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UWF Notice: Coronavirus: New Test Site to Open on Campus for Escambia and Santa Rosa County Residents

At the request of the Governor’s office, the direction of the Florida Department of Emergency Management with the support of the Florida Department of Health, Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties will open a new mobile testing site to the public on Saturday, May 2 at the University of West Florida. The drive-through test site will […]

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Supply chain operations pivot to meet consumers’ needs amid global pandemic

“Supply chain” and “logistics” have become buzzwords during the COVID-19 pandemic. Toilet paper and hand sanitizer, among other items, have been hard to come by for many Americans. Now, more than ever, people are considering how the supply chain, or the network that brings goods to consumers, operates. Dr. Scott Keller, speaks with expertise on […]

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UWF Notice: Coronavirus: Pass/Fail Grading Option Deadline Extended

In a continued effort to ensure our students are academically successful, the University has extended the deadline to select the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading option for the Spring 2020 semester. Students must submit their request for S/U grading by 5 p.m. Monday, May 4, 2020. To convert any courses to the modified Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading policy, students must […]

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UWF experts play roles in battling, researching COVID-19 pandemic

Armed with months of research and 30-plus years of experience as an infectious disease physician, Dr. Wes Farr finds himself on the frontlines in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Farr teaches environmental health and infectious diseases in the UWF Department of Public Health, and one week each month he returns to his old stomping […]

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UWF Notice: Coronavirus: CARES Act Student Emergency Grant

The recently enacted federal CARES Act provided money to colleges and universities for emergency student grants. The purpose of the money is to award emergency financial aid grants to students for specific expenses that are a direct result of the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus.   The University of West Florida will distribute […]

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COVID-19 impact: local hospitality and tourism industry

When the COVID-19 outbreak caused local businesses to pivot and find new ways to stay afloat during the economic downturn, Dr. Alison “Ali” Green, UWF Department of Global Hospitality & Tourism Management chair and associate professor, wanted to do her part. Through her podcast, “Navigating Hospitality,” she hosts weekly virtual hospitality roundtables that bring prominent […]

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Exercise science students stretch innovation beyond the classroom

For Dr. Amy Crawley, who teaches in the exercise science program, stretching the boundaries of a traditional classroom environment is par for the course. When the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the University of West Florida to transition the entire campus to remote instruction for the last half of the Spring 2020 semester, she was prepared to […]

UWF faculty sign greeting cards for nursing home residents on March 27, 2020 in Crosby Hall, Building 10.

Cards from UWF community brighten days for nursing home residents

Greeting cards from the University of West Florida community recently brightened the days of residents in nursing homes, assisted facilities and senior centers throughout the Pensacola area.  The University mailed more than 3,500 cards to residents at 50 locations. Faculty and staff from 20 departments signed cards, featuring a pink camellia on the front and […]

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Argos adapt amid COVID-19

UWF student teachers have made the transition to online classrooms alongside their cooperating teachers, implementing new technologies and learning invaluable lessons in agility that will serve them well in their future teaching careers.  The printer whirred in the background as University of West Florida senior, Kate Powers, answered the phone. “Hello! I’m so sorry for […]

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UWF places second at prestigious Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

The University of West Florida Cyber Club placed second overall and won the Best in Team Defense and Best in Service Up Time categories at the prestigious 2020 Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, hosted virtually by Kennesaw State University. Kennesaw State edged UWF for the championship. Second place marks the best showing for UWF in […]

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Students benefit from efforts by Division of Academic Engagement and Student Affairs

As the COVID-19 virus challenges University of West Florida students in ways never imagined, the Division of Academic Engagement and Student Affairs is holding true to its mission to support their personal development and academic success. “Our students are facing a new normal and in this environment new challenges sometimes arise,” said Dr. Kim LeDuff, […]

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UWF Recreation provides UWF community with engagement options

State-of-the-art fitness facilities remain closed as the University of West Florida navigates unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Department of Recreation is providing the UWF community with virtual fitness and wellness classes, as well as ways to stay engaged with a simple touch of a screen or click of a mouse. “Being physically […]