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UWF OEDE offers $5 million incentives for job creation

UWF OEDE offers $5 million incentives for job creation

Press release: The University of West Florida Office of Economic Development and Engagement is accepting applications for $5 million in job creation incentives. The funds, offered through the Industry Recruitment, Retention and Expansion Fund, were allocated by the Florida Legislature in 2011 to [...]

Superintendent calls for investigation of dump truck owner

Superintendent calls for investigation of dump truck owner

WUWF is reporting that Escambia County School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas wants an investigation into the fleet of vehicles, maintenance program and practices, and operator hiring practices of G. B. Green Construction Management. Last week a Green Construction's dump truck hit a school bus, [...]

UWF recognized for service to veterans with Purple Heart University honor

UWF recognized for service to veterans with Purple Heart University honor

Press release: The Military Order of the Purple Heart recognized the University of West Florida as a “Purple Heart University” at the UWF Military and Veterans Resource Center. The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the United States armed forces who are wounded in combat. The Military [...]

UWF Foundation announces $100,000 endowment from Partnership for Public Health

UWF Foundation announces $100,000 endowment from Partnership for Public Health

Press release: Partnership for Public Health, Inc. – a non-profit corporation with a mission to support local organizations interested in improving public health – recently established a $100,000 endowment to support the University of West Florida Master of Public Health program. The UWF [...]

PSC Warrington campus gets new leadership

PSC Warrington campus gets new leadership

Following a national search, Pensacola State College’s Director of Nursing Dusti Sluder has been selected as the Dean of the Warrington Campus, PSC President Edward Meadows announced. “Because of the BSN accreditation processes taking place this year and the need to get our new Assistant [...]

Florida Education Board approves record funding request

Florida Education Board approves record funding request

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The State Board of Education decided Wednesday to once again ask lawmakers for record per-student funding for public schools --- with the lion's share of the increase coming from local taxpayers. Board members unanimously approved a budget [...]

Pensacola Speaks: Pensacola State College and Japan-U.S. Military Program (JUMP) Pensacola

Pensacola Speaks:  Pensacola State College and Japan-U.S. Military Program (JUMP) Pensacola

On Pensacola Speaks, we will open with an interview with Dr. Ed Meadows, president of Pensacola State College. He will be fresh out of a press conference in which he will announcing the new dean and direction of the PSC Warrington campus. In the second half, we will interview Joe Vinson, [...]

Pensacola Speaks: Dr. Martha Saunders on UWF College of Health

Pensacola Speaks:  Dr. Martha Saunders on UWF College of Health

In the second half hour of "Pensacola Speaks" today, we will the University of West Florida's Provost and Executive Vice President, Dr. Martha Saunders. We will talk about the recently announced College of Health. Pensacola Speaks airs on News Talk 1370 WCOA Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. [...]

UWF named to ‘8 Awesome Schools You Never Knew Existed’ list

UWF named to  ‘8 Awesome Schools You Never Knew Existed’ list

CollegeTown.com ranked the University of West Florida at number four: As a long time Floridian, believe me when I say that most people give a confused stare when you mention University of West Florida. Dream of being a real life Scuba Steve? The beach location makes the school one of the best to [...]

Positives from the Escambia County School District

Positives from the Escambia County School District

Bratt Elementary Wins $1,000 Wellness Challenge Bratt Elementary School has been named the winner of the first annual Choose Wellness Challenge. The school was presented a $1,000 prize. The challenge was to see which school or major department could achieve the highest level of participation in [...]

Broward School District could owe $1.8 million for closed charter schools

Broward School District could owe $1.8 million for closed charter schools

The Sun-Sentinel reports that the Broward County School District may have to reimburse the state $1.8 million for two closed charter schools that failed to keep proper enrollment records for two years. Read more. The State Auditor General found the jointly owned charters schools could not verify [...]

PSC awarded $2.69 million for Student Support Services

PSC awarded $2.69 million for Student Support Services

Press Release: Pensacola State College has been awarded two highly competitive U.S. Department of Education TRiO Student Support Services grants totaling $2.69 million over five years. TRiO Student Support Services is a federally funded program to assist students who are first generation in [...]

UWF Football to impact Downtown, Beach Tourism

UWF Football to impact Downtown, Beach Tourism

By Duwayne Escobedo Picture full hotels on the beach. A bustling downtown. Packed restaurants. And, oh yeah, the University of West Florida Division II football team drawing record crowds in 2016 to the waterfront stadium on Pensacola Bay. Football coaches, sports administrators and the [...]

UWF Argos release 2016 football schedule

UWF Argos release 2016 football schedule

The University of West Florida football program has announced its schedule for the team's inaugural season in 2016. The schedule will feature eight games against Gulf South Conference opponents, which will be played after the team’s three non-conference games to begin the season. All of UWF’s [...]

UWF Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation has new director and vision

UWF Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation has new director and vision

Press Release: On June 1, 2015, Dr. Wade Jeffrey became director of the University of West Florida’s Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation. A veteran professor of the Center, Jeffrey first came to UWF as a research assistant in 1991, moving through a series of promotions before [...]

UWF and Escambia County School District prepare students for national cybersecurity competition

UWF and Escambia County School District prepare students for national cybersecurity competition

Press Release: The University of West Florida Department of Computer Science and Center for Cybersecurity will host an Air Force Association CyberCamp from Aug. 4 through 8, 2015. Two student teams from Pine Forest High School will participate in the camp. AFA CyberCamps were conceived to [...]

NC board approves schools after they cut ties with Newpoint

NC board approves schools after they cut ties with Newpoint

Last Friday, July 17, the North Carolina Charter Schools Advisory Board approved two new charter schools to open in 2016. The schools, Pine Springs Preparatory Academy and Cape Fear Preparatory Academy, had been originally hired Newpoint Education Partners (NEP) as their management [...]

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