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. […]

UWF faculty member consulting for Beijing Olympics

University of West Florida faculty member Charlie Song, Health, Leisure and Exercise Science (HLES), is serving as a senior consultant for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Song works to help the Beijing government utilize the Olympics as a development and growth opportunity for the city of Beijing, even after the games end. Song is bringing his […]

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 […]

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 […]