UWF names new director of recreation

The University of West Florida selected Brent Parmer as the new director of recreation. Parmer will lead the Department of Recreation beginning Jan. 6, 2020. “With student well-being, health and safety being a top priority at UWF, the director of recreation plays an important role in the holistic health of all students,” said Dr. Michele […]

Wade Jeffrey Antarctica Research

UWF professor, graduate student gathering research in Antarctica

Typically traveling to Antarctica elicits thoughts of cold weather, penguins and icebergs—but for distinguished University of West Florida professor Dr. Wade Jeffrey it is a destination abundant with infinite research opportunities. Learning how phytoplankton gather energy and contribute to the ocean’s ecology is at the forefront of research for many biologists and oceanographers. Phytoplankton are […]

Main entrance to UWF's Pensacola Campus

UWF Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors seeks nominations

The University of West Florida Foundation, Inc. nominating committee announces openings on its Board of Directors beginning in Summer 2020. Individuals with fundraising and leadership talents and an interest in supporting the University and making a difference in the community are invited to apply for membership on the UWF Foundation Board of Directors. Applications will […]

University of West Florida freshman Brandon Lawrence

‘Miracle baby’ epitomizes Argo Spirit

University of West Florida freshman Brandon Lawrence describes himself as a “miracle baby.” His mother was diagnosed with advanced multiple sclerosis while pregnant with him and died from complications three days after his 5th birthday. Lawrence lost his mother at a young age, but he said she positively influenced him in their precious few years […]

President Emeritus Judy Bense

UWF President Emeritus Dr. Judith Bense named to Florida Women’s Hall of Fame

University of West Florida President Emeritus Dr. Judith Bense is a new member of the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. The Florida Commission on the Status of Women inducted Bense during a ceremony on Oct. 28, 2019, in Orlando. Gov. Ron DeSantis selected Bense and two others among recommendations presented by the commission. The Florida […]

Pensacola Museum of Art in Downtown Pensacola

Veteran journalist and author to share her experiences as a female reporter and inspiration for her new book

Eleanor Randolph, a veteran journalist and author, will return to Pensacola to share her experiences as a female journalist and details on her new book, “The Many Lives of Michael Bloomberg.” The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Pensacola Museum of Art, located at 407 S. Jefferson St. […]

The Military and Veterans Resource Center at the University of West Florida hosting an entrepreneurial class with the Veterans Florida program.

Panhandle Chambers rally to support economic growth via veterans’ entrepreneurship

Panhandle Area Chambers of Commerce have partnered with the University of West Florida’s Military and Veterans Resource Center to offer no-cost entrepreneurial workshops in multiple Panhandle Cities. The Fort Walton, Pensacola, Santa Rosa, Crestview, Gulf Breeze, Niceville and Walton County chambers are hosting several UWF-MVRC-Veterans Florida led sessions that will help veterans determine if they […]

Shane “Big Jolly” gives a tattoo to Brandon Gallups at Gulf Coast Tattoos

UWF professor explores use of ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ tattoos

A growing number of Americans are turning to tattoos to inform medical personnel of their desire to not be resuscitated.  This creates a predicament for medical staff: How do they know when a tattoo accurately represents a patient’s wishes? In a new article in the Oregon Law Review, Dr. Brian Elzweig, associate professor with the […]

The Department of Theatre in the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities presents Othello at the Mainstage Theatre at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82, on the Pensacola campus from October 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. and October 20 and 27 at 2:30 p.m.

UWF Department of Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s “Othello”

The University of West Florida Department of Theatre presents, William Shakespeare’s “Othello.” Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 19, 25-26 and at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 and 27. All performances will take place in the Mainstage Theatre of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82 on the UWF Pensacola […]

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UWF Notice: Tropical Storm Nestor

University officials are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Nestor, which is currently projected to make landfall near the Apalachicola and Panama City area. All university locations, including the Pensacola campus, UWF Emerald Coast, UWF Historic Trust, will close tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. and will remain closed through Saturday, Oct. 19 at 11:59 a.m. […]

University of West Florida Innovation Institute Design Thinking Workshop 

UWF Innovation Institute to offer Design Thinking Workshop

The University of West Florida Innovation Institute will host a Design Thinking Workshop on Nov. 1, where participants will learn how to solve problems through the institute’s trademarked Incubate Design Experience Act, or IDEA method. Registration is open now through Oct. 25. The workshop, which will be held at the Innovation Institute in downtown Pensacola, […]

Dr. Brent Venable, Duncan Calvert and Jacques Perry at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition 

UWF and IHMC announce inaugural cohort for state’s first Ph.D. in Intelligent Systems and Robotics

This fall, the University of West Florida and the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition welcomed the inaugural cohort of five students to the newly established intelligent systems and robotics doctoral program. The program centers on developing leading-edge software and hardware technology that combines human and machine elements to exploit their respective strengths and mitigate […]