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Barron announces initiatives to create most veteran-friendly campus in nation

Florida State University President Eric J. Barron and the Florida State chapter of the Collegiate Veterans Association (CVA) today announced several new initiatives that will help the university in its efforts to become the most veteran-friendly public university in the nation. The initiatives are designed to provide support and services to assist veterans in their […]

Four Torch Awards given during fall faculty meeting

The Florida State University Faculty Senate honored four individuals for their many years of dedicated service to the university during the 2011 Fall Meeting of the General Faculty on Oct. 5. Faculty Senate President Sandra Lewis presented Torch Awards to Maxwell Carraway Jr., Patrick W. "Pat" Hogan, John M. McKay and John E. Thrasher. The […]

FSU president to deliver ‘State of the University’ address at fall faculty meeting

Florida State University President Eric J. Barron will deliver his second State of the University Address at the Fall Meeting of the General Faculty. The meeting, which is open to the public, will take place: WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5 3 P.M. ROOM 208 AUGUSTUS B. TURNBULL III FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE CENTER 555 W. PENSACOLA ST. TALLAHASSEE, […]

FSU rededicates newly renovated Johnston Building

Florida State University President Eric J. Barron rededicated the newly renovated William Johnston Building to the “20th century students who first brought these halls to life” and the “21st century students who will open its doors to the future” during a ceremony held on the evening on Sept. 20. “Today’s William Johnston Building is a […]

FSU’s Army ROTC recruiter named best in nation

The U.S. Army’s Cadet Command has named retired Army Capt. Bob Lovins, Florida State University’s Army ROTC recruiting operations officer, its 2010 Recruiting Operations Officer of the Year. The distinction signifies that under Lovins’ watch, FSU’s Army ROTC program, known as the Seminole Battalion, met its mission to transform Florida State and Tallahassee Community College […]

Florida State ranked among America’s best colleges

Florida State University remains one of the top 50 public universities and continues to offer some of the best undergraduate business programs in the nation, according to rankings released today by U.S. News and World Report for its 2012 edition of “America’s Best Colleges.” Florida State is ranked 46th this year among public “national” universities, […]

Speakers announced for Fall 2011 Faculty Luncheon Series

The Florida State University Faculty Luncheon Series has a long tradition of enlightening attendees with the interesting and relevant insights of a diverse group of speakers. This fall’s lineup will continue and expand that tradition. The theme of the upcoming fall series, “Unity in Diversity — An Academic Community Reflects on the Three Cultures: The […]

FSU professors to study abroad with Fulbright grants

For only the second time in Florida State University’s history, a faculty member has been awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Chair, one of the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. David Whalley, the E.P. Miles Professor and chairman of the Department of Computer Science, was one of only about 40 people in the United […]

Graduate degrees surge as FSU focuses on doctoral education

Tamika Royal-Thomas grew up in a rural and mountainous village in Jamaica in a family that believed in dreams: "My parents always told my brother and sister and me to work hard and achieve and get a good education." After Royal-Thomas and her husband, Omar Thomas, finished their master’s degrees — she earned hers from […]

Actress-alumna Glover wows crowd at 2011 summer commencement

Graduating FSU students appeared more starry-eyed than usual on Aug. 6 as alumna, singer and award-winning actress Montego Glover radiated wit and wisdom in her lead role as Florida State’s 2011 summer commencement speaker. Her advice to the graduates included five "fundamentals" that form what she called the "next-level survival kit" for the world beyond […]

Huckaba named interim dean of FSU College of Arts and Sciences

Sam Huckaba, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida State University, has been named interim dean of the college to succeed Joseph Travis, who has decided to step down in order to devote more time to his research. Florida State University Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Robert […]

Actress, singer Montego Glover to deliver FSU commencement address

Florida State University alumna and award-winning actress Montego Glover, who currently stars in the Tony Award-winning musical “Memphis,” will be the speaker at FSU’s summer commencement ceremony. About 1,200 of more than 2,500 graduating students will participate in the ceremony, which will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6. Florida State President Eric […]