UWF President Martha D. Saunders with Santa Rosa County Superintendent of Schools Tim Wyrosdick

UWF Haas Center finalizes sale of teacher evaluation software to Santa Rosa County schools

The University of West Florida Haas Center has finalized the sale of Professional Educators Assessment and Results System, an electronic teacher evaluation system, to the Santa Rosa County School District for $125,000. “This sale of UWF intellectual property is important on multiple fronts,” said Dr. Matthew Schwartz, assistant vice president for the Office of Research […]

Jani Ngalame collects water samples in Indian Bayou Friday July 19, 2019 in Milton Florida.

Research opportunities abound during summer

Research at the University of West Florida doesn’t stop when summer begins. Like many others on campus, Dr. Jocelyn Evans and Dr. Derek Morgan know this. Evans and Morgan spent the summer with students studying beach access in communities throughout Florida. “The research team completed field work that included participatory sketch mapping, soil and water […]

Seligman First Amendment Lecture Series art

UWF Seligman First Amendment Lecture Series events delve into how freedom of speech impacts media, music

The University of West Florida will welcome Miami Herald columnist and satirical novelist Carl Hiaasen to Pensacola for one of three public events as part of its Seligman First Amendment Lecture Series, which fosters dialogue about First Amendment issues. Hiaasen will discuss his life, career and the exercise of free speech in the modern world […]

UWF student using the UWF Guardian App

UWF launches personal safety app for students

This fall, the University of West Florida is launching UWF Guardian, a personal safety app that allows students rapid and proactive communication with the UWF Police Department and their safety network of family and friends. “UWF Guardian is a great safety tool that the University has just initiated,” said Marc Cossich, chief of the UWFPD. […]

Editorial cartoon by Andy Marlette

Pensacola Museum of Art to host “Them Damned Pictures: A Brief History of Editorial Cartoons” expressing freedom of speech

The University of West Florida’s Pensacola Museum of Art will host the exhibition, “Them Damned Pictures: A Brief History of Editorial Cartoons” featuring Andy Marlette, J. Earle Bowden and Ralph Dunagin which will be on display from Aug. 23 through Sept. 15. The museum will hold an opening reception for exhibition at 6 p.m. on […]

Nicole Gislason, interim assistant vice president of the UWF Haas Center with team members

UWF combines units, expands Haas Center

The University of West Florida announces the expansion of the UWF Haas Center in its mission to support communities with market research, workforce development and industrial innovation. The Office of Workforce and Industrial Innovation along with the Sea3D Additive Manufacturing Laboratory now operate as part of the Haas Center. The Haas Center is in its […]

Local professionals learning about cybersecurity concepts and ethics at the Center for Cybersecurity in downtown Pensacola

UWF Center for Cybersecurity launches Cybersecurity for All program to enhance workforce development

The University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity is launching the Cybersecurity for All® program, an innovative program to enhance readiness for evolving cybersecurity work roles and address the critical shortage of cybersecurity professionals. Courses and advanced certificates will be available for organizations and individuals starting in September. Cybersecurity job openings top 13,000 in Florida […]

Four-year-old Jack Carroll receives the first modified vehicle from UWF’s ArgoTots program

UWF puts ArgoTots Program in motion, helping children with disabilities

A new program at the University of West Florida helps young children with physical disabilities move around independently. “ArgoTots” provides modified vehicles to young children who experience limited mobility. Students in UWF’s Enterprise program recently completed the first modified vehicle since the program’s inception. “Seeing the positive impact of the ‘Go Baby Go’ program, a […]

UWF Haas Center to host inaugural Fall Forum

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, chairman of Ridge Global LLC and the first U.S. Department of Homeland Security secretary, will be the keynote speaker when the Haas Center at the University of West Florida holds its inaugural Fall Forum. Ridge will share his thoughts about organizational resiliency and the importance of managing cyber risks in […]

National Writing Project inspires area teachers, impacts students

Thirty-seven local school teachers converged upon UWF’s Pensacola campus June 10-27 to participate in the fifth annual UWF Emerald Coast National Writing Project, a professional development opportunity for teachers. The National Writing Project is a network of sites anchored at colleges and universities, serving teachers across disciplines and at all levels, early childhood through university. […]

Owners Matt and Devon Foresman of Smokey Jerky Quality Meats with jerkey from the the smoker.

UWF veteran entrepreneurship program graduate beefs up business

Matt Foresman began making jerky in 2014, giving samples to his friends and co-workers. People liked his product, but the U.S. Air Force veteran wasn’t sure how to transform his hobby into a viable business venture. After making the move from North Carolina to Navarre, Foresman was accepted into the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program at […]

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 […]