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 […]

“CSI: UWF” – field school teaches students how to research bones

Transforming the campus into a mock scene straight out of the hit television show “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” the University of West Florida Department of Anthropology will offer a unique, hands-on course this summer. The Forensic Anthropology Field School, a course that teaches students how to successfully and efficiently find and handle skeletal remains, will […]

UWF’s Pensacola Historic Village: a “living-learning” laboratory for UWF’s public history museum class

The days of static museum exhibits and design are over. Today’s museum consumers want to participate in their environment and engage in interactive feedback. In response, museum professionals are now focusing their energy on 21st century museum interpretation. And, UWF Public History Professor Patrick Moore’s “Advanced Museology” class is preparing students for this new era […]

Crawford in final stretch of 2,200 mile bike ride

Pat Crawford, executive director of WUWF Public Media, is willing to do anything to raise awareness for public radio and raise funds to ensure the sustainability of the university’s beloved radio and television station. In 2007, he walked 1,000 miles from Jacksonville to the National Public Radio (NPR) headquarters in Washington, D.C., raising more than […]

UWF alumna makes an impact on her students

The thought of becoming a teacher occurred at a young age for Amanda Lagergren,’07. When she was an elementary school student, she would silently critique her teachers, thinking about the ways she would do things differently. However, it wasn’t until a few years after graduating from college that she realized she wanted to make teaching […]

UWF honors student researches Congressional Black Caucus

For Angelica Jenkins, senior majoring in Criminal Justice, being a member of the University of West Florida Honors Program has definitely had its perks. With her sights set on a career in law, the ambitious and energetic young woman has already had the chance to meet and talk with some of the leading policy makers […]

UWF business logistics students at the top of their game

University of West Florida business logistics students Andrew Blevins, Annalee Chiswell and Melida Mendez traveled to East Lansing, Mich., in April to compete against the world’s top logistics students at the 2009 Supply Chain Challenge. The challenge was hosted by Michigan State University, Dow Chemical, Motorola, Shell Oil, Flextronics, IBM, GM and Chrysler. By creating […]

Gift supports medical informatics program and alliance

Bob Hoyt and Ann Yoshihashi have donated $30,000 and all the book proceeds from “Medical Informatics: Practical Guide for the Healthcare Professional” to support the University of West Florida Medical Informatics Program located in the School of Allied Health and Life Sciences, and to support the establishment of the Alliance for Medical Informatics. The mission […]

Online master’s in mathematical sciences offers convenience, flexibility

Mathematics and statistics were once thought too difficult to teach in an online environment. However, times and technology have evolved allowing the University of West Florida the ability to offer an online Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences. UWF is the only university in Florida and one of a few in the United States to […]

Legal studies student ready for future career

“Surprise, surprise, right in your eyes!,” exclaimed Logan McEwen to Kimberly Tatum, University of West Florida assistant professor of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, when the UWF Mock Trial Team captured the Spirit of the American Mock Trial Association Award at the East Coast Regional Tournament. McEwen, a UWF senior majoring in Legal Studies, was […]

Festival on Green April 3 and 4

Bringing in crowds of more than 25,000, the University of West Florida’s annual Festival on the Green will be held April 3 and 4 at the UWF Main Campus. Events for participants of all age groups coupled with arts and crafts makes the festival a unique opportunity for everyone to explore their interests and kick-off […]