Program grooms students for Service and Tourism Industry

The University of West Florida Hospitality, Recreation and Resort Management program, now in its sixth year, is attracting a significant number of students with its promises of high hire-ability and beachfront workplace possibilities. Graduates of the program are managing restaurants, greeting tourists, planning weddings  and patrolling parks all along the Florida and Alabama Gulf Coast. […]

UWF promotes Disability Awareness

Serving approximately 400 students who have a physical or learning disability, the University of West Florida strives to provide a welcoming, inclusive, accommodating and supportive environment for all of its students, regardless of their needs. In honor of National Disability Awareness Month observed during October, UWF will host several special events aimed at raising awareness […]

UWF biologist examines the effects of climate change

For University of West Florida faculty member Wade Jeffrey of the Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation, seeing polar bears and beluga whales in their natural habitat is just one of the perks of his job. This past August, Jeffrey participated in a large oceanographic expedition to the Arctic Ocean where he joined 40 French, […]

Student-built robots invade campus Oct. 17

Twenty-one robotics teams from middle and high schools across the West Florida region will get on their mark, get set and start their robots Oct. 17 at the second annual Emerald Coast BEST Robotics Competition. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the UWF Field House. Hosted by the University […]

The thrill is not gone for bestselling alumnus author

After spending a number of years as a freelance writer reviewing fiction for newspapers, University of West Florida Alumnus Joe Moore had an epiphany. He started to believe that he could write books as well as many of the writers whose work he was reading. His novel conviction combined with immense creativity has led him […]

Trustees ask President Bense to lead UWF until 2012 – Maritime Museum to stay at original location

The University of West Florida board of trustees voted unanimously Friday to extend President Judy Bense’s appointment until March 2012. “It’s absolutely thrilling and I am honored,” said Bense. Bense became interim president July 1, 2008. And, in December the UWF Board of Trustees voted to extend her contract through the summer of 2010. “UWF […]

UWF is building champions for life

Since opening its door in 1967, the University of West Florida has worked to build a strong Athletics program capable of competing at the highest levels. More than 40 years later, the Argonauts offer 13 nationally ranked NCAA Division II sport teams and uphold an unsurpassed reputation for excellence in athletics and academics. The many […]

SGA President building school spirit

Amanda Clonts is lobbying for student rights, juggling classes and meetings, garnering support for a student petition and rallying students to get in the school spirit. It’s all in a day’s work for the new University of West Florida Student Government Association president. A senior majoring in international studies with minors in political science and […]

UWF welcomes 80 “Top 5” scholars

For 80 University of West Florida freshman students, getting good grades has brightened their futures. UWF just awarded them with “Top Five” Academic Merit Scholarships. The new scholarship program implemented at UWF for the 2009-2010 academic year rewards students who earned a class rank of number one through five after the first semester of their […]

Setting the pace: UWF runner shows promise

Named “Most Promising Freshman” last year by the University of West Florida Women’s Cross Country team, UWF sophomore Bailee Hedstrom continues to exceed expectations. Placing first in almost everything she participates in, Hedstrom is the first UWF female cross country runner to earn a Gulf South Conference “Runner of the Week” award and she took […]

UWF: a home-away-from-home

Anticipation and the excitement of new beginnings eclipsed the rain that fell on hundreds of new and returning students as they moved into the residence halls at the University of West Florida Wednesday. Traveling from near and far, students eagerly unloaded their boxes and belongings and hauled them into their new homes. Accompanied by parents […]

Master in public health program meets regional needs

There’s no doubt that public health is one of the main concerns facing the nation. In spring of 2006, the University of West Florida launched the online Master in Public Health (MPH) program within the School of Allied Health and Life Sciences to provide opportunities for people who aspire to work in the fields of […]