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UWF 3-D printing free face shields for healthcare workers

UWF 3-D printing free face shields for healthcare workers

Shortages equipment for healthcare workers battling COVID-19 remain common in the news, and full face shields, which protect from infection, are among the needed supplies.   University of West Florida has stepped up to answer the need by asking one of the university’s direct support organizations to manufacture, manage and distribute 3D-printed full face shield supplies […]

GSC cancels spring sports season

GSC cancels spring sports season

The Gulf South Conference cancelled the spring sports season Monday afternoon. Also, all other countable athletic-related activities have been suspended through at least the end of May. That includes spring football. Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the NCAA’s requirement for waivers for affected student-athletes were significant factors in this decision […]

Remote instruction at UWF extended through spring

Remote instruction at UWF extended through spring

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the State University System of Florida directed all state universities to conduct the remainder of their spring semesters remotely. No COVID-19 cases have been reported at UWF. However, the decision is following the general public health principle of limiting interaction of people within larger groups. The hope is that it […]

UWF putting limits on attendance for home games

UWF putting limits on attendance for home games

The University of West Florida announced this morning attendance at all home athletics events, starting March 13, is limited to certain people. Only student-athletes, coaches, immediate family of the student-athletes, officials, athletic staff and personnel and media will be allowed at games. The move is in response to a decision by the NCAA’s COVID-19 Advisory […]

COVID-19: UWF transitioning to remote instruction until March 30

COVID-19: UWF transitioning to remote instruction until March 30

The Florida State University System has mandated all universities transition to remote instruction, effective immediately. Face-to-face instruction is currently set to resume on March 30, 2020. If this date changes, the University will notify the campus community.  At this time, there have been no identified COVID-19 cases at the University of West Florida.  While students are […]

Battle for Florida brought back to life in Bagdad

Battle for Florida brought back to life in Bagdad

In the late years of the American Revolution, the British military had their hands full with an all-out war against the colonists. Along the Gulf Coast, Spain saw an opportunity. Louisiana’s Spanish governor of the time, Bernardo De Galvez, gathered together his forces to take advantage of the fighting between Britain and the American revolutionaries. […]

Road renaming would honor Broxson family legacy

Road renaming would honor Broxson family legacy

On Christmas Eve of 1959, Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bart Dell Broxson was driving along Highway 87 just south of the East River Bridge in his squad car when a reckless driver swerved into his lane. Broxson’s car collided head-on with the other vehicle. The deputy in his passenger seat was injured, but Broxson, 57, […]

UWF students custom build vehicle for Navarre boy

UWF students custom build vehicle for Navarre boy

Callen McLane couldn’t stop smiling when he received his first set of wheels Friday afternoon. The 8-year-old boy, who has cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus, received the best Valentine’s Day gift of all time when he was presented a child-sized Jeep on the Fort Walton Beach campus of The University of West Florida (UWF). Callen received […]

Balancing academics with athletics is juggling act

Balancing academics with athletics is juggling act

Tommy Leggett has never had any issues handling the juggling act of academics and athletics. Not during his days at Navarre and not now as a defensive standout for Texas Tech. “I’ve been able to keep my GPA up above a 3.0 the whole time,” Leggett said. “The time commitment of football and school, and […]

Kindness in the curriculum for Mann

Kindness in the curriculum for Mann

It is a huge honor to be named Teacher of the Year at the elementary school that you yourself attended as a child. This is a reality for kindergarten and first grade inclusion teacher Elizabeth Mann who has received this title for Oriole Beach Elementary School. “It was actually really sweet,” Mann said. Read the […]

UWF appoints new dean for College of Business

UWF appoints new dean for College of Business

University of West Florida Provost and Senior vice president George Ellenberg announced Jan. 2 the appointment of Richard Fountain as dean of the College of Business. Fountain previously served as chair for the Department of Accounting and Finance at UWF since 2017. “We welcome Richard’s expertise with confidence that his leadership will allow the College […]

Andrews Institute expands partnership with UWF

Andrews Institute expands partnership with UWF

University of West Florida Director of Athletics Dave Scott mentioned he wasn’t sure if he could schedule any more news into a week that was already busy enough with the Argonauts’ football team preparing to play in the NCAA Division II national championship game. But enough time was found Dec. 17 to make an announcement […]

Argos looking to punctuate playoff run with D-II title

Argos looking to punctuate playoff run with D-II title

When Pete Shinnick began recruiting for the start-up University of West Florida football program five years ago, all the head coach had was a vision to sell to players. No Pen Air Field. No Darrell Gooden Center. And no history to talk about. Just a vision of the potential this program could achieve if the […]

Zoo “shell-abrates” conservation with grant award

Zoo “shell-abrates” conservation with grant award

As part of their global wildlife conservation efforts, the Gulf Breeze Zoo recently awarded a 2019 Zoofari Parks Conservation Grant of $5,000 to help protect a threatened species closer to home. The University of West Florida’s (UWF) biology department team will use the grant to protect local Gopher tortoises. Project manager Dr. Phil Darby is […]

Andrews Institute recognized by Becker’s Healthcare

Andrews Institute recognized by Becker’s Healthcare

Baptist Health Care has been named to the Becker’s Healthcare 100 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs list for 2019. Hospitals featured on the list earned recognition for quality of care and patient satisfaction for orthopedic and spine surgery. Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is an affiliate of Baptist Health Care […]

