UWF BFA student awarded $1,000 scholarship

Jane Hatcher, junior Bachelor of Fine Arts student at the University of West Florida, was recently awarded the third annual Visual Arts Scholarship by Blue Morning Gallery, totaling $1,000. “The privilege to be recognized for my artistic endeavors blows me away,” Hatcher said. “Receiving the Blue Morning Gallery scholarship will assist me in reaching my […]

University of West Florida launches public piano project

In partnership with the City of Pensacola, the University of West Florida is leading an initiative to promote music appreciation throughout Pensacola by installing pianos in various locations for public use. Dr. Hedi Salanki-Rubardt, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Piano Program and Chamber Music at UWF, created the project to enhance Pensacola’s cultural climate […]

UWF to present Jerry Maygarden distinguished lecturer, Deborah Bassett

The University of West Florida Department of Communication Arts will present the 2012-2013 Jerry Maygarden Distinguished Lecturer, Deborah Bassett on Monday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. The lecture, “Beyond Pocahontas: How Social Media is Changing the Face of Contemporary Native America,” will be held in the Music Hall of the Center for Fine and Performing […]

UWF Downtown to host third lecture featuring theatre professor

Glenn Breed, associate professor of theatre at the University of West Florida, will be the guest speaker for the upcoming UWF Downtown: A Lecture Series Honoring the Arts and Humanities event. UWF Downtown will take place on Thursday, Feb. 7 at the Pensacola Little Theatre. Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m., followed by a […]

University of West Florida continues support of Military Veterans through upcoming programs

The University of West Florida continues its efforts to support military veterans through several Veterans Day observance programs, events and initiatives on campus in the coming weeks.  UWF will host its annual Veterans Day Observance program on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the UWF Commons Auditorium. The guest speaker at […]

Art students at UWF have the best of both worlds

Art students at the University of West Florida (UWF) are treated to more than just the much-praised one-on-one attention and mentorship from faculty; they also have the technology of larger universities at their fingertips and a history of successful alumni to inspire them. In the past six years, enrollment in the art department at UWF […]

UWF plants 100 cherry trees to celebrate centennial festival

On March 30, the University of West Florida (UWF) celebrated the 100th anniversary of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, commemorating the gift of cherry trees given by Japan to the U.S. on March 27, 1912. UWF was selected as the official site of the festival for the state of Florida. One hundred cherry trees were […]

UWF Pep Band gears up for its second year

By Lauren Haggett, University Communications The UWF pep band is back this year and ready to fire up crowds of Argos. After a successful first year, the band is gearing up to spread Argo spirit this fall. “This year, the band will play in the fall and the spring,” said Joseph Spaniola, Ph.D., chair of […]

UWF produces “A Christmas Carol”

Every year around the holiday season, a certain story reminds people to open their hearts and be generous, charitable and hospitable to those less fortunate. It is a story that was written by Charles Dickens in 1843 and helped restore the holiday season to a time of joy and kindness. UWF will perform “A Christmas […]

UWF Center for Fine & Performing Arts hosts Shakespeare Theatre

For years, Pensacola has successfully supported a professional ballet company, opera and symphony. Now, many in the region believe, the community can support a professional Shakespeare theatre as well. The goal of the Pensacola Shakespeare Theatre is to give Pensacola a professional theatre, performing the classic works of Shakespeare, as well as modern classics from […]

UWF assistant professor brings “Shakespeare lite” to campus

Don’t be surprised when you see William Shakespeare on the University of West Florida Main Campus this summer. Kevin Kern, UWF assistant professor of Theatre, has started the Pensacola Shakespeare Company. “People are responding to the idea of Pensacola Shakespeare Theatre being fun and fresh, not old and stodgy,” Kern said. “Plus, we’re not limited […]

“Grease” comes to the UWF stage

Danny Zuko, Sandy Dumbrowski and the rest of their Rydell High friends are on their way to the University of West Florida stage this week. “Grease,” one of the most famous and entertaining pop-culture musicals of our time, will be presented Thursday through Saturday, April 8 to 10, 15 to 17 at 8 p.m. and […]