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About three dozen students and faculty gathered on the outdoor balcony at the UWF Wellness and Counseling building Thursday evening for a short candlelight vigil for peace. 

Dr. Kim LeDuff, the Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice provost for Equity, Diversity and International Affairs at the University of West Florida, led the group with music and poetry.  

In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper discusses a reduction in unemployment benefit claims, a healthier job markets and the success of the recent EntreCon business convention held Nov. 5-6 in Pensacola.

Harper said that both the weekly number and the four-week moving average for jobless claims are down well below 300,000 per week, which signals a “pretty decent jobs market.”

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The Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series returns for the first date of the new season on Monday. That’s when Professor Roy Hunt from the University of Florida tells “A Tale of Two Cities: Historic Preservation in Pensacola and St. Augustine.” 

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  In part two of our look at winter sports at the University of West Florida, Argonauts Swimming and Diving is growing – without suffering the usual growing pains of a new program.

Head Coach Andrew Hancock says now that they’re in year three, the new is starting to wear off a bit. They’re more settled when it comes to both routine and expectations, which in turn presents a different dynamic.

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Winter sports programs at the University of West Florida took center stage Wednesday, at their annual media day. In the first of a two-part report, a look at men’s and women’s basketball. 

Six months after being hired as the men’s basketball coach at the University of West Florida, Jeff Burkhamer is preparing for what they hope is a season of resurrection. He inherits a team that went 7-21 last year, winning only three games in the Gulf South Conference.

In our final Cold Case installment we meet Richard Hough – a criminal justice professor at the University of West Florida – who in 2007 began teaching a course on how to deal with such investigations.

Before turning to academics, Hough was a cop and a sheriff’s deputy. He says cases would go cold – although that term usually wasn’t used – for myriad reasons. When the leads ran out, he says something different had to be done.

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Police at the University of West Florida received a third party report of a sexual assault that occurred on the Pensacola Campus last month. An investigation is underway.

It’s the third sexual assault reported to campus police this year. An email was sent out under the provisions of the Clery Act. Passed in 1990 and named for a rape-murder victim in Pennsylvania, the act requires colleges and universities that receive federal funding to share information about crime on campus; efforts to improve campus safety, and to inform the public about both.


In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper discusses University of West Florida President Judith Bense’s 2015 state of the university address, as well as ongoing improvement in the U.S. housing market. 

Bense addressed a crowd of several hundred at the UWF Field House Thursday morning. The president, who will retire at the end of 2016, painted a mixed economic picture for the university. 

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Entering college for the first time can definitely be an overwhelming season filled with questions regarding class schedules, finding out how to get plugged in with different campus activities, feelings of homesickness, and of course the ever changing question of what to major in.

That’s where College Survival Skills, a class long offered by many colleges and universities, including the University of West Florida, can come in handy for many first time students trying to find their feet as they get used to life as a college student.

UWF Has Chemistry

Aug 23, 2015
UWF Clinical Laboratory Science

  Graduates of the University of West Florida’s Chemistry Department are making their mark in the academic and professional ranks around the country.