Public relations class earns “Golden Image Award”

“Leave no one unfed” is the mission of the Manna organization, a non-profit food pantry and gardens committed to alleviating hunger in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. Challenged to develop a comprehensive campaign to promote Manna’s mission and garner increased support for the organization, a University of West Florida Public Relations class was recently awarded […]

UWF alum ready for her Peace Corps adventure

Starting off the day with fresh squeezed juice, fruit, bread and an egg, UWF alumna Christine Tenzycki spends the morning with her host family. Immersing herself in language training, cultural activities and working on technical comprehensions, Tenzycki is preparing herself for one of her biggest challenges yet, serving in Ecuador as a Peace Corps volunteer. […]

Serving those who serve us

Reaching across Pensacola and the Emerald Coast, the University of West Florida is at the hub of a thriving military community. Using their time to not only train and serve our country, military service members are taking advantage of programs offered through UWF’s Online Campus, harnessing their skills to utilize on the job and in […]

Opening kids’ eyes: UWF Explore Summer Camps

Helping children discover interests, develop character and make life-long friends while learning valuable skills, summer camps have always been a haven for kids to make the best memories. Whether their interests are cartoons, robotics, the arts or geography, the University of West Florida Division of Continuing Education has a little something for everyone this summer, […]

Symposium to promote healing for deployed U.S. military and families

Every day a soldier, marine, sailor or airmen is directly affected by war. Equally affected are the families and loved ones of military members serving their country through multiple deployments. Taking steps to expand the knowledge of community-based mental health professionals, government and uniformed health care providers and others interested in deployment or behavioral health, […]

A festival for the eyes and ears

Jazz. Art. Sun. Food. The perfect combination for any event is just a glance at what’s to come for the University of West Florida’s annual Festival on the Green April 4 and 5 on the UWF Main Campus. Students, local artists and many campus community members will come together to presents works through crafts, music […]

UWF Forensics Team topping national tournaments

Not everyone can easily walk up to a podium and own the stage. However for the University of West Florida Forensics Team, inspiring audiences to move to action, debating social issues or performing dramatic literature at a national level are some of the things they do best. Winning a national championship, the UWF Forensics Team […]

Discovering your inner archaeologist

Have you ever wondered if that mystery object you found while digging in your garden was secretly a key piece of Northwest Florida’s history? Have you ever created a coil pot or had the chance to throw an atlatl spear? The opportunities are endless with activities, events and lectures during Florida Archaeology Month, which begins […]

$1 million gift names aquarium exhibit at Maritime Museum

The University of West Florida has announced that the Lamar, Switzer and Reilly families have donated $1 million to name the Ocean Aquarium Exhibit at the Vice Admiral John H. Fetterman State of Florida Maritime Museum and Research Center. The aquarium will be named the Charles W. Lamar Sr. Ocean Aquarium. The gift to the […]

Serving our country then our schools

As wounded and disabled veterans begin to figure out their lives after the military, many look for ideas or signs to point them in the right direction. At the University of West Florida, the Hometown Heroes Teach program helps many enthusiastic veterans find their way right to the head of the classroom. “They’re excited about […]