WUWF Staff

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Press Release from the University of West Florida:

The University of West Florida formally installed Dr. Martha Saunders as its sixth president during the inauguration ceremony held on April 21 at the UWF Center for Fine and Performing Arts.

“The inauguration of a new president is really a celebration of the university she serves,” Saunders said.

It’s time for the Pensacola Symphony’s annual Russian Spectacular concert, which will take place this Saturday April 1 at 7:30 p.m. on the stage of the Saenger Theatre.  Guest conductor William Eddins will lead works by Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Tchaikovsky.  PSO Music director Peter Rubardt caught up with Eddins on the phone late last week to talk about Russian music, the fifth symphony of Tchaikovsky, and what it’s like to be a guest conductor. 

The Pensacola Symphony returns to the stage of the Saenger Theatre for a very special performance this Saturday, March 4th at 7:30pm.  A single piece is on the program: Mahler's epic third symphony.  Music Director Peter Rubardt and UWF professor Dr.

The Pensacola Symphony returns to the stage of the Saenger Theatre this Saturday, January 14th, at 7:30pm.  Pianist Jon Nakamatsu will join the orchestra for the annual “Beethoven and Blue Jeans” concert.   Music Director Peter Rubardt and UWF professor Dr. Hedi Salanki stopped by the WUWF studios to share some thoughts on the performance.

HS: This music is so healthy, so happy! No wonder it is one of the most popular classical pieces.

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More than half of Florida's active registered voters have already cast ballots ahead of Election Day. The others are now casting ballots, including voters in the western Panhandle.

Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David Stafford says as of midday, turnout was “brisk,” with about 33,000 votes cast since the polls opened at 7:00 a.m.  

WUWF Presents Ed Gerhard in Concert!  Tickets available HERE.

Join us for this very special seasonal concert. Well known to Pensacola fans, Gerhard is a Grammy award-winner and one of the country's finest acoustic guitarists.


He will perform soulful arrangements of well-loved seasonal music, traditional carols, and his own concert favorites. 


Thursday, December 8, 6pm

Old Christ Church in Historic Pensacola

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The University of West Florida has chosen its next president. 

There was a hush over the crowd at the UWF Music Hall Thursday morning as Pat Lott, General Counsel to the President read and tallied the votes from the Board of Trustees. It was obvious that everyone in the room was doing the math. Once Lott read the 9th vote for UWF Provost Martha Saunders, the room erupted in applause. 

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The John C. Pace Symposium Series and the University of West Florida Office of Equity, Diversity and International Affairs presents "Holding Fast to Your Dreams" with Dr. Freeman Hrabowski.  Dr. Hrabowski is a passionate STEM educator and TEDx speaker. Currently the president of the University of Maryland – Baltimore County, Hrabowski was considered "one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World" by TIME Magazine in 2012.

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