UWF Haas Center analyzes regional needs

Understanding the local economy is critical to economic growth and vitality. That’s where the Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development, a part of the University of West Florida College of Business, comes in handy. The Haas Center collects, analyzes and distributes information about the Northwest Florida region and provides basic data services to […]

Students study abroad during summer semester

Traveling the world is a dream for some, a goal for others and an attainable educational opportunity for students at the University of West Florida. There are more than 20 countries covering five continents available through UWF partnerships for study abroad experiences. Students who study abroad enjoy the opportunity to immerse themselves in a new […]

Funding for engineering and IT scholarships presented to Northwest Florida Consortium

Florida’s Great Northwest is investing in certificate and degree programs in information technology (IT) and engineering at seven Northwest Florida post-secondary institutions. Participating in the scholarship program are the University of West Florida, Pensacola Junior College, Northwest Florida State College, Gulf Coast Community College, Chipola College, Tallahassee Community College and Florida State University. Through its […]

UWF MBA alumna putting degree to work

The University of West Florida Master of Business Administration Program is a top-notch program accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Only 15 percent of programs around the world have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education. Because UWF’s academic excellence is exceptionally high, MBA graduates have a great […]

UWF athletics at a crossroads

University of West Florida Intercollegiate Athletics is at a crossroads. In January, UWF President Judy Bense formed the Athletics Visioning Team to review the full range of UWF Athletic programs, in an effort to recommend the future direction of Intercollegiate Athletics at UWF. Reviewing a detailed analysis of university athletics and working with a national […]

Art student wins international sculpture competition

Sharon Kirby, a Bachelor of Fine Arts candidate at the University of West Florida, was awarded the prestigious International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award for 2009. Her work titled, “Original Gray Intendo,” was one of 11 chosen out of more than 1,300 submissions from students at 176 colleges and universities from […]

UWF public history students blaze an old trail – exploring the west Lewis and Clark style

Following in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, 17 UWF students departed July 6 for a 4,745 mile journey across the western United States as part of a new Public History Travel Course – “Corps of Discovery 2: Exploring the West of Lewis and Clark.” This new adventure created by renowned University of West Florida […]

Research engineering and education facility helps meet military needs

Recently named one of the country’s top military-friendly schools by Military Advanced Education magazine, the University of West Florida offers innovative educational opportunities to help meet the military’s needs. In addition to the UWF Emerald Coast Campus centers at Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field, UWF engineering students also have the opportunity to utilize […]

High school students flourish from Project SEED

Science is important, and so are students. That is why the University of West Florida provides Project SEED to help high school students gain extraordinary experience with science gurus. Three students are selected each summer to participate in the Project SEED program. Each person selected works one-on-one with veterans in the field of science. “Many […]

Honors students travel to Rome

The famous Roman Coliseum, historic Vatican museums, unforgotten ruins – these are a few of the splendors of the ancient city of Rome. Six University of West Florida Honors students are in Rome this month touring these sites and learning how the plays of William Shakespeare influenced Italy both socially and politically. They are participating, […]

Students study logistics and business in China

Business students have read about the global economy, however, true understanding requires getting out of the classroom. That is why Scott Keller, associate professor of Marketing and Logistics, took 20 UWF business students to China for three weeks during the month of May. “This experience enriched the students’ understanding of logistics and business at a […]

Students get their hands dirty and feet wet

This summer, UWF students are digging and diving into the past by participating in maritime and terrestrial field schools. Offered by the Department of Anthropology, the field schools provide students with unique, hands-on opportunities to test their skills in archaeology through surveying, mapping and test excavations at various locations. Led by renowned archaeologists, the schools […]