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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 […]

Raider baseball players appear in all-star game

Raider baseball players appear in all-star game

Although two Navarre Raiders pitched scoreless innings Wednesday night in the Subway All-Star Baseball Game at the University of West Florida’s Jim Spooner Field, the East fell 8-5 to the West last Wednesday night. Kaleb Hellard and Cameron Terrian worked an inning apiece on the mound for the East, but Terrian got extra time at a position he hasn’t played for years. Terrian was […]

Softball players make most of all-star opportunity

Softball players make most of all-star opportunity

They were asked to get together and take one more picture late Thursday night at the UWF Softball Complex in Pensacola, their last one as high school athletes. Navarre’s Kallie Anderson, Emily Cannington and Lakin Grindland obliged. Their smiles spoke volumes about the friendship they share and the enjoyment they had playing in the Subway […]

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 – […]

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, […]

UWF 2018 Job Shadow Week provides students hands-on experience

UWF 2018 Job Shadow Week provides students hands-on experience

A record number of students participated in the University of West Florida’s 2018 Job Shadow Week this year. A total of 53 students participated, with career interests spanning a variety of industries including hospitality, marketing, environmental science, finance and accounting, business, health care, government and more. Read the full article in the April 19 issue […]

Levin gifts $8 million estate to UWF

Levin gifts $8 million estate to UWF

  In a historic donation, Pensacola-based attorney Fred Levin announced Friday the gift of his multimillion-dollar home and estate to the University of West Florida. The 7,500-square-foot waterfront home, located on Bayou Texar, is known as Timeless Tanglewood. The donation also includes much of the renovated home’s contents, including works of art and collectors’ items. […]

UWF funding campaign smashes $50 million goal

UWF funding campaign smashes $50 million goal

After 50 years, $50 million was just not enough. The University of West Florida celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a goal-smashing $64.4 million Capital Campaign, raised by almost 20,000 donors, including 55 planned gifts and nearly $18 million in scholarships. “We are truly grateful for the generosity of the community we serve, the alumni we […]

UWF breaks ground on Laboratory Sciences Annex

UWF breaks ground on Laboratory Sciences Annex

The University of West Florida Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering broke ground Jan. 5 on a Laboratory Sciences Annex, which will be connected to the Life Sciences Laboratory on the Pensacola campus to provide additional space for classroom and wet research lab needs. The $26.26 million, state-of-the-art facility, comprising 52,790 gross square feet, […]

UWF closes out regular season Saturday against Wolves

UWF closes out regular season Saturday against Wolves

The University of West Florida football team wraps up the regular season with a road game against West Georgia Saturday afternoon. Already assured of the first winning season in program history, the Argonauts (6-3) go into the 2 p.m. EST Gulf South Conference showdown with an outside shot of making the NCAA Division II playoffs. […]

Pen Air gives UWF million dollars for field

Pen Air gives UWF million dollars for field

What’s the name of a field worth? Apparently a million dollars. Pen Air Federal Credit Union took its partnership with the University of West Florida to another level Wednesday morning with a $1 million gift to the Pensacola school. In doing so, the artificial turf field, which is expected to one day be the site […]

Anniversary nears for Oriskany dive site

Anniversary nears for Oriskany dive site

No plans are in place yet to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the reefing of the USS Oriskany in Pensacola, but there is no question the world’s largest artificial reef site has been a popular location for divers to explore in the last decade. Official numbers are no longer kept but a study done by […]

8 headed to state science fair from Holley-Navarre Middle School

8 headed to state science fair from Holley-Navarre Middle School

Mary Beloat didn’t even place in the science fair a year ago. The seventh-grader at Holley-Navarre Middle School has a different story this year. She is one of eight students from the school who is headed to the state science fair in Orlando. Beloat took first place in the Chemistry category at the regional science […]

UWF receives historic $5 million gift

UWF receives historic $5 million gift

The University of West Florida received the largest gift from a living donor in its history on Jan. 19. Longtime supporter Harold E. ‘Hal’ Marcus allocated $5 million to the College of Science and Engineering. The college will be named the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering in his honor, marking it the university’s […]

Mother Nature doesn’t put damper on all-star experience

Mother Nature doesn’t put damper on all-star experience

Billy Unterbrink was hanging out in the dugout playing on his cellphone and chatting with teammates during a lightning delay in Thursday’s Subway High School All-Star Baseball game at the University of West Florida’s Jim Spooner Field. Unterbrink, the lone representative from Navarre on the East team, was hoping for a chance to play, but […]

Salutatorian’s goodbye bittersweet

Salutatorian’s goodbye bittersweet

Abigail Allgood will miss the electricity of marching into Bennett C. Russell Stadium before football games when she starts at the University of West Florida this fall. The trumpet player said marching band played a big part in her high school career, and while UWF doesn’t offer a program, Navarre High School’s salutatorian will minor in music. […]

UWF, Seashore discuss possible land swap

UWF, Seashore discuss possible land swap

The National Park Service’s Gulf Islands National Seashore (GUIS) and the University of West Florida (UWF) Sept. 30 entered into a five-year cooperative agreement which will temporarily provide available office space and housing to the school. Additionally, talks continue about a possible land swap which could potentially provide UWF with a permanent facility located on […]

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 […]