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Trustees, presidential search advisory committee to meet Sept. 17

The Florida State University Board of Trustees will meet from 8 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Sept. 17, to consider several items, including final approval of the 2009-10 operating budget, the 2010-11 fixed capital outlay budget request, and other administrative matters. The meeting will be held in Room 269, Florida State University Foundation, Building B. In addition, […]

Florida State Career Center: Helping students, alumni in tough times

Each day, news of the economic crisis makes national and local headlines. In the face of continuous layoffs and rising unemployment, the Florida State Career Center provides services and programs for students and alumni as they search for jobs. Elizabeth Okoli, a summer 2009 graduate of the Master of Accounting program in Florida State’s College […]

Nominees sought for Presidential Search Advisory Committee

Jim Smith, chairman of the Florida State University Board of Trustees, has issued the following message to members of the Board of Trustees and the University community: TO: Members, Florida State University Board of Trustees and the University Community FROM: Jim Smith, Chair DATE: September 1, 2009 SUBJECT: Presidential Selection Process As you know, on […]

The Florida State University among America’s best

The Florida State University is among the top 50 public universities with some of the best undergraduate business programs in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2010 edition of "America’s Best Colleges." Florida State ranked 48th, among the top 50 public "national" universities, moving up from last year’s ranking of 50th. "The […]

Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards opens

The Graduate School at The Florida State University has announced the opening of the Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards, a new resource designed to assist graduate students in identifying external funding opportunities. At a time when financial concerns are prevalent at work and home, the office’s mission to counsel and support graduate students affirms […]

United Nations advisor to speak at commencement

Special adviser to the United Nations and Florida State University alumnus William D. Clay, Jr., will be the speaker at the university’s summer graduation ceremony, scheduled for 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. More than 5,600 Florida State students will graduate this summer, and at least 3,800 of them […]

Speicher remembered at Florida State University

Marines in the western Iraqi province of Anbar have found remains that have been positively identified as those of Navy fighter pilot Capt. Michael Scott Speicher, a Florida State alumnus who was shot down in the opening hours of the first Persian Gulf war in 1991. Florida State named its tennis center, which opened in […]

Florida State trustees select firm to conduct presidential search

The Florida State University Board of Trustees has hired Academic Search Inc. to assist the university in its search for a successor to President T.K. Wetherell who in June announced his resignation. The university will pay Academic Search $75,000 to conduct the presidential search, which will be led by John Hicks, a senior consultant with […]

Florida State provost wins top award from national advising group

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Lawrence G. Abele has won a top national award in recognition of his support of academic advising initiatives that have improved retention and graduation rates at the university. Abele will receive the Pacesetter Award from the National Academic Advising Association in San Antonio during […]

Board of Trustees approves program changes, layoffs

Florida State University’s budget has been cut $82 million since 2007. Of that total, $56.6 million in cuts have yet to be made. At its June 17 meeting, the Florida State Board of Trustees approved a three-year plan to cut that $56.6 million, beginning in fiscal year 2009-10. Administrators first began preparing for the budget […]

Florida State to recommend program changes, layoffs to Board of Trustees

Florida State University’s budget has been cut $82 million since 2007. Of that total, $56.6 million in cuts have yet to be made. At its June 17 meeting, the Florida State Board of Trustees will be asked to consider a three-year plan to cut that $56.6 million, beginning in fiscal year 2009-10. Administrators first began […]