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Lawton professor, trial lawyer to speak at commencement ceremonies

Florida State University’s Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Thomas Joiner and Florida State alumnus and trial lawyer Eugene E. Stearns will speak at fall commencement ceremonies. About 1,800 of more than 2,700 graduating students will participate in two ceremonies, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, and 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. […]

Robert Bradley named interim provost

Florida State University President Eric J. Barron has announced that Vice President for Planning and Programs Robert B. Bradley will serve as interim provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs effective Dec. 12. Bradley will serve while a national search continues for a permanent successor to Lawrence G. Abele, who will step down to […]

University Center named for longtime benefactor DeVoe Moore

The University Center at Florida State University has been renamed the "DeVoe L. Moore University Center," carrying the name of a Tallahassee businessman who distinguished himself through a lifetime of giving to Florida State. "DeVoe, along with his wife, Shirley, has been instrumental in so much progress at the university through his exceptionally generous support […]

Florida State names first director of campus sustainability

For well over a decade, The Florida State University has implemented campuswide efforts to manage its resources in a more efficient, economical and environmentally friendly manner. Those have included establishing recycling stations, energy-reduction programs and changes in construction methods. Signifying that this is a major goal, the university has hired its first full-time advocate for […]

‘Grads Made Good’ among honorees at Homecoming Awards Breakfast

One of the nation’s longest-serving provosts, the superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and a world leader in the biology of ticks and mites are but three of the distinguished individuals who were during The Florida State University Alumni Association’s annual Homecoming Awards Breakfast Nov. 6. Among the honors and honorees featured […]

Florida State University to launch Garnet and Gold Scholar Society

The Florida State University will launch the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society, a new program that recognizes students who participate in multiple facets of campus and undergraduate opportunities. The society will encourage students to become well-rounded individuals while helping them become more attractive to potential employers. “Scholarship comes in many different forms, and not all […]

Homecoming 2010 at Florida State: ‘United Now, United Then’

Homecoming at The Florida State University has always been an exciting time for returning alumni to join current students in celebration of an extraordinary institution and its unconquered spirit, and soon they’ll be celebrating again during Homecoming 2010. The theme for this year’s weeklong slate of events Oct. 30-Nov. 6 is “United Now, United Then.” […]

Fall Faculty Meeting features Torch Awards, State of the University address

The Florida State University Faculty Senate has honored two individuals for their many years of dedicated service to the university during the Fall Meeting of the General Faculty. President Eric J. Barron also delivered his first state of the university address at the event. An archived webcast of the address can be viewed here. Faculty […]

Fall Faculty meeting to feature State of the University address, Torch Awards, President’s Medal

Florida State University President Eric J. Barron will deliver his first State of the University Address on Tuesday, Oct. 26, during the Fall Meeting of the General Faculty, scheduled for 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. The address will be webcast. To view the webcast, visit this link. In addition to the 2010 State of the University […]

Nominations sought for FSU Board of Trustees

The Trustee Nominating Committee of the Florida Board of Governors is seeking candidates for appointment to the Boards of Trustees for all 11 universities. Each of Florida’s 11 state universities has a 13-member Board of Trustees responsible for cost-effective policy, and for implementing and maintaining high-quality education programs consistent with the university’s mission. The Boards […]

Ruby Diamond Auditorium’s Grand Reopening to feature new works, Florida State ensembles

Soon the curtains will rise and music will fill the air once again at Ruby Diamond Auditorium now that a two-year-long renovation and expansion has transformed it from a general-purpose venue to a world-class performance hall. Clockwise, from upper left: Ellen Zwilich, Scott McAllister, Paul McKee, Ola Gjeilo On Friday, Oct. 8, beginning at 8 […]

Florida State’s Abele, one of nation’s most highly regarded provosts, to step down

Lawrence G. Abele has announced that he will step down from the position of provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs at The Florida State University at the end of the fall semester. At that time he will devote his full attention to the Institute for Academic Leadership, a statewide program for new academic […]