University News

Dean assumes expanded role in Undergraduate Studies

Greg Beaumont, associate dean of Undergraduate Studies, has been appointed associate dean of Undergraduate Studies and senior associate athletics director for Florida State University’s Student-Athlete Academic Services. In his new position, Beaumont will lead the team of academic advisers and learning specialists who provide quality academic support programs and counseling for more than 500 student-athletes. […]

New award highlights undergraduate research mentorship

Having a strong undergraduate research culture helps Florida State recruitand retain the brightest students, and improve its rankings by enhancing thereputationof its undergraduate programs. To those ends, the Undergraduate Research Mentor Award was established this year to recognize faculty commitment to undergraduate research. The award, which includes a $2,000 stipend, was funded by the FSU […]

Faculty members honored during annual Research Recognition Dinner

This year’s Research Recognition Dinner at Florida State helped shine a spotlight on the university’s amazing faculty who spend countless hours working to expand our knowledge of the world around us and discover new ways to improve people’s lives. Hosted jointly by Florida State’s Office of Research and the Council on Research and Creativity, the […]

Music theorist receives 2013 Distinguished Teacher Award

With a focus on giving his students hands-on experiences coupled with constructive feedback, music theorist Matthew R. Shaftel sees himself as something of a coach, taking his students through an apprenticeship in musical structure. “At every stage, my job is to coach students in discovery and critical thinking, and then fade into the background as […]

Florida State poised to benefit from passage of pre-eminence bill

Florida State University is poised to benefit from passage of the Career and Professional Education Act, also known as the “pre-eminence bill,” which Gov. Rick Scott signed into law Monday, April 22. The Florida Legislature passed the measure earlier during the current legislative session that will designate Florida State and the University of Florida as […]

The Great Give to raise funds in support of Florida State

Members of the Florida State University community — faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends — can demonstrate their affinity for Florida State April 18 and 19 by contributing to The Great Give, a 36-hour online campaign to raise funds for everything from academics to athletics. During last year’s inaugural Great Give, the campus community exceeded […]

Florida State earns national efficiency and affordability ranking

Florida State University has been ranked on the 2013 Affordable Colleges Online List of the “Most Affordable Public Colleges,” which is composed of the top 100 quality large public colleges in the nation that have an affordable price tag. It is the latest in a series of similar national efficiency and affordability recognitions the university […]

FSU Day at the Capitol draws hundreds of supporters

Hundreds of Florida State University supporters, including dozens of elected officials from around the state, turned out to celebrate this year’s annual FSU Day at the Capitol on a picture perfect early spring day. Florida State’s Chiefly Brass, cheerleaders and Flying High Circus performers entertained the audience throughout the noontime assembly held on the patio […]

Three capital city schools come together to support veterans

Student-veterans from Florida State University, Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College, along with faculty, staff and administrators, gathered at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center on March 22 for dialogue, strategy development, an exhibitor showcase and a panel discussion during the inaugural Capital City Veterans Consortium. The consortium was likely the […]

Florida State ranks high on U.S. ‘College Scorecard’

Florida State University ranks high on the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard, which ranks the nation’s colleges and universities on the basis of their affordability and value. U.S. News & World Report ranked Florida State at the very top of its list of the nation’s more efficient universities in producing the highest quality education. […]

Graduate programs rank among nation’s best

Florida State University’s graduate programs in library and information studies, criminology, public affairs, education and law are among the best graduate and professional programs in the nation, according to new rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 edition of “Best Graduate Schools” published March 12. Florida State’s School of Library and Information Studies placed […]

Two Florida State trustees prepare to conclude service

Two Florida State University trustees — Sandra Lewis and Rueben M. Stokes II — will attend their final Board of Trustees meeting Friday, March 8, 2013, before their scheduled terms come to an end. Lewis, a professor in the College of Education’s School of Teacher Education, has served on the Board of Trustees for the […]