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University of West Florida
University of West Florida Seal

Motto: UWF Begins With You
Established 1963
Type: Public
Endowment: 44+ million
President: Dr. John Cavanaugh
Faculty: 374
Students: 9,905
Undergraduates: 8,633
Postgraduates: 1,272
Location Pensacola, Florida, United States
Campus: 1,600 acres (6.47 km²)
Athletics: 14 Sports, (NCAA Division II)
Colors: Blue and Green           
Nickname: U-Dubb
Mascot: Argos
Website: http://www.uwf.edu

The University of West Florida is a public university, located in Pensacola, Florida. The mascot is an Argonaut, and the school's logo is the chambered nautilus. This article is about the region. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... For other uses, see Student (disambiguation). ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Nickname: Location in Escambia County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Escambia Government  - Mayor John Fogg Area  - City 39. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... NCAA redirects here. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... The Argo, by Lorenzo Costa In Greek mythology, the Argonauts (Ancient Greek: ) were a band of heroes who, in the years before the Trojan War, accompanied Jason to Colchis in his quest for the Golden Fleece. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... Nickname: Location in Escambia County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Escambia Government  - Mayor John Fogg Area  - City 39. ... The Argo, by Lorenzo Costa In Greek mythology, the Argonauts (Ancient Greek: ) were a band of heroes who, in the years before the Trojan War, accompanied Jason to Colchis in his quest for the Golden Fleece. ... Genera Allonautilus Nautilus Nautilus (from Greek ναυτίλος, sailor) is the common name of any marine creatures of the cephalopod family Nautilidae, the sole family of the suborder Nautilina. ...

Contents

Academics

Organization

The University of West Florida is a public institution, receiving most of its funding through state funds and tuition. A 13-member Board of Trustees governs the University.[1] The undergraduate and graduate programs are divided into three Colleges, with the College of Arts and Sciences being the largest and most complex. This does not cite its references or sources. ... Tuition means instruction, teaching or a fee charged for educational instruction especially at a formal institution of learning. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Board of directors. ...

Undergraduate

Graduate and professional
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at the University of West Florida is the largest and most complex of UWFs three colleges. ...

  • MBA Program
  • College of Professional Studies

Ranking

The US News and World Report currently ranks UWF in the best 262 National Universities as a fourth tier postsecondary institution, the same distinction that is given to other known schools such as: Indiana State University, University of South Dakota, and Georgia State University (2008 Ranking).[2]


The university was voted a "Best Southeastern College" by The Princeton Review.[3] The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit American educational preparation company. ...


Student demographics

Currently, UWF enrolls roughly 10,500 students (2007 head count) in its three colleges, and has conferred more than 59,000 associate, bachelor's, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees.[4] 40% of students are male, and 60% are female. 20% of UWF students are a minority, and 1.6% are international students. 89% of students are Florida residents, and 11% of students are non-Florida residents.


Campuses

The main campus of 1,600 acres of rolling hills and natural woodland along the Escambia River is ten miles north of downtown Pensacola, Florida. Its facilities have been designed to complement the natural forest and waterways. On the main campus can be found the John C. Pace Library. It is the largest library in the Northwest Florida area. In addition to the main library on the main campus north of Pensacola, Florida, there is a branch library in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. It has 628,000 printed volumes, 1 million microfilms and microfiches, 3,000 serial subscriptions and nearly 2,000 online journal subscriptions.[5] The Conecuh River is a 231 mile (372 km) long river in Alabama, United States. ... Nickname: Location in Escambia County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Escambia Government  - Mayor John Fogg Area  - City 39. ... The John C. Pace Library is the academic library of the University of West Florida and is the largest library in the Northwest Florida area. ... The Florida Panhandle is the region of the state of Florida which includes the westernmost 16 counties in the state. ... Nickname: Location in Escambia County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Escambia Government  - Mayor John Fogg Area  - City 39. ... Fort Walton Beach is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. ... Microfilm machines may be available at libraries or record archives. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Microform. ...


UWF shares a branch campus in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., with Okaloosa-Walton College, and has several centers and sites where academic programs and/or courses are taught. In addition, the University of West Florida has waterfront property on Santa Rosa Island that is available for recreational, academic, and research pursuits. The University operates the OWC/UWF Fort Walton Beach Campus, the Eglin Air Force Base Center, and offices at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Hurlburt Field, and Whiting Field. Okaloosa-Walton College is a four-year public college, located in Niceville, Florida. ... There are at least two Santa Rosa Islands: Santa Rosa Island, California is one of the Channel Islands of California. ... Eglin Air Force Base is the home of the United States Air Force 96th Air Base Wing of the Air Force Materiel Command, and is also headquarters for more than 45 associate units. ... Naval Air Station Pensacola, The Cradle of Naval Aviation, is a United States Navy base located in Warrington, Florida, a community southwest of the Pensacola city limits. ... Hurlburt Field is a base of the United States Air Force located in Okaloosa County, Florida on the Eglin Air Force Base reservation immediately west of the Town of Mary Esther. ...


