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 […]

Nominations sought for Annual Alumni Awards

The University of West Florida National Alumni Association is gearing up for their 2010 Annual Alumni Awards Recognition Program, which will take place Saturday, March 27 on UWF’s Main Campus in the Conference Center. All alumni and friends are invited to attend the event. The program serves to recognize those who work to help and promote […]

Career Closet open for business Jan. 15

Short-on-cash students and staffers at UWF might want to check out the first ever Career Closet in the University Commons Conference Center (Building 22) Jan. 15 for one-of-a-kind bargains on gently worn professional attire and accessories for both men and women. With the pockets of young job hunters in mind, event organizer Laura Tissington has […]

Science and Engineering Building grand opening set for Feb. 3-5

After five years in the making, the highly anticipated University of West Florida School of Science and Engineering (SSE) building opened its doors to UWF students, faculty and staff Jan. 6, just in time for the new spring semester. The 100,000-square-foot, four-story building will bring computer science, electrical and computer engineering, math and physics programs […]

UWF uses technology to engage students

“Are you paying attention?” is a simple question for a professor to ask a classroom full of students, however, getting answers can be difficult. There may be a few raised hands or some blank stares, but it’s likely for professors to feel they’ve reenacted a popular scene from the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off-“Bueller, Bueller.” […]

UWF and PJC sign agreement to share observation classroom

The presidents of the University of West Florida and Pensacola Junior College officially signed an agreement in December to share a new state of the art teacher observation room at the Raymond B. and Leila Hobbs Center for Teaching Excellence on PJC’s main campus. “This gives us, at University of West Florida, a new and […]

Career Services caters to job-hunting seniors, alumni and others

Soon-to-be-graduates need not fret if they are without a job, but they do need to pay a visit to Career Services on campus. “We try to provide the tools necessary for their next step, whatever that next step might be, whether that is getting a job or attending graduate school,” Lauren Loeffler, director of Career […]

Navy accepts UWF students into program

The University of West Florida is known for being a military-friendly school. In fact, UWF was named one of the country’s top military-friendly schools by Military Advanced Education magazine this year. Living up to its name, UWF helps prepare certain students for successful careers in the Navy. Both Daniel Craig and Philip Nadenbousch, UWF engineering […]

Executive-style computer science master’s class graduates

The University of West Florida graduated the first class from the new executive-style, online Master of Science degree program with specialization in Computer Science Software Engineering Dec. 12 in the Civic Center in downtown Pensacola. The format of the program, funded by a grant from Florida’s Great Northwest, allows students to complete their master’s degree […]

Engineering: girls allowed

The Society of Women Engineers is the largest non-profit educational and service organization representing both student and professional women in engineering and technical fields. The University of West Florida chapter has 10 members so far and expects membership to increase once the new School of Science and Engineering opens in the spring of 2010. The […]

These three “Guys” are triplets

There are guys and there are “Guys” on the UWF campus. Say hello to Maria, who likes to be called Mary. She’s majoring in pre-professional biology. Carolyn, who goes by Micki, is a psychology major. And Lora, who some call Toni, but she prefers Lora, is studying exercise science. Their first names might be confusing, […]

UWF nursing students beat national average

The University of West Florida Nursing Department’s average pass rate this year for the National Council Licensure Examination was 96.7 — up from 93.5 last year. The state average is 88.87 and the national average is 88.91. The test is the licensure examination to become a registered nurse, and it is taken after graduation. Each […]