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UWF named second best university in the state of Florida

UWF named second best university in the state of Florida

The University of West Florida (UWF) is the second-best institution in the state according to state performance-based metrics released June 12. UWF earned 94 points out of the 100-point scale in the Board of Governor’s performance-based funding model results from the 2018-19 academic year.   Read the full article in the June 27 issue of […]

UWF showcases cybersecurity on international NATO stage

UWF showcases cybersecurity on international NATO stage

Breaking barriers as the first U.S. academic institution to participate in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Cyber Defense project, the University of West Florida (UWF) showcased its cybersecurity initiatives this month at the fifth NATO Cyber Defense Smart Defense Projects Conference. Dr. Eman El-Sheikh, UWF Center for Cybersecurity director, presented both at the conference […]

Japanese culture comes to Pensacola State College, Kiln Walk

Japanese culture comes to Pensacola State College, Kiln Walk

The silence in the crowded gallery was broken by a single, booming drumbeat. Musician Mayumi Shara Waidaiko started a slow rhythm on traditional Japanese drums Jan. 31 at Pensacola State College before launching into a full song on three different pitched drums. Read the full article in the Feb. 7 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

UWF confers 100,000th degree

UWF confers 100,000th degree

The University of West Florida celebrated a significant milestone Saturday at the Fall 2018 Commencement, awarding the 100,000th degree since the institution opened in 1967. “Fifty-one years ago, UWF opened its doors and classes began,” President Martha Saunders said. Read the full article in the Dec. 20 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Fledgling University of West Florida band secures $50,000 gift

Fledgling University of West Florida band secures $50,000 gift

The University of West Florida (UWF) announced Nov. 27 a $50,000 gift to the Argo Athletic Band from The Russenberger Foundation. The donation is a significant step for the fledgling band, which began performing this year. Read the full article in the Dec. 6 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – […]

University adds new degree to cybersecurity program

University adds new degree to cybersecurity program

University of West Florida’s nationally recognized cybersecurity research and education program has added a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity starting this fall. UWF is the first university in Florida to offer a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber […]

University of West Florida launches Hacking for Defense program

University of West Florida launches Hacking for Defense program

To improve logistics and safety on its test range, Eglin Air Force Base has outsourced finding solutions to a team of undergraduates at the University of West Florida. Facing the need to mitigate potential internal cybersecurity threats, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee decided to do the same. Read the […]

FEMA approves $1.4 million for college’s 2014 damage

FEMA approves $1.4 million for college’s 2014 damage

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved more than $1.4 million to reimburse Pensacola State College for repairs to buildings on the campus and to replace contents damaged during severe storms and flooding that occurred in spring 2014. The $1,410,531 grant amounts to 75 percent of the total cost of the repairs to be […]

Extension launches comprehensive disaster blog

Extension launches comprehensive disaster blog

Floridians preparing for hurricanes can now access online resource to gather tips, tricks and the latest research to better prepare and better recover from storms. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences (UF/IFAS) has launched disaster.ifas.ufl.edu, a blog site dedicated to publishing the university’s statewide database into a user-friendly format. Read the […]

UWF repeats as No. 3 among state universities

UWF repeats as No. 3 among state universities

The Florida Board of Governors announced June 27 that the University of West Florida (UWF) placed as the third highest scored state university in Florida for the second year running. UWF earned the third-highest score in the system with 86 points out of 100 in the board’s performance-based model based on the 2017-18 academic year, […]

Welding program helps fill worldwide shortage

Welding program helps fill worldwide shortage

Initiated through help from an Alabama/Florida Technical Employment Grant, the welding technology program at Northwest Florida State College’s Niceville program is a success story behind a job placement percentage that is at nearly 100 percent. “Job placement for our graduates is at 90 percent,” said Mark Gonzalez, an assistant professor of welding technology at the […]

Pensacola State Instructor receives Merit Award

Pensacola State Instructor receives Merit Award

Pensacola State College Visual Arts Instructor Linh O’Briant earned a Merit Award in the 2015 SEGD Global Design Awards program. O’Briant’s recognition from the Society for Experiential Graphic Design was for her participation in a group project that used discarded steel office frames to design and construct a structure that not only served as disaster […]

Tuition, quality up at Florida public colleges

Tuition, quality up at Florida public colleges

In the last five years, tuition at the University of Florida increased by more than 44 percent. Across the state, 30 hours at UF costs an in-state student $6,312.90, while Florida State University costs $6,506 and the University of South Florida costs $6,409.70. That’s a $2,000 increase from five years ago. Locally, tuition has increased more than 50 percent at the University of West Florida […]

