In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper discusses holiday retail sales, noting that the forecast calls for a relatively soft season. Specifically, he says Cyber Monday shopping continues to grow at a higher rate than in stores, although the rate of growth is more modest than the 8 to 10 percent clip in years past. One of the marketing tools created to combat that trend is Small Business Saturday.
The University of West Florida’s TAG Gallery is showcasing work from introductory level classes. The current show provides students who may not previously displayed their work with a formal gallery experience.
“Points of Departure” features works produced by students in foundation level drawing, photography, painting and graphic design courses. Yvonne Lebrun is a junior in the BFA program. She has paintings, drawings and photographs on display in the show.
Allen Hall is a retired attorney, professor and Holocaust survivor. He gave presentations at Pensacola State College on Tuesday, November 12 and at the University of West Florida on Wednesday, November 13.
Dr. Judy Bense, President of the University of West Florida has announced a timetable for the arrival of Division II NCAA football at the school, saying the first game will be played in the fall of 2016. Bense says that fund raising will begin immediately for the construction of a practice field on the university campus and the hiring of a coach.