of Commerce in downtown Pensacola on Feb. 20. “The whole […]

The Simpson House, built in 1935, is located at the Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site in Milton, FL

Public invited to grand opening of UWF Historic Trust Arcadia Homestead

The University of West Florida Historic Trust’s Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site will host the grand opening of the Arcadia Homestead on Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The addition provides a new cultural resource and heritage tourism destination in Northwest Florida. Arcadia Homestead is part of the Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site, located […]