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Good news from the blog, Sept. 26

September 26, 2015

Pensacola Children’s Museum adds private, themed birthday parties for kids

Pensacola Children’s Museum adds private, themed birthday parties for kids

Press release: The University of West Florida Historic Trust announces the addition of pirate and princess themed birthday parties at the Pensacola Children’s Museum. This new service offers parents or guardians a hassle-free birthday option that also enables little pirates and princesses to []

PSC: Broadway’s Next H!T Musical on Sept. 29

PSC: Broadway’s Next H!T Musical on Sept. 29

Press release: The hilarious “Broadway’s Next H!T Musical” is presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Pensacola State College’s Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Building 8, on the Pensacola campus. “Broadway’s Next H!T Musical” is New York City’s only original, unscripted []

StudioAmped announces concert schedule

StudioAmped announces concert schedule

Press release: WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast, will record the eighth season of “StudioAmped”—the televised concert series featuring regional bands and their original music—at the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio for two weeks beginning Sept. 28. Nine performances will be recorded []

Sacred Heart to build new Children’s Hospital

Sacred Heart to build new Children’s Hospital

Press release: Sacred Heart Health System has announced plans to care for a new generation of children with construction starting in early 2016 of a new five-story Children’s Hospital, along with a major expansion to women’s services. The Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart is the []

UWF announces new alumni board

UWF announces new alumni board

Press release: The University of West Florida Alumni Association recently announced its 2015-2016 National Alumni Board of Directors. The Board consists of 11 members: Joel Balistreri ’98, Brett Barrow ’87, Jeff Bedenbaugh ’92 & ’02, Sonya Daniel ’14, Jennifer Hammond ’93 & ’95, []

President to address Panhandle Tiger Bay Club….’Jefferson,’ not Obama

President to address Panhandle Tiger Bay Club….’Jefferson,’ not Obama

Press release: “President Thomas Jefferson” to address the Panhandle Tiger Bay Club on Saturday, Sept. 26! As we look forward to the 2016 elections, who better to explain what the founders of our nation intended than Thomas Jefferson, the man who was the primary author of the Declaration []

UWF men’s soccer makes Top 20

UWF men’s soccer makes Top 20

Press release: The University of West Florida men’s soccer team moved up in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America rankings on Tuesday, leaping eight spots to No. 17. With Gulf South Conference play beginning this weekend, West Florida remains perfect at 5-0 after most recently []

History: Philip D. Beall Sr. Memorial Bridge

History: Philip D. Beall Sr. Memorial Bridge

With all the discussion of the $600-million replacement for the bridge that connects Pensacola and Gulf Breeze, I thought you might enjoy reading this “Public Record” column on the official name for the current one. This was first published in Inweekly on Oct. 28, 2010: The bridge that spans []

Free entrance to all National Parks on Saturday

Free entrance to all National Parks on Saturday

Press release: This Saturday, September 26, celebrate National Public Lands Day by heading to a national park to play, learn, serve, or work. The 22nd annual event will feature free admission to every National Park Service site, as well as special activities and volunteer work projects across the []

Pensacola Sports Association honored

Pensacola Sports Association honored

Press release: The Florida Sports Foundation (FSF) recently honored Executive Director Ray Palmer and the Pensacola Sports Association (PSA) with a 2015 Florida Sports Leadership Award. The organization was recognized for its commitment to enhancing the Pensacola sports scene, for promoting health, []

Send nominations for National Philanthropy Day

Send nominations for National Philanthropy Day

The Association of Fundraising Professionals West Florida Chapter has announced that nominations for the 2015 National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon are now open. The 2014 winners included The Bear Family Foundation; Buzz Ritchie; St. Ann Catholic Parish; and Dr. Randall Williams (posthumously). []

UWF Innovation Institute continues CoderDoJo movement and hosts programming classes for kids

UWF Innovation Institute continues CoderDoJo movement and hosts programming classes for kids

Press release: University of West Florida Innovation Institute is hosting a CoderDojo programming class for kids, ages 7-17, to engage in a fun learning experience, where they will learn how to code and develop apps, websites, games and more. CoderDojo is an open source, volunteer-led []

Gannett tackles political corruption across the state

Gannett tackles political corruption across the state

Gannett, owner of the Pensacola News Journal and several other newspapers in Florida, has proposed an anti-corruption bill for 2016 Florida legislative session. Twenty state attorneys are also supporting the bill. The newspaper chain writes, “After years of covering corruption and editorializing []

Favor House: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Favor House: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

FavorHouse is hosting open house and awareness event 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 1 at the FavorHouse Counseling Center, 2001 W. Blount St. “Stand against Domestic Violence Light our Community purple” seeks to increase awareness of the toll domestic violence takes on our community. They want to []

Pensacola State receives $250,000 scholarship endowment

Pensacola State receives $250,000 scholarship endowment

Press release: The Pensacola State College Foundation received a $250,000 gift to establish the Marjan Mazza Business and Management Endowed Scholarship at Pensacola State College. This is the first PSC endowed scholarship that specifically supports students seeking baccalaureate []

State of the University of West Florida

State of the University of West Florida

Press release: University of West Florida President Judith Bense presented the 2015 State of the University address today, providing an update on the University’s recent accomplishments, as well as priorities and initiatives for the 2015-16 academic year. Bense began her address with a []

Escambia County Neighborhood Cleanups handle 125 tons of debris

Escambia County Neighborhood Cleanups handle 125 tons of debris

As part of its continuing effort to help keep local neighborhoods and communities clean and safe, Escambia County recently announced that it has collected and disposed of more than 125 tons (250,320 pounds) of debris during this year’s neighborhood cleanup program. The initiative involves an []

Pensacola State College makes Top 100 list

Press release: Pensacola State College is listed in the Top 100 Associate Degree Producers in the nation for the seventh straight year, according to Community College Week magazine. In the Aug. 31, 2015 issue, Community College Week also ranks PSC in Top 50 lists for granting associate degrees []

 

 

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