Welcoming new students in style

Designed to introduce incoming students to the academic and social cultures of campus life, the University of West Florida’s New Student Orientation is helping students step out of their high school comfort zones and onto the pathway towards their college careers. Welcoming students with a pep rally full of cheers, step routines and dance show-downs […]

Business booming for UWF students

For the University of West Florida College of Business, life is good. Students in the program have placed first in national competitions, scored nationally on the ETS Major Field Test in Business and are being recruited by corporate giants like Shell Oil, Exxon, General Motors and Home Depot. On top of that, the College of […]

UWF alumna named top teacher in the state

Walking into the classroom of miniature desks and chairs, it might not initially be apparent that lives are being transformed between the four walls. But, as the school bell rings and her students bound through the door, it’s obvious that something special happens in Lenora Shilston’s classroom. Whether she’s creating finger puppets, hatching butterflies or […]

Something for everyone

For a college student, picking a major is no easy task. Whether a student’s dream is starting his or her own business, going into the medical field or broadcasting to the world, the 10,380 students enrolled at the University of West Florida have many options. UWF students can choose from undergraduate degrees in 50 different […]

Honors students travel to Panama

Horseback riding, exploring bat caves, snorkeling the coral reef, visiting indigenous tribes and zip-lining in Panama, 11 University of West Florida students, led by Klaus Meyer-Arendt, chair of Environmental Studies, received the cultural experience of a lifetime mixing these opportunities with their recent Honors seminar. Hosted by the university’s Honors program, the seminar combines an […]

UWF students getting their hands on history

On land or underwater, the University of West Florida is making sure that its Anthropology and Archaeology students are getting hands-on experience participating in summer maritime and terrestrial field schools. Considered the “heart” of the archaeology program, the field schools are offered each summer term, also with an option for undergraduate students to combine maritime […]

Making history is what Bense does best

A constant source of energy, tenacity and experience, Judy Bense, recent chair and professor of the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, as well as the executive director of the Division of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of West Florida, was named interim president for UWF by the Board of Trustees, making her the first […]

Judy Bense appointed UWF Interim President

Today, the University of West Florida Board of Trustees approved Dr. Judy Bense, executive director of UWF’s Division of Anthropology and Archaeology, as interim president. Bense will temporarily fill the position that will become vacant when current UWF President John Cavanaugh assumes his new role as chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education […]

UWF students headed on “Great American Urban Adventure”

St. Augustine wrote “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” University of West Florida Public History students participating in the unique travel course, “Great American Urban Adventure,” need not worry. By the end of their 25-day journey traversing the urban Northeast and Midwest, these travelers will have […]

UWF students play integral role in Social Security Administration pilot program

Seizing the chance to work with Pensacola’s District Social Security office, in partnership with U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller’s office, University of West Florida students from the Department of Communication Arts received the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a real world situation. After months of research, UWF students helped create an information campaign to increase […]

Get in the swim this summer at UWF’s Aquatic Center

There are very few forms of exercise that provide cardiovascular benefits, are low-impact and build muscle and strength at the same time. Swimming, however, fulfills all these fitness needs, while also proving to be a much cooler summer alternative to many outdoor forms of exercise. Unfortunately, not everyone has a swimming pool at their disposal, […]

Argonaut athletic family suffers soccer team tragedy

West Florida Soccer Athlete Mason Hupp was found dead Tuesday morning, just a couple of months before his senior soccer season was to begin. He was one of the returning leaders for the UWF Men’s Soccer team, which was ranked as high as third in the nation last season, with an 18-2 record. Hupp was […]