UWF researcher tracking reef fish health in gulf using eDNA

UWF researcher tracking reef fish health in gulf using eDNA

University of West Florida (UWF) professor Alexis Janosik has already brought a species of fish back from suspected extinction through her research. Now, she’s taking on the entire reef fish population of the Gulf of Mexico. Janosik, a professor in the UWF Department of Biology, will participate in a gulf wide, multiyear study of reef […]

Navarre well-represented in NCAA football playoffs

Navarre well-represented in NCAA football playoffs

It’s NCAA playoff time for several former Navarre football players. Quentin Randolph is on a University of West Florida football team off to the NCAA Division II playoffs for the second time in its four-year history. UWF (8-2) faces Wingate (10-1)  at Noon EST Saturday in North Carolina. Randall leads the Argonauts in receiving with […]

Residential real estate prices up, inventory low

Residential real estate prices up, inventory low

With prices rising and more people looking to move to Navarre, the housing market continues to see incremental growth through 2019, but shortages of inventory are playing a major role in the real estate narrative. Navarre’s residential real estate market has or nearly has recovered to pre-recession levels on all indicators, according to several data […]

Triumph awards UWF $14.5 million for Project 10[X]

Triumph awards UWF $14.5 million for Project 10[X]

Triumph Gulf Coast approved funding for the University of West Florida (UWF) to further Project 10[X], which aims to find and fill critical gaps in northwest Florida’s high-tech workforce. Triumph’s board of directors unanimously approved the grant agreement Oct. 4 to address shortages in additive and advanced manufacturing and cybersecurity.   Read the full article […]

Cutting edge laboratory science annex opens at UWF

Cutting edge laboratory science annex opens at UWF

The University of West Florida Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering celebrated Sept. 19 the grand opening of the Laboratory Sciences Annex, a state-of-the-art facility that provides additional space for wet teaching labs and offices for faculty and staff. “As UWF grows and improves, we are grateful to add facilities that match the caliber of […]

UWF scores a touchdown for Escambia County’s economy

UWF scores a touchdown for Escambia County’s economy

Blue Wahoos Stadium is buzzing an hour before kickoff on a beautiful Saturday night in September. Over the next three hours, the Argonauts will light up the scoreboard the same way they have lit up Escambia County with dollar signs.   Read the full article in the Sept. 26 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe […]

UWF president’s contract extended, salary raised

UWF president’s contract extended, salary raised

After guiding the University of West Florida (UWF) to three years of unprecedented success in the Florida Board of Governors performance-based funding model, UWF President Martha D. Saunders was awarded a contract extension Aug. 29 through the end of the 2020 calendar year.   Read the full article in the Sept. 12 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

Magazine spotlights county’s economic allure

Magazine spotlights county’s economic allure

Santa Rosa County’s economic opportunities generated some extra publicity this summer. Arms crossed and a smile on his face, Santa Rosa County Economic Development Director Shannon Ogletree greeted readers from the cover of 850 Magazine alongside this splash headline: “Talent Tout, In Santa Rosa County, career instruction starts early—and that pleases Economic Development Director Shannon […]

UWF launches personal safety app for students

UWF launches personal safety app for students

This fall, the University of West Florida is launching UWF Guardian, a personal safety app that allows students rapid and proactive communication with the UWF Police Department and with the student’s own safety network of family and friends. “UWF Guardian is a great safety tool that the university has just initiated,” said Marc Cossich, chief […]

Logan Bush of Milton now part of Argonauts thanks to Team IMPACT

Logan Bush of Milton now part of Argonauts thanks to Team IMPACT

Logan Bush was asked by one of the University of West Florida football players to show off his touchdown dance during a news conference Thursday afternoon. He obliged, getting out in front of the crowd on hand and moving up and down and side to side, waving his arms in the air, drawing cheers from […]

University of West Florida launches Cybersecurity for All program

University of West Florida launches Cybersecurity for All program

Cybersecurity continues to be a growing career field for Florida, and the University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity is launching the Cybersecurity for All program in September to meet those workforce demands. The program is designed to enhance readiness for evolving cybersecurity work roles and address the critical shortage of cybersecurity professionals. Courses and […]

Local student receives RJ Young scholarship

Local student receives RJ Young scholarship

A local graduate has been selected as one of four recipients in the Southeast for RJ Young’s John T. Crunk Scholarship Program. Genevieve Edwards of Navarre will receive a boost from the scholarship funds as she pursues her degree at the University of West Florida.   Read the full article in the Aug. 15 issue […]

Director selected for new UWF AI doctorate program

Director selected for new UWF AI doctorate program

The University of West Florida (UWF) and the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) have announced the appointment of Dr. Kristen “Brent” Venable as the inaugural director of the Ph.D. in Intelligent Systems and Robotics program. UWF is partnering with IHMC for the program, which begins this fall.   Read the full article […]

What’s your exit strategy?

What’s your exit strategy?

More than one in three small-business owners (39%) plan to rely on selling their business to fund their retirement, according to a 2017 study by Capital One. Edward Jones financial advisor Monica Meyer said that trend is concerning because this is far from a reliable business exit strategy.   Read the full article in the […]

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