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Court cuts off former PSC professor in firing case

From News Service of Florida: Describing him as a "poster-child for vexatious litigants,'' the 1st District Court of Appeal this week ordered a former Pensacola State College professor to stop filing motions in an already-decided case about his firing. A three-judge panel also threatened to [...]

Escambia Youth Justice Coalition meets tonight

Escambia Youth Justice Coalition meets tonight

Escambia Youth Justice Coalition (EYJC) is meeting tonight. Action and discussion items include: 1. Set up a meeting with the superintendent and ask for : --the data on Escambia's PBS schools (there are 20 or so); --more African-American members on the school PBS leadership [...]

FSU loses BCS graduation championship

FSU loses BCS graduation championship

The University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Study of Race and Equity analyzed the graduation rates each of the football teams participating in the 2014 Bowl Championship Series. Florida State finished at the bottom (37%), Stafford at the top (82%). Alabama came in second at 53, followed by [...]

Escambia graduation rate up, but still below state rate

Escambia graduation rate up, but still below state rate

More high school students received diplomas this year in Florida, according to a report released yesterday by the Florida Department of Education. FDOE shows 75.6 percent of Florida's high school seniors graduated this year. That's up ten percent from 2009 when Florida's graduation rates were [...]

UWF establishes Early American Studies program, reflecting Pensacola’s history

UWF establishes Early American Studies program, reflecting Pensacola’s history

The University of West Florida Department of History recently developed a graduate program offering a comprehensive look at Early American studies, with a special emphasis on the American Southeast and the Caribbean. “Since Pensacola was always a bitterly contested epicenter of international [...]

UWF President Judy Bense honored by FSU Alumni Association

UWF President Judy Bense honored by FSU Alumni Association

University of West Florida President Judy Bense has been recognized by Florida State University as a “Grad Made Good,” the highest award given to alumni by the Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa and the FSU Alumni Association. She was recently presented with the award during the annual FSU Alumni [...]

Buzz: Push for Catholic vs. West Florida High game to be played at maritime stadium

Buzz: Push for Catholic vs. West Florida High game to be played at maritime stadium

West Florida and Catholic will face off this Friday to see which team advances in the Florida 5A football playoffs. The Catholic Crusaders won their earlier match, 31-13, before a crowd of over 6,000 fans at West Florida High's Marlon L. Bullock Field, on Woodham Middle School campus. The [...]

Fraud at school cafeterias

Fraud at school cafeterias

Now we know why the Escambia County Public School District set up a toll-free fraud hotline. The daily newspaper reports that an outside audit of the district's free and reduced lunch program has revealed that at least two schools--Tate High School and Ferry Pass Elementary-- were reimbursed by the [...]

UWF Downtown Lecture Series to present Dr. Carol Tavris on Nov. 19

UWF Downtown Lecture Series to present Dr. Carol Tavris on Nov. 19

The University of West Florida College of Arts & Sciences will host author and social psychologist, Dr. Carol Tavris, as guest speaker for the next UWF Downtown: A Lecture Series Honoring the Arts and Humanities event. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the Pensacola Little Theatre, [...]

UWF General Counsel no longer counsel, shifted to assistant to provost

UWF General Counsel no longer counsel, shifted to assistant to provost

By Jesse Farthing Lee Gore, who was heading up the University of West Florida Office of the General Counsel, has been terminated from that position, as of Oct. 31, for failing to become a member of the Florida Bar before his contractual deadline for doing so was up. Last summer, Independent [...]

Report: First Eight Years Indicate a Child’s Success

Report: First Eight Years Indicate a Child’s Success

By Stephanie Carroll Carson, Florida News Connection TAMPA, Fla. - Third grade is the crossroads of a child's educational future, according to a report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The analysis found that a majority of pupils, 64 percent, are not on track with cognitive [...]

Harper and Gilley honored

The Florida Small Business Development Center Network has honored Dr. Rick Harper, Executive Director of the Office of Economic Development and Engagement at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, and Janice Perkins-Gilley, Assistant Vice President of Government and Community Relations at UWF [...]

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