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UWF invites public to vote on inspirational Songs of Impact

Inspired to support their fellow Argonauts amid COVID-19, the University of West Florida community has answered the call by submitting songs of impact for the public to listen to and vote on as their favorites.  UWF received more than 50 submissions from faculty, staff, students and alumni after the call to submit songs and lyrics […]

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UWF alumnus capitalizes on unique career opportunity during COVID-19 pandemic

Cody Verhulst ’19 knows the value in taking advantage of every opportunity he’s given, even when it’s presented in the middle of a global pandemic. In college, it was accepting a graduate assistant position with the University of West Florida Department of Recreation, overseeing facility operations and special events on campus, which provided the financial […]

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UWF prepares to return to campus

University leadership is actively developing a plan to return to campus while keeping the safety, security and wellbeing of the University community at the forefront of every decision. This plan will include a phased return for employees that will begin in June and a student return for the fall semester.  Today, the Florida Board of […]

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UWF to offer Explore Summer Camps virtually

University of West Florida Continuing Education is bringing Explore Summer Camps straight to students this year with virtual editions of the most popular programs. Camps are available for students entering first through ninth grade, with a variety of themes for specific age groups including Jr. Mad Scientists, Broadway Bound, Ozobots, Percy Jackson, Harry Potter and […]

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Housing, dining refunds bring students financial relief during time of need

When news of the COVID-19 global pandemic broke, universities were among the first to respond by shifting to remote operations and clearing campuses of student residents along with nonessential personnel. The University of West Florida was no exception, and its students, faced with unprecedented challenges, have learned exactly what it means to adapt and thrive […]

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Haas Center releases survey results on statewide economic impact of COVID-19

An economic impacts study by the Haas Center at the University of West Florida reveals an overwhelming percentage of Florida residents have postponed travel plans and reduced spending during the COVID-19 global pandemic. The UWF Haas Center conducted the survey to understand the types of travel and spending changes Florida residents have experienced since the […]

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UWF Notice: Coronavirus: New Test Site to Open on Campus for Escambia and Santa Rosa County Residents

At the request of the Governor’s office, the direction of the Florida Department of Emergency Management with the support of the Florida Department of Health, Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties will open a new mobile testing site to the public on Saturday, May 2 at the University of West Florida. The drive-through test site will […]

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Supply chain operations pivot to meet consumers’ needs amid global pandemic

“Supply chain” and “logistics” have become buzzwords during the COVID-19 pandemic. Toilet paper and hand sanitizer, among other items, have been hard to come by for many Americans. Now, more than ever, people are considering how the supply chain, or the network that brings goods to consumers, operates. Dr. Scott Keller, speaks with expertise on […]

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UWF Notice: Coronavirus: Pass/Fail Grading Option Deadline Extended

In a continued effort to ensure our students are academically successful, the University has extended the deadline to select the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading option for the Spring 2020 semester. Students must submit their request for S/U grading by 5 p.m. Monday, May 4, 2020. To convert any courses to the modified Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading policy, students must […]

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UWF experts play roles in battling, researching COVID-19 pandemic

Armed with months of research and 30-plus years of experience as an infectious disease physician, Dr. Wes Farr finds himself on the frontlines in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Farr teaches environmental health and infectious diseases in the UWF Department of Public Health, and one week each month he returns to his old stomping […]

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UWF Notice: Coronavirus: CARES Act Student Emergency Grant

The recently enacted federal CARES Act provided money to colleges and universities for emergency student grants. The purpose of the money is to award emergency financial aid grants to students for specific expenses that are a direct result of the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus.   The University of West Florida will distribute […]

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COVID-19 impact: local hospitality and tourism industry

When the COVID-19 outbreak caused local businesses to pivot and find new ways to stay afloat during the economic downturn, Dr. Alison “Ali” Green, UWF Department of Global Hospitality & Tourism Management chair and associate professor, wanted to do her part. Through her podcast, “Navigating Hospitality,” she hosts weekly virtual hospitality roundtables that bring prominent […]