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John Blackie

The City of Crestview has experienced steady growth in recent years, thanks in large part, to the addition of the Air Force’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program and the Army’s 7th Special Forces. The Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of West Florida and Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce are looking to build on that, by officially joining forces to help foster business growth in Okaloosa County’s north end.

Bob Barrett / WUWF News

The University of West Florida and Pensacola State College have announced an agreement to make getting a bachelor's degree easier on the panhandle.

Dr. Judy Bense, President of the University of West Florida was at Pensacola State College Monday morning to sign a new partnership agreement between to two schools. The program is called PSC -2- UWF...and it makes it much easier for a student to transfer from Pensacola State to the university to complete a bachelor's degree.

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This fall, the University of West Florida will be begin offering a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a specialization in Cyber Security. They will also be offering a Masters designed for business people who will be cyber security managers, as well as three cyber security certificates. To learn more about the growth of this specialization, WUWF's Bob Barrett spoke to Dr. Sikha Bagui, Director of the Center for Cyber Security and the Chair for the Department of Computer Science at the University of West Florida.

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“Building a Case Against Domestic Violence” is the theme of a two-day conference Monday and Tuesday at the University of West Florida Conference Center.

Sponsored by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, the annual meeting is open to law enforcement officers and other first responders, social workers and victims’ advocates. It’s aimed at promoting prevention, enforcement, and access to resources.

The conference will cover interviewing techniques, stalking technology, investigation for prosecution and the dangers of domestic violence.

A 3D Printer Could Encourage Innovation at UWF

Feb 27, 2014
Katya Ivanov / WUWF Public Media

Everyone has seen a paper printer. But not everyone has seen, or even heard of, a 3D printer.  This technology takes a set of plans and builds a 3D object out of plastic before your eyes. Here, the Makerbot Replicator II is printing a pair of handball goggles.

Bob Barrett / WUWF News

Students across the state rallied today for more construction money for the state's universities.

Chris Hill is the Student Body President at the University of West Florida.He was one of the leaders of the rally at the UWF Commons Wednesday afternoon. He said the students "Hard Hat Rally" was to call attention to the need for more construction funds to improve university facilities at UWF, and across the state.

Dave Dunwoody, WUWF Public Media

Pete Shinnick was introduced Thursday, as the first head football coach at the University of West Florida. The work now begins towards the first game in September of 2016.

By her count, UWF President Judy Bense has waited five years, four months and 32 days for today’s announcement.

“I now can finally answer the question that I have been asked more as president than any other question,” said Bense. “”When are we going to start UWF football?’”

The Superbowl isn't the only big football story on the panhandle this week.  The University of West Florida has announced the hiring of its first ever head football coach. 

The announcement of the long anticipated hire came Friday afternoon.

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The University of West Florida is adding three new programs that will be taught completely online.
Dr. Pam Northrop is the Executive Director of the Innovation Institute and Associate Provost at the University of West Florida. She spoke with WUWF's Bob Barrett about the new programs.

One of the degrees will be a Master of Education with a specialization in reading, another is a Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses, and the third is a Doctorate in Education with specializations in curriculum and instruction.

Lucy Morgan, a former capitol bureau chief for the St. Petersburg Times, recently was a guest instructor at the University of West Florida. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody sat down with her to discuss her nearly half-century as an investigative journalist.

Morgan, 73, began her career at the Ocala Star Banner in 1965, then moved to the St. Petersburg Times (now Tampa Bay Times) in 1968.

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