Art student wins international sculpture competition

Sharon Kirby, a Bachelor of Fine Arts candidate at the University of West Florida, was awarded the prestigious International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award for 2009. Her work titled, “Original Gray Intendo,” was one of 11 chosen out of more than 1,300 submissions from students at 176 colleges and universities from […]

UWF public history students blaze an old trail – exploring the west Lewis and Clark style

Following in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, 17 UWF students departed July 6 for a 4,745 mile journey across the western United States as part of a new Public History Travel Course – “Corps of Discovery 2: Exploring the West of Lewis and Clark.” This new adventure created by renowned University of West Florida […]

Research engineering and education facility helps meet military needs

Recently named one of the country’s top military-friendly schools by Military Advanced Education magazine, the University of West Florida offers innovative educational opportunities to help meet the military’s needs. In addition to the UWF Emerald Coast Campus centers at Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field, UWF engineering students also have the opportunity to utilize […]

High school students flourish from Project SEED

Science is important, and so are students. That is why the University of West Florida provides Project SEED to help high school students gain extraordinary experience with science gurus. Three students are selected each summer to participate in the Project SEED program. Each person selected works one-on-one with veterans in the field of science. “Many […]

Honors students travel to Rome

The famous Roman Coliseum, historic Vatican museums, unforgotten ruins – these are a few of the splendors of the ancient city of Rome. Six University of West Florida Honors students are in Rome this month touring these sites and learning how the plays of William Shakespeare influenced Italy both socially and politically. They are participating, […]

Students study logistics and business in China

Business students have read about the global economy, however, true understanding requires getting out of the classroom. That is why Scott Keller, associate professor of Marketing and Logistics, took 20 UWF business students to China for three weeks during the month of May. “This experience enriched the students’ understanding of logistics and business at a […]

Students get their hands dirty and feet wet

This summer, UWF students are digging and diving into the past by participating in maritime and terrestrial field schools. Offered by the Department of Anthropology, the field schools provide students with unique, hands-on opportunities to test their skills in archaeology through surveying, mapping and test excavations at various locations. Led by renowned archaeologists, the schools […]

UWF explores history with local teachers

Dead guys and dusty books – these are the images many school children conjure up when they think about studying history. Public school teachers are challenged with the task of convincing their students that there is more to history than meets the eye and inspiring them to develop a passion for the past and an […]

UWF breaks ground on new residence hall

The University of West Florida will have an additional 250 students living on campus for fall semester 2010. In what is currently being called the “Housing Expansion 2010,” the residence hall will be a five-story facility located west of UWF’s Martin Hall. Constructed by The Haskell Company, accommodations will include three-and four-student suites and each […]

Kyle Marrero appointed interim vice president for university advancement

The University of West Florida has announced the appointment of Kyle Marrero as interim vice president for University Advancement at the University of West Florida effective Aug. 1. Marrero currently serves as the director of the UWF School of Fine and Performing Arts and chair of the UWF Music Department. He also serves as the […]

UWF to offer summer programs for kids

Summer programs provide K-12 students opportunities to increase their knowledge in a variety of fields, develop friendships and build character in enjoyable environments. The University of West Florida’s Division of Continuing Education has a wide variety of programs that will be offered to first through 12th graders this summer. Summer programs hosted by UWF will […]

UWF student to intern with NASA

After checking her e-mail daily, Tanya Gallagher finally received the message she had anxiously been awaiting. The e-mail confirmed that she was selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to intern with the Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars (LARSS) Program. A senior majoring in environmental studies at UWF, Gallagher is one of only […]