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FSU fundraising sets record

Florida State University today announced a record fundraising year. The university raised nearly $113 million during fiscal year 2006. The previous single-year record was $95 million in fiscal 2002. The FSU Foundation alone raised $93.8 million; the previous record was $75 million in fiscal 2002. The Seminole Boosters and the Research Foundation combined raised the […]

Former Miami Herald publisher to deliver commencement address

Former Miami Herald publisher David Lawrence Jr. will be the speaker at Florida State University’s summer graduation ceremony. FSU President T.K. Wetherell will preside over the ceremony, which will be held at 9 a.m. Aug. 5 at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. About 1,200 of the 2,400 graduates will participate in the ceremony, representing 14 […]

Fulbrights awarded to eight FSU students and alumni

Eight Florida State University graduate students and alumni have received the prestigious Fulbright Award. The award winners are Joana Carlson, Zakarij “Zak” Laux, Rebecca McLaughlin, Shani Sterling, Adam Coogle, Terence Milstead, Natasha Spencer and Aaron Ferral. Abigail Selph and Latika Young were selected as alternates. The number of FSU Fulbright winners this year is exceptional, […]

FSU names top literacy researcher as its newest Eppes Professor

An internationally recognized scholar in the areas of reading and language development will join Florida State University’s College of Education, its Learning Systems Institute (LSI) and its Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) in the fall as the university’s newest Francis Eppes Professor. Barbara Foorman comes from the University of Texas Health Science Center at […]

FSU Honors graduates setting standard for excellence

When Florida State University’s largest ever graduating class crosses the stage during its commencement this weekend, it will be led by 80 outstanding undergraduate students who have met the challenge of redefining the frontiers of their chosen academic disciplines. These students have gone far beyond the limited horizons of the classroom experience by completing an […]

Pioneering chemist named FSU’s 2006 Lawton Distinguished Professor

Alan G. Marshall, a world-acclaimed scientist who has made outstanding contributions to the field of analytical chemistry, is set to receive Florida State University’s highest faculty honor. Marshall, FSU’s Kasha Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been named the 2006-2007 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. FSU President T.K. Wetherell will present him with […]

Pamela Carroll receives FSU’s 2006 Distinguished Teacher Award

A Florida State University education professor who is working to address Florida’s teacher shortage has been named the recipient of FSU’s 2006 Distinguished Teacher Award. Pamela "Sissi" Carroll, who chairs the department of middle and secondary education in the College of Education, received the award at the 2006 Faculty Teaching Awards Ceremony, held Monday, April […]

FSU signs cooperative agreement with international university

For nearly a decade, Florida State University has maintained a close relationship with Spain through FSU’s popular study-abroad program in Valencia, the country’s third-largest city. Now FSU President T.K. Wetherell has signed a cooperative agreement that further strengthens the university’s academic ties to the 2,000-year-old city. Joined at the Florida Capitol by Francisco Camps, president […]

Tom Brokaw, J.T. Thomas to speak at FSU spring commencements

Two widely renowned and honored men with very different ties to Florida State University will address graduates at FSU’s spring graduation ceremonies. Restaurant owner and former pro football player J.T. Thomas, who holds the distinction of being the first black student-athlete to letter in football at FSU, will speak to graduates of the colleges of […]

Seminole Tribe General Counsel Jim Shore accepts honorary degree from FSU

FSU has bestowed an honorary Doctor of Laws degree on Seminole Tribe of Florida member and General Counsel Jim Shore. Shore’s honorary Doctor of Laws degree recognizes his lifetime achievements as a member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida—a 3,000-member, federally-recognized Indian tribe headquartered in Hollywood, Fla., with reservations totaling 90,000 acres in several parts […]

FSU CONNECT campaign reaches new high of $617 million

Oceanography Professor Emeritus John Winchester Gives $1.14 million Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell announced that John "Jack" Winchester, professor emeritus of the department of oceanography, has donated $1.14 million to the FSU CONNECT capital campaign, providing the gift that pushed the total over the $600 million target. To date, the campaign, which ends Dec. […]

FSU student-athlete Garrett Johnson wins Rhodes Scholarship

Florida State University student-athlete Garrett Johnson already had accrued an impressive list of accomplishments during his college career. Now he can add an academic award that represents the pinnacle of scholarly achievement: He has been named a Rhodes Scholar. Johnson, 21, a Tampa native and a graduate student studying public administration at FSU, was selected […]