UWF ROTC hosts its 14th Annual Argonaut Challenge

The University of West Florida Army ROTC Program recently hosted its 14th Annual Argonaut Challenge. The annual competition for regional high school JROTC programs tests cadets physically and mentally, and further develops them as leaders and as team members. Twenty different teams participated in this year’s competition, bringing together over 200 high school students from […]

UWF memorial scholarship created to honor devoted elementary teacher

The University of West Florida College of Education and Professional Studies recently received a $100,000 gift from David and Emily Walby to establish the Linda Evans Memorial Scholarship. “We are very fortunate to have an alumna like Linda Evans,” said Dr. William Crawley, dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies. “Her devotion to […]

UWF Air Force, Army ROTC cadets commissioned as second lieutenants

Twenty cadets from the University of West Florida Air Force ROTC and Army ROTC were recently commissioned as second lieutenants during Spring 2017 commissioning ceremonies. The presiding officer for the Air Force ceremony was Lt. Col. Scott Lamont, Detachment 014 commander. Col. David Hanson, vice commander of the 919th Special Operations Wing at Duke Field, […]

UWF, Early Learning Coalition to host award-winning author at Literacy Symposium

The University of West Florida, in partnership with the Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County, will host the Pensacola Literacy Symposium: See the Beauty in Books from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 at the UWF Conference Center. The UWF College of Education and Professional Studies event will feature Matt de la […]

UWF, Pathways for Change bring sales training to Escambia Co. inmates

After years of teaching sales skills to corporate professionals and students, University of West Florida marketing professor Dr. Bob Kimball is taking his instruction to a new audience: inmates at the Escambia County Work Release Center. In February, Kimball conducted a two-day sales course, Bob’s Sales Camp, with 24 inmates participating in the Pathways for […]

UWF professor leads the fight against chronic disease in Northwest Florida

Dr. Daniel Durkin, assistant professor in the University of West Florida Department of Social Work, was recently named the Alzheimer’s Association Ambassador for the Florida Panhandle and was selected to the Board of Directors for Covenant Alzheimer’s Care. “We’re incredibly proud of Dan’s work with the Alzheimer’s Association and Covenant Alzheimer’s Care,” said Dr. Roy […]

Study: Public sees benefit in police use of body-worn cameras

University of West Florida professor Dr. Matthew Crow and assistant professor Dr. Jamie Snyder, along with Florida Atlantic University professors Drs. Vaughn Crichlow and John Smykla, completed the second part of their research on police body-worn cameras, or BWCs. During that phase of the research, Crow gauged how the public perceives police BWC use. “We […]

UWF professor recognized for sustainable business achievements

University of West Florida faculty member Dr. Haris Alibašić has been recognized by the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum for his previous work directing energy, sustainability and legislative affairs policies and programs for the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Alibašić, assistant professor in the UWF Department of Legal Studies, Public Administration and Sport Management, joined […]

University of West Florida Mock Trial Team to host the 6th Annual UWF Argo Invitational

On Jan. 14-15, 2017, the University of West Florida Mock Trial Team will host the Sixth Annual UWF Argo Invitational. The tournament will feature 26 teams from 15 universities from across the country, and each team will compete in four trial rounds that will be judged by local attorneys and judges. The competition will be […]

Two UWF professors join human trafficking task force

Drs. Andrew Denney and Melinda Lewis, faculty members in the University of West Florida College of Education and Professional Studies, have been asked to serve as members of the Pensacola Task Force for Human Trafficking. Organized by the Florida Department of Children & Families and the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, the task force aims […]

UWF hosts 50th Anniversary Gala, launches public phase of $50 million capital campaign

The University of West Florida hosted the 50th Anniversary Gala yesterday evening to celebrate the public launch of the 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign. During the event, UWF officially announced its fundraising goal of $50 million – the largest capital campaign in University history. “The University’s 50th Anniversary is a prime opportunity to prove not only […]

UWF CORAL Center, Santa Rosa schools renew STEAM partnership

Program to expand to new schools for 2016-17 academic year The University of West Florida Community Outreach Research and Learning Center has begun its second year evaluating the Santa Rosa County School District’s “STEAM Innovate!” program, a five-year plan to infuse more science, technology, engineering, arts and math into the curriculum. The initiative began with […]