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U.S. presidential advisor to speak at UWF

February 4, 2016

The University of West Florida announced today Dr. Freeman Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will be the keynote speaker for Black History Month. The lecture will take place on Feb. 25…

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New UWF study finds LEO support for body cameras

January 27, 2016

A first-of-its-kind study conducted by researchers at the University of West Florida and Florida Atlantic University has found that officer use of body-worn cameras (BWCs) enjoys strong support among law enforcement officials. The paper, “Police-Worn Body…

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Disney grant helps Pensacola MESS Hall expand outreach

January 26, 2016

The Pensacola MESS Hall is partnering with Global Learning Academy to plant the seeds of creativity through hands on science activities with T-E-C (Tinker-Explore-Create) Studio. This program is supported by Disney, through a Creativity Garden grant,…

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Gov. Scott appoints Baker and Cleveland to UWF Board

January 25, 2016

The News Service of Florida reports these appointments by Gov. Rick Scott: RICHARD BAKER AND DAVID CLEVELAND have been appointed by the university system’s Board of Governors to the University of West Florida Board of Trustees.…

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CyberThon coming this weekend

January 19, 2016

With a focus on feeding the increasingly high demand for skilled workers in the cybersecurity field, local and regional technology leaders are teaming up for a second annual CyberThon event. Set for Jan. 22-24 at the…

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Studers offer $50,000 for best early learning ideas

January 18, 2016

TO: Escambia County FROM: Quint and Rishy Studer RE: Kindergarten readiness Each year in Escambia County about 1,000 children enter kindergarten unprepared. One out of three children show up behind from day one. Rishy and I…

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2015 Graduation rates jump up dramatically

January 5, 2016

The Florida Department of Education released its graduation rates for the 2014-15 school year. They showed a dramatic improvement for Escambia County in the rate for African American students -improving by 12 percentage points. Whites 2014…

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UWF launches Undergraduate Board Fellows Program

January 5, 2016

The University of West Florida Division of Student Affairs recently launched the Undergraduate Board Fellows Program, a volunteer opportunity for students to become involved with local nonprofit organizations. After being matched with a board mentor, students…