Historic Pensacola Village

In 2001, the university acquired Historic Pensacola, Inc, the previously state-controlled group that manages the Historic Pensacola Village. A few years later, Dr. John C. Cavanaugh became the fourth president on July 15, 2002. Under his supervision the university has created several classes taught by and/or in conjunction with the staff at Historic Pensacola. The Clara Barkley Dorr House was also appropriated as a downtown home for the institute president.[6] The Historic Pensacola Village is a collection of 22 historical buildings and museums[1] owned and operated by the University of West Florida. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The Historic Pensacola Village is a collection of 22 historical buildings and museums[1] owned and operated by the University of West Florida. ... The Historic Pensacola Village is a collection of 22 historical buildings and museums[1] owned and operated by the University of West Florida. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The Clara Barkley Dorr House is a historic home in Pensacola, Florida. ...


Student Life

UWF hosts many opportunities for involvement through student clubs and organizations. Registered student organizations, administered by the University Commons, include: academic clubs, Greek organizations, professional and honor societies, religious organizations and special interest groups. A student society or student organization is an organization, operated by students at a university, whose membership normally consists only of students. ...


Greek Life

NAIC Fraternities: Alpha Tau Omega (AΤΩ), Kappa Alpha Order (ΚA), Sigma Alpha Epsilon (ΣAE), Sigma Alpha Mu (ΣAM), Sigma Chi (ΣΧ), and Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE).


NPC Sororities: Alpha Gamma Delta (AΓΔ), Alpha Delta Pi (AΔΠ), Alpha Chi Omega (AΧΩ), and Phi Sigma Sigma (ΦΣΣ).


NPHC Greek Life: Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA), Zeta Phi Beta (ZΦB), Delta Sigma Theta (ΔΣθ) and Phi Beta Sigma (ФВΣ).


Local Sororities: Zeta Psi Eta (ΖΨΗ)


Student Housing

Nearly 1,500 students choose to live on campus. UWF offers traditional residence halls, small community residence halls, and University-owned apartment complexes. Single-student housing is also available.[7]


Traditional residence halls:

  • Argo Hall
  • Martin Hall
  • Pace Hall

Single-student housing:

  • Southside Villages

Student apartments:

  • University Village Student Apartments-East
  • University Village Student Apartments-West

Athletics

University of West Florida's athletics logo.

UWF intercollegiate athletics compete in the NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... The Gulf South Conference (GSC) is a College Athletic Conference which operates in the southeastern United States. ...


As of the Fall 2006, the UWF Men's soccer team ranked third in Division II.[8] Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ...


Men's intercollegiate sports: Baseball, Soccer, Basketball, Tennis, Cross country, Golf, and Sailing. This article is about the sport. ... Soccer redirects here. ... This article is about the sport. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... The Minnesota State Highschool Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... This article is about the sport. ... For either of the songs named Sailing, see Sailing (song). ...


Women's intercollegiate sports: Basketball, Tennis, Cross country, Golf, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Track, and Sailing. This article is about the sport. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... The Minnesota State Highschool Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... This article is about the sport. ... Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport popular around the world but especially in the United States. ... Soccer redirects here. ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ... A womens 400 m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland. ... For either of the songs named Sailing, see Sailing (song). ...


Students and alumni often joke that UWF stands for "University Without Football", due to the school's lack of a football program.[citation needed]


School Songs

  • Alma Mater:

Where learning's light sends forth its beam
Through darkness of our youth,
There you, West Florida, home of dreams
Prepare the way of truth.
You guide us toward tomorrow's shore
With knowledge of our past;
Your power in us rests secure,
And evermore will last.
Your stately mansions were our home
Where minds and hearts are free
And though we may far from you roam,
We will always honor thee.

  • The Chambered Nautilus:

Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul,
As the swift seasons roll!
Leave thy low-vaulted past!
Let each new temple, nobler than the last,
Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast,
Till thou at length art free,
Leaving thine outgrown shell by life's unresting sea!


The Chambered Nautilus is a poem selected by UWF founding president Crosby. It is the reason for the school emblem, which is the Nautilus shell.


