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New campus building unites Florida State clean energy innovations, comfortable living

Its form is inviting — a red house on stilts with vaulted ceilings, reclaimed wood beams, angled windows and a contemporary décor. Yet despite its coziness, the house’s purpose is nothing short of revolutionary: The solar-powered structure serves as a real-world testing facility for solar and hydrogen power, hydrogen combustion and other innovative clean-energy and […]

Two students win Boren Scholarships for foreign-language study

Florida State University students are on a roll, as yet another prestigious scholarship is added to the record books. This time, the Boren Scholarship has been awarded to two students, Alena Ho and Isabel Callejas. "Boren Scholars are awarded for undergrads to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests but […]

Eight students to teach, study overseas with Fulbright grants

From Argentina to Russia, eight Florida State University students will be traveling to locations all over the world after winning prized and highly competitive Fulbright grants this year. "These eight young people are just a small sample of the extraordinarily talented student body that we have here at Florida State," said T.K. Wetherell, president of […]

Junior Ashley Danley Wins Prestigious Udall Scholarship

Over the past year, Florida State University students have been the recipients of numerous prestigious awards, including Rhodes, Truman and Goldwater scholarships. Now the Morris K. Udall Scholarship can be added to that impressive list of student accomplishments. Ashley Danley, a junior from Cape Coral, Fla., who is double-majoring in environmental engineering and civil engineering, […]

Hamilton named National Coach of the Year by Basketball Times

Leonard Hamilton, who led the Florida State men’s basketball team to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998 and to the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship game for the first time in school history, has been named the National Coach of the Year by Basketball Times. It marks the second time in his […]

Florida State students launch Protect Our Professors campaign

Florida State University students have launched Protect Our Professors, a fundraising campaign conceived and organized by students at the university. Student leaders from across campus, led by the Senior Class Officers, are embarking on the campaign to raise money and participation among all students, to ensure the future of Florida State University. In a time […]

Florida State celebrating life of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Florida State University is holding a weeklong celebration to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The 21st annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration events include a commemorative march, poetry readings, a brain bowl and a community service project. The celebration of "The Legacy, The Dream, The Vision; We Can Do More!" began […]

Students’ brainpower fueled vehicle in Homecoming parade

As Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell waved to the crowds during the 2008 Homecoming Parade, he was riding in a unique vehicle. The all-black, battery-powered car was designed and built by engineering students from the Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering using a variety of environmentally friendly technologies. Students use lightweight, high-strength […]

Grads Made Good, D’Alemberte, Dix honored at Homecoming

As alumni returned to Florida State University from around the nation to reconnect with their alma mater during Homecoming 2008: "Unconquered Legacy," President Emeritus Talbot "Sandy" D’Alemberte, former Florida State sprinter turned Olympic medalist Walter Dix, and nationally syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker were among those honored at the FSU Alumni Association Homecoming Awards Breakfast. Talbot […]

“Unconquered Legacy”: Florida State Homecoming 2008

Homecoming at Florida State University has always been an exciting time for alumni to return to campus and join current students in celebration of an extraordinary university and its unconquered spirit, and soon they’ll do it again during Homecoming 2008: "Unconquered Legacy." Events planned for this year’s FSU Homecoming Week are expected to provide the […]

Families gathering on campus for Parents’ Weekend

Thousands of moms and dads are gathering on Florida State University’s campus this weekend for the annual Parents’ Weekend. Numerous events throughout the weekend allow students to introduce their parents to the campus. "As our summer season turns into early fall in North Florida, late October is a perfect time to visit the FSU campus […]

Parents’ Weekend set for October 24-25

Parents’ Weekend is that special time in fall when families can get better acquainted with the Florida State University campus and enjoy the experience with their student. All Florida State parents and families are invited to take part in the many exciting events, from faculty discussions to the Virginia Tech game, for this annual event. […]