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If you’re a newly-minted graduate, want to change careers, or just need a job, then you need to swing by Pensacola State College on Friday.

CareerSource EscaRosa is teaming up with PSC to host its annual Spring Job Fair, at the Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio, Building 23. It’s free and open to the public.

Morgan Cole, an outreach specialist with CareerSource EscaRosa, says that attendees will be able to network with firms who are actively seeking talented individuals to fill open positions.

The Pensacola Symphony closes its season  this Saturday, April 30th at 7:30pm in the Saenger Theatre.   Violinist Jennifer Frautschi  will join the orchestra for a  program of music by Bruch and Shostakovich.  Music Director Peter Rubardt and Dr. Hedi Salanki stopped by the WUWF studios to share some thoughts on the performance.  Hedi Salanki: It is hard to believe that it is time for the season finale. Peter Rubardt: That's right! It's been quite the season this year!

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Grammy-winning composer Eric Whitacre spent three days working as an artist in residence at the University of West Florida with students in the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities April 20-22.   

 

He conducted a rehearsal session with the UWF choir, participated in question-and-answer sessions and delivered the keynote address for the Downtown Lecture Series. 

 

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More than 180 exhibits representing the gamut of research were on display Thursday at the University of West Florida Student Scholars Symposium.

The annual event held at the UWF Field House highlights the creative and scholarly work of graduate students, undergraduate students and faculty at the University.

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April 24-30 is the inaugural National Reentry Week in the federal prison system, which is aimed at helping released inmates transition back into society.

President Obama made the announcement during his weekly radio address on Saturday.

“Every year, more than 600,000 people are released from prison,” said the President. “We need to ensure that they’re prepared to reenter society and become productive, contributing members of their families and communities. And, maybe even role models.”

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The Southeastern Teen Shakespeare Company, or SETSCO,  will perform Henry IV Part 1 April 28 through May 1 at the Pensacola Opera Center.

City of Pensacola

Registration is underway for the 2016 Pensacola Citizens’ Academy. The academy is a nine-week look at city government and its departments and it kicks off May 17 and goes through July 12. The course is free, and interactive.

“Totally hands-on, meaning it’s not just sitting around and listening to talking heads,” said organizer Helen Gibson. “We’ve got tours, we’ve got demonstrations.”

The concept is from the city’s Neighborhood Division. When Ashton Hayward was elected mayor in 2010, he made the academies a priority.

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Ira Flatow visited Pensacola Sunday through Wednesday and gave a lecture at the Historic Museum of Commerce on Tuesday. (Did you miss it? You can watch the whole thing HERE!) While in Pensacola he toured the National Museum of Naval Aviation, Gulf Islands National Seashore, the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, and, of course, WUWF.

Earth Day Pensacola

The 46th  anniversary of Earth Day is being celebrated at events taking place across the country this 

weekend. Locally observances are set for Saturday.

The Okaloosa County Earth Day Beach Cleanup will be held from 8-10 a.m. Cleanup will take place at Beasley Park and Beach on Okaloosa Island, and Henderson Beach State Park in Destin. The annual Earth Day Pensacola celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bayview Park.

The theme for this year is Energy, Transportation & Sustainability.

University of West Florida

Governor Rick Scott replaced two members of the 13-member University of West Florida’s Board of Trustees which appears to be related to attempts to expand industry statewide.

Garrett Walton, the CEO of Rebuild Northwest Florida and Susan O’Connor, president of O'Connor Management Group, have been succeeded by Greg Britton, CEO of Fort Walton Machining, and Bob Sires, founder and CEO of Bay State Cable Tires in Crestview.

Walton says higher education is undergoing a major transformation.

 

 

  Students in the University of West Florida’s Department of English have recently gotten the opportunity to present their research at prestigious conferences across the country. 

 

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 The Florida Public Archaeology Network kicked off its “Beyond Our Backyard: Archaeology Around the World” lecture series in March with a presentation about the importance of four historic shipwrecks.  

 

Dr. Greg Cook, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of West Florida, gave a lecture entitled “Maritime Connections in the Atlantic World from the Perspectives of Four Shipwrecks.”

 

It was the first of three lectures that is being presented by FPAN in celebration of Florida Archaeology Month. 

 

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The 2016 UWF Faculty ADVANCE Showcase, held April 8, offered a chance not only to reflect on the program’s achievements in growing the ranks of women in fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, but also to look toward the future.

 

 

In 2011, UWF received a five-year ADVANCE grant from the National Science Foundation to “enhance a supportive and inclusive culture for recruiting, retaining and advancing women faculty in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).”

 

In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper discusses the UWF Student Scholar Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase that took place at the University’s Field House on Thursday and featured “scholarly and creative works produced through collaboration between UWF students and faculty.”

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Senator Bill Nelson is filing legislation that would provide the $1.9 billion that President Obama says is needed to fight the spread of the Zika virus. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 358 Zika cases in the United States as of Tuesday. Agency Director Thomas Frieden recently told Fox News that their largest concern is how Zika may affect pregnant women.

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