Mascot

UWF's official mascot is the Argonaut, a mythical group of Greek sailors, who accompanied Jason to Colchis in his quest for the Golden Fleece. However, the official logo of the institution is the Chambered Nautilus; because of this, students jokingly refer to themselves as the UWF "Fighting Seashells."[citation needed] Argonaut may refer to: The Argonauts, a band of heroes who sailed on the ship Argo with Jason in Greek mythology. ...


Dr. Harold Crosby, the university’s first president, selected the chambered nautilus to represent UWF because he was inspired by the poem The Chambered Nautilus by Oliver Wendell Holmes; it is "a symbol of growth, change and accomplishment."[9] Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. ...


Alumni

Carmen M Martinez, US Abassador to Zambia class of 1971
Carmen M Martinez, US Abassador to Zambia class of 1971
  • Jim Buchili, former NASA astronaut
  • Kenneth Cockrell, former NASA astronaut
  • Lacey Collier, Senior United States District Judge
  • Patricia A. Denkler, The first woman to land a jet on an aircraft carrier, and in 1982, she became the first woman to land a combat jet on an aircraft carrier.
  • James O. Ellis, former U.S. Naval admiral, President and Chief Executive of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations at Lockheed Martin
  • Mark P. Fitzgerald, Vice Admiral and current Director of Navy Staff for the United States Navy.
  • Namrata Singh Gujral (Hollywood Actress)
  • Carmen M. Martinez, Current U.S. ambassador to Zambia (earned B.A. and M.A. at UWF).
  • Bruce Edward Melnick, Former NASA astronaut and current Vice President of Boeing Company's Integrated Defense Systems group.
  • David J. Murzin, Current member of the Florida House of Representatives.
  • Moochie Norris, A former NBA Basketball player. He transferred from Auburn to play at UWF, where we was drafted.
  • Bryan Daniel O'Connor, former NASA astronaut
  • John L. Phillips, former NASA astronaut
  • Richard N. Richards, former NASA astronaut
  • Hansel E. Tookes II, CEO of Raytheon Aircraft
  • Richard L. Wetzel, Professor of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and chairman of the Department of Biological Sciences at the College of William and Mary (earned B.S. and M.S. at UWF).

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Kenneth Dale Taco Cockrell (born 9 April 1950) is an American astronaut and a veteran of five space shuttle missions. ... Admiral James O. Ellis, Jr. ... The Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) is an organization established by the U.S. nuclear power industry in response to recommendations by the Kemeny Commission Report [1], following the investigation of the Three Mile Island Unit 2 event [2] [3] [4]. INPO sets performance objectives, criteria, and guidelines industry... Lockheed/BAE/Northrop F-35 Lockheed Trident missile C-130 Hercules; in production since the 1950s, now as the C-130J Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is an aerospace manufacturer formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta. ... Vice Admiral Mark P. Fitzgerald is the Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet as of 2006. ... USN redirects here. ... Namrata Singh Gujral (Born 26 February 1976) is an American actress of Sikh faith, who is of Indian, Latin and Tibetan heritage and is a 1998 graduate from the University of West Florida. ... Carmen M. Martinez is the current United States of America ambassador to the Republic of Zambia. ... Bruce Edward Melnick (born 1949) is a former American astronaut and retired United States Coast Guard officer. ... A current basketball journeyman in the NBA, who is best know for sporting a very large afro. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Bryan Daniel OConnor (born September 6, 1946) is a retired United States Marine Corps colonel and former National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut. ... John L. Phillips, PhD (b. ... Richard (Dick) N. Richards (b. ... The College of William and Mary (also known as William & Mary, W&M or The College) is a small, selective, coeducational public university located in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. ...

References

  1. ^ www.uwf.edu/trustees/. Retrieved on 2007-07-15.
  2. ^ U.S. News and World Report: National Universities: Tier 4 (2008). Retrieved on 2007-11-07.
  3. ^ Best Southeastern Colleges by the Princeton Review. Retrieved on 2007-07-15.
  4. ^ Quick facts. Retrieved on 2007-07-15.
  5. ^ About the library. Retrieved on 2007-07-15.
  6. ^ Finance, Administration and Audit Committee Minutes - June 17, 2004. Retrieved on 2007-07-15.
  7. ^ UWF Housing. Retrieved on 2007-07-15.
  8. ^ Conference/National Ranking Information. Retrieved on 2007-07-15.
  9. ^ University of West Florida Logo. UWF Graphic Identity Standards. University of West Florida. Retrieved on 2007-11-10.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Official website
  • UWF student newspaper, The Voyager
  • University of West Florida is at coordinates 30°32′42″N 87°13′03″W / 30.544965, -87.217519Coordinates: 30°32′42″N 87°13′03″W / 30.544965, -87.217519

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