Department of Art expands palette

The University of West Florida Department of Art has expanded its palette-students now have the opportunity to choose pixels ratherthan paint to express their art. The department offers two new program specializations: Digital Art and Graphic Design. “Students entering the Bachelor of Fine Arts program and specializing in digital art consider the computer as their […]

Coach Stinnett and UWF Basketball are back

The arrival of the basketball season is always a good reason to celebrate, but this year, there is another reason to cheer at UWF – Bob Stinnett is the new head coach of the men’s team. Stinnett, a 1969 graduate, former basketball player at UWF and a member of the UWF Athletics Hall of Fame, […]

Holiday season means the return of “A Christmas Carol”

He’s not jolly or even very friendly, in fact, he’s down right mean. But the story of Ebenezer Scrooge in  A Christmas Carol still resonates for theater-goers young and old each year during the holiday season. The UWF Center for Fine and Performing Arts and Department of Theatre will present its community-wide version of the […]

Mock trial courtroom will serve as learning laboratory

The new mock trial courtroom at the University of West Florida may not be real, but the possibilities it creates are very real, according to those gathered to celebrate its dedication. A former professor at UWF, Judge Ross Goodman, 1st Judicial Circuit, was present at a retreat years ago when the idea of a mock […]

System science alumna: 30 years later

Since graduating from the University of West Florida in 1979 with bachelor degrees in math and systems science, alumna Diane Bourg has enjoyed a diverse career. From working on satellite tracking and control, to computer telephony, to hot air ballooning, she attributes her education for enabling her to engage in such scientific pursuits. Bourg reflects […]

UWF Greeks hope to make a difference

In between rushing to class, writing papers and conducting lab experiments, many UWF students also volunteer their time to worthy causes through their membership in one of the campus Greek organizations. Along with lessons in leadership and friendship, fraternities and sororities make service in the community a priority for their members. Last year, the Greeks […]

UWF Volleyball Team Serves the Community

Winning games isn’t the only thing that UWF’s Volleyball team is known for-they are also known for serving those in need. The Argos held their third annual “Pack it Pink” match Oct. 10 in support of breast cancer awareness and raised $1,800 for the Side-Out Foundation as well as the Susan G. Koman Institute. They […]

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 […]