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Sunday, October 30, 2016

UWF Rite of Passage lecture series presents Drs. Morris Marx and Nick Power | UWF Newsroom and Rite of Passage website

"The University of West Florida will honor Dr. Morris Leon Marx and Dr. Nick Power on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, as part of the UWF Rite of Passage lecture series." according to  Rite of Passage website.

The event will be held in the Argonaut Athletic Club on the UWF Pensacola Campus at 2 p.m. It is free and open to the public, with a reception immediately following.

Photo: Nick Power
Photo: Morris Marx
Rite of Passage celebrates University faculty recently promoted to full professor and gives them an opportunity to share life lessons outside the classroom with colleagues, students, friends and community members.

Marx, third president of the University of West Florida and professor of mathematics and statistics, will present a special lecture, “Universities: Passages But No Rites,” in honor of his recent retirement. Inaugurated as president of UWF in September 1988, Marx oversaw significant expansion of the University’s campus, presence and resources. During his tenure, Congress approved the 136-acre land swap to create UWF on the Emerald Coast in Fort Walton Beach, which opened in 1992. Additionally, Marx ushered in the beginning of the education specialist program as well as facilities such as the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, College of Education Complex, student services building, psychology building, residence halls and on-campus apartments.
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Source: UWF Newsroom 


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