Education

New HAAS Center announced

December 3, 2015

The University of West Florida Center for Research and Economic Opportunity recently announced Zachary Jenkins as the new director of the Haas Center. Jenkins will lead the research and consulting office beginning Dec. 7. “Zach’s academic…

Education

PSC Holiday Experience, Dec. 1 (podcast)

November 24, 2015

Press Release: PSC Holiday Experience Benefits Students and Programs All aboard the Holiday Express! Your destination is a new, one-of-a-kind Holiday Experience at Pensacola State College at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1. Your journey will be…

Education

UWF to host keynote speaker about living mentally well

November 13, 2015

Press Release: The University of West Florida’s Counseling and Psychological Services will host “Cracked, Not Broken – The Kevin Hines Story” on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. in the University Commons Auditorium, Building 22, on…

Education

Local College Financial Scorecard

November 2, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education has released its annual college scorecard. Virginia College-Pensacola campus didn’t fare too well. It has the highest average annual cost ($18,211) and the lowest salary after attending ($26,400). Three of every…

Education

Inside hazing

October 30, 2015

In today’s daily newspaper, School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas described the incident involving West Florida High football players on a school bus as hazing. The father of one of the victims, a JV football player, told the…

Education

Viewpoint: Why Tuition-Free College Makes Sense

October 29, 2015

by Lawrence S. Wittner The issue of making college tuition-free has recently come to the fore in American politics, largely because the two leading contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, have…

Education

Literary crisis should be a priority

October 28, 2015

The National Center for Education Statistics today released the Nation’s Report Card on mathematics and reading assessment findings across the country for fourth and eighth grade students. Compared to 2013, eighth grade students saw two point…

Education

Pensacola artist shines in Buffalo

October 28, 2015

Pensacola native Morgan Arnett enrolled this summer into the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Buffalo. Her work has been featured at Center for the Art’s “Say Hello to our New MFAs” exhibit…

Education

Today on Pensacola Speaks

October 26, 2015

On News Talk 1370 WCOA, I will interview Mica Hughes-Harrell, UWF Director of Wellness Services, on The Red Flag Campaign, national initiative to raise awareness of dating violence on college campuses. I will also talk with…

Education

Podcasts: UWF Historic Trust and Chasing the Cheese

October 26, 2015

On Friday, I had interviewed Rob Overton, executive director of the University of West Florida Historic Trust. He talked about the newly announced interpretative master plan for downtown Pensacola’s historic district. I also spoke with Nathan…

Education

PSC Visual Arts Instructor Wins National Merit Award

October 26, 2015

Pensacola State College Visual Arts Instructor Linh O’Briant recently received a Merit Award in the 2015 SEGD Global Design Awards program. O’Briant’s recognition from the Society for Experiential Graphic Design was for her participation in a…

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Podcast: Bergosh floored by Pell Grant $500K blunder

October 16, 2015

On Wednesday, we reported that the Escambia County School District had mishandled Pell Grant disbursements and will have to pay back to the U.S. Department of Education $506,456. School Board member Jeff Bergosh said that he…