UWF Environmental Studies instructor helps monitor Pensacola shoreline

Chasidy Hobbs, an environmental studies instructor at the University of West Florida since becoming a graduate teaching assistant in 2006, says she “loves having the opportunity to help students see the big picture and interconnectedness of our lives and the world around us.” As executive director of Emerald Coastkeeper of Pensacola, a non-profit member of […]

UWF faculty collect research samples in oil spill’s wake

University of West Florida faculty members from the university’s Center for Environmental Diagnostic and Bioremediation have begun local research into the potential impacts of the oil spill off the coast of Louisiana that began April 20. Dr. Richard Snyder, biology professor and director of the CEDB, said water from offshore as well as sand from […]

Students till their student community garden with promise

While other students slept in or headed for the beach on a recent Friday morning, members of the University of West Florida Community Garden Club worked up a sweat installing an irrigation system for the newly planted Student Community Garden located just behind the soccer field on the main campus. With four raised cypress-sided beds […]

UWF art lecturers join forces with local artist to help people in Haiti

Though the devastation left by the Jan. 21 earthquake in Haiti lays hundreds of miles away from Pensacola, the emotional impact on Haiti’s people there is felt here in Pensacola where Hurricane Ivan left its own mark in September 2004. That is why two University of West Florida art lecturers and artists, Gina Cestaro and […]

Alumni couple put their passion for the outdoors to work

UWF alumna Debbie Mullins is co-founder, along with her daughter, Sarah Welton, of PackitGourmet.com, an online business that provides gourmet food for outdoor enthusiasts. The company is truly a family project. “The entire family is involved,” Mullins said. “My husband, Jeff, Sarah’s husband, Sean, and my youngest daughter Loren all contribute to the success we […]

Southern Company supports Multicultural Center in Maritime Park

The charitable foundation of the Southern Company, the parent firm of Gulf Power, has pledged $375,000 to support the future construction of the Multicultural Center as a dollar-for-dollar match of the $375,000 commitment that Gulf Power’s charitable foundation made in 2009. An integral part of the Vince Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park, the Multicultural Center […]

StoryCorps to visit Pensacola: NPR broadcast program seeks stories from community

In an era when celebrity gossip, political mudslinging and corporate media reign supreme, it’s easy for authentic, meaningful stories to get lost in the shuffle. That’s why StoryCorps launched what is now one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, enabling everyday people to share their stories with the people that matter most […]

UWF Volleyball Team Serves the Community

Winning games isn’t the only thing that UWF’s Volleyball team is known for-they are also known for serving those in need. The Argos held their third annual “Pack it Pink” match Oct. 10 in support of breast cancer awareness and raised $1,800 for the Side-Out Foundation as well as the Susan G. Koman Institute. They […]

UWF to offer summer programs for kids

Summer programs provide K-12 students opportunities to increase their knowledge in a variety of fields, develop friendships and build character in enjoyable environments. The University of West Florida’s Division of Continuing Education has a wide variety of programs that will be offered to first through 12th graders this summer. Summer programs hosted by UWF will […]

Crawford in final stretch of 2,200 mile bike ride

Pat Crawford, executive director of WUWF Public Media, is willing to do anything to raise awareness for public radio and raise funds to ensure the sustainability of the university’s beloved radio and television station. In 2007, he walked 1,000 miles from Jacksonville to the National Public Radio (NPR) headquarters in Washington, D.C., raising more than […]

Ethics award to recognize those who put “Service Above Self”

The University of West Florida College of Business and the Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola will sponsor the seventh annual “Combined Rotary of Pensacola Ethics in Business Award.” The purpose of the award is to recognize individuals from Northwest Florida who exemplify the concept of “service above self” and work to build a positive sense […]

UWF students give in a big way

Providing highly-skilled and driven volunteers to communities throughout the region is just one of the ways the University of West Florida is working to make a positive difference for the people that call Northwest Florida home. Last year, UWF students volunteered 57,367 hours in local communities through Volunteer UWF!, the university’s volunteer organization dedicated to […]