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Five FSU students chosen as Gubernatorial Fellows

Five Florida State University students have been selected by Governor Jeb Bush as 2005 Gubernatorial Fellows. With just 13 students tapped from the state’s colleges and universities, FSU has more Gubernatorial Fellows than any other institution of higher education in what is known as the state’s most prestigious program for leadership in public service. FSU […]

Florida State University thanks Seminoles for historic vote of support

Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell received a resolution supporting FSU’s use of the "Seminole" name Friday when he became the first FSU president to be invited to a meeting of the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Tribal Council, the tribe’s chief governing body. The resolution comes amid the National Collegiate Athletics Association’s scrutiny of FSU’s […]

Travis named interim dean of FSU’s largest college

Joseph Travis, a Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor and director of the School of Computational Science and Information Technology, has been named interim dean of the Florida State University College of Arts and Sciences. Travis succeeds Donald Foss, who stepped down to become the chief academic officer for the University of Houston System. Provost and […]

FSU CONNECT Campaign surpasses half-billion dollar mark

The Florida State University Foundation has announced that the FSU CONNECT comprehensive fund-raising campaign has surpassed the half-billion-dollar mark and is well on its way to meeting its goal of $600 million by Dec. 31, 2005. As of June 1, 2005, the FSU CONNECT Campaign had raised $537 million to support students, faculty and academic […]

FSU professors to study abroad with Fulbright Scholarships

Florida State University professors are doing their part to promote leadership, learning and understanding between cultures, thanks to Fulbright Scholarships that will allow them to study abroad. Richard C. Feiock, professor of public administration and policy and affiliate professor of political science, will spend three months at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, studying the […]

FSU employees honored with Davis Productivity Awards

From developing new technology for classrooms to creating better online monitoring systems, 18 Florida State University nominees—teams of employees or individuals—have been honored with Davis Productivity Awards for their innovative work in 2004 to save Florida taxpayers money and improve the delivery of state services. "As they do each year, our employees again showed not […]

FSU advisor wins National Academic Advising Association award

Kathleen Shea Smith, Coordinator of Special Programs for Florida State University’s Advising First program, has been selected to receive the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Student Research Award in the “Doctoral Degree” category. She will be presented with the award, which is part of the Association’s National Awards Program for Academic Advising, at the annual […]

Two Florida Supreme Court Justices to speak at Spring Graduation

Florida Supreme Court Justices Kenneth B. Bell and Raoul G. Cantero III will address graduates at FSU’s spring graduation ceremonies. Bell will speak to graduates of the colleges and schools of Arts and Sciences; Communication; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Social Sciences; Theatre; and Visual Arts and Dance at 7:30 p.m., April 29. Cantero will deliver […]

Music therapy researcher named Lawton Distinguished Professor

Jayne M. Standley, whose pioneering work in the field of medical music therapy has led to new techniques for treating premature babies, is set to receive Florida State University’s highest faculty honor. Standley, a longtime researcher and professor in FSU’s College of Music, has been named the 2005-2006 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Music. […]

FSU hosts Eisenhower Fellow from South Africa

Eisenhower Fellowship winner Mmakgomo Rose Laka-Mathebula of South Africa has spent a week in Tallahassee, exchanging perspectives on higher education and campus governance with top administrators at Florida State University. Three weeks into her 2005 Fellowship-funded tour of higher and secondary education sites nationwide, the campus director, who acts as the chief academic officer and […]

Graduate School Dean Harrison becomes FSU’s newest vice president

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President Lawrence G. Abele has appointed FSU’s Dean of Graduate Studies Dianne F. Harrison as the Vice President for Academic Quality and External Programs. Harrison had been serving as dean of FSU’s Office of Graduate Studies since 2002, in addition to her duties since 2000 as associate vice […]

Spring Alumni Weekend planned for FSCW and FSU alumni

The Florida State University Alumni Association will sponsor “Spring Alumni Weekend” April 14 – 17. Held annually, the special spring celebration is designed for alumni who attended either Florida State College for Women or Florida State University 50 or more years ago. The weekend’s activities include a three-day reunion for the class of 1955. Other […]