UWF hosts 2018 State of the University Address

University of West Florida President Martha Saunders presented the 2018 State of the University address today, reflecting on the University’s biggest accomplishments over the last year and highlighting her vision for the future. Saunders opened the address by noting some of the top “adventures,” “treasures” and “heroes” of the 2017-18 academic year, beginning with the […]

Criminology and Criminal Justice instructor Dr. Richard Hough puts UWF on the map

UWF is making its mark at home and around the globe. Dr. Richard Hough, instructor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was named an International Ambassador of the British Society of Criminology for a two-year term beginning in 2018. He was also recently elected as the vice president of the Homicide Research Working […]

One Palafox Place’s History Hall opens with ribbon cutting ceremony

The University of West Florida celebrated the opening of History Hall at One Palafox Place with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 7. History Hall, a hallway in the recently revitalized Blount building, located at Garden and Palafox streets, features a mural wall of Pensacola’s storied past, adjacent to a History room with UWF […]

Opening ceremony for One Palafox Place and History Hall

WHAT: An opening ceremony for One Palafox Place and History Hall will celebrate the revitalization of the Brent and Blount buildings and invite community members to visit History Hall, which features UWF Historic Trust artifacts from the building and Pensacola’s past on public display. WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 TIME: 10 a.m. WHERE: The Breezeway […]

New leadership series for Pensacola community leaders

The University of West Florida is launching the Continuing Education Leadership Friday Series, held over the course of seven Fridays from Sept. 7, 2018, to April 12, 2019. In partnership with Dr. Athena du Pré, Distinguished University Professor in Communication and Dr. Jane Halonen, psychology professor, each 4-hour session will feature workshops covering two important […]

NSA official headlines inaugural Southeast Cybersecurity Conference

Experts will collaborate to advance cybersecurity education at the inaugural CAE Southeast Cybersecurity Conference, where NSA National Cryptologic School Provost Diane M. Janosek will deliver the keynote address. The SECC is organized by the University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity, which is based in Pensacola and serves as the National Center of Academic Excellence […]

UWF student honored with international scholarship for women in cybersecurity

University of West Florida student Megan Morton is one of three students recognized worldwide by cybersecurity company Morphisec in its 2018 Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship competition. Morton, a junior from Pensacola, placed second for her entry, a publication about UWF alumna Michelle Ward, CEO and founder of Cyber Safe Workforce, LLC. She will receive a […]

UWF holds Florida’s first Hacking 4 Defense course

University of West Florida undergraduate students are working as teams to come up with solutions to problems critical to national security as part of an eight-week pilot course that launched June 18. The class, Hacking for Defense, or H4D, originated at Stanford University in 2016. UWF is the first institution in the state of Florida […]

Local high school students shadow UWF senior leadership team

Three local high school students had the unique opportunity to learn what it takes to run a University. Michaela Megginson, Timothy Mrachek and Jillian Todd worked one-on-one with UWF’s senior leadership team, including President Martha Saunders, as well as faculty and staff during the four-week UWF Presidential Internship program. “We started the Presidential Internship program […]

University of West Florida partners with state and local election officials to enhance cybersecurity preparations

The University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity recently partnered with the Florida Department of State and election officials across Florida to provide training for supervisors of elections and key personnel to enhance cybersecurity resiliency ahead of the 2018 elections. During the month of June, the UWF Center for Cybersecurity conducted cybersecurity training courses in […]

Pensacola Museum of Art to host Andy Warhol exhibition, invites public to create artwork

The University of West Florida’s Pensacola Museum of Art will host the exhibition, “Andy Warhol: Myth/Maker,” June 29 through Sept. 2. The exhibition will be located in the Henderson Thornton and Kugelman family galleries and in Project Space in the Assembly Room in memory of Charles W. Lamar, Sr. The museum will hold an opening […]

UWF Emerald Coast Writing Project makes mark on area teachers and youth

The University of West Florida will host the Emerald Coast Writing Project, a program of the National Writing Project, on the Pensacola campus June 11-28.   The National Writing Project, a professional development network, serves teachers of writing in all grade levels and subjects. One of the only four locations in the state of Florida, […]