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The Nursing Program at the University of West Florida received a large gift this week. Dr. Ermalynn Kiehl, the Dean of the College of Health at UWF says the D.W. McMillan Foundation, a local non-profit, has donated $250,000 to the University's Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. That's UWF’s undergraduate nursing program.

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Experience a bit of musical theater history when the University of West Florida puts on a production of a classic favorite. About a dozen UWF students comprise the cast of “Oklahoma!” and Assistant Professor Sara Schock directs them. Audiences can expect to feel as if they are taking a trip back in time.

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While ancient Rome’s upper class is well-chronicled in history books, little is known about the swath of less well-to-do citizens who accounted for the bulk of the empire’s population.

“People without history is often what we call them in anthropology,” said Dr. Kristina Killgrove, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of West Florida.

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For poet Jeff Newberry, a recent presentation for the University of West Florida’s Visiting Writers and Scholars Series was a homecoming, of sorts.
 

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Bob Dekle -- the man who prosecuted serial killer Ted Bundy’s final murder charge -- spoke of the experience at the University of West Florida Wednesday night.

Ted Bundy escaped custody in late 1977 while awaiting trial in the death of a young Colorado woman. He made his way to Florida where in January, 1978, he murdered two women at Florida State University’s Chi Omega sorority house.  A few days later he kidnapped and murdered 12-year-old Kimberly Leach in Lake City -- his youngest and final victim.

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  Audiences can hear the University of West Florida’s Symphonic Band at the Music Department’s first spring concert. The free event is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb, 23, at the Little Theatre in downtown Pensacola’s historic district. 

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Police and public interactions have been under scrutiny as more departments across the country require video surveillance of officers, first with vehicle mounted dash-cams and more recently body worn cameras, or BWCs.

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Dozens of adults marched like soldiers, waddled like penguins and pretended to climb invisible ladders inside the Bayview Center during a recent Saturday morning.

Why such playfulness? They were preschool caregivers, and they were wiggling for University of West Florida professors Debra Vinci and Christopher Wirth. The official name of the program is “Let’s Wiggle With 5 2 1 0: Promoting Physical Activity and Healthy Eating in Childcare Settings.”

Pensacola residents appreciate their law enforcement and parks, but are less pleased with transportation and infrastructure, according to a new citywide survey.

The University of West Florida’s Haas Business Center was commissioned by the city to conduct the telephone survey during the last quarter of 2015. A similar review was done the previous year, which project leader Amy Newburn says had more components.

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The University of West Florida celebrated the promotion of two of its own to the rank of full professor during the first Rite of Passage lecture series of 2016.

Honored for their achievements during the event held Jan. 15 at the UWF Argonaut Athletic Club were Dr. Mohamed Khabou, professor of electrical and computer engineering in the College of Science and Engineering, and Dr. Carla Thompson, professor of research and advanced studies in the College of Education and Professional Studies.

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Anyone who walked by Professor Thomas Asmuth’s office on the University of West Florida Pensacola Campus recently might have heard intermittent beeps and seen flashes of light as he worked on one of his projects that merges science and art.

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  “Ready … steady … go.”

That prompt from Hillary Skowronski cued a University of West Florida graduate student and an environmental specialist with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to quickly grab whatever creatures pop out of a PVC pipe that’s been strategically hung on a tree at Gulf Islands National Seashore.

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In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper talks about the economic issues discussed in the State of the Union address and discusses how important education will be for job development in the Pensacola area.

In his final State of the Union address, President Barrack Obama began by assuring Americans that the U.S. economy is the strongest and most durable in the world.

National Writing Project

In 1974 The University of California Berkeley established a program for teachers called the Bay Area Writing Project. In just two years it expanded to 14 sites in six states. That was the beginning of the National Writing Project. Now the University of West Florida has become one of the Project’s newest sites.  

Photo via Flickr// Bill Couch / https://flic.kr/p/7sWoCt

Holiday parties sparkle. Lights twinkle in trees, and dancers clad in satin and sequins cast pinpoints of light into mirrors.

Seasonal fare offers its own sort of glow.  Cherries dipped in chocolate as thick as paint gleam on platters. Sugar crystals glint from pillars of cookies, and bubbles rise in champagne flutes.

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