A teacher speaks out: ‘A’ penalty for schools

May 19, 2014

We received this viewpoint via email. The author asked to be anonymous out of fear of repercussions. I’m running it because it expresses concerns without attacking any one person or persons. For other teachers in the…


UWF takes $3.8 million budget hit

May 5, 2014

This letter was sent by UWF President Judy Bense to her faculty and staff: Dear Campus Community, I wish to extend my well wishes to everyone impacted by the storm last Tuesday night. It was a…


University of West Florida host Presidential Town Hall

April 29, 2014

WHAT: UWF President Judy Bense will host a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, April 30 to discuss the outcomes of the Florida Legislative session. WHEN: Wednesday, April 30 TIME: 10 a.m. WHERE: University Commons Auditorium, Building…

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UWF to host opening ceremony of Confucius Institute

April 28, 2014

This Friday, the University of West Florida is hosting a Chinese delegation in celebration of the opening of the UWF Confucius Institute. The guests include representatives from the Chinese Consulate General in Houston, Northwest Normal University…


Economic development expert lecture at UWF cancelled

March 31, 2014

Dr. James Johnson’s lecture scheduled at UWF on Monday, March 31 at 6 p.m. is cancelled. ​Details related to rescheduling will be released when they become available.​ For additional information, contact…

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School Vouchers are back

March 31, 2014

By Brandon Larrabee, The News Service of Florida An attempt to revive a sweeping expansion of the state’s de facto voucher system passed a House subcommittee on a party-line vote Friday, setting up a potential showdown…


University of West Florida Upcoming Events, March 16-21

March 16, 2014

‘Positive Aging, Proactive Planning, Purposeful Living’ Date: Monday, March 17 Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Gadsden Street United Methodist Church, 901 E. Gadsden Street, Pensacola Details: Dr. Rodney Guttmann, Director of UWF Center on…


Inside Warrington Middle School ‘revival’ meeting

February 26, 2014

Yesterday Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas and County Commissioner Gene Valentino held a town hall meeting to reportedly come up with solutions to revive Warrington Middle School, the 10th worst middle school in the entire state…