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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 […]

‘Florida State: University of Champions’ Homecoming 2006

Florida State University alumni from across the nation will return to campus next week and join current students in this year’s Homecoming celebration, "Florida State: University of Champions." Major events for Homecoming week include: Homecoming Parade—Friday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m. The parade will feature the Marching Chiefs, Osceola, Renegade, bands from Godby and Chiles high […]

At FSU, students learn the history of university’s namesake tribe

Nearly 60 years ago, Florida State University students voted to adopt the name "Seminoles" for the school’s athletic teams. Now, FSU students are able to learn more about the history and culture of this "unconquered" American Indian tribe through a newly created course, "History of the Seminoles and Southeastern Tribes, Pre-Contact to Present." Introduced this […]

FSU and FAMU to co-host ‘Corny’ Mutants Field Day

A bizarre maze of crazy corn—make that a living field map of the maize genome, says Florida State University biologist Hank Bass—will be on display from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 23, during "Maize-10-Maze" Field Day 2006, to be held at Florida A&M University’s Research Farm in Quincy. Coordinated by FSU’s biological science […]

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 […]

It’s true: FSU student’s account of life as a soldier in Iraq is a best seller

Florida State University student John Crawford thought he was beginning a new chapter in his life when he got married in 2002, but his story took a dramatic turn when he learned on his honeymoon that his Florida National Guard unit would be deployed to Iraq. What followed was 12 months patrolling the streets of […]

Seminoles set high marks with three national Academic All-Americans

Longest winning streak, fastest time in the nation, best mark in school history…records were indeed set during the 2004-05 athletic season at Florida State. But the success was not limited to the playing arena as the Seminoles also set high marks in the classroom. Florida State had three student-athletes garner National Academic All-American honors in […]

Moldovan becomes first FSU women’s tennis All-American since 1996

Florida State senior Mihaela Moldovan of Bucharest, Romania, has earned at-large berths in singles and doubles in the 2005 NCAA Women’s Tennis Championships, scheduled for May 23-28 at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. The champion tennis player is also an academic star. She earned academic honors last season, boasting a 4.0 GPA in […]

Fulbright-winning student to study telecommunications in Lithuania

Kimberley Leahy, an FSU doctoral candidate in the Department of Communications, has received a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to Lithuania. She will use her award to study telecommunications policy transitions that have occurred since Lithuania became a member of the European Union. She will spend the first six months of 2006 at Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania. […]

Earth Day fair to raise “green” issues

Garnet and gold equal green on FSU’s campus, thanks to efforts of the Service Learning Program, Center for Civic Education and Service, and other campus groups. To mark International Earth Day, the groups are sponsoring an Earth Day Fair Wednesday, March 23, 10 AM – 2 PM, at the Oglesby Union Green. The Sierra Club […]