Crowd of people in masks with luggage waiting in line in airport during coronavirus quarantine

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 […]

UWF Students in a Model Classroom via eLearning

Exercise science students stretch innovation beyond the classroom

For Dr. Amy Crawley, who teaches in the exercise science program, stretching the boundaries of a traditional classroom environment is par for the course. When the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the University of West Florida to transition the entire campus to remote instruction for the last half of the Spring 2020 semester, she was prepared to […]

UWF faculty sign greeting cards for nursing home residents on March 27, 2020 in Crosby Hall, Building 10.

Cards from UWF community brighten days for nursing home residents

Greeting cards from the University of West Florida community recently brightened the days of residents in nursing homes, assisted facilities and senior centers throughout the Pensacola area.  The University mailed more than 3,500 cards to residents at 50 locations. Faculty and staff from 20 departments signed cards, featuring a pink camellia on the front and […]

UWF student teacher working on her laptop to teach remotely

Argos adapt amid COVID-19

UWF student teachers have made the transition to online classrooms alongside their cooperating teachers, implementing new technologies and learning invaluable lessons in agility that will serve them well in their future teaching careers.  The printer whirred in the background as University of West Florida senior, Kate Powers, answered the phone. “Hello! I’m so sorry for […]

UWF student in the Argo Pantry, picking up nonperishables.

Students benefit from efforts by Division of Academic Engagement and Student Affairs

As the COVID-19 virus challenges University of West Florida students in ways never imagined, the Division of Academic Engagement and Student Affairs is holding true to its mission to support their personal development and academic success. “Our students are facing a new normal and in this environment new challenges sometimes arise,” said Dr. Kim LeDuff, […]

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UWF Recreation provides UWF community with engagement options

State-of-the-art fitness facilities remain closed as the University of West Florida navigates unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Department of Recreation is providing the UWF community with virtual fitness and wellness classes, as well as ways to stay engaged with a simple touch of a screen or click of a mouse. “Being physically […]

Chess Robot designed by UWF students

UWF moves Student Scholar Symposium online, invites community to learn about innovative research projects

The University of West Florida will celebrate student and faculty research in an innovative way at the Student Scholars Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase on Thursday, April 16. Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the symposium will be held completely online for the first time this year. UWF’s Office of Undergraduate Research will host the […]

UWF cross country coach Caleb Carmichael

UWF coach running seven marathons in seven days as fundraiser to help feed the community

Inspired by an ultrarunner in Palm Bay, Florida, who ran 100 miles in one day to raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts, University of West Florida cross country coach Caleb Carmichael laced up his Nike running shoes and left his home at 5 a.m. on Monday, April 6. He returned about 3½ hours and nearly […]

UWF Counseling and Psychological Services offers resources to help students navigate COVID-19

As news broke about the COVID-19 global pandemic and universities across the nation transitioned to remote operations, Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of West Florida immediately ensured accessible resources were in place to help the campus community manage and cope with their “new normal.”  “We know that students are most successful when barriers […]

Students of UWF's Haas Center and Sea3D Additive Manufacturing Lab print and assemble face shields in response to the dwindling supply of personal protective equipment for doctors and nurses treating patients with COVID-19 on March 31, 2020.

UWF manufacturing, distributing 3D-printed face shields for healthcare workers

As a shortage of full face shields for healthcare workers grips the nation in the battle against COVID-19, the University of West Florida responded by asking one of the University’s direct support organizations to manufacture, manage and distribute 3D-printed full face shield supplies at its Sea3D Additive Manufacturing Laboratory in downtown Pensacola. The full face […]