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Haas Center: Fewer Payday loans than earlier study reported

Haas Center: Fewer Payday loans than earlier study reported

The University of West Florida Haas Center for Business Research & Economic Development recently completed research that shows that Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Bay counties produce fewer payday loans per person than the state does as a whole. The new study contradicts earlier reports from [...]

UWF Trustees approve collective bargaining agreement

UWF Trustees approve collective bargaining agreement

The University of West Florida Board of Trustees unanimously voted to ratify the 2014-17 Collective Bargaining Agreement today during its quarterly meeting. This follows 16 months of negotiations between UWF and faculty members represented by the United Faculty of Florida. On Wednesday, Dec. 3, [...]

Breaking news: UWF faculty vote to ratify collective bargaining agreement

Breaking news: UWF faculty vote to ratify collective bargaining agreement

Yesterday afternoon, Jonathan Fink, the vice president for Bargaining and Chief Negotiator for the University of West Florida faculty, notified his colleagues that the union had voted unanimously, 82-0, to ratify the 2014-2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement. "We believe this contract has many [...]

Viewpoint: Income Distribution

Viewpoint: Income Distribution

By Dr. Rick Harper Executive Director, Office of Economic Development & Engagement University of West Florida Increased global trade and improvements in technology contribute strongly to greater household incomes around the world. But the improvements aren’t uniform either across nations or [...]

UWF hosts panel discussion on Japan, Nov. 6

UWF hosts panel discussion on Japan, Nov. 6

The University of West Florida will host an international outreach event titled, “Walk in America, Talk on Japan: We Are Tomodachi,” on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in the UWF Conference Center. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of a grassroots [...]

Florida Chamber honors Town of Century

Florida Chamber honors Town of Century

The Town of Century will be honored with a Six Pillars Award on Monday, October 20, the Florida Chamber Foundation announced today. The award will be presented for the completion of the Century Town strategic plan to help their community create jobs and opportunities for business and families. The [...]

UWF creates University College to enhance student success, support and professional readiness

UWF creates University College to enhance student success, support and professional readiness

The University of West Florida recently launched University College to enhance the effectiveness of student support services by streamlining programs into one comprehensive unit. The college consists of academic programs, including the Kugelman Honors Program and General Studies Program, as well as [...]

UWF students engage in the nation’s largest annual day of service

UWF students engage in the nation’s largest annual day of service

In observance of Sept. 11, 2001, University of West Florida students are participating in this year’s 9/11 National Day of Service by volunteering their time at eight local area nonprofit organizations. The service day will begin tomorrow, Sept. 11 at 8:15 a.m. 9/11 Day is the nation’s [...]

UWF public relations students win top FPRA state award

UWF public relations students win top FPRA state award

Ten public relations students from the University of West Florida were recently honored with a Golden Image Award and a Grand All Golden Image Award from the Florida Public Relations Association for their rebranding campaign for the Imogene Theatre in Milton. The awards were presented at the [...]

Harper joins Studer Institute

Harper joins Studer Institute

The Studer Institute and the University of West Florida have created a partnership that will allow Rick Harper, the University of West Florida’s assistant vice president of economic development, to become Director of the Institute. The Institute’s President and CEO Randy Hammer announced [...]

Gaetz touts FY 2014-15 state budget

Gaetz touts FY 2014-15 state budget

Today, Governor Rick Scott signed the state’s FY 2014-2015 budget which makes substantial investments in Bay, Escambia, Holmes, Jackson, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton, and Washington Counties in Northwest Florida. Niceville Republican Don Gaetz, who was serving as president of the Senate [...]

UWF president responds to faculty senate request for pay raise

UWF president responds to faculty senate request for pay raise

Dear Colleagues: I sincerely regret that my schedule did not allow for my attendance at the May 9 Faculty Senate meeting. I chair the Florida Public Archeology Network Board and this statewide board only meets one time per year. We have had the meeting set for an entire year. Please forgive my [...]

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