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University of West Florida Upcoming Events, Feb. 23 – March 1

University of West Florida Upcoming Events, Feb. 23 – March 1

Inclusion Series Spotlight: Dr. Augusta Simon Date: Tuesday, Feb. 25 Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Argonaut Athletic Club, UWF Field House Details: UWF alumna Dr. Augusta Simon will be the featured speaker during the next Inclusion Series Spotlight. As a UWF Honors student Dr. Simon helped found [...]

FSU alum finds country’s oldest fort

FSU alum finds country’s oldest fort

In an announcement likely to rewrite the book on early colonization of the New World, two researchers this past week said they have discovered the oldest fortified settlement ever found in North America. Speaking at an international conference on France at Florida State University, the pair [...]

League of Women Voters responds to proposed private school scholarship expansion

League of Women Voters responds to proposed private school scholarship expansion

On Thursday, a massive expansion of Florida's voucher system was filed in the state legislature, a plan that could defund public schools and divert millions of taxpayer dollars to private institutions with little accountability. The proposal (PCB FTSC 14-02), allows sales tax revenue to be sent to [...]

Vouchers are back on legislative agenda

Vouchers are back on legislative agenda

By Brandon Larrabee, The News Service of Florida The "massive expansion" of Florida's de facto voucher system promised by House Speaker Will Weatherford was filed Thursday, setting up what is expected to be one of the most-contentious education battles of the 2014 legislative session. Under [...]

Columbia Southern student awarded Olympic sportmanship honor

Columbia Southern student awarded Olympic sportmanship honor

Tracy Barnes is enigma in today’s sports world. This elite athlete who has competed in the biathlon on a world-class level for the past 11 years did the unthinkable. She gave up her spot on the United States Olympic team...to her twin sister. So it was Lanny Barnes, not Tracy, that competed [...]

Frank White appointed to Pensacola State College District Board of Trustees

Frank White appointed to Pensacola State College District Board of Trustees

Gov. Rick Scott's office announced today that IN Rising Star Frank White has appointed by Gov. Scott to the Pensacola State College District Board of Trustees. White is the general counsel and a business analyst at Sandy Sansing Dealerships and co-founder of CollegeFrog. Other appointees are [...]

INYR Interview: Commissioner Barry gives details of 4-H deal

INYR Interview: Commissioner Barry gives details of 4-H deal

Yesterday Commissioner Steven Barry talked on IN Your Head Radio about the details of the compromise he and a subcommittee have worked out for 4-H in Escambia County. The proposal, which still has to be approved by the 4-H Foundation, is to purchase two parcels in the Molino area, combined 108 [...]

Commissioner Valentino joins Superintendent Malcolm Thomas for meeting on WMS

Commissioner Valentino joins Superintendent Malcolm Thomas for meeting on WMS

Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino and Superintendent Malcolm Thomas, Escambia County School District, will hold a community meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Warrington Middle School, 450 South Old Corry Field Road, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Residents are invited to discuss what we can [...]

Magic Johnson Speaks to the Heart of the Community

Where: The Blue Wahoos Stadium Today: 2-5 p.m., Feb. 17 Here is the latest line-up of speakers: Cumulus Radio Personality Linda “Sonshine” Moorer , the moderator of the event Capt. Keith Hoskins, Commanding Officer, Naval Air Station Pensacola, will handle the pledge. Clery: [...]

UWF names Michael Myhre as the New Florida SBDC Network State Director

UWF names Michael Myhre as the New Florida SBDC Network State Director

FSBDCN State Office: The Florida SBDC Network is pleased to announce the University of West Florida's selection of Michael W. Myhre as the new Network State Director. In this role, Myhre will lead the statewide network of more than 40 offices and close to 250 employees, providing strategic vision [...]

SUBWAY High School All-Star Soccer set for Feb. 20

SUBWAY High School All-Star Soccer set for Feb. 20

The SUBWAY High School All-Star Series 2013-14 season presented by the Andrews Institute continues Thursday, Feb. 20 with the SUBWAY All-Star Soccer Games at the Ashton Brosnaham Complex in Pensacola. The girl’s game will begin at 5 p.m. with the boy’s game immediately following. Both games [...]

Performance funding for Florida universities: will it hurt higher education

Performance funding for Florida universities: will it hurt higher education

By Brandon Larrabee, The News Service of Florida Lawmakers will consider a plan this spring that would fund the state's 12 universities based in part on performance, a move that could see some universities lose money and others gain it. The new model would divvy up $80 million of the system's [...]

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