Business Education

Chicken biscuits vs. UWF Downtown Campus

July 15, 2015

In September 2013, Mayor Ashton Hayward wanted to award the airport food concessions contract to OHM Concessions, which agreed to bring Chick-Fil-A to the airport. The economic value to the taxpayers was $100,000 in revenue for…

Education

Court looks at allowing guns in university housing

July 8, 2015

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After a high-profile legislative debate this spring about concealed weapons on college campuses, a state appeals court is poised to hear arguments in a dispute about whether guns…

Education

UWF Foundation announces 2015-2016 Board of Directors

July 7, 2015

UWF Foundation announces 2015-2016 Board of Directors Press Release: The University of West Florida Foundation, Inc., today announced its 2015-2016 Board of Directors, as new members were appointed to four-year terms beginning July 1, 2015. “We…

Education

PSC Names New Head Softball Coach: Lyndsey Angus

July 1, 2015

Press Release: Pensacola State College has named Lyndsey Angus as the new head softball coach, Athletic Director Bill Hamilton announced today. Currently on the University of New Mexico’s Lobo softball staff, she will begin her career…

Education

UWF moves up to fifth in performance

June 22, 2015

The University of West Florida has jumped from 12th to 5th in the state’s performance based funding (PBF) measurement system. Dr. Judy Bense sent out this letter: Dear Colleagues, In 2014, the Florida Board of Governors…

Education

School enrollment is flat in Escambia County

June 17, 2015

Less than year after Escambia County voters approved an extension of the sales tax for public schools–and two weeks after he pre-filed for a third term, Superintendent Malcolm Thomas is ready to launch a huge construction…

Education

Brevard School Board selects new superintendent

June 17, 2015

Most large school districts in Florida have an appointed school superintendents. Escambia County is the largest district that still elects its school leader. Yesterday, the Brevard County School Board picked Desmond Blackburn to be the new…

Newpoint Investigation

Newpoint teachers told to find lawyers

June 16, 2015

Yesterday, the Escambia County School Board held a workshop. A former Newpoint teacher attended and reported on the discussion to his fellow teachers. The email was share with me: I attended the working group that started…

Education

District trails state averages on EOC assessments

June 13, 2015

The Florida Department of Education released the first set of standardized test results late Friday afternoon from the spring testing administration. Among the tests were the fifth and eighth grade science exams and end of course…

Education

AFCEA Pensacola Chapter Awards Ten College Scholarships

June 10, 2015

Press Release: The AFCEA Blue Angels Pensacola Chapter has announced recipients of the 2015 STEM scholarship for graduating high school seniors. Funds for these scholarships were a result of tremendous community support and sponsorship of the…