Dual enrollment up, costs to Santa Rosa and Escambia county districts down

Dual enrollment up, costs to Santa Rosa and Escambia county districts down

More area students are participating in dual enrollment classes, but the Santa Rosa and Escambia County School Districts are getting a break on the cost, thanks to an agreement with Pensacola State College (PSC). A new agreement with PSC, has generated savings for the local districts. According to Buddy Hinote, Director of High School Education for Santa Rosa County Schools, PSC has agreed to reimburse the district for 30 percent of the $71.09 per credit […]

National Merit Semifinalists

National Merit Semifinalists

Gulf Breeze High School announced two National Merit Semifinalists, seniors Joshua Argentine and Gant Player. The semifinalists represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. They must have an outstanding academic record, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay and earn high SAT scores.

Hackers attack UWF network

Hackers attack UWF network

The University of West Florida announced July 31 that individuals attacked the school’s network and intercepted usernames and passwords for about 160 people. UWF said that all affected users will receive a separate notification by close of business Friday. The university is urging all individuals with UWF ArgoNet accounts and members of the general public who […]

Navarre plays ‘Big’ role in musical

Navarre plays ‘Big’ role in musical

Two Navarre High School students and the worship minister from Navarre United Methodist Church are participating in Pensacola State College’s production of “Big: the musical,” which is being presented July 25 – 27 and Aug. 1 – 3 at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium. Kathan Brannon will play the part of Billy Kopecki, the main […]

Getting girls excited about science

Getting girls excited about science

Nearly 30 middle school girls from Santa Rosa County are experiencing science in fun and exciting ways June 23 – 27 at Pensacola State College. PEGASUS (Play, Engage, Grow, Achieve … Summer of Uplifting Science) is an effort to engage young females to participate in science and technology activities. Read more in the July 3 […]

Navarre student’s art wins “Best in Show”

Navarre student’s art wins “Best in Show”

Marcus Gibbs of Navarre received “Best in Show” honors from the Northwest Florida State College Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts Division, during the awards ceremony for the annual Arnie Hart Juried Student Exhibition at Northwest Florida State College for his work “After the Day.” The student art works, along with the annual NWFSC Faculty Exhibition, are […]

Florida Senate and House pass rival spending bills

Florida Senate and House pass rival spending bills

By Gary Fineout, Associated Press Tallahassee, Fla. (AP) — Flush with plenty of extra cash during an election year, the House and Senate on Thursday passed rival versions of a new state budget that spends more money on child protection, health care for the disabled and public schools. But there remain key differences between the two chambers over everything […]

‘Cat’ Pettigrew and Jenna Bobbitt Sign with Pensacola State

‘Cat’ Pettigrew and Jenna Bobbitt Sign with Pensacola State

Allison ‘Cat’ Pettigrew and Jenna Bobbitt signed a letter of intent Jan. 16 to attend Pensacola State College and play softball for the Pirates. Surrounded by family, friends and teammates, the two close friends signed together. Both said they look forward to playing together at the next level. Pettigrew has pitched for the varsity team since […]

Saturday’s College Football Schedule Dec. 7

Saturday’s College Football Schedule Dec. 7

Saturday’s College Football Games: 11 a.m.: Oklahoma at Oklahoma State (ABC) Tweet about it: #OUvsOKST   11: UCF at SMU (ESPN) Tweet about it: #UCFvsSMU   11: C-USA – Marshall at Rice (ESPN2) Tweet about it: #MRSHvsRICE   2:30: Texas at Baylor (Fox) Tweet about it: #TEXvsBAY   3: SEC – Missouri vs. Auburn (CBS) Tweet about it: #MIZZvsAUB […]

Friday and Saturday’s college football TV schedule

Friday and Saturday’s college football TV schedule

Friday 11 a.m.: Iowa at Nebraska (ABC) Tweet about it: #IOWAvsNEB 11 a.m.: SMU at Houston (ESPN2) Tweet about it: #SMUvsHOU 12:30: Bowling Green at Buffalo (ESPNU) Tweet about it: #BGSUvsBUFF 1:30: Arkansas at No. 17 LSU (CBS) Tweet about it: #ARKvsLSU 2:30: Miami (FL) at Pittsburgh (ABC) Tweet about it: #MIAvsPITT 2:30: Fresno State at SJSU (CBS Sports) […]

Turkey Day Football and more

Turkey Day Football  and more

The football games begin at 11:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving day with Green Bay Packers facing the Detroit Loins on Ford Field in Detroit, MI. on FOX. Game two is between the Oakland Raiders and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Kickoff time is 3:30 p.m. on CBS. The third and final game […]