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Local independent vinyl shops prepare for Record Store Day

If the smoke clears on April 20 and you are not too busy celebrating actor Crispin Glover’s birthday, do yourself a favor and buy some music from a small-business owner on Record Store Day. Since its creation by a handful of independent record store owners in 2007, Record Store Day has become a global event […]

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Tribute paid to a lost argonaut

University of West Florida alumnus Anja Govedarica, 22, was killed on March 25 when she was struck by a train after rescuing her dog from the tracks. Govedarica, who graduated from UWF in 2012 with a degree in psychology, was walking her dog near the 200 block of Chipley Avenue in Pensacola when her dog […]

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Student beats rare condition at young age, gives encouraging message through charity

So you are diagnosed with a rare pancreatic condition when you are 12 years old, you beat the condition into remission, you complete your bachelor’s degree, you are finishing graduate school, and you begin to wonder: now what? Kalyn Wolfe, a graduate student in strategic communication and leadership, is giving back to the community that […]

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Annual Festival on the Green to bring variety of vendors

University of West Florida students and the public will be able to enjoy the return of Festival on the Green this year Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6. The festival will be celebrating its 13th year. The event is free to everyone and will have fine arts shows, live performances, food vendors, merchandise and […]

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‘People, Hell and Angels’ resurrects Hendrix

On March 5, 2013, history repeated itself with the  posthumous release of the Jimi Hendrix  album “People, Hell and Angels.” It is the twelfth studio album released after Hendrix’s death on Sept. 18, 1970. The album entered the Billboard charts at No. 2, not that such a thing matters for a rock ‘n’ roll icon […]

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Mark Whitacre shares his story about greed, deception and how he turned a negative situation into something positive

Mark Whitacre spent three years working undercover to put a ring of thieves behind bars. He then spent nearly nine years in prison for stealing from the very thieves he helped convict. In his March 18 presentation, “When Good Leaders Lose Their Way,” Whitacre spoke to a group of about 50 students and professionals in […]

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Vice President moving on

Vice President for University Affairs, Dr. Kyle Marrero, will be leaving the University of West Florida after seven years of service. “It is with mixed emotions that I ask you to join me in congratulating Dr. Kyle Marrero who was just named as the next President of the University of West Georgia,” said President Judy […]

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Martha Saunders shares plans for UWF’s bright future at Academic Affairs town hall

The University of West Florida will achieve greater visibility and recognition by being innovative and capitalizing on what Provost Martha Saunders called a “frontier spirit like no other.” Saunders, who became the university’s provost and vice president for Academic Affairs in January, addressed members of the UWF administration, faculty and staff for the first time […]

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Chris Herren speaks to UWF about addiction

Chris Herren is a former college basketball star and NBA player whose career slowly unwound as it took a backseat to his drug addiction. While working his way up from playing for Boston College and Fresno State, to a position on the Denver Nuggets and eventually the Boston Celtics, Herren was simultaneously entangled in what […]

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Long live Pensacola jazz at 30th JazzFest

Get ready for a full week of jazz music and events during “Viva Pensacola Jazz” JazzFest 2013. The event is normally two days occurring the first weekend in April, but to celebrate JazzFest’s 30th anniversary, a seven-day event is scheduled for April 1-7. The citywide event will have music at several venues around Pensacola, such […]

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