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ArgoTracker, the UWF Trolley real-time trolley locations app, is available now! The app is available for Android and iOS or web/mobile web may be used –   #UWFTrolley

>> Vending Services

Spring "Sip.Savor.Win!" Game Now Underway: Play the Sip Savor Win! game now through April 10. Purchase any bottled beverage from a vending machine. Does it have an Instant Winner sticker on it? If it does, take it to Building 20W, Room 151 where you can draw for an Instant Prize. Instant Win Prizes include T-shirts and caps, koozies, and 20 oz. product. All instant winners may enter the 3 Grand Prize Drawings for a Beach Kit and Beats™ Headphones, Go-Pro Camera and Sunkist Bike, and Blue Wahoos Baseball Game Tickets for 4. Drawing will be held April 13. Sip Savor Win today! Information: Linda Quina,, Ext. 2640.

>> UWF Bookstore: 

Visit the UWF Bookstore on Saturday, March 7 @ 1230pm for Dr. Seuss's Birthday Party! Lots of fun activities and refreshments are being planned! 

**** Shop online any time - 24/7! ****
Information: Greg Kirby,, Ext. 3100.

> > Dining Services: 

Spring Hours of Operation

Friday, March 6: Nautilus Market closes at 6 p.m., other locations close at 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 7: Closed
Sunday, March 8: Closed
Monday - Friday, March 9 - 13: Nautilus Market: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 14: Closed
Sunday, March 15: Nautilus Market: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Papa John's Pizza: 2 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Join us for a good luck lunch!  Come celebrate St. Patrick's day on March 17- with meal options inspired by what color? Green! Come by the Nautilus Market from 11am-2pm, and wear green too, you might get pinched.

Your Region Your World: India  Enjoy unique Indian cuisine at dinner in the Nautilus Market on Wednesday, March 25. 

International Waffle Day  Celebrate International Waffle Day in the Nautilus Market for breakfast on March 25. 

National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day  April 2nd is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. 

Grilled Cheese Day  National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day celebrated on April 12.
Information: Malerie Shelton,, Ext. 3198.

Business Enterprises, Inc. (BEI)

East Campus Restaurant Development: UWF Business Enterprises, Inc., in partnership with Compass/Chartwells, broke ground in the Spring of 2014. This groundbreaking marked the beginning of a very exciting time for the University. Construction began on the East Campus Restaurant site in May. Compass/Chartwells has employed CBRE, a national  lease marketing firm who was the consultant for the City of Pensacola, for the Airport, Community Maritime Stadium and the Port of Pensacola, and Beck Properties, Pensacola, to market leases.  BEI is expecting to open the East Campus, "Argonaut Village" in mid - 2015.

Road Work to Begin at Argonaut Village (Campus Dr & Davis Hwy) on Monday, March 9, 2015: Lane closures and traffic delays may be experienced. Work is anticipated to take 2 weeks to complete. Please avoid this area if at all possible.

The work will include, but not be limited to, new turn/deceleration lanes, entrances, and associated utility work. While most of this work will be occurring from 10pm until 6am, some work will occur on the shoulders during the day.

University Park: The Pre-Development phase is completed. The development phase has begun to enable sitework to begin on the 29 - Acre site during early March, 2015. The occupancy of Phase I Athletic components is planned for August, 2016.

Northwest Retirement Village: This proposed 55+ active, independent, and assisted living community will be located on 289 acres of west campus. Phase I will be within 82 acres deeded to the UWF Foundation. A preliminary programming meeting is planned with the Division of Academic Affairs leaders, The Master Developer Team, and University Leaders in January, 2015.

Facilities Development and Operations (FDO)

Renovation Request: Campus constituents requesting projects have 2 options, a) Submit a "Construction Project and Space Form," by calling Robin Anderson, Ext. 3427, or completing the forms available on the "Facilities Development and Operations" web site.

The College of Business Phase III of III:  This is an $8.4 million FY 2013/14 State of Florida appropriated funded project. Building 74 was completed. Building 76 was completed in December, 2014.  Building 53 is in the design consultant selection phase.  Construction is expected to start in the winter of 2014 and be complete during early Fall, 2015.

Building 58 Lab Sciences Renovation, Phase I of II:  This FY 2014/15 $11 Million of Florida appropriated project is on-hold providing re-appropriation for a new Lab Sciences Annex. The new building will be connected to Building 58 on the south elevation. An additional $8.671 million to the $11 million is requested.

Recreation Field Improvements:  Complete and ready for use as of Dec. 2014. 

Tennis Courts East Athletic Complex, Phase I of II $1,117,311.  Design is complete. Construction is anticipated to start in January 2015.

Procurement & Contracts

Contract Routing: Please note that any contract that P&C will need to handle should be sent to first. P&C will be responsible for forwarding to General Counsel. This will allow for centralization and proper routing and monitoring. Instructions and new routing slip will be forthcoming. This does not apply to contracts that normally do not flow through P&C. Please note: You must have an authorized signature delegation on file in order to sign contracts on behalf of UWF.

9th Annual Northwest Florida Reverse Trade Show – Connecting Business with Local Government: The Central Gulf Coast Chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) cordially invites vendors to attend the 9th Annual Reverse Trade Show supported by the Chapter and local government procurement professionals from across Northwest Florida for the business community, March 12th, 2015, at the University of West Florida Conference Center, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, Florida 32514.This GREAT OPPORTUNITY provides business development and sales professionals ONE STOP to connect with the procurement professionals from all the major local governmental entities, school districts, universities, colleges, sheriffs and special districts across the Panhandle. For more information, visit

New PCards are Here - for Expired PCards Only - If your PCard has an expiration date of 3/15, your new PCard has arrived. The cards will be available for pick-up at Procurement and Contracts, Bldg. 20W Room 159E, starting on Monday 3/9/15. Pick-up hours are from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. To pick-up cards, please come to the side door at the north side of the building across from the Commons. Cardholders must return their old card and present a photo ID to pick-up their new card.  Information/Questions: Eric Engelmeyer, , Ext. 2629 or Bob Pacenta,, Ext. 2627