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FSU professors to study abroad with Fulbright grants

Florida State University professors are doing their part to promote leadership, learning and understanding between cultures, thanks to Fulbright grants that will allow them to study abroad this year. The Fulbright Scholars are: Tarek Abichou, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering. He will spend six months in Tunisia studying environmental solutions for soil, groundwater […]

FSU launches new initiative to promote student research

Florida State University students will soon have more opportunities to conduct research and pursue creative projects with the establishment of a new office to promote such activities at the undergraduate level. The Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors (URACE) will coordinate the university’s efforts to strengthen and develop research opportunities for students pursuing bachelor’s […]

FSU welcomes Class of 2011 at Convocation

Florida State University has honored its incoming first-year students and helped them mark their official entrance into its community of scholars during New Student Convocation, held Sunday, August 19, 2007, at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. Families also attended the one-hour event, which provided the Class of 2011 with a memorable introduction to FSU history […]

Summer commencement to feature Leon County commissioner

Leon County Commissioner John E. Dailey, a Florida State University alumnus, will be the speaker at FSU’s summer graduation ceremony, scheduled for 9 a.m., August 4, at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. FSU president T.K. Wetherell will preside. Out of 2,551 summer 2007 graduates, approximately 1,400 will participate in the commencement ceremony. Graduates will represent […]

Wetherell praises Crist’s decision on tuition

Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell praised Gov. Charlie Crist’s team-building efforts in bringing together Florida’s public university presidents to work together to fund higher education. He also applauded the governor’s decision to allow the differential tuition bill to become law. “We appreciate Governor Crist’s clear support of higher education in Florida. We applaud his […]

Track & field team honored at White House

Coming off an exciting championship season, the two-time National Champion Florida State men’s track and field team headed to the nation’s capitol Monday, June 18, to meet President Bush in honor of the Seminoles’ back-to-back title-winning seasons. Both the 2006 and 2007 men’s teams were invited, making them the first Seminoles to have the opportunity […]

FSU freezes enrollment, tightens budgets

Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell has announced that FSU will freeze enrollment and take aggressive steps to stabilize its budget in the face of declining state revenues, chronic under-funding of enrollment growth, the unknown consequences of tax reform, and a vetoed tuition increase. The bottom line: Getting admitted to FSU just got a lot […]

Fulbrights awarded to a record 10 FSU students and alumni

With help from Florida State University’s Office of National Fellowships, 10 FSU students and alumni have received the prestigious Fulbright Award—the most in a single year for the university. This year’s tally of Fulbright recipients tops FSU’s 2006 record of eight—and is a sign of the university’s continuing commitment to help students pursue opportunities for […]

FSU leads nation among research universities in undergraduate degrees to African-Americans

The most recent issue of the journal Diverse: Issues in Higher Education reports that Florida State University is among the very top schools in the United States at producing minority graduates. The magazine’s May 31 issue uses 2005-2006 data to rank the top 100 producers of minority undergraduate degrees. For all disciplines combined, FSU ranks […]

FSU is first “StormReady” university in Florida

Hurricane season may be just around the corner, but things are looking sunny at Florida State University with regard to severe-weather planning. FSU this week received a "StormReady" certification from the National Weather Service, signifying that the university is well prepared to safeguard its people and property from severe weather. FSU is the first university […]

FSU breaks ground on groundbreaking building

With the ceremonial scooping of several shovelfuls of dirt, Florida State University has broken ground on a new facility that could vault FSU to the top of the list of American universities specializing in the research of new materials. FSU administrators, joined by Tallahassee-area economic development officials, celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Materials Research […]

Kirby wins ‘Distinguished Teacher Award’

David Kirby, an FSU English professor since 1969, has received the 2006-2007 University Distinguished Teacher Award. Kirby specializes in nineteenth-century U.S. literature and creative writing (poetry). A gifted and globally acclaimed author, he is also an exceptional teacher. "David is the model for all of us," said Joseph Travis, dean of the College of Arts […]