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U.S. Green Building Council seeks to create a green campus

By Alisa Festagallo University of West Florida students have started a chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council in hopes of creating a more environmentally friendly campus for students, faculty and staff. Nye Grant, visiting assistant professor of the department of Applied Science, Technology and Administration is the sponsor of USGBC and brought the idea […]

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Wetlands top topic of West Florida Environmental Symposium

By Antonio Jones Plans to restore natural resources, wetlands of Gulf Coast States were discussed at the West Florida Environmental Symposium at the University of West Florida. The symposium was held on Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the UWF conference center. Students, concerned citizens, staff and others came together to highlight issues and successes that will […]

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Discussion is key to diversity

Deborah Watts, co-founder and board president of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation, led a discussion on inclusion and injustice following a showing of “Who Killed Emmett Till?” last Thursday evening in the Argonaut Athletic Club. Emmett Till was a 14-year-old African-American boy from Chicago who was murdered after allegedly whistling at and flirting with Carolyn […]

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Can you canoe?

For those looking to escape the University of West Florida and paddle down the Blackwater River for the weekend, they might just run into 12 fellow Argonauts on the water. UWF Outdoor Adventures is hosting an all-day canoeing trip at the Blackwater River State Park in Milton. The excursion will take place on March 30. […]

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University Park plans are one step closer

A Business Enterprises, Inc. selection committee met Friday to begin the process of choosing a master developer for University Park, a 44-acre campus centerpiece with a football stadium, student housing and retail shops. The eight-person committee consists of university administrators, trustees and BEI board members. At the meeting, each member received a packet detailing the […]

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Health, Counseling and Wellness Services hosts weekly meditation hour

For most people, the word “meditation” conjures up an image of crossed legs while murmuring a soft hum and visualizing a sunset. The University of West Florida Health, Counseling and Wellness Services offers a different approach. Every Wednesday at noon in the Health and Wellness Center, the general public is encouraged to come and “take […]

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Progressive Student Alliance pickets for the fair treatment of immigrant farmworkers

The Progressive Student Alliance hosted an event on Jan. 16 to raise awareness of the injustices occurring in the lives of farmworkers and the companies supporting them. They formed a picket at Publix Saturday to show the customers how the workers were being treated. “In many farming operations, the farmworkers are treated very badly as […]

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Death by energy

A recent incident report from the federal Food and Drug Administration said energy products like Monster and 5-Hour Energy may have caused up to 18 deaths. The report has led the FDA to announce last Tuesday an investigation into whether energy products pose a particular threat to teenagers or people with previously existing medical conditions. […]

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Scenic Hills Country Club is now a part of UWF

Business Enterprises, Inc. (BEI) performed a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Sept. 28, to celebrate the newest part of the University of West Florida. Alumni, faculty and staff, students, members of Scenic Hill Country Club and members of the community gathered at Scenic Hills for the ceremony which was to celebrate the opening of the golf […]

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Where there is common ground there is diversity

A crowd of approximately 100 gathered Wednesday, Sept. 19, for the University of West Florida’s department of Inclusion Services and Programs’ meeting to continue the discussion on diversity that began after two nooses were found on campus in April. UWF President Judy Bense spoke first to the group of students, faculty, administrators and guests in […]

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