10/13/11 Kathleen Heubach, Education Kathleen Heubach, director of the Institute for Innovative Community Learning in the University of West Florida's College of Professional Studies and a faculty member in the School of Education, is an active member in the community, teaching tomorrow's educators, performing academic research and participating in community service. Her expertise is literacy in schools and transforming low-performing schools into high-performing community institutions.
10/12/11 New resource center supports 2,500 military and veteran students More than 2,500 military and veteran students at the University of West Florida (UWF) will have access to specialized resources to assist in the transition from military to civilian life with the opening of the UWF Military and Veterans Resource Center (MVRC). The Center officially opens today.
09/27/11 UWF archeology staff and students win national award Underwater dives, lost relics and sunken Civil War- and World War II-era vessels may seem like the components of a high-budget adventure film, but for nine students and three staff members in underwater archeology at the University of West Florida, it comprised 16 days of their summer.
09/26/11 NSF awards UWF researchers nearly $600,000 to support women faculty in STEM The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a $598,354, five-year grant to a team of faculty researchers at the University of West Florida (UWF) who will investigate ways to support women faculty in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields.
09/13/11 UWF named military friendly school three years in a row by "G.I. Jobs Magazine G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded the University of West Florida the designation of military friendly school for the third consecutive year. The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members and veterans as students.
08/04/11 New efforts to assist with suicide prevention at UWF - The University of West Florida has been awarded a Campus Suicide Prevention grant under the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act. UWF is expected to receive up to $306,000 over the next three years, with a first year award amount of $100,330, to be used toward education and training to students, faculty and staff on mental health promotion and suicide prevention.
08/03/11 UWF students perform sponsored research in chemistry, biology - Students at the University of West Florida are currently in the midst of researching plants that may contain anti-tumor and anti-diabetic properties, causes of climate change and a multitiude of other biological and chemical substances. These findings may in turn contribute to future revelations about our world and enhance the region's and people's wellbeing.
07/13/11 High school students get a feel for college life and oceanography -Nine high school dual enrollment students experienced a bit of the open ocean last week as they traveled 25 miles out to sea for their oceanography class. Dual enrollment is a program UWF offers to high school students allowing them the opportunity to take college classes for credit while still in high school.
05/26/11 UWF assists local military with Hometown Heroes program - The University of West Florida has implemented a program to assist local military veterans with tuition fees for bachelor's and master's degrees. This program is especially helpful to those who have exhausted funds from the GI Bill or veterans' benefits, but still wish to continue their education.
05/12/11 UWF history students head out for summer traveling course - Eleven University of West Florida history students departed May 10 for a 17-day traveling summer class to explore American history. This class is unique due to the use of social media to update their followers as they make their way up the east coast and then back to Pensacola.
01/20/11 UWF creates Office of Economic Development and Engagement - The University of West Florida will play a more significant role in economic development and job growth in Northwest Florida and across the state with the creation of the Office of Economic Development and Engagement, which was announced Wednesday, Jan. 19 by President Judith A. Bense at a press conference.