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FSU Athletics gives $200,000 to academics, student services, Marching Chiefs

What will Florida State University’s Office of National Fellowships, undergraduate research, counseling services for students and the Marching Chiefs soon have in common? The answer is FSU Athletics, which is giving $50,000 to each of the four areas for a total of $200,000 that will directly benefit academics and student services. T.K. Wetherell The money […]

FSU to mark Heritage Day with festival, statue unveiling, Legacy Walk

Florida State University will celebrate the 157th anniversary of its founding and its eighth annual Heritage Day on Saturday, Jan. 19. Heritage Day campus events that are free and open to the public include the Legacy Walk Outdoor Festival  (10 a.m. to noon, Woodward Plaza and Oglesby Union). The ribbon cutting and dedication of phase […]

Tallahassee dad, children have new home, thanks to FSU alumnus Warrick Dunn

Atlanta Falcons running back Warrick Dunn has presented a new home to a single father and his four children in Tallahassee in a first for "Homes for the Holidays," a program of the Warrick Dunn Foundation that historically has assisted single mothers in Tampa, Baton Rouge, La., and Atlanta in achieving the American dream of […]

Parents’ Weekend will welcome moms and dads to FSU

Thousands of parents will converge on Florida State University during the weekend of Friday, October 5, and Saturday, October 6, for the annual Parents’ Weekend. Numerous events throughout the weekend allow students to introduce their parents to the campus. “Parents’ Weekend is that special time in fall when families can get better acquainted with the […]

FSU grad wins ‘On the Lot’ reality show

DreamWorks Pictures has a brand new filmmaker on their lot, welcomed by Steven Spielberg himself. Recent Florida State University Film School graduate Will Bigham triumphed over 12,000 other entrants to win the highly competitive reality show, "On the Lot," a Fox network program produced by Spielberg and Mark Burnett. After the competition, Spielberg greeted Bigham […]

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 […]

Director of FSU Student Health Center is new president of American College Health Association

Longtime health care executive Lesley K. Sacher, the director of Florida State University’s Thagard Student Health Center, has been named president of the American College Health Association (ACHA) for the 2007-08 academic year. The ACHA also has honored Sacher by selecting her as a Fellow, the highest distinction awarded by the association. The fellowship recognizes […]

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 […]

Florida State Track & Field Wins Back-to-Back National Titles

Florida State’s men clinched back-to-back national track & field team titles in the NCAA Championships after stellar performances in the 200m and 400m. Ricardo Chambers (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) ran solid in the 400m finals, getting out to a good start and holding his position through the first 200m. The race heated up in the […]

FSU pushing boundaries with environmentally friendly community

With more than 1,000 people a day moving to Florida, the Sunshine State is starting to get a little crowded. To help manage some of the pressures associated with such relentless growth, while also improving energy efficiency, sustainability and overall quality of life, Florida State University’s Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS) has partnered with […]

Student Body President Joe O’Shea named Truman Scholar

Florida State University student Joseph O’Shea has been selected as a 2007 Truman Scholar, one of the most prestigious honors an undergraduate can receive. A junior majoring in philosophy, O’Shea will receive $30,000 to study at the graduate school of his choice. "We are extremely proud of Joe," said FSU President T.K. Wetherell. "This is […]

FSU winning attention for its progressive academic honor policy

An article written by two Florida State University faculty members is shining a national spotlight on FSU’s innovative academic honor policy for students. Jennifer N. Buchanan, FSU’s associate dean of the Faculties, and Joseph Beckham, the Allan Tucker Professor of Educational Policy and Leadership in the College of Education, co-authored an article that appears in […]